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November 17 2017, 10AM

2017.12.24 | J. David Pleins with Jonathan Homrighausen, Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2017. ISBN: 9780310530749 Review by Kerry Lee Biblical... [Biblical Hebrew Language] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Language] [J. David PLEINS] [Jonathan HOMRIGHAUSEN] [Kerry Lee] [Zondervan]

November 9, 12 AM

2017.11.23 | Eva Mroczek, The Jewish Literary Imagination in Antiquity. New York, NY/Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780190279837 Reviewed by Jeremiah Coogan, University of Notre Dame. Before the categories of “book” and “Bible... [Book of Psalms] [Eva Mroczek] [Hebrew Bible] [Jeremiah Coogan] [Oxford University Press] [Scribal culture] [Second Temple] [Uncategorized]

November 3, 8AM

Michael F. Bird, Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christologies. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8028-7506-8 Reviewed by Michael Kok, The King’s University in Alberta, Canada. The Christian doctrine of the hypostatic union aime... [Christology] [gospels] [Michael F. Bird] [Michael Kok] [New Testament] [Synoptic Gospels]

October 15, 8AM

2017.10.20 | Andrew T. Abernethy, Eating in Isaiah: Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message. Leiden: Brill, 2014. ISBN: 9789004270374 Review by Rebekah M. Devine The past decade has yielded a small, yet robust crop ... [Andrew T. Abernethy] [Brill] [food] [Hebrew Bible] [Isaiah] [Rebekah Devine]

September 13, 9AM

2017.09.20 | W. G. Lambert, Ancient Mesopotamian Religion and Mythology: Selected Essays, ed. A. R. George and T. M. Oshima, Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 15 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016). ISBN: 9783161536748. Review by Kurtis Peters Many thank... [A. R. George] [Ancient Israel] [ancient Near East] [Kurtis Peters] [Mohr Siebeck] [mythology] [T. M. Oshima] [W. G. Lambert]

September 9, 9AM

2017.09.19 | Gabriella Gelardini and Harold W. Attridge, eds. Hebrews in Contexts. Leiden: Brill, 2016. ISBN: 9789004311688. Reviewed by Bryan Dyer, Baker Academic. This collection of essays, edited by Gabriella Gelardini and Harold Attridge, brings toge... [Brill] [Bryan Dyer] [Gabriella GELARDINI] [Graeco-Roman Backgrounds] [Harold W. ATTRIDGE] [Hebrews] [Jewish Backgrounds] [New Testament] [Spatial Theory] [Harold Attridge]

September 3, 1AM

2017.09.17 | Dieter T. Roth. The Text of Marcion’s Gospel. New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents 49. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2015. ISBN: 9789004245204. Reviewed by Jordan Almanzar, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. Dieter T. Roth has taken up t... [Brill] [Dieter T. ROTH] [early christianity] [Jordan Almanzar] [Marcion] [New Testament] [Textual Criticism] [Uncategorized]

July 31, 2AM

Troels Engberg-Pedersen (ed.). From Stoicism to Platonism: The Development of Philosophy, 100BCE–100 CE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781107166196. Reviewed by Eric Covington, Howard Payne University.  From Stoicism to Platonism:... [Cambridge University Press] [early christianity] [Early Judaism] [Eric Covington] [Platonism] [Troels ENGBERG-PEDERSEN] [Uncategorized] [Troels ENGBERG-PEDERSEN]

July 24, 2AM

2017.07.15 | Michael G. Azar, Exegeting the Jews: The Early Reception of the Johannine “Jews”. The Bible in Ancient Christianity 10. Leiden: Brill, 2016. ISBN: 9789004308893 Reviewed by Simeon Burke, University of Edinburgh. Following the Second Worl... [Brill] [Gospel of John] [Michael G. AZAR] [patristic exegesis] [Simeon Burke]

July 18, 8AM

2017.07.14 | Darian R. Lockett. Letters from the Pillar Apostles: The Formation of the Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Collection. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2017. ISBN: 9781620327562. Reviewed by Kelsie Rodenbiker, Durham University, UK. In Lett... [1 Peter] [2 Peter] [canon] [Catholic Epistles] [Darian LOCKETT] [james] [Johannine Epistles] [Jude] [Kelsie Rodenbiker] [Pickwick]

July 3, 12 AM

2017.07.13 | Veronika Černušková, Judith L. Kovacs, and Jana Plátová, Clement’s Biblical Exegesis: Proceedings of the Second Colloquium on Clement of Alexandria (Olomouc, May 29-31, 2014). Vigiliae Christianae Supplements 139. Leiden: Brill, 2017. ... [Brill] [Clement of Alexandria] [Jana PLATOVA] [Judith L. KOVACS] [patristic exegesis] [Robert G. T. Edwards] [Veronika CERNUSKOVA]

June 27, 2PM

p 2017.06.12 |Gertz, Jan C., Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid. The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 111. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 20... [Bernard M. Levinson] [Dalit Rom-Shiloni] [HB/OT] [Jan C. Gertz] [Konrad Schmid] [Mohr Siebeck] [Pentateuch] [Uncategorized] [William L. Kelly] [Konrad Schmid]

May 31, 5AM

2017.05.11 | Nicholas G. Piotrowski, Matthew’s New David at the End of Exile: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of Scriptural Quotations. NovTSup 170. Leiden: Brill, 2016. ISBN: 9789004326781 Reviewed by Max Botner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Matthe... [Brill] [David (king of Israel)] [Intertextuality] [Matthew] [Max Botner] [messianism] [Nicholas PIOTROWSKI] [scripture]

May 30, 6AM

2017.05.11 | Eleni Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri. Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity 102. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. XVI, 258 pages. ISBN 978-3-16-154018-9. Review by Paul Linjamaa, Lund University. This... [Eleni PACHOUMI] [magic] [Mohr Siebeck] [Papyrology] [Paul Linjamaa]

May 24, 5AM

Alan Mugridge. Copying Early Christian Texts: A Study of Scribal Practice. WUNT 362. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016. xx + 558 pages. ISBN: 9783161546884. Review by Garrick V. Allen, Dublin City University. In this valuable resource, Alan Mugridge examines ... [Alan MUGRIDGE] [Garrick V. Allen] [Manuscript Studies] [Manuscripts] [material culture] [Mohr Siebeck] [Papyrology]

May 17, 11AM

2017.05.09 | Michael J. Chan and Brent A. Strawn, eds. What Kind of God? Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015). ISBN: 978-1-57506-343-0. Reviewed by Mark Glanville Michael J. Chan and Brent A. Strawn have collected thir... [Ancient Israel] [Brent A. Strawn] [Eisenbrauns] [HB/OT] [Mark Glanville] [Michael J. Chan] [Terence Fretheim] [Terence E. Fretheim]

April 5, 6AM

2017.04.08 | Richard B. Hays. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016. xix + 504 pages. ISBN: 9781481304917. Review by Emanuel Conțac, Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest. After writing two seminal books on ... [Baylor University Press] [Emanuel Conțac] [gospels] [Intertextuality] [Richard Hays] [Richard Hays]

March 17, 12 PM

2017.03.07 | Francis Watson, The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9780801095450 Review by Jeremiah Coogan, University of Notre Dame. What modes of reading does... [Baker Academic] [Fourfold Gospel] [Francis B. WATSON] [Jeremiah Coogan] [Francis Watson]

March 10, 2AM

2017.03.06 | Don C. Benjamin. The Social World of Deuteronomy: A New Feminist Commentary. Cascade: Oregon, 2015. ISBN: 9781498228701. Review by Mark Glanville. Don C. Benjamin’s commentary on Deuteronomy, The Social World of Deuteronomy: A New Feminist... [Ancient Israel] [Cascade Books] [Deuteronomy] [Feminist Biblical Criticism] [HB/OT] [Mark Glanville] [Wipf and Stock] [Don C. Benjamin]

March 1, 8AM

2017.03.05 | Judith M. Lieu. Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-107-02904-0 Sebastian Moll. The Arch-Heretic Marcion. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.... [Judith Lieu] [Marcion] [review article] [Sebastian Moll] [Jordan Almanzar]

February 9, 6AM

2017.02.04 | Patrick T. Egan. Ecclesiology and the Scriptural Narrative of 1 Peter. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016. 273 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4982-2467-3. Reviewed by Katie Marcar, Otago University. Many thanks to Pickwick Publications for providing a review copy.... [1 Peter] [Intertextuality] [Katie Marcar] [Patrick T. EGAN] [Pickwick]

January 23, 6AM

2017.01.03 | Patrick Andrist, Paul Canart, Marilena Maniaci. La syntaxe du codex: Essai de codicologie structurale. Bibliologia 34; Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. ISBN: 9782503543932. Review by Dan Batovici, KU Leuven. Many thanks to Brepols for providing a r... [Brepols] [codicology] [Dan Batovici] [Manuscript Studies] [Manuscripts] [Marilena Maniaci] [Patrick ANDRIST] [Paul CANART] [Uncategorized]

January 13, 6AM

2017.01.02 | Euan Cameron, ed. The New Cambridge History of The Bible. Volume 3: from 1450 to 1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xx + 975 pages. Hardback £125. ISBN: 9780521513425. Review by Emanuel Conțac, Pentecostal Theological Instit... [Cambridge University Press] [Emanuel CONTAC] [Euan CAMERON] [printing] [Reception History] [translation] [Transmission history] [Uncategorized]

January 12, 3AM

2017.01.01 | T. J. Lang, Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness: From Paul to the Second Century. BZNW 219. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. pp. xii +293. ISBN: 9783110442670. Review by Jonathon Lookadoo, University of Otago Many thanks ... [De Gruyter] [Jonathon Lookadoo] [Paul] [Second Century] [T. J. LANG]

December 9 2016, 6AM

2016.12.20 | Paul M. Robertson. Paul’s Letters and Contemporary Greco-Roman Literature: Theorizing a New Taxonomy. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 167. Leiden: Brill, 2016. ISBN: 9789004320277. Review by Eric Covington, University of St Andrews. Many ... [Brill] [Comparative Projects] [Eric Covington] [Graeco-Roman Backgrounds] [Paul ROBERTSON] [Rhetorical Strategies]

November 30, 8AM

2016.11.19 | Bruce W. Winter. Divine Honours for the Caesars: The First Christians’ Responses. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. Review article by Christoph Heilig, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 1. Purpose of this Essay[1] There are few New Testame... [Bruce W. Winter] [Christoph Heilig] [Graeco-Roman Backgrounds] [Imperial Cult] [New Testament] [review article]

September 27, 6AM

2016.09.27 | Lincoln H. Blumell and Thomas A. Wayment (eds.), Christian Oxyrhynchus: Texts, Documents, and Sources. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015. ISBN 9781602585393. Review by Matthew J. Hama, Trinity Western University Many thanks to Baylor... [Baylor University Press] [Lincoln H. BLUMELL] [Matthew J. Hama] [Oxyrhynchus] [Papyrology] [Thomas A. WAYMENT] [Uncategorized]

September 8, 5AM

2016.09.17 | Gary G. Hoag. Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy: Fresh Insights from Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus. BBRSup 11. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015. ISBN: 9781575068299. Review by Sam J. Rogers, University of Manchester. ... [1 Timothy] [Eisenbrauns] [Ephesus] [Gary G. Hoag] [New Testament] [Paul] [Sam J. Rogers] [women]

August 24, 5AM

2016.08.16 | Jared Compton. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews. London: T&T Clark, 2015. Many thanks to T&T Clark for providing a review copy. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews is the revised version of Jared Compton’s doctoral dissertation co... [Bloomsbury] [Jared COMPTON] [Madison N. Pierce] [messianism] [scripture]

August 8, 5AM

2016.08.15 | Joel B. Green. Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015. Review by Brandon T. Walker, St. John’s College, Nottingham. Many thanks to Baker Academic for providing ... [Baker Academic] [Community] [conversion] [Identity] [Joel B. Green] [Luke-Acts]

August 3, 5AM

2016.08.14 | William Horbury. Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrian. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. pp. 520. ISBN: 9780521622967. Hardcover: £84.99. Review by Jesse Nickel, University of St Andrews. Many thanks to Cambridge University Press... [empire] [Jesse Nickel] [Judaism] [War] [William Horbury]

July 11, 1PM

2016.07.11 | Jennifer R. Strawbridge. The Pauline Effect: The Use of the Pauline Epistles by Early Christian Writers. SBR 5. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015. pp. vii + 309. ISBN: 978-3-11-043770-6. Review by Jonathon Lookadoo, University of Otago Many tha... [De Gruyter] [Jennifer R. STRAWBRIDGE] [Jonathon Lookadoo] [NT reception history] [Paul] [Reception History] [Uncategorized]

July 5, 1PM

2016.07.12 | Brennan W. Breed. Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History. Indiana Series in Biblical Literature. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014. pp.xii + 299. ISBN: 978-0-253-01252-4. Review article by Kengo Akiyama. Many thank... [Brennan Breed] [HB/OT] [Kengo Akiyama] [Reception History]

June 16, 6PM

2016.06.11 | Rüdiger Schmitt, Mantik im Alten Testament, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 411, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2014. pp. xi + 212. ISBN: 978-3-86835-100-2. Review by William L. Kelly Many thanks to Ugarit-Verlag for generously providing a revie... [Ancient Israel] [ancient Near East] [Divination] [HB/OT] [Mantik] [Rüdiger Schmitt] [Ugarit-Verlag] [William L. Kelly]

7AM

  2016.06.10 | Stephen Blackwood. The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: OUP, 2015. Pp. xxi + 338. Soft-cover. Review by Samuel Pomeroy, KU Leuven. Thanks to Oxford University Press for providing a re... [Oxford University Press] [philosophy] [Samuel Pomeroy] [Simon BLACKWOOD] [Uncategorized]

June 14, 5AM

2016.06.09 | Carl Séan O’Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought: Secondary Gods and Divine Mediators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781107075368, £65.00. By Paul Linjamaa, Lund University. This book is a convenient and detail... [Cambridge University Press] [Carl Séan O'BRIEN] [demiurge] [Gnosticism] [Paul Linjamaa]

June 6, 5AM

2016.06.08 | Frans van Liere, An Introduction to the Medieval Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014 Hardback ISBN: 9780521865784. Review by Mark W. Elliott, University of St Andrews. The author seems to wish to address the guild of biblical ... [Cambridge University Press] [Frans van LIERE] [hermeneutics] [Manuscripts] [Mark W. ELLIOTT] [Medieval] [Uncategorized]

May 5, 5AM

2016.05.07 | Amy L. B. Peeler. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. LNTS 486. London: T&T Clark, 2004. Pp. xiv + 224. ISBN: 978-0-56765-418-2. Review by Shawn J. Wilhite, California Baptist University. Many thanks to T&... [Bloomsbury] [Christology] [Familial Metaphors] [Hebrews] [Shawn J. Wilhite] [Amy L. B. PEELER]

April 8, 5AM

2016.04.06 | Benjamin Sargent. Written to Serve: The Use of Scripture in 1 Peter. LNTS 547. T&T Clark: London, 2015. Hardback. 225 pp. ISBN: 978-0-56766-085-5.  Reviewed by Katie Marcar, Otago University. Many thanks to T&T Clark for providing a... [1 Peter] [Benjamin SARGENT] [Bloomsbury] [hermeneutics] [Intertextuality] [Katie Marcar] [scripture]

April 4, 5AM

2016.04.05 | Michael Cover. Lifting the Veil: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 in Light of Jewish Homiletic and Commentary Traditions. BNZW 210. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015. Review by Benjamin Winter, St Louis University. In the preface to this dense yet re... [Benjamin Winter] [De Gruyter] [Michael COVER] [New Testament] [Paul] [Uncategorized]

March 4, 8AM

2016.03.04 | Peter Brown. The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity (Cambridge, MA/London, UK: Harvard University Press, 2015). Pp. 262. Hardcover. ISBN: 9780674967588. Review by Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski, King’s College ... [Harvard University Press] [late antiquity] [Latin Christianity] [Peter Brown] [Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski] [Purgatory]

February 9, 4PM

2016.02.03 |  Albert Vanhoye. A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews. Translated by Leo Arnold. Rhetorica Semitica. Miami, FL: Convivium, 2011. Paperback. 450 pp. ISBN 9781934996201. Albert Vanhoye. The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. ... [Albert VANHOYE] [commentary] [Convivium] [Hebrews] [New Testament] [Nicholas J. Moore] [Paulist Press] [review article]

January 13, 3AM

2015.01.02 | Stephen O. Presley. The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1–3 in Irenaeus of Lyons (The Bible in Ancient Christianity; Leiden: Brill, 2015). Hardback. 267 pages + 34 pages bibliography & indices. Review by Eric Covington, University o... [Brill] [Eric Covington] [Genesis] [Irenaeus of Lyons] [patristic exegesis] [Patristics] [Reception History] [Stephen O. PRESLEY]

January 4, 6AM

  2016.01.01. Laurenţiu Florentin Moţ. Morphological and Syntactical Irregularities in the Book of Revelation: A Greek Hypothesis. Linguistic Biblical Studies 11. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Review by Garrick V. Allen, Institut für Septuaginta und bibli... [apocalyptic] [Brill] [Garrick V. Allen] [Laurenţiu Florentin MOT] [New Testament] [Revelation] [Laurenţiu Florentin Moţ]

December 30, 6AM

2015.12.24 | Cilliers Breytenbach, ed. Paul’s Graeco-Roman Context (BETL 277). Leuven: Peeters, 2015. Pp. 773. Hardcover. ISBN 9789042932715. Review by Paul Linjamaa, Lund University. Many thanks to Peeters for providing a review copy. This book comp... [Cilliers BREYTENBACH] [Graeco-Roman Backgrounds] [Paul] [Paul Linjamaa] [Peeters] [philosophy]

December 26, 8PM

2015.12.23 |Marc Van De Mieroop. A History of the Ancient Near East: ca. 3000-323 BC. 3rd Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK; Malden, MA, USA: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Pp. Xxii + 400. ISBN: 9781118718162. Review by Kurtis Peters, University of British Col... [ancient Near East] [HB/OT] [Kurtis Peters] [Marc Van De Mieroop] [Uncategorized] [Wiley Blackwell]

December 6, 3PM

2015.12.22 | John Barton. Ethics in Ancient Israel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. pp.xii + 317. ISBN: 978-0-19-966043-8 Review by Kengo Akiyama. Many thanks to OUP for providing a review copy. In this book, John Barton argues that sustained refle... [Ancient Israel] [ethics] [HB/OT] [John Barton] [Kengo Akiyama] [Oxford University Press] [Uncategorized] [John Barton]

October 21, 1AM

2015.10.21 | James Keith Elliott. A Bibliography of Greek New Testament Manuscripts: Third Edition. NovTSup 160. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Review by Garrick V. Allen, Institut für Septuaginta und biblische Textforschung, Wuppertal. Many thanks to Brill Publi... [Brill] [Garrick V. Allen] [James Keith ELLIOTT] [Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Textual Criticism] [James Keith ELLIOTT]

October 17, 6AM

2015.10.20 | Matthew W. Bates. The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. 256. Hardcover. ISBN 9780198729563. Review by Madison N. ... [Christology] [early christianity] [Madison N. Pierce] [Matthew W. BATES] [New Testament] [Oxford University Press] [Pneumatology] [Matthew W. BATES]

October 12, 9PM

2015.10.19 | József Zsengellér. Rewritten Bible after Fifty Years: Texts, Terms, or Techniques? A Last Dialogue with Geza Vermes. JSJSup 166. Leiden: Brill, 2014. €135,00. ISBN: 9789004268159.  Review by Pieter B. Hartog, KU Leuven Many thanks to Bri... [Brill] [Geza Vermes] [József Zsengellér] [Pieter B. Hartog] [Qumran]

October 8, 7AM

2015.10.18 | Erin Evans. The Books of Jeu and the Pistis Sophia as Handbooks to Eternity: Exploring the Gnostic Mysteries to the Ineffable. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 89. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Review by Paul Linjamaa, Lund University. Many thanks ... [Books of Jeu] [Brill] [Erin EVANS] [Gnosticism] [Nag Hammadi] [Paul Linjamaa] [Pistis Sophia] [Erin EVANS]

July 16, 8PM

2015.07.17 | Gregorio del Olmo Lete and Joaquín Sanmartín. A Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition. 2 vols. Translated and Edited by Wilfred G.E. Watson. (Leiden, Brill: 2015. $330. pp xliv + 989. ISBN: 978-90-04-28864-5). Revi... [ancient Near East] [Brill] [Kurtis Peters] [Semitics] [Ugaritic] [Gregorio del Olmo Lete] [Joaquín Sanmartín] [Wilfred G.E. Watson]

July 6, 12 PM

2015.07.16 | Elvira Martín-Contreras, Lorena Miralles-Maciá. The Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to the Masoretes. JAJSup 13. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014. Review by Pieter B. Hartog, KU Leuven. Many thanks to Vandenhoeck &am... [Elvira Martín-Contreras] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [Lorena Miralles-Maciá] [Pieter B. Hartog] [V&R unipress]

June 17, 5AM

2015.06.15 | New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis. 5 vols.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. Review article by Christoph Heilig, University of Zurich. 1. A Complex History From a German perspective, the publication of the ... [Christoph Heilig] [Moisés Silva] [New Testament] [review article] [Zondervan]

June 14, 4AM

2015.06.14 | Stephen C. Carlson. The Text of Galatians and Its History. WUNT II/385; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Pp. xiv + 308. ISBN 978-3-16-153323-5. Review by Jordan Almanzar, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. Many thanks to Mohr Siebeck for p... [Galatians] [Jordan Almanzar] [Mohr Siebeck] [Stephen C. Carlson] [Textual Criticism]

June 11, 12 PM

2015.06.13 | Walton, John H., ed. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. 5 vols. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. $249.95. ISBN 978-0-310-25572-7). Reviewed by Kurtis Peters Many thanks to Zondervan for providing a review copy. John Walton, ch... [Ancient Israel] [ancient Near East] [Archaeology] [commentary] [HB/OT] [John H. Walton] [Kurtis Peters] [Zondervan]

June 7, 11AM

2015.06.12 | Craig S. Keener. Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. Volume 2: 3:1-14:28. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. Pp. xxxix + 1153.  Hardcover. $59.99. ISBN 9780801048371. Review by Justin A. Mihoc, Durham University. This commentary, as well as the... [Baker Academic] [Book of Acts] [Craig S. KEENER] [Justin A. Mihoc] [Craig S. KEENER]

May 5, 3PM

2015.05.11 | Charles Renoux. Les hymnes de la Résurrection II. Hymnographie liturgique géorgienne: texte des manuscrits Sinaï 40, 41 et 34: Introduction, traduction et notes. Patrologia Orientalis 231 (52.1); Turnhout: Brepols, 2010, 308 pp. ISBN 9... [Brepols] [hymns] [Ionuț Băncilă] [Patrologia Orientalis] [Charles Renoux]

April 21, 2PM

2015.04.10 | Hurvitz, Avi. A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic Innovations in the Writings of the Second Temple Period.Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 160. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Pp. X+270. ISBN: 9789004266117. $128. Reviewed by Kurtis P... [Ancient Israel] [Avi Hurvitz] [Brill] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew Language] [Kurtis Peters] [lexicon]

March 31, 12 PM

2015.03.09 | Grant Macaskill. Union with Christ in the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 353. ISBN: 9780199684298. Hbk. Reviewed by Kai Akagi, University of St Andrews. Many thanks to OUP for providing a review copy. Grant Macask... [Christology] [Grant Macaskill] [Kai Akagi] [New Testament] [Oxford University Press] [Grant Macaskill]

March 21, 7PM

2015.03.08 |Rainey, Anson F. Z”L. The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna based on Collations of all Extant Tablets, edited by William Schniedewind and Zipora Cochavi-Rainey. Leiden: Brill, 2015. R... [ancient Near East] [Anson F. Rainey] [Brill] [Egypt] [HB/OT] [Kurtis Peters] [William Schniedewind] [Zipora Cochavi-Rainey]

March 11, 1PM

2015.03.07 | Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline, eds. Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. Reviewed by Rebecca Dean, Pembroke College, Oxford. Many thanks to SBL Press for providing a revie... [Colleen SHANTZ] [Rebecca Dean] [Rodney A. WERLINE] [Society of Biblical Literature] [Colleen SHANTZ] [Rodney A. WERLINE]

February 25, 9AM

2015.02.06 | David Nirenberg. Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company: 2014. pp. 610. ISBN: 9780393347913. Reviewed by Rebekah M. Devine, Wheaton College. Many thanks to W.W. Norton for providing a review copy. David Nire... [anti-judaism] [David NIRENBERG] [Rebekah Devine] [W.W. Norton] [David NIRENBERG]

February 20, 1PM

2015.02.05 | Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica (eds.). Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluation Empire in New Testament Studies. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013. Review by Professor Steve Walton, St Mary’s University, Twickenham & Tyndale ... [empire] [intervarsity press] [Joseph B. Modica] [New Testament] [Scot McKnight] [Steve Walton] [Joseph B. Modica]

February 16, 5AM

2015.02.04 | P. Foster, A. Gregory, J.S. Kloppenborg, J. Verheyden. New Studies in the Synoptic Problem. Oxford Conference, April 2008. Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett. BETL 239; Leuven/Paris/Walpole: Peeters, 2011. Reviewed by Dan Batovici, KU... [Andrew GREGORY] [John S. KLOPPENBORG] [Joseph VERHEYDEN] [New Testament] [Paul Foster] [Peeters] [Q] [Synoptic Gospels] [Synoptic theories] [A. Gregory] [J. Verheyden] [J.S. Kloppenborg] [P. Foster]

February 6, 2AM

2015.02.03 | Alexander Kyrychenko. The Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospel: The Role of the Centurion in Luke-Acts. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 203. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2014. pp. xi + 228. ISBN: 978311034... [Alexander KYRYCHENKO] [De Gruyter] [Kai Akagi] [Luke-Acts] [Uncategorized] [Alexander KYRYCHENKO]

February 1, 1PM

2015.01.02 | AnneMarie Luijendijk. Forbidden Oracles? The Gospel of the Lots of Mary (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 89). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. Reviewed by Sarah Parkhouse, Durham University. Many thanks to Mohr Siebeck for providi... [AnneMarie LUIJENDIJK] [Mohr Siebeck] [Sarah Parkhouse] [AnneMarie LUIJENDIJK]

January 23, 10AM

2015.01.01 | Graham M. Twelftree. Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Press, 2013. 390 pp. Pbk. Reviewed by Brandon Walker, University of Nottingham. Many thanks go to Baker Academic for providing ... [Baker Academic] [Brandon Walker] [Graham H. Twelftree] [Miracle discourses] [Paul] [Graham H. Twelftree]

November 20 2014, 4PM

2014.11.19 | Barton, John, ed. Bible and Interpretation: The Collected Essays of James Barr. Volume III: Linguistics and Translation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. £120. pp. 816. ISBN: 978-0-19-969290-3. Reviewed by Kurtis Peters, University of... [HB/OT] [James Barr] [John Barton] [Kurtis Peters] [Oxford University Press] [John Barton]

November 19, 3AM

2014.11.19 | Chrys C. Caragounis. New Testament Language and Exegesis: A Diachronic Approach (WUNT I/323). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. pp. xiii + 409. Cloth. ISBN: 9783161527647 Reviewed by Emanuel Conțac, Theological Pentecostal Institute of Buchare... [Chrys C. CARAGOUNIS] [Emanuel CONTAC] [Mohr Siebeck] [New Testament] [NT Greek] [Chrys C. CARAGOUNIS]

November 16, 4PM

2014.11.18 | Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. £110. pp. 912. ISBN 978-0-19-921297-2. Reviewed by Kurtis Peters, University of Edin... [Ancient Israel] [ancient Near East] [Ann E. KILLEBREW] [Archaeology] [Kurtis Peters] [Margreet L. STEINER] [Oxford University Press] [Ann E. KILLEBREW] [Margreet L. STEINER]

October 20, 1PM

2014.10.17 | R. W. L Moberly. Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academics, 2013. pp.xiv + 333. ISBN: 9780801048852. Reviewed by Kengo Akiyama. University of Edinburgh. Many thanks to Baker Aca... [Baker Academic] [HB/OT] [hermeneutics] [Kengo Akiyama] [R. W. L. MOBERLY] [R. W. L. MOBERLY]

October 16, 1AM

2014.10.16 | Nicola Denzey Lewis. Cosmology and Fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Under Pitiless Skies. (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 81). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013. Reviewed by Sarah Parkhouse, Durham University. Many thanks to ... [Brill] [Nicola Denzey Lewis] [Sarah Parkhouse] [Uncategorized] [Nicola Denzey Lewis]

September 3, 11AM

2014.9.15 | Gregory S. Smith. The Testing of God’s Sons: The Refining of Faith as a Biblical Theme. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2014. pp. xviii + 222. ISBN: 9780805464184. Review by Kerry Lee. Many thanks to B&H Academic for providing a rev... [B&H Academic] [Genesis] [Gregory S. SMITH] [HB/OT] [Kerry Lee] [Linguistics] [Pentateuch]

August 27, 5AM

2014.5.14 | James Barr. Bible and Interpretation: The Collected Essays of James Barr. 3 volumes. Edited by John Barton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013-2014. 1985 pages (HB). ISBN 9780198261926. Reviewed by Garrick V. Allen, University of St Andrews... [biblical criticism] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [John Barton] [James Barr] [John Barton]

May 12, 2AM

2014.5.13 | Stuart Weeks. An Introduction to the Study of Wisdom Literature. T & T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies. London and New York: T & T Clark, 2010. Pp. ix + 165. ISBN 9780567184436. Paperback. Review by JiSeong Kwon, Dur... [Bloomsbury] [HB/OT] [JiSeong Kwon] [Stuart WEEKS] [Wisdom Literature] [Stuart WEEKS]

May 9, 1AM

2014.5.12 | Merrill, Eugene H., Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti. The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2011. pp. xviii + 618. ISBN: 978-0-8054-4031-7. Review by Kerry Lee. Many thanks to B&a... [B&H Academic] [biblical criticism] [Eugene MERRILL] [HB/OT] [hermeneutics] [historical criticism] [Kerry Lee] [Mark ROOKER] [Michael Grisanti] [scripture] [Eugene H. Merrill] [Mark F. Rooker] [Michael A. Grisanti]

May 6, 2PM

2014.5.11 | Emanuel Conţac. Dilemele Fidelităţii: Condiţionări culturale şi teologice în traducerea Bibliei. Cluj: Logos, 2011. 320 pp. ISBN: 9789738461093. Hardcover. Review by Dan Batovici, KU Leuven A fairly recent growing interest in biblical s... [Dan Batovici] [Emanuel CONTAC] [logos] [New Testament] [Emanuel CONTAC]

May 4, 5AM

2014.5.10 | C. L. Seow. Job 1-21: Interpretation & Commentary. Illuminations Series. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. 999 pages. ISBN:  9780802848956. Hardcover. Review by JiSeong Kwon, Durham University The work by C. L. Seow is among the most though... [Book of Job] [C. L. SEOW] [Eerdmans] [HB/OT] [JiSeong Kwon] [C. L. SEOW]

April 23, 12 PM

2014.4.9 | Mark S. Gignilliat. A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism: From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. 186 pages. ISBN: 9780310325321. Reviewed by Andrew Knapp facebook.com/RBECS.org Creating a digest of biblica... [Andrew Knapp] [biblical criticism] [HB/OT] [Mark S. GIGNILLIAT] [Zondervan] [Mark S. GIGNILLIAT]

April 12, 1AM

2014.4.8 | Guido Bastianini and Angelo Casanova, eds. I papiri letterari Cristiani: atti del Convegno internazionale di studi in memoria di Mario Naldini. Firenze, 10-11 giugno 2010. Studi e Testi di Papirologia N.S. 13. Firenze: Instituto Papirologico ... [Uncategorized] [Angelo Casanova] [Guido Bastianini]

March 18, 7AM

2014.3.7 | Garrett, Duane A. and Jason S. DeRouchie. A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2009. pp. vi + 423. ISBN: 978-0-8054-4962-4. Review by Kerry Lee. Many thanks to B&H Academic for providing a review copy. A Mo... [B&H Academic] [Biblical Hebrew Language] [Duane A. GARRETT] [Hebrew Bible] [Jason S. DEROUCHIE] [Kerry Lee] [Linguistics] [Duane A. GARRETT] [Jason S. DEROUCHIE]

March 10, 3PM

2014.3.6 | Davies, Eryl W. Biblical Criticism: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. pp. ix + 165. ISBN: 978-0-567-01306-4. Review by Kerry Lee. Many thanks to Bloomsbury for providing a review copy. facebook.com/RBECS.org Biblical Criticis... [biblical criticism] [Bloomsbury] [Eryl W. DAVIES] [Feminist Biblical Criticism] [Ideological Criticism] [Kerry Lee] [Postcolonial Criticism] [Reader-Response Criticism]

March 3, 12 PM

2014.3.5 | Jordan M. Scheetz. The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel. Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick, 2011. ix + 174 pp. ISBN: 9781608995165. Review by Amanda Davis Bledsoe, University of Munich. Many thanks to Wipf and Stock for provid... [Amanda Davis Bledsoe] [Book of Daniel] [Canonical Intertextuality] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [Intertextuality] [Jordan M. SCHEETZ] [Wipf and Stock] [Jordan M. SCHEETZ]

March 1, 4AM

2014.3.4 | Steven A. Hunt, D. François Tolmie, and Ruben Zimmermann eds., Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel. WUNT 314. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. Pp. xvii + 724. ISBN: 9783161527845.  Review by Josaphat Tam, University of Edinburgh. Many than... [Character studes] [D. François TOLMIE] [Gospel of John] [Josaphat Tam] [Mohr Siebeck] [Narratology] [New Testament] [Ruben ZIMMERMANN] [Steven A. Hunt] [D. François TOLMIE] [Ruben ZIMMERMANN] [Steven A. Hunt]

January 30, 4PM

2014.1.3 | Joel Baden. The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero. New York: HarperOne, 2013. 310 pages. ISBN: 9780062188311. Reviewed by Andrew Knapp. Many thanks to HarperOne for providing a review copy. facebook.com/RBECS.org It is often s... [Ancient Israel] [Andrew Knapp] [Archaeology] [biblical criticism] [David (king of Israel)] [HarperOne] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [historical criticism] [Joel Baden] [Joel Baden]

January 28, 4PM

2014.1.2 | Barton, John, ed. Bible and Interpretation: The Collected Essays of James Barr. Volume II: Biblical Studies. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. pp. i-xii + 619. ISBN: 978-0-19-969289-7). Review by Kurtis Peters, University of Edinburgh. Ma... [biblical criticism] [HB/OT] [Hebrew Bible] [James Barr] [John Barton] [Kurtis Peters] [Oxford University Press] [scripture] [John Barton]

January 27, 10AM

2014.1.1 | Avraham Faust, The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II. Translated by Ruth Ludlum. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2012. pp. xviii + 328. ISBN: 978-1-57506-179-5). Review by Kurtis Peters, University of Edinburgh. Many thanks to Eisenbra... [Ancient Israel] [Archaeology] [Avraham Faust] [Eisenbrauns] [HB/OT] [Iron Age II] [Kurtis Peters] [Avraham Faust]

December 31 2013, 7AM

2013.12.24 | Adam Gacek.  Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers.  Leiden: Brill, 2011. xviii + 350 pages (with 216 ill. and 3 charts). ISBN 9789004221444. Review by W. Andrew Smith, Shepherds Theological Seminary. Many thanks to Brill for providin... [Adam GACEK] [Arabic Manuscripts] [Brill] [Manuscripts] [Textual Criticism] [Transmission history] [W. Andrew Smith] [Adam GACEK]

December 19, 1AM

2013.12.23 | Jonathan D. H. Norton. Contours in the Text: Textual Variation in the Writings of Paul, Josephus and the Yahad. Library of New Testament Studies 430; London: T&T Clark, 2011. xiii + 210 pages (PB). ISBN 9780567521996. Review by Garrick ... [Bloomsbury] [Garrick V. Allen] [Hebrew Bible] [Jonathan D. H. NORTON] [Josephus] [Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Paul] [Qumran] [Romans] [Scribal habits] [scripture] [Second Temple] [Septuagint] [Textual Criticism] [Jonathan D. H. NORTON]

December 10, 1AM

2013.12.22 | Pier Franco Beatrice. The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the pre-Augustinian sources. Translation by Adam Kamesar. AAR Religions in Translation.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xii + 299 pages. ISBN: 9780199751419 Review by Isa... [augustine] [early christianity] [Encratite heresy] [Hereditary sin] [Infant baptism] [Isabella Image] [origen] [original sin] [Oxford University Press] [Patristics] [Pier Franco BEATRICE] [Pier Franco BEATRICE]

November 15, 3PM

2013.11.21 | Jonathan Stökl and Corrine L. Carvalho (eds.). Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East. Ancient Israel and Its Literature 15. Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2013. xiv + 347 p... [ancient Near East] [Corrine L. CARVALHO] [Gender Studies] [HB/OT] [Jonathan STÖKL] [Kerry Lee] [Prophecy] [Society of Biblical Literature] [women]

October 10, 1AM

2013.10.20 | Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger (eds.). The Early Text of the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 483 pages (HB) ISBN 9780199566365. Review by Peter Malik, University of Cambridge. Many thanks to OUP for providin... [Charles E. HILL] [early christianity] [Manuscripts] [Michael J. KRUGER] [New Testament] [Oxford University Press] [Papyrology] [Peter Malik] [Reception History] [Textual Criticism] [Transmission history] [Michael J. KRUGER]

October 3, 2AM

2013.09.18 | Richard Ounsworth. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. WUNT II/328. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. XI + 214 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978 3 16 151932 1. Review by Nicholas J. Moore, Keble College, University of Oxford. Many thanks to Mohr Siebec... [Joshua] [Mohr Siebeck] [New Testament] [Nicholas J. Moore] [Richard OUNSWORTH] [Richard OUNSWORTH]

August 1, 8AM

2013.08.17 | Tuomas Rasimus, Troels Engberg-Pedersen and Ismo Dunderberg (eds.). Stoicism in Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. 320 pages. (PB) ISBN 9780801039515. Review by Samuli Siikavirta, University of Cambridge. Many thanks to... [Baker Academic] [early christianity] [Ismo DUNDERBERG] [New Testament] [Samuli Siikavirta] [Stoicism] [Troels ENGBERG-PEDERSEN] [Tuomas RASIMUS] [Ismo DUNDERBERG] [Troels ENGBERG-PEDERSEN] [Tuomas RASIMUS]

July 19, 8AM

2013.07.16 | Craig R. Koester and Reimund Bieringer, eds. The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of John. WUNT 222. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008. Pp. viii + 358. ISBN: 9783161495885. Review by Josaphat Tam, University of Edinburgh. Many thanks to Mohr... [Craig R. KOESTER] [Gospel of John] [Josaphat Tam] [Mohr Siebeck] [New Testament] [Reimund BIERINGER] [resurrection]

July 16, 2AM

2013.07.15 | Eric F. Mason and Kevin B. McCruden, eds. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students. SBL Resources for Biblical Study 66. Atlanta: SBL, 2011. xvi + 354 pp. ISBN: 9781589836082. Review by Nicholas J. Moore, Keble College, U... [Eric F. MASON] [Hebrews] [Kevin B. McCRUDEN] [New Testament] [Nicholas J. Moore] [Society of Biblical Literature]

July 13, 8AM

2013.07.14 | BibleWorks 9 Review by Dan Batovici, University of St Andrews. Many thanks to BibleWorks for kindly sending us the review package. BibleWorks is a rather visible product on the market of biblical softwares. The 9th version, reviewed here, of... [Bible Works] [Codex Sinaiticus] [Critical Apparatus] [Dan Batovici] [Linguistics] [Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Scribal habits] [scripture] [Textual Criticism] [Bibleworks]

July 7, 6PM

2013.07.13 | Roelof van den Broek, Gnostic Religion in Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 263pp. ISBN: 978-1107031371. Review by Matthew Twigg, University of Oxford. Gnostic Religion in Antiquity is split into six chapters: Chapter 1 ... [Gnosticism] [Matthew Twigg] [Roelof van den BROEK] [Roelof van den BROEK]

June 25, 6AM

2013.06.12 | Stephen Shead. Radical Frame Semantics and Biblical Hebrew: Exploring Lexical Semantics. Biblical Interpretation Series 108. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. €133/US$182. pp. xxvii + 378. ISBN: 978-90-04-18839-6. Review by Kurtis Peters, Univer... [Brill] [Cognitive Semantics] [HB/OT] [Kurtis Peters] [Linguistics] [Stephen SHEAD]

June 21, 3AM

2013.06.11 | Christopher A. Richardson. Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus’ Faith as the Climax of Israel’s History in the Epistle to the Hebrews. WUNT II/338. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. XI, 280 pp. ISBN 978 3 16 150397 9. Review by Nicholas Mo... [Christopher A. RICHARDSON] [Mohr Siebeck] [Nicholas J. Moore] [NT Theology] [pistis christou] [Christopher A. RICHARDSON]

June 10, 3AM

2013.06.10 | Jan Joosten. The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew: A New Synthesis Elaborated on the Basis of Classical Prose. Jerusalem Biblical Studies vol. 10. Jerusalem: Simor Ltd, 2012.  ISBN: 965-242-009-10. Review by Kurtis Peters, University of Edin... [Eisenbrauns] [HB/OT] [Jan JOOSTEN] [Kurtis Peters] [Linguistics] [Qumran] [Simor Ltd]

May 22, 1AM

2013.05.09 | Susan Niditch. “My Brother Esau is a Hairy Man”: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Pp. 168. ISBN: 978-0-19-518114-2. Hardback. Review by JiSeong Kwon, Durham University. Many thanks to OUP for kindly providing us ... [HB/OT] [Identity] [JiSeong Kwon] [Oxford University Press] [Susan NIDITCH]

May 11, 7AM

2013.05.08 | Stuart Weeks. Ecclesiastes and Scepticism. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 541. New York: T&T Clark, 2012. Pp. xiv+219. Hard cover. ISBN 978-0-567-25288-3. Review by Larisa Levicheva, Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan U... [Bloomsbury] [Ecclesiastes] [Larisa Levicheva] [Qoheleth] [Stuart WEEKS] [Stuart WEEKS]

May 3, 7AM

2013.05.07 | Mark Edwards, Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries. Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey 2013. 220 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4094-0671-6. Review by Jacob Phillips, King’s C... [Ashgate] [early christianity] [Jacob Phillips] [Mark EDWARDS] [Mark EDWARDS]

April 23, 6AM

2013.04.06 | Ellen van Wolde. Reframing Biblical Studies: When Language and Text Meet Culture, Cognition, and Context. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009. $49.50 pp. xiv + 402. ISBN: 978-1-57506-182-5. Review by Kurtis Peters, University of Edinburgh. Many t... [cognition] [Eisenbrauns] [Ellen van WOLDE] [HB/OT] [Kurtis Peters] [Linguistics]

April 22, 6AM

2013.04.05 | Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger, eds., The Early Text of the New Testament. Oxford: OUP, 2012.  Xiv + 483 pages. HB. ISBN: 978-0-19-956636-5. Review by Edgar Battad Ebojo, University of Birmingham. Many thanks to OUP for kindly provi... [Charles E. HILL] [early christianity] [Edgar Ebojo] [Michael J. KRUGER] [New Testament] [Oxford University Press] [Papyrology] [Scribal habits] [Textual Criticism] [Michael J. KRUGER]

April 12, 8AM

2013.04.04 | Rainer Albertz, James D. Nogalski, and Jakob Wöhrle, Eds. Perspectives on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations – Redactional Processes – Historical Insights. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. ISBN 9783110283341.... [De Gruyter] [Jakob WöHRLE] [James D. NOGALSKI] [Matthew V. Moss] [Minor Prophets] [Rainer ALBERTZ] [Jakob WöHRLE] [James D. NOGALSKI] [Rainer ALBERTZ]

April 2, 3PM

2013.04.03 | Duane F. Watson, ed. Miracle Discourse in the New Testament. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. ISBN 1589831187. Reviewed by Brandon Walker, University of Nottingham. Many thanks go to SBL for kindly providing us with a rev... [Brandon Walker] [Duane F. WATSON] [Gospel of John] [gospels] [John] [Miracle discourses] [New Testament] [Paul] [Society of Biblical Literature] [Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation] [Synoptic Gospels] [Duane F. WATSON]

March 9, 9AM

2013.03.02 | Ursula Schattner-Rieser, L’araméen des manuscrits de la mer Morte. I. Grammaire. Instruments pour l’étude des langues de l’Orient ancien 5 (IELOA). Lausanne: Éditions du Zèbre, 2004. SFR45 / €33.00. pp. 180. ISBN 1422–7436; 5;... [aramaic] [Éditions du Zèbre] [DSS] [Qumran] [Ursula SCHATTNER-RIESER] [Vasile Condrea] [Ursula SCHATTNER-RIESER]

February 16, 10AM

2013.02.01 | Paolo Liverani, Giandomenico Spinola and Pietro Zander, The Vatican Necropoles. Rome’s City of the Dead. Turhout: Brepols Publishers, 2010. 352 pp., 292 figs., hbk, ISBN 978-2-503-53578-4. Reviewed by Alexandra Ion, University of Buc... [Alexandra Ion] [Archaeology] [Brepols] [Giandomenico SPINOLA] [Paolo LIVERANI] [Pietro ZANDER] [Vatican Necropoles] [Giandomenico SPINOLA] [Paolo LIVERANI] [Pietro ZANDER]

February 12, 4AM

7-11 July 2013 This year’s conference is included within the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, and will explore the (theo)political visions of authoritative/sacred texts in their historical contexts. It is aimed at graduate st... [Candida R. MOSS] [Loren STUCKENBRUCK] [Matthew NOVENSON] [Nathan MACDONALD] [St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies] [Call for Papers]

December 24 2012, 4PM

2012.12.19 | Margaret Barker, Temple Mysticism: An Introduction. London: SPCK, 2011. 192 pp. ISBN: 978-0281064830. Review by Matthew Twigg, University of Oxford. facebook.com/RBECS.org Any review of Margaret Barker’s Temple Mysticism needs to take a... [Margaret BARKER] [Matthew Twigg] [SPCK] [Temple Mysticism] [Margaret BARKER]