Apr 9, 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.

Isaac M. Alderman, The Animal at Unease with Itself: Death Anxiety and the Animal-Human Boundary in Genesis 2–3
Arthur Walker-Jones

H. H. Hardy II, Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew: A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation
Sarah Lynn Baker

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold and Robert Matthew Calhoun, eds., The Origins of New Testament Theology: A Dialogue with Hans Dieter Betz
Joshua W. Jipp

Mark A. Jennings, The Price of Partnership in the Letter of Paul to the Philippians: “Make My Joy Complete”
Isaac D. Blois

Paul S. Jeon, 2 Timothy: Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith
Charles J. Bumgardner

Daewook Kim, Prophetic Conflicts in the Deuteronomistic History
Samuel A. Meier

Ernst Axel Knauf and Hermann Michael Niemann, Geschichte Israels und Judas im Altertum
Kristin Weingart

Layang Seng Ja, The Pharisees in Matthew 23 Reconsidered
Bruce Chilton

Lauri Thurén, ed., Rhetoric and Scripture: Collected Essays of Thomas H. Olbricht
Gary S. Selby

Elisabeth Wagner-Durand and Julia Linke, eds., Tales of Royalty: Notions of Kingship in Visual and Textual Narration in the Ancient Near East
Cynthia Edenburg

Apr 8, 2022

Talking Animals in the Ancient World

Hedwig Schmalzgruber has an interesting article here on talking animals in ancient literature. The Bible records two occasions of animals speaking, the serpent in Genesis 3 and a donkey in Numbers 22. Strangely, Schmalzgruber does not discuss the latter.

Apr 7, 2022

Psalm 72

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 72 (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/ps072.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_072.pdf

The Fathers on Psalm 72: https://pursuingveritas.com/2019/10/15/the-fathers-on-psalm-72

Psalm 72 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/85