May 23, 2015

Can Technology Make You a Better Christian?

David Murray apparently thinks so. You can read his explanation in an article from the latest issue of Christian Computing here (or here if you just want to read David's article)

May 22, 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. 

Susanna Drake
Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts
Reviewed by Sara R. Johnson

Rubén R. Dupertuis and Todd Penner, eds.
Engaging Early Christian History: Reading Acts In The Second Century
Reviewed by Christopher Stroup

Susan Gillingham
A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Reviewed by Janis Jaynes Quesada

Marvin J. Heller
Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book
Reviewed by Ryan Korstange

Antoon Schoors
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C.E.
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

Thomas B. Slater
Reviewed by Corneliu Constantineanu
Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Francis Watson
Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective
Reviewed by Ken Olson
Reviewed by Peter-Ben Smit

Vincent L. Wimbush, with Lalruatkima and Melissa Renee Reid, eds.
MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference
Reviewed by Francisco Lozada Jr.

May 21, 2015

The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts

I recently won a copy of a new volume entitled, The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts. This looks to be an interesting
read. Here is the publisher's description.
This substantial, reliable introduction examines the character and purpose of Luke and Acts and provides a thorough yet economical treatment of Luke's social, historical, and literary context. Karl Allen Kuhn presents Luke's narrative as a "kingdom story" that both announces the arrival of God's reign in Jesus and describes the ministry of the early church, revealing the character of the kingdom as dramatically at odds with the kingdom of Rome. Kuhn explores the background, literary features, plotting, and themes of Luke and Acts but also offers significant, fresh insights into the persuasive force of Luke's impressively crafted and rhetorically charged narrative.
You can read an excerpt here.

May 20, 2015

Issues in Pauline Studies

Those interested in Pauline studies might want to check out the Spring 2015 issue of the Criswell Theological Review. You can read more about the contents of the issue here.

May 19, 2015

Learning German for Biblical and Theological Studies

Noah Kelley has a helpful blog post entitled, "Resources for Learning German for Biblical/Theological Studies" here.

May 18, 2015

Whose Eyes in Zechariah 9:1?

Lee Fields has a good discussion here related to translating Zechariah 9:1, in particular the owner of the "eyes."

May 17, 2015

Why is Jerusalem called Jerusalem?

Haaretz has an interesting article here discussing how Jerusalem came to be called Jerusalem. I was able to read the article but it may be behind a pay wall depending on how you access it.