The latest biblical studies book reviews (RBL 5 Dec. 2008)

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature (RBL): (Click on the titles to go to the reviews)

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 New Testament

  1. Hans-Josef Klauck, Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis. Reviewed by Matthew D. Montonini
  2. Ben Witherington III, The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. Reviewed by Timothy Gombis
  3. Peter M. Phillips. The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel: A Sequential Reading. Reviewed by John Painter
  4. J. Samuel Subramanian. The Synoptic Gospels and the Psalms as Prophecy. Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus and reviewed by Edward J. Mills III
  5. Sigve K. Tonstad. Saving God’s Reputation: The Theological Function of Pistis Iesou in the Cosmic Narratives of Revelation. Reviewed by Tobias Nicklas

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

  1. Robert P. Gordon, The God of Israel. Reviewed by Ben C. Ollenburger
  2. Mary E. Mills. Alterity, Pain, and Suffering in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Reviewed by Hallvard Hagelia .
  3. Christopher R. Seitz. Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets. Reviewed by Julia M. O’Brien
  4. Hagith Sivan. Between Woman, Man and God: A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments. Reviewed by William Marderness
  5. Thomas Römer and Konrad Schmid, eds.Les Dernières Rédactions du Pentateuque, de L’Hexateuque et de L’Ennéateuque. Reviewed by John Engle
  6. Andreas Schüle. Der Prolog der hebräischen Bibel: Der literar- und theologiegeschichtliche Diskurs der Urgeschichte (Genesis 1-11). Reviewed by Karl Möller


  1. Lutz Edzard and Jan Retsö, eds. Current Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon I: Oslo-Göteborg Cooperation 3rd-5th June 2004; II: Oslo-Göteborg Cooperation 4th-5th November 2005. Reviewed by Frederick E. Greenspahn
  2. Paul Foster, ed. The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers. Reviewed by Taras Khomych
  3. Christiana de Groot and Marion Ann Taylor, eds., Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible, Reviewed by Caryn A. Reeder
  4. Nikolaos Lazaridis, Wisdom in Loose Form: The Language of Egyptian and Greek Proverbs in Collections of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. Reviewed by John S. Kloppenborg
  5. Ilana Pardes. Melville’s Bibles. Reviewed by Mark Elliott
  6. Ignacio Carbajosa and Luis Sánchez Navarro, eds. Entrar en lo antiguo: Acerca de la relación entre Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento. Reviewed by David Creech (This collection of five essays seeks to articulate what the editors understand to be a Catholic reading of scripture.)

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