Oct 2, 2021

The Necessity of Biblical Languages

Denny Burk highlights how Rob Plummer makes a good case for learning the languages here.

Oct 1, 2021

Free Logos Resources for October

Logos is offering Daniel Akin's commentary on 1, 2, and 2 John in the Christ-Centered Exposition series  Recovering  and John Henry Newman's An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Ascent as their October freebies. You can also purchase other books at significant discounts and enter to win a complete set of the New American Commentary series. These offers can be accessed here and here.

Sep 30, 2021

The Location of the Reed/Red Sea

Barry Beitzel has a helpful and nicely illustrated article here.

Sep 29, 2021

Top 1–2 Samuel Commentaries

Stephen Chapman lists and annotates his top six 1–2 Samuel commentaries on Nijay Gupta's blog here. I am surprised that Tsumera's two NICOT volumes did not make the cut.

Sep 28, 2021

Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 26

The latest issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal is available as a free PDF here. I am most interested in a couple of interesting articles on Sheol.

Sep 27, 2021

Another Commentary on Romans

Some might ask whether we really need another commentary on Romans with a number of excellent and recent works already available (e.g., Moo, Schreiner). But I think Frederick Dale Bruner's forthcoming volume might suggest that there is room for one more for at least two reasons. First, in this interview, Bruner seems to see Romans as a gospel-oriented work. This might not seem to be all that significant to those who are not involved in the academic world, but for those of us that are, it is a welcome change from other less traditional, and I believe incorrect, approaches to the epistle (e.g., new perspective). Second, Bruner's previous commentaries on Matthew and John were characterized by both exegetical and spiritual insights. There is a  I am hoping for more of the same in his treatment of Romans. 

You can read an excerpt of his forthcoming commentary here.

Sep 26, 2021

New Testament Rhetoric

Paul Himes has a helpful list of resources for the study of New Testament rhetoric here. I am not convinced that ancient rhetorical practices played as big a role in the New Testament as some suggest but it is still important to have a general working knowledge for what it was.