May 4, 2019

Online Medieval Psalms Commentaries

Willem-Jan de Wit has compiled a helpful list of online Medieval Psalms commentaries on here.

May 3, 2019

Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019)

Justin Taylor has noted the death of Warren Wiersbe. I never met the man personally but have used and benefited from his many books. While his commentaries were usually more devotional than exegetical, I often appreciated Wiersbe's clarity, pastoral insights, and ability to turn a phrase.

May 2, 2019

Scholars Now Believe Job's Friends Were First-Year Seminary Students

I know that The Babylon Bee is satire but this is funny and sadly might not be to far off the mark.

May 1, 2019

Free Logos Book for May: ICC on the Pastoral Epistles

The free Logos Book for the Month for May is I. Howard Marshall's Pastoral Epistles in the ICC series You can also purchase C. K. Barrett's two ICC volumes on Acts  for $1.99 and $2.99. While you are at it, register for a chance win the eight-volume Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Apr 30, 2019

Today Only Deal on the Esther Photo Companion

I am hoping to do a more complete write up on the two newest BiblePlaces Photo Companion resources on Esther and Daniel but they are offering a one day deal/steal on the Esther volume: 700 slides for $34. Use this link

Apr 29, 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.

Bill T. Arnold and Brent A. Strawn, eds., The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East
Reviewed by David G. Firth

Angelika Berlejung, Aren M. Maeir, and Andreas Schüle, eds., Wandering Arameans: Arameans outside Syria: Textual and Archaeological Perspectives
Reviewed by Shuichi Hasegawa

Soon Bong Choi, Jin Ki Hwang, and Max J. Lee, eds., Fire in My Soul: Essays on Pauline Soteriology and the Gospels in Honor of Seyoon Kim
Reviewed by Yongbom Lee

Anne Hege Grung, Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, and Anna Rebecca Solevåg, eds., Bodies, Borders, Believers: Ancient Texts and Present Conversations: Essays in Honor of Turid Karlsen Seim on Her 70th Birthday
Reviewed by F. Scott Spencer

Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff, and Emma Wasserman, eds., Pedagogy in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

Nestor Kavvadas, Ephraem der Syrer und Basilios der Große, Justinian und Edessa: Die Begegnung griescher und syrischer Traditionsautorität in der Ephraemvita und der miaphysitisch-chalkedonische Konflikt
Reviewed by David Kiger

Judith Krawelitzki, Gottes Macht im Psalter
Reviewed by Áron Németh

Dennis R. MacDonald, The Gospels and Homer: Imitations of Greek Epic in Mark and Luke-Acts
Reviewed by Matthew S. Collins

Thierry Murica, Marie appelée la Magdaléenne: Entre traditions et histoire (Ier–VIIIe siècle)
Reviewed by Valérie Nicolet

Andreas Schüle, Theology from the Beginning: Essays on the Primeval History and Its Canonical Context
Reviewed by David T. Tsumura

Todd A. Wilson and Paul R. House, eds., The Crucified Apostle: Essays on Peter and Paul
Reviewed by James W. Thompson

Christopher Zoccali, Reading Philippians after Supersessionism: Jews, Gentiles, and Covenant Identity Reviewed by Gregory E. Lamb

Apr 28, 2019

Puritan Preaching

David Allen has an interesting post here regarding David Larsen on puritan preaching. There is much to peruse here but I was struck by this part.
It is not difficult to rhapsodize on puritan preaching. The average puritan in a lifetime would hear 7000 sermons involving 15000 hours of concentrated attention. These sermons were strong on application, which the puritans called “uses.” Richard Baxter had 66 uses enumerated in one sermon. He had two hours to preach, of course. John Owen had a section of uses with 150 observations at end of a particular sermon.