RBL Newsletter, 23 July 2008

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

Roland Boer, Rescuing the Bible
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

April D. DeConick, The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says
Reviewed by Stephan Witetschek

John H. Elliott, 1 Peter: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Reviewed by Pheme Perkins

Jane DeRose Evans, The Coins and the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Economy of Palestine
Reviewed by Mark R. Fairchild

Albert V. Garcilazo, The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics
Reviewed by Stephan Joubert

Suzanne Watts Henderson, Christology and Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark
Reviewed by W. R. Telford

Helen Leneman, The Performed Bible: The Story of Ruth in Opera and Oratorio
Reviewed by Elisabeth Birnbaum

Paul L. Maier, trans., Eusebius: The Church History
Reviewed by Sabrina Inowlocki

Pheme Perkins, Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels
Reviewed by Peter J. Judge

Jean-Michel Poffet, Daniel Brizemeure, Noël Lacoudre, and Émile Puech, Le Rouleau de cuivre de la grotte 3 de Qumran (3Q15): Expertise - Restauration - Epigraphie
Reviewed by Brian Schultz

Alfred Rahlfs; Detlef Fraenkel, ed., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments: Bd. I, 1: Die Überlieferung bis zum VIII. Jahrhundert
Reviewed by Johann Cook

Wayne G. Rollins and D. Andrew Kille, eds., Psychological Insight into the Bible: Texts and Readings
Reviewed by E. H. Scheffler

Deborah W. Rooke, ed., A Question of Sex? Gender and Difference in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond
Reviewed by Athalya Brenner

Phillip Sigal, The Halakhah of Jesus of Nazareth according to the Gospel of Matthew
Reviewed by Roland Deines
Reviewed by Dorothy Jean Weaver

Johann Anselm Steiger and Ulrich Heinen, eds., Isaaks Opferung (Gen 22) in den Konfessionen und Medien der frühen Neuzeit
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Jan G. van der Watt, An Introduction to the Johannine Gospel and Letters
Reviewed by Tom Thatcher

RBL Newsletter, 16 July 2008

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature. See also below for new reviews in The Bible and Critical Theory.

Kevin L. Anderson, “But God Raised Him from the Dead”: The Theology of Jesus’ Resurrection in Luke-Acts
Reviewed by Lidija Novakovic

Norbert Baumert, Sorgen des Seelsorgers: Übersetzung und Auslegung des ersten Korintherbriefes
Reviewed by Helmut Schwier

Jon L. Berquist, ed., Approaching Yehud: New Approaches to the Study of the Persian Period
Reviewed by Armin Siedlecki

Adela Yarbro Collins, Mark: A Commentary
Reviewed by Edwin Broadhead

Johanna Dorman, The Blemished Body: Deformity and Disability in the Qumran Scrolls
Reviewed by T. M. Lemos

Douglas R. Edwards and C. Thomas McCollough, eds., The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the “Other” in Antiquity: Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

Avraham Faust, Israel’s Ethnogenesis: Settlement, Interaction, Expansion and Resistance
Reviewed by Kenton L. Sparks

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert and Martin S. Jaffee, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Mary Gerhart and Fabian E. Udoh, eds., The Christianity Reader
Reviewed by Mark Reasoner

Rowan A. Greer and Margaret M. Mitchell, The “Belly-Myther” of Endor: Interpretations of 1 Kingdoms 28 in the Early Church
Reviewed by D. Jeffrey Bingham

Christiana de Groot and Marion Ann Taylor, eds., Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible
Reviewed by Athalya Brenner

John Jarick, 1 Chronicles
Reviewed by Steven L. McKenzie

Anne Lapidus Lerner, Eternally Eve: Images of Eve in the Hebrew Bible, Midrash, and Modern Jewish Poetry
Reviewed by Lieve M. Teugels

Andrew M. Mbuvi, Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter
Reviewed by David G. Horrell

André Munzinger, Discerning the Spirits: Theological and Ethical Hermeneutics in Paul
Reviewed by Lee S. Bond
Reviewed by Victor Paul Furnish

Stephen W. Need, Paul Today: Challenging Readings of Acts and the Epistles
Reviewed by Steve Walton

Barclay M. Newman, ed., The UBS Greek New Testament: A Reader’s Edition
Reviewed by Steven R. Johnson

Bridget Gilfillan Upton, Hearing Mark’s Endings: Listening to Ancient Popular Texts through Speech Act Theory
Reviewed by W. R. Telford

Jan G. van der Watt, An Introduction to the Johannine Gospel and Letters
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

The Bible and Critical Theory 4.2
June 2008

RBL READERS: Your free access to The Bible and Critical Theory book reviews has been extended to 31 December 2008. If you do not yet have free online access to the reviews and would like to read them, please contact epress@lib.monash.edu.au.

See the FREE article in this new issue:
Intersections in Queer Theory and Postcolonial Theory, and Hermeneutical Spin-Offs
Jeremy Punt

Editorial (FREE)
Julie Kelso


John J. Collins, The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age
Reviewed by George Aichele

Corinna Riva and Nicholas C. Vella, eds., Debating Orientalization: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Change in the Ancient Mediterranean
Reviewed by Michael Carden

Steven Schweitzer, Reading Utopia in Chronicles
Reviewed by Roland Boer

David Rhoads, From Every People and Nation: The Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective
Reviewed by Rohun Park

Dan O. Via, Divine Justice, Divine Judgment: Rethinking the Judgment of Nations
Reviewed by Kathryn Imray

Hector Avalos, The End of Biblical Studies
Reviewed by Peter D Miscall

J. W. Rogerson, According to the Scriptures: The Use of the Bible in Social, Moral and Political Questions
Reviewed by Craig Martin

Jerome T. Walsh, Ahab: The Construction of a King
Reviewed by Lou McNeil

Ward Blanton, Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity and the New Testament
Reviewed by Richard Walsh

Fiona Black, ed., The Recycled Bible: Autobiography, Culture and the Space Between
Reviewed by Christina Petterson

Anne F. Elvey, An Ecological Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Luke
Reviewed by Rohun Park

Warren S. Goldstein, ed., Marx, Critical Theory and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice
Reviewed by Roland Boer

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RBL Newsletter, 9 July 2008

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

Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher, eds., John, Jesus, and History, Volume 1: Critical Appraisals of Critical Views
Reviewed by Jan G. van der Watt

Timothy K. Beal and Tod Linafelt, eds., Mel Gibson’s Bible: Religion, Popular Culture, and The Passion of the Christ
Reviewed by William Telford

Richard J. Clifford, ed., Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel
Reviewed by John Mason
Reviewed by Andrew E. Steinmann

Richard M. Davidson, Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament
Reviewed by Gerrie Snyman

Peter Dubovský, Hezekiah and the Assyrian Spies: Reconstruction of the Neo-Assyrian Intelligence Services and its Significance for 2 Kings 18–19
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

Douglas R. Edwards and C. Thomas McCollough, eds., The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the “Other” in Antiquity: Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers
Reviewed by Cynthia M. Baker

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

David Flusser, with R. Steven Notley, The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius
Reviewed by Robert L. Brawley

Dan Jaffé, Le talmud et les origines juives du christianisme: Jésus, Paul et les judéo-chrétiens dans la littérature talmudique
Reviewed by Oskar Skarsaune

Alexander Jensen, Theological Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Anthony C. Thiselton

Philip S. Johnston, ed., The IVP Introduction to the Bible
Reviewed by Douglas Estes

Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Acta Andreae Apocrypha: A New Perspective on the Nature, Intention and Significance of the Primitive Text
Reviewed by Lee Martin McDonald

Sara Parvis and Paul Foster, eds., Justin Martyr and His Worlds
Reviewed by Shawn W. J. Keough

Jaroslav Pelikan, Acts
Reviewed by John B. F. Miller

F. E. Peters, The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Reviewed by Kirk R. MacGregor

Kocku von Stuckrad, ed.; Robert Barr, trans., The Brill Dictionary of Religion
Reviewed by Wolfram Reiss

Geza Vermes, The Resurrection: History and Myth
Reviewed by Tony Costa
Reviewed by Michael R. Licona

Gale A. Yee, ed., Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies
Reviewed by Victor H. Matthews

RBL Newsletter, 1 July 2008

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

Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher, eds., John, Jesus, and History: Volume 1, Critical Appraisals of Critical Views
Reviewed by Mark A. Matson

Carol Bakhos, ed., Current Trends in the Study of Midrash
Reviewed by Siam Bhayro

David Catchpole, Jesus People: The Historical Jesus and the Beginnings of Community
Reviewed by Paul Foster

John Granger Cook, The Interpretation of the Old Testament in Greco-Roman Paganism
Reviewed by David Lincicum

Hubertus R. Drobner; Siegfried Schatzmann, trans., The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction
Reviewed by Wilhelm Pratscher

Zev Garber, ed., Mel Gibson’s Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications
Reviewed by W. R. Telford

Brad E. Kelle, Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC
Reviewed by T. M. Lemos

Thomas J. Kraus, Ad fontes: Original Manuscripts and Their Significance for Studying Early Christianity: Selected Essays
Reviewed by Christopher Tuckett

Amy-Jill Levine, ed., with Maria Mayo Robbins, A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha
Reviewed by Heike Omerzu

Yuzuru Miura, David in Luke-Acts: His Portrayal in the Light of Early Judaism
Reviewed by Steven Cox

Stephen W. Need, The Gospels Today: Challenging Readings of John, Mark, Luke and Matthew
Reviewed by Peter J. Judge

Birger A. Pearson, Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions and Literature
Reviewed by Philip L. Tite

Richard D. Phillips, Hebrews
Reviewed by Knut Backhaus

Brant Pitre, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile: Restoration Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement
Reviewed by John A. Dennis

Shmuel Safrai, Zeev Safrai, Joshua Schwartz, and Peter J. Tomson, eds., The Literature of the Sages: Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, Ancient Science and the Languages of Rabbinic Literature
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Rivka Ulmer, ed., Discussing Cultural Influences: Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Laurence M. Vance, Guide to Prepositions in the Greek New Testament
Reviewed by Paul Elbert

Robby Waddell, The Spirit of the Book of Revelation
Reviewed by Jan A. du Rand

Mark Wilson, Charts on the Book of Revelation: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives
Reviewed by Jan G. van der Watt

Magnus Zetterholm, ed., The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity
Reviewed by James H. Charlesworth