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  • Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity book cover

    Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

    Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Mark Finney

    This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • Transforming Literature into Scripture: Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran book cover

    Transforming Literature into Scripture

    Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran, 1st Edition

    By Russell Hobson

    Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship book cover

    Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

    1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Bolin

    In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet presents an identity that has challenged readers for centuries. This book offers a reception history of the different ways readers have constructed Qohelet as an author. Previous reception histories of Ecclesiastes group readings into "premodern" and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
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  • Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Volume 2 book cover

    Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Volume 2

    1st Edition

    By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvärd

    Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 2 of Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts contains an extensive overview of dates attributed to different…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • The Love of David and Jonathan: Ideology, Text, Reception book cover

    The Love of David and Jonathan

    Ideology, Text, Reception, 1st Edition

    By James E. Harding

    Were David and Jonathan 'gay' lovers? This very modern question lies behind the recent explosion of studies of the David and Jonathan narrative. Interpreters differ in their assessment of whether 1 and 2 Samuel offer a positive portrayal of a homosexual relationship. Beneath the conflict of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Reconsidering Johannine Christianity: A Social Identity Approach book cover

    Reconsidering Johannine Christianity

    A Social Identity Approach, 1st Edition

    By Raimo Hakola

    Reconsidering Johannine Christianity presents a full-scale application of social identity approach to the Johannine writings. This book reconsiders a widely held scholarly assumption that the writings commonly taken to represent Johannine Christianity – the Gospel of John and the First, Second and…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
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  • Mark and its Subalterns: A Hermeneutical Paradigm for a Postcolonial Context book cover

    Mark and its Subalterns

    A Hermeneutical Paradigm for a Postcolonial Context, 1st Edition

    By David Joy

    This book offers a fresh appraisal of the identity and involvement of the subalterns in Mark, arguing that the presence of the subalterns in Mark is a possible hermeneutical tool for re-reading the Bible in a postcolonial context like India. Part I paves the way for a creative discussion on Mark…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Macwilliam

    The Hebrew Bible offers a metaphor of marriage that portrays men and women as complementary, each with their distinct and 'natural' roles. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible draws on contemporary scholarship to critique this hetero-normativity. The book examines…

    Paperback – 2014-09-03
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  • Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Vol 1 book cover

    Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Vol 1

    1st Edition

    By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-09-01
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  • Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey book cover

    Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition

    Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey, 1st Edition

    Edited by James G. Crossley

    Contemporary Gospel studies have recently taken increasing interest in the Jewish context of Jesus and the gospels. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition offers an overview of the ways in which Judaism is used in the canonical gospels and how this relates to the idea of a 'Jewish…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28
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  • Opening the Books of Moses book cover

    Opening the Books of Moses

    1st Edition

    By Diana V. Edelman, Philip R. Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer

    Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28
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  • The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia: Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires book cover

    The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia

    Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires, 1st Edition

    By Vadim S. Jigoulov

    Even though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. This monograph explores the evidence…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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  • Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: An Introduction to Approaches and Problems book cover

    Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts

    An Introduction to Approaches and Problems, 1st Edition

    By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvard

    Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 1 introduces the linguistic dating of biblical texts. The book examines the principles and methodology…

    Hardback – 2014-08-22
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  • Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology book cover

    Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism

    Quests, Scholarship and Ideology, 1st Edition

    By James G. Crossley

    'Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism' analyses the ideology underpinning contemporary scholarly and popular quests for the historical Jesus. Focusing on cultural and political issues, the book examines postmodernism, multiculturalism and the liberal masking of power. The study ranges across diverse…

    Paperback – 2013-07-01
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  • The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory book cover

    The Zionist Bible

    Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory, 1st Edition

    By Nur Masalha

    Throughout the history of European imperialism the grand narratives of the Bible have been used to justify settler-colonialism. "The Zionist Bible" explores the ways in which modern political Zionism and Israeli militarism have used the Bible - notably the Book of Joshua and its description of…

    Hardback – 2013-05-01
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  • Land, Credit and Crisis: Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Land, Credit and Crisis

    Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible, 1st Edition

    By Philippe Guillaume

    Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against…

    Paperback – 2012-01-15
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  • The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha book cover

    The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

    1st Edition

    By Laura Feldt

    The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha argues that perspectives drawn from literary-critical theories of the fantastic and fantasy are apt to explore Hebrew Bible religious narratives. The book focuses on the narratives' marvels, monsters, and magic, rather than whether or not…

    Paperback – 2011-11-01
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  • Delivering the Word: Preaching and Exegesis in the Western Christian Tradition book cover

    Delivering the Word

    Preaching and Exegesis in the Western Christian Tradition, 1st Edition

    By William John Lyons, Isabella Sandwell

    Biblical texts have been used consistently in sermons throughout Christian history. Preachers have transformed the texts into an aural experience, using them to evangelize, educate, edify, exhort, or even terrify, their audiences. Sermons have enabled Scripture to be communicated to people from a…

    Hardback – 2011-10-01
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  • The Joy of Kierkegaard: Essays on Kierkegaard as a Biblical Reader book cover

    The Joy of Kierkegaard

    Essays on Kierkegaard as a Biblical Reader, 1st Edition

    By Hugh S. Pyper

    Kierkegaard has often been regarded as a gloomy thinker yet, as an evangelist, his aim was to discover the joy of the truth of Christianity. Both Kierkegaard's belief and his doubt in his own work were the result of his attempt to comprehend the exceptional experiences of biblical characters and to…

    Paperback – 2011-10-01
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  • On the Origins of Judaism book cover

    On the Origins of Judaism

    1st Edition

    By Philip R. Davies

    On the Origins of Judaism examines the formation of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. The book covers a diverse range of themes: the identity of those who produced and canonized the Hebrew Bible and subsequently shaped its interpretation; the significance and impact of Second Isaiah and the…

    Paperback – 2011-06-01
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  • Bible and Justice: Ancient Texts, Modern Challenges book cover

    Bible and Justice

    Ancient Texts, Modern Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Matthew J. M. Coomber

    The Bible contains a variety of passages that defend the poor and champion the cause of the oppressed, but are these ancient texts able to find a voice in confronting injustice in the modern world? 'Bible and Justice' examines the ways in which the Bible can speak to contemporary poverty,…

    Paperback – 2010-12-17
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  • Three Versions of Judas book cover

    Three Versions of Judas

    1st Edition

    By Richard G. Walsh

    Judas Iscariot, known for his betrayal of Jesus, is a key figure in the Gospel narratives. As an insider become outsider, Judas demarcates Christian boundaries of good and evil. 'Three Versions of Judas' examines the role of Judas in Christian myth-making. The book draws on Jorge Luis Borges' "…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
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  • Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context book cover

    Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context

    1st Edition

    By Oral A. W. Thomas

    The Bible is of central importance within Caribbean life but is rarely used as an agent for social change. Caribbean biblical hermeneutics focus more on the meaning of biblical texts for today and less on the context in which the texts themselves were written. 'Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics…

    Paperback – 2010-05-01
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  • Jesus Beyond Nationalism: Constructing the Historical Jesus in a Period of Cultural Complexity book cover

    Jesus Beyond Nationalism

    Constructing the Historical Jesus in a Period of Cultural Complexity, 1st Edition

    By Halvor Moxnes, Ward Blanton, James G. Crossley

    The study of Jesus has rarely looked at its own scholarly context, at how the representation of Jesus might be shaped by those who study him. 'Jesus beyond Nationalism' examines how - since the beginnings of historical Jesus studies in the nineteenth century - representations of Jesus have been…

    Paperback – 2009-11-25
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  • The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud book cover

    The Production of Prophecy

    Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud, 1st Edition

    By Diana Vikander Edelman, Ehud Ben Zvi

    The Persian and Hellenistic periods saw the production and use of a variety of authoritative texts in Israel. 'The Production of Prophecy' brings together a range of influential biblical scholars to examine the construction of prophecy and prophetic books during the Persian period. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2009-09-01
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  • Secularism and Biblical Studies book cover

    Secularism and Biblical Studies

    1st Edition

    By Roland Boer

    What is secular biblical criticism? 'Secularism and Biblical Studies' presents a selection of essays that examine the nature of secular biblical studies and its hermeneutical principles. The essays outline and analyse debates within biblical studies over the issue of secularism and explore the…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
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  • Sex Working and the Bible book cover

    Sex Working and the Bible

    1st Edition

    By Avaren Ipsen

    The Bible contains many stories of prostitution. Feminist and liberation readings of these biblical narratives have often made sex workers invisible. 'Sex Working and the Bible' examines stories of biblical prostitution through the experiences and understanding of sex workers today. The Bible…

    Paperback – 2009-04-01
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  • The Bible Says So!: From Simple Answers to Insightful Understanding book cover

    The Bible Says So!

    From Simple Answers to Insightful Understanding, 1st Edition

    By Edwin D. Freed, Jane F. Roberts

    Is it possible to apply teachings from the Bible to our world today, given the vast differences between biblical times and ours? Biblical passages are often taken out of context and interpreted to support a particular viewpoint or justify a particular action. 'The Bible Says So!' examines the…

    Paperback – 2009-03-12
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  • Jesus in an Age of Terror: Scholarly Projects for a New American Century book cover

    Jesus in an Age of Terror

    Scholarly Projects for a New American Century, 1st Edition

    By James G. Crossley

    New Testament and Christian origins scholarship have historically been influenced by their political and social context. 'Jesus in an Age of Terror' applies the work of critical and media theorists to contemporary Christian origins and New Testament scholarship. Part one examines the influence of…

    Paperback – 2008-10-01
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  • Redrawing the Boundaries: The Date of Early Christian Literature book cover

    Redrawing the Boundaries

    The Date of Early Christian Literature, 1st Edition

    By J. V. M. Sturdy

    Edited by Jonathan Knight

    Was the New Testament written in the early first century CE or at a much later date? Sturdy's work was conceived as a reply to John Robinson's Reading the New Testament, which dated the New Testament material very early. Sturdy argued that the Pauline letters are in places interpolated, Colossians,…

    Paperback – 2008-08-01
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  • Jonah's World: Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story book cover

    Jonah's World

    Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story, 1st Edition

    By Lowell K. Handy

    The story of Jonah, often read as a simple children's story, is a multifaceted and elaborate narrative with serious intent. Treating the biblical book as a fictitious story based on real locations and recognizable persons, 'Jonah's World' examines the background to the story and draws on social…

    Paperback – 2008-01-10
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  • Symposia: Dialogues Concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation book cover

    Symposia

    Dialogues Concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By Roland Boer

    'Symposia' illuminates the central issues and concerns of biblical studies by presenting a series of stories. The model for the stories is the ancient Greek idea of the symposium, a 'sitting down together for the purpose of drinking'. In Plato's writings, the symposium becomes a genre of writing…

    Paperback – 2007-06-05
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  • History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles book cover

    History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles

    1st Edition

    By Ehud Ben Zvi

    History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles presents a new way of approaching this key biblical text, arguing that the Book employs both multiple viewpoints and the knowledge of the past held by its intended readership to reshape social memory and reinforce the authority of God. The…

    Paperback – 2006-05-01
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  • Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible book cover

    Yours Faithfully

    Virtual Letters from the Bible, 1st Edition

    By Philip R. Davies

    'Yours Faithfully' presents an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading scholars imagine correspondence between biblical characters. Each letter conveys the insights that a given character might have and, together, the letters provide a rich sense of the concerns which propel…

    Paperback – 2004-11-01
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