Old Testament & Hebrew Bible Products

  • Jeremiah in History and Tradition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jim West, Niels Peter Lemche

    Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction and feminist criticism as well as the history of its reception. The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality and…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Christian Theological Tradition

    4th Edition

    Edited by Mark McInroy, Michael J. Hollerich

    The fourth edition of The Christian Theological Tradition provides students with essential theological knowledge of key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and of Christianity's multifaceted encounter with Western culture. Historically arranged, the textbook addresses major…

    Paperback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge

  • The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths

    Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods, 1st Edition

    By John Heath

    The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths explores and compares the most influential sets of divine myths in Western culture: the Homeric pantheon and Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament. Heath argues that not only does the God of the Old Testament bear a striking resemblance…

    Hardback – 2019-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Children in the Bible and the Ancient World

    Comparative and Historical Methods in Reading Ancient Children, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shawn W. Flynn

    The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Beyond Orality

    Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Vayntrub

    Central to understanding the prophecy and prayer of the Hebrew Bible are the unspoken assumptions that shaped them—their genres. Modern scholars describe these works as “poetry,” but there was no corresponding ancient Hebrew term or concept. Scholars also typically assume it began as “oral…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate, 1st Edition

    By Adriane Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Bible: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By John Barton

    The Bible: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives, and images. This guide skilfully addresses both aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible

    A Theoretical, Exegetical and Theological Survey, 1st Edition

    By Brian Rainey

    Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible looks at some of the Bible’s most hostile and violent anti-foreigner texts and raises critical questions about how students of the Bible and ancient Near East should grapple with "ethnicity" and "foreignness" conceptually, hermeneutically and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Greek Myth and the Bible

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Louden

    Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible

    The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms, 1st Edition

    By Amy Kalmanofsky

    Though the Hebrew Bible often reflects and constructs a world that privileges men, many of its narratives play extensively with the gender norms of the society in which they were written. Drawing from feminist, masculinity and queer studies, Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible uses close literary…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Discovering Babylon

    1st Edition

    By Rannfrid Thelle

    This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th…

    Hardback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

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