My Digital Seminary

Menu Menu

Tag: Zondervan Academic Reviews (page 1 of 2)

Review of Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament edited by Brian J. Tabb and Andrew M. King

For Paul, Christ died and rose “in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3–4). Peter said that the prophets spoke of the “suffering of Christ and the subsequent glories” (1 Pe 1:10–12). Jesus himself affirmed that — “as it is written” — ”the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead” (Luke 24:46). But Christian scholars today disagree on exactly if and how Christ should be found in the Old Testament. I’m grateful for Brian J. Tabb and Andrew M. King for gathering together some of these perspectives in Five View of Christ in the Old Testament.

 » Read the entire post: Review of Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament edited by Brian J. Tabb and Andrew M. King  »

Review: 1, 2, & 3 John by Karen Jobes (ZECNT)

Karen Jobes, having written on the General Epistles already, is a fine choice for this commentary on the Johannine Epistles.  Two distinctives set her 1, 2, & 3 John commentary apart from others. First, Jobes is unconvinced that 1 John responds to (proto-)Gnosticism. She also considers John’s Gospel as the interpretive framework for the Johannines. These two factors influence her opinions on the text.

 » Read the entire post: Review: 1, 2, & 3 John by Karen Jobes (ZECNT)  »

Review: Ruth (ZECOT) by Daniel Block

ruth1Though widely admired, Ruth is often misunderstood. Too often have I seen Ruth lumped in with Esther (and maybe Proverbs 31) as the “books for women” since these are apparently the few sections of Scripture about women and for women. Such an attitude is a disservice to everyone involved, as all Scripture is for women, these books are for men too, and the purpose of the books themselves is overlooked. Though its beauty as a love story cannot be ignored, Ruth was not preserved in Scripture as a sanctified romance novel. Don’t get me started. Thankfully, Daniel Block avoids such marginalisation and sentimentality in his recent Ruth commentary.

 » Read the entire post: Review: Ruth (ZECOT) by Daniel Block  »

Review: Paul & Money by Krell and Verbrugge

Paul & MoneyIn the appropriately titled Paul & Money, Verlyn Verbrugge and Keith Krell have attempted a comprehensive theology of Paul and money. In other words, they aim to “probe everything that [Paul] says and does in the NT concerning the issue of money” (p23). It’s important to note that their study is not limited merely to the times Paul mentions the word money. Rather, the authors investigate whatever Paul has to say on “how the world of finance intersects with our lives” (p24).

 » Read the entire post: Review: Paul & Money by Krell and Verbrugge  »

Giveaway & Review of A Theology of Mark’s Gospel by David Garland

Garland Theology Mark's GospelCheck back tomorrow to win a copy!

 » Read the entire post: Giveaway & Review of A Theology of Mark’s Gospel by David Garland  »

Review: Mark (ZECNT) by Mark Strauss

Strauss MarkMark Strauss is the author of the acclaimed Gospels introduction Four Portraits, One Jesus and has provided the edition for Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT).

 » Read the entire post: Review: Mark (ZECNT) by Mark Strauss  »