Feb 16, 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. 

Pancratius C. Beentjes
“With All Your Soul Fear The Lord” (Sir. 7:27): Collected Essays on the Book of Ben Sira II
Reviewed by Oda Wischmeyer

Robert Brody
Mishna and Tosefta Studies
Reviewed by Michael Tilly

Elisa Estévez López
Las mujeres en los orígenes del cristianismo
Reviewed by Efraín Agosto

Craig A. Evans
Jesus and the Remains of His Day: Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Culture
Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Lester L. Grabbe, ed.
The Land of Canaan in the Late Bronze Age
Reviewed by Craig W. Tyson

Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes
The Beginnings of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Brian Janeway
Sea Peoples of the Northern Levant? Aegean Style Ceramic Evidence for the Sea Peoples from Tell Tayinat
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

Vernon K. Robbins, Walter S. Melion, and Roy R. Jeal, eds.
The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images
Reviewed by Davina C. Lopez

Clare K. Rothschild and Trevor W. Thompson, eds.
Galen’s De indolentia
Reviewed by David Wheeler-Reed

Eckart Schmidt
“… das Wort Gottes immer mehr zu lieben”: Joseph Ratzingers Bibelhermeneutik im Kontext der Exegesegeschichte der römisch-katholischen Kirche
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Feb 15, 2018

Using Hebrews as a Model for Preaching

Austin Duncan has a good word here on using Hebrews as a model for our own preaching. One might quibble with his assertion that, "the book of Hebrews is the only letter in the Bible that contains an inspired sermon" since some consider James to also fall into that category but overall there are some good points here.

Feb 13, 2018

An Absurd Reading of Genesis 3

When I first saw this posting I thought it had to be fake news but apparently it is not. This is simply the most absurd reading of Genesis 3 that I have ever seen. The fact that it is made by a so-called rabbi makes it even worse. I thought about not even providing the link but it needs to be seen to be believed. 

HT: Ben Shapiro

Feb 12, 2018

The Authorship of James

Phil Long has a good succinct discussion of the authorship of James here.