Journal of Biblical Literature

Quarterly journal specializing in academic and biblical scholarship.

Articles from Vol. 121, No. 4, Winter

Ancestral Motifs in 1 Samuel 25: Intertextuality and Characterization
Proquest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted as indicated by ...) While it is rather tenuous to speak of general consensus with respect to virtually every question of interest to biblical studies, several broad areas of agreement seem to have...
Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus: A Re-Examination of the Evidence / Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus / Crossing Galilee: Architectures Of
Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus: A Re-examination of the Evidence, by Jonathan L. Reed. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000. Pp. xiii + 253. $30.00. Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus, by Marianne...
Corinth, the First City of Greece: An Urban History of Late Antique Cult and Religion
Corinth, The First City of Greece: An Urban History of Late Antique Cult and Religion, by Richard M. Rothaus. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 139. Leiden: Brill, 2000. Pp. x + 173. $75.00 (cloth). Readers may well wonder whether a book whose subject...
Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation
Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, ed. John H. Hayes. 2 vols. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999. Pp. 1 + 653; xxxii + 675. $195.00. As everyone in the field of biblical studies has probably noted, ours is a time of dictionaries and encyclopedias (and there...
Experiments to Develop Criteria for Determining the Existence of Written Sources, and Their Potential Implications for the Synoptic Problem
Considerations of oral transmission have long been a staple of Gospel studies.1 The experimental examination of the characteristics of human memory has likewise been a significant part of the academic discipline of psychology IMAGE FORMULA4from its inception.2...
History of Biblical Israel: Major Problems and Minor Issues
History of Biblical Israel: Major Problems and Minor Issues, by Abraham Malamat. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 7. Leiden: Brill, 2001. Pp. xv + 476. $99.00. This collection of twenty-six articles and papers, two of which appear for the...
Matthew 8-20
Matthew 8-20, by Ulrich Luz. Trans. James E. Crouch. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001. Pp. xxxvii +606. $69.00. At long last we have more of Ulrich Luz's brilliant Matthew commentary available in English translation. The history is a little complicated....
Paul and the Salvation of the Individual
Paul and the Salvation of the Individual, by Gary W. Burnett. Biblical Interpretation Series 57. Leiden: Brill, 2001. Pp. vii + 246. $89.00. The purpose of this volume is to redress a perceived imbalance in Pauline scholarship. Burnett believes that...
Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature
Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature, by Paul Hartog. WUNT 2.134. Tubingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2002. Pp. x + 281. EU49.00 (paper). By any standard...
Ringen Um Die Verfassung Judas: Eine Studie Zu De Theologisch-Politischen Vorstellungen Im Esra-Nehemia Buch / the Covenant Renewal in Ezra-Nehemiah (Neh 7:72B-10:40): An Exegetical
(Proquest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted.) Ringers um die Verfassung Judas: Eine Studie zu den theologisch-politischen Vorstellungen im Esra-Nehemia Buch, by Christiane Karrer. BZAW 308. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2001. Pp. x + 488....
The Circumscription of the King: Deuteronomy 17:16-17 in Its Ancient Social Context
The portrait of the king in Deuteronomic law (Deut 17:14-21) presents a distinctive view of kingship and royal authority. The role of a Deuteronomic king is carefully limited in ways that seem to reflect ideological interests. Various literary, redactional,...
The Religion of Paul the Apostle
The Religion of Paul the Apostle, by John Ashton. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2000. Pp. x + 261. $28.50 The Oxford scholar John Ashton is well known for his work on the Fourth Gospel. With this book, Ashton turns his attention to Paul. Ashton...
What's in a Name? Neo-Assyrian Designations for the Northern Kingdom and Their Implications for Israelite History and Biblical Interpretation
Nearly a decade ago, Israel Ephcal published a brief study that examined some of the Assyrian designations for the northern kingdom in the ninth and eighth centuries B.C.E.1 He operated with the basic claim that the Neo-Assyrian designations reflect...
Wisdom for the Perfect: Paul's Challenge to the Corinthian Church (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)
ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign Text Omitted What was at stake when the church in Corinth was divided? Abandoning the older quest for a Corinthian heresy, recent studies have rightly tended to understand the factions in Corinth against the...