Divine Council Overview on DVD

| February 11, 2013

I’ve been asked many times whether I have video lectures on “all your divine council stuff.” Until now the answer has been no. Readers may recall that well over a year ago I went to a conference event in PA that had something to do with the divine council. That event was the first time […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 5

| February 8, 2013

In the last installment of this series, I directed readers to the short essay by J. Levenson, “Poverty and the State in Biblical Thought” (13 pp). Levenson is a Jewish biblical scholar and a favorite of mine. I think the article is important for helping us think about the relationship of the Israelite state to poverty […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 4

| January 19, 2013

In Part 3 of this series, I had assembled a list of verse references drawn from the ABD article (linked in Parts 2 and 3) on the poor / poverty which its author categorized as involving oppression of the poor in legal (and hence political) contexts. I then put an exercise before myself and readers. […]

Online Dissertations in Biblical Studies

| January 9, 2013

The Ancient World Online (AWOL) recently posted a list of Durham University dissertations available for free. I combed through the list and here are some dissertations related to biblical studies and theology that readers might find of interest: BUSHUR, JAMES,GEORGE (2010) “Joining the End to the Beginning” Divine Providence and the Interpretation of Scripture in the Teaching of […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 3

| December 26, 2012

Well, finally back to this. Since it’s been so long, I need to give readers the context of the first and second posts. Review In the first post, I had encouraged readers to keep the following items in mind as they read the essay from the Anchor Bible Dictionary I linked to (and as they read […]