Journal of Biblical Literature

Quarterly journal specializing in academic and biblical scholarship.

Articles from Vol. 130, No. 1, Spring

A Rejoinder concerning 1 Samuel 1:11
Michael Carasik, in his article "Why Did Hannah Ask for 'Seed of Men'?" (JBL 129, no. 3 [2010]: 433-36), refers to the expression My#n) (rz in 1 Sam 1:11 as "difficult . . . an artifact" (p. 435) and as an "absurd phrase" (p. 436), which leads him to...
CTH 133 and the Hittite Provenance of Deuteronomy 13
For over forty years the dominant view in scholarship has been that Deuteronomy 13 is a composition of the seventh century B.C.E. Remarkable similarities of language and norms exist between the apostasy laws of Deuteronomy 13 and the disloyalty provisions...
Eating with Honor: The Corinthian Lord's Supper in Light of Voluntary Association Meal Practices
There has been increasing recognition by scholars studying the Greco-Roman world of the first century that a larger database of meal practices is desirable for understanding the social banqueting practices behind Paul's words concerning the Corinthian...
Interpreters-Enslaving/Enslaved/Runagate
The colonial world is a Manichean world.-Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the EarthBig Jim Todd was a slick black buckLaying low in the mud and muckOf Pondy Woods when the sun went downIn gold, and the buzzards tilted downA windless vortex to the black-gum...
Presidential Address
President of the Society of Biblical Literature 2010Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical LiteratureNovember 20, 2010Atlanta, GeorgiaIntroduction given by Carol NewsomVice President, Society of Biblical LiteratureI first met Vincent Wimbush long...
The "Discovered Book" and the Legitimation of Josiah's Reform
The story of the book (or scroll) discovered in the course of the temple restoration at Jerusalem holds a central place in the description of Josiah's reform (2 Kings 22-23). In a dissertation written in 1805, W. M. L. de Wette identified the "Book of...