Sep 12, 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.

Jaap Doedens, The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4: Analysis and History of Exegesis
Reviewed by Michael Hundley

Mark S. Gignilliat, Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation
Reviewed by Robert L. Foster

Allison M. Jack, The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings
Reviewed by Anthony Swindell

Alan T. Levenson, Joseph: Portraits through the Ages
Reviewed by Corinne E. Blackmer

Hélène Sader, The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia
Reviewed by Helen Dixon

Patrick Schreiner, Matthew, Disciple and Scribe: The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus
Reviewed by Marc Groenbech-Dam

Mark S. Smith, The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, AD 431–451
Reviewed by Young Richard Kim

Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Beth Langstaff, and Michael Tilly, eds., “Make Disciples of All Nations”: The Appeal and Authority of Christian Faith in Hellenistic-Roman Times
Reviewed by S. Scott Bartchy

Meredith J. C. Warren, Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature
Reviewed by Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Chun Ling Yu, Bonds and Boundaries among the Early Churches: Community Maintenance in the Letter of James and the Didache
Reviewed by Kyle R. Hughes

Sep 10, 2020

Leviticus 16 and the Scapegoat

The meaning of Leviticus 16 and the scapegoat is debated by interpreters but that is the passage that I thought of when I saw this comic.

Sep 8, 2020

Predictability in Preaching

While there might be good reasons for preaching predictable messages such as the practice of sound methodology, changing things up can also be beneficial. Matt Henslee suggests some ways to do that here.

Sep 7, 2020

Psalm 28 Links

I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 28 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.  

Spokane Bible Church:

Literary analysis of Psalm 28:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: 

William Barrick’s notes: