– Mason Slater asks if we are missing the point of Genesis 1.

– Dan Wallace addresses the problem of Abathar in Mk 2.26.

– Ben Witherington is interviewed about the trustworthiness of Scripture and the historical Jesus.

– Bruce Chilton discusses Mary, the mother of Jesus.

– Tim Gombis explores Romans 1.16-17 and Paul’s use of Habakkuk.

– Tim Kimberley writes a mini-bio on Anselm.

– Andrew Perriman says you won’t go to heaven when you die.

– John Bergsma defends the “biblical basis for the papacy”.

– Marc Cortez provides a post-graduate survival guide.

– Steven Chaparro asks where creative people fit in the church.

– Rodney Thomas begins reviewing Larry Hurtado’s Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Cheryl B. Anderson
Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by William R. G. Loader

Joshua Blau
Phonology and Morphology of Biblical Hebrew: An Introduction
Reviewed by Jeremy M. Hutton

J. Harold Ellens
The Son of Man in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Shelly Matthews
Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity
Reviewed by Robert Brawley
Reviewed by Richard I. Pervo

Allan J. McNicol, David B. Peabody, J. Samuel Subramanian, eds.
Resourcing New Testament Studies: Literary, Historical, and Theological Essays in Honor of David L. Dungan
Reviewed by M. Eugene Boring

Daniel C. Snell
Religions of the Ancient Near East
Reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo

Robert B. Stewart, ed.
The Reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman and Daniel Wallace in Dialogue
Reviewed by Tony Costa
Reviewed by Michael R. Licona

Bruce K. Waltke and James M. Houston, with Erika Moore
The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary
Reviewed by Eduan Naudé