Jun 29, 2018

The Portrayal of Nebuchadnezzar in 2 Kings and Jeremiah

Claude Mariottini has a nice post here about the portrayal of Nebuchadnezzar in 2 Kings and Jeremiah.

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.

Johannes Beutler
A Commentary on the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Stephen C. Barton

Christiane Böhm
Die Rezeption der Psalmen in den Qumranschriften, bei Philo von Alexandrien und im Corpus Paulinum
Reviewed by Max Botner

Lisa M. Bowens
An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1–10
Reviewed by Gudrun Nassauer

John Paul Heil
The Gospel of John: Worship for Divine Life Eternal
Reviewed by David Rensberger

Robert D. Holmstedt and John Screnock
Esther: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Reviewed by Ethan C. Jones

Lydia Lee
Mapping Judah’s Fate in Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations
Reviewed by John T. Strong

Eugene E. Lemcio
Soaring with St. John: Flight Paths of the Eagle; A Pedagogical Aid
Reviewed by Jey J. Kanagaraj

D. Eric Lowdermilk
Two Can Play That Game: Manipulation, Counter-manipulation, and Recognition in John 21 through the Eyes of Genesis
Reviewed by Kasper Bro Larsen

Christina Petterson
From Tomb to Text: The Body of Jesus in the Book of John
Reviewed by Alicia D. Myers

Clemens Scholten
Theodoret, De Graecarum affectionum curatione: Heilung der griechischen Krankheiten
Reviewed by Jonathan Douglas Hicks

Susanne Scholz
Introducing the Women’s Hebrew Bible: Feminism, Gender Justice, and the Study of the Old Testament
Reviewed by Laura Quic

Yves Simoens
Homme et femme: De la Genèse à l’Apocalypse
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Tripp

Gary V. Smith
Interpreting the Prophetic Books: An Exegetical Handbook
Reviewed by Patricia K. Tull

Marvin A. Sweeney
The Pentateuch
Reviewed by Eckart Otto

Ben Witherington III
A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Jun 28, 2018

Balaam and Rembrandt

Here is an interesting article on Rembrandt's interpretive depiction of Balaam and the donkey.

Jun 27, 2018

Bibliography on Jews in Acts

Michael Kok has provided a brief but solid bibliography covering scholarly views on how the Jewish community is portrayed in the book of Acts here.

Jun 26, 2018

A Series of Posts on Σκύβαλον

Mike Aubrey posts his complete discussion of σκύβαλον here.

Jun 25, 2018

Recent Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls

There have been a number of recent challenges to the authenticity of at least some of the recently acquired fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls including this one by Kipp Davis.

Jun 24, 2018

Tips for Bible Memorization

Bible memorization is a wonderful and ancient spiritual discipline. Here are five tips to help one do it.