Books Received-2012

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Bakhos, Carol and M. Rahim Shayegan, eds. The Talmud in Its Iranian Context. TSAJ 135. Pp. xviii + 270. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010. Cloth, [euro]89,00. $117.84.

Bartholomew, Craig G. and David J. H. Beldman, eds. Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address. Pp. xvii + 475. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Paper, $20.00.

Baskin, Judith R., ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture. Pp. xlvii + 716. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Cloth, $250.00.

Bodner, Keith. Jeroboam's Royal Drama. Biblical Refigurations. Pp. x + 167. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Paper, $27.95.

Boyarin, Jonathan. Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side. Pp. xii + 209. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011. Cloth, $24.95.

Carr, David M. The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction. Pp. xii + 524. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Cloth, $74.00.

Cohen, Shaye J. D. The Significance of Yavneh and Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism. TSAJ 136. Pp. xv + 614. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010. Cloth, [euro]169,00. $223.80. Dever, William G. The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect. Pp. x + 436. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Paper, $25.00.

Florentin, Moshe, ed. [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Samaritan elegies: A collection of lamentations, admonitions, and poems of praising God). Pp. 268. Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 2012. Cloth.

Gerstenberger, Erhard S. Israel in the Persian Period: The Fifth and Fourth Centuries b.c.e. Translated by Siegfried S. Schatzmann. Biblical Encyclopedia 8. Pp. xviii + 575. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011. Paper, $65.95.

Grumberg, Karen. Place and Ideology in Contemporary Hebrew Literature. Pp. xiv + 287. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. Cloth, $39.95.

Henze, Matthias, ed. A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism. Pp. xv + 568. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Paper, $50.00.

Joosten, Jan. The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew: A New Synthesis Elaborated on the Basis of Classical Prose. Jerusalem Biblical Studies 10. Pp. viii + 507. Jerusalem: Simor, 2012. Cloth, $75.00.

Kalimi, Isaac, ed. Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies. Pp. xii + 276. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2012. Cloth, $49.50.

Kaminsky, Joel S. and Joel N. Lohr. The Torah: A Beginner's Guide. Pp. xi + 200. Oxford: Oneworld, 2011. Paper, $14.95.

Klawans, Jonathan. Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism. Pp. xiv + 373. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, $74.00.

Kraus, Helen. Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4. Oxford Theological Monographs. Pp. xiii + 242. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Cloth, $125.00.

Lasine, Stuart. Weighing Hearts: Character, Judgment, and the Ethics of Reading the Bible. By Stuart Lasine. LHBOTS 568. Pp. xviii + 302. New York: T & T Clark, 2012. Cloth, $160.00.

Marks, Herbert, ed. The English Bible: The King James Version, The Old Testament. New York: W. W. Norton. Pp. xxviii + 2274 + maps. Paper, $22.50.

Matt, Daniel C. The Zohar: Translation and Commentary. Vol. 6. Pritzker Edition. Pp. xii + 452. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. Cloth, $55.00.

Mintz, Alan. Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture. Pp. xviii + 521. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. Cloth, $65.00.

Neusner, Jacob. Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism. Studies in Judaism. Pp. vii + 188. Lanham: University Press of America, 2012. Paper.

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