Jun 9, 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. 

Peter Arzt-Grabner
2. Korinther: Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament
Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus

Jens Gillner
Gericht bei Lukas
Reviewed by Nils Neumann

John Goldingay
Do We Need the New Testament? Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself
Reviewed by Joseph Cathey

Alan T. Levenson
Joseph: Portraits through the Ages
Reviewed by John R. Huddlestun

Benjamin L. Merkle; Andreas J. Köstenberger and Robert W. Yarbrough, eds.
Reviewed by Eric Covington

Steve Moyise
The Old Testament in the New: An Introduction
Reviewed by Edmon L. Gallagher

Todd Penner and Davina C. Lopez
De-introducing the New Testament: Texts, Worlds, Methods, Stories
Reviewed by Juan Hernández Jr.

Anders Runesson
Divine Wrath and Salvation in Matthew: The Narrative World of the First Gospel
Reviewed by David J. Neville

Henrietta L. Wiley and Christian A. Eberhart, eds.
Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement in Early Judaism and Christianity: Constituents and Critique
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still, eds.
The Acts of the Apostles: A Newly Discovered Commentary
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Jun 6, 2018

Route of the Exodus and the Location of Mount Sinai

Ferrell Jenkins has a nice post here which helpfully indexes his articles related to the route of the Exodus and the location of Mount Sinai.

Jun 5, 2018

Abbott and Costello Do 2 Kings 17:4

With apologies to Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First."

Abbott: We're in 2 Kings 17:4. Let's go over the story. Hoshea quit paying tribute to the king of Assyria and sent envoys to Egypt. I forget the King of Egypt's name.

Costello: So. 

Abbott: Huh?

Costello: So.

Abbott: You're right, it's not important, we'll let it go for now.

So, the king of Assyria ...

Costello: So the king of Egypt.

Abbott: I was gonna say the king of Assyria arrested Hoshea.

Costello: That's right.

Abbott: So, the king of Assyria ...

Costello: No, So the king of Egypt.

Abbott: Let me tell the story!

Costello: Well, then, tell it right!

Abbott: Who arrested Hoshea?

Costello: The king of Assyria.

Abbott: Is that so?

Costello: No, that's the king of Egypt.

Abbott: So, the king of Egypt?

Costello: Right.

Abbott: So the king of Egypt arrested Hoshea?

Costello: No, the king of Assyria arrested Hoshea.

Abbott: But you just said the king of Egypt did.

Costello: I didn't say So.

Abbott: Oh, come on! So, the king of Assyria ...

Costello: No, he's the king of Egypt.

Abbott: How do we keep coming back to Egypt?

Costello: You said the king's name.

Abbott: What makes you think I even know his name?

Costello: You said So!

Abbott: I did not!

Costello: I heard you!

Abbott: Let me tell the story!

Costello: Then tell it right!

Credit: Jonathan E Settlemoir

Jun 4, 2018

Paul's Use of Deuteronomy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:9

Interpreters have wrestled with how Paul is using Deuteronomy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:9. Allyson Presswood Nance has created a helpful table surveying a number of the different views. I have made a few minor changes and additions.

Paul’s Use of the OT
Interpreters Supporting This View
Hans Conzelmann
Richard Hays, David Garland, Gordon Fee, Mark Taylor, Ambrosiaster, Jodie and Doug Hatlem, Wolfgang Schrage, David Prior, Craig Blomberg?
invoking context
Richard Hays, Francis Watson
literal recapitulation
Jan Verbruggen, Walter Kaiser, David Instone-Brewer
qal vahomer (lesser to the greater)
David Garland, Mark Taylor, David Instone-Brewer, Chrysostem, Ciampa and Rosner, Verlyn Verbrugge, B. J. Oropeza
sensus plenior (theological)
Joseph Fitzmyer, F. F. Bruce
transcend original context
Anthony Thiselton, Craig Blomberg?
Allyson Presswood Nance, “Paul’s Use of the Old Testament: Critical Issues and Hermeneutical Insights,” (unpublished paper) with some additions