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  • 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 – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Fatal Obedience

    The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom

    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 – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • 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

  • 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

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