Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day

Kline, Jonathan G., Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017. 384 pp.; Hb. $17.99. Link to Hendrickson Talk to anyone who studied Biblical languages during their education and I guarantee they will attest to the difficulty of retention post-schooling. Whether at Bible College or Seminary, past or … Continue reading Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day

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Book Review—Powers of Darkness: Principalities & Powers in Paul’s Letters.

Arnold, Clinton E., Powers of Darkness: Principalities & Powers in Paul's Letters. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1992. 244 pp.; Pb. $19.80. Link to IVP.  Link to Amazon.  The spiritual realms and forces mentioned in Scripture have always been intriguing to me. Whether it’s the spiritual rulers, powers, and authorities, or Paul’s dialogue with sorcerers and magicians, … Continue reading Book Review—Powers of Darkness: Principalities & Powers in Paul’s Letters.

Book Review—Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Pentateuch

Wenham, Gordon J., Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Pentateuch. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016. 226 pp.; Pb. $22.50. Link to IVP.  I have read three different books that provide a survey of the Pentateuch. The first was The Torah Story by Gary Edward Schnittjer, a large hardcover from Zondervan. The … Continue reading Book Review—Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Pentateuch

Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day vol. 1 & 2

Kline, Jonathan G., Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Vol. 1. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017. 384 pp.; Hb. $39.95. Link to Hendrickson Kline, Jonathan G., Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Vol. 2. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017. 384 pp.; Hb. $39.95. Link to Hendrickson Talk … Continue reading Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day vol. 1 & 2

Book Review—The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate.

Longman III, Tremper and John H. Walton, The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018. 192 pp.; Pb. $16.20. Link to IVP   John H. Walton joins forces with Tremper Longman III for the newest addition to the "Lost World" series, published by IVP Academic. This … Continue reading Book Review—The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate.

Book Review—Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible. Kregel Academic.

Glahn, Sandra, ed. Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel Academic, 2017, 303 pp. Hb; $22.99. Link to Kregel The term deconstruct used to refer to the mechanism to unpack one’s traditional understanding, with the intent to eventually reconstruct. It was a precursor to developing a matured … Continue reading Book Review—Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible. Kregel Academic.

Book Review—The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest (IVP Academic)

John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton. The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites. Downers Grove, IL.: IVP Academic, 288 pp., PB; $18.00. Link to InterVarsity Press. For most, hearing the term “the lost world” brings back memories of Jeff Goldblum being hunted by a pack of … Continue reading Book Review—The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest (IVP Academic)

Book Review: Lissa Wray Beal, 1 & 2 Kings (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series).

Lissa M. Wray Beal. 1 & 2 Kings, Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove, IL.: IVP Academic, ix + 615 pp., HB; $40.50. Link to Intervarsity Press.  The Apollos Old Testament Commentary from IVP Academic is their newest series of commentaries. Edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham and authored by Lissa M. Wray … Continue reading Book Review: Lissa Wray Beal, 1 & 2 Kings (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series).

The Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books (IVP)—Book Review

Intervarsity Press’s Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books is (as the cover reads) a compendium of contemporary Biblical Scholarship. Edited by Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson, this volume contains over 160 articles from a plethora of contributing authors; all of which cover a wide range of topics taken from Joshua, Judges, … Continue reading The Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books (IVP)—Book Review

Book Review–The Handy Guide to Difficult and Irregular Greek Verbs: Aids for Readers of the Greek New Testament. A Kregel Academic publication

The Handy Guide to Difficult and Irregular Greek Verbs: Aids for Readers of the Greek New Testament, is the newest addition to Kregel Academic's  "Handy Guide" series, co-authored by Jon C. Laansma and Randall X. Gauthier. Just as the title reveals, the handbook's focus is exclusive to difficult and irregular verbs. Among the several pocket … Continue reading Book Review–The Handy Guide to Difficult and Irregular Greek Verbs: Aids for Readers of the Greek New Testament. A Kregel Academic publication