May 8, 2015

Some Recent Blog Posts on 1 John

Bloggers David Allen and Dennis Wretlind have several posts related to 1 John. 

Allen posts expositional treatments of 1 John 2:16 and 2:18-19, here and here. He is also the author of the volume on the Johannine Epistles in the Preach the Word series edited by Kent Hughes.

Wretlind has posted grammatical diagrams of 1 John 1:1-4, 1:5-10; 2:1-6 and 2:7-11, here, here, here, and here.

May 7, 2015

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below. 

Markus Bockmuehl and Guy G. Stroumsa, eds.
Paradise in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Views
Reviewed by Pieter G. R. de Villiers

Tony Burke, ed.
Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium
Reviewed by James F. McGrath

Andrew R. Davis
Tel Dan in Its Northern Cultic Context
Reviewed by Bob Becking
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

Stephen Finlan
The Family Metaphor in Jesus’ Teaching: Gospel Imagery and Application
Reviewed by Joanna Dewey

Kai Kaniuth, Anne Löhnert, Jared L. Miller, Adelheid Otto, Michael Roaf, and Walther Sallaberger, eds.
Tempel im Alten Orient
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Emma Loosley
The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches
Reviewed by Robert Morehouse

Elvira Martín Contreras and Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos-Zarzosa
Masora: La transmisión de la tradición de la Biblia Hebrea
Reviewed by Amparo Alba Cecilia

Halvor Moxnes
Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism: A New Quest for the Nineteenth Century Historical Jesus
Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Pheme Perkins
First Corinthians
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

May 6, 2015

Tertullian on Acts

Tertullian responding to groups like the Marcionites who rejected the book of Acts gave the following response,
Those who do not accept this volume of Scripture can have nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, for they cannot know whether the Holy Spirit has yet been sent to the disciples; neither can they claim to be the church, since they cannot prove when this body was established or where it was cradled (Prescription against heretics 22).

May 5, 2015

Hurtado on the Christ-Hymns Debate

Larry Hurtado has a great discussion here concerning a recent proposal rejecting Philippians 2:6-11 and Colossians 1:15-20 as examples of early Christ-Hymns. I remain agnostic on the issue and have gone back-and-forth in my own thinking. So I really appreciate Hurtado's balanced and fair approach to the debate.

May 4, 2015

John 2:1-11: The First Sign

Jim Gray has a good discussion on John 2:1-11 here.

May 3, 2015

The New Testament in Bob Dylan Song Titles?

Now for something a bit different, see Kim Fabricius' post, "The New Testament in Bob Dylan Song Titles" here.

HT: Jeff Carter