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  • Be Wise, My Son, and Make My Heart Gladby Christopher B. Ansberry

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    In view of the various proposals concerning the nature and function of the book of Proverbs, the present study focuses on the social dimensions of the document within its distinct, literary context. That is, the study examines the nature and function of the sapiential material within its new performance context, viz., the discursive context, the Sitz... more...

  • Die Vertauschung des Erstgeburtssegens in der Genesisby Benedikt Hensel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    This study explores the literary phenomenon that, at crucial crossroads, the line of promise of ?Israel? is continued through the younger brother instead of the firstborn son, which is so important otherwise. This motif ofsubversion is limited to the book of Genesis, where it is used not less than twelve times. The analysis of forms, contexts and functions... more...

  • Representing the Pastby Rachelle L. Gilmour

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Through literary analysis and comparison with modern historical theory, this volume examines the narrative representation of familiar historical concepts such as causation, significance, evaluation and coherence of past events in the book of Samuel. more...

  • Exploring Exodusby Nahum M. Sarna

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.99

    Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back... more...

  • In the Beginningby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In this fascinating book by the author of A History of God and Jerusalem, one of the best-known and least-understood books of the Bible is clarified for modern readers. Armstrong shows readers how the ancient tales of the Creation, the Fall, Cain... more...

  • Living God's Wordby J. Scott Duvall; J. Daniel Hays

    Zondervan 2012; US$ 22.99

    New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays---authors of the popular hermeneutics primer Grasping God?s Word---invite lay and college-level Bible students to see how their faith journey relates to the big picture of the Bible. Living God?s Word presents a broad narrative framework that encompasses every book of the... more...

  • Handbook for Biblical Interpretationby W. Randolph Tate

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    This revised and updated handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. more...

  • The Hebrew Prophetsby Jack R. Lundbom

    Fortress Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Noting that the legacy of the prophets remains a powerful element in contemporary society, Jack R. Lundbom explores the contours of prophetic speech in ancient Israel. He surveys the elements of each prophet?s message, describes the characteristics of prophetic rhetoric and symbolic behavior, and discusses the problem of authenticity: how did individuals... more...

  • The Messiah Mythby Thomas L Thompson

    Random House 2013; US$ 25.48

    Since the eighteenth century, scholars and historians studying the texts of the Bible have attempted to distil historical facts and biography from the mythology and miracles described there. That trend continues into the present day, as scholars dissect the gospels and other early Christian writings to seperate the 'Jesus of history' from the 'Christ... more...

  • Four Gospels, One Jesus?by Richard Burridge

    SPCK 2013; US$ 14.57

    First published in 1994, and revised in 2005, this classic edition includes updated suggestions for further reading at the end of the book. more...