Scholars often connect Ben Sira and Paul when discussing Abraham as “heir of the world.” But other Second Temple interpreters use the same reading strategy.
Daily Gleanings from Matthew Thomas about the second-century reception of Paul’s comments on “works of the law.”
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 […]
Internet Archive has Johannes Geffcken’s critical edition of the Sibylline Oracles (Leipzig, 1902) in full-text PDF.
All seven volume’s of Niese’s edition of Josephus’s works are available online. Most are available on Internet Archive in both black-and-white and full color. But, for volumes 2 and 5, one has to go to the black-and-white text only scans on Google Books: Volume 1: Jewish Antiquities (bks. 1–5) Volume 2: Jewish Antiquities (bks. 6–10) […]
This week in the blogosphere: Baker acquires Hendrickson’s academic arm (HT: Nijay Gupta and Rod Decker). Larry Hurtado rightfully lauds and recommends careful attention to Harry Gable’s Books and Readers in the Early Church. Cynthia Nielsen continues her discussion of interconnections between Joerg Rieger and Frederick Douglass with a post about duality in identity construction. […]