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.

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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

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

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