Jul 29, 2022

On Site: Tel Gezer

Biblical Archaeology Society is apparently producing a number of "Onsite" videos. This one on Tel Gezer is brief (less than five minutes) but provides a decent overview of the site. 

I recently took some folks there and watching a video this ahead of time would have been helpful.

Jul 26, 2022

Psalm 84

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

Ray Stedman., “The Living God,” Psalm 84: https://www.raystedman.org/old-testament/psalms/the-living-god

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps084.pdf

Spokane Bible Church: http://www.spokanebiblechurch.com/books/psalm-84

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_084.pdf

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, True Religion: https://www.mljtrust.org/sermons-online/psalms-84-1-12/true-religion

Psalm 84 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/97

Daniel Akin sermon resources: https://www.danielakin.com/better-is-one-day-in-your-courts-than-thousands-elsewhere-through-the-psalms-series

Jul 25, 2022

Making Most of Libraries

I learned most of what David Stark suggests here when I was working on my dissertation but this article could be a helpful read for some.

Jul 24, 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.

David A. Brondos, The Parting of the Gods: Paul and the Redefinition of Judaism (Theological Community of Mexico)
Kent Yinger

Craig A. Carter, Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis (Baker Academic)
C. Clifton Black

Katharine J. Dell, The Solomonic Corpus of “Wisdom” and Its Influence (Oxford University Press)
Brandon R. Grafius

Elijah Hixson and Peter J. Gurry, eds., Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism (IVP Academic)
Chris S. Stevens

Marcus A. Leman, Reading with the Masoretes: The Exegetical Utility of Masoretic Accent Patterns (GlossaHouse)
Daniel J. Crowther

Angela N. Parker, If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I? Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority (Eerdmans)
Clarice J. Martin

Beatrix Potter; Gary T. Manning Jr., trans., Peter Rabbit and Other Stories in Koine Greek (GlossaHouse)
Andrew Daniel

Michael K. W. Suh, Power and Peril: Paul’s Use of Temple Discourse in 1 Corinthians (De Gruyter)
Ryan D. Collman

Einar Thomassen, The Coherence of “Gnosticism” (De Gruyter)
David Brakke

Yair Zakovitch, The Song of Songs: Riddle of Riddles (T&T Clark)
Melanie Peetz

Comparing Biblical and ANE Prophetic Practices

Joel Thomas has a brief but helpful overview here.