Jun 13, 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.

John Ahn, ed., Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by Dong Sung Kim

J. D. Atkins, The Doubt of the Apostles and the Resurrection Faith of the Early Church: The Post-resurrection Appearance Stories of the Gospels in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate
Reviewed by Alexander P. Thompson

Thomas M. Bolin, Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship
Reviewed by Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg

J. Andrew Cowan, The Writings of Luke and the Jewish Roots of the Christian Way: An Examination of the Aims of the First Christian Historian in the Light of Ancient Politics, Ethnography, and Historiography
Reviewed by David Andrew Smith

Tucker S. Ferda, Jesus, the Gospels, and the Galilean Crisis: The Origins, Reception, and Value of an Influential Hypothesis
Reviewed by Richard Horsley

Antonios Finitsis, ed., Dress and Clothing in the Hebrew Bible: “For All Her Household Are Clothed in Crimson”
Reviewed by Victor H. Matthews

Christina Harker, The Colonizers’ Idols: Paul, Galatia, and Empire in New Testament Studies
Reviewed by Davina C. Lopez

Roland Meynet, Le Psautier: Troisième livre (Ps 73–89)
Reviewed by Sophie Ramond

Andrei A. Orlov, Yahoel and Metatron: Aural Apocalypticism and the Origins of Early Jewish Mysticism
Reviewed by Pavlos D. Vasileiadis

Ilana Pardes, The Song of Songs: A Biography
Reviewed by Elsie R. Stern

Jonathan Miles Robker, Balaam in Text and Tradition
Reviewed by Clinton J. Moyer

T. M. Sharlach, An Ox of One’s Own: Royal Wives and Religion at the Court of the Third Dynasty of Ur
Reviewed by Jacob Klein

F. Scott Spencer, Luke
Reviewed by Kai Akagi

Joseph Verheyden and John S. Kloppenborg, eds., The Gospels and Their Stories in Anthropological Perspective
Reviewed by Ernest van Eck

Nahum Ward-Lev, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now
Reviewed by Scott Bayer

Jun 12, 2020

Hall Harris: The Unknown Johannine Scholar

This is an nice write up here on Dr. W. Hall Harris III. I had the opportunity to have Dr. Harris as a professor in seminary and I concur completely with the article. He has a brilliant mind, quick wit, and a kind and gracious demeanor. If you have ever benefited from the NET Bible then you already have encountered his work. You can also access his free commentary on the Gospel of John here and the Johannine Epistles here. I highly recommend these resources and look forward to his continued contributions to biblical scholarship.

Jun 11, 2020

Isaiah's Servant Songs

Davy Ellison has a good overview post here on the four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah.

Jun 10, 2020

Latest Issue of the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry

The Spring 2020 issue of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry is out now. The theme of the volume is “Southern Baptist Complementarianism: Perspectives and Prospects.” You can access the journal free here.

Jun 9, 2020

Jude 5: A Text-Critical Problem

Although this post came out several years ago, Todd Scacewater has a good discussion here of the academically well-known text-critical problem associated with Jude 5. For what its worth, I also tend to agree with Todd's conclusion.

Jun 8, 2020

An Exhortation to Sing the Psalms

Christopher Ash offers a scriptural exhortation to sing the Psalms and offers some help in how to do it here. Early in my Christian life I was exposed to Keith Green's rendition of Psalm 8 ("How Majestic Is Thy Name") and it continues to be a source of encouragement to me.