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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...

  • An Introduction to the Old Testamentby David M. Carr

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2010; US$ 99.95

    This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography. Provides a historical context for students learning about the development... more...

  • Everlasting Dominionby Eugene H. Merrill

    B&H Publishing Group 2006; US$ 39.99

    Taking a high view of Scripture as the inspired, authoritative Word of God, esteemed seminary professor Merrill offers this thoroughly in-depth theology of the Old Testament after decades of study. more...

  • The Stranger in Ancient and Mediaeval Jewish Traditionby Géza G. Xeravits; Jan Du?ek

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 126.00

    This volume presents selected papers read at the first meeting of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central Europe, in Piliscsaba, Hungary, 1?2 February, 2009, but does not publish the proceedings of this meeting (for a clarification see here). The papers investigate various aspects of the concept ?Stranger? in Jewish tradition, from the... more...

  • Biblical Literacyby Joseph Telushkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 23.99

    As he did so brilliantly in his bestselling book, jewish literacy,Joseph Teluslikin once again mines a subject of, Jewish history and religion so richly that his book becomes an inspiring companion and a fundamental reference. In Biblical Lileracy, Telushkin turns his attention to the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament), the most iniluential... more...

  • The First Book of Godby Tzemah L. Yoreh

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    The supplementary hypothesis offered in this book suggests that the search for three or four different fragmentary documents in the Pentateuch is erroneous and that the editorial procedure was one of successive additions upon one original text, an organic procedure in a culture where the written word was respected, and revelation revered. The earliest... more...

  • Beginningsby Meir Shalev

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    The bestselling and prize-winning Israeli author Meir Shalev describes the many "firsts" of the Bible ? the first love and the first death, to the first laugh and the first dream ? providing a fresh, secular and surprising look at the stories we think we know.   The first kiss in the Bible is not a kiss of love. The first love in the Bible is not... more...

  • Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church (Evangelical Ressourcement)by Ronald E. Heine

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.00

    Examines the role played by the Old Testament in the formation of early Christian thinking. more...