Mar 30, 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.

Reviewed by Maria E. Doerfler

Reviewed by Ian Boxall

Reviewed by Brent A. Strawn

Reviewed by Jennifer M. Matheny

Reviewed by Mark W. Bartusch

E. Allen Jones III, John Frederick, John Anthony Dunne, Eric Lewellen, and Janghoon Park, eds., Ecclesia and Ethics: Moral Formation and the Church
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

David L. Mathewson and Elodie Ballantine Emig, Intermediate Greek Grammar: Syntax for Students of the New Testament
Reviewed by Laurent Pinchard

Reviewed by Garrick Allen

Reviewed by Vien V. Nguyen

Carolyn Pressler, Numbers
Reviewed by Christian Frevel

Reviewed by Nicholas A. Elder

Mar 29, 2019

Criticizing with Kindness

This is a good article to read and use especially in grading and book reviews. I have tried to do these suggestions but have often fallen short.
How to compose a successful critical commentary:
  1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
  2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
  3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
  4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.

Mar 28, 2019

Mar 26, 2019

Second Issue of THink

The second issue of THink, the magazine produced by Tyndale House is free for viewing or downloading here. I am most interested in Peter Williams' article, "Reading the Psalms in Hebrew" but the other articles look interesting too.

Mar 25, 2019

Does the Old Testament Alienate the Disabled?

John Piper addresses the issue here. His answer is not exhaustive but I think it is helpful.

Mar 24, 2019

Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy

Christianity Today has an article here by Christopher J. H. Wright on what he identifies as the three horizons of Old Testament prophecy.