Jul 16, 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.

Patrick T. R. Gray, Claiming the Mantle of Cyril: Cyril of Alexandria and the Road to Chalcedon (Peeters)
John A. McGuckin

Scott J. Hafemann, Paul: Servant of the New Covenant; Pauline Polarities in Eschatological Perspective (Mohr Siebeck)
H. H. Drake Williams III

Philip A. Harland and Richard Last, Group Survival in the Ancient Mediterranean: Rethinking Material Conditions in the Landscape of Jews and Christians (T&T Clark)
David Fiensy

Martin Heide and Joris Peters, Camels in the Biblical World (Eisenbrauns)
Justin Elan Lev-Tov

Elizabeth Mburu, African Hermeneutics (HippoBooks)
Dora Rudo Mbuwayesango

Alicia D. Myers, An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts (Oxford University Press)
John T. Carroll

Rikard Roitto, Colleen Shantz, and Petri Luomanen, eds., Social and Cognitive Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount (Equinox)
Warren Carter

Colin Semwayo, The Concept of Divine Sovereignty in Micah: A Vision for the Fulfillment of the Abrahamic Promises (Langham Monographs)
Kenneth Cuffey

J. Edward Walters, ed., Eastern Christianity: A Reader (Eerdmans)
Christine Shepardson

John H. Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible (Baker Academic)
Heath D. Dewrell

Jul 14, 2022

The Nature of David Sin Against Bathsheba

Andrew Perriman has a very good post here addressing recent discussions related to the David's sin against Bathsheba, most specifically whether it amounted to rape.

Jul 13, 2022

John Mark Bibliography

Michael Kok has posted a brief but helpful bibliography on John Mark here.

Jul 12, 2022

History and Creative Liberties

Eleanor Parker has an interesting article here on how historians often take creative liberties in their descriptions of historical events and how that can be problematic. I have similar concerns with how some preachers and teachers often treat biblical events. One can call it "sanctified imagination" but it is still imagination.

Jul 11, 2022

Steve Walton on the Authorship of Acts

Steve Walton has posted a YouTube video on the significance of the authorship of Acts and has also provided a link to his slides from the same talk here.