Monday, 31 October 2016

Biblical Studies Carnival 128 - October 2016

Let Bear, house of Bear rejoice with Gelotophyllis
an herb which drank in wine and myrrh causes excess of laughter
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno, Fragment D
Old Testament Tent
Torah corner
Claude Mariottini continues the discussion on Genesis 3:16.
Matt Lynch develops his conclusions on style, grammar, and literary aspects of this passage here.
Kurk Gayle at BLT suggests why Craig's translation is among Marg's best.

Aliens in Ur? Both Jim Davila and Jim West on two independent articles that might suggest it. Anticipating Halloween - over by the time this is published.

Jim West points out an upcoming conference on the crisis in JEDP.
Livius Drusus has a special on a 10 commandments inscription.

Claude writes on the prayer of Moses for rebellious Israel.
Let Moses, the Man of God, bless with a Lizard,
in the sweet majesty of good-nature,
and the magnanimity of meekness.
Smart, op. cit. Fragment A
Jeremy Smoak writes on the use of the priestly blessing in iron age inscriptions.
Julia Blum muses on the season of Sukkot.
Jim Davila points us to an article on abortion via Exodus and Numbers.

Prophets corner
Matt Lynch finds application of the aftermath of 2 Samuel 11 to current events.
Let Samuel, the Minister from a child,
without ceasing praise with the Porcupine.

Smart, Fragment A
Your host continues his read of Hosea, the prophet of burned pancakes.
James McGrath posts some music for the Amos hymn fragments.
The Pleiades are not seven stars but hundreds
Their light tinted by interstellar dust
To meet our eyes after their 444-year journey
James McGrath, Song of the Celestial Seasons
There's a touch of Amos in Claude Mariottini's post on the law of pledges.
There's a touch of Ezekiel in Cassandra Gill's note on women in ancient Israel.

Writings corner
David Koyzis brings us Nat Turner singing the Psalms. More on Nat Turner turned up here.
James McGrath posts a setting of Psalm 53 in Syriac.
Roland Maynet's book on the 8 acrostic poems of the Psalter is reviewed here.
Brooke Lester writes on Psalms of Lament.
Your host asks for a language to describe musical structure using Psalm 96 as an example.
For the ACCENTS are the invention of the Moabites,
who learning the GREEK tongue marked the words
after their own vicious pronuntiation. Smart, Fragment B2
Scott McKnight on reading Job as literature.
And there is a touch of the subtlety of the book of Job in Phillip Long's series on Romans.
Gard Granerød gives some background on the temple at Elephantine.
Doug Ingram reviews Time in the book of Ecclesiastes.
Rhiannon Graybill reviews Jouissance, A Cixousian encounter with the Song of Songs.
Judith Gärtner reviews Denk an deinen Schöpfer (And remember your creator).

New Testament Tent
Gospels corner
Ruth Friederike Kunath introduces her new book Die Präexistenz Jesu im Johannesevangelium. Struktur und Theologie eines johanneischen Motivs. Wayne Coppins analyses selected passages in German and English.
Spoke to the dust, the fishes and the twelve
As if they understood him equally,
And told them nothing that they wished to know.
James McAuley, Jesus 15-17

Matthew Malcolm, recently relocated to Indonesia from western Australia, comments on a geographic 'mistake' in Mark.
There's a touch of Luke in a meditation on Sukkot here.
Jim Gordon considers reception history of Christ in the house of Martha and Mary.

Jim Davila points to an article on Lazarus.
Chris Keith discusses the common intertext.
Airton José da Silva presents Horbury's Messianism among Jews and Christians.
Brian Bunnell reflects on convention in language and the Kingdom of God.

Acts corner
CSCO team announces Characters and Characterization in Luke-Acts
Jay posts a summary on Prisca and Aquila.
Wayne Coppins examines differing doubts over the authorship of Luke-Acts.

Pauline corner
Jim Davila comments on the series on Romans by Phil Long. Phil continues his series on Romans here and here and so on. Your host has even dared to ponder again this letter. Sarah Agnew writes on the impact of performance for understanding Romans. Jim West reviews a release from Gerd Thiesen and Petra von Gemünden on Romans. Rafael asks whether Paul would approve that Jews be Jews? Larry Hurtado has a similar question. Phil Long reviews Paul Behaving Badly.
In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
T. S. Eliot, East Coker III, 138-139
Wayne Coppins comments on speech ethics in Ephesians.
Marg Mowczko highlights hierarchy and its subversion in Paul.
Andrew Perriman writes on the first-fruits and eschatology.
Marg Mowczko asks about Apphia of Colossae.

Hebrews corner
Brian Small's Hebrews Highlights here.

Apocalypse corner
Ian Paul writes on the clouds. And continues his consideration of the Essentials of Biblical Interpretation here and here.

Post-Apostolic Corner
Jacob Prahlow continues his series on Scripture in 1 Clement concluding with a bibliography. Thomas Harmon posts on History and Historicism, Lubac's reading of Origen of Alexandria.
Dylan Burns reviews Marcion and the Making of a Heretic.
Archaeological Tent
Ancient tech three-ring circus
Livius Drusus reveals mosaic floor in Jericho.
Jim Davila points out new evidence for a Roman breach of the third wall of Jerusalem, fake DSS fragments, and the excavation of the burial place in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

He also has links and update on an early papyrus fragment containing the word Jerusalem. Christopher Rollston is more than cautious - Caveat Eruditus. These stories and links get around and come to suspected conclusions and denials quickly.

James McGrath points out an inscription on the appointment of Gallio for the revitalization of Corinth.
National Geographic posts on the tomb of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Modern Tech Corner
Tim Bulkeley reviews the Android interface of the Zondervan NIV cultural backgrounds study bible.
Theological/Christological Tent
Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure
Eliot, East Coker, V 173-4
Jim Davila brings up the
billionaire's desire to
escape from the matrix.
DET's Scott Jackson ponders the exponential multiplication of the gods.
Samuel Loncar on evincing invincible ignorance.
Pete Enns interviews Le Donne on Near Christianity.
Larry Hurtado clarifies a pod-cast of a conversation with Chris Tilling on early christology. His article in Catalyst on the distinctiveness of early Christianity is available here. More on early christology from Kirk and Buzzard via Michael Kok here, and from Bauckham here as well as some questions for the high Christology club.

Helen Bond on Bultmann, and social memory, and a touch of form criticism. James McGrath and Miller misreading Bultmann.

Jim West links to the Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting which begins with a 30-page essay by Terrence Donaldson on Supersessionism in Early Christian Self-Definition. Michael Kok's essay on Mark and Early High Christology begins on page 102.
James McGrath caps this discussion with a collection of October links on Christology.
Jacob summarizes later Christological disputes here and here.
For One is perfect and good
being at unity in himself.
Smart, Fragment C
Écrire la magie dans l'antiquité, an alternate view of the use of texts.
Rob Bradshaw has all the European Journal of Theology articles available. TOC here.
James Pate reviews Daniel Kirk's A Man Attested by God. Kirk discusses his book here with Dale Tuggy.

Frederick Mulder argues for non-historical Jesuses.
Jim West points out an article on the subversion of subversive Jesuses.
Implications for Governance Tent
The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters,...
Industrial lords and petty contractors, all go into the dark,
Eliot, East Coker, III 103, 106
Ian Paul offers some thoughts on the inner and outer life in Matthew 5.
Scot McKnight on the Bible and governance (almost).
Zwingli's representative reports on the Bible and the current issues.
Larry Hoffman treats heaven and earth with a prod from Ibn Ezra.
Christopher Page on censorship.
Stefania Ermidoro gives a taste of the politics of banqueting.
Jim Davila on politics and archaeology here.
Andrew Perriman has a consumer classification of trousers and the kingdom here.
Airton José notes a decision from O Conselho Permanente da Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil-CNBB (supported by a quote from Chrysostom) re government policy on debt.
Lawrence Hoffman on humanity with a dove in mind.
Jim West quotes (who else) Zwingli on the proper relationship between church and state with a nod to Paul and Jeremiah.
Translation Tent
For last year's words belong to last year's language.
Eliot, Little Gidding II.118
Christoph Heilig notes the availability of the English translation of Wolter's commentary on Luke.
William Ross introduces the Cambridge Greek Lexicon.
James Pate reviews Discovering the Septuagint. Jim West also, and he interviews Karen Jobe here.
Robert Holmstedt posts his conclusion about הבל. James McGrath offered a gloss here, but perhaps it was half empty. ִInadvertent suggestion from Phil Long's Romans series here.
Ayana has an introduction to colour in Biblical Hebrew here.
Kris Lyle interviews Christian Locatell on his hopes for the application of linguistics to Bible translation.
Jordan Scheetz reviews A Biblical Aramaic Reader.
For I have translated in the charity, which makes things better
and I shall be translated myself at the last.
Smart, Fragment B1
In Memoriam

Jacob Neusner, noted by several bloggers. Four talks from 1976 in Montreal are available here.
Airton José acknowledges his debt to Gerhard von Rad.

Back Office Trailer
I do not compete with the Zwinglian Halloween carnival, but if you need respite, have a look at the Asterisk production of Hell, A Survivor's Guide or OUP's Why is the Bible so much like a horror movie? And as a footnote, Cassandra Farrin posts on necropolitics and hauntology.

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For the mind of man cannot bear a tedious accumulation of nothings without effect
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno, Fragment C

Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle
With words and meanings
Eliot, East Coker II, 70
November pending...

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