Jan 26, 2024

The Hebrew Calendar

This is a very interesting article on the Hebrew calendar.

Jan 25, 2024

Religious "Nones"

This NPR article reports that, "When Americans are asked to check a box indicating their religious affiliation, 28% now check 'none.' And this "now the largest cohort in the U.S. They're more prevalent among American adults than Catholics (23%) or evangelical Protestants (24%)." 

Jan 24, 2024

Psalm 127

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

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps127.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_127.pdf

John Piper, Don’t Eat the Bread of Anxious Toil: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/dont-eat-the-bread-of-anxious-toil

Psalm 127 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/212

Daniel Akin sermon resources: https://www.danielakin.com/how-to-build-a-household-of-faith and https://www.danielakin.com/the-family-that-the-lord-blesses

Jan 22, 2024

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.

Leslie C. Allen, 1 and 2 Chronicles: An Introduction and Study Guide: A Message for Yehud (T&T Clark)
Yigal Levin

David R. Bauer, The Book of Acts as Story: A Narrative-Critical Study (Baker Academic)
Renee Dutter Miller

Eve-Marie Becker, Helen K. Bond, and Catrin H. Williams, eds., John’s Transformation of Mark (T&T Clark)
Craig A. Evans

Aubrey E. Buster, Remembering the Story of Israel: Historical Summaries and Memory Formation in Second Temple Judaism (Cambridge University Press)
Daniel L. Smith

Ronald Charles, ed., Paul and Matthew among Jews and Gentiles: Essays in Honour of Terence L. Donaldson (T&T Clark)
Paula Fredriksen

Christian Frevel, History of Ancient Israel (SBL Press)
Benjamin W. Porter

Jason Gile, Ezekiel and the World of Deuteronomy (T&T Clark)
Joel B. Kemp

Michael J. Gorman, Romans: A Theological and Pastoral Commentary (Eerdmans)
Doug Burleson

Andrew M. Mbuvi, African Biblical Studies: Unmasking Embedded Racism and Colonialism in Biblical Studies (T&T Clark)
Nebeyou Alemu Terefe

Ann-Kristin Wigand, Achikar in Elephantine: Die aramäische Achikarkomposition im Kontext des perserzeitlichen Elephantine (Mohr Siebeck)
Holger Gzella