Dec 7, 2019

Free Christmas Devotional

I am a little late in highlighting this, but the folks at Dallas Theological Seminary have produced a daily Christmas devotional. I have enjoyed reading these over the years. You can access the free PDF here.

Dec 6, 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.

Rainer Albertz; Jakob Wöhrle, ed., Pentateuchstudien
Reviewed by Jean Louis Ska

Benjamin M. Austin, Plant Metaphors in the Old Greek of Isaiah
Reviewed by Larry Perkins

Richard A. Burridge, What Are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography
Reviewed by Sean A. Adams

Paul K.-K. Cho, Myth, History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Amy L. Balogh

David Christian Clausen, The Upper Room and Tomb of David: The History, Art and Archaeology of the Cenacle on Mount Zion
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Matthias Ederer, Identitätsstiftende Begegnung: Die theologische Deutung des regelmäßigen Kultes Israels in der Tora
Reviewed by Martin Nitsche

John Glynn; Michael H. Burer, ed., Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources
Reviewed by Jay Harrington

Isabelle M. Hamley, Unspeakable Things Unspoken: An Irigarayan Reading of Otherness and Victimization in Judges 19–21
Reviewed by Jaco Gericke

Alan Kirk, Memory and the Jesus Tradition
Reviewed by Werner H. Kelber

J. D. McLarty, Thecla’s Devotion: Narrative, Emotion and Identity in the Acts of Paul and Thecla
Reviewed by Gail P. Streete

Dirk van Miert, The Emancipation of Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1590–1670
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Janet E. Spittler, ed., The Narrative Self in Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Judith Perkins
Reviewed by Hans-Josef Klauck

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 44:2

Neither the journal or its articles are free but here is a list of the articles. You can access a table of contents and abstracts of the articles here.

Pan-Psalter Occurrence Scheme of ‘Jacob’ and ‘Covenant’
Peter CW Ho

The Motif of Uzziah’s צרעת in the Deuteronomistic History, Chronicles, and Beyond
Isabel Cranz

Seeing Doubles: On Two of a Kind
Scott B Noegel and Corinna E Nichols

The destruction of Hazor: Israelite History and the Construction of History in Israel
Brendon C Benz

The Assassination of Mephibosheth: Royal and Redactional Intrigue in the book of Samuel
Jeremiah N Bailey

Dec 5, 2019

Christmas Preaching

David Allen has some helpful suggestions here.

Dec 4, 2019

The Value of 2 Chronicles

Andrew Wilson explains here how 2 Chronicles is the most underrated book in the Bible.

Dec 3, 2019

D. A. Carson on Interpretation

D. A. Carson's Themelios article here on interpreting the Bible is well worth reading.

Dec 2, 2019

Psalm 5 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 5 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Spokane Bible Church:

Literary Analysis of Psalm 5:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes: