September 10, 2021

Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Jennifer M. Matheny (Nazarene Theological Seminary). Matheny has published numerous academic essays on Ruth and recently wrote “Ruth in Recent Research” for Currents in Biblical Research. So happy she could lend her expertise on Ruth commentaries. (If you want to look back at earlier posts in this series, check out this index) Technical Robert  L. Hubbard  Jr. (NICOT): Hubbard’s volume on Ruth is an enduring classic. It is well written with careful attention to... Read more

September 9, 2021

Fortress Press Kindle Sale Right now, Fortress Press is running a big Kindle sale. Lots of classics that you can snatch up on the cheap. Here are my pics (click on image). I did not find any master list. You will just need to search Amazon for “Fortress Press” and snoop around to catch more items on sale.     Read more

September 7, 2021

I am thrilled to announce a new book series from Zondervan Academic—The New Word Biblical Themes (New Testament). This is my very first time solo-editing a series of this scale, and I have a passion for delivering resources like this to students and pastors who want to better understand God’s Word. We have an amazing line-up of expert scholars across traditions, women and men. I am still shocked they all said “yes”! Here are a few hints at what is in... Read more

August 11, 2021

Dr. Jeannine K. Brown (Bethel Seminary) is a widely recognized New Testament scholar who is especially known for her work on the Gospels. But she has also written an important work on biblical hermeneutics, now in its second edition (summer 2021): Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics. I was grateful not only to receive the book from Dr. Brown, but also the opportunity to ask her some questions about this book and her approach to reading and interpreting Scripture. Enjoy! (And... Read more

July 30, 2021

Zondervan is running a great commentary sale, grab these OT volumes at $6.99 (Kindle) LINK TO SERIES Or Click on images below Read more

July 16, 2021

  New Testament scholar Warren Carter’s latest publication is in the Cascade Companions series, Jesus and the Empire of God: Reading the Gospels in the Roman Empire. This 200-page book distills Carter’s career long work on reading the New Testament in the Roman world. In terms of method, Carter especially utilizes what he calls “cultural intertextuality,” reading the Gospels in relationship to various ancient texts of the Roman world. Carter spends time examining the Gospels as an (adapted) form of Greco-Roman... Read more

July 12, 2021

Dr. Michelle Knight (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an expert on the book of Judges. She wrote her dissertation on Judges and is currently working on a commentary and other writing projects on the historical books. So, you can trust she has worked extensively with the academic commentaries. Thank you for sharing your expertise, Dr. Knight! FYI: She is also one of the hosts of the TEDS Foreword Podcast—Check it out. (If you want to look back at earlier posts... Read more

June 28, 2021

After a short break, we are back with our “Top 6” series featuring recommendations by expert Old Testament/Hebrew Bible scholars. Today we are fortunate to have picks from Dr. Lissa Wray Beal. She is a seasoned commentary writer, with a volume on 1 & 2 Kings (Apollos), and another on Joshua (Story of God). And she is planning more to come on 1-2 Samuel, Ruth, and Jeremiah. So, we can be sure she does her homework and offers excellent recommendations! Without... Read more

June 26, 2021

This is the end—for me the beginning of life (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) My friend Dr. Javier Garcia died while surfing on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (You can read more about his life in these posts from his institution, George Fox University). He was full of life and definitely too young to die. I met Javier a handful of years ago while I was his colleague at GFU. He lived in Newberg (Oregon) and I lived in Portland. Whenever I drove down... Read more

June 25, 2021

I continue to be impressed with how Seminary Now (sponsored by Northern Seminary and IVP) continues to expand and add new courses from expert theologians, pastors, and ministry practitioners. You can join and view courses from Scot McKnight, Beth Felker Jones, Carmen Imes, John Walton, Esau McCaulley, Tish Harrison Warren, Dave Fitch, Sandra Richter, Roger Olsen, Greg Boyd, Brenda Salter McNeil, Robert Chao Romero, and many more. This is a great way to “try out” seminary and dip your toes... Read more

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