Oct 28, 2022

Isaiah and the Age of Empires

Critical treatments of Isaiah often leave me a bit frustrated but this one seemed to be fairly balanced.

Oct 27, 2022

Zacchaeus in Luke 19

Ian Paul has a very good discussion here of Zacchaeus in Luke 19.

Oct 26, 2022

Gordon Fee (1934–2022)

It is being reported on a number of online platforms (here for one) that Gordon Fee is now with the Lord. I did not know him personally but have been impacted by his scholarship in the New Testament. His work was thoughtful, thorough, and helpful.

Oct 25, 2022

Jim Denison on Preaching

This essay meanders a bit but makes several cogent observations concerning preaching.

Oct 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.

Pamela Barmash and Mark W. Hamilton, eds., In the Shadow of Empire: Israel and Judah in the Long Sixth Century BCE (SBL Press)
Michael B. Hundley

Aaron Butts, Kristen Heal, and Sebastian P. Brock, Clavis to the Metrical Homilies of Narsai (Peeters)
Adam H. Becker

G. Anthony Keddie, Michael Flexenhar, and Steven J. Friesen, eds., The Struggle over Class: Socioeconomic Analysis of Ancient Christian Texts (SBL Press)
David B. Hollander

Jerome H. Neyrey, An Encomium for Jesus: Luke, Rhetoric, and the Story of Jesus (Sheffield Phoenix)
Toan Do

Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, Tora und Weisheit: Studien zur frühjüdischen Literatur (Mohr Siebeck)
Jozef Tiňo

Andrei A. Orlov, Yetzer Anthropologies in the Apocalypse of Abraham (Mohr Siebeck)
William Horst

Charlie Trimm, The Destruction of the Canaanites: God, Genocide, and Biblical Interpretation (Eerdmans)
Gili Kugler

Walter T. Wilson, Ancient Wisdom: An Introduction to Sayings Collections (Eerdmans)
Dennis R. Magary