David Emanuel’s An Intertextual Commentary to the Psalter: Juxtaposition and Allusion in Book I is a reliable and thorough guide to instances of interconnectedness (juxtaposition) and reuse of scripture (allusion) in Psalms 1–41.
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.
Luther was no stranger to conflict. He found himself at odds with the Roman Church and other reformers. How did he navigate this struggle? Luther said “here I stand”—upon the word. But when God’s word itself is the battlefield, how did he distinguish friend from foe? Did trust in his own interpretation? Was Luther merely a more accurate interpreter? Or perhaps a louder and more bullish one?
A new David Mitchell book is an event. His work, including the eschatology of the Psalms and the concept of Messiah Ben Joseph, has been paradigm-shifting for me.
T. Desmond Alexander, senior lecturer in Biblical Studies at Union Theological College, author numerous books including From Eden to the New Jerusalem and a major commentary on Exodus, and co-editor of The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology has left a mark on evangelical biblical theology. It is fitting, then, that he would be due a festschrift. Enter GlossaHouse’s The Seed of Promise, edited by Paul Williamson and Rita Cefalu. These editors have gathered a number of essays on matters dear to Alexander’s heart and those who appreciate his work.
Hello everyone, I’m coming out of my semi-retirement of blogging to mention this project that’s very dear to my heart. As long as I’ve known my wife Natasha she was working on this graphic novel series. After over a decade of plotting, drawing, and redrawing, the first volume is finally done!