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: 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 […]

Greenspoon, review of Tov, Text-critical use of the Septuagint

Leonard Greenspoon has a helpful review of the third edition of Emanuel Tov’s Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (Eisenbrauns, 2015). Particularly useful are Greenspoon’s observations about changes in this edition over against the previous one.

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (May 7, 2015)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Markus Bockmuehl and Guy G. Stroumsa, eds., Paradise in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Views, reviewed by Pieter G. R. de Villiers Tony Burke, ed., Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium, reviewed by […]

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 […]

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (April 24, 2015)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: James Aston and John Walliss, eds., Small Screen Revelations: Apocalypse in Contemporary Television, reviewed by Sylvie Raquel Joseph A. Bessler, A Scandalous Jesus: How Three Historic Quests Changed Theology for the Better, reviewed by Mary K. Schmitt Daniel Bodi, ed., Abigail, Wife of David, and Other Ancient Oriental […]