Dec 22, 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. 

Robert Karl Gnuse
The Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Tradition
Reviewed by Philip Y. Yoo

Esther J. Hamori
Women’s Divination in Biblical Literature: Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge
Reviewed by Gerhard Karner

Lanuwabang Jamir
Exclusion and Judgment in Fellowship Meals: The Socio-historical Background of 1 Corinthians 11:17–34
Reviewed by Valeriy Alikin

Yigal Levin
The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah: 2 Chronicles 10–36
Reviewed by Ralph W. Klein

Richard D. Nelson
Judges: A Critical and Rhetorical Commentary
Reviewed by Keith Bodner

Frederick S. Tappenden
Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation
Reviewed by John Granger Cook
Reviewed by Robert H. von Thaden Jr.

James W. Voelz
Mark 1:1–8:26
Reviewed by Hallur Mortensen

Sarah Whittle
Covenant Renewal and the Consecration of the Gentiles in Romans
Reviewed by Ryan Heinsch
Reviewed by Janelle Peters

Dec 21, 2017

Paul on the Road to Assos (Acts 20)

I like the book of Acts and dabble in Bible geography so I enjoyed this post by Carl Rasmussen on Paul's trip to Assos from Troas and his companions trip by sea to Assos (Acts 20:13–14). So good so far. But trying to determine why two different routes were taken is difficult because the text simply does not tell us. But Mark Wilson offers some suggestions that are then challenged and defended in the comments. Good stuff.

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

Biblical Archaeology Related Finds of 2017

Live Science has their list of the most significant biblical archaeology related finds of the year here.