May 1, 2021

Free Logos Resources for May: The Storied World of the Bible Course and Christian Philosophy in the Early Church Book

The free Logos resources for the month for May are a course by N. T. Wright, The Storied World of the Bible and a book by Anthony Meredith, Christian Philosophy in the Early Church. You can also purchase the following courses and books at reduced prices.

  • 15 Essential Biblical Texts Course by N. T. Wright for $9.99
  • Paul and His Letter to the Romans Part 1 Course by N. T. Wright for $24.99
  • Paul and His Letter to the Romans Part 2 Course by N. T. Wright for $34.99
  • Paul and His Letter to the Romans Part 3 Course by N. T. Wright for $19.99The God of Philosophy by Francis Aveling for $1.99
  • Scripture and Tradition in the Church by Yves Congar for $5.99
  • The Ethics of Aquinas by Stephen Pope for $5.99
  • A New Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels by Roland Meynet for $9.99

You can also register for a chance to win the 514-volume N. T. Wright Collection. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here and here.

Apr 30, 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 to read them.

Garrick V. Allen, Kai Akagi, Paul Sloan, and Madhavi Nevader, eds., Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity
Reviewed by D. Clint Burnett

Sherri Brown and Francis J. Moloney, Interpreting the New Testament: An Introduction
Reviewed by John W. Martens

Josette Elayi, Sargon II, King of Assyria
Reviewed by Shawn Zelig Aster

Matthew C. Genung, The Composition of Genesis 37: Incoherence and Meaning in the Exposition of the Joseph Story
Reviewed by Edward L. Greenstein

Jörg Jeremias; Judith Gärtner and Friedhelm Hartenstein, eds., Studien zum Dodekapropheton II: Gesammelte Aufsätze zu Joel, Obadja, Jona, Micha und Nahum
Reviewed by Anna Maria Bortz

Mark J. Keown, Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to Its Background, Theology, and Themes—Volume: 1: The Gospels and Acts
Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Mark R. Meyer, trans., Exodus according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Reviewed by Brett LaPrad

Jens Schröter, Die apokryphen Evangelien: Jesusüberlieferungen außerhalb der Bibel
Reviewed by Zacharias Shoukry

Jason Scully, Isaac of Nineveh’s Ascetical Eschatology
Reviewed by Patrik Hagman

Keith W. Whitelam; Emanuel Pfoh, ed., Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine
Reviewed by Aaron Koller

Apr 29, 2021

The True Vine in John 15

Ian Paul has a helpful post on Jesus as the True Vine in John 15 here.

Apr 28, 2021

Plagiarizing Sermons

I have posted on the topic of sermon plagiarism several times over the years and sadly it continues to be a problem. In fact it is probably even bigger now because technology has made it even easier. See this article from Religion News Service.

HT: Scot McKnight

Apr 27, 2021

Tattoos in the Old Testament and Rabbinic Tradition

David Bernat has a nice discussion here on on the permissibility of tattoos in Leviticus 19:28 and in rabbinic tradition.

Apr 26, 2021

Themelios 46:1

I just realized that the April issue of Themelios is out. You can access it for free on several different platforms here.