Jun 26, 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.

Ronald J. Allen, I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary for Preaching from the Book of Revelation
Reviewed by Gregory L. Linton

Bruk Ayele Asale, 1 Enoch as Christian Scripture: A Study in the Reception and Appropriation of 1 Enoch in Jude and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahәdo Canon
Reviewed by Nebeyou Alemu Terefe

Mette Bundvad and Kasper Siegismund, eds., Vision, Narrative, and Wisdom in the Aramaic Texts from Qumran: Essays from the Copenhagen Symposium, 14–15 August, 2017
Reviewed by Aaron Koller

Rocco Caruso, Il paradigma della scelta disobbediente: Studio narratologico di Ger 40–44
Reviewed by Vincenzo Lopasso

Bleda S. Düring, The Imperialisation of Assyria: An Archaeological Approach
Reviewed by Kyle H. Keimer

Nicholas A. Elder, The Media Matrix of Early Jewish and Christian Narrative
Reviewed by Mark D. Cooper

Arminta M. Fox, Paul Decentered: Reading 2 Corinthians with the Corinthian Women
Reviewed by Annelies Moeser

Shushma Malik, The Nero-Antichrist: Founding and Fashioning a Paradigm
Reviewed by Harry O. Maier

Suzanna R. Millar, Genre and Openness in Proverbs 10:1–22:16
Reviewed by Tremper Longman III

Arie W. Zwiep, Jairus’s Daughter and the Haemorrhaging Woman: Tradition and Interpretation of an Early Christian Miracle Story
Reviewed by Barry Blackburn

Jun 25, 2021


Dan Crabtree has an insightful post here on evaluating providential events in our lives.

Jun 23, 2021

Hebrew Texts, Lexicons, and Grammars

Marc Brettler has a good discussion here on using Hebrew texts, lexicon, and grammar and illustrates each point. Brettler also highlights a website he has created on Tools for Studying the Hebrew Bible. A cursory scan suggests that this will be one to bookmark.

Jun 22, 2021

A Typology of Red-Purple?

Elliott Stevens has an interest post here on the possible typology of red-purple in the Bible. I am not entirely convinced of the entire argument including whether this really qualifies as typology. But I do think that some of the connections are worth considering.

Jun 21, 2021

Unanswered Prayer

Justin Dillehay provides four possible reasons here. Another reason could be sin. A number of passages might support this (e.g., Ps 66:18; Prov 28:9; Isa 59:2; 1 Pet 3:7). Whether texts like these refer to a deficiency in praying or God's unwillingness to answer but in either case the net result is the same.