Oct 13, 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. 

Christian Blumenthal
Gott im Markusevangelium: Wort und Gegenwart Gottes bei Markus
Reviewed by Steffen Jöris

James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg, eds.
“Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?”: Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives
Reviewed by Pieter de Vries

Jonathan Klawans
Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism
Reviewed by Phillip Michael Sherman

M. David Litwa
Refutation of All Heresies
Reviewed by Simon Gathercole

Marvin Lloyd Miller
Performances of Ancient Jewish Letters: From Elephantine to MMT
Reviewed by Jason M. Silverman

Eric C. Smith
Foucault’s Heterotopia in Christian Catacombs: Constructing Spaces and Symbols in Ancient Rome
Reviewed by Valérie Nicolet

Oct 12, 2017

Mounce on Learning Greek

Bill Mounce offers nine tips here to help in learning biblical Greek.

Oct 11, 2017

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Again

I recently posted about the recently renewed interest in the text-critical issue involving 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (see here). Richard Fellows has now posted on the issue and questions Payne's measurements of the bars in Vaticanus. I wont take the time to explain it further, but this is wonderful Bible nerd stuff and encourage you to check it out here.

Oct 10, 2017

The Photo Companion to the Bible

I have long touted the resources produced by Todd Bolen and BiblePlaces. This post shows one reason why the Photo Companion to the Bible is such a valuable resource to the teacher, preacher, or student. The labeling in this resource is a frustration-reducing time-saver. Even seasoned Bible students have a hard time identifying places and features of biblically related sites. You can do your own time-consuming research by examining numerous other resources but with the Photo Companion it is already done for you by someone who is well-versed in biblical geography.

Online Resources for 2 Peter

Michael Kok has a list of online resources for 2 Peter here.

Oct 8, 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. 

Mark G. Brett
Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World
Reviewed by Mark R. Glanville

Timothy D. Finlay and William Yarchin, eds.
The Genre of Biblical Commentary: Essays in Honor of John E. Hartley on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday
Reviewed by Jeremy Schipper

Mark Grundeken and Joseph Verheyden, eds.
Early Christian Communities between Ideal and Reality
Reviewed by Matthijs den Dulk

Philip Harland, ed.
Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary: II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor
Reviewed by D. Clint Burnett

Reinhard G. Kratz
The Prophets of Israel
Reviewed by Nathan Mastnjak

Lee Martin McDonald
The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction
Reviewed by Matthew C. Baldwin

Eva Mroczek
The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity
Reviewed by Matthew V. Novenson

Vernon K. Robbins, Robert H. von Thaden Jr., and Bart B. Bruehler, eds.
Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Reader
Reviewed by Greg Carey

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
1 Peter: Reading against the Grain
Reviewed by Andrew Mbuvi

Carla Swafford Works
The Church in the Wilderness: Paul’s Use of Exodus Traditions in 1 Corinthians
Reviewed by Glenn Snyder