It’s hard to really review a Hosea commentary, or any commentary on a biblical book. A commentary represents a monumental work, and Lim and Castelo have done good work. Introduction This book is the joint product of Bo Lim and Daniel Castelo. Lim is associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary.… Read More


bibliography of the old testament

A Bibliography of the Old Testament often appears at the end of a syllabus. Those things tend to be lengthy, and point you to really thick books. As a guy who likes to read that stuff, I think those lists have their place – but that place is not the internet. Why a Digital Bibliography of… Read More


A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism: From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs is written by Mark S. Gignilliat. He is Associate Professor of Divinity (Old Testament) at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has taught Hebrew, Old Testament, and Biblical Theology at Beeson since 2005. Summary of A Brief History of Old Testament… Read More


The book addresses the aforementioned exegetical practices, the way in which NT writers used the OT, typology, did the NT writers properly make use of the OT quotations, and is the methodology of the NT writers something to be emulated by interpreters of our time? The book does a magnificent job of sorting through these issues. … Read More


When I was starting this book, my 19mo old Daughter walked into the room and said, “Daddy – BIG book”. That about sums it up. This book is a 1300 page behemoth. Yet, it is amazingly helpful in just about every area of Old Testament study. He covers introductory issues, the Documentary Hypothesis, Old Testament… Read More


The metaphor functions to give legitimacy to Zerubbabel, the (Davidic) leader of the community. The true creator will execute judgment against those who stand in Zerubbabel’s way. Even if they draw upon the power of their god, Yahweh’s ability to supernaturally shake mountains shows he is the real creator and as such, his servant will prevail. … Read More