Jul 7, 2023

What Indiana Jones Gets Right and Wrong about Archaeology

Indiana Jones is hard to avoid for those involved in the archaeological world. This article explores mostly what the films get right (at least in a broad sense).

Jul 6, 2023

Free eBook: Cascade Companion to Evil

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Jul 5, 2023

The David and Goliath Story in the MT and the LXX

Jeremy Hutton asks and answers the question of why the David and Goliath story is 40% longer in the MT than in the LXX here. The author suggests that the solution might be found in a repair of a damaged scroll. In any case, Hutton provides an informative and interesting discussion.

Jul 4, 2023

Psalm 119

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

The Text this Week: http://www.textweek.com/writings/psalm119.htm

Favorite Psalms: Psalm 119: https://kenboa.org/old-testament/favorite-psalms-psalm-119

Psalm 119, “According to your word”: http://www.spokanebiblechurch.com/books/psalm-119-according-your-word

Christian Way of Life, Psalm 119: http://www.spokanebiblechurch.com/christian-way-life-psalm-119

What should we learn from Psalm 119?: https://www.gotquestions.org/Psalm-119.html

Helpful Resources on Psalm 119: https://www.hbcharlesjr.com/2006/01/17/helpful-resources-on-psalm-119

A Psalm of Truth AND Suffering — Psalm 119: http://bradhambrick.com/a-psalm-of-truth-and-suffering-psalm-119

How to Read Psalm 119: https://www.lifetolifeblog.com/how-to-read-psalm-119

Shutterstock images: https://www.shutterstock.com/search/psalm+119

Matt Chandler video and other resources: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/257957

Sermons on Psalm 119 at Monergism: https://www.monergism.com/topics/mp3-audio-multimedia/00-old-testament-sermons-book/psalms/5-books-psalms-audio/book-5-12

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps119.pdf

“Are You Sitting Down for This” sermon by Steven Smith: http://preachingsource.com/sermon/are-you-sitting-down-for-this

Sermon by Ryan Stokes: http://preachingsource.com/sermon/swbts-chapel-november-1-2011

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_119.pdf

Finding Life “According to Your Word”: What Psalm 119 Says to Tired, Doubting Souls: https://davidschrock.com/2015/10/31/finding-life-according-to-your-word-what-psalm-119-says-to-tired-doubting-souls

John Piper, The Sum of God's Word Is Truth: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-sum-of-gods-word-is-truth

John Piper Sermons: https://www.desiringgod.org/scripture/psalms/119

The Fathers on Psalm 119: https://pursuingveritas.com/2019/11/19/the-fathers-on-psalm-119 

Seeking Torah, Seeking God: Psalm 119 by Shalom Holtz: https://www.thetorah.com/article/seeking-torah-seeking-god-psalm-119

Jul 2, 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.

Emily A. Hemelrijk, Women and Society in the Roman World: A Sourcebook of Inscriptions from the Roman West (Cambridge University Press)
Alicia J. Batten

Daniel O. McClellan, YHWH’s Divine Images: A Cognitive Approach (SBL Press)
David E. S. Stein

Timothy E. Miller, Echoes of Jesus in the First Epistle of Peter (Picwick)
Peter H. Davids

Graham Ogden, Obadiah and Haggai (Sheffield Phoenix)
Tchavdar S. Hadjiev