Jun 5, 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.

Jean-Christophe Attias, A Woman Called Moses: A Prophet for Our Time
Reviewed by Rhiannon Graybill

Warner M. Bailey, Aliens in Your Native Land: 1 Peter and the Formation of Christian Identity
Reviewed by Torrey Seland

Max Botner, Jesus Christ as the Son of David in the Gospel of Mark
Reviewed by Abson Joseph

Calum Carmichael, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Bible and Literature
Reviewed by Anthony Swindell

Alan Lenzi, An Introduction to Akkadian Literature: Contexts and Content
Reviewed by Nathan Wasserman

Barbara U. Meyer, Jesus the Jew in Christian Memory: Theological and Philosophical Explorations
Reviewed by Susannah Heschel

Nickolas P. Roubekas, ed., Theorizing “Religion” in Antiquity
Reviewed by Emma Wasserman

Adrian Schenker, Clemens Locher, and H. G. M. Williamson, Un maître de la critique textuelle: Dominique Barthélemy: L’édition de la Critique textuelle de l’Ancien Testament (1982–2015)
Reviewed by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto

John Starr, Classifying the Aramaic Texts from Qumran: A Statistical Analysis of Linguistic Features
Reviewed by Daniel Machiela

N. T. Wright, Paul: A Biography
Reviewed by D. Clint Burnett

Jun 4, 2021

New Testament Geography Resource

My friend Ka-Tong Lim has posted a link to a website (Orbis: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World) that some might find helpful for studying the New Testament as it relates to the geography. There is also a tutorial on how to use it. Ka-Tong states, 

"I seldom say this but here is a must see (must use, must share) site for students of the Bible. You can easily find out how long it would take to travel from point to point in the Roman World. For example, it would have taken at least a week to go from Jerusalem to Antioch. Note that ancient names are used (Jerusalem is spelled Ierusalem; Rome, Roma; Corinth, Corinthus, etc.)"

Jun 3, 2021

Moses' Cushite Wife

Numbers 12 relates the familial opposition that Moses encountered over his Cushite (also spelled Kushite) wife. Sidnie White Crawford has a very interesting post here that focuses on her ethnicity, drawing from biblical texts and Jewish tradition.

Jun 2, 2021

Top Numbers Commentaries

Matthew Schlimm lists and annotates his top six commentaries on Numbers at Nijay Gupta's blog here.

Jun 1, 2021

Free Logos Books for June: Hard Sayings of the Bible and Homilies on the Gospel of John 1–40

The free Logos books for June are F. F. Bruce, et al., Hard Sayings of the Bible and Augustine's Homilies on the Gospel of John 1–40. You can also purchase the following books at reduced prices.
  • Alister McGrath, The Spirit of Grace for $0.99
  • Temper Longman III, Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary (TOTC) for $1.99
  • Donald Macleod,The Person of Christ for $2.99
  • Linda Belleville, 2 Corinthians (IVPNTC) for $3.99
  • G. K. Beale, The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God for $4.99
  • John Goldingay and Tom Wright, The Bible for Everyone for $5.99
  • T. Desmond Alexander, Exodus (AOTC) for $6.99
  • James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith: A Comprehensive & Readable Theology Revised and Expanded for $7.99
  • Stephen S. Smalley, The Revelation to John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse for $8.99
  • J. Gary Millar, Changed into His Likeness: A Biblical Theology of Personal Transformation (pre-order) for $7.99
You can also register for a chance to win the 50-volume New Studies in Biblical Theology Collection. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here and here. 

May 31, 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.

Scott Adams, Prayer in John’s Farewell Discourse: An Exegetical Investigation
Reviewed by Adesola Joan Akala

Eric H. Cline, Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon
Reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel

Nijay K. Gupta, A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies: Understanding Key Debates
Reviewed by David M. Shaw

Jione Havea and Peter H. W. Lau, eds., Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika
Reviewed by Wayne Te Kaawa

Dan’el Kahn, Sennacherib’s Campaign against Judah: A Source Analysis of Isaiah 36–37
Reviewed by Shawn Zelig Aster

Timothy H. Lim, The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk
Reviewed by David J. Fuller

Scot McKnight and Nijay K. Gupta, eds., The State of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research
Reviewed by Troy Troftgruben

Christopher Rowland and Catrin H. Williams, eds., Discovering John: Essays by John Ashton
Reviewed by Chris Blumhofer

Paul J. Sander, Alternate Delimitations in the Hebrew and Greek Psalters: A Theological Analysis
Reviewed by Beat Weber

John Wortley, An Introduction to the Desert Fathers
Reviewed by Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom