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  • Desiring Divinityby M. David Litwa

    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...

  • The King and the Landby Stephen C. Russell

    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...

  • Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jaelby Colleen M. Conway

    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...

  • Secularism and Biblical Studiesby Roland Boer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    What is secular biblical criticism? 'Secularism and Biblical Studies' presents a selection of essays that examine the nature of secular biblical studies and its hermeneutical principles. The essays outline and analyse debates within biblical studies over the issue of secularism and explore the interplay of atheism, agnosticism and faith in the interpretation... more...

  • Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Centuryby Benjamin Williams

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This work highlights the importance of Abraham ben Asher's commentary on Genesis Rabba, demonstrating the influence of this commentary on both his contemporaries and printed editions of the classical Midrashim to the present day. more...

  • Tracking the Master Scribeby Sara J. Milstein

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Characterized by collectively produced texts that changed significantly over time, Mesopotamian literature and the Hebrew Bible confound modern notions of authorship and creativity. Tracking the Master Scribe probes the methods ancient scribes employed in passing down the writing that mattered most. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Prophetsby Carolyn Sharp

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This volume engages the cultural norms and theological convictions of ancient Israel in the shadow of the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Persian empires. Essays explore ancient Near Eastern historical contexts; interpret prophetic narratives and poetry; offer feminist, materialist, and postcolonial readings; and more. Indispensable for scholars and students... more...

  • The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3, From 1450 to 1750by Euan Cameron

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 152.00 US$ 124.64

    This volume follows the Bible's story from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when modern scholarly study of the text originated. more...

  • The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary, and Johnby Saint Thomas the Apostle

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Collected here are three gnostic writings from Thomas, Mary, and John. These books that were left out of the New Testament shed lite on the life and relationships of Jesus Christ and his friends and family especially his mother Mary. more...

  • The Book of Enochby Enoch

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    The Book of Enoch is the most notable extant apocalyptic work outside the canonical Scriptures. It describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim (cf. the bene Elohim, Genesis 6:1-2). The fallen angels went to Enoch to intercede on their behalf with God after he declared to them their doom. The remainder of the book describes... more...