Jul 3, 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.

Christine H. Aarflot, God (in) Acts: The Characterization of God in the Acts of the Apostles
Reviewed by Ben Sutton

Gary Beckman, The Hittite Gilgamesh
Reviewed by Felipe Rojas

Stephen B. Chapman, The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation
Reviewed by R. W. L. Moberly

Christopher Dost, Jesus’ Bible: A Concise History of the Hebrew Scriptures
Reviewed by Bálint Károly Zabán

Andrea Kilian, Untersuchungen zur Keramik der Ersten Zwischenzeit und des frühen Mittleren Reichs aus Assiut/Mittelägypten
Reviewed by Robert Schiestl

Daniel King, ed., Studies in Biblical Philology and Lexicography
Reviewed by Jesus Pelaez

Alicia D. Myers and Lindsey S. Jodrey, eds., Come and Read: Interpretive Approaches to the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Joshua J. Coutts

Claudia Setzer and David A. Shefferman, eds., The Bible in the American Experience
Reviewed by David Morgan

Katherine E. Southwood, Job’s Body and the Dramatised Comedy of Moralising
Reviewed by Melissa A. Jackson

Jacob L. Wright, War, Memory, and National Identity in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Brad E. Kelle

Jul 2, 2021

Free eBook: Setting the Captives Free: The Bible and Human Trafficking

Wipf and Stock is offering a free eBook copy of Setting the Captives Free: The Bible and Human Trafficking by Marion L. S. Carson. The offer is only available until July 15. Here are the instructions to get your copy.

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Jul 1, 2021

Free Logos Books for July: Reinventing Jesus

The free Logos books for July are Reinventing Jesus by Komoszewski, Sawyer, and Wallace and Gregory of Nyssa’s The Life of Moses. Other books are also available at reduced prices. You can also register for a chance to win the 9-volume Kregel Exegetical Library. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here and here. 

Mud Bricks and the Book of Exodus

Dave Armstrong has a nice compendium here of various sources related to the making of mud bricks in Egypt and how it relates to the book of Exodus.

Jun 30, 2021

Top Joshua Commentaries

Lissa Wray Beal lists and annotates her top "six" (actually 7 are listed) commentaries on Joshua at Nijay Gupta's blog here.

Jun 29, 2021

The Proto-Masoretic Text

Emmanuel Tov has a ten-part series on the Proto-Masoretic here. Textual criticism can get a bit technical but these articles seem to have been written with a non-technical audience in mind.

Jun 28, 2021

Paul's Beheading

Today is one of the proposed dates for Paul's beheading. Although the apostle's death is not recorded in the Bible, it is so well-attested in church tradition that few doubt its veracity. Dating is another matter although there seems to be broad agreement in placing it in the AD 60s. In any case, you can read this article on the matter.