Jun 23, 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.

Garwood P. Anderson
Paul’s New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journey
Reviewed by B. J. Oropeza

Kenneth E. Bailey
The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament
Reviewed by Wayne Baxter

Dianne Bergant
A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity
Reviewed by John Painter

Ben C. Blackwell
Christosis: Engaging Paul’s Soteriology with His Patristic Interpreters
Reviewed by Joshua Madden

Jeremiah W. Cataldo
Biblical Terror: Why Law and Restoration in the Bible Depend upon Fear
Reviewed by Shawn J. Kelley

Lisbeth S. Fried
Ezra: A Commentary
Reviewed by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi

T. Christopher Hoklotubbe
Civilized Piety: The Rhetoric of Pietas in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire
Reviewed by Mark Harding

Torsten Jantsch
Frauen, Männer, Engel: Perspektiven zu 1Kor 11,2–16
Reviewed by J. Andrew Doole

Yung Suk Kim
Resurrecting Jesus: The Renewal of New Testament Theology
Reviewed by Joel Stephen Williams

Jon D. Levenson
The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism
Reviewed by J. Michael Thigpen

Kelly D. Liebengood
The Eschatology of 1 Peter: Considering the Influence of Zechariah 9–14
Reviewed by John H. Elliott

Robert Mucha
Der apokalyptische Kaiser: Die Wahrnehmung Domitians in der apokalyptischen Literatur des Frühjudentums und Urchristentums
Reviewed by Russell Morton

James Nogalski
Interpreting Prophetic Literature: Historical and Exegetical Tools for Reading the Prophets
Reviewed by Ryan P. Bonfiglio

Gabrielle Oberhänsli-Widmer and Michael Welker, eds.
Reviewed by Oda Wischmeyer

Richard E. Payne
A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Jason M. Silverman

Andrew E. Steinman
1 Samuel
Reviewed by David G. Firth

Nicole L. Tilford
Sensing World, Sensing Wisdom: The Cognitive Foundation of Biblical Metaphors
Reviewed by JiSeong James Kwon

Dorothy Jean Weaver
The Irony of Power: The Politics of God within Matthew’s Narrative
Reviewed by Glenna S. Jackson

Philip Y. Yoo
Ezra and the Second Wilderness
Reviewed by Roy E. Garton

Otto Zwierlein
Die antihäretischen Evangelienprologe und die Entstehung des Neuen Testaments
Reviewed by Eric Scherbenske

Jun 22, 2018

David and Goliath

Carl Rasmussen has a good post on the geography of the battle between David and Goliath.David and Goliath here.

Jun 21, 2018

A Four-Horned Altar near Tel Shiloh

I was finally able to see the four-horned altar at Givat Harel, near Tel Shiloh today. I don't know that much about it but some information on it can be found here. and here. Unfortunately, the area was not well maintained. 

Jun 19, 2018

Free Revelation PowerPoint

Credo Courses is offering Mark Hitchcock's slides from his Revelation course for free here. Note only the PowerPoint is free.

Jun 18, 2018

Imprecations in Lament Psalms

Gordon Wenham addresses the problem of imprecations within the lament psalms by making the following three points (with some modification).

1. It is surely better to pray for God to punish the wicked than do it yourself.
2. These prayers for God to punish the wicked are expressions of hope in God’s justice.
3. Imprecations can be prayerful expressions of sensitivity for the suffering of fellow Christians.

Wenham, Gordon. The Psalter Reclaimed: Praying and Praising with the Psalms (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 49.