2015.07.67. Waetjen, The Letter to the Romans

Herman C. Waetjen, The Letter to the Romans: Salvation as Justice and the Deconstruction of Law

Reviewed by M. Eugene Boring

2015.07.66. Tyson, The Ammonites

Craig W. Tyson, The Ammonites: Elites, Empires, and Sociopolitical Change (1000–500 BCE)

Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

2015.07.65. Tite, The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans

Philip L. Tite, The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans: An Epistolary and Rhetorical Analysis

Reviewed by Christopher R. Matthews

2015.07.64. Tiemeyer and Barstad, Continuity and Discontinuity

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer and Hans M. Barstad, eds., Continuity and Discontinuity: Chronological and Thematic Development in Isaiah 40–66

Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

2015.07.63. Niehaus, Biblical Theology

Jeffrey Jay Niehaus, Biblical Theology, Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants

Reviewed by Jens Bruun Kofoed

2015.07.62. Markschies, Hellenisierung des Christentums

Christoph Markschies, Hellenisierung des Christentums: Sinn und Unsinn einer historischen Deutungskategorie

Reviewed by Harold W. Attridge

2015.07.61. Mainwaring, Mark, Mutuality, and Mental Health

Simon Mainwaring, Mark, Mutuality, and Mental Health: Encounters with Jesus

Reviewed by Edwin K. Broadhead

2015.07.60. Kelhoffer, Conceptions of “Gospel” and Legitimacy in Early Christianity

James A. Kelhoffer, Conceptions of “Gospel” and Legitimacy in Early Christianity

Reviewed by Albert Lukaszewski

2015.07.59. Horster and Klöckner, Cities and Priests

Marietta Horster and Anja Klöckner, eds., Cities and Priests: Cult Personnel in Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands from the Hellenistic to the Imperial Period

Reviewed by John S. Kloppenborg

2015.07.58. Havea, Neville, and Wainwright, Bible, Borders, Belonging(s)

Jione Havea, David J. Neville, and Elaine M. Wainwright, eds., Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging Readings from Oceania

Reviewed by Yak-Hwee Tan

2015.07.57. Frick, Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers

Peter Frick, Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle and Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Reviewed by Mark Elliott
Reviewed by Jay Twomey

2015.07.56. Douglas, A Polemical Preacher of Joy

Jerome N. Douglas, A Polemical Preacher of Joy: An Anti-apocalpytic Genre for Qoheleth’s Message of Joy

Reviewed by Mark Sneed

2015.07.55. Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah

Shaye J. D. Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah

Reviewed by John J. Collins

2015.07.54. Becker, Engberg-Pedersen, and Muller, Mark and Paul

Eve-Marie Becker, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, and Mogens Muller, eds., Mark and Paul: Comparative Essays Part II For and Against Pauline Influence on Mark

Reviewed by Thomas P. Nelligan

2015.07.53. Williams, Jesus Tried and True

H. H. Drake Williams III, Jesus Tried and True: Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus
Reviewed by Richard A. Burridge

2015.07.52. Urbano, The Philosophical Life

Arthur P. Urbano, The Philosophical Life: Biography and the Crafting of Intellectual Identity in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Edmund P. Cueva

2015.07.51. Sweat, The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark

Laura C. Sweat, The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark
Reviewed by M. Geert van Oyen

2015.07.50. Römer, Dark God

Thomas Römer, Dark God: Cruelty, Sex, and Violence in the Old Testament
Reviewed by Juan Miguel Betancourt

2015.07.49. Neufeld, Mockery and Secretism in the Social World of Mark’s Gospel

Dietmar Neufeld, Mockery and Secretism in the Social World of Mark’s Gospel
Reviewed by Joshua D. Garroway

2015.07.48. Mobley, The Return of the Chaos Monsters

Gregory Mobley, The Return of the Chaos Monsters—and Other Backstories of the Bible
Reviewed by Bernard F. Batto

2015.07.47. McNeel, Paul as Infant and Nursing Mother

Jennifer Houston McNeel, Paul as Infant and Nursing Mother: Metaphor, Rhetoric, and Identity in 1 Thessalonians 2:5–8
Reviewed by Thomas R. Blanton IV

2015.07.46. Lamb, Text, Context and the Johannine Community

David A. Lamb, Text, Context and the Johannine Community: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Johannine Writings
Reviewed by Wendy E. S. North

2015.07.45. De Andrado, The Akedah Servant Complex

Paba Nidhani De Andrado, The Akedah Servant Complex: The Soteriological Linkage of Genesis 22 and Isaiah 53 in Ancient Jewish and Christian Writings
Reviewed by John W. Fadden

2015.07.44. Cole, Psalms 1–2

Robert L. Cole, Psalms 1–2: Gateway to the Psalter
Reviewed by W. Dennis Tucker Jr.

2015.07.43. Uytanlet, Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography

Samson Uytanlet, Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography: A Study on the Theology, Literature, and Ideology of Luke-Acts
Reviewed by Andrew W. Pitts

2015.07.42. Ulmer and Ulmer, Righteous Giving to the Poor

Rivka Ulmer and Moshe Ulmer, Righteous Giving to the Poor: Tzedakah (“Charity”) in Classic Rabbinic Judaism
Reviewed by Zev Garber

2015.07.41. Spellman, Toward a Canon-Conscious Reading of the Bible

Ched Spellman, Toward a Canon-Conscious Reading of the Bible: Exploring the History and Hermeneutics of the Canon
Reviewed by John Barton

2015.07.40. Sargent, David Being a Prophet

Benjamin Sargent, David Being a Prophet: The Contingency of Scripture upon History in the New Testament
Reviewed by Kenneth D. Litwak

2015.07.39. Royalty, The Origin of Heresy

Robert M. Royalty Jr., The Origin of Heresy: A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity
Reviewed by Joseph Azize

2015.07.38. Provan, Seriously Dangerous Religion

Iain Provan, Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters
Reviewed by Richard S. Briggs

2015.07.37. Oakman, Jesus, Debt, and the Lord’s Prayer

Douglas E. Oakman, Jesus, Debt, and the Lord’s Prayer: First-Century Debt and Jesus’ Intentions
Reviewed by David A. Fiensy

2015.07.36. Münnich, The God Resheph in the Ancient Near East

Maciej M. Münnich, The God Resheph in the Ancient Near East
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

2015.07.35. McDaniel, Experiencing Irony in the First Gospel

Karl McDaniel, Experiencing Irony in the First Gospel: Suspense, Surprise and Curiosity
Reviewed by Glenna Jackson

2015.07.34. Keener, A Canonical Exegesis of Psalm 8

Hubert James Keener, A Canonical Exegesis of Psalm 8: YHWH’s Maintenance of the Created Order through Divine Reversal
Reviewed by Philippus J. Botha

2015.07.33. Jenott and Gribetz, Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity

Lance Jenott and Sarit Kattan Gribetz, eds., Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Steven Thompson

2015.07.32. Jefford, The Epistle to Diognetus

Clayton N. Jefford, The Epistle to Diognetus (with the Fragment of Quadratus): Introduction, Text, and Commentary
Reviewed by Jonathan A. Draper

2015.07.31. Heide, Das Testament Abrahams

Martin Heide, Das Testament Abrahams: Edition und Übersetzung der arabischen und äthiopischen Versionen
Reviewed by Curt Niccum

2015.07.30. Fried, Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition

Lisbeth S. Fried, Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition
Reviewed by Thomas Hieke

2015.07.29. Forbes, 1 Peter

Greg W. Forbes, 1 Peter: Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament
Reviewed by Terrance D. Callan

2015.07.28. Flesher, Dempsey, and Boda, Why? … How Long?

Leann Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda, eds., Why? … How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Reviewed by George Savran

2015.07.27. Deines, Acts of God in History

Roland Deines; Christoph Ochs and Peter Watts, eds., Acts of God in History: Studies Towards Recovering a Theological Historiography
Reviewed by Wil Rogan

2015.07.26. Cribiore, Libanius the Sophist

Raffaella Cribiore, Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century
Reviewed by Thomas Olbricht

2015.07.25. Bautch and Racine, Beauty and the Bible

Richard J. Bautch and Jean-François Racine, eds., Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics
Reviewed by Richard Viladescu

2015.07.24. Barnes, Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women

Nathan J. Barnes, Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women
Reviewed by Timothy A. Brookins

2015.07.23. Whitelam, Holy Land as Homeland?

Keith W. Whitelam, ed., Holy Land as Homeland? Models for Constructing the Historic Landscapes of Jesus
Reviewed by Emanuel Pfoh

2015.07.22. Thomas, Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression

Angela Thomas, Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression: A Comparison of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint
Reviewed by Benjamin M. Austin

2015.07.21. Sekine, Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testament

Seizo Sekine, Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testament
Reviewed by Walter Moberly

2015.07.20. Rothschild and Schröter, The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era

Clare K. Rothschild and Jens Schröter, eds., The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era
Reviewed by Eve-Marie Becker

2015.07.19. Regev, The Hasmoneans

Eyal Regev, The Hasmoneans: Ideology, Archaeology, Identity
Reviewed by James S. Lee

2015.07.18. Nicholson, Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

Ernest Nicholson, Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora
Reviewed by Jeremy M. Hutton

2015.07.17. Munari, Il compimento della Torah

Matteo Munari, Il compimento della Torah: Gesù e la Scrittura in Mt 5, 17–48
Reviewed by Andrea Ravasco

2015.07.16. Mason and Robinson, Early Christian Reader

Steve Mason and Tom Robinson, eds., Early Christian Reader
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

2015.07.15. Lynch, Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles

Matthew Lynch, Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Priesthood, and Kingship in Post-exilic Perspective
Reviewed by Michael B. Hundley

2015.07.14. Lamoreaux, Ritual, Women, and Philippi

Jason T. Lamoreaux, Ritual, Women, and Philippi: Reimagining the Early Philippian Community
Reviewed by Angela Standhartinger

2015.07.13. Kelle, Ames, and Wright, Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts

Brad E. Kelle, Frank Ritchel Ames, and Jacob L. Wright, eds., Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Reviewed by Kyle H. Keimer
Reviewed by William L. Lyons

2015.07.12. Grunstaudl, Petrus Alexandrinus

Wolfgang Grunstaudl, Petrus Alexandrinus: Studien zum historischen und theologischen Ort des Zweiten Petrusbriefes
Reviewed by Rob van Houwelingen

2015.07.11. Albertz, Exodus 1–18

Rainer Albertz, Exodus 1–18
Reviewed by William Johnstone

2015.07.10. Whitlark, Resisting Empire

Jason A. Whitlark, Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews”
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

2015.07.09. Vermes, The True Herod

Geza Vermes, The True Herod
Reviewed by John Painter

2015.07.08. Twelftree, Paul and the Miraculous

Graham H. Twelftree, Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction
Reviewed by Clare K. Rothschild

2015.07.07. Sumney, The Bible: An Introduction

Jerry L. Sumney, The Bible: An Introduction
Reviewed by Ryan Bonfiglio

2015.07.06. Peeler, You Are My Son

Amy L. B. Peeler, You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Reviewed by Scott D. Mackie

2015.07.05. MacGinnis, The Arrows of the Sun

John MacGinnis, The Arrows of the Sun: Armed Forces in Sippar in the First Millennium BC
Reviewed by Russell Mack

2015.07.04. Janowski, Arguing with God

Bernd Janowski, Arguing with God: A Theological Anthropology of the Psalms
Reviewed by Walter Moberly

2015.07.03. Fentress-Williams, Ruth

Judy Fentress-Williams, Ruth
Reviewed by Mary Joan Leith

2015.07.02. Blanchard and Webster, Lady Parts

Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster, eds., Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues
Reviewed by Janet Everhart

2015.07.01. Becking, Reflections on the Silence of God

Bob Becking, ed., Reflections on the Silence of God: A Discussion with Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor
Reviewed by Ulrich Berges

2015.06.93. Wright, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory

Jacob L. Wright, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory
Reviewed by A. Graeme Auld
Reviewed by Bob Becking

2015.06.92. Wilke, Die Gebete der Propheten

Alexa F. Wilke, Die Gebete der Propheten: Anrufungen Gottes im ‘corpus propheticum’ der Hebräischen Bibel
Reviewed by Gert Kwakkel

2015.06.91. Stoops, The Acts of Peter

Robert F. Stoops, The Acts of Peter
Reviewed by Jason Sturdevant

2015.06.90. Paris, Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

Christopher T. Paris, Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by Karolien Vermeulen
Reviewed by Benjamin J.M. Johnson

2015.06.89. Meyer, The Gospels of the Marginalized

Marvin W. Meyer, The Gospels of the Marginalized: The Redemption of Doubting Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Judas Iscariot in Early Christian Literature
Reviewed by Arie W. Zwiep

2015.06.88. Llewelyn and Harrison, New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity

S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison, eds., New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity: Greek and Other Inscriptions and Papyri Published 1988–1992
Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus

2015.06.87. Holladay, Fitzgerald, Sterling, and Thompson, Light from the Gentiles

Carl R. Holladay, John T. Fitzgerald, Gregory E. Sterling, and James W. Thompson, eds., Light from the Gentiles: Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity: Collected Essays, 1959–2012, by Abraham J. Malherbe
Reviewed by Matthew V. Novenson

2015.06.86. Harris, The Nature of Creation

Mark Harris, The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science
Reviewed by Graham B. Walker Jr.

2015.06.85. Hansen, Silence and Praise

Ryan Leif Hansen, Silence and Praise: Rhetorical Cosmology and Political Theology in the Book of Revelation
Reviewed by Shane J. Wood

2015.06.84. Goodwin, Translating the English Bible

Philip Goodwin, Translating the English Bible: From Relevance to Deconstruction
Reviewed by Clement Tong

2015.06.83. Glanz, Understanding Participant-Reference Shifts in the Book of Jeremiah

Oliver Glanz, Understanding Participant-Reference Shifts in the Book of Jeremiah: A Study of Exegetical Method and Its Consequences for the Interpretation of Referential Incoherence
Reviewed by Kelly A. Whitcomb

2015.06.82. Gibson, Peter between Jerusalem and Antioch

Jack J. Gibson, Peter between Jerusalem and Antioch: Peter, James and the Gentiles
Reviewed by Timothy P. Henderson

2015.06.81. Farber, Lamaštu

Walter Farber, Lamaštu: An Edition of the Canonical Series of Lamaštu Incantations and Rituals and Related Texts from the Second and First Millennia B.C.
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

2015.06.80. Coogan, The Ten Commandments

Michael Coogan, The Ten Commandments: A Short History of an Ancient Text
Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins
Reviewed by Zev Garber

2015.06.79. Claassens and Spronk, Fragile Dignity

L. Juliana Claassens and Klaas Spronk, eds., Fragile Dignity: Intercontextual Conversations on Scriptures, Family, and Violence
Reviewed by Marta Høyland Lavik

2015.06.78. Casey, Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths?

Maurice Casey, Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths?
Reviewed by James F. McGrath

2015.06.77. Bateman, Interpreting the General Letters

Herbert W. Bateman IV, Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook
Reviewed by Brian C. Small

2015.06.76. Wikander, Drought, Death, and the Sun in Ugarit and Ancient Israel

Ola Wikander, Drought, Death, and the Sun in Ugarit and Ancient Israel: A Philological and Comparative Study
Reviewed by Laura Quick

2015.06.75. Waters, Ancient Persia

Matt Waters, Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE
Reviewed by Jason Silverman

2015.06.74. Wallace, Election of the Lesser Son

David R. Wallace, Election of the Lesser Son: Paul’s Lament-Midrash in Romans 9–11
Reviewed by A. Chadwick Thornhill

2015.06.73. Tuval, From Jerusalem Priest to Roman Jew

Michael Tuval, From Jerusalem Priest to Roman Jew: On Josephus and the Paradigms of Ancient Judaism
Reviewed by Jonathan Klawans

2015.06.72. Rodríguez, Oral Tradition and the New Testament

Rafael Rodríguez, Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed
Reviewed by Werner H. Kelber

2015.06.71. Porter and Westfall, The Church, Then and Now

Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall, eds., The Church, Then and Now
Reviewed by Nijay Gupta

2015.06.70. Olsson, A Commentary on the Letters of John

Birger Olsson, A Commentary on the Letters of John: An Intra-Jewish Approach
Reviewed by Daniel R. Streett

2015.06.69. Miller, Royal Hittite Instructions and Related Administrative Texts

Jared L. Miller, Royal Hittite Instructions and Related Administrative Texts
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

2015.06.68. Leonhard and Lohr, Literature or Liturgy?

Clemens Leonhard and Hermut Lohr, eds., Literature or Liturgy?
Reviewed by Thomas Bergholz

2015.06.67. Kyrychenko, The Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospel

Alexander Kyrychenko, The Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospel: The Role of the Centurion in Luke-Acts
Reviewed by James M. Morgan

2015.06.66. van der Horst, Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

Pieter W. van der Horst, Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
Reviewed by Matthew J. Grey

2015.06.65. Hengel, Between Jesus and Paul

Martin Hengel, Between Jesus and Paul: Studies in the Earliest History of Christianity
Reviewed by Timothy P. Henderson

2015.06.64. Green and Meadowcroft, Ears That Hear

Joel B. Green and Tim Meadowcroft, eds., Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible
Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

2015.06.63. Frey and Standhartinger, Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum

Jörg Frey and Angela Standhartinger, eds., Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum
Reviewed by Judith M. Lieu

2015.06.62. Duvall and Hays, Living God’s Word

J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays, Living God’s Word: Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture
Reviewed by James W. Thompson

2015.06.61. Dutcher-Walls, Reading the Historical Books

Patricia Dutcher-Walls, Reading the Historical Books: A Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text
Reviewed by Iain Provan

2015.06.60. Davies, On the Origins of Judaism

Philip R. Davies, On the Origins of Judaism
Reviewed by Daniel Boyarin

2015.06.59. Crowe, The Obedient Son

Brandon D. Crowe, The Obedient Son: Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel of Matthew
Reviewed by Don Garlington

2015.06.58. Briones, Paul’s Financial Policy

David E. Briones, Paul’s Financial Policy: A Socio-theological Approach
Reviewed by Julien M. Ogereau

2015.06.57. Bing and Höschele, Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters

Peter Bing and Regina Höschele, Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters
Reviewed by Richard I. Pervo