Old Testament Readings

  • The Book of Judges book cover

    The Book of Judges

    By Marc Zvi Brettler

    The Book of Judges has typically been treated either as a historical account of the conquest of Israel and the rise of the monarch, or as an ancient Israelite work of literary fiction. In this new approach, Brettler contends that Judges is essentially a political tract, which argues for the…

    Paperback – 2001-08-23
    Old Testament Readings

  • Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity book cover


    Procreation and the Politics of Identity

    By Mark G. Brett

    Combining insights from social and literary theory as well as traditional historical studies, Mark Brett argues that the first book of the Bible can be read as resistance literature.Placing the theological text firmly within its socio-political context, he shows that the editors of Genesis were…

    Paperback – 2000-07-20
    Old Testament Readings

  • Psalms book cover


    By Alastair G. Hunter

    Psalms examines the nature of the Psalms as a text in English, dealing specifically with the problem of translation and various aspects of the 'techniques' on reading, with relation to traditional approaches within Biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. Alastair Hunter also outlines a…

    Paperback – 1999-07-22
    Old Testament Readings

  • Ezra-Nehemiah book cover


    By Lester L. Grabbe

    In this provocative study, Lester Grabbe presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah with the combination of a literary and historical approach. Lester Grabbe challenges commonly held assumptions about Joshua and Zerubbabel, the initial resettlement of land after the exile, the figure of Ezra and…

    Paperback – 1998-07-09
    Old Testament Readings