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Criticism & Interpretation

  • At the Temple Gatesby Heidi Wendt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    In this book Heidi Wendt studies the activities of "freelance" religious experts in first-century Rome, such as oracles and magi, and makes a case for their influence on religious teachings that gave rise to many new religious movements, including Christianity. more...

  • Being Human in God's Worldby J. Gordon McConville

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.99

    A leading Old Testament scholar unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental questions of what it means to be human and the implications for Christian thinking and practice. more...

  • Hebrews (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture)by Mary Healy; Peter Williamson; Mary Healy

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 21.99

    This Catholic commentary on Hebrews interprets Scripture from within the living tradition of the Church for pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students. more...

  • The So-Called Jew in Paul's Letter to Romansby Rafael Rodriguez; Matthew Thiessen

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 77.99

    The historical problem of Romans is its ?double character?: concerned with issues of Torah and the destiny of Israel, the letter is explicitly addressed not to Jews but to Gentiles. In The So-Called Jew in Romans, nine Pauline scholars focus their attention on the rhetoric of diatribe and characterization in the opening chapters of the letter, asking... more...

  • Biblical Criticism in Early Modern Europeby Grantley McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book explores the explosive social and political implications of Erasmus' philological work on the Greek New Testament. more...

  • Die Parusie bei Lukasby Young Ho Kim

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Did Luke formulate a Parousia-free eschatology because early Christianity had experienced a crisis of faith from the delay in the Parousia and abandoned their earlier expectations? This book offers a new interpretative approach to the statements on the Parousia in Luke-Acts. It shows that the Parousia in Luke should be understood as an... more...

  • The Saving Cross of the Suffering Christby Benjamin R. Wilson

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Through an exegetical analysis of the passion references in Luke and Acts, this book shows how Luke presents the death of Jesus both as a mechanism of atonement within God?s plan of salvation and as a marker of Jesus? identity as the messiah. In the process, the book also helps to locate Luke?s thought within the broader landscape of first century... more...

  • Die Juditfigur in der Vulgataby Lydia Lange

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    In Jerome?s influential Latin Vulgate translation of the Book of Judith, which dates to ca. 400 AD, only about half of the text accords with the earlier Greek translation known as the Septuagint. Lange?s study employs exegetical methods as well as methods native to the cognitive sciences to analyze the textual figures and uncover these discrepancies,... more...

  • Luke the Historian of Israel?s Legacy, Theologian of Israel?s ?Christ?by David Paul Moessner

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    Luke the Historian and Theologian looks globally over "written texts" that are being read as authoritative scripture and pronounces them as pointing together. He argues that both Hellenistic rhetorical historiography and Israel's scriptural heritage distinguish the ever intriguing landscape that we call Luke-Acts and, through a thematic... more...

  • An Ark on the Nileby Keith Bodner

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This work offers a literary reading of the first two chapters of the Book of Exodus, demonstrating how they anticipate the plot and themes of the rest of the book as well as repeating motifs from Genesis. It argues that Exodus 1-2 is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch. more...