Nov 15, 2019

Books, Bed Bugs, a Library, and the Old Testament

If you are reading the title above and wondering how all of this fits together you need to read this article about a local library is banning borrowing privileges of those who return books with pests and somehow framing at the Old Testament’s leprosy policy.” There should be a good illustration of bad Bible interpretation or sermon illustration to be found here.

Nov 14, 2019

Mirror Reading and 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Jay Smith has a nice article in DTS Magazine here on the practice of mirror reading and applying that practice specifically to 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.

Nov 13, 2019

Psalm 2 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 2 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

D. A. Carson Sermon:

Spokane Bible Church:

Literary analysis of Psalm 2:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes:

“Jesus the Warrior Messiah” sermon by Steven Smith:

Nov 12, 2019

Preaching The Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9)

David Allen is starting a three part series of posts here on preaching the Tower of Babel from Genesis 11:1-9.

Nov 11, 2019

Teaching Esther

Nancy Guthrie talks to Christopher Ash here about teaching Esther.

Nov 10, 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.

Lonnie D. Bell, The Early Textual Transmission of John: Stability and Fluidity in Its Second and Third Century Greek Manuscripts
Reviewed by Charles E. Hill

Katell Berthelot, In Search of the Promised Land? The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy
Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Ingolf U. Dalferth, Wirkendes Wort: Bibel, Schrift, un Evangelium in Leben der Kirche und im Denken der Theologie
Reviewed by Gottfried Adam

Zev I. Farber and Jacob L. Wright, eds., Archaeology and History of Eighth-Century Judah
Reviewed by Kyle H. Keimer

Susan Gillingham, Psalms through the Centuries: A Reception Commentary on Psalms 1–72
Reviewed by William P. Brown

Thomas Hieke, Studien zum Alten Testament im Neuen Testament
Reviewed by Christopher R. Lortie

Matthew H. Patton, Hope for a Tender Sprig: Jehoiachin in Biblical Theology
Reviewed by Benjamin J. M. Johnson

Frederik Poulsen, The Black Hole in Isaiah: A Study of Exile as a Literary Theme
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Matthew Scott, The Hermeneutics of Christological Psalmody in Paul: An Intertextual Enquiry
Reviewed by Siu Fung Wu

Eric C. Smith, Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the “Parting of the Ways”
Reviewed by Adele Reinhartz

Albert Vanhoye; Nicholas J. Moore and Richard J. Ounsworth, eds., A Perfect Priest: Studies in the Letter to the Hebrews
Reviewed by J. Michael McKay Jr.

Jason M. Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini, eds., Second Temple Jewish Paideia in Context
Reviewed by Lindsey A. Askin