Books Received

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SCRIPTURAL STUDIES

Allen, Leslie C., and Timothy S. Laniak. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. New International Biblical Commentary. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2003. Pp. xiv + 290. $11.95.

Bailey, Kenneth E. Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity, 2003. Pp. 225. $17.

Balentine, Samuel E. Leviticus. Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. Pp. xv + 220. $24.95.

Barton, John. Understanding Old Testament Ethics: Approaches and Explorations. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003. Pp. xi + 212. $24.95.

Brown, John Pairman. Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003. Pp. xiv + 229. $22.

Brown, William P. Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. Pp. xiii + 274. $24.95.

Brunson, Andrew C. Psalm 118 in the Gospel of John: An Intertextual Study on the New Exodus Pattern in the Theology of John. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; 2. Reihe, vol. 158. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003. Pp. xiv + 451. [pounds sterling]69.

Carroll, Mark Daniel. Amos--The Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. Pp. xiv + 224. $32.95.

Carter, Warren. Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. xiii + 162. $14.95.

Classen, Carl Joachim. Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, vol. 128. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000. Pp. vii + 202. [pounds sterling]74.

Das, A. Andrew, and Frank J. Matera, ed. The Forgotten God: Perspectives in Biblical Theology: Essays in Honor of Paul J. Achtemeier on the Occasion of His Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. Pp. xv + 300. $25.95.

Dever, William G. Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Pp. xi + 268. $25.

Dunn, James D. G. Jesus Remembered. Christianity in the Making, vol. 1. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Pp. xvii + 1019. $55.

Gillman, Florence Morgan. Herodias: At Home in That Fox's Den. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. xxii + 136. $14.95.

Green, Barbara. King Saul's Asking. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. xxii + 129. $14.95.

Green, Barbara, Carleen Mandolfo, and Catherine M. Murphy. From Earth's Creation to John's Revelation: The Interfaces Biblical Storyline Companion. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. vi + 68. $7.95.

Hahn, Johannes, ed. Zerstorungen des Jerusalemer Tempels: Geschehen-Wahrnehmung--Bewaltigung. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, vol. 147. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002. Pp. viii + 279. [pounds sterling]89.

Harland, Philip A. Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003. Pp. xv + 399. $22.

Hempel, Charlotte, Armin Lange, and Hermann Lichtenberger, ed. The Wisdom Texts from Qumran and the Development of Sapiential Thought. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, vol. 159. Leuven: Peeters, 2002. Pp. xi + 502. [pounds sterling]80.

Hengel, Martin, and Anna Maria Schwemer. Der Messianische Anspruch Jesu und die Anfange der Christologie. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, vol. 138. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001. Pp. xv + 267. [pounds sterling]49.

Hens-Piazza, Gina. Nameless, Blameless, and without Shame: Two Cannibal Mothers before a King. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. xiii + 136. $14.95.

Kaltner, John. Inquiring of Joseph: Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur'an. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003. Pp. xx + 132. $14.95.

King, Karen L. What Is Gnosticism? Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 2003. …