Joseph Gordon discusses his
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) in an interview with Matthew Bates. Divine Scripture in Human Understanding
One of Joe’s constant encouragements in the discussion is to consider what it might properly mean to say
x, y, or z about Scripture or the realities to which it speaks.
For the full interview, see
OnScript. New this year from Baker is Hans Boersma’s . According to the book’s blurb, Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church
This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church today can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation.
For more information or to order, see the
Baker website, Amazon, or other retailers. For Advent, Logos Bible Software is providing an additional and daily free or discounted book and media deal. Today’s book freebie is N. T. Wright’s (SPCK, 2005). Scripture and the Authority of God
The latest reviews in the Review of Biblical Literature include those below. In biblioblog time, some of these reviews date back almost to eternity past, but I’m going ahead and posting them here for future reference.
Update (5/13): The following now includes the April 24 listings I’d missed out previously. March 14 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies New Testament and Cognate Studies Kevin Corrigan and John D. Turner, eds., , reviewed by Thomas P. Nelligan History and Interpretation from the Old Academy to Later Platonism and Gnosticism (Plato’s Parmenides and Its Heritage, vol. 1) Kevin Corrigan and John D. Turner, eds., , reviewed by Thomas P. Nelligan Reception in Patristic, Gnostic, and Christian Neoplatonic Texts (Plato’s Parmenides and Its Heritage, vol. 2) Tom Holmén, ed., , reviewed by Sarah E. Rollens Jesus in Continuum Joseph A. Marchal, ed., , reviewed by Brian J. Robinson Studying Paul’s Letters: Contemporary Perspectives and Methods Ian Paul and David Wenham, eds., , reviewed by Jay Harrington Preaching the New Testament Eckhard J. Schnabel, , reviewed by Daniel L. Smith Acts Hermeneutics March 20 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Francis A. Dalrymple-Hamilton, , reviewed by Claude Cox Breaking Through the Massoretic Barrier: A Re-consideration of the Old Greek Text of Job 24:13–20; 26:4–14; 28:13–22 and 30:25–31:8 Ronald Hendel, , reviewed by Bradford A. Anderson and by Bill T. Arnold The Book of Genesis: A Biography Corrado Martone, , reviewed by Andrea Ravasco Lettere di Bar Kokhba Jeanette Mathews, , reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo Performing Habakkuk: Faithful Re-enactment in the Midst of Crisis Matthew Neujahr, , reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East: Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World Richard A. Norris Jr, , reviewed by Frank England Gregory of Nyssa: Homilies on the Song of Songs New Testament and Cognate Studies Hermeneutics Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington, , reviewed by Rob Van Houwelingen The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously Deryn Guest, , reviewed by Amelia Freedman Beyond Feminist Biblical Studies Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline, eds., , reviewed by Andrew R. Guffey Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience March 26 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Mark J. Boda and Lissa M. Wray Beal, eds., , reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography Walter Brueggemann, , reviewed by Ron Clark The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word Ron Clark, , reviewed by Gerda de Villiers The God of Second Chances: Finding Hope through the Prophets of Exile Paul L. Redditt, , reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins Zechariah 9–14 Joseph Verheyden, ed., , reviewed by Anthony Swindell The Figure of Solomon in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition: King, Sage and Architect New Testament and Cognate Studies Constantine R. Campbell, , reviewed by Jonathon Lookadoo Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study Zeba A. Crook, Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing, reviewed by Thomas Bergholz J. K. Elliott, , reviewed by Daniel B. Wallace New Testament Textual Criticism: The Application of Thoroughgoing Principles Jeffrey S. Lamp, , reviewed by Amy L. B. Peeler The Greening of Hebrews?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews Helen Rhee, , reviewed by Michael S. Moore Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation April 4 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Angelika Berlejung and Michael P. Streck, eds., , reviewed by John MacGinnis Arameans, Chaldeans, and Arabs in Babylonia and Palestine in the First Millennium B.C. James M. Bos, , reviewed by Pamela J. Scalise Reconsidering the Date and Provenance of the Book of Hosea: The Case for Persian-Period Yehud Sebastian Fuhrmann and Regina Grundmann, eds., , reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter: Leben oder sterben für Gott? Mercedes L. García Bachmann, , reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins Women at Work in the Deuteronomistic History Dominik Markl, ed., , reviewed by Bernhard Lang The Decalogue and Its Cultural Influence David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., , reviewed by John Martens Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism, Volume XXII, 2010 New Testament and Cognate Studies Hermeneutics April 10 New Testament and Cognate Studies Herbert W. Bateman, , reviewed by Philip Church Charts on the Book of Hebrews C. Clifton Black, , reviewed by Michael Kok The Disciples according to Mark: Markan Redaction in Current Debate Israel Kamudzandu, , reviewed by David M. Crump and by Daniel Darko Abraham Our Father: Paul and the Ancestors in Postcolonial Africa Nicola Denzey Lewis, , reviewed by Timothy Pettipiece Cosmology and Fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Under Pitiless Skies Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey, , reviewed by Lee M. Jefferson Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible Lorne R. Zelyck, , reviewed by Jason Sturdevant John among the Other Gospels: The Reception of the Fourth Gospel in the Extra-canonical Gospels Miscellaneous Michaela Bauks, Wayne Horowitz, and Armin Lange, eds., , reviewed by Geoffrey Miller Between Text and Text: The Hermeneutics of Intertextuality in Ancient Cultures and Their Afterlife in Medieval and Modern Times Gerald Hammond and Austin Busch, eds., , reviewed by Stephen Pattemore The English Bible, King James Version: The New Testament and the Apocrypha Andrei A. Orlov and Gabriele Boccaccini, eds., , reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus New Perspectives on 2 Enoch: No Longer Slavonic Only April 15 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Rainer Albertz and Rüdiger Schmitt, , reviewed by Raz Kletter Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant James Bollhagen, , reviewed by Bálint Károly Zabán Ecclesiastes Peter W. Flint, Jean Duhaime, and Kyung S. Baek, eds., , reviewed by David M. Maas Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Canadian Collection Mark Leuchter and Jeremy M. Hutton, eds., , reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins Levites and Priests in Biblical History and Tradition Ellen A. Robbins, , reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo The Storyteller and the Garden of Eden Zoltán S. Schwáb, , reviewed by David Penchansky Toward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs: Selfishness and Secularity Reconsidered Jakob Wöhrle, , reviewed by Marc Vervenne Fremdlinge im eigenen Land: Zur Entstehung und Intention der priesterlichen Passagen der Vätergeschichte New Testament and Cognate Studies Hermeneutics April 24 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies New Testament and Cognate Studies Zeba A. Crook, , reviewed by Mark Goodacre and with further interaction posted at Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing The Busybody Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, Lane C. McGaughy, and Daryl D. Schmidt, , reviewed by Nijay Gupta The Authentic Letters of Paul: A New Reading of Paul’s Rhetoric and Meaning André Gagné and Jean-François Racine, eds., , reviewed by Boris Paschke En marge du canon: Études sur les écrits apocryphes juifs et chrétiens Andrew David Naselli, , reviewed by Robert Foster From Typology to Doxology: Paul’s Use of Isaiah and Job in Romans 11:34–35 Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., , reviewed by Gerbern S. Oegema Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament Miscellaneous May 2 Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Katherine M. Hayes, , reviewed by Bálint Károly Zabán Proverbs Jerry Hwang, , reviewed by Joel Barker The Rhetoric of Remembrance: An Investigation of the “Fathers” in Deuteronomy Ann E. Killebrew and Gunnar Lehmann, eds., , reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins and by Raz Kletter The Philistines and Other “Sea Peoples” in Text and Archaeology Dina Stein, , reviewed by Simon Lasair Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self New Testament and Cognate Studies Mary Ann Beavis, , reviewed by Jeff Jay Mark Paul S. Jeon, , reviewed by David P. Parris To Exhort and Reprove: Audience Response to the Chiastic Structures of Paul’s Letter to Titus Yung Suk Kim, ed., , reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III 1 and 2 Corinthians Timothy Michael Law, , reviewed by Martin Rösel When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible Travis B. Williams, , reviewed by Torrey Seland Persecution in 1 Peter: Differentiating and Contextualizing Early Christian Suffering
Baker has kindly provided a substantial PDF excerpt from Christopher Seitz’s (2011). Besides front matter, the excerpt includes the book’s introduction and first chapter, which account for 74 pages of text. The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible Baker Academic has an interesting, three-part interview with Edith Humphrey about her new book Scripture and Tradition.