Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (Catch-up Ed.)

The latest reviews in the Review of Biblical Literature include those below. In biblioblog time, some of these reviews date back almost to eternity past, but I’m going ahead and posting them here for future reference.

Update (5/13): The following now includes the April 24 listings I’d missed out previously.

March 14

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Hermeneutics

March 20

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Hermeneutics

March 26

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

April 4

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Hermeneutics

April 10

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Miscellaneous

April 15

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Hermeneutics

April 24

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

Miscellaneous

May 2

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies

 

 

Upcoming Logos Resources (August 28, 2013)

Recently, I noted that an English Standard Version audio Bible was freely available with registration at Bible.is. This version’s Old Testament is also still freely available in MP3 format on Amazon.

Logos Bible Software

In addition to these, Logos Bible Software is now giving away the ESV audio Bible read by David Cochran Heath. This resource “is available for streaming only and cannot be stored on your device. A reliable internet connection is required for use,” but it does sync “word-for-word” with the Logos ESV text.

Other noteworthy, upcoming Logos resources include:

Free ESV Audio Bible

With registration, Bible.is has available for free a complete MP3 edition of the English Standard Version dramatized and produced by Faith Comes by Hearing. Registration requires both an email and a physical address. At least for the moment, Amazon also has available for free the Old Testament portion of this MP3 edition.

Upcoming Logos Resources

Logos Bible Software

Recently, a number of noteworthy works have come into Logos Bible Software’s prepublication and community pricing programs. On the prepublication program are collections about biblical backgrounds (9 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Prophets (16 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Writings (5 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Old Testament literature and linguistics (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Hebrew Bible (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), topics in Old Testament Studies (11 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Old Testament theology (9 vols.; Oxford University), biblical history and historiography (3 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Jewish Studies (6 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Jesus (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark); the Gospels and Acts (18 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Johannine literature (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Pauline Epistles (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark), topics in New Testament Studies (11 vols.; T. & T. Clark), early Christianity (13 vols.; T. & T. Clark), apocrypha and pseudepigrapha (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Apostolic Fathers (29 vols.; various publishers), church history (18 vols.; Oxford); biblical interpretation (3 vols.; Pontifical Biblical Commission and 5 vols.; T. & T. Clark), biblical languages (35 vols.; Zondervan), bibliology (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Bible in art (3 vols.; Standard), theological interpretation (4 vols.; T. & T. Clark), and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (3 vols.; T. & T. Clark), as well as the select Loeb Classical Library works by Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.) and Virgil (4 vols.).

On community pricing are a number of texts from the Loeb Library, including: Heroditus’s Persian Wars (8 vols.); Plutarch’s Lives (22 vols.); Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities (14 vols.); the Roman histories of Appian (8 vols.) and Cassius Dio (18 vols.); works from Xenophon (14 vols.), Lucian (10 vols.), and Hellenistic poetry (6 vol.); and collections of Roman-era Sophists (20 vols.), rhetoricians (12 vols.), and geographers (26 vols.); as well as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Walton, Matthews, and Chavalas, Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

Walton, Matthews, and Chavalas, "The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament"
John Walton, Victor Matthews, and Mark Chavalas

Ahead of class this fall, the folks at InterVarsity have kindly forwarded John Walton, Victor Matthews, and Mark Chavalas’s Old Testament backgrounds commentary (2000). According to the publisher’s description,

The unique commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in providing historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge—making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. Expert scholars John Walton, Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas have included along with the fruits of their research and collaboration

  • a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts and inscriptions
  • maps and charts of important historical resources
  • expanded explanations of significant background issues
  • introductory essays on each book of the Old Testament

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament will enrich your experience of the Old Testament—and your teaching and preaching from Scripture—in a way that no other commentary can do.