Aug 5, 2022

The Personage Described in Daniel 11:36-45

Significant discussion and debate surround the identity of the personage described in Daniel 11:36–45. Paul Tanner has created a helpful table which I have modified the format slightly and added a few additional interpreters.

J. Paul Tanner, Daniel, Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, ed. H. Wayne House and William D. Barrick (Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2020), 688–689 (with slight modification and addition).

Aug 4, 2022

Cooking a Kid and Its Mother’s Milk

The command to “not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk " (Exod 23:19; 34:26; Deut 14:21) is the text behind modern Jewish kosher practices. But it is also a text that has generated considerable discussion and debate. Stefan Schorch has a good discussion of the texts both biblical and traditional here. But what I found most interesting was the possible allusion to the practice in Amos 6:3.

Aug 3, 2022

Free eBook: Church Doctrine, Volume 5: Redemption

Wipf and Stock is offering a free eBook copy of Church Doctrine, Volume 5: Redemption by Paul McGlassen. The offer is only available until August15. Here are the instructions to get your copy.

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Aug 2, 2022

Aug 1, 2022

Free Logos Books for August

Logos is offering Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends and The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians as their free books for August. You can also purchase other resources at significant discounts and enter to win the 27-volume Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds collection These offers can be accessed here and here.

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.

Andrea M. Berlin and Paul J. Kosmin, eds., The Middle Maccabees: Archaeology, History, and the Rise of the Hasmonean Kingdom (SBL Press)
Blake A. Jurgens

Lisa Wilson Davison, More Than a Womb: Childfree Women in the Hebrew Bible as Agents of the Holy (Cascade)
Wil Gafney

Dominick S. Hernández, Illustrated Job in Hebrew (GlossaHouse)
Debra Band

Carl R. Holladay, Hellenistic Jewish Literature and the New Testament: Collected Essays (Mohr Siebeck)
Erich S. Gruen

Jonathan Hong, Der ursprüngliche Septuaginta-Psalter und seine Rezensionen: Eine Untersuchung anhand der Septuaginta-Psalmen 2; 8; 33; 49 und 103 (Kohlhammer)
Gert J. Steyn

Matthias Konradt, The Gospel according to Matthew: A Commentary (Baylor University Press)
Tobias Ålöw

David L. Mathewson, A Companion to the Book of Revelation (Cascade)
Emmanuel Kabamba Nshimbi

Isaac W. Oliver and Gabriele Boccaccini, eds., The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: Text, Narrative and Reception History (T&T Clark)
Ryan D. Collman

Benjamin Schliesser, Jan Rüggemeier, Thomas J. Kraus, and Jörg Frey, eds., Alexandria: Hub of the Hellenistic World (Mohr Siebeck)
Sean A. Adams

J. David Woodington, The Dubious Disciples: Doubt and Disbelief in the Post-resurrection Scenes of the Four Gospels (De Gruyter)
Alexander P. Thompson