Aug 22, 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.

David A. Bosworth, House of Weeping: The Motif of Tears in Akkadian and Hebrew Prayers
Reviewed by Anthony P. SooHoo, SJ

Alan H. Cadwallader, ed., Stones, Bones, and the Sacred: Essays on Material Culture and Ancient Religion in Honor of Dennis E. Smith
Reviewed by Rosemary Canavan

James D. Dvorak and Zachary K. Dawson, The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter
Reviewed by Darian R. Lockett

Benjamin A. Edsall, The Reception of Paul and Early Christian Initiation: History and Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Janelle Peters

Haley Goranson Jacob, Conformed to the Image of His Son: Reconsidering Paul’s Theology of Glory in Romans
Reviewed by J. J. Johnson Leese

Marcel Krusche, Göttliches und irdisches Königtum in den Psalmen
Reviewed by Martin Leuenberger

Nicholas P. Lunn, St. Cyril of Alexandria: Glaphyra on the Pentateuch
Reviewed by Jonathan Douglas Hicks

Shaul Magid, ed.; Jordan Gayle Levy, trans., The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik’s Commentary to the Gospels
Reviewed by Leonard J. Greenspoon

Annette Yoshiko Reed, Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism: Collected Essays
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Hélène Sader, The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia
Reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel

Kumiko Takeuchi, Death and Divine Judgment in Ecclesiastes
Reviewed by Brandon R. Grafius

Tobias Thum and José Declerck, eds., Die Schriften des Johannes von Damaskos 

Reviewed by Johannes Zachhuber

Aug 21, 2020

Inerrancy and Evangelicals

Nathan Finn has a good article here on the important but much disputed issue of inerrancy.

Aug 20, 2020

Teaching Leviticus

Nancy Guthrie interviews Jay Sklar about teaching Leviticus here. Make sure to check out the link to Dr. Sklar's other resources on Leviticus here.

Aug 19, 2020

New Resource for 1 Samuel: Photo Companion to the Bible has just released 1 Samuel, the latest volume in the Photo Companion to the Bible series. Like others before it, it is an excellent resource for pastors, professors, students, or really anyone interested in a serious study of the Bible. Not only do you get 3,000 quality images on PowerPoint slides but also succinct but detailed notes on what you are looking at. This tool can enhance your knowledge as you prepare to preach or teach and enliven your presentations to congregation or class. I have used BiblePlaces resources for over twenty years in my own ministry. I highly recommend it. 

Check 1 Samuel out here and note that the special launch price of $49 with free shipping. Not bad for a resource that should be a benefit to you and your ministry for years to come.

Aug 18, 2020

The Future of Expository Preaching

Bryan Chapell offers some insights into the future of expository preaching here.

Aug 17, 2020

The Statue of Daniel 2

This is an interesting Jewish approach to the statue of Daniel 2 where the author tries to draw a link between the destruction of the statue and Moses' breaking of the first tablets of the Law (Exod 32:19-20). This article also contains a good survey of some ancient parallels to the Daniel passage.

Aug 16, 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.

Johannes Arnold, Der Wahre Logos des Kelsos: Eine Strukturanalyse
Reviewed by John Granger Cook

Manfred Bietak, Paolo Matthiae, and Silvia Prell, eds., Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Palaces, Volume 2: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Tenth Icaane in Vienna, 25–26 April 2016
Reviewed by Zachary Thomas

Daniel Boyarin; Tal Hever-Chybowski, ed., The Talmud—A Personal Take: Selected Essays
Reviewed by Yishai Kiel

Luke L. Cheung and Andrew B. Spurgeon, James: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary
Reviewed by Darian R. Lockett

Andrew R. Davis, Reconstructing the Temple: The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in the Ancient Near East and Israel
Reviewed by Peter Dubovský

Thomas L. Knoebel, Isidore of Seville: Sententiae
Reviewed by Jonathan Douglas Hicks

Alexander Kraljic, Deuteronomium 10,12–11,32: Gottes Hauptgebot, der Gehorsam Israels und sein Land, eine Neuuntersuchung
Reviewed by Nathan MacDonald

Robert D. Macina, The Lord’s Service: A Ritual Analysis of the Order, Function, and Purpose of the Daily Divine Service in the Pentateuch
Reviewed by Kevin L. Tolley

Tony L. Moyers, Reading Responsibly: A Basic Guide to Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by Jacob R. Evers

Annette Schellenberg and Thomas Krüger, eds., Sounding Sensory Profiles in the Ancient Near East
Reviewed by Laura Quick

Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels
Reviewed by Janelle Peters

Jennifer S. Wyant, Beyond Mary or Martha: Reclaiming Ancient Models of Discipleship
Reviewed by Alicia D. Myers