Friday, April 11, 2008

blogroll addition

I just came across Justin Jenkins' blog Pisteuo and am going to add it to my blogroll - he looks like he's got some good stuff - also he mentions John Walton's Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Baker Academic, 2006) (of whom Bryan L also keeps mentioning) which means Walton writes good stuff and so looks like something I am going to want to get soon! I came across his site through his comments on Chris Tilling's posts about creation.

Check it out. Let me know thy thoughts!



At 7:32 PM, Blogger Bryan L said...

Justin used to blog a couple of years ago then stopped. It's good to see him back. He would defend Rick Warren against critics (Rick Warren's his Pastor).
Thanks for bringing his blog to our attention.

And Walton is great but I would recommend his Genesis commentary above his ANE context book.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Bryan L said...

I'm just commenting again so I can get email updates.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Brian said...

does the Genesis book cover the same stuff? like I said in another post or comment I didn't get as much OT stuff as I would have liked so I am keeping tabs on resources to pick up that will help - can I cover a lot picking up Walton?

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Bryan L said...

I wouldn't say it necessarily covers it as much as show how some of the info in his NAE book is relevant r makes better sense of Genesis. It's the type of book that makes you more interested in a book like his ANE one. If you are just looking for the straight info then the ANE book would be your best bet.

Whatever you do make sure you at some point get to read through his Genesis commentary.


At 7:48 PM, Blogger Justin jenkins said...

Hey Brian,

Thanks for the link, and as Bryan said --- yes I was gone for a while but I’m back. I just had too much to do and blogging got dropped from the priorities. Glad someone noticed I was posting again so it’s not --- well --- for not.

As for the Rick Warren thing, yes I think he gets a bad wrap a lot --- and I get annoyed when people that think they are very smart get mad at Rick for making things simple --- what’s so wrong with that? Of course, that said I don’t agree with him 100% at all --- but overall.

As for Walton --- I’ve been enjoying his style a lot it’s more on the conservative side but he’s not adverse to looking at things in a totally different fashion then we’d “traditionally” look at them. He’s much more concerned about how the ancients would have viewed something since they were the ones that wrote it! Either book I’d recommend.

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Hi Justin, I have no problems (generally) with Rick Warren and think he has good stuff and is doing a good service to the church through his ministry. Thanks for commenting!


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