Feb 25, 2020

Exodus 4:24-26

Anyone who has worked carefully through the book of Exodus is aware of the strange episode related to Gershom's circumcision. Paul Carter has a decent discussion of that passage here.

Feb 24, 2020

Pastors Need the Psalms

David Gunderson writes about five reasons here.

Feb 22, 2020

David Beldman on the Book of Judges

David Beldman talks briefly here about writing a commentary on the book Judges.

How Knowing Greek Can help

Dirk Jongkind discusses four examples here.

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.

Clinton Bailey, Bedouin Culture in the Bible
Reviewed by Norman K. Gottwald

Sharon Betsworth and Julie Faith Parker, eds., T&T Clark Handbook of Children in the Bible and the Biblical World
Reviewed by Jonathan Schofer

S. A. Cummins and Jens Zimmermann, eds., Acts of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, and Culture
Reviewed by Kenneth D. Litwak

Craig R. Koester, Revelation and the End of All Things
Reviewed by Alexander Thompson

Stephanie Day Powell, Narrative Desire and the Book of Ruth
Reviewed by Jennifer M. Matheny

Brian J. Robinson, Being Subordinate Men: Paul’s Rhetoric of Gender and Power in 1 Corinthians
Reviewed by Brittany E. Wilson

Carolyn J. Sharp, The Prophetic Literature
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Patricia Vesely, Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job
Reviewed by Lance Hawley

Feb 21, 2020

Psalm 12 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 12 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Literary Analysis of Psalm 12: http://psalmsstudy.com/psalms-literary-analysis-by-chapter/literary-analysis-psalm-12

Worship Arts Conservatory: https://www.worshiparts.net/psalm-12-our-faithful-god

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps012.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_012.pdf

Feb 20, 2020

Teaching Habakkuk

Nancy Guthrie talks to David Helm about it here. Habakkuk is one of my favorite books to teach.

Feb 19, 2020

Sermon Plagiarism

In this post, Scot McKnight has some strong condemnation of the practice but also some help on how to avoid it.

Feb 18, 2020

7 Tips for Preaching the Old Testament

Jason DeRouchie has some helpful pointers about preaching the Old Testament here.

Feb 17, 2020

Working with International Students in the Classroom

Stephanie Baier provides some good dos and don'ts here. Having taught international students both here and overseas, I have found that many of Stephanie's remarks are spot on.

Feb 15, 2020

Language Humor

I saw this on Facebook.