Aug 20, 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.

Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders, eds.
Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature
Reviewed by John J. Collins

Athalya Brenner-Idan, ed.
Discourse, Dialogue, and Debate in the Bible: Essays in Honour of Frank H. Polak
Reviewed by Max Rogland

Rodney J. Decker
Mark 1–8: A Handbook on the Greek Text
Reviewed by J. Andrew Doole

Crispin Fletcher-Louis
Jesus Monotheism: Volume 1: Christological Origins: The Emerging Consensus and Beyond
Reviewed by Larry W. Hurtado

Jonathan I. Griffiths
Hebrews and Divine Speech
Reviewed by Bryan J. Whitfield

George A. Kiraz and Joseph Bali, eds.; Gillian Greenberg and Donald M. Walter, trans.
Ezekiel according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Reviewed by Jerome A. Lund

James M. Leonard
Codex Schøyen 2650: A Middle Egyptian Coptic Witness to the Early Greek Text of Matthew’s Gospel: A Study in Translation Theory, Indigenous Coptic, and New Testament Textual Criticism
Reviewed by Uwe-Karsten Plisch

Michael Lyons
An Introduction to the Study of Ezekiel
Reviewed by J. Michael Thigpen

James R. McConnell Jr.
The topos of Divine Testimony in Luke-Acts
Reviewed by Kyle R. Hughes

Jennifer Houston McNeel
Paul as Infant and Nursing Mother: Metaphor, Rhetoric, and Identity in 1 Thessalonians 2:5–8
Reviewed by Trevor Burke

Ari Mermelstein
Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period
Reviewed by Stewart Moore

J. Richard Middleton
A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
Reviewed by J. P. Davies

Jutta Noetzel
Maleachi, ein Hermeneut
Reviewed by Thomas Hieke

Daniel R. Schwartz
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History
Reviewed by Lester L. Grabbe

Charles Anthony Stewart, Thomas W. Davis, and Annemarie Weyl Carr, eds.
Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: Art and Archaeology from Justinian I to the Coeur de Lion
Reviewed by Young Richard Kim

Aug 19, 2016

The Limitations of Strong’s Concordance for Word Studies

Gary Shogren has a good reminder here of the limited value of using a Strong's Concordance for understanding the meaning of Hebrew or Greek terms. 

Aug 18, 2016

Free Romans Study

Michael Kruger has made handouts and videos from a two-year study of Romans available for free here.

Aug 17, 2016

Advice for Bible College and Seminary Students

Michael Cooper has some good advice for Bible college and seminary students here on how to contribute to one's own education.

Aug 16, 2016

Emailing in an Academic Context

Mark Goodacre has a nice post here on how professors should respond to students' emails and he provides a link to another post here advising students on how to email their professors. Both of these posts are worth reading and I think they might apply, with some modification, to church and ministry contexts as well.

Aug 15, 2016

Plagiarized Commentaries

I was a bit shocked to see this notice from Eerdmans about plagiarism in some fairly well-known commentaries from a scholar whose work I have used and appreciated. At minimum, it is a reminder of how careful one needs to be in documenting one's sources and writing.

2016 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop

The 2016 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop will be held on October 10, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Riley Center of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This year's focus will be the book of Ruth. You can get more information here or register here.

Aug 14, 2016

Jeremiah 13:23

Lee Fields has a good post here on Jeremiah 13:23 and how meaning is not merely grammatical.