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  • Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

    By Russell E. Gmirkin

    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26
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  • Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power book cover

    Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age

    An Anthropology of Politics and Power

    By Emanuel Pfoh

    Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age presents an explicitly anthropological perspective on politics and social relationships. An anthropological reading of the textual and epigraphic remains of the time allows us to see how power was constructed and political subordination was practised and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
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  • The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestine: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestine

    Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

    By Emanuel Pfoh

    Taking advantage of critical methodology for history-writing and the use of anthropological insights and ethnographic data from the modern Middle East, this study aims at providing new understandings on the emergence of Israel in ancient Palestine and the socio-political dynamics at work in the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
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  • History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After

    History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity"

    Changing Perspectives 6

    Edited by Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson

    In History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue that a ‘crisis’ broke in the 1970s, when several new studies of biblical history and archaeology were published, questioning the historical-critical method of biblical scholarship. The crisis formed the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
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  • Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing Perspectives 7 book cover

    Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity

    Changing Perspectives 7

    Edited by Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson

    Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the ‘deconstructive’ side of literary criticism that emerged from…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
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  • The Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament: A Study of Aetiological Narratives book cover

    The Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament

    A Study of Aetiological Narratives

    By Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano, Jacek Laskowski

    'Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament' examines the biblical narratives which describe the origins of holy places. It argues for the Hellenistic origin or redaction of most of these narratives. Three central questions are addressed: are there common features in biblical accounts about…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Japheth ben Ali's Book of Jeremiah: A Critical Edition and Linguistic Analysis of the Judaeo-Arabic Translation book cover

    Japheth ben Ali's Book of Jeremiah

    A Critical Edition and Linguistic Analysis of the Judaeo-Arabic Translation

    By Joshua A. Sabih

    This volume deals with three themes: medieval Judaism, Arabic and Hebrew sociolinguistics, and Arabic Bible translation. Within Medieval Judaism, the Karaite Jews became a prosperous community under the banners of Islam. One of the most salient signs of the Karaite community's strength and internal…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels book cover

    Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

    By Finn Damgaard

    Peter is a fascinating character in all four canonical gospels, not only as a literary figure in each of the gospels respectively, but also when looked at from an intertextual perspective. This book examines how Peter is rewritten for each of the gospels, positing that the different portrayals of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
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  • Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Myths of Exile

    History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

    By Anne Katrine Gudme, Ingrid Hjelm

    The Babylonian exile in 587-539 BCE is frequently presented as the main explanatory factor for the religious and literary developments found in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer number of both ‘historical’ and narrative exiles confirms that the theme of exile is of great importance in the Hebrew Bible.…

    Hardback – 2015-06-22
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  • Representing Zion: Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament book cover

    Representing Zion

    Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament

    By Frederik Poulsen

    The prophetic books of the Old Testament offer a fascinating collection of oracles, poetic images, and theological ideas. Among the most prominent themes are those of judgment and salvation, especially concerning the fate of Zion. This place, where the people of God dwell, is alternately presented…

    Hardback – 2014-09-30
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  • Changing Perspectives 1: Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel book cover

    Changing Perspectives 1

    Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel

    By John Van Seters

    The volume brings together forty years of agenda-setting scholarship in Israelite and Judean history. The historical essays gathered here were among the first to raise serious questions about the "patriarchal age", the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and the temple of Solomon. The…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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  • Biblical Studies and the Failure of History: Changing Perspectives 3 book cover

    Biblical Studies and the Failure of History

    Changing Perspectives 3

    By Niels Peter Lemche

    Until the 1970s biblical studies belonged to the historical-critical school and had reached a point where all problems were believed to have been solved. Then all assumptions began to be turned on their head. Previously, historical studies constituted the backbone of biblical studies; now, every…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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  • Is This Not The Carpenter?: The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus book cover

    Is This Not The Carpenter?

    The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus

    Edited by Thomas L. Thompson, Thomas S. Verenna

    The historicity of Jesus is now widely accepted and hardly questioned by most scholars. But this assumption disarms biblical texts of much of their power by privileging an historical interpretation which effectively sweeps aside much theological speculation and allusion. Furthermore, the assumption…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
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  • The Bible and Hellenism: Greek Influence on Jewish and Early Christian Literature book cover

    The Bible and Hellenism

    Greek Influence on Jewish and Early Christian Literature

    Edited by Thomas L. Thompson, Philippe Wajdenbaum

    Did the Bible only take its definitive form after Alexander conquered the Near East, after the Hellenisation of the Samaritans and Jews, and after the founding of the great library of Alexandria? The Bible and Hellenism takes up one of the most pressing and controversial questions of Bible Studies…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28
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  • The Expression Son of Man and the Development of Christology: A History of Interpretation book cover

    The Expression Son of Man and the Development of Christology

    A History of Interpretation

    By Mogens Muller

    'Son of Man' is practically the only self-designation employed by Jesus himself in the gospels, but is used in such a way that no hint is left of any particular theological significance. Still, during the first many centuries of the church, the expression as it was reused was given content, first…

    Paperback – 2013-09-30
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  • Rethinking Biblical Scholarship: Changing Perspectives 4 book cover

    Rethinking Biblical Scholarship

    Changing Perspectives 4

    By Philip R. Davies

    "Rethinking Biblical Scholarship" brings together seminal essays to provide readers with an assessment of the archaeological and exegetical research which has transformed the discipline of biblical studies over the last two decades. The essays focus on history and historiography, exploring how…

    Hardback – 2013-09-01
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  • Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History: Changing Perspectives 2 book cover

    Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History

    Changing Perspectives 2, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas L. Thompson

    Modern biblical scholarship's commitment to the historical-critical method in its efforts to write a history of Israel has created the central and unavoidable problem of writing an objective and critical history of Palestine through the biblical literature with the methods of Biblical Archaeology.…

    Hardback – 2013-01-01
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  • Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Argonauts of the Desert

    Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

    By Philippe Wajdenbaum

    'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used…

    Hardback – 2011-10-01
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