Oct 31, 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.

Ahn Byung-Mu, Stories of Minjung Theology: The Theological Journey of Ahn Byung-Mu in His Own Words
Reviewed by Youjin Chung

Marlis Arnhold, Harry O. Maier, and Jörg Rüpke, eds., Seeing the God: Image, Space, Performance, and Vision in the Religion of the Roman Empire
Reviewed by Davina C. Lopez

Angelika Berlejung and Aren M. Maeir, eds., Research on Israel and Aram: Autonomy, Independence and Related Issues; Proceedings of the First Annual RIAB Center Conference, Leipzig, June 2016
Reviewed by H. G. M. Williamson

Phyllis A. Bird, Harlot or Holy Woman? A Study of Hebrew Qedešah
Reviewed by Elaine Adler Goodfriend

A. J. Culp, Memoir of Moses: The Literary Creation of Covenantal Memory in Deuteronomy
Reviewed by Jack Lundbom

Sonja Feldmar, Eschatologische Fortschreibungen im Buch Hiob
Reviewed by Tobias Häner

Friedhelm Hartenstein and Thomas Willi, eds., Psalmen und Chronik
Reviewed by Lars Maskow

Sean Seongik Kim, The Spirituality of Following Jesus in John’s Gospel: An Investigation of Akolouthein and Correlated Motifs
Reviewed by Toan Do

Sun Wook Kim, Jesus and the Missional Movement in Galilee: Markan Spatial Presentation and Its Hermeneutical Significance
Reviewed by Eric Stewart

Flavien Pardigon, Paul against the Idols: A Contextual Reading of the Areopagus Speech
Reviewed by David Lertis Matson

Iain Provan, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture
Reviewed by Edmon L. Gallagher

Oct 30, 2020

Psalm 35 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 35 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Literary analysis of Psalm 35: http://psalmsstudy.com/psalms-literary-analysis-by-chapter/literary-analysis-psalm-35-bones-adonai-you

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps035.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_035.pdf

Oct 29, 2020

The Beatitudes

Ian Paul has a very nice discussion here on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:1-12. This is a passage that is well-known but often not well-understood.

Oct 28, 2020

Sunday Is Not the Sabbath

It is not the most popular view today, but Stephen Wellum is correct in asserting that Sunday is not the Christian Sabbath here.

Oct 27, 2020

Key Resources for New Testament Studies

Steve Walton has put together a helpful list of key resources for the academic study of the New Testament. You can the find the link in Steve's blog post here.

Oct 26, 2020

Proverbs 26:4

 I thought of Proverbs 26:4 when I saw the following meme.

Oct 25, 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.

Angelos Chaniotis, Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian
Reviewed by Eric C. Smith

Dorotei Getov, A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts at the Ecclesiastical Historical and Archival Institute of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria: Volume II
Reviewed by W. Andrew Smith

Peter C. W. Ho, The Design of the Psalter: A Macrostructural Analysis
Reviewed by J. Clinton McCann Jr.

Ido Koch, Thomas Römer, and Omer Sergi, eds., Writing, Rewriting, and Overwriting in the Books of Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets: Essays in Honor of Cynthia Edenburg
Reviewed by Gili Kugler

Katja Kujanpää, The Rhetorical Functions of Scriptural Quotations in Romans: Paul’s Argumentation by Quotations
Reviewed by B. J. Oropeza

Graham S. Ogden and Lynell Zogbo, A Handbook on Judges
Reviewed by Victor H. Matthews

Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek, and Daniel K. Falk, eds., Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint
Reviewed by Peter C. W. Ho

Josef Schmid; trans. Juan Hernández Jr., Garrick V. Allen, and Darius Müller, Studies in the History of the Greek Text of the Apocalypse: The Ancient Stems
Reviewed by Eugenia Constantinou

Klaas Spronk and Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman, eds., Hebrew Texts in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Surroundings
Reviewed by Jennifer M. Matheny

Benjamin D. Suchard, The Development of the Biblical Hebrew Vowels: Including a Concise Historical Morphology
Reviewed by Gary A. Rendsburg