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  • 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 – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

    Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15
    Routledge
    BibleWorld

  • David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Theologies of Creation

    Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals

    Edited by Thomas Jay Oord

    Humans have long wondered about the origin of the universe. And such questions are especially alive today as physicists offer metaphysical theories to account for the emergence of creation. Theists have attributed the universe’s origin to divine activity, and many have said God created something…

    Paperback – 2014-10-02
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Sacred Enigmas

    Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible

    By Stephen Geller

    Sacred Enigmas assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew Bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of biblical religion through detailed literary analyses of key texts, presented in English…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge

  • The Rebellion of Absalom

    By Keith Bodner

    With extraordinary range and literary energy, the story of Absalom’s rebellion in 2 Samuel ranks as the most elaborate and extensively narrated internal political event in the Hebrew Bible, complete with a host of scandalous and sordid events: illicit sex, murder, cover-up, petty crime, to name a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-18
    Routledge

  • Ancient Near East: The Basics

    By Daniel C. Snell

    Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent…

    Paperback – 2013-06-17
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy

    750-500 BCE

    By David Aberbach

    Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy is a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old…

    Paperback – 2011-11-11
    Routledge

  • Who's Who in the Old Testament

    2nd Edition

    By Joan Comay

    Who's Who in the Old Testament brings vividly to life the thousands of characters in the Old Testament, and provides:* nearly 3000 extensive entries covering every character* detailed biographical information on each character, including exactly where to find them in the Bible* the complete…

    Paperback – 2001-10-04
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Old Testament Readings

  • Genesis

    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
    Routledge
    Old Testament Readings

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