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Theme of the Month: Biblical Studies

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Explore our range of Biblical Studies titles with this range of recent titles. These title range from textual analysis to studies of the cultures and archaeology of the biblical world, and the infamous figure of Herod - the first title in our new Ancient Biographies series.

Biblical Studies

  • Judaism and the Economy

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Michael L. Satlow

    Judaism and the Economy is an edited collection of sixty-nine Jewish texts relating to economic issues such as wealth, poverty, inequality, charity, and the charging of interest. The passages cover the period from antiquity to the present, and represent many different genres. Primarily fresh…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30
    Routledge

  • Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel

    Advancing Gender Studies in the Hebrew Bible

    By Brian Charles DiPalma

    In this volume, Brian Charles DiPalma examines masculinities in the court tales of Daniel as a test case for issues facing the burgeoning area of gender studies in the Hebrew Bible. In doing so, it both analyses how the court tales of Daniel portray the characters in terms of configurations of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Baal and the Politics of Poetry

    By Aaron Tugendhaft

    Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • Rome and Judaea

    International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

    By Linda Zollschan

    Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Rewriting Ancient Jewish History

    The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method

    By Amram Tropper

    Half a century ago, the primary contours of the history of the Jews in Roman times were not subject to much debate. This standard account collapsed, however, when a handful of insights undermined the traditional historical method, the method long enlisted by historians for eliciting facts from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Biblical World

    Edited by John Barton

    The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible. It presents the fruits of years of specialist study in an accessible form, and is essential reading for anyone who reads the Bible and would like to know more about how and why it came…

    Paperback – 2004-07-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • The Israelites

    An Introduction

    By Antony Kamm

    Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135. Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman…

    Paperback – 1999-07-29
    Routledge
    Peoples of the Ancient World

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Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel, examines these tales as a test case for issues facing the burgeoning area of gender studies in the Hebrew Bible. It is of interest not only to scholars working on Daniel, but also biblical scholars studying gender in the Hebrew Bible more broadly.

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