Jan 8, 2021

Podcast on the Philistines

Aren Maier is featured on a this podcast discussing the Philistines.

Jan 7, 2021

Tel Dan

William Barrick has a very well illustrated blog post on Tel Dan here. Dan is an important site in the Old Testament.

Jan 6, 2021

Tabernacle, Sacrifices, and Judaism: Maimonides vs. Nahmanides

This is a very interesting discussion related to how two important Jewish scholars and teachers (Maimonides and Nahmanides) viewed the purposes of the tabernacle and sacrifices. The author, Menachem Kellner argues that basically that, "for Nahmanides and thinkers like him, the purpose of the mishkan (as well as many other aspects of Judaism) is to bring God, as it were, down to earth. For Maimonides, on the other hand, it is the point of all Jewish practices to assist human beings in their striving to raise themselves, as it were, in the direction of God."

Jan 5, 2021

Seventy Years of Colossians Commentaries

David May has a decade-by-decade listing in a Review & Expositor article here.

Jan 4, 2021

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. 

M. Eugene Boring, Hearing John’s Voice: Insights for Teaching and Preaching
Reviewed by R. Alan Culpepper

Sarah H. Casson, Textual Signposts in the Argument of Romans: A Relevance-Theory Approach
Reviewed by Isaiah L. Allen

John A. Cook and Robert D. Homstedt, Intermediate Biblical Hebrew: An Illustrated Grammar
Reviewed by Charles David Isbell

Ranon Katzoff, On Jews in the Roman World: Collected Studies
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Sara M. Koenig, Bathsheba Survives
Reviewed by Caryn Tamber-Rosenau

Max J. Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries
Reviewed by Matthew Thiessen

Timothy H. Lim, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
Reviewed by Daniele Minisini

Eric F. Mason and Edmondo F. Lupieri, eds., Golden Calf Traditions in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Reviewed by James N. Rhodes

Maren R. Niehoff and Joshua Levinson, eds., Self, Self-Fashioning and Individuality in Late Antiquity: New Perspectives
Reviewed by Jonathan Schofer

Pawel Paszko, Mundus inversus nei cantici femminili dell’Antico Testamento
Reviewed by Francis M. Macatangay

David Satran, In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy
Reviewed by M. J. Edwards

Jan A. Sigvartsen, Afterlife and Resurrection Beliefs in the Apocrypha and Apocalyptic Literature
Reviewed by Alexander P. Thompson

James W. Thompson, Strangers on the Earth: Philosophy and Rhetoric in Hebrews
Reviewed by Amy Peeler

Susanna Towers, Constructions of Gender in Late Antique Manichaean Cosmological Narrative
Reviewed by Jonathan Cahana-Blum

Dominik Wolff, Paulus beispiels-weise: Selbstdarstellung und autobiographisches Schreiben im Ersten Korintherbrief
Reviewed by Gudrun Nassauer