Feb 13, 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. 

G. K. Beale, Colossians and Philemon
Reviewed by Ernest P. Clark

Christy Cobb, Slavery, Gender, Truth, and Power in Luke-Acts and Other Narratives
Reviewed by Shawn Kelley

Zeba A. Crook, ed., The Ancient Mediterranean Social World: A Sourcebook
Reviewed by David B. Gowler

Deryn Guest, YHWH and Israel in the Book of Judges: An Object-Relations Analysis
Reviewed by Klaas Spronk

John H. Hilber, Old Testament Cosmology and Divine Accommodation: A Relevance Theory Approach
Reviewed by John Oswalt

Jeanette Matthews, Prophets as Performers: Biblical Performance Criticism and Israel’s Prophets
Reviewed by Rosanne Liebermann

Steven J. Patterson, The Forgotten Creed: Christianity’s Original Struggle against Bigotry, Sexism, and Racism
Reviewed by Vincent L. Wimbush

Ilan Peled, Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Vien V. Nguyen, SCJ

Peter Schäfer, Two Gods in Heaven: Jewish Concepts of God in Antiquity
Reviewed by Shaye J. D. Cohen

Miles V. Van Pelt, Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide
Reviewed by Robert D. Holmstedt

Jacqueline Vayntrub, Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms
Reviewed by Steven Bishop

Bruce K. Waltke and James M. Houston, The Psalms as Christian Praise: A Historical Commentary
Reviewed by David G. Firth

Feb 12, 2021

Sermon on Psalm 2 by Steve Walton

Although this is a little different from the sermons I usually watch, I enjoyed this one from Psalm 2 by Steve Walton.

Feb 9, 2021

How Long Does it Take to Prepare a Sermon?

The answer to this question varies and it really does come down to a number of different factors. Peter Mead does a good job of outlining some of those factors in this post.

Feb 8, 2021

The Salvation of all Israel in Romans 11:26?

Jared Compton has a pretty good post here on what Paul means by "all Israel will be saved’ in Romans 11:26.

Feb 7, 2021

Hershel Shanks (1930–2021)

Word began getting out yesterday that Hershel Shanks had passed away. A brief obituary can be read here. I did not know Hershel personally, but he helped feed my interest in biblical archaeology primarily through the magazine he founded and edited, the Biblical Archaeology Review. I started reading back in the 90s and have a hard copy of every issue except one.