Tag: Reception History

  • Growth in the Land(s) Promised to Abraham

    Growth in the Land(s) Promised to Abraham

    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: Works of the Law (29 October 2019)

    Daily Gleanings from Matthew Thomas about the second-century reception of Paul’s comments on “works of the law.”

  • 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…

  • Donnerstag Digest (August 12, 2010)

    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.…

  • Creation in Second Temple Judaism

    Joel Watts has a very intriguing “showcase [of] several motifs in Second Temple Jewish thought” related to the creation narrative in Genesis 1–3. To read the three-part series, click below. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Creation Part 3: Seven Days As a whole, the series “survey[s] . . . how certain authors interpreted and perhaps…