Book Highlight: The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus (PB at $311 US)

If you have $311 (USD) lying around and want to invest it in one of the most complete resources on historical Jesus studies, you will want to pick this up: Tom Holmén and Stanley E. Porter (eds.), The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus. 4 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2011. xxii, 3652 pp. The […]

New Testament Scholarship—A Lament

Is it just me who sees the steep decline in the quality of New Testament scholarship? I don’t think so. I look at the numerous textbooks that are being published—I know, these do not, let me repeat, do not count as scholarship—and they are full of all sorts of useless nonsense designed to keep the […]

Book Announcement: Porter, Land, Pang (eds.), “Linguistics and the Bible”

Finally, proceedings from the 2016 Bingham Colloquium, with the theme of “Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects,” has been published: Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Land, and Francis G.H. Pang (eds.), Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects (McMaster New Testament Studies Series 9; Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2019). This book contains a collection of essays […]

Book Announcement: David I. Yoon, “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul”

I have finally received personal copies of my first monograph, a revision of my PhD dissertation, A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul (Linguistic Biblical Studies 17; Leiden: Brill, 2019). The title of the dissertation itself is “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians: A Study of Register, Context of Situation, and the […]

On Romans 7 and the Pauline Struggle

Excerpts from Stanley E. Porter, The Letter to the Romans: A Linguistic and Literary Commentary (New Testament Monographs 37; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2015), pp. 149, 152, and 153–54. “Paul now elaborates a set of paradoxical parallel statements that describe the results of what it means to be under the control or authority of sin as […]

Book Announcement: Porter and Pang (eds), “The Letter to the Romans”

Long overdue, this book comprises the papers delivered at the Bingham Colloquium at McMaster Divinity College in 2014. The conference centered on Paul’s letter to the Romans, focusing on its exegetical and applicational values. Both New Testament and Old Testament perspectives are offered in the book. Table of Contents: 1. There Is No Longer Any […]

Book Announcement: Cynthia Long Westfall, Paul and Gender

This post is long overdue, but just in case any of our readers have not heard, our friend Cindy Westfall has recently written a comprehensive monograph on Paul’s view of gender (Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016]). Westfall, a leading New Testament scholar who […]