Middleton on Psalm 51

Over on his blog, Richard Middleton abstracts his essay “A Psalm against David? A Canonical Reading of Psalm 51 as a Critique of David’s Inadequate Repentance in 2 Samuel 12” from Explorations in Interdisciplinary Reading: Theological, Exegetical, and Reception-historical Perspectives (Pickwick, 2017). For additional discussion of the volume, see Castleman, Lockett, and Presley, eds., “Explorations […]

Free books for March from Faithlife

March’s free and reduced-price companion volumes from Faithlife include: Logos: Paula Gooder, This Risen Existence: The Spirit of Easter, and for $1.99, Dennis Ngien, Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms Verbum: Bonaventure, The Life of Saint Francis, and for $0.99, Bonaventure, Mystical Opuscula I haven’t yet found a dedicated Spanish “free book of […]

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 […]

Some Hermann Gunkel Works

I’ve recently had occasion to go in search of one of Hermann Gunkel’s essays. Along the way, I came across several of his works freely available online, including: Ausgewählte psalmen Genesis Israel und Babylonien: der Einfluss Babyloniens auf die israelitische Religion Das Märchen im Alten Testament Die Sagen der Genesis (English: The Legends of Genesis) Schöpfung und Chaos […]

Brueggeman, Spirituality of the Psalms

The June free book of the month seems already to be live on the Logos Bible Software website. The included text is Walter Brueggemann’s Spirituality of the Psalms (Fortress, 2001). The optional, $0.99 add on is Brueggemmann’s David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory (Fortress, 2002).