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The Temple Mount in the Herodian Period (37 BC–70 A.D.)

<i>This post was originally published on Leen Ritmeyer’s website Ritmeyer Archaeological Design. It has been republished with permission. Visit the</i> …

Archaeology

Book Review: Abner Chou, The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers

<b>Chou, Abner. The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers: Learning to Interpret Scripture from the Prophets and Apostles. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel</b> …

Theology

Beverly Roberts Gaventa: We, They and All in Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Professor Beverly Roberts Gaventa (Baylor University) presented the 2018 Fretheim lecture at Luther Seminary on April 10, 2018. The lecture commences …

North America

The Bible and Interpretation - Magdala's Stone of Contention

Magdala's Stone of Contention<p><i>Since we do not have any art guidebook, which survived from the Late Second Temple period, we should approach the topic</i> …

Archaeology

Book Review: Blackwell, Goodrich and Maston, Reading Mark in Context

<b>Blackwell, Ben C., John K. Goodrich and Jason Maston. Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids, Mich. Zondervan, 2018.</b> …

Theology

Long-lost Roman library reemerges in Germany after 2,000 years in darkness

When the Romans expanded across Europe 2,000 years ago, they made inroads into almost every corner of the continent, fighting as far away as Scotland and sending its coins to what today is Estonia.<p>But Germany posed a particular challenge. In the year 9 of our modern calendar system, the Romans …

German History

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I & II Timothy and Titus (NTL) by Collins

Raymond Collins wrote this commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in the New Testament Library (NTL) series. Its critical stance is in line with what I …

Theology

The Context of Psalm of Solomon 17

Psalm of Solomon 17 is by far the most significant section of the collection. The Psalm describes a Davidic, messianic figure who will purge …

Theology

The Life of the Righteous Goes On Forever – Psalm of Solomon 13

Psalm of Solomon is another example of two-ways theology. There is a sharp contrast between the righteous (δίκαιος) and the sinner (ἁμαρτωλός). In …

Βαριωνᾶ

I have rarely paid attention in the past to the way that Simon is referred to in Matthew 16. Once again I am forced to consider how frequently one …

New Testament

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Biblical Studies Carnival 149 (July 2018)

<b> Karen R. Keen (@Keen_KR) has posted the Biblical Studies Carnival for July 2018.</b> She has done an excellent job collecting a wide range of links to …

Theology

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Sound the Trumpet in Zion – Psalm of Solomon 11

R. B. Wright points out this psalm resonates with Baruch 4:36–5:9 and has clear allusions to Isaiah 40-55. Since the author seems to know Sirach, …

Theology

On Byzantine Apocrypha and Erotapokriseis Literature

As I work through the contributions to the second volume of <i>New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures</i>, I am struck by how many of them are …

Theology

Review: Romans (BTCP)

In a world of romans commentaries, why buy one more? Or if you don’t have any, why buy this one? David Peterson, who was a senior research fellow and …

The One Who Does Righteousness – Psalm of Solomon 9

The writer reflects on the first destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion which followed (9:1-3). The title of the psalm is εἰς ἔλεγχον, …

Theology

Book Review: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith

<b>My Rating –</b> If you are looking for something (if you’ve read other Systematics then pass)<p><b>Level –</b> Fairly easy read, longer (400 pages) and a bit …

Theology

Book Review: E. Randolph Richards and Joseph R. Dodson, A Little Book for New Bible Scholars

<b>Richards, E. Randolph and Joseph R. Dodson. A Little Book for New Bible Scholars</b><b>. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2018. 116 pp. Pb. $9.00</b> <b>Link to</b> …

Theology

Book Review: John M. Frame, Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

<b>Frame, John M. Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers. Bellingham, Wash.: Lexham Press, 2018. 140 pp.; Pb. $12.99</b> <b>Link to Lexham</b> …

Theology

Book Review: Craig D. Allert, Early Christian Readings of Genesis One

<b>Allert, Craig D. Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation. BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity.</b> …

Theology

Book Review: John Glynn, Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources

<b>Glynn, John. Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2018. 318 pp. Pb. $27.99</b> <b>Link to Kregel</b><i>Best Bible Books</i> is an …

New Testament

The New Edition of Acts – Listing the Differences between ECM and NA28

At this year’s British New Testament Conference, the Acts group organises a panel discussion on the new Acts volumes in the <i>Editio Critica Maior</i> …

Review: Paul: The Pagans' Apostle by Paula Frederiksen

<i>This review first appeared in</i> <b>Kesher Journal</b><i>, with small modifications</i>. Paul persists as a polarizing and puzzling figure within and without the …

A Restoration of Israel – Psalm of Solomon 7

The title of this short psalm is significant. R. B. Wright translates the Greek title ἐπιστροφῆς as “about restoring” since verses 1-3 call on the …

Mission in the midst of persecution: a book review

July 11, 2018 by Gerald McDermott<p>Ben Kwashi’s new book, <i>Evangelism and Mission</i><i>,</i> ought to be studied by every Christian seminarian wondering about his …

Book Review: Capes, Reeves and Richards, Rediscovering Jesus

<b>Capes, David B., Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards. Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on</b> …

Moderate Wealth with Righteousness – Psalm of Solomon 5

There is nothing in <i>Psalms of Solomon</i> 5 to hint at a date or historical circumstance. The psalm begins with praise to God for his gracious provision …