Jan 5, 2019

Growing as a Pastor

Brandon Kelley has some helpful suggestions here.

Jan 4, 2019

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.

Shawn Zelig Aster, Reflections of Empire in Isaiah 1–39: Responses to Assyrian Ideology
Reviewed by John T. Strong

Cavan W. Concannon, Assembling Early Christianity: Trade, Networks, and the Letters of Dionysios of Corinth
Reviewed by Michael K. W. Suh

Gillian Greenberg and Donald Walter, trans.; George A. Kiraz and Joseph Bali, eds., Joshua according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Reviewed by Tawny L. Holm

Sarah Harding, Paul’s Eschatological Anthropology: The Dynamics of Human Transformation
Reviewed by Martine Oldhoff and Peter-Ben Smit

Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson, eds., A History of Biblical Interpretation: Volume 3, The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Larry Hurtado, Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice
Reviewed by Yung Suk Kim

Jeremy M. Hutton and Aaron D. Rubin, eds., Epigraphy, Philology, and the Hebrew Bible: Methodological Perspectives on Philological and Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of Jo Ann Hackett
Reviewed by David J. Sigrist

Amy Kalmanofsky, ed., Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts
Reviewed by Sandie Gravett

Jean-René Moret, Christ, la loi et les alliances: Les lettres aux Hébreux et de Paul; Regards croisés
Reviewed by Denis Fricker

Stanley E. Porter, Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice
Reviewed by Jacob Bullock

Simona Rodan, Aegean Mercenaries in Light of the Bible: Clash of Cultures in the Story of David and Goliath
Reviewed by David A. Bosworth

Barbara J. Sivertsen, The Parting of the Sea: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plagues Shaped the Story of Exodus
Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Jan 3, 2019

The Earthquake of Amos 1:1?

A Haaretz article has an article on it here. Although I was able to view, the following link may put the article behind a paywall.

Jan 2, 2019

Free Audio Book of the Month: Spurgeon's Morning and Evening

Christianaudio.com's free audio book of the month is Charles Spurgeon's classic devotional,Morning and Evening. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

Dec 31, 2018

One Final Biblical Archaeology Top 10 List

Just in time for the end of 2018, Todd Bolen has posted his "Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2018" here. This is not just a list but a compendium of biblical archaeology stuff for 2018. By the way, if you are a Bible preacher or teacher and you are not using Todd's BiblePlaces photos you really owe it to yourself to check them out here. The most recent volumes on  Ruth, Psalm 23, and Persia are currently on sale.

Dec 30, 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.

Penelope Barter and William A. Tooman, eds., Ezekiel: Current Debates and Future Directions
Reviewed by Benjamin Kilchör

Bradley J. Bitner, Paul’s Political Strategy in I Corinthians 1–4: Constitution and Covenant
Reviewed by  Wendell Willis

Michael Carasik, The Bible’s Many Voices
Reviewed by Sandie Gravett

Jione Havea and Peter H. W. Lau, eds., Reading Ruth in Asia
Reviewed by James S. Lee

Christoph Heilig, Hidden Criticism? The Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-imperial Subtext in Paul
Reviewed by David J. Lull

Brad E. Kelle, Telling the Old Testament Story: God’s Mission and God’s People
Reviewed by Jeff Anderson

Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate
Reviewed by Bernhard Lang

Ingeborg Löwisch, Trauma Begets Genealogy: Gender and Memory in Chronicles
Reviewed by Christine Mitchell

Dennis R. MacDonald, The Dionysian Gospel: The Fourth Gospel and Euripides
Reviewed by Tyler Smith

Erica A. Mathieson, Christian Women in the Greek Papyri of Egypt to 400 CE
Reviewed by Benjamin R. Overcash

Mercedes Navarro Puerto and Marinella Perroni, eds., Gospels: Narrative and History
Reviewed by Heather M. Gorman

Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spanò, Chiara Peri, and Jim West, eds., Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors
Reviewed by Ian D. Wilson

John Riches, ed., The New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 4: From 1750 to the Present
Reviewed by John Barton

Michael Rosenberg, Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Michael R. Whitenton

David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright, Ezra and Nehemiah
Reviewed by Bob Becking

Samuli Siikavirta, Baptism and Cognition in Romans 6–8: Paul’s Ethics beyond ‘Indicative’ and ‘Imperative’
Reviewed by Garwood P. Anderson