Gary Burge’s Jesus and the Jewish Festivals, reviewed

In college I thought my friend Chad was really cool (he was) for climbing on top of college buildings late at night and shouting the Shema at the top of his lungs… until he was corralled by Public Safety. Sh’ma Yisrael: Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad! I learned my first Hebrew in Gary Burge’s Christian Thought class my … Continue reading Gary Burge’s Jesus and the Jewish Festivals, reviewed

Free Copy of Mark (ZECNT) in Print, and 80% Off Ebook Gospel Commentaries from Zondervan

  Starting August 8 and going until 11:59 (EST) on August 11, Zondervan is offering a host of commentaries on the Gospels at a steep discount. Almost all of them are ones I use regularly in preaching preparation. Some highlights: Matthew, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the NT, $7.99 (reviewed here) Scot McKnight’s Commentary on the … Continue reading Free Copy of Mark (ZECNT) in Print, and 80% Off Ebook Gospel Commentaries from Zondervan

Where Cultural Anthropology, Geography, History, and Praise All Meet

I learned my very first bit of Hebrew–the Sh’ma–from Gary Burge at Wheaton. His knowledge of cultural backgrounds of the Bible–and ability to communicate about it–is impressive. In Encounters with Jesus he explores the connections between “the ancient landscape,” encounters people in the first century had with Jesus, and how that can draw us into a … Continue reading Where Cultural Anthropology, Geography, History, and Praise All Meet

Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Carl G. Rasmussen has recently released a Revised Edition of Zondervan Atlas of the Bible. Below I offer a description of its contents with some evaluative remarks. What’s in the Atlas After the Preface and Introduction the atlas consists of a Geographical Section and a Historical Section, followed by Appendices. The Geographical Section is first, because: … Continue reading Zondervan Atlas of the Bible