Nov 19, 2022

Psalm 96

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

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne:

“The Royal Creator-God” John Hilber:

William Barrick’s notes:

John Piper, Declare His Glory Among the Nations:

Psalm 96 devotional:

Nov 17, 2022

Identifying Central Themes

Kimble and Spellman provide helpful criteria for identifying central themes in the Bible. They suggest the following.

  • "A central theme is a theme that shows up and develops across the canon. A central theme shows up multiple times at strategic moments in the Bible’s grand storyline and at strategic locations in the biblical canon."
  • "A central theme will interface with several other major and minor themes."
  • "A central them is one that is central for the biblical authors themselves."

Jeremy Kimble and Ched Spellman, Biblical Theology: Exploring the Shape, Storyline, and Themes of Scripture (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2020), 239.

Nov 16, 2022

Free Gospel of John Commentary

The Good Book Company is offering a free epub version Josh Moody's John 1–12 For You in exchange for an email address here.

Nov 15, 2022

Advice for Academic Conferences

The academic conference season is upon us. So see J. David Stark's advice here for maximizing your experience.

Nov 14, 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.

Claudia D. Bergmann, Festmahl ohne Ende: Apokalyptische Vorstellungen vom Speisen in der Kommenden Welt im antiken Judentum und ihre biblischen Wurzeln (Kohlhammer)
Laura S. Lieber

Yanrong Chen, The Diffused Story of the Footwashing in John 13: A Textual Study of Bible Reception in Late Imperial China (Pickwick)
Jonathan C. Borland

Jason L. Merritt, Devils and Deviants: Religious Schism in 1 and 2 John (Wipf & Stock)
Steven R. Shisley

Hilde Brekke Moller, The Vermes Quest: The Significance of Geza Vermes for Jesus Research (Bloomsbury)
Tucker S. Ferda

Reinhard Müller and Juha Pakkala, Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible: Toward a Refined Literary Criticism (SBL Press)
Julian C. Chike

Jared Ortiz, ed., Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition (Catholic University of America Press)
Michael M. C. Reardon

Thomas Schmeller, Kreuz und Kraft II: Untersuchungen zu Paulus (Katholisches Bibelwerk)
Oda Wischmeyer

Olivier-Thomas Venard, ed., La passion selon saint Matthieu: Matthieu 26–28 (Peeters)
Serge Ruzer