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New Biblical Studies Books, July 2016

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Four New Books on Paul to Notice

Paul the Jew. Especially since WD Davies’ Paul and Rabbinic Judaism, the quest for Paul’s Jewishness has continued. Of course Paul has other influences aside from Judaism, but his Jewish roots do often seem to be the most prominent. This new ….

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Two Forthcoming Works to Strengthen Your Greek

The New Year is getting off to a great start for those looking to strengthen their Greek. Kregel Academic is set to publish two volumes that the student of the Greek New Testament will want to add to their shelves.

Interest in the Septuagint today continues to grow stronger. Despite that interest, students have lacked a guidebook to the text similar to the readers and handbooks that exist for the Greek New Testament. Discovering the Septuagint….

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ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible from Crossway

Crossway has released a new ESV Bible that lists each verse on its own line. I’m not one for this type of Bible, but I know many are, especially since it can facilitate Scripture memory by allowing you to single out and focus on one verse at a time. The major downside of a Bible like this is the inability to see the organization of thought via paragraphs, but sometimes paragraphs can lead you astray as well! I thought I might allow Crossway to try to convince you of the benefits….

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Interview with John Goldingay on New Book, Do We Need the New Testament?

In 2012 I was in the Dominican Republic helping to rebuild a church when I got into a discussion about whether we really needed the Old Testament. I tried to defend the OT by arguing that the NT by itself would be like a childrens’ coloring book, with all the shapes drawn but with no color to fill in the pictures to get all the fullness of the biblical picture of God and his purposes. I also pointed out that many heresies likely would arise without the OT to guide us in our understanding of God. Well, John Goldingay has done away with a defensive strategy and he’s gone on the offense. He flips the common question of whether we need the OT on its head and asks: Do we really need the New Testament?…

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Peaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, by Tim Keller

I first encountered Tim Keller in a recorded class that was put on iTunesU by WTS. It was called Preaching Christ in a Post-Modern Age. If you’re still able to find the class, it’s a great set of lectures. Ed Clowney confuses you (in a good way) by preaching parts of the OT climaxing in the cross (how did he do that?!) while Keller brings the practical advice on communicating to post-moderns. Keller’s experience from living in New York and intentionally mingling with non-Christians to understand them and better communicate to them is invaluable….

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Three New Titles from SBL Press

Three new titles were released by SBL Press this week, and they all look tantalizing.

The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity (Early Christianity and Its Literature), ed. Draper and Jefford (SBL)

This is an edited volume with essays discussing liturgical and ritual constructions in the Didache, background studies, and the document’s relation to the Gospel of Matthew….

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