RBL Newsletter, 30 April 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature.

Martin Beck and Ulrike Schorn, eds., Auf dem Weg zur Endgestalt von Genesis bis II Regum: Festschrift Hans-Christoph Schmitt zum 65. Geburtstag
Reviewed by Klaas Spronk

Beate Ego and Helmut Merkel, eds., Religiöses Lernen in der biblischen, frühjüdischen und früjchristlichen Überlieferung
Reviewed by Wilhelm Pratscher

Eldon Jay Epp, Junia: The First Woman Apostle
Reviewed by Nancy Calvert-Koyzis

Alice Hunt, Missing Priests: The Zadokites in Tradition and History
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Lenka Karfíková, Scott Douglass, and Johannes Zachhuber, eds., Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium II: An English Version with Supporting Studies, Proceedings of the 10th International Colloqium on Gregory of Nyssa (Olomouc, September 15–18, 2004)
Reviewed by Mark Weedman

Ivan Shing Chung Kwong, The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke: Its Foregrounded Messages
Reviewed by Steven Runge

Adriane B. Leveen, Memory and Tradition in the Book of Numbers
Reviewed by Thomas B. Dozeman

Morwenna Ludlow, Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern
Reviewed by Ilaria Ramelli
Reviewed by Kevin D. Hill

Philip L. Mayo, “Those Who Call Themselves Jews”: The Church and Judaism in the Apocalypse of John
Reviewed by Jack T. Sanders

W. David Nelson, ed. and trans., Mekhilta De-Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai
Reviewed by Steven D. Sacks

Christoph Nihan, From Priestly Torah to Pentateuch: A Study in the Composition of the Book of Leviticus
Reviewed by Eckart Otto

Armand Puig i Tàrrech, ed., Imatge de Déu (Catalan)
Reviewed by Philippe Guillaume

William M. Schniedewind and Joel H. Hunt, A Primer on Ugaritic Language, Culture, and Literature
Reviewed by Robert D. Holmstedt

John Howard Schütz, Paul and the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority
Reviewed by Graydon F. Snyder

Tommy Wasserman, The Epistle of Jude: Its Text and Transmission
Reviewed by Stephen D. Patton

RBL Newsletter, 23 April 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature.

Herbert W. Bateman IV, ed., Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews
Reviewed by Felix H. Cortez

Dianne Bergant, Israel’s Story: Part Two
Reviewed by A. Joseph Everson

Martin Brändl, Der Agon bei Paulus: Herkunft und Profil paulinischer Agonmetaphoik
Reviewed by Christoph Stenschke

Keith Augustus Burton, The Blessing of Africa: The Bible and African Christianity
Reviewed by J. N. K Mugambi

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, The One Who Is to Come
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Staley

Kathy L. Gaca and L. L. Welborn, eds., Early Patristic Readings of Romans
Reviewed by David A. Creech

Ilze Kezbere, Umstrittener Monotheismus: Wahre und falsche Apotheose im lukanischen Doppelwerk
Reviewed by Knut Backhaus

David Milson, Art and Architecture of the Synagogue in Late Antique Palestine: In the Shadow of the Church
Reviewed by Jonathan L. Reed

George T. Montague, Understanding the Bible: A Basic Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by Gosnell Yorke

Hillary Rodrigues and Thomas A. Robinson, World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials
Reviewed by Joseph Matos

Marion Ann Taylor and Heather E. Weir, eds., Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on Women in Genesis
Reviewed by Frances Klopper

Valerie M. Warrior, Roman Religion
Reviewed by Edmund P. Cueva

Claus Wilcke, Early Ancient Near Eastern Law: A History of Its Beginnings: The Early Dynastic and Sargonic Periods
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

RBL Newsletter, 16 April 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature.

Philip S. Alexander, The Mystical Texts: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice and Related Manuscripts
Reviewed by Samuel Thomas

John Barton, The Nature of Biblical Criticism
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

Roland Boer, Symposia: Dialogues concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation
Reviewed by Henning Graf Reventlow

Andrew Chester, Messiah and Exaltation: Jewish Messianic and Visionary Traditions and New Testament Christology
Reviewed by Martin Karrer

Zeba A. Crook, Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
Reviewed by Dietmar Neufeld

A. Andrew Das, Solving the Romans Debate
Reviewed by Don Garlington

Max Küchler and Karl Matthias Schmidt, eds., Texte-Fakten-Artefakte: Beiträge zur Bedeutung der Archäologie für die neutestamentliche Forschung
Reviewed by Gabriele Faßbeck

Tremper Longman III, Proverbs
Reviewed by Timothy J. Sandoval

Edward P. Meadors, Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart: A Study in Biblical Theology
Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus

James M. Robinson, Jesus: According to the Earliest Witness
Reviewed by Robert A. Derrenbacker Jr.

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire
Reviewed by Warren Carter

James W. Watts, Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture
Reviewed by Hanna Liss
Reviewed by Mark McEntire

Paul R. Williamson, Sealed with an Oath: Covenant in God’s Unfolding Purpose
Reviewed by Matthew S. Harmon

RBL Newsletter, 9 April 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature.

Calum Carmichael, Illuminating Leviticus: A Study of Its Laws and Institutions in the Light of Biblical Narratives
Reviewed by Reinhard Achenbach

C. John Collins, Genesis 1–4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary
Reviewed by Philippe Guillaume

Mary L. Coloe, Dwelling in the Household of God: Johannine Ecclesiology and Spirituality
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Carol Dempsey, Jeremiah: Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth
Reviewed by Carolyn J. Sharp

Ronald Herms, An Apocalypse for the Church and for the World: The Narrative Function of Universal Language in the Book of Revelation
Reviewed by David L. Barr

Timothy Paul Jones, Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus
Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Jan Joosten and Peter J. Tomson, eds., Voces Biblicae: Septuagint Greek and Its Significance for the New Testament
Reviewed by Hans Ausloos

J. A. (Bobby) Loubser, Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible: Studies on the Media Texture of the New Testament—Explorative Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Alan Kirk

Nicholas Perrin, Thomas, The Other Gospel
Reviewed by Kenneth D. Litwak

Mark Roncace, Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Fall of Jerusalem
Reviewed by Lester L. Grabbe

Don Sausa, The Jesus Tomb: Is It Fact or Fiction? Scholars Chime In
Reviewed by Mark R. Fairchild

John L. Thompson, Reading the Bible with the Dead: What You Can Learn from the History of Exegesis That You Can’t Learn from Exegesis Alone
Reviewed by John Sandys-Wunsch

D. Francois Tolmie, Persuading the Galatians: A Text-Centred Rhetorical Analysis of a Pauline Letter
Reviewed by Steven A. Hunt

Elaine M. Wainwright, Women Healing/Healing Women: The Genderization of Healing in Early Christianity
Reviewed by John J. Pilch

Ulrich Wilckens, Theologie des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1: Geschichte der urchristlichen Theologie
— Part 1: Geschichte des Wirkens Jesu in Galiläa
— Part 2: Jesu Tod und Auferstehung und die Entstehung der Kirche aus Juden und Heiden
— Part 3: Die Briefe des Urchristetums: Paulus und seine Schüler, Theologen aus dem Bereich judenchristlicher Heidenmission
— Part 4: Die Evangelien, die Apostelgeschichte, die Johannesbriefe, die Offenbarung und die Entstehung des Kanons
Reviewed by Christoph Stenschke

RBL Newsletter, 28 March 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature.

Joan Cecelia Campbell, Kinship Relations in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Ritva H. Williams

Daniel K. Falk, The Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls
Reviewed by Matthew Goff

Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange, and K. F. Diethard Römheld, eds., Human Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Reviewed by Jason Tatlock

John Fotopoulos, ed., The New Testament and Early Christian Literature in Greco-Roman Context: Studies in Honor of David E. Aune
Reviewed by Michael Labahn
Reviewed by Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr

Paul M. Fullmer, Resurrection in Mark’s Literary-Historical Perspective
Reviewed by John Dart

Martha Himmelfarb, A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism
Reviewed by Henryk Drawnel

F. Rachel Magdalene, On the Scales of Righteousness: Neo-Babylonian Trial Law and the Book of Job
Reviewed by Markus Witte

James K. Mead, Biblical Theology: Issues, Methods, and Themes
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

Jean-Marc Michaud, ed., La Bible et l’héritage d’Ougarit: Mélanges bibliques et orientaux en hommage posthume à Monsieur André Caquot
Reviewed by Paul Sanders

Günter Neumann, Glossar des Lykischen: Überarbeitet und zum Druck gebracht von Johann Tischler
Reviewed by Diether Schürr

Romano Penna, Lettera ai Romani: II. Rm 6-11
Reviewed by Lee S. Bond

Neil A. Soggie, Myth, God, and War: The Mythopoetic Inspiration of Joshua
Reviewed by Ovidiu Creangă

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage: Post-exilic Prophetic Critique of the Priesthood
Reviewed by Reinhard Achenbach

William Varner, The Way of the Didache: The First Christian Handbook
Reviewed by Jonathan A. Draper

Robert Louis Wilken, trans. and ed.; with Angela Russell Christman and Michael J. Hollerich, Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators
Reviewed by J. David Cassel