Apr 14, 2018

The Latest Issue of the 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.

Cavan W. Concannon
“When You Were Gentiles”: Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence
Reviewed by Love L. Sechrest

James D. Findlay
From Prophet to Priest: The Characterization of Aaron in the Pentateuch
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Stephen Finlan
Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns
Reviewed by Donald Senior

James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, eds.
The First Urban Churches 1: Methodological Foundations
Reviewed by Michelle Christian

Mahri Leonard-Fleckman and Alice L. Laffey
Reviewed by Terry Giles

Kar Yong Lim
Metaphors and Social Identity Formation in Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians
Reviewed by Christopher A. Porter

Benjamin E. Reynolds and Loren T. Stuckenbruck, eds.
The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought
Reviewed by Greg Carey

Saana Svärd
Women and Power in Neo-Assyrian Palaces
Reviewed by Laura Quick

Ian D. Wilson
Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah
Reviewed by Jason Silverman Wilhelm Wrede

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Reviewed by Rob van Houwelingen

Apr 13, 2018

Will the Noahide Laws Still Apply after the Messiah Comes?

You can see an answer to this question from a Jewish perspective here. It might be important to note that the seven (or so) "Noahide Laws or Commandments" are a bit of a misnomer since they are only loosely tied to Noah (cf. Gen 9). So these commandments are really more rabbinic than biblical.

What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology?

A number of archaeologists answer that question here.

Apr 12, 2018

Tenth Blogaversary

Today marks the tenth anniversary of this blog. It all began inauspiciously with this post. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by over the years.

Apr 11, 2018

The Hardening of Pharaoh's Heart

Although I am not sure that the gist of this article is as original as it might seem to suggest, it does offer an interesting discussion on the hardening of Pharaoh's heart in Exodus from a Jewish perspective.

Apr 10, 2018

A Review of New Testament Exegetical Guides

Tim Miller provides a helpful review here of three of the more popular published exegetical guides on the New Testament. He interacts with the Summer Institute of Linguistics' Exegetical Summaries, B&H Academic's Exegetical Guides to the Greek New Testament, and Baylor's Handbook on the Greek New Testament. I am personally a fan of all three resources.

Apr 9, 2018

Latest Issue of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry

The spring 2018 issue of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry published by new Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is available for free here. I have not had to peruse the entire issue but R. Larry Overstreet's article, "Hermenuetical Problem? Homiletical Opportunity!" looks interesting.

Apr 8, 2018

Grace and Hebrews

Henry Neufeld makes the interesting argument here that grace is a "critical key" to understanding the book of Hebrews.