Jul 11, 2015

Facebook and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Facebook users might be interested in Trinity Western University Dead Sea Scrolls Institute relatively new Facebook page. See here.

Jul 10, 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.

Rainer Albertz
Exodus 1–18
Reviewed by William Johnstone

Wolfgang Grunstaudl
Petrus Alexandrinus: Studien zum historischen und theologischen Ort des Zweiten Petrusbriefes
Reviewed by Rob van Houwelingen

Brad E. Kelle, Frank Ritchel Ames, and Jacob L. Wright
Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Reviewed by Kyle H. Keimer
Reviewed by William L. Lyons

Jason T. Lamoreaux
Ritual, Women, and Philippi: Reimagining the Early Philippian Community
Reviewed by Angela Standhartinger

Matthew Lynch
Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Priesthood, and Kingship in Post-exilic Perspective
Reviewed by Michael B. Hundley

Steve Mason and Tom Robinson, eds.
Early Christian Reader
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

Matteo Munari
Il compimento della Torah: Gesù e la Scrittura in Mt 5, 17-48
Reviewed by Andrea Ravasco

Ernest Nicholson
Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora
Reviewed by Jeremy M. Hutton

Eyal Regev
The Hasmoneans: Ideology, Archaeology, Identity
Reviewed by James S. Lee

Clare K. Rothschild, Jens Schröter
The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era
Reviewed by Eve-Marie Becker

Seizo Sekine
Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testament
Reviewed by Walter Moberly

Angela Thomas
Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression: A Comparison of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint
Reviewed by Benjamin M. Austin

Keith W. Whitelam, ed.
Holy Land as Homeland? Models for Constructing the Historic Landscapes of Jesus
Reviewed by Emanuel Pfoh

Jul 9, 2015

Online Education Videos

David Murray has a nice post here listing seven characteristics of the best online education videos.

Jul 8, 2015

Pastor or Professor?

See Michael Kruger's discussion here on whether you should you be a pastor or professor?"

Jul 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.

Bob Becking, ed.
Reflections on the Silence of God: A Discussion with Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor
Reviewed by Ulrich Berges

Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster, eds.
Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues
Reviewed by Janet Everhart

Judy Fentress-Williams
Reviewed by Mary Joan Leith

Bernd Janowski
Arguing with God: A Theological Anthropology of the Psalms
Reviewed by Walter Moberly

John MacGinnis
The Arrows of the Sun: Armed Forces in Sippar in the First Millennium BC
Reviewed by Russell Mack

Amy L. B. Peeler
You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Reviewed by Scott D. Mackie

Jerry L. Sumney
The Bible: An Introduction
Reviewed by Ryan Bonfiglio

Graham H. Twelftree
Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction
Reviewed by Clare K. Rothschild

Geza Vermes
The True Herod
Reviewed by John Painter

Jason A. Whitlark
Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews”
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

Jul 6, 2015

The Message of the Bible in One Sentence

Dane Ortlund has a great post here asking the question, "What's the Message of the Bible in One Sentence?" and then listing answers from "a handful of thoughtful scholars and pastors."

HT: Justin Taylor

Jul 5, 2015

Reverse Etymological Fallacy

Robert Plummer has a nice description and illustration below of the reverse etymological fallacy.