Jan 27, 2018

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. 

Mira Balberg
Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
Reviewed by Lennart Lehmhaus

John T. Carroll
Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction
Reviewed by David J. Neville

Mordechai Cogan
The Raging Torrent
Reviewed by Krzysztof J. Baranowski

Elaine T. James
Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place
Reviewed by Stephen C. Russell

M. David Litwa
Refutation of All Heresies
Reviewed by Augusto Cosentino

Sara J. Milstein
Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature
Reviewed by JiSeong Kwon

James J. O’Donnell
Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
Reviewed by Michael F. Bird

Kenneth A. Ristau
Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian-Period Prophetic Perspective
Reviewed by Sean Burt

Marcel Sigrist and Kevin Stephens, eds.
In Memoriam John Strugnell: Four Studies
Reviewed by Andrea Ravasco

Peter-Ben Smit
From Canonical Criticism to Ecumenical Exegesis? A Study in Biblical Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Joel B. Green

Jan 26, 2018

Matthew 10:21 and Malachi 4:6.

Abram K-J has an interesting post here on whether Jesus' words recorded in Matthew 10:21 which seem allude to Malachi 4:6 follow the MT (3:24) or LXX (3:23).

Translating New Testament Slavery Texts

Philip Jenkins discusses the challenges related to translating slavery texts in the New Testament here.

Jan 25, 2018

Vlach on Psalm 8 in the New Testament

Michael Vlach discusses the use of Psalm 8 in the New Testament here.

Jan 24, 2018

The Place of Trumpeting Inscription

Leen Ritmeyer has an interesting post here on the "place of trumpeting" inscription found in the southern Temple Mount excavations. One point that I found intriguing was Leen's suggestion that the inscription may have been Broken inadvertently by Charles Warren in 1867.

Jan 22, 2018

Jan 21, 2018

Mission as the Staring Point for the Theology of the Pastorals?

Andreas Köstenberger in this post suggests that "mission" might be the best starting point for the theology of the Pastorals. I'm not sure I agree but it is interesting.