Sep 19, 2020

Three Lessons from David’s Fall and Forgiveness

Jim Newheiser has a good discussion here highlighting three lessons drawn from the fallout from David's sin with Bathsheba (2 Sam 11). As I often say, David messed up royally (pun intended) but the Lord does not allow sin to have the last word.

Sep 18, 2020

"The Land that I Will Show You”: Recent Archaeological and Historical Studies of Ancient Israel

A free Zoom conference focusing on recent archaeological and historical studies of ancient Israel is scheduled for October 25-28, 2020. Registration for the conference is free but required. A full program schedule and registration information will be made available soon here.


Sep 17, 2020

Themes in Hosea

Although the article is not new, I found this one on motifs or themes in Hosea by Ralph Smith to be helpful.

Sep 16, 2020

The Akedah: Genesis 22:1-19

The Akedah ("The Binding") is the Jewish designation for the story in Genesis 22 where Abraham is called upon to sacrifice his son Isaac. It is one of the most important events narrated in Genesis. In this post Aaron Koller posits that, "Abraham passes the test of the Akedah but fails as a father." While I disagree with Koller's conclusion the post does provide an interesting study of the passage.

Sep 15, 2020

Thirty OT/HB Scholars to Read and Follow

Nijay Gupta is starting a new blog series on thirty current Old Testament and/or Hebrew Bible scholars to read and follow today with Walter Moberly. You can read it here. Today's Old Testament scholarship is a mixed bag but at the very least it is helpful to know who some of the major players are.

Sep 14, 2020

Psalm 29 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 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

J. Clinton McCann:

Literary analysis of Psalm 29:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes: Glory from Beginning to End: Ten Things About Psalm 29:

Sep 13, 2020

Biblical Theology Myths

Drew Hunter talks about five of them here. I would add the "myth" that there is a consensus on the definition of biblical theology.