May 5, 2018

The 12 "Most Effective" Preachers

An article in Christianity Today lists them here. The list is based on survey conducted by Truett Theological Seminary.

May 4, 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.

Ionel Ababi
Natan et la succession de David: Une étude synchronique de 2 Samuel 7 et 12 et 1 Rois 1
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Andrea Albertin
Il caso dei deboli e dei forti: Rm 14,1–15,13 come esemplificazione di vita etica alla luce della giustificazione per la fede
Reviewed by R. Gregory Jenks

Joshua A. Berman
Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism
Reviewed by Brandon Grafius

Mark J. Boda
Exploring Zechariah, Volume 1: The Development of Zechariah and Its Role within the Twelve
Reviewed by Göran Eidevall

Derek R. Brown
The God of This Age: Satan in the Churches and Letters of the Apostle Paul
Reviewed by Tom de Bruin

Corinne Egasse
Le lavement des pieds: Recherches sur une pratique négligée
Reviewed by Susana de Sola Funsten

Daniel M. Gurtner, Grant Macaskill, and Jonathan T. Pennington, eds.
In the Fullness of Time: Essays on Christology, Creation, and Eschatology
Reviewed by Chris Kugler

Mirko Pozzobon
La Peshitta del Secondo Libro di Samuele
Reviewed by Jerome A. Lund

Joy A. Schroeder, trans. and ed.
The Book of Jeremiah
Reviewed by Shelley Birdsong

Robert Seesengood
Philemon: Imagination, Labor, and Love
Reviewed by Roy R. Jeal

Elsa Tamez, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Claire Miller Colombo, and Alicia J. Batten
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
Reviewed by Julia Lambert Fogg

Margaret Wesley
Son of Mary: The Family of Jesus and the Community of Faith in the Fourth Gospel
Reviewed by Dorothy A. Lee

Markus Witte and Jan C. Gertz, eds.
Hermeneutik des Alten Testaments
Reviewed by Bob Becking

May 3, 2018

The Ten Plagues in Exodus

The Zondervan blog has a good post on the ten plagues in Exodus here. The article is supplemented with several helpful tables.

May 2, 2018

Free Audio Book of the Month: Jonathan Edwards: America's Genius is offering Christian George's Jonathan Edwards: America's Genius as their free audio download for the month of May. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

May 1, 2018

Free Logos Book for May: Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews

The free Logos Book for the Month for May is Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. You can also purchase Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul for $1.99 and/or A Commentary on Judges and Ruth for $9.99. While you are at it, you can register for a chance to win the five-volume Kregel Charts of the Bible and Theology. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Apr 30, 2018

Free Loeb Classical Volumes

Back in 2010 I noted here that some of older (i.e. out of copyright) volumes of the Loeb Classical Library were available as free downloads. I updated that list here in 2012. Now apparently we have an even newer list here.

HT: Mark Hoffman

Apr 29, 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. 

Susan I. Bubbers
A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings
Reviewed by Richard S. Briggs

Rhonda G. Crutcher
That He Might Be Revealed: Water Imagery and the Identity of Jesus in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Dorothy A. Lee

Eric M. Vanden Eykel
“But Their Faces Were All Looking Up”: Author and Reader in the Protoevangelium of James
Reviewed by Joseph Azize

J. R. Daniel Kirk
A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels
Reviewed by Derek Tovey

Manoja Kumar Korada
The Rationale for Aniconism in the Old Testament: A Study of Select Texts
Reviewed by Nathan Macdonald

Joseph McDonal
Exploring Moral Injury in Sacred Texts
Reviewed by Joel Stephen Williams

Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden
Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Reviewed by Beth M. Stovell

Richard I. Pervo
The Acts of John
Reviewed by R. Alan Culpepper

Kandy Queen-Sutherland
Ruth and Esther
Reviewed by Peter H. W. Lau
Reviewed by Jeanette Mathews

Thomas Bowie Slater, ed.
Afrocentric Interpretations of Jesus and the Gospel Tradition: Things Black Scholars See That White Scholars Overlook
Reviewed by John W. Fadden

Robert S. Snow
Daniel’s Son of Man in Mark: A Redefinition of the Jerusalem Temple and the Formation of a New Covenant Community
Reviewed by Max Botner

Richard N. Soulen
Defining Jesus: The Earthly, the Biblical, the Historical, and the Real Jesus, and How Not to Confuse Them
Reviewed by Glen Fairen

Gillian Townsley
The Straight Mind in Corinth: Queer Readings across 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
Reviewed by Joseph A. Marchal

Gary Yamasaki
Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblical Narrative
Reviewed by Reina-Marie Loader