RBL Newsletter, 27 August 2008

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

Michael F. Bird, The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification and the New Perspective
Reviewed by Martin Meiser

William P. Brown, ed., Engaging Biblical Authority: Perspectives on the Bible as Scripture
Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Reta Halteman Finger, Of Widows and Meals: Communal Meals in the Book of Acts
Reviewed by Steve Walton

Ronald E. Heine, Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church: Exploring the Formation of Early Christian Thought
Reviewed by Martin C. Albl

Alastair Hunter, Wisdom Literature
Reviewed by Jurie le Roux

Joel S. Kaminsky, Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election
Reviewed by B. J. Oropeza

James A. Metzger, Consumption and Wealth in Luke’s Travel Narrative
Reviewed by Kenneth Litwak

Mareike Rake, “Juda wird aufsteigen!”: Untersuchungen zum ersten Kapitel des Richterbuches
Reviewed by Klaas Spronk

Ruth Anne Reese, 2 Peter and Jude
Reviewed by Wilhelm Pratscher

David M. Scholer, ed., Social Distinctives of the Christians in the First Century: Pivotal Essays by E. A. Judge
Reviewed by Tsalampouni Ekaterini

Svensk Exegetisk Ã…rsbok: Psykologi och Exegetik
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

RBL Newsletter, 15 August 2008

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

Paul J. Achtemeier, Jesus and the Miracle Tradition
Reviewed by Michael Labahn

Roland Boer, ed., Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies
Reviewed by David W. Williams

Maria Brutti, The Development of the High Priesthood during the Pre-Hasmonean Period: History, Ideology, Theology
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Lester L. Grabbe, Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
Reviewed by Brian B. Schmidt

Leslie Houlden, ed., Decoding Early Christianity: Truth and Legend in the Early Church
Reviewed by Robert M. Bowman Jr.

Karen L. King, The Secret Revelation of John
Reviewed by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton

Sarianna Metso, The Serekh Texts
Reviewed by Eric F. Mason

Douglas E. Oakman, Jesus and the Peasants
Reviewed by Ernest van Eck

Richard Liong-Seng Phua, Idolatry and Authority: A Study of 1 Corinthians 8.1–11.1 in the Light of the Jewish Diaspora
Reviewed by Scott E. McClelland

Tom Thatcher, ed., What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Nancy M. Tischler, Thematic Guide to Biblical Literature
Reviewed by Gerbern Oegema

Valerie M. Warrior, Roman Religion
Reviewed by Honora Howell Chapman

Francis Watson, Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles: Beyond the New Perspective
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

RBL Newsletter, 6 August 2008

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

Efrain Agosto, Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul
Reviewed by Stephan Joubert

L. William Countryman, Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today
Reviewed by Will Deming

April D. DeConick, The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

William Loader, Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Literature, the Aramaic Levi Document, and the Book of Jubilees
Reviewed by Jessica Tinklenberg deVega

Meir Lubetski, ed., New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean and Cuneiform
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Jill Middlemas, The Templeless Age: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the Exile
Reviewed by Lester L. Grabbe

Joy A. Schroeder, Dinah’s Lament: The Biblical Legacy of Sexual Violence in Christian Interpretation
Reviewed by Yael Shemesh
Reviewed by Ron Clark

Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds., Jewish Believers in Jesus
Reviewed by Elizabeth Boddens Hosang and Bart J. Koet

Kimberly B. Stratton, Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World
Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus