Dec 22, 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.

David H. Aaron, Genesis Ideology: Essays on the Uses and Meanings of Stories
Reviewed by Anna Rozonoer

Jeffrey G. Audirsch, The Legislative Themes of Centralization: From Mandate to Demise
Reviewed by Philippe Guillaume

Joel Barker, From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence: A Rhetorical Reading of the Book of Joel
Reviewed by Andrew M. Gilhooley

J. R. C. Cousland, Holy Terror: Jesus in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Reviewed by Christopher A. Frilingos

William G. Dever, Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah
Reviewed by Thomas H. Olbricht

Norman K. Gottwald, Ideology, Class, and the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Nicholas Hardy, Criticism and Confession: The Bible in the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Marjo C. A. Korpel and Lester L. Grabbe, eds., Open-Mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking
Reviewed by Soo J. Kim

Francisco Lozada Jr., Toward a Latino/a Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto

Cynthia Long Westfall and Bryan R. Dyer, eds., The Bible and Social Justice: Old Testament and New Testament Foundations for the Church’s Urgent Call
Reviewed by Michael A. Harbin

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 19, 2018

10 Things You Should Know about Christmas

Andreas Köstenberger talks about them here.

Why Did Paul Mention His Large Handwriting In Galatians?

A fairly extensive interview with Steve Reece here addresses that question and some others as well.

Dec 18, 2018

Online Divinity Degrees

Daniel Wallace has an excellent post here on "Online Divinity Degrees: Two-Dimensional Preparation for a Three-Dimensional World." Wallace is not simply being a Luddite but expresses legitimate concerns related to online education and those preparing for ministry.

Dec 17, 2018

A Couple of Recent Psalms Posts

Claude Mariottini posts on theodicy and Psalm 73 here

William Barrick posts a visual representation of Psalm 150 here.

Dec 16, 2018

Dictionary of Nature Imagery of the Bible

Apparently this online resource has been out for several months and looks to be still be under construction but it could turn out to be a helpful site. 

HT: David Moster via Todd Bolen