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Sacred Writings

  • An Ark on the Nileby Keith Bodner

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This work offers a literary reading of the first two chapters of the Book of Exodus, demonstrating how they anticipate the plot and themes of the rest of the book as well as repeating motifs from Genesis. It argues that Exodus 1-2 is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testamentby Stephen B. Chapman; Marvin A. Sweeney

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. more...

  • Handbuch der Bibelhermeneutikenby Oda Wischmeyer; Michaela Durst; Eve-Marie Becker; Hans-Peter Großhans; Mark W. Elliott; Leonhard Hell; Karla Pollmann; Thomas Prügl; Marianne Schröter; Anselm Schubert

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 266.00

    Practitioners of Biblical Hermeneutics have been a relatively neglected group of Biblical interpreters. For this reason, scholars have long desired an introductory work that documents the diversity of Biblical hermeneutic interpretation, beginning with Origen and extending to the present. For the first time, the Handbook brings together... more...

  • Jonah and the Meaning of Our Livesby Steven Bob

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Book of Jonah stands unique among the biblical books of the prophets because it is almost entirely narrative. And, in contrast to all the other prophets portrayed as admirable individuals who bravely speak God?s word, Jonah stands out as flawed and fleeing from God. We are drawn to Jonah because God gives him an opportunity to redeem himself.... more...

  • The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquityby Eva Mroczek

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    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...

  • Song of Exileby David W. Stowe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In Song of Exile, David Stowe reconstructs the rich and varied reception history of Psalm 137 using textual analysis, historical overview, and a study of the psalm's place in popular culture. He weaves together the fascinating story of how the psalm has both shaped and been shaped by our understanding of violence, pain, oppression, and justice. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bibleby Leo G. Perdue

    Wiley 2015; US$ 239.95 US$ 207.96

    This comprehensive The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible offers a broad overview and survey of Old Testament study. It consists of newly commissioned articles from an impressive range of top international Old Testament scholars, from the UK, Europe, Israel, Canada and the US. Explores the history, archaeology, theology, sociology, and... more...

  • Making Menby Stephen Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This book identifies seven narratives of male maturation in the Hebrew Bible, and shows how this theme is employed by biblical redactors and narrators to highlight transitions in the historical prose of the Hebrew Bible. It also considers how these stories provide insight into the varying representations of biblical masculinity. more...

  • Christ Died for Our Sinsby Jarvis Williams

    James Clarke & Co 2015; US$ 28.50

    In Christ Died for Our Sins, Jarvis J. Williams argues a twofold thesis: First, that Paul in Romans presents Jesus’ death as both a representation of, and a substitute for, Jews and Gentiles. Second, that the Jewish martyrological narratives in certain Second Temple Jewish texts are a background behind Paul’s presentation of Jesus’ death.... more...

  • Evil and Deathby Beate Ego; Ulrike Mittmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Jewish anthropological beliefs during the Hellenistic-Roman period are an important but previously neglected area of biblical exegesis and Jewish studies. In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring... more...