Dec 8, 2023

Ritmeyer on the Gaza Strip

Leen Ritmeyer has a nicely illustrated post here on the archaeology of the area of the Gaza Strip.

Dec 7, 2023

The Rainbow in Genesis and ANE

Ronald Hendel has an interesting article here on the rainbow in Genesis 9 and the ancient Near East.

Dec 6, 2023

Christianity Today’s 2024 Book Awards

You can access the annotated listing here.

Dec 5, 2023

Christmas through the Eyes of Women

We are looking at Christmas through the eyes of women utilizing the birth story in Luke for this year's Christmas series. We will examine Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna. I found it  interesting to compare and contrast these three and have summarized the results in the following table.

Dec 4, 2023

Overview of the Bible Slides

Steve Walton has made his slides for an overview of the Bible presentation available here. Walton is building off the work of Bartholomew and Goheen.

Dec 3, 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.

Timothy R. Ashley, The Book of Numbers (Eerdmans)
Christian Frevel

Carol Bakhos and Gerhard Langer, eds., The Jewish Middle Ages (SBL Press)
Dana Fishkin

Ian Boxall and Bradley C. Gregory, eds., The New Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (Cambridge University Press)
Stacy Davis

Jan A. Bremmer, Becoming a Man in Ancient Greece and Rome: Essays on Myths and Rituals of Initiation (Mohr Siebeck)
Jeffrey M. Tripp

Tony Burke, ed., New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 3 (Eerdmans)
Gerbern S. Oegema

Michael B. Cover, John Thiede, and Joshua Ezra Burns, eds., Bridging Scripture and Moral Theology: Essays in Dialogue with Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan S.J. (Lexington/Fortress Academic)
Jeffrey L. Morrow

Vicente Dobroruka, Persian Influence on Daniel and Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (T&T Clark)
Jason M. Silverman

Samuel M. Ngewa, The Epistles of John: Their Message and Relevance for Today (Cascade)
Toan Do

Andrei Orlov, The Glory of the Invisible God: Two Powers in Heaven Traditions and Early Christology (T&T Clark)
Michael F. Bird

David Toshio Tsumura, Vertical Grammar of Parallelism In Biblical Hebrew (SBL Press)
Barbara Kaiser

Lily C. Vuong, The Protevangelium of James (Cascade)
Thomas W. Hudgins

William M. Wright IV and Francis Martin, Encountering the Living God in Scripture: Theological and Philosophical Principles for Interpretation (Baker Academic)
Mike O’Neal