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  • Epistemology and Biblical Theology

    From the Pentateuch to Mark’s Gospel

    By Dru Johnson

    Epistemology and Biblical Theology pursues a coherent theory of knowledge as described across the Pentateuch and Mark's Gospel. As a work from the emerging field of philosophical criticism, this volume explores in each biblical text both narrative and paraenesis to assess what theory of knowledge…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Cain, Abel, and the Politics of God

    An Agambenian reading of Genesis 4:1-16

    By Julián Andrés González Holguín

    The Genesis story of Cain’s murder of Abel is often told as a simplistic contrast between the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This book subverts that reading of the Biblical text by utilising Giorgio Agamben’s concepts of homo sacer, the state of exception and the idea of sovereignty to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate

    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.…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • 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

  • Noah as Antihero

    Darren Aronofsky’s Cinematic Deluge

    Edited by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, Jon Morgan

    This collection of essays by biblical scholars is the first book-length treatment of the 2014 film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film has proved to be of great interest to scholars working on the interface between the Bible and popular culture, not only because it was heralded as the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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

  • Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible

    The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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