The Prophetical Books as Theodicy

I've been reading through The Hebrew Bible Today: An Introduction to Critical Issues edited by Steven L. McKenzie and M. Patrick Graham.  This is a most interesting read and helpful introduction to historical critical approaches to OT study, as the subtitle indicates. A writer I always try to read, Marvin A. Sweeney, wrote the chapter… Continue reading The Prophetical Books as Theodicy

New Commentary by Tremper Longman III!!!

Check out this new commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations by OT scholar par excellence, Tremper Longman III!  I'll look forward to giving this a read when I finally start my trek through the prophets! I've been learning a lot from this nice little commentary series while working through 1 & 2 Kings by Iain Provan.  For… Continue reading New Commentary by Tremper Longman III!!!

Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”

Ronald B. Allen wrote a nice article ("Elijah the Broken Prophet" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 22.3 [1979], 193-202) on Elijah's life and ministry. Though I do not fully agree with each point Allen makes, the essay is helpful. I'll put the best part of the essay here: "...It is not just in miraculous… Continue reading Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”

Daniel Commentary by Iain M. Duguid

I just noticed (thanks to Greenbaggins) that Iain Duguid has a new commentary out on the book of Daniel! It's in the same series as his excellent Esther/Ruth commentary. Duguid is a master at the prophets so this volume should be an outstanding addition to his Ezekiel commentary. I'll look forward to picking up my… Continue reading Daniel Commentary by Iain M. Duguid