Author Archives: Mike Kibbe

About Mike Kibbe

I am a recent graduate of the PhD (NT) program at Wheaton College, having completed my dissertation on the Sinai theophanies in relation to their use in Hebrews 12. I have been married to Annie (Kerns) for 7 years, and we have one son, Sean, who was born February 2012. I currently teach undergraduate New Testament courses at Wheaton.

Review: The World of the New Testament, edited by Joel B. Green and Lee M. McDonald

Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald, eds. The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. The World of the New Testament (hereafter WNT) contains 44 essays covering a wide array of … Continue reading

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Review of Georg Walser’s OT Quotations in Hebrews

Wasler, Georg. Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews. WUNT 2/356. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. According to Walser, recent scholarship on Hebrews has failed to take into account the complexity of biblical text-traditions that existed in the first century CE, especially as … Continue reading

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Review of McKelvey, Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Indisputably, “pioneer” (Heb 2:10; 12:2) and “priest”/“high priest” (2:17; 3:1; 4:14–15; 5:5–6, 10; 7:11, 15, 17, 21, 26; 8:1, 4; 9:11; 10:21) are key descriptions of Jesus in the letter to the Hebrews. In this brief volume (205 pp., including appendices) McKelvey … Continue reading

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Review of Jared Calaway’s The Sabbath and the Sanctuary

Calaway, Jared. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. WUNT 2/349. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. The basis thesis of this book (a published version of Calaway’s dissertation, completed in … Continue reading

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Review of Whitfield, Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3–4

Whitfield, Bryan J. Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3–4. BZNW 194. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. Bryan Whitfield, Assistant Professor of Christianity at Mercer University, argues in this revised edition of his dissertation (written at Emory University) that the … Continue reading

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Review of Douglas Farrow’s Ascension Theology

“I’ve been reading Farrow on the ascension.” “Which Farrow? Protestant or Catholic?” “Catholic.” “Oh, that’s too bad.” I know, I know, this is supposed to be a book review. But I’ve had enough conversations like the one above to get … Continue reading

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The Real Spiritual Presence of Christ at the Table (A Dialogue with John Davis’ Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence)

What is real? Davis begins his book with three possible answers to that fundamental question: scientific naturalism (modernity), digital virtualism (postmodernity), and trinitarian supernaturalism (eternity). “In the first, there is one ultimate reality (matter-energy); in the second, there are many … Continue reading

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