– Tim Gombis discusses the first audiences of the New Testament.

– Tim Henderson asks if those who deny the possibility of miracles can do historical work.

– Matthew Malcom shares a brief thought on eschatology.

– Marc Cortez names five arguments Arminians should stop using (don’t worry Arminians, he did one for Calvinist too).

– James McGrath (whom Michael Bird has dubbed “the Lady Gaga of the biblioblogospher”) wrote a response to a post by Collin Hansen where he defended inerrancy against James’ attack on it (yes, pairing it with Sarah Palin is an attack).

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (http://rblnewsletter.blogspot.com/):

Henry Hanoch Abramovitch
The First Father Abraham: The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary
Reviewed by D. Andrew Kille

Faith Cimok
The Hittites and Hattusa
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Andreas Dettwiler and Uta Poplutz, eds.
Studien zu Matthäus und Johannes/Études sur Matthieu et Jean: Festschrift für Jean Zumstein zu seinem 65. Geburtstag/Mélanges offerts à Jean Zumstein pour son 65e anniversaire
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7770 Editor(s):
Reviewed by Boris Paschke

Toshikazu S. Foley
Biblical Translation in Chinese and Greek: Verbal Aspect in Theory and Practice
Reviewed by Ken Chan

Paul Hoffman
Jesus von Nazaret und Die Kirche: Spurensicherung im Neuen Testament
Reviewed by Stephan Witetschek

Jae Hyun Lee
Paul’s Gospel in Romans: A Discourse Analysis of Rom 1:16-8:39
Reviewed by Eve-Marie Becker

Mark Leuchter and Klaus-Peter Adam, eds.
Soundings in Kings: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship
Reviewed by Frank H. Polak

J. Ramsey Michaels
The Gospel of John
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

G. Sujin Pak
Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms
Reviewed by Susan Gillingham

Begonya Palau
Les aparicions de Jesús Ressuscitat a les dones (Mt 28, 8-10) i also Onze (Mt 28, 16-20) com a textos complementaris
Reviewed by Sylvie Raquel