Nov 30, 2019

Interview with Graham I. Davies

The T & T Clark blog has an interesting interview here with Graham I. Davies related to his new ICC commentary on Exodus 1–18.

Nov 29, 2019

Three New Photo Companions to the Bible: Joshua, Judges, and Romans

BiblePlaces has just released three new volumes in their Photo Companion to the Bible series are Joshua, Judges, and Romans. As with previous volumes, these are loaded with outstanding photographs and helpful explanatory notes. This resource is part Bible encyclopedia, commentary,  Holy Land guidebook, and Bible atlas. There is nothing else like it, or as good, for free or for sale. If you you want to check it out,
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Nov 28, 2019

The Value of Time

Erik Raymond reminds us that wisdom wears a watch here.

Nov 27, 2019

Psalm 4 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 4 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Spokane Bible Church:

Literary analysis of Psalm 4:

Nancy Koester:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes:

“With the King in Prayer” Bruce Waltke:

Nov 26, 2019

Larry W. Hurtado (1943–2019)

If you have been involved in New Testament scholarship you have likely interacted with the work of Larry Hurtado. I found his work engaging but only met him in person once in 2016. He was knowledgeable, funny, and unlike some in the guild, very approachable. He will be missed.

Nov 25, 2019

My Favorite Line from the 2019 ETS Meeting

I attended around twenty sessions recently at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego. Some sessions were better than others. My favorite line  award goes to Abner Chou who noted that, "for the psalms to have messianic theology, it must have messianic theology" ("Messiah in the Psalms: Intertextuality, Davidic Covenant, and the Psalter," p. 8). This might not seem all the remarkable to some but keep in mind that there has been a noticeable shift away from seeing psalms as messianic within recent scholarship. 

Nov 24, 2019

Ten Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum

It has been a few years since I have been there, but I have always enjoyed visiting the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. This article points to ten great biblical artifacts to see there.