Sep 4, 2020

Teaching Obadiah

Nancy Guthrie talks to Jonathan Gibson about teaching Obadiah here.

Sep 3, 2020

Deuteronomy 25:11–12

Hilary Lipka has an interesting and informative post here from a Jewish perspective on a text that is not often discussed. Deuteronomy 25:11-12 is rendered in the ESV as follows.

11 “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, 12 then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.

Lipka's concern relates primarily to the woman's role in this passage.

Sep 2, 2020

Free eBook: Reading Acts

Wipf and Stock is offering a free eBook copy of Reading Acts by Joshua Jipp. The offer is only good until September 15 so you have to act quickly. Here are the instructions to get your copy.

1. Click on this link
2. Click "ADD TO CART" on the eBook option
3. Code "ebookfree" is automatically applied within the shopping cart
4. Upon checkout completion, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions of how to download your free eBook

I actually reviewed this book last year. You can access it here.

Sep 1, 2020

Free Logos Book for September: Expositor's Bible Commentary, Volume 8

The free Logos Book for the Month for September is volume 8 of the The Expositor's Bible Commentary. Although this volume is from the first edition and getting a bit long-in-tooth, the contribution of Carson on Matthew is still solid. You can also purchase volume 6 (IsaiahEzekiel) in the first series, and volumes 11 (Romans–Galatians), 3 (1 Samuel–2 Kings), and 5 (Psalms) in the revised series for $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, and $9.99 respectively. While you are at it, you can register for a chance to win the 12-volume Zondervan Old and New Testament Introductions package. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Aug 31, 2020

The New Testament in Its World Podcast

I have been listening to episodes of the new "The New Testament in Its World Podcast" on my daily jogs. The podcast is hosted by Mike Bird and features Tom Wright and other New Testament scholars. So far, it has been interesting although those familiar with New Testament scholarship might not find a lot new here. My main criticism is that each episode so far (I'm on number four) seems a bit disjointed. Podcasts that I am familiar with tend to be tightly focused but this one bounces around quite a bit. But it's free so you can have a listen here.