Apr 18, 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.

Benjamin M. Austin, Plant Metaphors in the Old Greek of Isaiah
Reviewed by Matthew Albanese

Joel S. Baden, The Book of Exodus: A Biography
Reviewed by William Johnstone

Keith Bodner, The Theology of the Book of Kings
Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Eberhard Bons, Daniela Scialabba, and Dionisio Candido, eds., La Septuaginta: ¿Por qué resulta actual la Biblia griega?
Reviewed by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto

Samuel L. Bray and John F. Hobbins, Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators
Reviewed by David Cohen

Michelle A. Connolly, Disorderly Women and the Order of God: An Australian Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark
Reviewed by Vicky Balabanski

Bincy Matthew, The Johannine Footwashing as the Sign of Perfect Love: An Exegetical Study of John 13:1–20
Reviewed by Steven M. Bryan

Roland Meynet, Le Psautier: Cinquième Livre (Ps 107–150)
Reviewed by Peter C. W. Ho

James Carleton Paget and Judith Lieu, eds., Christianity in the Second Century: Themes and Developments
Reviewed by David L. Eastman

Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Land, eds., Paul and Scripture
Reviewed by Nicholas A. Elder

R. Alan Streett, Caesar and the Sacrament: Baptism: A Rite of Resistance Reviewed by Justin Marc Smith

James W. Thompson and Bruce W. Longenecker, Philippians and Philemon
Reviewed by Akio Ito
 

Apr 17, 2020

What to Keep in Mind as You Preach

Kevin Ulmer reminds us of four truths here.

Apr 16, 2020

What Leviticus Can Teach Us

William Farley in his article, "Don’t Let Your Bible Reading Plan Die in Leviticus" has some great reminders of what Leviticus can teach us.

Apr 15, 2020

John Monson on the Recent Shut Down Of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Archaeology Program

Here is a link to a podcast and a transcript to the talk with John Monson about the recent closure of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's archaeology program. The talk actually does not spend that much time on the program itself but is more general of where the state of evangelical academics might be.

Joshua's Circumcision of Israel

Joshua records Israel's circumcision just prior to the conquest in Joshua 5:2-9. David Frankel has an interesting discussion here of this event.

HT: Esther Lovato

Apr 14, 2020

Psalm 18 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 18 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Literary analysis of Psalm 18 – Covenant of the dynasty of David’s house: http://psalmsstudy.com/psalms-literary-analysis-by-chapter/literary-analysis-psalm-18-covenant-dynasty-davids-house

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps018.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_018.pdf
 

Apr 13, 2020

Twelfth Blogaversary

Yesterday was this blog's twelfth anniversary or I guess, blogaversary. During that time there have been over 5,300 posts but the greatest blessing has been the friendships that have developed from it. I know that blogging has fallen out of favor with many but I hope to continue to carry on. I have always viewed what I do here as an extension of my broader ministry. Thanks to all of you for stopping by. You have and continue to be a great encouragement.

Apr 12, 2020