Oct 24, 2020

Interview with Richard Hays

The Eerdword Blog has a brief interview with Richard Hays here. For those that may be unfamiliar with Hays, he is a fairly well-known and well-respected New Testament scholar. But what is most interesting about the interview are the personal insights that one gets concerning the man. For those who traffic in the academic world, so much of our focus and identity seems to be found in what we are teaching and writing. It is refreshing to see the richness that is found in just living life.

Oct 22, 2020

Cain's Killing of Abel

David Zucker has an interesting discussion here related to the motivations or causes behind Cain killing Abel. Most interesting to me is how Jewish tradition has addressed the issue. I think it is mostly wrong but it is still interesting.

Oct 21, 2020

Psalm 34 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 34 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Literary analysis of Psalm 34: http://psalmsstudy.com/psalms-literary-analysis-by-chapter/lliterary-analysis-psalm-34iterary-analysis-psalm-34

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps034.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_034.pdf

Eric Mathis: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3733

Oct 20, 2020

Psalm 110 in the New Testament

Justin Dillehay discusses the the significance of the New Testament's use of Psalm 110 here.

Oct 19, 2020

The Archaeology of the Bronze Age Levant: Virtual Conference

Those interested in biblical archaeology might be interested in a virtual workshop sponsored by the The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research on November 11. The topic is "The Archaeology of the Bronze Age Levant: From Urban Origins to the Demise of City-States, 3700–1000 BCE." The workshop is free but registration is required here.

Oct 18, 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.

Angelika Berlejung and Marianne Grohmann, eds., Foreign Women—Women in Foreign Lands
Reviewed by Renate Jost

Fiona C. Black and Jennifer L. Koosed, eds., Reading with Feeling: Affect Theory and the Bible
Reviewed by Brandon R. Grafius

Mareike Verena Blischke, Der Geist Gottes im Alten Testament
Reviewed by Kåre Berge

Joseph R. Dodson and David E. Briones, eds., Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context
Reviewed by Brian Yong Lee

Cao Jian, Chinese Biblical Anthropology: Persons and Ideas in the Old Testament and in Modern Chinese Literature
Reviewed by Chloe Sun

Nathan Nzyoka Joshua, Benefaction and Patronage in Leadership: A Socio-historical Exegesis of the Pastoral Epistles
Reviewed by Jin Hwan Lee

Tsaurayi Kudakwashe Mapfeka, Esther in Diaspora: Toward an Alternative Interpretive Framework
Reviewed by Brittany N. Melton

Michael Straus, The New Testament: A 21st Century Translation
Reviewed by Zachary K. Dawson

Tom Thatcher, Chris Keith, Raymond F. Person Jr., and Elsie R. Stern, eds., The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Reviewed by Jonathan A. Draper

Julio Trebolle, Texturas biblicas del antiguo Oriente al Occidente moderno
Reviewed by Dominick S. Hernández