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: Paul in RBL (2 July 2019)

In the Review of Biblical Literature, Nicholas Elder reviews Channing Crisler’s Reading Romans as Lament: Paul’s Use of Old Testament Lament in His Most Famous Letter (Pickwick, 2016). According to Elder, The monograph’s central argument is that Paul is thoroughly indebted to the language and logic of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible lament in his letter to […]

Daily Gleanings: RBL (17 June 2019)

Among recent releases from the Review of Biblical Literature: David Briones reviews Thomas Blanton IV’s A Spiritual Economy: Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus (YUP, 2017). Briones offers some constructively critical comments but assesses Blanton’s contribution by saying, in part, Much of what Blanton writes about the nature of the gift is […]

Daily Gleanings (14 June 2019)

Asbury Theological Seminary recorded recent a biblical studies seminar on the New Perspective on Paul. The primary faculty participants were Joseph Dongell, Ben Witherington, and Craig Keener. The session flows through the two following recordings. The New Perspective discussion starts at approximately the 4:00-mark in the first recording. Update: Unfortunately, the video embedding I attempted […]

Daily Gleanings (4 June 2019)

Citing personal communication with Andrew Errington, Brian Rosner suggests the following apt analogy on “Paul and the Law”: Discussing Paul and the Law is a bit like being watched while you carve a chicken: it’s fairly easy to start well, but you quickly have to make some tricky decisions (about which everyone has an opinion), […]

Daily Gleanings (29 May 2019)

Freedom introduces Pause, a new Chrome extension that enforces a short pause before allowing you to open distracting websites. According to the extension’s description, When loading a distracting website, Pause creates a gentle interruption by displaying a calming green screen.  After pausing for 5 seconds, you can then choose to continue to the site – […]