Feb 8, 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.

Florian Amselgruber, “Ulme stützt Weinstock”: Literalisierung kirchlicher Verkündigung auf der Basis paganer Formen bei Clemens von Alexandrien
Reviewed by Harry O. Maier

Mark J. Boda, Exploring Zechariah, Volume 2: The Development and Role of Biblical Traditions in Zechariah
Reviewed by Jason M. Silverman

Athalya Brenner-Idan, Gale A. Yee, and Archie C. C. Lee, eds., The Five Scrolls
Reviewed by Amy Erickson

John Paul Heil, Luke-Acts: Foundations for Christian Worship
Reviewed by Boris Paschke

Samuel Hildebrandt, Interpreting Quoted Speech in Prophetic Literature: A Study of Jeremiah 2.1–3.5
Reviewed by J. Michael Thigpen

Hillel I. Millgram, Judges and Saviors, Deborah and Samson: Reflections of a World in Chaos
Reviewed by Philippe Guillaume

Song-Mi Suzie Park, Hezekiah and the Dialogue of Memory
Reviewed by Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan

Richard N. Soulen, Defining Jesus: The Earthly, the Biblical, the Historical, and the Real Jesus, and How Not to Confuse Them
Reviewed by Tobias Ålöw

Brian J. Tabb, Suffering in Ancient Worldview: Luke, Seneca, and 4 Maccabees in Dialogue
Reviewed by Timothy A. Brookins

H. G. M. Williamson, Isaiah 6–12: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary 

Reviewed by Patricia K. Tull

Feb 7, 2019

"Going" to Seminary

Here is another post about the advantages of going to seminary, that is, actually physically attending seminary rather than doing a degree online. I personally completed two seminary degrees on campus but have also been involved in online education for nearly thirteen years. While I am grateful that online options are available, I still think that physically attending a seminary is preferable.

Feb 5, 2019

Writing Rules to Disregard?

Benjamin Dreyer talks about three of them here. I am a bit old school so disregarding rules like this can be hard but I am getting better about it.

Feb 4, 2019

"In Remebrance of Me"

In 1 Corinthians 11:24-25, Paul twice quotes the Lord: “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." and “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me” (my bold). But what is meant by remembrance? Robert Martin explains.
"We have touched upon the meaning of 'remembrance,' which contained for the Hebrew mind a dynamic aspect was not simply a mental exercise. The case of the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings xvii, 18) is a good illustration of this dynamic quality. She accuses Elijah of 'recalling' her sin from the past; and the potency of this 'remembering' is seen in the death of her son. To recall, in Biblical thought, means to transport an action which is buried in the past in such a way that its original potency and vitality are not lost but are carried over into the present. 'In remembrance of me,' then, is no bare historical reflection upon the Cross, but a recalling of the crucified and living Christ in such a way that He is personally present in all the fulness and reality of His saving power, and is appropriated by the believers faith."
Robert P. Martin, Worship in the Early Church (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974), 126.

Feb 3, 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.

David Allen, According to the Scriptures: The Death of Christ in the Old Testament and the New
Reviewed by James Hanson

Karlo V. Bordjadze, Darkness Visible: A Study of Isaiah 14:3–23 as Christian Scripture
Reviewed by Paul R. Raabe

Binyamin Y. Goldstein, Michael Segal, and George J. Brooke, eds., Hā-’îsh Mōshe: Studies in Scriptural Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature in Honor of Moshe J. Bernstein
Reviewed by Sandra Jacobs

Alan Kirk, Memory and the Jesus Tradition
Reviewed by Zeba Crook

Tat-siong Benny Liew and Erin Runions, eds., Psychoanalytic Mediations between Marxist and Postcolonial Readings of the Bible
Reviewed by Nasili Vaka'uta

James D. Nogalski, Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets
Reviewed by Julia M. O’Brien

Emerson B. Powery and Rodney S. Sadler Jr., The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved
Reviewed by Christopher R. Hutson

James B. Prothero, Both Judge and Justifier: Biblical Legal Language and the Act of Justifying in Paul
Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Vernon K. Robbins and Jonathan M. Potter, eds., Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian Literature
Reviewed by Elaine M. Wainwright

Susanne Töpfer, Das Balsamierungsritual: Eine (Neu-)Edition der Textkomposition Balsamierungsritual (pBoulaq 3, pLouvre 5158, pDurham 1983.11 + pSt. Petersburg 18128)
Reviewed by John Gee