Apr 10, 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.

James W. Barker, Anthony Le Donne, and Joel N. Lohr, eds., Found in Translation: Essays on Biblical Translation in Honor of Leonard J. Greenspoon
Reviewed by Sarah Cook

J. de Waal Dryden, A Hermeneutic of Wisdom: Recovering the Formative Agency of Scripture
Reviewed by Robert L. Foster

Jörg Frey, Theology and History in the Fourth Gospel: Tradition and Narration
Reviewed by Jo-Ann Brant

Frederick E. Greenspahn, ed., Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Miriam Lindgren Hjälm, ed., Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Yair Hoffman, The Good Figs: The Jehoyachin Exile and Its Heritage [Hebrew]
Reviewed by David A. Glatt-Gilad

S. Tamar Kamionkowski, Leviticus
Reviewed by Sarah Shectman

Douglas Magnum and Douglas Estes, eds., Literary Approaches to the Bible
Reviewed by Peter C. W. Ho

Anathea Portier-Young and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., Scripture and Social Justice: Catholic and Ecumenical Essays
Reviewed by Ximena DeBroeck

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Gregory of Nyssa’s Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study
Reviewed by Andrew J. Summerson

Henri Vallançon, Le développement des traditions sur Élie et l’histoire de la formation de la Bible
Reviewed by André Lemaire

James C. VanderKam, Jubilees: A Commentary on the Book of Jubilees
Reviewed by James Kugel

Apr 9, 2020

Teaching Luke

Nancy Guthrie talks here to Benjamin Gladd about teaching the Gospel of Luke.

Apr 8, 2020

The Thirteen Letters of Paul

I love the following statement from Luke Timothy Johnson's brand new book on Paul.
The canonical Paul is the term I use for the thirteen letters under his name that have been read in the church's worship and have been the basis for the church's debates over Christian belief and behavior. These thirteen letters should be what christian readers mean when they speak of "Paul," because apart from the Acts of the Apostles , they alone provide secure access to the historical circumstances of their composition, and they alone address present-day readers as the words of God's chosen vessel to bring the good news to the gentiles, among whom we stand" (Constructing Paul: The Canonical Paul, Volume 1 [Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2020], xi).
It is so refreshing to see an academic affirmation of all thirteen letters. By the way, I suggest that one could also add the testimony of 2 Peter 3:15-16 to that of Acts. And yes, I believe that 2 Peter is Petrine.

Apr 7, 2020

Why the Psalms Are Needed

Dale Ralph Davis here walks the reader through Psalms 3, 27, 88, and 128 to show why the Psalms are needed to understanding the multifaceted nature of the Christian life.

Apr 6, 2020

Advice to Younger and Older Pastors

Jimmy Draper has some good advice for younger pastors here and older preachers here.

Apr 5, 2020

Archaeology and Judges 4-5

Here is a decent article on the archaeological support for the events in Judges 4-5.