May 27, 2023
May 26, 2023
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.Jennifer Garcia Bashaw, Scapegoats: The Gospel through the Eyes of Victims (Fortress)
Kathleen Gallagher Elkins
Christoph Heilig, The Apostle and the Empire: Paul’s Implicit and Explicit Criticism of Rome (Eerdmans)
Jerry Hwang, Contextualization and the Old Testament: Between Asian and Western Perspectives (Langham Global Library)
Bin Kang, Honor and Shame in 1 Samuel 1–7 (Langham Monographs)
Tony W. Cartledge
Margaret M. Mitchell, John Chrysostom on Paul: Praises and Problem Passages (SBL Press)
John and Anti-Judaism: Reading the Gospel in Light of Greco-Roman Culture
Jonathan Numada, (Pickwick)
J. Warren Smith, Ambrose, Augustine, and the Pursuit of Greatness (Cambridge University Press)
Markus Zehnder and Hallvard Hagelia, eds., The Bible and Money: Economy and Socioeconomic Ethics in the Bible (Sheffield Phoenix)
Benjamin D. Gordon
May 25, 2023
Jeff Weddle has some helpful thoughts on the assurance of salvation here. I tend to use the designation eternal security for what Weddle calls objective proof and assurance as what he calls subjective proof. But his general conclusions are spot on.
I think Duane Garrett expresses well how I explain God's hardening of Pharaoh's heart.
Interpreting the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart, therefore, we should not deny God’s power to bend and move the human heart, but neither should we imply that Pharaoh was coerced into doing something that he did not really want to do. God stiffened Pharaoh’s resolve, but the will to oppress Israel and resist God was his own.
Duane A. Garrett, A Commentary on Exodus, Kregel Exegetical Library (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2014), 374–375.