Nov 2, 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 M. Allen, The Historical Character of Jesus: Canonical Insights from Outside the Gospels
Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Tayfun Bilgin, Officials and Administration in the Hittite World
Reviewed by Amir Gilan

Jeffrey M. Cohen, The Book of Psalms: Poetry in Poetry
Reviewed by Steven Bishop

Devorah Dimant, From Enoch to Tobit: Collected Studies in Ancient Jewish Literature
Reviewed by Archie T. Wright

Jörg Frey, The Glory of the Crucified One: Christology and Theology in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by R. Alan Culpepper

Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Growing Up in Ancient Israel: Children in Material Culture and Biblical Texts
Reviewed by Shawn W. Flynn

Martin Karrer, Johannesoffenbarung, Teilband 1: Offb 1,1–5,14
Reviewed by Russell Morton

Mark D. Nanos, Reading Romans within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, Volume 2
Reviewed by Kyle B. Wells

Michael D. Rasmussen, Conceptualizing Distress in the Psalms: A Form-Critical and Cognitive Semantic Study of the Sarar Word Group
Reviewed by Marilyn E. Burton

David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism, Volume XXX (2018)
Reviewed by Tyler Smith

Marcus Sigismund and Darius Müller, eds., Studien zum Text der Apokalypse II
Reviewed by David Warren

L. L. Welborn, The Young against the Old: Generational Conflict in First Clement
Reviewed by Mona Tokarek Lafosse

Nov 1, 2019

Free Logos Book for November: The Gospel of Mark (NIGTC)

The free Logos Book for the Month for November is R. T. Frances' Mark commentary in the NIGTC series. James D. G. Dunn's Colossians and Philemon and/or Anthony Thiselton's First Epistle to the Corinthians in the same series can also be had for $4.99 and $9.99 respectively. Unfortunately, I already have all of these but if you don't they are worth adding to your library. You can also register for a chance to win the ten-volume Socio-Rhetorical Commentary series. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Oct 31, 2019

The Lord's Prayer

Bryan Litfin has a pretty discussion of the Lord's Prayer here by looking at Wesley Hill's recent book on the passage.

Oct 30, 2019

Writing a Commentary on Revelation

Ian Paul talks about his experience of writing a commentary on Revelation here.

Oct 29, 2019

Increasing Learning in 3 Seconds

Jennifer Sullivan has some helpful thoughts here on the value of pausing sufficiently after asking a question. As Tom Petty has noted, "The waiting is the hardest part."

Oct 28, 2019

Bible Exposition Venn Diagram

Bible exposition is a label that seems to be used more than it is understood. Is it a methodology or a result? Or in other words, does one do Bible exposition or does one produce Bible exposition? It is little wonder that Bible exposition means many things to many people.

I would argue that Bible exposition is both a methodology and a result and that as a discipline it is multidisciplinary. It is a methodology in that it is rooted in exegesis, theological method, and homiletics but it is also a result because the end goal is to produce an explanation and application of a text of Scripture. I have tried to communicate a bit of that it this venn diagram produced by my graphic artist daughter, Becky Savelle.