Bruce’s Habakkuk Commentary

 I've thoroughly enjoyed the commentary series on the Minor Prophets that Thomas McComiskey edited (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993). I appreciate the layout: the top half of the page has textual and syntactical notes and the bottom half of the page is the commentary section.  The commentators also give their own translation and compare it to the NRSV.  The… Continue reading Bruce’s Habakkuk Commentary

The Gospel in the OT

If you're interested in learning how the gospel is proclaimed in the OT, you need to check out this series: The Gospel According to the Old Testament.  I just saw that WTS books is having a great sale on these books: the set is $71.44 (plus $1 shipping).  Another option: if you get 3 of them, there… Continue reading The Gospel in the OT

Young Earth?

As I noted earlier, I've been reading through John Walton's book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate.  It is certainly worth reading; Walton makes a good case that we should read Genesis 1 as a text that is all about the functions of the created order.  There's a lot… Continue reading Young Earth?

Figural Reading (Seitz)

I just got Christopher Seitz's Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001).  Since I have sermons to write I only had time to read the intro so far, but it looks like this will be an amazing read.  Here's the summary of the introduction. "Figural reading is not an exegetical technique.  It is… Continue reading Figural Reading (Seitz)

Childs: The Christological Enterprise

"Because Biblical Theology grapples with the reality of the biblical witnesses, and moves beyond the historical moorings of the text, the accusation is often made that such a model is anti-historical, philosophically idealistic, and abstract.  Such a characterization badly misunderstands the approach that is being suggested [in this booklet].  Biblical theological reflection is not timeless speculation… Continue reading Childs: The Christological Enterprise