Nov 28, 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.

Anthony Augoustakis, Emma Buckley, and Claire Stocks, eds., Fides in Flavian Literature
Reviewed by Teresa Morgan

Kenneth Bergland, Reading as a Disclosure of the Thoughts of the Heart: Proto-halakhic Reuse and Appropriation between Torah and the Prophets
Reviewed by Mark A. Awabdy

Filip Čapek and Oded Lipschits, eds., The Last Century in the History of Judah
Reviewed by Lester L. Grabbe

Patricia Cox Miller, In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Koosed

Cristiano D’Angelo, Davide e Mical: Studio sulla redazione e la teologia di 1–2 Samuele
Reviewed by Andrea Ravasco

James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, eds., The First Urban Churches 3: Ephesus
Reviewed by Eric C. Moore

John D. Harvey, Romans
Reviewed by Cristian Cardozo Mindiola

Brice C. Jones, New Testament Texts on Greek Amulets from Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Juan Hernández

Christoph Markschies, God’s Body: Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Images of God
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Ralph P. Martin and Carl N. Toney, New Testament Foundations: An Introduction for Students
Reviewed by Nijay K. Gupta

Saul M. Olyan and Jacob L. Wright, eds., Supplementation and the Study of the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Roy E. Garton

Matthew H. Patton and Frederic Clarke Putnam; Miles V. Van Pelt, ed., Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry
Reviewed by David J. Fuller

Stephanie Day Powell, Narrative Desire and the Book of Ruth
Reviewed by Marjo C. A. Korpel

Miles V. Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico, The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic
Reviewed by George Athas

Jenni Williams, The Kingdom of Our God: A Theological Commentary on Isaiah
Reviewed by Andrew T. Abernethy

Nov 27, 2020

New Resource for 1–2 Corinthians

BiblePlaces has just released their latest volume 1–2 Corinthians in their Photo Companion to the Bible series. If you preach or teach from these books or are planning to do so in the near future, I would strongly encourage you to check out this resource. There is simply nothing like it or better for illustrating the archaeology and geography related to these epistles. This is a resource created by Bible teachers and preachers for Bible teachers and preachers. 

And since it just released it is on sale at about half-off. Go here (scroll to bottom) and use the coupon CHURCH to receive $50 off and pay only $49 for around 2,500 photos, organized by chapter and verse with helpful explanatory notes.

I would also encourage you to check out the other volumes using this link which are also on sale.

Nov 24, 2020

Anoint the Sick with Oil (James 5:14–15)

Samuel Emadi has a pretty good discussion of this challenging passage and topic here.

Nov 23, 2020

Psalm 37 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 37 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Literary analysis of Psalm 37:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes:

John Piper, Battling the Unbelief of Envy: