During ETS and SBL this year I was able to read through Andrew Streett's welcome contribution to Fortress Press' "Emerging Scholars" series, The Vine and the Son of Man: Eschatological Interpretation of Psalm 80 in Early Judaism. Streett, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Redeemer Seminary in Texas, revised his dissertation (Univ. of Wales Trinity … Continue reading Book Review: Andrew Streett’s The Vine and the Son of Man
If you were to walk into a bookstore or library with a section on the New Testament, and if you were to look for the books that discussed Luke, chances are you'd find a large number of volumes combining Luke and Acts under whatever topic. So "A Commentary on Luke-Acts," "A Theology of Luke-Acts," "The … Continue reading The Johannine Split
I just read over at Mike Bird and Joel Willitts' blog that there is a new gospel website: 4Gospels. Some of the authors of the website are Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge) and Simon Gathercole (University of Cambridge). I'm sure it will be an interesting website with content on both canonical and non-canonical gospels.
I received exciting news this morning that my article "Victory, Atonement, Restoration, and Response: The Shape of the New Testament Canon and the Holistic Gospel Message" has been accepted for publication the Winter 2012 issue of Southeastern Theological Review. This article was a fun one to write, since it was the first new project I've … Continue reading STR Article Accepted
I've been reading through Hearing the Old Testament edited by Bartholomew and Beldman. I thought this quote from Mark Boda was worth passing along. This hermeneutical agenda for biblical theology, which arises from the self-witness of Scripture, explains the ubiquitous interconnections between the various parts of the canon. The Old Testament canon itself displays inner cohesion … Continue reading The Cohesion of the Biblical Witness: Inner-Biblical Use of Scripture–Mark Boda
Over at Canon Fodder (which is the best name I've heard for a blog), Michael Kruger has been discussing misconceptions of the NT Canon. In his latest post he discusses the basis for distinguising heresy from orthodoxy in the early church. I really enjoyed what he writes concerning the role of the Old Testament in the … Continue reading Michael Kruger on the basis of distinguishing heresy from orthodoxy in the early church
Many thanks to David Stark for his post making me aware of Emmanuel Tov's Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert are available as PDF's in Tov's publication section of his website.
A book to keep your eye on if you are interested in theological interpretation is Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address (Eerdmans) edited by Craig G. Bartholomew and David J.H. Beldman. In the Preface Bartholomew and Beldman lament that the Old Testament is for the most part unknown by the majority Christians and that there are … Continue reading Book Notice: Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address
Jim West recently posted a video of Dan Wallace being interviewed on the discovery of 7 early NT manuscripts. This is, to say the least, a very important find for NT studies. Watch the video here: Dan Wallace on 7 Early MSS via Dan Wallace on the Discovery of 7 Early Manuscripts.
After teaching through the Latter Prophets and Writings this past quarter, I was continually struck by two things - the fact that the prophets were generally ridiculed, persecuted, and ignored, and the fact that the entire Old Testament canon is a coherent whole, continually tied together textually. Each author appears to relate his work to … Continue reading Ehrman, Canonization, and the OT Prophets