Sep 24, 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 Draper and Clayton Jefford, eds.
The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity
Reviewed by John S. Kloppenborg
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

Ruth Edwards
Discovering John: Content, Interpretation, Reception
Reviewed by Karoline M. Lewis

Timo Eskola
Beyond Biblical Theology: Sacralized Culturalism in Heikki Räisänen’s Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Michael F. Bird

Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson, eds.
Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: Ruminations
Reviewed by Antonios Finitsis
Reviewed by T. M. Lemos

Alex Jassen
Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Reviewed by Ian Werrett

Burkhart Kienast
Das altassyrische Eherecht: Eine Urkundenlehr
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Susan Niditch
The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
Reviewed by Carol Newsom

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Empowering Memory and Movement: Thinking and Working across Borders
Reviewed by Barbara E. Reid, O.P.

Sep 23, 2016

Andy Stanley and the Bible

Andy Stanley recently preached a message that seemed to minimize the value of the Bible in the Christian faith (see here). In think that two posts here and here provide some of the better responses to Stanley.

Sep 22, 2016

Preaching Old Testament Narratives and 2 Samuel 19

David Murray shares Dale Van Dyke's advice on preaching Old Testament narratives here. And Jesse Johnson has some helpful thoughts here on true and false repentance in 2 Samuel 19.

What Should You Call Your Professor?

Andrea Eidinger has a great post here answering that question and she also has this great flowchart.

HT: Mike Burer

Sep 21, 2016

Scroll Fragment of Leviticus

See this New York Times article on a charred fragment containing the first two chapters of Leviticus. The scroll was read using a new computer imaging program. This scroll was found in 1970 and has been dated by Ada Yardeni and Emanuel Tov to the first century AD.

Plagiarism, O'Brien, and Preaching

Colin Adam's post, "Preachers, Plagiarism and What to Do with My Peter O’Brien Commentaries" is worth reading, especially his advice on staying on the right side of the line.

Sep 20, 2016

Balancing the Biblical Languages

Todd Chipman has some sound advice on striking the right balance in using the biblical languages here.

Sep 19, 2016

New Group for Reading Aramaic and Syriac

Those interested in reading Aramaic and Syriac might be interested in this forthcoming Facebook group. The fun starts on October 16. For more information see this blog post.

Sep 18, 2016

Lot's Actions in Genesis 19

George Athas has an interesting take on Lot's actions in Genesis 19. You can access his blog post with a link to his article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures here.