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  • Eschatology in the Makingby Victoria Balabanski

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 47.00

    This 1997 study examines changes and developments, in three early Christian communities' expectations of Christ's return and the end of the world. more...

  • Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christby Michelle V. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    Paul's instructions in 1 Corinthians 12-14 are re-evaluated against Hellenistic moral philosophy, especially Stoicism. 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...

  • L'identité de l'Église dans les Actes des apôtresby Simon David Butticaz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    The present monograph is the slightly modified publication of a doctoral thesis in theology presented in November 2009 at the University of Lausanne (CH). It results from a pressing question in New Testament: an appraisal of the relationship of the work of Luke, more precisely of his Acts of the Apostles, to the Jewish faith. This problem, to which... more...

  • 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...

  • Exploring Exodusby Nahum M. Sarna

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    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$ 15.00

    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...

  • The Unauthorized Versionby Robin Lane Fox

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    The Bible is moving, inspirational and endlessly fascinating - but is it true? Starting with Genesis and the implicit background to the birth of Christ, Robin Lane Fox sets out to discover how far biblical descriptions of people, places and events are confirmed or contradicted by external written and archaeological evidence. He turns a sharp historian's... more...

  • How to Read the Bibleby James L. Kugel

    Free Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    Scholars from different fields have joined forces to reexamine every aspect of the Hebrew Bible. Their research, carried out in universities and seminaries in Europe and America, has revolutionized our understanding of almost every chapter and verse. But have they killed the Bible in the process? In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James... more...

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

    Zondervan 2012; US$ 27.99

    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...