The newest issue of JETS is out and it has a couple of interesting articles for those of you looking for something to do with your free time. An article on OT canon and one on the verbal aspect of the historical present in John are worth a quick look for those interested in biblical studies.
Of a more exegetical nature, Greenbury has a very helpful article summarizing the arguments against understanding ‘the women should keep silent’ in 1 Cor 14:34 as a reference to the evaluation of prophecy; and Davis offers an interpretation of the warning passage in Heb 6:4-6 from the perspective of oral criticism.
On the theology side of things, I skipped articles on divine omniscience and the new atheism (aren’t we done talking about these things yet?), but an article by Andrew Schmutzer on sexual abuse and theological anthropology was well worth reading. So, I will leave you with a quote from that article on the fact that sexual abuse is so devastating precisely because it disfigures the sexuality that is such an integral aspect of being truly human:
Sexual abuse carries a unique devastation factor precisely because sexual abuse distorts foundational realities of what it means to be human: embodied personhood is plundered, delegated authority becomes destructive, sexual expression is perverted, intra-personal trust is shattered, and profound metaphors for God are disfigured.