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  • Transforming Literature into Scriptureby Russell Hobson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls - the book traces the stabilisation... more...

  • Argonauts of the Desertby Philippe Wajdenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source.... more...

  • Biblical Studies and the Failure of Historyby Niels Peter Lemche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Changing Perspectives 1by John Van Seters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The volume brings together forty years of agenda-setting scholarship in Israelite and Judean history. The historical essays gathered here were among the first to raise serious questions about the patriarchal age , the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and the temple of Solomon. The literary essays on the Pentateuch challenged both the classical... more...

  • The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elishaby Laura Feldt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    'The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha' examines the astonishing array of marvels, monsters, and magic depicted in the Hebrew Bible. These stories - with the Exodus narrative at their centre - offer ambiguity and uncertainty, encouraging reflection and doubt as much as belief and meaningfulness. Aiming to discover - rather than... more...

  • Theologische Reflexionsgeschichte des Alten Testamentsby Achim Behrens; Werner Kln

    Edition Ruprecht 2014; US$ 65.93

    mit einem Beitrag von Werner Kln Die hermeneutischen, exegetischen und theologischen Studien in diesem Buch sind verbunden durch die Frage, welchen Beitrag die historische Exegese zur Theologie insgesamt leistet. Zugleich wird dabei der theologische Standpunkt des Buchautors und Auslegers exemplarisch ausgewhlter alttestamentlicher Texte reflektiert.... more...

  • The Zionist Bibleby Nur Masalha

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Throughout the history of European imperialism the grand narratives of the Bible have been used to justify settler-colonialism. "The Zionist Bible" explores the ways in which modern political Zionism and Israeli militarism have used the Bible - notably the Book of Joshua and its description of the entry of the Israelites into the Promised Land -... more...

  • Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bibleby Thalia Gur-Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    A woman's life in the ancient world was constrained by her social and economic status. As a daughter she was firmly under the aegis of her father and brothers, who would later allocate the woman to another man as his wife. The power of fathers and husbands extended to using their wives and daughters as sexual gifts to gain favour. Yet, alongside this,... more...

  • The New Testamentby Luke Timothy Johnson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 7.99

    As ancient literature and a cornerstone of the Christian faith, the New Testament has exerted a powerful religious and cultural impact. But how much do we really know about its origins? Who were the people who actually wrote the sacred texts that became part of the Christian Bible? The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction authoritatively addresses... more...

  • Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism. Part I: The Nineteenth Century - a Century of Modernism and Historicismby Magne Sb

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 136.82

    The long and complex history of reception and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament through the ages, described in the HBOT Project, is in the penultimate part volume III/1 pursued to the nineteenth century?s special situation with its new methods and problems. Due to an increased historical knowledge in many fields and an expanding cultural... more...