Oct 26, 2019

Lessons on Preaching

Craig Schill talks about lessons that he learned about preaching from Dr. John Reed. There is some good stuff here.

Oct 25, 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.

Paul-Alain Beaulieu, A History of Babylon: 2200 BC–AD 75
Reviewed by Rannfrid I. Thelle

Christoph Berner and Harald Samuel, eds., Book-Seams in the Hexateuch I: The Literary Transitions between the Books of Genesis/Exodus and Joshua/Judges
Reviewed by Klaas Spronk

John Goldingay, The First Testament: A New Translation
Reviewed by David G. Firth

Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton, eds., Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts
Reviewed by Leslie Hoppe

John D. Harvey, Romans
Reviewed by William Horst

Leslie Houlden and Antone Minard, eds., Jesus in History, Legend, Scripture, and Tradition: A World Encyclopedia
Reviewed by Zev Garber

Susan E. Hylen, Women in the New Testament World
Reviewed by Colleen Conway

Zhenshuai Jiang, Critical Spatiality in Genesis 1–11
Reviewed by Brandon R. Grafius

Mika S. Pajunen and Jeremy Penner, eds., Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period
Reviewed by Aubrey E. Buster

Cambry G. Pardee, Scribal Harmonization in the Synoptic Gospels
Reviewed by Larry W. Hurtado

Jordan J. Ryan, The Role of the Synagogue in the Aims of Jesus
Reviewed by Donald D. Binder

Annette Schellenberg, Kohelet 

Reviewed by Pieter M. Venter

Oct 24, 2019

Psalm 1 Links

I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 1 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Psalm 1 – The Way of the righteous and the Way of the Ungodly: https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/psalm-1

Commentary on Psalm 1: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1231

Spokane Bible Church: http://www.spokanebiblechurch.com/books/psalm-1

Literary analysis of Psalm 1: http://psalmsstudy.com/psalms-chapter-1/literary-analysis-psalm-1

James Howell: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=694

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps001.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_001.pdf

Craig Blaising: http://preachingsource.com/sermon/swbts-chapel-february-4-2010

Wisdom, Kingdom, Salvation: A Three-Paneled Window into the Psalms (Psalms 1–2): https://davidschrock.com/2017/07/03/wisdom-kingdom-salvation-a-three-paneled-window-into-the-psalms-psalms-1-2 

John Piper, Meditate on the Word of the Lord Day and Night: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/meditate-on-the-word-of-the-lord-day-and-night

Oct 23, 2019

Teaching Ezra

Nancy Guthrie talks to Aaron Messner about it here.

Oct 22, 2019

Free Course on Job

Biblicaltraining.org continues to offer wonderful Bible study resources including a new course on Job taught by Duane Garrett. You can check it out here.

Oct 21, 2019

Significant Words in Jonah

Kie Bowman talks about "important" words in Jonah here. I hope that this comment is not too pedantic but I would suggest that it is better to speak of significant words in Jonah. The actual words in question are rather ordinary but the ways that they are used is significant. In any case, kudos for pointing out what too often goes unmentioned in preaching.