Jan 21, 2017

Joshua's Long Day, Again

This new study dates and explains the sun standing still Joshua 10. The study assumes the solar eclipse explanation. I believe that the dating is wrong and I am doubtful that the eclipse view best explains the event.

Jan 20, 2017

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 E. Balentine
Have You Considered My Servant Job? Understanding the Biblical Archetype of Patience
Reviewed by Jeffery M. Leonard 

Davida H. Charney
Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms
Reviewed by Philippus J. Botha

Bruce Clark
Completing Christ’s Afflictions: Christ, Paul, and the Reconciliation of All Things
Reviewed by Alexander E. Stewart

Sonya Shetty Cronin
Raymond Brown, ‘The Jews,’ and the Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology
Reviewed by R. Alan Culpepper

Christian A. Eberhart
Kultmetaphorik und Christologie: Opfer- und Sühneterminologie im Neuen Testament
Reviewed by Jennifer W. Knust

Ole Jakob Filtvedt
The Identity of God’s People and the Paradox of Hebrews
Reviewed by Nicholas Moore

Christian Frevel
Geschichte Israels
Reviewed by Markus Witte

Dayne S. Kalleres
City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens
Reviewed by Sarah Rollens

Ernest C. Lucas
Proverbs http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10978
Reviewed by Ryan P. O’Dowd

Yoo Hong Min
Die Grundschrift des Ezechielbuches und ihre Botschaft
Reviewed by Sven Petry

Manfred Oeming and Petr Sláma, eds.
A King Like All the Nations? Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Bible and History
Reviewed by Joseph Price

George L. Parsenios
First, Second, and Third John
Reviewed by Jan G. van der Watt

Brian Neil Peterson
John’s Use of Ezekiel: Understanding the Unique Perspective of the Fourth Gospel
Reviewed by Pieter de Vries

Michael Widmer
Standing in the Breach: An Old Testament Theology and Spirituality of Intercessory Prayer
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Jan 19, 2017

Constructive Sermon Critique

David Murray has some good advice for providing constructive sermon critiques here. Although these are more geared to the classroom one could also adapt these for a church setting or even self-evaluation.

Jan 18, 2017

Text-Driven Preaching Conference

Those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area might want to consider attending the Text-Driven Preaching Conference being held at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on March 6-8, 2017. You can access more information here.

Jan 16, 2017

Fake Readers

I have often wondered whether my students actually read their assigned readings but according to this story, some librarians seem to have created fake readers of another kind. Apparently, these readers were created in order to bolster the circulation numbers of some books. I suspect that there is a good sermon illustration here.

Jan 15, 2017

Preparation for Bible Study

Henry Neufeld talks here of the different "contributions" of practices and experiences and not just formal training that helps equip a person for Bible study.

While on the topic of Bible study, one might want to take a look at this website.