May 15, 2021

New Testament Use of the Old Testament Course Lectures

Greg Beale has posted his New Testament Use of the Old Testament course here. At the same site, you can access Beale's New Testament Theology course and sermons on Revelation (see here and here).

May 14, 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.

Tero Alstola, Judeans in Babylonia: A Study of Deportees in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE
Reviewed by Shalom E. Holtz

Keith Bodner and Benjamin J. M. Johnson, eds., Characters and Characterization in the Book of Samuel
Reviewed by Feidhlimidh Magennis

Lewis Brogdon, A Companion to Philemon
Reviewed by Kara J. Lyons-Pardue

Michal Beth Dinkler, Literary Theory and the New Testament
Reviewed by Jimmy Hoke

David G. Ford, Joshua L. Mann, and Peter M. Phillips, The Bible and Digital Millennials
Reviewed by Seth Pollinger

Andrew M. Gilhooley, The Edict of Cyrus and Notions of Restoration in Ezra–Nehemiah and Chronicles
Reviewed by Lisbeth S. Fried

James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, eds., The First Urban Churches 5: Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea
Reviewed by Michael Scott Robertson

Craig S. Keener, Between History and Spirit: The Apostolic Witness of the Book of Acts
Reviewed by Kai Akagi

Elena di Pede, Odile Flichy, and Didier Luciani, eds., Le récit: Thèmes bibliques et variations: Lectures et réécritures littéraires et artistiques
Reviewed by Anthony Swindell

Pekka Särkiö, Salomon Salaissus: Pohdintoja peitetystä Salomon kritiikistä Vanhassa testamentissa
Reviewed by Paavo Tucker

May 13, 2021

N. T. Wright on Galatians

If you are in the Houston area you might be interested in hearing N.T. Wright's forthcoming lecture, “Galatians in Three Dimensions.” It will be held out the Lanier Theological Library on June 19, 7-9 PM. I have attended several of these LTL lectures and they are great. Registration is free although you might want to hurry since I am guessing this will fill up quickly. You can get all the details here.

May 12, 2021

“Torah” in Second Temple Texts

The term "torah" is usually glossed as "Law" by many Bible students. While that is not entirely incorrect, it can lack precision at best and misleading or wrong at worst. It really is better understood as instruction or "teaching." Molly Zahn does a good job here showing how the term torah really had a broader range of meaning than "law" or a reference to Pentateuch during the Second Temple period (516 BC - AD 70).

May 11, 2021

Top Genesis Commentaries

Richard Middleton lists and annotates his top six on Nijay Gupta's blog here.

May 10, 2021