Aug 17, 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.

Siam Bhayro, James Nathan Ford, Dan Levene, and Ortal-Paz Saar, Aramaic Magic Bowls in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin: Descriptive List and Edition of Selected Texts
Reviewed by Peter T. Lanfer

Dave Bland, Proverbs and the Formation of Character
Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Heath D. Dewrell, Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel
Reviewed by Jason R. Tatlock

Heinz-Josef Fabry, ed., The Books of the Twelve Prophets: Minor Prophets—Major Theologies
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Holger Gzella, ed., Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament 16: Aramaic Dictionary
Reviewed by Craig E. Morrison

Stephen Simon Kimondo, The Gospel of Mark and the Roman-Jewish War of 66–70 CE: Jesus’ Story as a Contrast to the Events of the War
Reviewed by Christopher B. Zeichmann

Étienne Nodet, The Hebrew Bible of Josephus: Main Features
Reviewed by Maria Brutti

Anna Rebecca Solevåg, Negotiating the Disabled Body: Representations of Disability in Early Christian Texts
Reviewed by Vien V. Nguyen

Wendel Sun, A New People in Christ: Adam, Israel, and Union with Christ in Romans
Reviewed by Alexander E. Stewart

Armand Puig i Tàrrech, John M. G. Barclay, and Jörg Frey, The Last Years of Paul: Essays from the Tarragona Conference, June 2013
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

Emma Wasserman, Apocalypse as Holy War: Divine Politics and Polemics in the Letters of Paul
Reviewed by Valérie Nicolet

Ruben Zimmermann, Puzzling the Parables of Jesus: Methods and Interpretation
Reviewed by Thomas E. Goud

Aug 16, 2019

New Issue of Tyndale House INK

The third Issue of Tyndale House INK came out recently. There are several articles that might be of interest to Bible students. You can access it here.

Aug 15, 2019

The Red Heifer

Here is an interesting article on a practice mentioned in Numbers 19, the ashes of the red heifer.

Aug 14, 2019

Memory and Ministry

Whether we are trying to remember a Greek paradigm, our sermon outline, or just someone's name, these memory-aid tips might be helpful.

Aug 13, 2019

"Samson" Seal?

A recent article here highlighted a small stone seal stamp dating to the 12th century BC discovered at Beth Shemesh in 2012. The seal purportedly shows a man and a lion in combat and so the suggestion that it might link to the Samson story in Judges 14. While I believe that the story in Judges 14 happened and the geographic location of the find places it in the same general area, The engraved picture on the seal is not clearly (in my opinion) of a man fighting a lion (see the picture from the article below). So this makes the seal's connection to Samson tenuous at best and any implications drawn from that connection to be highly speculative.  

Aug 11, 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.

Craig D. Allert, Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation
Reviewed by Kyle R. Hughes

Mark R. Glanville, Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy
Reviewed by Don C. Benjamin

Pieter B. Hartog, Pesher and Hypomnema: A Comparison of Two Commentary Traditions from the Hellenistic-Roman Period
Reviewed by Peter Porzig

Simon J. Joseph, Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins: New Light on Ancient Texts and Communities
Reviewed by Mary J. Marshall

Isaac Kalimi, Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel
Reviewed by George Nicol

Jean L’Hour, Genèse 2,4b–4,26: Commentaire
Reviewed by Axel Bühler

Tat-siong Benny Liew and Fernando F. Segovia, eds., Colonialism and the Bible: Contemporary Reflections from the Global South
Reviewed by Gregory Thomas Basker

Jocelyne Michel, La poésie à l’oeuvre: Une lecture du Psaume 91
Reviewed by Frédérique Dantonel

Vered Noam, Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature
Reviewed by Daniel Smith

John David Penniman, Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity
Reviewed by Meredith J. C. Warren

Jan Rüggemeier, Poetik der markinischen Christologie: Eine kognitiv-narratologische Exegese
Reviewed by Wayne Coppins

Josef Sykora, The Unfavored: Judah and Saul in the Narratives of Genesis and 1 Samuel
Reviewed by Tony W. Cartledge