conservative books on NT int., Gen, and Dan. now go online

A few noteworthy (conservative) books now go online:
  1. I. Howard Marshall ed. New Testament Interpretation: Essays on Principles and Methods. Carlisle: Paternoster, 1972, revised 1979.  
  2. A.R. Millard & D.J. Wiseman eds, Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives. Downers Grove: IVP, 1980.   
  3. D. J. Wiseman ed.,  Notes on Some Problems in the Book of Daniel. London: The Tyndale Press, 1965.

A forum on the concept of OT canon

Canon: An AJR Forum

by Ancient Jew Review in Articles
  • discussing the form and function of the "Bible" in the Second Temple period

(my hats off to Francis Borchardt of LTS)


[Logos/Vyrso] ebook on worship (till 23/2)

What if the way we worship isn't just an expression of our faith, but is what shapes our faith? The Church has believed this about the way we worship and pray together for centuries: The way we worship becomes the way we believe. But if this is true, it’s time to take a closer look at what we say and sing and do each week. Drawing from his own discovery of ancient worship practices, Glenn Packiam helps us understand why the Church made creedal proclamations and Psalm-praying a regular part of their worship. He shares about why the Eucharist was the climactic point of their corporate “re-telling of the salvation story.” When our worship becomes a rich feast, our faith is nourished and no longer anemic. The more our worship speaks of Christ, the more we enter into the mystery of faith.

[Kindle] Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Old Testament (till 27/2)

  • the series has 14 volumes


[Logos] Zondervan NT commentary sale -US$9.99@

Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Matthew by Grant Osborne 

Colossians and Philemon by David W. Pao 

Luke by David E. Garland 

Acts by Eckhard J. Schnabel 

James by Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kamell

Galatians by Thomas Schreiner 

Ephesians by Clinton E. Arnold 

1 and 2 Thessalonians by Gary Steven Shogren









[Logos/Vyrso] free devotions for Lent (free thru 13/2)

Devotions for Lent: Meditations Based on Best-Loved Hymns
by Robert J. Morgan 
The lyrics of our favorite hymns are rich in images that can help us in our daily walk with God--they are miniature Bible studies that lead us effortlessly toward worship, testimony, exhortation, prayer, and praise. They're bursts of devotional richness with rhyme and rhythm. They clear our minds, soothe our nerves, verbalize our worship, summarize our faith, and sing our great Redeemer's praise. Bestselling author Robert J. Morgan has gathered favorite hymns, as well as classic, lesser-known gems to guide your quiet time with God during Lent. Each devotional begins with Scripture, includes a story about the hymn or its writer and the lyrics to the hymn, and ends with a prayer. An index of hymn titles and first lines is included. What better way to end your devotional reading than with a song in your heart?


Zondervan theology ebook sale [till 15/2]

I "Heart" Theology – eBook Sale

Noteworthy ones:

  • A Theology of Mark's Gospel, by David E. Garland
  • A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters, by Andreas J. Kostenberger
  • A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude, by Peter H. Davids
  • Understanding Biblical Theology, by Edward W. Klink III and Darian R. Lockett


[Logos/Verbum] monthly free ebook (Feb)

Understanding “Our Father”The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls

In this approachable and enlightening volume, noted Scripture scholar Joseph A. Fitzmyer explains the history and signifiance of the oft-discussed "Dead Sea Scrolls." Whether you’re interested in archaeology, Judaism, or biblical languages, this volume serves as an excellent primer on one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century.


[Vyrso/Logos] free ebooks on Christian living (free through 2/2 UST)

Found: God's Peace

by John MacArthur Jr

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In Found: God’s Peace, trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur tackles this vital question head-on.
Throughout the book, MacArthur shares principles to help you overcome uncertainty, defeat worry, and experience true freedom from anxiety.
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While winding her way through the maze of her emotions, she will realize there is hope as she hangs on to God and trusts him for the outcome. Broken Heart on Hold is a book she will return to again and again.

monthly free audiobook from ChristianAudio (Feb)

I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an AtheistI Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

Author Norman L. Geisler & Frank Turek
Narrator Kate Reading
Runtime 15 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3

I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist argues that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. The authors lay out the evidence for truth, God, and the Bible in logical order and in a readable, non-technical, engaging style. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith, Geisler and Turek provide a firm challenge to prior beliefs of doubters and skeptics.
  • I believe that Geisler the Evangelical apologetic would not fail you.

monthly Logos free ebook (Feb)

Journal of Theological Interpretation, vol. 1

Editor: Joel B. Green

Critical biblical scholarship as developed and defined since the mid-eighteenth century has played a significant and welcome role in pressing us to take biblical texts seriously on their own terms and diverse contexts. With the postmodern turn, additional questions have surfaced—including the theological and ecclesial location of biblical interpretation, the significance of canon and creed for biblical hermeneutics, the historical reception of biblical texts, and other more pointedly theological interests. How might we engage interpretively with the Christian Scriptures so as to hear and attend to God’s voice? The Journal of Theological Interpretation aims to serve these agendas.

Recommended: Get an additional book for US$1.99.

Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

John H. Walton. Eisenbrauns 2011

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John Walton presents comparative studies of ancient texts and their cosmologies. The first half of the book focuses on the ancient texts that inform our understanding of Near Eastern cosmology. The second half of the book is devoted to a fresh analysis of Genesis 1:1–2:4. Walton studies significant Hebrew terms and shows that, like the rest of the ancient Near East, the Israelite texts use a functional cosmology that is constructed with temple ideology in mind.