Daily Gleanings: Finds from AWOL (11 July 2019)

Oğuz Soysal and Başak Yıldız Gülşen’s Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration II (Bo 6151–Bo 9535) is freely available via open access from the University of Chicago. The description comments in part, The monograph offers a large number of unpublished text fragments in photo and transliteration and gives succinct philological notes to these fragments. The fragments are […]

Daily Gleanings: Paul in RBL (10 July 2019)

In the Review of Biblical Literature, Bryan Dyer discusses Gregory Jenks’s Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death (Eisenbrauns, 2015). Dyer summarizes, Jenks wades through the Pauline writings and the apostle’s contextual background to address the question of how Paul thought about his own mortality. While Greco-Roman and Jewish thought certainly influenced […]

Daily Gleanings: New Titles from SBL Press (9 July 2019)

New from SBL Press is Marvin Sweeney, ed., Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Volume 1: Methodological Studies. According to the publisher, This volume presents a collection of studies on the methodology for conceiving the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Jews and Christians as well as the treatment of key issues, such as creation, […]

Daily Gleanings: Free Books (8 July 2019)

This month, Logos is giving away for free Tom Schreiner’s Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ (IVP, 2001). The related volumes also available at a deep discount are: Nicholas Perrin and Richard Hays, ed., Jesus, Paul, and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright (IVP, 2011) for $1.99. David deSilva, Honor, Patronage, Kinship […]

Daily Gleanings (5 July 2019)

Chris Clearfield, Andras Tilcsik, and Brett McKay discuss complex systems, their failures, and what we can learn from these failures to apply in other fields. This discussion has a number of good takeaways. One of these relates to the concept of “tight coupling.” If you have a tightly coupled writing queue, you have one project […]

Daily Gleanings (4 July 2019)

Brice Jones discusses the probable (and problematic) recent offering for sale of P.Oxy. 83.5345 (a “first-century” Mark fragment). Larry Hurtado discusses Darina Staudt’s, Der eine und einzige Gott: Monotheistische Formeln im Urchristentum und ihre Vorgeschichte bei Griechen und Juden (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012). According to Hurtado, the book is “particularly helpful, but has received a disappointing […]