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Israelite Religion, Hebrew Bible, &
Women at Work in the Deuteronomistic History
Mercedes L. García Bachmann
To help readers appreciate the place that female workers played in their ancient socio-economic and literary contexts, this work examines the key texts in the Deuteronomistic History that mention women in service occupations: slaves and dependents, cooks, wet nurses, childcare givers, prostitutes, and scribes. Paper
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XIV Congress of the IOSCS, Helsinki, 2010
Melvin K. H. Peters, editor
This volume represents the current state of Septuagint studies as reflected in papers presented at the triennial meeting of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).
The Book of Jubilees: Rewritten Bible, Redaction, Ideology, and Theology
Almost all scholars have viewed the book of Jubilees as the work of a single author, applying to the book methods of analysis determined primarily by its literary genre, Rewritten Bible. This study suggests rather that the editor of Jubilees adopted extant reworked sources, and added his own legal and chronological framework. Paper
Philo of Alexandria's Exposition of the Tenth Commandment
This volume offers the first complete study of Philo’s exposition, beginning with an overview of its content, context, and place in previous research. A new translation of the exposition, with commentary, offers a definitive explanation of Philo’s view of the Tenth Commandment, including precisely the sort of excessive desire it targets and how the dietary laws work as practical exercises for training the soul in self-control.
and the Study of Israelite Religion: Essays in Retrospect and Prospect
M. Olyan, editor
This volume assesses past, theoretically engaged work on
Israelite religion and presents new approaches to particular problems and
larger interpretive and methodological questions. Topics of interest to the
contributors include gender, violence, social change, the festivals, the
dynamics of shame and honor, and the relationship of text to ritual. The
contributors engage theory from social and cultural anthropology, sociology,
postcolonial studies, and ritual studies.
(Thanksgiving Psalms): A Study Edition of 1QHa
M. Schuller and Carol A. Newsom
This volume contains the text of 1QHodayot published in
the definitive Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volume 40 and the English
translation from that volume, lightly revised. It provides the most up-to-date,
accessible, and inexpensive access to the text, translation, and official
numbering of the columns and lines of 1QH.
New Testament and Christianity
Tatian’s Diatessaron: Its Creation, Dissemination, Significance, and History in Scholarship
William L. Petersen
A gospel harmony composed around 172 C.E., the Diatessaron is one of the earliest witnesses to the gospels. This study is the first comprehensive treatment of the Diatessaron in more than a century. After sketching the second-century setting and Tatian’s biography, it describes virtually every Diatessaronic witness and provides a scholar-by-scholar summary of research from 546 to the mid-1990s. Paper
The Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric: Commentaries on Aphthonius's Progymnasmata
Ronald F. Hock
The first translations in English and a preliminary analysis of the commentaries on the chreia chapter in Aphthonius’s standard Progymnasmata, a classroom guide on composition. Aphthonius's treatment of the chreia classroom exercise, however, was so brief that commentators needed to clarify, explain, and supplement what he had written. By means of these Byzantine commentaries, we can thus more clearly how this important form and its confirmation were taught in classrooms for over a thousand years
Miracle Discourse in the New Testament
Duane F. Watson, editor
This volume explores the rhetorical role that miracle discourse plays in the argumentation of the New Testament and early Christianity. It also examines the social, cultural, religious, political, and ideological associations that miracle discourse had in the first-century Mediterranean world, bringing these insights to bear on the broader questions of early Christian origins.
The Samaritan Pentateuch: An Introduction to Its Origin, History, and Significance for Biblical Studies
Robert T. Anderson and Terry Giles
The Samaritan Pentateuch is the sacred scripture of the Samaritans, a tenacious religious community made famous by Jesus’ Good Samaritan story that persists to this day. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in this scripture. This volume presents a general introduction to and overview of the Samaritan Pentateuch, suitable for a course text and as a reference tool for the professional scholar.
Paul and Scripture: Extending the Conversation
Christoper D. Stanley, editor
This book explores some of the methodological problems that have arisen during the last few decades of scholarly research on the apostle Paul’s engagement with his ancestral Scriptures. All of the essays look at old questions through new lenses in an effort to break through scholarly impasses and advance the debate in new directions.
Rodney Werline and Colleen Shantz, editors
This collection of essays continues the investigation of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity begun in Experientia, Volume 1, by addressing the relationship between the surviving evidence, which is textual, and the religious experiences that precede or ensue from those texts. The authors demonstrate the possibility of moving from written documents to assess the lived experiences that are linked to them.
Caroline Vander Stichele and Hugh S. Pyper, editors
Children’s Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The shared focus of the essays in this volume is on the representation of “others”—foreigners, enemies, women, even children themselves—in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories.
John S. Kloppenborg and Judith H. Newman, editors
This volume, representing experts in the editing of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, discusses both current achievements and future challenges in creating modern editions of the biblical texts in their original languages.
Archaeology and Ancient Near East
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary
Ronald J. Leprohon
This volume is a comprehensive catalog of the titulary of the ancient Egptian kings from the so-called Dynasty 0 (ca. 3200 B.C.E.) to the last Ptolemaic ruler in the late first century B.C.E., offered in transliteration and English translation with an introduction and notes. Paper
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The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology
Ann E. Killebrew and Gunnar Lehmann, editors
The essays in this book, representing recent research in the fields of archaeology, Bible, and history, reassess the origins, identity, material culture, and impact of the Philistines and other Sea Peoples on the Iron Age cultures and peoples of the eastern Mediterranean. Paper
Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period: The Archaeology of Desolation
This volume examines the archaeological reality of Judah in the sixth century in order to shed new light on the debate over the extent of the impact of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. on Judah. The author arrives at fresh insights that support the traditional view of sixth-century Judah as a land whose population, both urban and rural, was devastated and whose recovery took centuries.
New Inscriptions and Seals Relating to the Biblical World
Meir Lubetski and Edith Lubetski, editors
This volume features analyses by eminent scholars of some of the archaeological treasures from Dr. Shlomo Moussaieff’s outstanding collection. These contributions signal fresh approaches to the study of ancient artifacts and underscore the role of archaeological evidence in reconstructing the legacy of antiquity, especially that of the biblical period.
Iron Age Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions
This volume collects some of the most important and representative of the Hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions in transliteration and translation, organized by genre. Each text is accompanied by relevant information on provenance, dating, and other points of interest that will engage specialist and nonspecialist alike.
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