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

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The Decalogue Book Review

Very few people have never heard of the Ten Commandments. How one understands them, rather, is quite diverse. Some may think of the monument removed from Oklahoma City, for others, this may be a memory of the Charlton Heston movie, but to anyone remotely familiar with scripture, the Ten Commandments are the collection of "Thou … Continue reading The Decalogue Book Review

Book Review—The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. Written by John H. Walton; Published by InterVarsity Press.

John H. Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois and author of this book: The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate (2015)—an IVP Academic publication. This is Walton’s third book among the “Lost World” series he has written, including The Lost World of Genesis One … Continue reading Book Review—The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. Written by John H. Walton; Published by InterVarsity Press.

Residency Log: Entry #3

There have been many things I have learned during this semester of ministry residency. So many, in fact, that exhausting all of them individually would pollute this post; a brief summary will have to do for now. You can subscribe to my newsletter for updates exclusive to my residency by either filling out that pop … Continue reading Residency Log: Entry #3

Residency Log: Entry #2

I am nearing the end of my second month of my residency, and it has been quite the journey! One thing in particular was the recommended reading of Dangerous Calling—a book written by Paul Tripp. If you are familiar with my blog, you know that I write book reviews for Christian publishers in exchange for … Continue reading Residency Log: Entry #2

Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: Book Review from B&H Academic

Last fall I took my last NT exegesis course required for my degree. Aside from what I will utilize in my thesis paper, I have finished the Greek language components for any remaining classes at seminary. I still dig into my Greek NT, but since finishing I've haven't been as quick with my translating as … Continue reading Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: Book Review from B&H Academic

Romans- Israel, the Gentiles, and God’s Creative Gift—Part IV: Paul & the Gift

The fourth and final part of Barclay’s book consists of a reading of Romans. He establishes the coherence of the letter; too often the letter is dissected as individual lessons which make up a collection (i.e. the righteousness of God in 3:1-26 or the contrast between Adam vs. Christ and what it means for the … Continue reading Romans- Israel, the Gentiles, and God’s Creative Gift—Part IV: Paul & the Gift

The Christ-Gift in Galatians—Part III: Paul & the Gift

In Part III of Paul & the Gift John Barclay exegetically and theologically analyzes The apostle's letter to the Galatians. Barclay's treatment requires four chapters, weighing it in at just over one hundred pages. In addition to his exegesis, he compares a reading of Paul's letter to that of Luther, Dunn, Martyn, and Kahl by drawing attention to the … Continue reading The Christ-Gift in Galatians—Part III: Paul & the Gift

Divine Gift in Second Temple Judaism: Part II—Paul & the Gift

Part II of John Barclay's Paul & the Gift examines “grace” and the various ways it has been presented in Second Temple Judaism. He examines five texts in his analysis—Wisdom of Solomon, the Qumran Hodayot, Philo, Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum and 4 Ezra; arguing that grace has been, as Part I revealed, “perfected” differently during … Continue reading Divine Gift in Second Temple Judaism: Part II—Paul & the Gift