New this month from Eerdmans is the second edition of Richard Bauckham’s . According to Eerdmans, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony
in this expanded second edition Bauckham has added a new preface, three substantial new chapters that respond to critics and clarify key points of his argument, and a comprehensive new bibliography.
Logos Bible Software’s “free book of the month” and discounted companion focus on Scripture in its cultural contexts.
The free text is Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien’s (IVP, 2012). According to the book’s Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible blub:
Brandon O’Brien and E. Randolph Richards shed light on the ways Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what is going on in a text than what the context actually suggests. Drawing on their own cross-cultural experience in global missions, the authors show how greater understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways.
The companion reduced-price text for $1.99 is Kenneth Bailey’s (IVP, 2008). According to it’s Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels blurb:
Beginning with Jesus’ birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus’ relationship to women, and especially Jesus’ parables.
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This month, Logos Bible Software’s free book is N. T. Wright’s (SPCK, 1994). The book falls into two parts: Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Christian Discipleship
Part one outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books—Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part two examines six key New Testament themes—resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life—and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.
companion volume for $1.99 is Wright’s Who Was Jesus? (SPCK, 1991).
newest volume of has been released, containing eight book reviews and the following articles: TC
Gregory R. Lanier, “A Case for the Assimilation of Matthew 21:44 to the Lukan “Crushing Stone” (20:18), with Special Reference to 104”
Aron Pinker, “A New Attempt to Interpret Job 30:24”
Georg Gäbel, The Import of the Versions for the History of the Greek Text: Some Observations from the ECM of Acts
Katie Marcar, “The Quotations of Isaiah in 1 Peter: A Text-Critical Analysis”
New Articles and Reviews in the TC Journal — Evangelical Textual Criticism
Chris Stevens has the latest article in the
, “John 9.38-39a: A Scribal Interjection for Literary Reinforcement.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism
The latest reviews from the
include: Review of Biblical Literature
Markus Bockmuehl and Guy G. Stroumsa, eds.,
, reviewed by Pieter G. R. de Villiers Paradise in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Views Tony Burke, ed.,
, reviewed by James F. McGrath Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium Andrew R. Davis,
, reviewed by Bob Becking and by Aren M. Maeir Tel Dan in Its Northern Cultic Context Stephen Finlan,
, reviewed by Joanna Dewey The Family Metaphor in Jesus’ Teaching: Gospel Imagery and Application Kai Kaniuth, Anne Löhnert, Jared L. Miller, Adelheid Otto, Michael Roaf, and Walther Sallaberger, eds.,
, reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow Tempel im Alten Orient Emma Loosley,
, reviewed by Robert Morehouse The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches Elvira Martín Contreras and Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos-Zarzosa,
, reviewed by Amparo Alba Cecilia Masora: La transmisión de la tradición de la Biblia Hebrea Halvor Moxnes,
, reviewed by Craig A. Evans Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism: A New Quest for the Nineteenth Century Historical Jesus Pheme Perkins,
, reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III First Corinthians
Logos Bible Software’s free volume is N. T. Wright’s (SPCK, 1996). The paired discount volume is Wright’s The Lord and His Prayer (SPCK, 2005). Paul: Fresh Perspectives
The latest reviews from the
include: Review of Biblical Literature
, reviewed by Thomas Hieke The Torah in 1 Maccabees: A Literary Critical Approach to the Text Cilliers Breytenbach and Jörg Frey, eds.,
, reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion—Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte Walter Dietrich,
, reviewed by Mark W. Hamilton Die Samuelbücher im deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk: Studien zu den Geschichtsüberlieferungen des Alten Testaments II James D. G. Dunn,
, reviewed by David B. Sloan The Oral Gospel Tradition Paul S. Evans and Tyler F. Williams, eds.,
, reviewed by Michael D. Matlock Chronicling the Chronicler: The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn,
, reviewed by Aren M. Maeir The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins to the Ottomans Moshe Garsiel,
, reviewed by Keith Bodner and by David A. Glatt-Gilad From Earth to Heaven: A Literary Study of the Eliijah Stories in the Book of Kings Alison Ruth Gray,
, reviewed by Leslie C. Allen Psalm 18 in Words and Pictures: A Reading through Metaphor Mignon R. Jacobs and Raymond F. Person Jr., eds.,
, reviewed by James M. Bos and by Thomas Wagner Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History Ronald Jolliffe, Gertraud Harb, Christoph Heil, Anneliese Felber, and Angelika Magnes,
, reviewed by Peter J. Judge Q11: 39a, 42, 39b, 41, 43-44: Woes against the Pharisees W. G. Lambert,
, reviewed by Michael S. Moore Babylonian Creation Myths Daniel C. Matt, trans.,
(vol. 6), reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Abera M. Mengestu,
, reviewed by Inhee C. Berg God as Father in Paul: Kingship Language and Identity Formation in Early Christianity Anthony M. Moore,
, reviewed by Brian J. Tabb Signs of Salvation: The Theme of Creation in John’s Gospel Valérie Nicolet-Anderson,
, reviewed by Chris L. de Wet Constructing the Self: Thinking with Paul and Michel Foucault Vernon K. Robbins,
, reviewed by Michael J. Kok Who Do People Say I Am? Rewriting Gospel in Emerging Christianity David S. Vanderhooft and Abraham Winitzer, eds.,
, reviewed by Shawn W. Flynn Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature: Essays on the Ancient Near East in Honor of Peter Machinist Ryan Donald Wettlaufer,
, reviewed by Jeff Cate No Longer Written: The Use of Conjectural Emendation in the Restoration of the Text of the New Testament, the Epistle of James as a Case Study
John Lightfoot (1602–1675; Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rob Bradshaw has collected John Pitman’s 13-volume set of John Lightfoot’s works. Among other things, Lightfoot’s works include a series of “Hebrew and Talmudical Exercitations” on Matthew–1 Corinthians (i.e., discussions of texts in light of select Talmudic and other Jewish literary parallels). Via a convenient master table of contents page, the set is available in one PDF file per printed volume.