Feb 26, 2022

Outreach Magazine's Essential Reading for 2022

This list of annotated resources is worth checking out.

Feb 25, 2022

A Synagogue in Magdala

Leen Ritmyer has a nice post here on a first century synagogue discovered in 2009 at Magdala. The Gospels do not mention this synagogue but it can help us visualize synagogues from the time period. I do wish that the drawings would not be spoiled by the watermarks though.

Feb 24, 2022

Justin Martyr and the Gospel of John

Michael Kruger has a good post here arguing that Justin Martyr knew of the Gospel of John.

Feb 23, 2022

The "Colossian Heresy"

Interpreters have frequently debated the exact nature and identity of the false teaching addressed by Paul in Colossians. But I am wondering whether it might be time to see the aberration as an amalgamation of various elements of false doctrine rather than a teaching traceable to a single source. In any case, the following is a slide that I have used in the past to help illustrate the false teaching in terms of a spectrum. Given what I have stated, I am not sure how helpful the visual is but include it nonetheless.


Feb 22, 2022

Psalm 67

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 67 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Jerome Creach: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=4066

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps067.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_067.pdf

Psalm 67 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/80 

Daniel Akin sermon resources: https://www.danielakin.com/a-missionarys-psalm-through-the-psalms-series

Feb 20, 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.

Jean-Noël Aletti, Le Messie souffrant: Un défi pour Matthieu, Marc et Luc
Sébastien Doane

David M. Carr, Genesis 1–11
John Day

Brandon Cline, Petition and Performance in Ancient Rome: The Apologies of Justin Martyr
Judith M. Lieu

Wilda C. Gafney, Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne
Stacy Davis

Lourdes García Ureña, Narrative and Drama in the Book of Revelation: A Literary Approach
Alexander P. Thompson

Nijay K. Gupta, Paul and the Language of Faith
Jin Ki Hwang

Ralph K. Hawkins, Discovering Exodus: Content, Interpretation, Reception
Riemer Roukema

Luke Timothy Johnson, Interpreting Paul: The Canonical Paul, Volume 2
M. Eugene Boring

Lionel J. Windsor, Reading Ephesians and Colossians after Supersessionism: Christ’s Mission through Israel to the Nations
Alexander E. Stewart

Lynell Zogbo and Ernst R. Wendland, Hebrew Poetry in the Bible: A Guide for Understanding and for Translating
Barry Bandstra