Dec 12, 2020

The Seven Spirits in Revelation

Interpreting the reference to the seven Spirits in Revelation 1:4; 3:4; 4:5; and 5:6 is challenging. I think Brandon Smith does a fairly good job here and I happen to agree with his conclusion.

Dec 11, 2020

The Fulfillment of Joseph's Dreams?

Mordecai David Rosen has a very interesting post here related to the fulfillment of Joseph's two dreams in Genesis 37.

Dec 10, 2020

Psalm 38 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 38 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section. 

Literary analysis of Psalm 38:

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

William Barrick’s notes:

Dec 9, 2020

The Synagogue in Capernaum

Leen Ritmyer has a nice illustrated post here on ancient synagogues in general and the Capernaum synagogue in particular.

Dec 8, 2020

Posts on Isaiah

Claude Mariottini lists and provides links to his blog posts on the book of Isaiah here. I have found Dr. Mariottini's blog to be helpful.

Dec 7, 2020

Teaching Messianic Prophecies

Cameron Cole discusses why we should teach messianic prophecies to teenagers here. I think that we should teach them to any-agers for the same reason.

Dec 6, 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.

Arman Akopian, Classical Syriac
Reviewed by Craig Morrison

Andrew J. Byers, Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Judith M. Lieu

John J. Collins, What Are Biblical Values? What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues
Reviewed by Mark K. George

Havilah Dharamraj, Ruth: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Koosed

Friedhelm Hartenstein and Thomas Willi, eds., Psalmen und Chronik
Reviewed by Friederike Schücking-Jungblut

Daniel Justel, Infancia y legalidad en el Próximo Oriente Antiguo durante el Bronce Reciente (ca. 1500–1100 A.C.)
Reviewed by Julie Faith Parker

André LaCocque, Work and Creativity: A Philosophical Study from Creation to Postmodernity
Reviewed by Francis Landy

Oliver B. Langworthy, Gregory of Nazianzus’ Soteriological Pneumatology
Reviewed by Lee Blackburn

Virginia Miller, A King and a Fool? The Succession Narrative as a Satire
Reviewed by Benjamin J. M. Johnson

Ilan Peled, Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Bruce Wells

Elliott Rabin, The Biblical Hero: Portraits in Nobility and Fallibility
Reviewed by SuJung Shin

Alex J. Ramos, Torah, Temple, and Transaction: Jewish Religious Institutions and Economic Behavior in Early Roman Galilee
Reviewed by Benjamin D. Gordon

Seth L. Sanders, From Adapa to Enoch: Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon
Reviewed by Lindsey A. Askin

Carlos Raúl Sosa Siliezar, Savior of the World: A Theology of the Universal Gospel
Reviewed by Adesola Joan Akala

Max Whitaker, Is Jesus Athene or Odysseus? Investigating the Unrecognisability and Metamorphosis of Jesus in His Post-resurrection Appearances
Reviewed by Alexander Thompson