Tempting a Hen to Play a Chick(en)

In Matt 4:5–7; Luke 4:9–12, Jesus cites Deut 6:16 in response to his temptation at the temple. The full text there runs “you shall not test Yahweh, your God, as you tested him at Massah” (Deut 6:16; לא תנסו את־יהוה אלהיכם כאשר נסיתם במסה) and refers to Israel’s grumbling about their lack of water in […]

Biblical Theology Bulletin 43, no. 3

The next issue of the Biblical Theology Bulletin is set to include: Carey Walsh, “Where Did God Go?: Theophanic Shift in Exodus” Mark T. Finney, “Servile Supplicium: Shame and the Deuteronomic Curse—Crucifixion in Its Cultural Context” Dennis C. Duling, “Paul’s Aegean Network: The Strength of Strong Ties” Lee A. Johnson, “Social Stratification”  

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 56, no. 1

The latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes the following: Paul House, “Investing in the Ruins: Jeremiah and Theological Vocation” Daniel Block, “‘What Do These Stones Mean?’: The Riddle of Deuteronomy 27” Paul Tanner, “The Cost of Discipleship: Losing One’s Life for Jesus’ Sake” Greg Rhodea, “Did Matthew […]

S. R. Driver on Google Books

Google Books has full-text PDFs freely available for the following works by S. R. Driver: Commentary on Deuteronomy (International Critical Commentary; 1895; repr., 1903) Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament (International Theological Library; 1891) BibTeX-formatted bibliography information for these texts is available here.

In the Mail: Tigay, Deuteronomy

The volume has been available for quite some time, but in yesterday’s mail arrived Jeffrey Tigay’s Deutronomy (The JPS Torah Commentary, 1996). According to the publisher, The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his […]

The (Hermeneutical) Rule of Love

Mark 12:28–30 reports Jesus’ citation of Deut 6:4–5 as Torah’s preeminent commandment and of Lev 19:18 as the commandment of next greatest standing (cf. Matt 22:34–40; Luke 10:25–28). Jesus’ expansion of Deuteronomy’s בכל־מאדך (Deut 6:5; ἐξ ὅλης τῆς δυνάμεώς σου; with all your might) into ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος […]