This is not “new” news, but I just took some time to browse the latest issue of New Testament Studies (58.1). Some very attractive pieces!
Alan Kirk writes on “Orality, Writing, and Phantom Sources: Appeals to Ancient Media in Some Recent Challenges to the Two Document Hypothesis.” Apparently, Kirk is taking on Dunn, Mournet, Baum, and Burkett when it comes to orality vs. literary approaches to the Synoptic problem.
James Crossley writes on the reference to “with the hand in the shape of a fist” (Mark 7:3). He interprets this with regards to a known purity practice in early Jewish law that is concerned with “using the minimal amount of water required for hand-washing.”
David Horrell, who is currently working on the ICC commentary on 1 Peter, tackles 1 Peter 2:9, focusing on Christian identity and the use of “ethnoracial terms.”
Lots of other good stuff in this issue. Check it out.