Mar 5, 2021

Mar 4, 2021

Genesis 6: The Sons of God and Daughters of Men

Claude Mariottini has a good overview here of some of the issues related to the challenging identification of the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6.

Mar 3, 2021

The Cleansing of the Temple in John

Ian Paul has a very detailed and careful post here concerning Jesus' cleansing of the temple recorded in John 2 and how it might relate to the cleansing of the temple in the Synoptic Gospels. As one who hold to two temple cleansings, I am happy to see that he is open to the idea as well.

Mar 2, 2021

Free eBook: Worship at Corinth: Paul’s Rhetorical Arguments in 1 Corinthians

Wipf and Stock is offering a free eBook copy of Women and Worship at Corinth: Paul’s Rhetorical Arguments in 1 Corinthians by Lucy Peppiatt. The offer is only available until March 15. Here are the instructions to get your copy.

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Mar 1, 2021

Free Logos Book for March: Ephesians and 2 Peter, Jude in the Anchor Bible Series

The free Logos Books for the Month for March are Markus Barth's Ephesians 1–3 and Jerome Neyrey's 2 Peter, Jude commentaries in the Anchor Bible series. You can also purchase the following at significant discounts by going here and here. 

Psalm 1: Psalm 1–50 (AB) by Mitchell Dahood for $1.99

Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul by Richard Hays for $1.99,

Religious Affections (The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2 for $2.99. 

The Letter of James (AB) by Luke Timothy Johnson for $3.99

A Marginal Jew, Rethinking the Historical Jesus: Volume One, the Roots of the Problem and the Person by John Meier for $3.99

A History of the Work of Redemption (The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 90 for $5.99

Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises by Scott Hahn for $5.99

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible by Saul Olyan for $7.99

An Introduction to the Gospel of John by Raymond Brown for $7.99 

The Death of the Messiah, from Gethsemane to the Grave by Raymond Brown for $8.99

Romans (AB) by Joseph Fitzmyer for $9.99

The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke by Raymond Brown for $9.99

Song of Songs (AB) by Marvin Pope for $10.99

The Epistles of John (AB) by Raymond Brown for $11.99.

Revelation by Craig Koester for $14.99 

And you can pre-order Stephen Cook's forthcoming AB commentary on Ezekiel 38–48 for $19.99

You can also register for a chance to win the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary by using this link.

Feb 28, 2021

Addressing God as Father?

In this post, David Miller walks through some of the arguments related to whether addressing God as Father (e.g., Matt 6:9) was primarily a Christian innovation. I have taught this myself (eg., this post). But Miller brings up some arguments that suggest that this view might need to be at least nuanced a bit if not abandoned.