Friday, March 14, 2008

New from Tyndale Tech: The Tyndale Toolbar

The most recent edition of David Instone-Brewer's eminently useful Tyndale Tech series has been released. In this edition, Instone-Brewer outlines the features of the new Tyndale Toolbar, a remarkable free resource which every serious scholar, student, and pastor should immediately add to his or her browser. Links to Greek and Hebrew lexicons, bibliographic resources, and a huge number of Bibles are all available at the click of a mouse, without any tedious or repetitive searching, bookmarking, etc. And for those of you who feel that a picture truly is worth a thousand words, here's a visual outline of the toolbar:

Check it out!

RBL Highlights: 3/14/08

A few highlights from this week's Review of Biblical Literature, including the reviews of and responses to Prof. Joel Kaminsky's Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election which were originally presented at the SBL Annual Meeting. Those of you unable to attend this session should first read the reviews and then the book itself; it's a fresh, innovative contribution to biblical studies (which can't always be said in this day and age!).

Joel S. Kaminsky
Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election
Reviewed by Benjamin D. Sommer
Reviewed by Jacqueline Lapsley
Reviewed by Ellen F. Davis
Reviewed by Joel N. Lohr
Reviewed by Patrick D. Miller
Response by Joel S. Kaminsky

Richard J. Cassidy
Four Times Peter: Portrayals of Peter in the Four Gospels and at Philippi
Reviewed by Patrick J. Hartin

Ira Brent Driggers
Following God through Mark: Theological Tension in the Second Gospel
Reviewed by Elliott Maloney

Katharina Galor, Jean-Baptiste Humbert, and Jurgen Zangenberg, eds.
Qumran, The Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeological Interpretations and Debates (Proceedings of a Conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002)
Reviewed by Kenneth Atkinson

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New from Fortress: Mark and Method

A recent announcement from Fortress:

Mark & Method
New Approaches in Biblical Studies
Second Edition

Since its publication by Fortress Press in 1992, Mark and Method has been an invaluable resource for the study of Mark, and of the range of methods used in interpreting the New Testament. This second edition offers a new introduction and chapters brought up to date with the latest developments in interpretation, including new chapters on Cultural Studies and Post-Colonial Criticism.

The contributors include: Janice Capel Anderson, Stephen D. Moore, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Robert M. Fowler, David Rhoads, Tat-Siong Benny Liew, and Abraham Smith.

Order your copy today!

Celebrate with the Authors of YDS

For those in and around New Haven, this is always a good time:

The 13th annual Yale Divinity School Faculty Book Party, celebrating books (and other media) produced by YDS/ISM faculty in this academic year...

TUESDAY, MARCH 25th 2007
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Champagne, food, and general merriment in good supply.