Oct 27, 2018

Asbury Journal 73, 2

The latest volume of the Asbury Journal is available as afree PDF download.This issue focuses on Brent A. Strawn’s recent book, The Old Testament is Dying but there are other articles as well. You can access the entire journal here.

HT: Antony Billington

Oct 25, 2018

Older Jewish and Christian Commentaries

This is an interesting article concerning similarities between older Jewish and Christian commentaries.

Oct 24, 2018

The Rejection of Saul

I meant to post this earlier, but Claude Mariottini has an interesting set of posts here and here on the rejection of Saul.

Oct 23, 2018

Searching for the Historical King David Video, Again

About two weeks ago, I posted a video here of Yosef Garfinkel's recent presentation, "Searching for the Historical King David: Excavating Kh. Qeiyafa and Kh. al-Ra'i," made at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can find another version of the presentation given a few days later at the Lanier Theological Library. This one features a different Q&A.

Oct 22, 2018

Using Grading Rubrics

I don't get many grade appeals from students. Maybe this is because I use grading rubrics, a practice that I adopted from some of my professors in seminary. This article suggests that using rubrics might be helpful if or when students make grade appeals. I actually think the main advantage of grading rubrics are that they provide some clarity and specificity to the expectations for a given assignment.

Oct 21, 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.

A. Graeme Auld, Life in Kings: Reshaping the Royal Story in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Tony Cartledge

David A. Bosworth, Infant Weeping in Akkadian, Hebrew, and Greek Literature
Reviewed by Kristine Garroway

Sherri Brown and Christopher W. Skinner, eds., Johannine Ethics: The Moral World of the Gospel and Epistles of John
Reviewed by Peter J. Judge

Stephen J. Chester, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Cockrell

Dorothea Erbele-Küster, Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15
Reviewed by Yitzhaq Feder

Philip F. Esler, God’s Court and Courtiers in the Book of the Watchers: Re-interpreting Heaven in 1 Enoch 1–36
Reviewed by David R. Jackson

Igal German, The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis
Reviewed by Shawna Dolansky

Matthias Henze, Mind the Gap: How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus
Reviewed by Cynthia R. Chapman

Robert Brian Lewis, Paul’s ‘Spirit of Adoption’ in Its Roman Imperial Context
Reviewed by James N. Hoke

Dennis R. MacDonald, Luke and Vergil: Imitations of Classical Greek Literature
Reviewed by Alexander P. Thompson

Heidi Marx-Wolf, Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E. Reviewed by David Kneip

Eleni Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri
Reviewed by Pieter W. van der Horst

Douglas Petrovich, The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-consonantal Script
Reviewed by David A. Falk

R. Alan Streett, Caesar and the Sacrament: Baptism: A Rite of Resistance
Reviewed by Wes Howard-Brook