Hays at B&C

Late last year, Books and Culture interviewed Richard Hays about some of his story and common themes in his work. Stemming from Hays’s similarly titled book, one of the questions addressed is “How is reading backward in a figural sense different from reading prophecy forward?” In response, Hays comments, in part, To be sure, in […]

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (April 25, 2013)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Victor H. Matthews, The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World: An Introduction, reviewed by Aren M. Maeir and by Stewart Moore Jonathan T. Pennington, Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction, reviewed by Joel B. Green Iain Provan and Mark J. Boda, eds., Let […]

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (December 7, 2012)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies John Barton, The Theology of the Book of Amos, reviewed by Tyler Mayfield and by Heinz-Dieter Neef Keith Bodner, Jeroboam’s Royal Drama, reviewed by Matthew Suriano Michael D. Coogan and Mark S. Smith, eds., Stories from Ancient Canaan (2nd ed.), reviewed by Henk Potgieter Frank Lothar Hossfeld […]

Praying with Jesus

To demonstrate the superiority of Jesus’ sacrifice to those previously offered under the Torah, the writer to the Hebrews quotes a version of Ps 40:6–8 (Eng; 40:7–9 HB; 39:7–9 OG; Heb 10:5–9).1 In so doing, Hebrews fairly clearly situates its rendition of this psalm’s words as Jesus’ own (cf. Heb 10:10).2 If one were to […]