Head over to Koinonia, Zondervan Academic’s blog, for another Wednesday giveaway. This time they are giving away the forthcoming Four Views on the Apostle Paul. Details are here. I’m especially grateful to Zondervan for their featuring one of my reviews on their blog recently. Koinonia is accepting submissions until Thursday midnight.
Here’s a Words on the Word weekend recap. Friday the 17th through Sunday the 19th at WotW had the following: Kids’ takes on things: My 4-year-old son reviews Duck Soup / Little kids review Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” (VIDEO) / Calvin’s macabre snowmen Abram’s take on two five-star books: James (Zondervan ECNT), reviewed / Basics of Biblical Aramaic Cool … Continue reading Words on the Word Weekend Recap
Congrats to Brian Davidson, the winner of Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the NT! Enjoy the book, Brian! I used Random Number Generator to pick the winner–tried and true. If you’d like to read my book note on the Mark commentary, it’s here. Thanks for all who entered the giveaway! Subscribe via … Continue reading The Winner Is…
At less than 400 Hebrew words, Obadiah is shorter than many Words on the Word blog posts, including this one. But its literary and rhetorical sophistication is by no means lessened by its length. Obadiah is the prophetical incarnation of the axiom, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Or, in Obadiah’s case, “Brevity is the soul of … Continue reading Hearing the Message of Scripture: Obadiah, Reviewed
D.A. Carson’s 2013 update to his New Testament Commentary Survey puts the book into its seventh edition. Having come six years since the last edition, the new edition is substantially revised and updated to include just about every significant commentary on every book of the New Testament. The Survey rarely misses a volume. Carson goes book-by-book through the … Continue reading What are the Best New Testament Commentaries?
Welcome to today’s stop of the book blog tour of Craig A. Evans’s From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation. I’m covering chapter 4, “Phinehan Zeal and Works of the Law: What Paul and James Are Really Saying.” Brian at Near Emmaus introduces the book here, and quotes from the introduction, which is worth repeating: … Continue reading Of Paul, James, Mattathias, and Phinehas: Works and Reckoned Righteousness
I’ve now reviewed enough Biblical languages textbooks, lexicons, commentaries, and other resources, that I thought it was time to put them together all in one place. Grouped by language and title, with hyperlinks to each review, here are the language resources reviewed-to-date at Words on the Word. I plan to keep this page updated for … Continue reading Reviews of various Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek books, commentaries, and software
… Clifford Kvidahl, the winner of the Ephesians ZECNT commentary giveaway. Congratulations, Clifford, and enjoy your new book! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. I’ll do another one in the not-so-distant future, so keep coming back. You can subscribe to this blog using the “Follow” button on the right sidebar, or follow me … Continue reading Congratulations to…