Feb 19, 2022

Top Esther Commentaries

Chloe Sun lists and annotates her top six commentaries on Esther on Nijay Gupta's blog here. It is a solid listing. But Tomasino's, EEC commentary might be a better choice than Levenson. And though it might be too brief to include it in the top six and is a little dated, Joyce Baldwin's commentary in the Tyndale series is a model of clarity and judicious interpretation.

Feb 18, 2022

Psalm 66

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 66 (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/ps066.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_066.pdf

Psalm 66 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/79

Feb 17, 2022

The Imporance of the Tabernacle in the Book of Exodus

Even a casual reading of Exodus suggests that the Tabernacle plays an important part of the book. Nearly a third of the book relates either to instructions related to its construction or to the construction itself and the pivotal golden calf incident which occurs between the instruction and construction shows why the Tabernacle was needed. The significance of the Tabernacle is also evident by comparing it to other important events in Exodus.

· The birth of Moses – 1 chapter
· The call of Moses – 2 chapters
· The ten plagues – 6 chapters
· The crossing of the Red [Reed] Sea – 2 chapters
· The Ten Commandments and Law – 6 chapters
· The Tabernacle – 13 chapters

Feb 16, 2022

Isaianic Scholarship in Allegory

Andy Abernethy's article from Didaktikos on Isaianic scholarship is available here. The bulk of the article tells the story through a creative allegory.

Feb 15, 2022

Caesarea Maritima

David Graves has a very nice post on Caesarea Maritima here.

Feb 14, 2022

Outlining in Word

I usually do outlines in sermons or class notes manually but David Stark has a helpful post here on how you can set up a style in Word that will do it automatically.