Apr 15, 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.

Richard A. Burridge
Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading
Reviewed by Matthew C. Baldwin

Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann, eds.
1–2 Samuel, 1–2 Kings, 1–2 Chronicles
Reviewed by John Herbst

Jeremy Gabrielson
Paul’s Non-violent Gospel: The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul’s Life and Letters
Reviewed by Thomas P. Nelligan

Robert H. Gundry
Peter: False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew
Reviewed by Marius J. Nel

Matthew Ryan Hauge and Andrew W. Pitts, eds.
Ancient Education and Early Christianity
Reviewed by Alex Damm

Jarmo Kiilunen and Nina Nikki
Alfasta oomegaan: Uuden testamentin kreikan tukipaketti
Reviewed by Paavo Tucker

Kasper Bro Larsen
The Gospel of John as Genre Mosaic
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Gwynned de Looijer
The Qumran Paradigm: Critical Evaluation of Some Foundational Hypotheses in the Construction of the Qumran Sect
Reviewed by Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer

Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis, eds.
A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture’s Story
Reviewed by Lilly (SJ) Nortje-Meyer

Shamir Yona
The Many Faces of Repetition: Basic Patterns of Repetition in Construct-State Expressions in Biblical, Post-biblical and Ancient Eastern Rhetoric [Hebrew]
Reviewed by Jerome A. Lund

Apr 14, 2017

Daniel 9:24-27

Kyle Dillon has an excellent post here on the "Seventy Week" prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. He has summarized and organized quite a bit of material.

Apr 13, 2017

Is Hebrew Behind the World's First Alphabet?

Doug Petrovich thinks so and he explains briefly how and why in this article. This is beyond my expertise so I will await the judgment of others but the proposal is intriguing.

Apr 12, 2017

Ninth Blogaversary

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the beginning of this blog. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by over the years.

Apr 11, 2017

Considering a PhD?

Andy Naselli has some good questions for students considering a PhD to ask here.

Apr 10, 2017

The Pontius Pilate Inscription and the Imperial Cult

Carl Rasmussen has an interesting post here discussing the potential connection between the Pilate Inscription at Caesarea Maritima and a tiberieum dedicated to the imperial cult.

Apr 9, 2017

The Scofield Reference Bible

With the proliferation of study Bibles, it is easy to forget how groundbreaking the Scofield Reference Bible was. And whether you like it or not, it did get many people into the Word of God. So check out the Oxford Blog's nice write-up on the Scofield's 100th anniversary here.