Book and Product Reviews

Book Review – A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, by Duane A. Garrett and Jason S. DeRouchie

Note: This review also appears in the Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies ( Check out this site for lots of book reviews by PhD candidates and early career scholars in the areas of biblical studies and patristics.Duane A. Garrett and Jason S. DeRouchie. A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2009.…

Book and Product Reviews

Reading: Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration (Doubleday, 2007) is the first of a trilogy of books written by Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI about the life and teachings of Jesus. The third and final volume of the series, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, was published in 2012. While I’ve…

Biblical Scholarship, Methodology, Pentateuch

Is Neo-Source-Criticism A Thing?

Is neo-source-criticism a thing? Is it actually possible that so many recent PhD candidates and recipients don’t realize that source-criticism is dead, buried, and mostly decomposed? Source-criticism as a method has proven a completely unsatisfactory way to do diachronic study since at least the 1970s because of what it assumes about the texts under consideration and about what may be discerned with certainty from certain kinds of features of those texts.