Oct 29, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

National Geographic has an interesting story here on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the likely place of the death and burial of Christ. Ongoing renovations and repairs are exposing parts of the tomb which are not normally seen.

Oct 27, 2016

Properly Formatting Titles

I know that formatting issues are not of interest to everyone. But some might be interested in this post from the SBL Handbook of Style blog on how to properly format titles from books to blogs. 

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.

G. K. Beale, with David H. Campbell
Revelation: A Shorter Commentary
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10185
Reviewed by Paul B. Duff
Reviewed by Andrew Guffey

Russell W. Dalton
Children’s Bibles in America: A Reception History of the Story of Noah’s Ark in US Children’s Bibles
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11010
Reviewed by Gottfried Adam

Eric Eve
Behind the Gospels: Understanding the Oral Tradition
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9907
Reviewed by Jonathan M. Potter

G. Scott Gleaves
Did Jesus Speak Greek? The Emerging Evidence of Greek Dominance in First-Century Palestine
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10449
Reviewed by Hughson T. Ong

Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad, eds.
“Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9570
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Magdalena Maczynska
The Gospel according to the Novelist: Religious Scripture and Contemporary Fiction
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10734
Reviewed by Scott S. Elliott

Roland Meynet
Les huit psaumes acrostiches alphabétiques
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10700
Reviewed by Paul Sanders

Peter Nagel
Codex apocryphus gnosticus Novi Testamenti: Evangelien und Apostelgeschichten aus den Schriften von Nag Hammadi und verwandten Kodizes. Koptisch und deutsch
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9894
Reviewed by Simon Gathercole

Julien Ogereau
Paul’s Koinonia with the Philippians: A Socio-historical Investigation of a Pauline Economic Partnership
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10376
Reviewed by David E. Briones

Annick Payne
Hieroglyphic Luwian: An Introduction with Original Texts
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10476
Reviewed by Alice Mouton

Dieter T. Roth, Ruben Zimmermann, and Michael Labahn, eds.
Metaphor, Narrative, and Parables in Q
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9848
Reviewed by Joshua L. Mann

Michele Renee Salzman, with Michael Roberts
The Letters of Symmachus: Book 1
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=8377
Reviewed by Timothy Pettipiece

Emanuel Tov
The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10765
Reviewed by Leonard J. Greenspoon

Elizabeth B. Tracy
See Me! Hear Me! Divine/Human Relational Dialogue in Genesis
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10695
Reviewed by Karolien Vermeulen

James W. Watts, ed.
Iconic Books and Texts
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10635
Reviewed by Ryan P. Bonfiglio

Oct 26, 2016

The Hebrew Papyrus Mentioning Jerusalem

A few days ago I posted on an ancient papyrus which contains the word “Yerushalma” (possibly meaning “to Jerusalem”). Today, two of my favorite bloggers have posts containing additional information on this manuscript here and here.

What Will People Say at Your Funeral?

Gary Ledbetter has some thoughts here.

Oct 25, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

Reading of the Gospels

George Guthrie discusses 6 ways to transform your reading of the Gospels here.

Oct 23, 2016

Vary Your Illustrations

Peter Mead reminds us to do just that here.