RBL Newsletter, 23 May 2008

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

François Bovon, Luke the Theologian: Fifty-Five Years of Research (1950–2005)
Reviewed by Eric Noffke

Dan W. Clanton, The Good, the Bold, and the Beautiful: The Story of Susanna and Its Renaissance Interpretations
Reviewed by Robert Doran

John J. Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Robin Gallaher Branch

Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Our Mother Saint Paul
Reviewed by Angela Standhartinger

Daniel M. Gurtner, The Torn Veil: Matthew’s Exposition of the Death of Jesus
Reviewed by Tony Costa

Doug Ingram, Ambiguity in Ecclesiastes
Reviewed by Martin A. Shields

Othmar Keel, Die Geschichte Jerusalems und die Entstehung des Monotheismus
Reviewed by Ernst Axel Knauf

Martin O’Kane, Painting the Text: The Artist as Biblical Interpreter
Reviewed by Dan W. Clanton Jr.

John Piper, The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright
Reviewed by Don Garlington

Lance Byron Richey, Roman Imperial Ideology and the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Warren Carter

Diane M. Sharon and Kathryn F. Kravitz, eds., Bringing the Hidden to Light: The Process of Interpretation: Studies in Honor of Stephen A. Geller
Reviewed by Adele Berlin

Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative
Reviewed by Christopher N. Chandler

RBL Newsletter, 14 May 2008

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

Loveday C. A. Alexander, Acts in Its Ancient Literary Context: A Classicist Looks at the Acts of the Apostles
Reviewed by Chrys C. Caragounis

Markus Bockmuehl and James Carleton Paget, eds., Redemption and Resistance: The Messianic Hopes of Jews and Christians in Antiquity
Reviewed by Joshua Ezra Burns

Frances Taylor Gench, Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by John Painter

L. Ann. Jervis, At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message
Reviewed by Thomas W. Gillespie

Robert Kysar, John: The Maverick Gospel
Reviewed by Dirk G. van der Merwe

Terence C. Mournet, Oral Tradition and Literary Dependency: Variability and Stability in the Synoptic Tradition and Q
Reviewed by Robert K. McIver

Geert van Oyen and Tom Shepherd, eds., The Trial and Death of Jesus: Essays on the Passion Narrative in Mark
Reviewed by Adam D. Winn

Gershom M. H. Ratheiser, Mitzvoth Ethics and the Jewish Bible: The End of Old Testament Theology
Reviewed by Walter Brueggemann

Gerald O. West, ed., Reading Other-Wise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with Their Local Communities
Reviewed by Erhard S. Gerstenberger
Reviewed by Gosnell Yorke

RBL Newsletter, 7 May 2008

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

Paul N. Anderson, The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus: Modern Foundations Reconsidered
Reviewed by John Painter

Malcolm Choat, Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri
Reviewed by David Frankfurter

Michael Thomas Davis and Brent A. Strawn, eds., Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions
Reviewed by Heinz-Josef Fabry

April D. DeConick, The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel
Reviewed by Stephan Witetschek

Seenam Kim, The Coherence of the Collections in the Book of Proverbs
Reviewed by Johann Cook
Reviewed by Jutta Krispenz

Sarah Malena and David Miano, eds., Milk and Honey: Essays on Ancient Israel and the Bible in Appreciation of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego
Reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel

Mikeal C. Parsons, Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity
Reviewed by Pieter J. J. Botha
Reviewed by Patrick E. Spencer

Todd Penner and Caroline Vander Stichele, eds., Moving beyond New Testament Theology? Essays in Conversation with Heikki Räisänen
Reviewed by Jan van der Watt

Richard L. Rohrbaugh, The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Reviewed by Stephan Joubert

C. Kavin Rowe, Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke
Reviewed by Christopher Tuckett

David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., The Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism, Volume XVIII
Reviewed by Archie T. Wright

Naomi Seidman, Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation
Reviewed by Cameron Boyd-Taylor

Brad H. Young, Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus
Reviewed by Verlyn D. Verbrugge