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Criticism & Interpretation

  • A Manifesto for Theological Interpretationby Craig G. Bartholomew; Heath A. Thomas

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 29.99

    Craig Bartholomew and a team of specialists articulate a multifaceted vision for returning rigorous biblical interpretation to the context of the church. more...

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age?Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • Justiceby Walter J. Houston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    What does the Bible have to say about justice, and what relevance has this for people, particularly Christians, today? 'Justice: The Biblical Challenge' offers readers a balanced assessment of the biblical treatment of justice and what we might learn from this. The book opens with a brief overview of the differing social contexts which shaped how... more...

  • The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquityby Eva Mroczek

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    How did Jews understand sacred writing before the concepts of "Bible" and "book" emerged? The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity challenges anachronistic categories to reveal new aspects of how ancient Jews imagined written revelation-a wildly varied collection stretching back to the dawn of time, with new discoveries always around the corner. more...

  • Exodusby Judith Gärtner; Barbara Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The story of Exodus from Egypt is a key founding myth that informs Israel?s collective identity and pervades all of Old Testament literature. In the Hellenistic period, the Exodus story enjoyed a renaissance, and it continues to influence literature to this day. This anthology provides the first comprehensive overview of the reception... more...

  • Sacred Tradition in the New Testamentby Stanley E. Porter

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 40.00

    A leading biblical scholar offers critiques and fresh proposals regarding the New Testament's use of the Old Testament and sacred traditions. more...

  • The Fourfold Gospelby Francis Watson

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 24.99

    This groundbreaking approach to the study of the fourfold gospel offers a challenging alternative to prevailing assumptions about the creation of the Gospels and the person of Jesus. more...

  • From Jesus to Christianityby L. Michael White

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Story of the New Testament and Christian Origins more...

  • Der Prozess Jesu - aus römisch-rechtlicher Perspektiveby Christoph G. Paulus

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 42.00

    Although it is clear that the trial of Jesus has been extensively discussed and described before, new aspects are revealed by a strict focus on the written text from the perspective of legal history. The author follows this approach and comes to the inexorable conclusion that Jesus?s sentence was fully consistent with the terms of Roman penal and... more...

  • Allweiser Schöpfer und durchsetzungsstarker Gesetzgeberby Christian Blumenthal

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    "Reason shall rule over the passions." In 4 Maccabees, a scripture structured as a praise to God, the anthropocentric focus of this oft-repeated central thesis calls attention to the nature of God?s role. This study traces in detail the development of the image of God in 4 Maccabees, and shows that for its author, anthropology is fundamentally rooted... more...