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  • Pseudo-Philoby Frederick J. Murphy

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 119.99

    This is a systematic literary treatment of Pseudo-Philo DS, which is a reinterpretation of the Hebrew Bible by a Palestinian Jew of the 1st century AD, and an important source of information about Jews of that period. The volume includes a concordance of the original Latin text. more...

  • Stories in Scripture and Inscriptionsby Simon Parker

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This book compares a variety of biblical narratives with the stories found in several Northwest Semitic inscriptions from the ancient kingdom of Judah and its contemporary Syro-Palestinian neighbors. In genre, language, and cultural context, these epigraphic stories are closer to biblical narratives than any other ancient Near Eastern narrative corpus.... more...

  • "Why Ask My Name?"by Adele Reinhartz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 94.99

    Anonymous characters, such as Lot's wife, are common in the Hebrew Bible, appearing in a variety of roles. This book examines whether there is a "poetics of anonymity", if so, what its contours are, and how anonymity affects readers' responses to unnamed characters, particularly female characters. more...

  • La guerre et les rites de guerre dans le judaïsme du deuxième Templeby Christophe Batsch

    BRILL 2004; US$ 219.00

    This book presents the diversity of religious, social and historical practises and representations of warfare in Judaism during the Hellenistic and Roman period. It's conclusion: Jewish war is a theophany. more...

  • Reading the Old Testament in Antiochby Robert C. Hill

    BRILL 2005; US$ 127.00

    The work examines the approach of the Antioch Fathers to the Old Testament. If they shared an ignorance of the original language with the Fathers generally, their form of the Greek Bible was distinctive, as was their style of commentary and in particular their accent on the factual and historical character of the authors' message. more...

  • The Old Testament in Its Worldby Robert P. Gordon; Johannes C. de Moor

    BRILL 2004; US$ 124.00

    This volume published jointly by scholars from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium deals with the relationship between the Old Testament and the cultures surrounding ancient Israel. New parallels are indicated and alleged parallels dismantled, methodical issues are discussed. Essential reading for both Hebraists and Orientalists. more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 149.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 59.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...

  • The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumranby John Sietze Bergsma

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    Beginning with the historical origins of the jubilee in ancient Israel, this book traces the reinterpretation of the jubilee through the "Old Testament", "Second Temple" literature", and "Qumran" documents, demonstrating a tendency toward eschatological re-readings with the passage of time. more...

  • Mediating the Divineby Alex P. Jassen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    A comprehensive treatment of prophecy and revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book examines the reconfiguration of biblical prophecy and revelation, the portrait of prophecy at the end of days, and the evidence for ongoing prophetic activity. more...