Jan 28, 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.

David Balch
Contested Ethnicities and Images: Studies in Acts and Arts
Reviewed by Eric D. Barreto

Ellen T. Charry
Psalms 1–50: Sighs and Songs of Israel
Reviewed by J. Clinton McCann Jr.

Kevin Corrigan and Tuomas Rasimus, eds.
Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World: Essays in Honour of John D. Turner
Reviewed by Robert Joseph Morehouse

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp
On Biblical Poetry
Reviewed by Benjamin D. Sommer

Tung Chiew Ha
Biblical Narrative Learning: Teaching Adequate Faith in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Akio Ito
Reviewed by Dirk van der Merwe

Teresa Morgan
Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches
Reviewed by Jason A. Myers

Tobias Nicklas
Jews and Christians? Second-Century ‘Christian’ Perspectives on the ‘Parting of the Ways’
Reviewed by Shira L. Lander

Robert H. Stein
Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13
Reviewed by Andrew R. Angel

Lauri Thurén
Parables Unplugged: Reading the Lukan Parables in Their Rhetorical Context
Reviewed by Dieter T. Roth

Jan 27, 2017

Hurtado on the “Conversion” of Paul

Larry Hurtado has a good post here on the “conversion” of Paul. Although Hurtado leaves the question of whether Paul's experience should be understood as a conversion or a call open, I lean toward the conversion side. But I recognize that an awful lot depends on how conversion is defined.

Jan 26, 2017

Writing from an Editor's Perspective

Some points in Anna Pitoniak's article, "What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing" are worth reading and adapting for academic writing and the writing of sermons. 

HT: George Hillman

Jan 25, 2017

Free Ebooks from Brill

Brill is offering a number of free eBooks during Academic Book Week (Monday 23 – Saturday 28). See Brill's offer here. The following two titles have the most relevance to biblical studies.

Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book
Early Christian Manuscripts

Jan 24, 2017

Audio: The Pastor and Biblical Languages

Ray Van Neste and Jason Allen discuss why pastors should study the biblical languages here.

Jan 23, 2017

N. T. Wright on Bible Study

Although this posted a few days ago, N. T. Wright has some interesting and helpful thoughts on Bible study here in case you missed it.

Jan 22, 2017

Bible Usage Survey

The Bible Society has posted the interesting results of their survey of over 3,700 Bible readers mostly from the UK. You can access a PDF of the results here.

HT: Antony Billington