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- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77
This book maps unexplored dimensions of royal power in the biblical world by examining archaeological and textual evidence for royal control of privately-held lands, religious buildings, collectively-governed towns, and urban water systems. In doing so, the book contextualizes Israelite and Judahite politics within broader patterns of ancient Near... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27
Perhaps no declaration incites more outrage than a human's claim to be God. Those who make this claim in ancient Jewish and Christian mythology are typically either demonized or deified. Yet the line separating demonization from deification is dangerously thin, and drawn by the unsteady hand of human values. Desiring Divinity tells the stories of... more...
- Fortress Press 2016; US$ 28.99
Gary Yamasaki explores how the visual art of filmmaking works to establish perspective and point of view to guide the viewer into a film?s story. Biblical story is also shaped by perspectives that frame a point of view. The insights gained from studying the art of filmmaking can help students increase their understanding of biblical narratives. more...
- Fortress Press 2016; US$ 28.99
Peter S. Perry describes the rise of performance criticism and its application to biblical studies and theology. He discusses the new understanding of biblical texts, particularly Gospel writings, that performance criticism has proposed and presents challenges for the future of performance criticism and its role in biblical interpretation generally. more...
- Fortress Press 2016; US$ 97.99
Judgment and the wrath of God are prominent themes in Matthew?s Gospel?themes that have often been read in terms of God?s rejection of Israel. Anders Runesson sets out to show, through careful study of Matthew?s composition and comparison with contemporary Jewish literature, that the theme of divine judgment plays very different and distinct roles... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
In the biblical story of Jael and Sisera (Judges 4-5), the heroic Jael takes a tent peg and nails the Canaanite general Sisera's head to the ground, thus saving Israel. Colleen Conway analyzes re-imaginings of this story across the centuries, in visual art, poems, plays, and novels, and shows how the cultural productions of an ancient biblical story... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 109.87
The book aims to chart the historical ?Process of Authority?, i.e. the dynamics of the reception and transmission of biblical master-texts and of other texts related to the ?biblical worlds? in different historical periods and contexts. This dynamics is examined by studies of particular texts, textual variants, translations and processes... more...