Jan 19, 2023

The Calling of the First Disciples

Ian Paul does a nice job here in unpacking some of the details of Jesus' calling of the first disciples.

Jan 18, 2023

How to Properly Dispose of a Bible

Interesting post here on how one should properly dispose of a presumably old or worn out  Bible that is otherwise no longer usable. As the post points out, the Bible itself does not directly address the issue and owning a Bible was not really possible for most people until the invention of the printing press nearly 600 years ago.

Jan 17, 2023

The Pool of Siloam

Carl Rasmussen has nice post on the forthcoming excavations on the Pool of Siloam here.

Jan 16, 2023

Explore the Gap Online Seminar

Jerusalem University College is offering a free online two-day seminar on topics of biblical history, geography, and culture, February 3-4, 2023. Friday, February 3, the event will run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST and on Saturday, February 4, the seminar will take place from 9:00am to 1:30 pm EST. To learn more about the seminar and to register, please visit www.juc.edu/online-seminar-2023

Jan 15, 2023

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.

Florian Durner, Die Trostschriften des Ambrosius von Mailand: Consolatio mortis im Denken der Spätantike (Mohr Siebeck)
Brian Dunkle, S.J.

Catherine Hezser and Diana V. Edelman, eds., The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity (Equinox)
Mark W. Hamilton

Jaeyoung Jeon and Louis C. Jonker, eds., Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible (De Gruyter)
David Rothstein

Jessica M. Keady, Vulnerability and Valour: A Gendered Analysis of Everyday Life in the Dead Sea Scrolls Communities (Bloomsbury)
Michael DeVries

Tat-siong Benny Liew and Fernando F. Segovia, eds., Reading Biblical Texts Together: Pursuing Minoritized Biblical Criticism (SBL Press)
Néstor Medina

Eunyung Lim, Entering God’s Kingdom (Not) Like A Little Child: Images of the Child in Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and Thomas (De Gruyter)

Sharon Betsworth

Edwina Murphy, The Bishop and the Apostle: Cyprian’s Pastoral Exegesis of Paul (De Gruyter)
Steven Edward Harris

Joseph Sievers and Amy-Jill Levine, eds., The Pharisees (Eerdmans)
William Sanger Campbell