Jul 16, 2016

Origen’s List of New Testament Books

Michael Kruger has a post here pointing to further evidence concerning the authenticity of Origen’s list of New Testament books.

Jul 15, 2016

Free Course: Introduction to the Cultural Background of the Old Testament

Zondervan is offering free three month access to the course "Introduction to the Cultural Background of the Old Testament" taught by John Walton and Andrew Hill. You can check it out and sign up  here.

Logical Fallacies

I found this post on logical fallacies interesting. One could apply these not only to our society in general but also biblical studies. This is why D. A. Carson has a whole chapter on logical fallacies in his book Exegetical Fallacies.

Jul 14, 2016

Increasing or Improving Student Interaction

Steve Snyder has a good discussion here related to increasing or improving class interaction through a better use of questions. Make sure to look at the PDF, "Prompts to Elevate Students' Questioning Skills."

Jul 13, 2016

Are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Only Church Ordinances?

Andy Nasselli has a brief but helpful post here interacting with John Hammett on whether baptism and the Lord’s Supper are only for Churches to practice.

Jul 12, 2016

A Forthcoming Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels

John Carrol's new introduction to Jesus and the Gospels is coming out in October. I don't know much about it, but you can read an excerpt here or visit a website dedicated to the book here. The website was a bit underwhelming to me but the resources are free and maybe there are plans to add to it one the book is published.

Jul 11, 2016

Two Free Resources from Richard Gaffin

In celebrating Richard Gaffin's eightieth birthday, Westminster Theological Seminary is making the following two resources available as free PDFs.

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture: Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary

Issues in New Testament Theology

Jul 10, 2016

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 but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.

Samuel L. Adams
Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea
Reviewed by Benjamin D. Gordon

Nina L. Collins
Jesus, the Sabbath and the Jewish Debate: Healing on the Sabbath in the 1st and 2nd Centuries CE
Reviewed by Matthew Thiessen

Martin Fuß
Die Konstruktion der Heiligen Stadt Jerusalem: Der Umgang mit Jerusalem in Judentum, Christentum und Islam
Reviewed by Ronald D. Witherup

Gösta Gabriel
Enuma eliš: Weg zu einer globalen Weltordnung
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Steven Grabiner
Revelation’s Hymns: Commentary on the Cosmic Conflict
Reviewed by Peter S. Perry

Micah D. Kiel
The “Whole Truth”: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit
Reviewed by Robert J. Littman

Bruce W. Longenecker and Mikeal C. Parsons, eds.
Beyond Bultmann: Reckoning a New Testament Theology
Reviewed by Matthew V. Novenson

Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni
Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: Vol. 1 Dossiers 1–10: 401 Commodity Chits
Reviewed by Siam Bhayro

Frederik Poulsen
God, His Servant, and the Nations in Isaiah 42:1–9: Biblical Theological Reflections after Brevard S. Childs and Hans Hübner
Reviewed by Karl William Weyde

Marion Ann Taylor, ed.; Agnes Choi, associate ed.
Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide
Reviewed by Alice A. Keefe
Reviewed by Nancy Tan

Chris Tilling, ed.
Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul: Reflections on the Work of Douglas Campbell
Reviewed by David Johnston

Samuel Tongue
Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting: Interpretative Struggles over Genesis 32:22–32
Reviewed by Anthony C. Swindell

Terrance Randall Wardlaw
Elohim within the Psalms: Petitioning the Creator to Order Chaos in Oral-Derived Literature
Reviewed by John S. Kselman

Steve A. Wiggins
Weathering the Psalms: A Meteorotheological Survey
Reviewed by Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford