Category Archives: Reviews & Notices

The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good Book

One of my summer reads that I just finished is a new book that takes a lighter — and somewhat irreverent and certainly risqué — look at the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of … Continue reading

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The Book of Psalms for Beginners

Stephen Cook over at Biblische Ausbildung has posted on “books that provide ‘accessible interpretation’ of the psalms.” He notes four books in particular, two commentaries and two introductions by two authors: Mays, James Luther. Psalms. Interpretation. W/JK, 1994. Buy from … Continue reading

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New Articles in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

There are some new articles in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, as well as a number of book reviews. The articles are as follows: Mark Sneed, “‘White Trash’ Wisdom: Proverbs 9 Deconstructed” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures – Volume 7: Article … Continue reading

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Bulkeley’s Hypertext Bible Commentary in RBL

I haven’t been posting the regular updates to the Review of Biblical Literature lately, but I certainly wanted to note the one that was just came today because it has a review of blogger Tim Bulkeley‘s Amos: Hypertext Bible Commentary … Continue reading

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Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries and More

John Hobbins over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry has a good post highlighting the top Dictionaries of Biblical Hebrew. He notes the same major Hebrew-English lexicons that I discuss in my “An Annotated Bibliography for Mastering Biblical Hebrew,” but also helpfully … Continue reading

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A Couple New Books on the Dead Sea Scrolls

A couple new books on the Dead Sea Scrolls came to my attention recently and appear to be quite interesting. Weston W. Fields The Dead Sea Scrolls — A Short History (Brill, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com) Edna Ullmann-Margalit … Continue reading

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Tate on Biblical Interpretation

In the past when I taught the introductory hermeneutics course at Taylor, I used W. Randolph Tate‘s Biblical Interpretation: An Integrated Approach (Revised Edition; Hendrickson, 1997; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com). I found that its engaging, easy to read style … Continue reading

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Jesus of Hollywood

I just received my copy of Adele Reinhartz’s new book, Jesus of Hollywood (Oxford University Press, 2007; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com). I have always been a fan of Reinhartz’s scholarship on the Bible and film, and it looks like … Continue reading

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I’ve been Blurbed!

Sorry for the self-indulgence, but this is way too cool. I just noticed from Kevin Wilson’s Blue Cord blog that I have been “blurbed” on the back cover of a new edition of Mary Douglas‘s In the Wilderness: The Doctrine … Continue reading

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Third Annual Ralphies – Second Annual Codex Edition (Best of 2006)

Welcome to the Third Annual Ralphies — Second Annual Codex Edition. Following the example of Ed Cook (see his posts on music, film and books), traditionally a number of other bloggers follow suit and offer their own “Ralphies.” This year … Continue reading

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