Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism (2016)

Rick Brannan posted a couple tweets recently about 2016 articles from the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism (1, 2). The journal had apparently fallen out of my list of RSS subscriptions somehow, so I was grateful for the prompt. The full list of 2016 articles in JGRChJ is: Seth M. Ehorn and Mark Lee, […]

Biblical Theology Bulletin 43, no. 1

The next issue of the Biblical Theology Bulletin includes: David M. Bossman, “Politicization of Theological Claims Is (Still) Local” Victor H. Matthews, “Taking Calculated Risks: The Story of the Cannibal Mothers (2 Kings 6:24–7:20)” Brian Schmisek, “The Body of His Glory Resurrection Imagery in Philippians 3:20–21” Simon J. Joseph, “‘Love Your Enemies’: The Adamic Wisdom of Q […]

Thousands and Ten Thousands

First Samuel 18:6 describes David’s return after killing Goliath (1 Sam 17:41–58). Precisely how this event sits chronologically in relationship to the surrounding narrative is difficult to establish.1 One good way of reading the narrative, however, involves treating 1 Sam 18:1–5 as an extended parenthesis, which includes some foreshadowing, and understanding 1 Sam 18:6 to […]

Hansen on Christian Community and Obedience

In commenting on Phil 2:12 in his recent Pillar series volume, Walter Hansen observes the following about Paul’s description of Christian community and obedience: The church is an eschatological community, a colony of heaven. But in order for the heavenly reality to be a present, earthly experience, believers need to work out the salvation promised […]