Dec 12, 2015

I. Howard Marshall (1934–2015)

It is being reported that the New Testament scholar I. Howard Marshall has died. You can read more information here.

Hezekiah's Tunnel Video

I am not sure how long this video has been out but it was new to me.

Dec 11, 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.

Deborah Levine Gera
Reviewed by Patricia Ahearne-Kroll

Christopher B. Hays
Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Reviewed by Brad E. Kelle
Reviewed by Victor H. Matthews

Thomas Hieke
Levitikus: Erster Teilband: 1–15 and Levitikus: Zweiter Teilband: 16–27
Reviewed by Erhard S. Gerstenberger

Doohee Lee
Luke-Acts and ‘Tragic History’
Reviewed by Gregory Sterling

Meir Lubetski and Edith Lubetski, eds.
New Inscriptions and Seals Relating to the Biblical World
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Piotr Michalowski
The Correspondence of the Kings of Ur: An Epistolary History of an Ancient Mesopotamian Kingdom
Reviewed by T. Sharlach

J. Brian Peckham
Phoenicia: Episodes and Anecdotes from the Ancient Mediterranean
Reviewed by Josette Elayi

Matthew Thiessen
Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity
Reviewed by James C. Miller
Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Dec 10, 2015

Some Westminster Bookstore Sale Titles

I recently stopped by the Westminster Bookstore website and noted that the following volumes are on sale. 

Paul and Judaism Revisited: A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation by Preston Sprinke – $12 (50% off).

Galatians: Gospel Rooted Living by Todd Wilson – $14.99 (50% off). 

Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms) by Craig Bartholomew – $20 (50% off).

Privilege the Text!: A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching by Abraham Kuruvilla – $18 (50% off).

Daily Life in Biblical Times (Archaeology and Biblical Studies) by Oded Borowski – $7.97 (50% off).

Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set by N. T. Wright – $44.50 (50% off).

The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by James Pritchard – $24.98 (50% off).

Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective by Andreas Kostenberger  – $14.99 (50% off).

Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Galatians by Ben Witherington – $22 (50% off).

New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald Hagner – $25 (50% off).

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms by Daniel Estes – $18 (50% off).

Dec 9, 2015

Two Perspectives on Online Seminary Education

Brett Younger discusses how seminaries are reluctantly selling their souls here. Ron Crawford responds to Younger by discussing how seminaries are forging a future here.

Dec 8, 2015

The Number of Textual Variants in the Greek New Testament

Peter Gurry has a nice post at the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog here on the number of variants  in the Greek New Testament.

Hauerwas on Writing Theology

I found this story interesting: "Stanley Hauerwas tells Wycliffe College how to write a good sentence."

Dec 7, 2015

Two New Biblical Studies Titles

The T & T Clark blog has noted the release of two new titles that might be of interest.

Luke’s Christology of Divine Identity

by Nina Henrichs-Tarasenkova

Nina Henrichs-Tarasenkova employs a narrative approach to establish how Luke binds Jesus' identity to the divine identity of YHWH and concludes that the Lukan narrative does in fact portray Jesus as God, when it shows that Jesus shares YHWH's divine identity. She argues against a long tradition regarding how best to represent Luke's Christology.

The Return of the King: Messianic Expectation in Book V of the Psalter

by Michael K. Snearly 

In this work, Michael Snearly argues that the arrangement of Book V of the Psalter witnesses to a renewed hope in the promises made to David.