Jul 7, 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. 

Garrick V. Allen, The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture Reviewed by Juan Hernández Jr.

Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher, eds., John, Jesus, and History, Volume 3: Glimpses of Jesus through the Johannine Lens
Reviewed by Harold W. Attridge

Drew W. Billings, Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism
Reviewed by Davina C. Lopez

Dylan M. Burns, Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism
Reviewed by Glen Fairen

Micah D. Kiel, Apocalyptic Ecology: The Book of Revelation, the Earth, and the Future
Reviewed by Héctor Martín

Max Kunze, ed., Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: Führer durch die Sammlungen
Reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel

Alan Moss, Proverbs
Reviewed by Bernd U. Schipper

Nele Spiering-Schomborg, Man kann sich nicht entscheiden, als was man geboren wird”: Exodus 1 im Horizont von Intersektionalität und empirischer Bibeldidaktik
Reviewed by Gottfried Adam

Michael E. Stone, Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Angels and Biblical Heroes
Reviewed by Adam Carter Bremer-McCollum

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Ezra-Nehemiah: Israel’s Quest for Identity
Reviewed by Lester Grabbe

Jul 6, 2018

Amillennialism and Revelation 20

Matt Waymeyer has a post here challenging the standard Amillennial approach to Revelation 20.

Jul 5, 2018

Parents and Children in the Old Testament

Claude Mariottini has a helpful post here related to parents and children in the Old Testament and how the godliness (or lack thereof) of the parent is not a reliable indicator of how their children turn out. There is also also a good pastoral word to believing parents whose children are not walking in wisdom or obedience.

Jul 4, 2018

LMLK Seals

Here is a pretty good article on Judean LMLK seals.

Jul 3, 2018

John 2 and the Wedding at Cana

Ian Paul has a helpful post on the wedding of Cana pericope in John 2 here. I hold that a creation motif runs through the account and that the turning of the water to wine is a divine act of creation. On an additional note, during a recent trip to Israel I was able to visit a late Second Temple stoneware factory and found a couple of fragments from stone vessels.

Jul 2, 2018

Free Audio Book of the Month: Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Christianaudio.com is offering John Piper's Reading the Bible Supernaturally as their free audio download for the month of July. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

Jul 1, 2018

Free Logos "Book" for July: Mobile Ed: NT308 The Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts Course

The free Logos "Book" for the Month for May is Craig Evans' The Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts course. You can also purchase Mark Strauss' Introducing Bible Translations course for $9.99 and/or Craig Keener's Critical issues in the Synoptic Gospels course for $19.99 and register to win the four-course Text of the Bible bundle. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.