Mar 20, 2020

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.

Christoph Berner, Manuel Schäfer, Martin Schott, Sarah Schulz, and Martina Weingärtner, eds., Clothing and Nudity in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Laura Quick

David A. Bosworth, House of Weeping: The Motif of Tears in Akkadian and Hebrew Prayers
Reviewed by Ekaterina Kozlova

Callie Callon, Reading Bodies: Physiognomy as a Strategy of Persuasion in Early Christian Discourse
Reviewed by Chad Hartsock

J. Andrew Dearman, Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives
Reviewed by Mary E. Mills

Thomas A. Judge, Other Gods and Idols: The Relationship between the Worship of Other Gods and the Worship of Idols within the Old Testament
Reviewed by David Penchansky

Jin Hwan Lee, The Lord’s Supper in Corinth in the Context of Greco-Roman Private Associations
Reviewed by Vien V. Nguyen, SCJ

John A. L. Lee, Basics of Greek Accents: Eight Lessons with Exercises
Reviewed by Thomas W. Hudgins

Carlos A. Segovia, The Quranic Jesus: A New Interpretation
Reviewed by Abdulla Galadari

Omer Sergi, Manfred Oeming, and Izaak J. de Hulster, eds., In Search for Aram and Israel: Politics, Culture, and Identity
Reviewed by Brandon Simonson

L. L. Welborn, The Young against the Old: Generational Conflict in First Clement 

Reviewed by David J. Downs

Mar 19, 2020

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Henry Neufeld has some helpful thoughts on Ezekiel 37:1-14 here.

Mar 18, 2020

Interview with Bruce Longenecker

Ian Paul has an interesting interview here with Bruce Longenecker on life in the first century.

Mar 17, 2020

Psalm 16 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 16 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Spokane Bible Church:

Literary analysis of Psalm 16:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes:

“Ancient Thoughts on Death and Afterwards” sermon by S. Lewis Johnson:

John Piper, The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure:

Mar 16, 2020

Word Study Caution

This post does a good job of pointing out some of the limitations of word study. Word study fallacies are some of the most common I have seen and probably the most common that I have committed.