June 9, 2021

We are continuing our series on top picks on OT commentaries from OT experts. Here is where we are at so far: Genesis (Dr. J. Richard Middleton) Exodus (Dr. Carmen Joy Imes) General OT Resources (Dr. Cyndi Parker) Leviticus (Dr. John T. Noble) Numbers (Dr. Matt Schlimm) Today, I bring you the top 6 picks on DEUTERONOMY from Dr. Sandy Richter. Sandra Richter is Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. She is author of the widely popular… Read more

June 1, 2021

We are continuing our series on top picks on OT commentaries from OT experts. Here is where we are at so far: Genesis (Dr. J. Richard Middleton) Exodus (Dr. Carmen Joy Imes) General OT Resources (Dr. Cyndi Parker) Leviticus (Dr. John T. Noble) Today, I bring you the top 6 picks on NUMBERS from Dr. Matthew Schlimm. (See my profile interview with Schlimm HERE). Matthew Schlimm is Professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has written… Read more

May 26, 2021

This is the third and final part of our guest writer series, by Dr. F. Scott Spencer, And the WORD “Felt” Among Us.  Part 1 Part 2 This series relates to Spencer’s excellent new book, THE PASSIONS OF THE CHRIST: JESUS’ EMOTIONAL LIFE. Are Jesus’s Emotions “Readable”? It’s fine to say we should focus on Jesus’s emotions. But how do we do that responsibly? We certainly must guard against imposing our heightened psychological imaginations on the much less introspective Gospels. We… Read more

May 24, 2021

We are continuing our series on top picks on OT commentaries from OT experts. Here is where we are at so far Genesis (Dr. J. Richard Middleton) Exodus (Dr. Carmen Joy Imes) General OT Resources (Dr. Cyndi Parker) Today, we have Dr. John T. Noble giving his recommendations on Leviticus. Noble teaches Hebrew Bible at Marian University. He has a PhD from some place called “Harvard.” We went to seminary together, he’s a smart guy.  Leviticus Dr. John T. Noble… Read more

May 21, 2021

We continue our guest writer series by Dr. F. Scott Spencer, “And the WORD ‘Felt’ Among Us’. Part (1) was about the debate amongst theologians regarding whether or not God can have emotions. Here in Part (2), Spencer moves the discussion forward by engaging the relationship between reason and emotion. Check it out, and also check out Spencer’s excellent new book, Passions of the Christ: The Emotional Life of Jesus (Baker Academic). Is It “Reasonable” to Be Emotional? Dr. F. Scott… Read more

May 19, 2021

My good friend, Dr. Cyndi Parker, is an Old Testament scholar and an expert guide to the geographic world of the Bible. (Check out her new book HERE). In this blog post, Parker offers (6) resources for enhancing your Old Testament study. Check it out! General Old Testament Resources Dr. Cyndi Parker               Robert Alter, The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary             Robert Alter has several Hebrew Bible resources, but they all come together in… Read more

May 18, 2021

Folks, I am pleased to introduce you to my friend, Dr. F. Scott Spencer, NT scholar and author of the new book, THE PASSIONS OF THE CHRIST: THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF JESUS. Spencer presents this new blog series as a way to introduce to you some of the key issues and ideas involved in his work on Jesus and emotions. Spencer is a great scholar, and an even better writer. Enjoy!  And the WORD “Felt” Among Us F. Scott Spencer I… Read more

May 17, 2021

We have launched a new series featuring “best pick” recommendations on OT commentaries by OT experts. Last time, Dr. Richard Middleton gave his recommendations on Genesis. This time around, we have Dr. Carmen Imes talking about Exodus. Dr. Imes has written several books on the Old Testament, and she is due to publish a major Exodus commentary in the Baker Commentary on the OT Pentateuch. She has also written the widely popular Bearing God’s Name, and is now working on a… Read more

May 14, 2021

My friends William A. Ross and W. Edward Glenny have edited a wonderful new book, The T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research (2021). I asked them to guest write a post on key questions and trends in Septuagint Research. Read their thoughts below and definitely check out the book. What’s Going On In Septuagint Studies? William A. Ross and W. Edward Glenny, editors What is the Septuagint? Most of us involved in biblical studies would agree that the so-called Septuagint (LXX) is… Read more

May 10, 2021

I (Nijay) am excited to host a new series welcoming expert OT scholars’ “Top 6” recs for OT Commentaries. First up, Dr. Richard Middleton (Northeastern Seminary). Middleton has written widely on biblical theology and Old Testament studies. Related to Genesis, I highly recommend his books: The Liberating Image and his Oct 2021 forthcoming book, Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, the Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God. My Top 6 OT Commentaries on Genesis (J. Richard Middleton) Technical  … Read more




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