Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (May 1, 2015)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Francis Borchardt, The Torah in 1 Maccabees: A Literary Critical Approach to the Text, reviewed by Thomas Hieke Cilliers Breytenbach and Jörg Frey, eds., Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion—Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte, reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus Walter Dietrich, Die Samuelbücher im deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk: Studien […]

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”  

Bulletin for Biblical Research 23, no. 1

The latest issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes: Joshua Philpot, “Exodus 34:29–35 and Moses’ Shining Face” Edward Bridge, “The Metaphoric Use of Slave Terms in the Hebrew Bible” Gregory Goswell, “Joshua and Kingship” Gregory Wong, “A Farewell to Arms: Goliath’s Death as Rhetoric against Faith in Arms” David DeSilva, “The […]

Journal of Theological Studies 63, no. 2

The Journal of Theological Studies 63, no. 2 includes: Max Rogland, ” ‘Moses Used to Take a Tent’?: Reconsidering the Function and Significance of the Verb Forms in Exodus 33:7–11″ C. A. Strine, “The Role of Repentance in the Book of Ezekiel: A Second Chance for the Second Generation” Benjamin Schliesser, ” ‘Abraham Did not “Doubt” in […]

Messiah, Our Passover

As יהוה was delivering Israel from Egypt, he commanded his people spread lamb’s blood on their doorposts and lintels (Exod 12:7). In view of this blood, יהוה passed over his people and judged only the Egyptians’ firstborn and their gods (Exod 12:12–13), for יהוה had provided that the Israelites should redeem their firstborn with lamb’s […]

My Angel Joshua

Within the narrative of Exodus, identifying the referent of the term מלאך (angel, messenger) in Exod 23:20 is somewhat nettlesome (Ausloos, “The ‘Angel of YHWH,’” VT 58, no. 1 [2008]: 7–10; Enns, Exodus, 473–74), but one reasonable reading is to understand this term as a reference to Joshua (Augustine, Faust., 16.19 [NPNF1 4:226]; Justin, Dial., 75 [ANF 1:236]; Tertullian, […]