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  • Sight and Blindness in Luke-Actsby Chad Hartsock

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Reading Luke-Acts through the lens of Greco-Roman physiognomics, this is a study of the use of physical descriptions in characterization in the biblical texts. Specifically, this work studies blindness as characterization and, ultimately, as an interpretive guide to Luke-Acts. more...

  • Consumption and Wealth in Luke's Travel Narrativeby James A. Metzger

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    It is suggested that because persons with access to a large surplus too often elect to spend extravagantly on their own desires and existing means of redistribution such as almsgiving and beneficence were failing to offer any lasting changes that might truly be received as "good news" by the poor, Jesus advocates eliminating personal wealth. more...

  • Convinced that God had Called Usby John B.F. Miller

    BRILL 2006; US$ 173.00

    Employing narrative criticism to provide a comprehensive examination of the dreams and visions in Luke-Acts, this study highlights those passages in which characters interpret their visionary encounters (e.g., the infancy narrative, Saul?s/Paul?s conversion, the Cornelius-Peter episode, and Paul?s dream at Troas). more...

  • Joel?s Use of Scripture and the Scripture?s Use of Joelby John Strazicich

    BRILL 2007; US$ 179.00

    This work focuses on the appropriation and resignification of scripture in Joel and its NT Nachleben, where Israel?s literature functions as an authoritative medium of refraction. The purpose is to recover the canon?s unrecorded hermeneutics at the intersection of both diachronic and synchronic textual surfaces. more...

  • Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealismby Kristin Gjesdal

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This study provides an illuminating assessment of both the merits and the limitations of Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical thought. more...

  • Because You Bear This Nameby Bonnie G. Howe

    BRILL 2006; US$ 206.00

    This study uses conceptual metaphor theory and methodology to analyze the cultural logic and symbolic context, moral content and ethical implications of 1 Peter. Conceptual metaphor study helps explain how people generate ethical understandings; it can help us recognize and account for lively moral discourse between the NT and contemporary readers. more...

  • Homeland and Exileby Gershon Galil; Markham J. Geller; Alan Millard

    BRILL 2009; US$ 262.00

    This volume is a tribute to B. Oded's career, and it points to the span of his research. It's thirty contributions deal with a wide range of topics, focusing on the Assyrian Empire, as well as on the Hebrew Bible. more...

  • Recognizing the Strangerby Kasper Bro Larsen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 147.00

    Recognizing the Stranger is the first monographic study of recognition type-scenes and motifs (anagn?risis) in the Gospel of John. The book shows how the Gospel employs and transforms contemporary genre conventions in its portrait of Jesus as the divine stranger. more...

  • Mark at the Thresholdby Geoff R. Webb

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Drawing on the popular literature of the ancient world, this book offers a fresh look at issues surrounding Markan characterisation, and also calls for scholars to think more openly and flexibly about Markan genre. more...

  • Johnby Warren Carter

    Baker Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.00

    In this accessible introduction to the Fourth Gospel, Warren Carter surveys the central issues and engages with narrative and historical approaches. more...