Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Journal of Semitic Studies 63/1

Journal of Semitic Studies
Volume 63 Issue 1
Spring 2018

A Bird's-Eye View of Personal Pronouns and Accusative Markers in Ancient Semitic Languages
Ohad Cohen
Amorite: A Northwest Semitic Language?
Alexander Andrason ; Juan-Pablo Vita
Counting in Ugaritic: A New Analysis of kbd*
Sarah Lynn Baker
The Phoenician Name of Cyprus: New Evidence from Early Hellenistic Times
MG Amadasi Guzzo; JA Zamora
Indefinite Numerical Construct Phrases in Biblical Hebrew1
Adina Moshavi ; Susan Rothstein
The Syntax of Cardinal Numerals in Judges, Amos, Esther and 1QM*
John Screnock
The Mawwāl about the Snare and the Sparrow: A Late Medieval Colloquial Egyptian Verse Adaptation of Narrative(s) in Prose Rooted in Arabic Classical Literature
Amir Lerner
Some Linguistic and Stylistic Observations on a Yemeni Late Judaeo-Arabic Text – Ḥabšūš's Nineteenth-Century Ru'yā al-Yaman 1
G Rex Smith
The Language of Musta'rab Jews: The Names of the Holidays in Peqtʿin as a Test Case
Yehudit Henshke
The Evolution of the rajaz Meter in Modern Arabic Poetry, As Reflected in the Works of Amal Dunqul
Maysoon Fuad Shibi
The Dialectic of 'Staying and Emigration' in Emily Nasrallah's Novel Flight Against Time
Yaseen Kittani; Fayyad Haibi
JoAnn Scurlock, Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine
MJ Geller
Saqer Salah, Die Mittelassyrischen Personen- und Rationenlisten aus Tall Šêh Ḥamad/Dūr-Katlimmu
Nicholas Postgate
Hélène Dallaire, The Syntax of Volitives in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite Prose
Aaron D Hornkohl
Peter Bekins, Transitivity and Object Marking in Biblical Hebrew
Aaron D Hornkohl
Kenneth H. Cuffey, The Literary Coherence of the Book of Micah: Remnant, Restoration, and Promise
Nicholas R Werse
Simon Chi-Chung Cheung, Wisdom Intoned: A Reappraisal of the Genre 'Wisdom Psalms'
Elisa Uusimäki
A.M. Butts (ed.), Semitic Languages in Contact
WGE Watson
Miriam J. Bier, 'Perhaps there is Hope': Reading Lamentations as a Polyphony of Pain, Penitence, and Protest
Heath A Thomas
Athalya Brenner-Idan and Helen Efthimiadis-Keith (eds) A Feminist Companion to Tobit and Judith
Sandra Jacobs
R. Timothy McLay (ed.), The Temple in Text and Tradition: A Festschrift in Honour of Robert Hayward
Hindy Najman
Ángel Sáenz-Badillos Pérez, Lengua y literature de los judíos de al-Andalus (siglos X—XII)
Arie Schippers
Subhi Ali Adawi (translator), The Qur'an in Another Language, Translated to Hebrew
Avihai Shivtiel
Short Notes
Giancarlo Toloni (ed.), L'opera di Francesco Vattioni
Marco Moriggi
Michael D. Coogan with Cynthia R. Chapman, A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in Its Context
Matthew A Collins
Cynthia Edenburg, Dismembering the Whole. Composition and Purpose of Judges 19–21
A Graeme
April D. Westbrook, 'And He Will Take Your Daughters…': Woman Story and the Ethical Evaluation of Monarchy in the David Narrative
Jenni Williams
Michael Knibb, The Ethiopie Text of the Book of Ezekiel: A Critical Edition
James C Vanderkam
Christopher R. Seitz, Joel
Ruth Ebach
Mark Sneed (ed.), Was There a Wisdom Tradition? New Prospects in Israelite Wisdom Studies
Alastair G Hunter
Muḥammad B. 'Abd Al-Raḥmān Rāšid Al-ṯanyān, Nuqüš al-qarn al-hijrï al-'awwal (al-qarn al-säbi' al-mïlâdï) al-mu'arraḫa fī al-mamlaka al-'arabiyya al-sa'üdiyya: diräsa taḥlïla jadïda
Rex Smith


Friday, February 9, 2018

Biblical Interpretation 26/1

1. Caves of the Hebrew Bible: A Speleology

Rhiannon Graybill and Peter J. Sabo.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 1 - 22, 2018

2. Social Death as Gendered Genocide: The Fate of Women and Children

Naomi Steinberg.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 23 - 42, 2018

3. “Behold, the Lord’s Whore”? Slavery, Prostitution, and Luke 1:38

James N. Hoke.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 43 - 67, 2018

4. Slips of the Tongue, Slips of the Word: A Poststructuralist Psychoanalytic Reading of John 8:37-47

Sarah Emanuel.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 68 - 89, 2018

5. Sadomasochism and the Apocalypse of John: Exegesis, Sensemaking and Pain

Peter-Ben Smit.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 90 - 112, 2018

6. Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bible, written by Elizabeth W. Goldstein, 2015

Lisa Michele Wolfe.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 113 - 115, 2018

7. The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods, written by Susan Niditch, 2015

Jason M.H. Gaines.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 116 - 118, 2018

8. Micah, written by Julia M. O’Brien, 2015

Nicholas R. Werse.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 119 - 121, 2018

9. Not with Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament, written by Gary S. Selby, 2016

Timothy J. Christian.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 122 - 125, 2018

10. Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment: An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark, written by Jin Young Choi, 2015

Joanna Dewey.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 126 - 128, 2018

11. Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God, written by Joel B. Green, 2015

Thomas E. Phillips.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 129 - 131, 2018


Monday, January 29, 2018

Criswell Theological Review: Fall 2017

Fall 2017: The Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Jan 29th 2018, 17:41, by Everett Berry

By Everett Berry, Editor
A significant debate has steadily developed for quite some time within the ranks of Christian scholarship. It pertains to how biblical scholars and theologians can find methodological harmony between the exegetical task of interpreting Scripture and the related theological endeavors to synthesize biblical teachings in systematic confessional form. There are numerous reasons why differences of opinion exist on this question. However, the growing impasse among some in recent decades has jumpstarted a conversation regarding an alternative strategy that has come to be known as the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (TIS). Though this movement is extremely diverse because it is being discussed by scholars all over the theological spectrum, many evangelicals are contributing to the conversation because they recognize the importance of both biblical studies and theological formulation. Consequently, the Fall 2017 edition of CTR is dedicated to this subject. Herein, readers can engage articles from several scholars who address various facets of this important issue. 
Our lead article is written by Hans Boersma who serves as J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drawing from a chapter in his recent book entitled Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Presence in the Early Church (Baker, 2017), Boersma argues that Scripture was originally viewed by the early church fathers not only as divine revelation that documents God's acts in history. It was also treated as a means of convergence between heavenly reality and human communication whereby readers could encounter divine grace. Thus, the production of Scripture by the original authors as well as the church's activity of biblical interpretation were seen as "sacramental" activities.
Our second article is by Erin Heim who serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. Heim engages the work of Murray Rae who is an active voice in the discussion of TIS. Heim analyzes a recent essay by Rae where he argues that naturalist views of history and historiography have heavily influenced certain ranks of biblical scholarship. Heim builds on this charge and contends that Scripture's view of history assumes certain epistemological ideals that need to be adopted by modern interpreters so a "theological" understanding of history can be applied to the process of biblical interpretation.
The third article is written by Peter J. Leithart who is the President of the Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and adjunct Senior Fellow of Theology at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. Leithart provides a test case in TIS methodology by working through several exegetical complexities in the creation narrative of Genesis 1 so he can flesh out the implications that the account has for the issue of divine timelessness.
The fourth article is provided by Tamra Hernandez who is the Executive Research and Editorial Assistant to the President at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Hernandez notes an important feature that many TIS advocates emphasize regarding the need to see biblical interpretation as a confessional enterprise. Many argue that such a belief necessitates a reading of Scripture that is inherently Trinitarian. Hernandez works through some of the complexities of this proposal and makes some suggestions on how such an approach can move forward.
The fifth entry is written by Stephen G. Dempster who currently is the Stuart E. Murray Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Dempster responds to the skepticism that some express toward the idea that Trinitarianism has legitimate exegetical roots in the unfolding storyline of the Old Testament. Dempster contends that there is a clear divine plurality substantiated within the Hebrew Bible. It begins with a distinction between the Lord and his Spirit and then later expands with the descriptions of a Messianic deliverer.
Finally, our last entry is by A. Boyd Luter who is teaching professor at The Kings University in Southlake, Texas. Luter analyzes two significant evangelical voices in the TIS forum, Kevin Vanhoozer and Daniel Treier. Luter surveys their contributions and hones in on the application of the "Rule of Faith" to the task of interpreting Scripture. While helpful to a degree, Luter thinks this strategy requires more clarification so it does not inadvertently become a methodological haven for supersessionism.


Expository Times 129/5

Table of Contents Alert
The Expository Times- Volume: 129, Number: 5 (February 2018)

Theodicy, Christology, and Divine Hiding: Neutralizing the Problem of Evil
The Thessalonians Debate Revisited
Book of the Month

Eyewitnesses Re-Examined
Book Reviews

Book Review: Re-issue of Dunn's Commentary on Acts: James D. G. Dunn, The Acts of the Apostles
Sermons for the Christian Year

4th March: 3rd Sunday in Lent: Exodus 20.1–17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18–25; John 2.13–22
11th March: 4th Sunday in Lent: Numbers 21.4–9; John 3.14–15
18th March: 5th Sunday in Lent: John 12.20–33
25th March: Annunciation of the Lord: Psalm 45; Luke 1.26–38
Worship Resources

Worship Resources for March: 5. Mystery
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Bible Viewed from Oceania: Caroline Blyth & Nāsili Vaka'uta (eds), The Bible and Art: Perspectives from Oceania
Book Review: The Art of Modern Apologetics: Justin Brierley, Unbelievable? Why, After Ten Years of Talking with Atheists, I'm Still a Christian
Book Review: After Hauerwas: Brian Brock & Stanley Hauerwas, Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas
Book Review: Philosophers as Latter-Day Casuists: David Edmonds (ed.), Philosophers Take on the World
Book Review: Did Luther Speak to the Marginalised?: Alberto L. García & John A. Nunes, Wittenberg meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation at the Margins
Book Review: Beyond the Modern Age: Bob Goudzwaard & Craig G. Bartholomew, Beyond the Modern Age: An Archaeology of Contemporary Culture
Book Review: Effective Gospel Communication: Christian Grethlein, An Introduction to Practical Theology: History, Theory and the Communication of the Gospel in the Present
Book Review: The Meaning of Jesus' Death in Matthew: Catherine Sider Hamilton, The Death of Jesus in Matthew: Innocent Blood and the End of Exile
Book Review: Retrieving a Forgotten Theological Witness: Paul R. Hinlicky, Between Humanist Philosophy and Apocalyptic Theology: The Twentieth Century Sojourn of Samuel Štefan Osuský
Book Review: Biblical Interpretation: Roots and Revisions: William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, & Robert L. Hubbard, Jr, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Book Review: Studies in the Septuagint: Wolfgang Kraus, Michaël van der Meer & Martin Meiser (eds), XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Munich 2013
Book Review: The Old Testament: Its Lasting Value for Christians: Pieter J. Lalleman, Enduring Treasure: The Lasting Value of the Old Testament for Christians
Book Review: Essays in Honour of Andrew T. Lincoln: J. Gordon McConville & Lloyd K. Pietersen (eds), Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honour of Andrew T. Lincoln
Book Review: The Science Fiction and Belief Systems Starter Pack: James F. McGrath, Theology and Science Fiction
Book Review: A Prophet of Political and Spiritual Turmoil: Mary E. Mills, Jeremiah: An Introduction and a Study Guide. Prophecy in a Time of Crisis
Book Review: St Paul Among the Utopians: Karin B. Neutel, A Cosmopolitan Ideal: Paul's Declaration 'Neither Jew Nor Greek, Neither Slave Nor Free, Nor Male and Female' in the Context of First-Century Thought
Book Review: Body and Book in the Gospel of John: Christina Petterson, From Tomb to Text: The Body of Jesus in the Book of John
Book Review: Recovering Mutual Dignity and Respect: Barbara E. Reid, Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures
Book Review: Stoics Versus Christians: C. Kavin Rowe, One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions
Book Review: Doing as Jesus did: Brandon Walker, Memory, Mission and Identity: Orality and the Apostolic Miracle Tradition
Index of Books Reviewed

Index of Books Reviewed
And Finally…

And Finally…