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  • The Chamberlain Keyby Timothy P. Smith; Robert Hostetler; Eugene Ulrich

    The Crown Publishing Group 2017; US$ 19.99

    Imagine you are a young, ambitious, successful appraiser of artifacts and antiquities?your services in demand by many of the most powerful individuals and branches of government in Washington, D. C.  Your future could not seem brighter?except for a troubling dream...with the same mysterious message...on the same exact date...three years in a row...... more...

  • The Grammar of Messianismby Matthew V. Novenson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 73.99

    In this book, Novenson gives a revisionist account of messianism in antiquity. He shows that, for the ancient Jews and Christians who used the term, a messiah was not an article of faith but a manner of speaking: a scriptural figure of speech useful for thinking kinds of political order. more...

  • The Crucifixion of the Warrior Godby Gregory A. Boyd

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 57.99

    In an epic constructive investigation, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God addresses the tension between Scripture?s violent depictions of God and the non-violent, self-sacrificial God that was supremely revealed on the cross. Over two volumes, author Gregory A. Boyd develops a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a ?cruciform hermeneutic,?... more...

  • JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentaryby Jeffrey K. Salkin

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 29.95

    For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B?nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language... more...

  • Set in Stoneby Jenna Weissman Joselit

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Through a series of deftly-rendered vignettes, prominent historian Jenna Weissman Joselit offers a compelling and fresh-eyed perspective on the Ten Commandments, situating them within the context of modern America. Rich in incident and in colorful personalities of the 19th and 20th centuries, her account shows that the Ten Commandments are not cast... more...

  • Lucifer, Leviathan, Lilith, and other Mysterious Creatures of the Bibleby Joel R. Soza

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    This work explores the meaning of the bible?s mysterious creatures with an emphasis on three creatures that all appear in the book of the prophet Isaiah: Lucifer (Isa 14:12), Leviathan (Isa 27:1), and Lilith (Isa 34:14). These mysterious creatures live on and can both inspire and cause fear. more...

  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretationby William W. Klein; Craig L. Blomberg; Robert L. Jr. Hubbard

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 33.74

    Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, now in its third edition, is a classic hermeneutics textbook that sets forth concise, logical, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word. This volume is a valuable tool for readers who desire to understand and apply the Bible. more...

  • Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testamentby Douglas Estes

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 32.24

    Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament is a helpful and thorough examination of questions in the Greek New Testament, seen from the standpoint of grammatical, semantic, and linguistic analysis, with special emphasis on their rhetorical effects. more...

  • The Face of Waterby Sarah Ruden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.95

    A dazzling reconsideration of the original languages and texts of the Bible, in both the Old and the New Testaments, from the acclaimed scholar and translator of Classical literature (?The best translation of the Aeneid, certainly the best of our time? ?Ursula Le Guin; ?The first translation since Dryden that can be read as a great English poem in... more...

  • Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorshipby Thomas M. Bolin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet presents an identity that has challenged readers for centuries. This book offers a reception history of the different ways readers have constructed Qohelet as an author. Previous reception histories of Ecclesiastes group readings into "premodern" and "critical," or separate Jewish from Christian readings.... more...