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Criticism & Interpretation

  • The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrativeby Danna Nolan Fewell

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook to Biblical Narrative is a state-of-the-art anthology that highlights biblical narrative's aesthetic characteristics, its ethical and religious appeal, its organic qualities as communal literature, its witness to social and political negotiation, and its uncanny power to affect readers and hearers across disparate time-frames... more...

  • 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...

  • Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure?by Michael Kibbe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Hebrews 12:18-29 uses both Exodus 19-20 and Deuteronomy 4-5 to describe Israel's fearful response to God's presence on Mount Sinai/Horeb, while appearing to contradict their evaluations of that response. This book that the author of Hebrews is using (but not abusing) his sources in order to unpack both the continuity and the discontinuity... 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...