Dec 9, 2017

For the Bibliophiles

Jessica Stillman reminds us "Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read" here.

Dec 8, 2017

Favorite Biblical Studies Books of 2017

Josh Philpot has the first favorite biblical studies books of 2017 list that I have seen so far here.

Dec 7, 2017

The Genealogy of Jesus

Michael Kok has a collection of links related to Jesus' genealogies in Matthew and Luke here.

Dec 5, 2017

First Apocalypse of James

Apparently, a 1500-year old copy of the First Apocalypse of James has been found in the Egypt Exploration Society's archives at Oxford. This text is part of the larger Gnostic Nag Hammadi library. Here is one of several articles out there.

Dec 4, 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. 

Darrell Bock
Reviewed by Earl S. Johnson Jr.

John H. Elliott
Beware the Evil Eye: The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World, volume 3: The Bible and Related Sources
Reviewed by Nicole Tilford

Peeter Espak
The God Enki in Sumerian Royal Ideology and Mythology
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Duane A. Garrett
A Commentary on Exodus
Reviewed by Pieter de Vries

Raimo Hakola, Jutta Maria Jokiranta, and Samuel Byrskog, eds.
Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Reviewed by Jonathan Draper

J. Gordon McConville
Being Human in God’s World: An Old Testament Theology of Humanity
Reviewed by Andrea Saner

Brian Neil Peterson
John’s Use of Ezekiel: Understanding the Unique Perspective of the Fourth Gospel
Reviewed by William Rogan

Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams, eds.
Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, volume 1: Prevailing Methods before 1980; volume 2: Prevailing Methods after 1980
Volume 1 reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Volumes 1 and 2 reviewed by Thomas H. Olbricht

Michael Vicko Zolondek
We Have Found the Messiah: How the Disciples Help Us Answer the Davidic Messianic Question
Reviewed by David S. Ritsema