May 9, 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. 

Michael Allen and Jonathan A. Linebaugh, eds., Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis
Reviewed by Christopher T. Holmes

Michele Cammarosano, Hittite Local Cults
Reviewed by Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver

David A. deSilva, An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods, and Ministry Formation
Reviewed by David Lertis Matson

Lily Fetalsana-Apura, A Filipino Resistance Reading of Joshua 1:1–9
Reviewed by Federico G. Villanueva

Mark Glouberman, “I Am”: Monotheism and the Philosophy of the Bible
Reviewed by Jaco Gericke

Ryan D. Harker and Heather L. Bunce, eds., The Earth Is the Lord’s: Essays on Creation and the Bible in Honor of Ben C. Ollenburger
Reviewed by Jacob R. Evers

John Kampen, Matthew within Sectarian Judaism
Reviewed by Laura Robinson

Larry J. Perkins, The Pastoral Letters: A Handbook on the Greek Text
Reviewed by Michael Scott Robertson

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement
Reviewed by Joseph Azize

Alan F. Segal The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

May 8, 2020

Biblical Imitation

Jason Hood has some helpful thoughts on "How to Imitate Biblical Heroes" here. Some have dismissed the idea of imitation because they see it as minimizing the theology of Scripture. But imitation if done properly is wholly biblical and theological. 

May 7, 2020

Comparing Vashti and Esther

I know I am not the first one to try and compare Queen Vashti and Queen Esther but here is a visual that I made recently. There are no doubt other points of comparison but I tried to keep it fairly simple.

May 6, 2020

Free Dead Sea Scrolls Conference

A four-day conference sponsored by NYU and the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority looks interesting and it is free via Zoom.  But you must register to get the Zoom link for each day.

HT: Jennifer Guo