Feb 10, 2018

More Effective Storytelling

Inc. has a brief but helpful article here on telling more effective stories.

Feb 9, 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. 

Brendon C. Benz
The Land before the Kingdom of Israel: A History of the Southern Levant and the People Who Populated It
Reviewed by Emanuel Pfoh

Robert Chazan
From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism: Ancient and Medieval Christian Constructions of Jewish History
Reviewed by Paula Fredriksen

Michelle Fletcher
Reading Revelation as Pastiche
Reviewed by Alison Jack

Jörg Frey and Benjamin Schliesser, eds.
Der Philipperbrief des Paulus in der hellenistisch-römischen Welt
Reviewed by Julien M. Ogereau

Steven C. Hallam
Basics of Classical Syriac: Complete Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon
Reviewed by Daniel King

Craig S. Keener
The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking
Reviewed by Devin L. White

Saul M. Olyan
Friendship in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Jan Dietrich

Stanley E. Porter
Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice
Reviewed by Hector Obed Martin Fuentes

Dirk Rohmann
Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission
Reviewed by Evgenia Moiseeva

Steven Tuell
Reading Nahum–Malachi: A Literary and Theological Commentary
Reviewed by Jason LeCureux

Feb 8, 2018

Two Biblical Geography Resources.

Mark Hoffman has a helpful and up-to-date survey of Bible atlases here. And John Beck has a website with a number of resources here.

Feb 7, 2018

The Late Bronze Age Chronology at Tel Gezer

I had the opportunity last summer to play a very small part in Lyndelle Webster's project noted here. I am thankful to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for helping me have that opportunity. Here is a picture of me trying to find some of the small seeds to be used in the radiocarbon dating.