Religion: Old Testament & Hebrew Bible

  • Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity book cover

    Being a Man

    Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ilona Zsolnay

    Being a Man is a formative work which reveals the myriad and complex negotiations for constructions of masculine identities in the greater ancient Near East and beyond. Through a juxtaposition of studies into Neo-Assyrian artistic representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees book cover

    The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship book cover

    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

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors: Strangers at the Gate book cover

    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

  • Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible: The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms book cover

    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

  • Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity book cover

    Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

    Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    BibleWorld

  • David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History book cover

    David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History, 1st Edition

    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

  • Theologies of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals book cover

    Theologies of Creation

    Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals, 1st Edition

    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

  • Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Sacred Enigmas

    Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible, 1st Edition

    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 book cover

    The Rebellion of Absalom

    1st Edition

    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

  • Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy: 750-500 BCE book cover

    Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy

    750-500 BCE, 1st Edition

    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

  • The Book of Judges book cover

    The Book of Judges

    1st Edition

    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

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