It is an honor for me to serve as associate editor for the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters (with Mike Bird as head honcho) and I am enjoying my experience very much. We have a great (ever expanding) editorial board – check it out. The 2.1 issue recently came out and I wanted to make mention of it.
It is on the short end with only four articles. This is not ideal, but I came to learn quickly that this kind of business is unpredictable. We have a good number of articles coming down the pipeline, but a lot of it is a matter of timing (what is ready and what is not). In any case, many NT folks will be excited to see that N.T. Wright offers the first article called “Rom 2:17-3:7: A Hidden Clue to the Meaning of Romans?” When I first read the title, I thought, since I read Wright’s commentary, what more could I really learn about Romans? Put another way, does he have anything “new” to say on Romans?
Well, I was very glad that I had the patience to sit and read this article. It is fascinating and inspiring. I encourage you to take a look.
In addition to Wright’s piece, we have a contribution by William Walker on Romans 8 as well as a treatment of 2 Corinthians 10:5 by Michael Kibbe.
Finally, I decided to take a stab at assessing commentaries written in 2011 and some from 2012. I know what you are wondering – did he get all those commentaries for free? Sadly, no. Several of them I checked out from the library.