ֿOnce upon a time, each of us learned to read, and for virtually everyone picture books held pride of place. I have fond memories reading and re-reading (and re-reading) the incredible Asterix and Tintin series. So why do adults learn new languages with textbooks? I am currently learning Biblical Hebrew and was pleased to discover the Illustrated Ruth, Esther, Jonah in Hebrew (hereafter Illustrated REJ) by Timothy C. McNinch and GlossaHouse.
The New Testament After Supersessionism series continues with its third volume, Reading Romans After Supersessionism by Brian J. Tucker. Tucker has written on 1 Corinthians, social identity, and diversity within the people of God. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, he believes others have neglected the importance of identity formation in the letter due to an over-emphasis of salvation theology.
Contrary to critical scholarship, the church has long held that the Psalms are the book of Christ. In the introduction to his commentary on Psalms 101-150 in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Jason Byassee bemoans the tendency, even found among Christians, to read the Psalms and not find Christ. Rather, with the heart of a preacher, he states that “I read scripture in an effort to discover Christ, and having discovered him, I then try to present him anew to his people” (p. xxi).