Journal of Biblical Literature

Quarterly journal specializing in academic and biblical scholarship.

Articles from Vol. 125, No. 4, Winter

Analogical Reasoning in Romans 7:2-4: A Woman and the Believers in Rome
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)At the beginning of Romans 7, Paul narrates a brief story about a man who, by his death, liberates a woman from the law that had governed his life. Paul uses this story to illustrate his...
Blood Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: Meaning and Power/Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism/Reading Ritual: Leviticus in Postmodern Culture/Wholly Woman, Holy Blood: A Feminist Critique of Purity and Impurity
Blood Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: Meaning and Power, by William K. Gilders. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2004. Pp. 272. $55.00 (hardcover). ISBN 0801879930.Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study...
Did Paul Loathe Manual Labor? Revisiting the Work of Ronald F. Hock on the Apostle's Tentmaking and Social Class
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)According to Acts 18:3, Paul, along with Aquila and Priscilla, was a ... by trade. Although this specific claim is not corroborated by Paul in his letters, interpreters tend to...
Die Antike Historiographie Und Die Anfänge der Christlichen Geschichtsschreibung
Die antike Historiographie und die Anfänge der christlichen Geschichtsschreibung, edited by Eve-Marie Becker. BZNW 129. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2005. Pp. xiii + 308. euro88.00/$123.50 (hardcover). ISBN 9783110182088.This collection of essays...
My Name Is 'Legion': Palestinian Judaic Traditions in Mark 5:1-20 and Other Gospel Texts/Matthew 1-2 and the Virginal Conception in Light of Palestinian and Hellenistic Judaic Traditions on the Birth of Israel's First Redeemer Moses/Imagery of Triumph and Rebellion in 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 and Elsewhere in the Epistle: An Example of the Combination of Greco-Roman and Judaic Traditions in the Apostle Paul
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)My Name is 'Legion': Palestinian Judaic Traditions in Mark 5:1-20 and Other Gospel Texts, by Roger David Aus. Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003....
Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present/Studies in Matthew
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present, by Dale C. Allison, Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005. Pp. 288. $34.99 (hardcover). ISBN 0801027918.Studies in Matthew,...
Taming the Shrew, Shrike, and Shrimp: The Form and Function of Zoological Classification in Psalm 8
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)I. THE PROBLEM OF AUTHORITYPsalm 8:7 (Eng. 6) states that God has given human beings the task of ruling over all things. Psalm 8:8-9 (Eng. 7-8) then mentions several types of animals,...
The Provenance of the Pseudepigrapha: Jewish, Christian, or Other?
The Provenance of the Pseudepigrapha: Jewish, Christian, or Other? by James R. Davila. JSJSup 105. Leiden: Brill, 2006. Pp. vi + 278. $142.00 (hardcover). ISBN 9004137521.This innovative work by James Davila focuses on the tricky problem of the religious...
The So-Called Deuteronomistic History: A Sociological, Historical, and Literary Introduction
The So-Called Deuteronomistic History: A Sociological, Historical, and Literary Introduction, by Thomas Romer. London: T&T Clark, 2006. Pp. x + 202. $100.00. (hardcover). ISBN 0567040224.For some time now there has been a need for an up-to-date,...
What Becomes of the Angels' "Wives"? A Text-Critical Study of 1 Enoch 19:2
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)It has long been noted that the Enochic corpus preserves a distinctive story concerning the origin of evil, an account that is known only partially from Genesis 6.1 Enochic works...
Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature
Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature, by David M. Carr. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. xiv + 330. $65.00 (hardcover). ISBN 0195172973This is a remarkable analysis and critical discussion of the...