There is a shortage of user-friendly resources for learning biblical Aramaic. Recently, Miles van Pelt published a grammar with a reader that goes through every Aramaic verse in the OT. There are some helpful grammatical and morphological notes throughout, but not…
All That the Prophets Have Declared: The Appropriation of Scripture in the Emergence of Christianity, ed. Matthew Malcolm
This book was the product of a symposium in Perth Australia at Trinity Theological College. Key speakers were Larry Hurtado, Roland Deines, Allan Chapple, and Mark Seifrid. As the title indicates, the papers focused on the use of Scripture in early Christianity and what we can glean from that for knowledge about the emergence of early Christianity, and topic very well connected with Hurtado’s work….
Richard Longenecker is a senior scholar and professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. As such, he exhibits a dexterity with a wide breadth of academic sources that springs from a life committed to biblical investigation….
John Goldingay is no slouch in Isaianic studies. In 2005, he published The Message of Isaiah 40-55: A Literary-Theological Commentary. Last year, he replaced the old International Critical Commentary volumes on Isaiah by publishing the volumes on Isaiah 40-55 and Isaiah 56-66, and also published Theology of the Book of Isaiah.
In this small book, Goldingay tries to make Isaiah accessible for everyone….
Paul’s Theology of Preaching: The Apostle’s Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth, by Duane Litfin
Duane Litfin’s Paul’s Theology of Preaching: The Apostle’s Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth updates and expands St. Paul’s Theology of Proclamation (1994), a revision of his dissertation. This latest version, which Litfin calls the “final” one, the one….
Anderson’s purpose is to analyze the dual biblical theological theme of blessing and cursing across the OT. Whereas previous scholarship has been interested in the supposed magic of the words, Anderson chooses instead to apply speech-act theory to the various instances of blessing and cursing….
An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek, by G. K. Beale, Daniel J. Brendsel, and William A. Ross
Based on A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Second and Third Editions with references to Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics and Harris’ Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament,…
The purpose of the Concordia Commentary series is to serve “pastors, missionaries, and teachers of the Scriptures to convey God’s Word with greater clarity, understanding, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the text” (x). To that end, the convictions of the series are that Scripture is Trinitarian, Christ-centered, and Christological. The….
It’s surprising it took this long for Sigmund Mowinckel’s Psalm Studies to venture their way into the English language. These six studies were published in two volumes in 1921-1924. They were foundational to Mowinckel’s approach to the psalms, which then dominated psalms studies for the next 70 years….
Several handbooks on discourse analysis have been published recently. To gain a little perspective, Brown and Yule’s Cambridge Textbook on discourse analysis was published in 1983. In this short 30 years, the field of discourse analysis is not…