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  • Cognitive Science and the New Testamentby István Czachesz

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99

    This work demonstrates the value of applying the insights of cognitive science to biblical studies, mirroring the so-called cognitive turn seen in disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, and philosophy as well as the more recent emergence of the cognitive science of religion. more...

  • Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judahby Ian D. Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah investigates kingship in Judean discourse, particularly in the early Second Temple era. In doing so, it contributes to our knowledge of literature and literary culture in ancient Judah and also makes a significant contribution to questions of history and historiographical method in biblical studies. more...

  • Exploring Old Testament Wisdomby David Firth

    SPCK 2016; US$ 25.99

    This volume surveys recent developments in the study of Old Testament wisdom; discusses issues that have arisen in Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes; examines the Song of Songs, Ruth and some Psalms as wisdom texts; and explores wisdom and biblical theology, the concept of retribution, and the issue of divine absence. more...

  • Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?by Michael R. Licona; Craig A. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Why are there differences in the stories of the Gospels? Licona turns to Greek classicist Plutarch for an answer, assessing differences that appeared when Plutarch told the same story more than once in his Lives . He suggests the differences in the Gospels often resulted from their authors employing the same compositional devices used by Plutarch. more...

  • Albert Schweitzerby Nils Ole Oermann; Paul Lauer

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 30.99

    Albert Schweitzer was a German-born French theologian and biblical scholar, philosopher, missionary, doctor of medicine, and accomplished interpreter of Bach's organ music. Professor Oermann's biography draws on newly uncovered personal papers and attempts to do justice to Schweitzer's multifaceted life, work, and thought. more...

  • Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathersby Daniel L. Dreisbach

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Dreisbach shows that the Bible was the most frequently referenced book in the political discourse of the American founders. Drawing on some of the most familiar rhetoric of the founding era, Reading the Bible with the Founding Father s examines the founders' diverse uses of the Bible and how scripture informed their political culture. more...

  • Desiring Divinityby M. David Litwa

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    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

    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

    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...