Jan 16, 2021

Hermenutical Humor

 Here is some hermeneutical humor for your Saturday.


Jan 15, 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. 

John Behr, John the Theologian and His Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology
Reviewed by William M. Wright IV

Eric Clouston, How Ancient Narratives Persuade: Acts in Its Literary Context
Reviewed by Bart B. Bruehler

David J. Fuller, A Discourse Analysis of Habakkuk
Reviewed by Barry A. Jones

David M. Grossberg, Heresy and the Formation of the Rabbinic Community
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Christopher R. Hutson, First and Second Timothy and Titus
Reviewed by Nijay Gupta

Maijastina Kahlos, Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350–450
Reviewed by Paula Fredriksen

Jessica M. Keady, Todd E. Klutz, and C. A. Strine, eds., Scripture as Social Discourse: Social-Scientific Perspectives on Early Jewish and Christian Writings
Reviewed by Ross D. Harmon

Tristan Major, Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Reviewed by Anthony Swindell

Mikael C. Parsons, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, and Paul N. Anderson, eds., Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond: Essays in Honor of R. Alan Culpepper
Reviewed by Olegs Andrejevs

Peter M. Phillips, The Bible, Social Media and Digital Culture
Reviewed by Dan Clanton

Bernd U. Schipper, Proverbs 1–15
Reviewed by Suzanna R. Millar

Johanna Stiebert, Rape Myths, the Bible, and #MeToo
Reviewed by Sandie Gravett

Ryan E. Stokes, The Satan: How God’s Executioner Became the Enemy
Reviewed by Tom de Bruin

Frank Ueberschaer, Thomas Wagner, and Jonathan Miles Robker, eds., Theologie und Textgeschichte: Septuaginta und Masoretischer Text als Äußerungen theologischer Reflexion
Reviewed by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto

Nathan Wasserman, Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE
Reviewed by Barbara Cifola

Jan 14, 2021

A Timeline for Paul's Journeys

Tutku Tours has posted a helpful timeline created by Mark Fairchild of Paul's travels here.

Jan 13, 2021

William Schniedewind on Scribal Practices in the ANE

Aaron Burke interviews William Schniedewind on his 2019 book, The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible on this YouTube video. I found the video which also contains a number of pictures of the relevant texts to be fairly interesting.

Jan 12, 2021

"The Curse of Ham": Genesis 9:24-25

Genesis 9:24-25 is a difficult text to interpret. But its use by some to justify slavery is especially regrettable. Garrett Kell does a pretty good job of addressing the passage and some of its misuse here.

Jan 11, 2021

Questioning Your Illustrations

The temptation of a nice illustration is using it without giving thought to whether it really works best with the message at hand. So, I appreciate Peter Mead's six questions to ask here.