May 20, 2022

What to Remember When Grieving

Matt Klingler posts here about two truths drawn from 1 Peter for those who grieve. I found the this to be profound in its simplicity.

May 19, 2022

Free Preaching Ethics Webinar

David Allen is offering another free webinar. This time he will focus on ethics behind the pulpit, including sermon plagiarism. It should be good. Sign up here.

May 18, 2022

Preaching Hope and Lament from the Psalms

The latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society is out has an article by Ken Langley on preaching hope and lament from the Psalms. You can access the article or free here or the other articles here.

May 17, 2022

Scribal Marks on the MT

Emmanuel Tov has an interesting post here on the placement and meaning of different scribal marks associated with the MT.

Salvation and the Warning Passages in Hebrews

Jared Compton has a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion here of the warnings and Hebrews and how they related to salvation. I agree generally in Compton's approach but not not sold on his conclusions.

May 16, 2022

Online Resources for Biblical Interpretation

Rob Bradshaw continues to post his helpful lists of online resources. Here is the one for biblical interpretation.

May 14, 2022

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.

Barry J. Beitzel, Where Was the Biblical Red Sea? Examining the Ancient Evidence
David Ben-Gad HaCohen

Nuria Calduch-Benages, For Wisdom’s Sake: Collected Essays on the Book of Ben Sira
Room Wischmeyer

Jan Dušek, ed., The Samaritans in Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives
Christian Stadel

Matthias Klinghardt, The Oldest Gospel and the Formation of the Canonical Gospels
Oleg Andreev

John S. Kloppenborg, Christ’s Associations: Connecting and Belonging in the Ancient City
Peter Oakes

Mateusz Kusio, The Antichrist Tradition in Antiquity: Antimessianism in Second Temple and Early Christian Literature
Brandon R. Grafius

Sarianna Metso, The Community Rule: A Critical Edition with Translation
Jeff Cross

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Genesis 25B–50
Joel M. LeMon

Ryan S. Schellenberg, Abject Joy: Paul, Prison, and the Art of Making Do
Akio Ito


Sigve K. Tonstad, The Letter to the Romans: Paul among the Ecologists
Cherryl Hunt

May 13, 2022

Preaching Coach Podcasts

David Allen is producing some helpful podcasts related to preaching here.

May 12, 2022

Bread of the Presence

Jennie Ebeling has a very good post here on the Bread of the Presence (aka Shewbread or Showbread) that was part of the tabernacle/temple practice (e.g., Exod 35:13; 39:36; 1 Kgs 7:48; 2 Chr 4:19).

May 11, 2022

Online Resources: Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan

Rob Bradshaw continues to post his helpful lists of online resources. Here is the one for the book of Joshua and the conquest of Canaan.

May 10, 2022

Visualizing Isaiah

The Israel Museum has created an online presentation of artifacts that help to visualize the book of Isaiah. You can check it out here.

May 9, 2022

4 Reasons to Study Revelation

Although Nancy Guthrie and I likely disagree on how Revelation should be interpreted, her four reasons to study the book are worth considering.

May 8, 2022

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.

Pamela Barmash and Mark W. Hamilton, eds., In the Shadow of Empire: Israel and Judah in the Long Sixth Century BCE
Yigal Levin

Christopher A. Beeley and Mark E. Weedman, eds., The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology
Peter J. Judge

Katell Berthelot, Michaël Langlois, and Thierry Legrand, eds., Torah: Deutéronome et Pentateuque dans son ensemble
Ariel Feldman

Bruce D. Chilton, Resurrection Logic: How Jesus’ First Followers Believed God Raised Him from the Dead
John Granger Cook

Gregorio Del Olmo Lete, Lectura intertextual de la Biblia hebrea: Ensayo de literatura comparada
Miren Junkal Guevara Llaguno

Sascha Gebauer, Hugo Greßmann und sein Programm der Religionsgeschichte
Peter Porzig

Klaus Haacker, Die Apostelgeschichte
Daniel B. Glover

Justin King, Speech-in-Character, Diatribe, and Romans 3:1-9: Who’s Speaking When and Why It Matters
Rafael Rodríguez

Gerbern S. Oegema, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha
Lawrence M. Wills

Julia Rhyder, Centralizing the Cult: The Holiness Legislation in Leviticus 17–26
David M. Carr

May 7, 2022

Free Commentary on Titus

The Good Book Company is making a digit version of Tim Chester's Titus for You for free if you are willing to provide them your email address. You can access the deal here.

HT: Antony Billington

May 6, 2022

Daniel and the Lion's Den Press Conference

You can check it out on YouTube here.

HT: Ben Witherington

May 5, 2022

May 4, 2022

Free Webinar: Some Considerations on the Downfall of the Achaemenid-Persian Empire

You will have to act quickly, but you can register here for a talk by Prof. Robert Rollinger tomorrow, May 5, 2022, 2:00 - 3:15 PM PDT.

May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022

Free Webinar: Preaching the Book of Job

David Allen is offering a free webinar on preaching the book of Job on Thursday, May 12 at 2 PM (CST). You can sign up here. Dr. Allen just published Exalting Jesus in Job in the Christ-Centered Exposition series.

May 1, 2022

Free Logos Resources for May

Logos is offering part 1 of a video course from N. T. Wright entitled,"Selections from the Psalms: Part One"and the book The Philocalia of Origen as their free offerings for May. You can also purchase other books at significant discounts and enter to win the 51-volume N. T. Wright collection These offers can be accessed here and here.

Apr 29, 2022

Four Elements of Premillennialism

Michael Vlach has a succinct discussion here. Concerning the fourth point, I believe that Vlach would allow for 1000 to be understood literally or symbolically of a long period of time.

Apr 28, 2022

Themelios 47:1

You can access the latest issue of Themelios for free in three different formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software.

Apr 27, 2022

Psalm 74

I am working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 74 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps074.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_074.pdf

Psalm 74 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/87