Journal of Biblical Literature

Quarterly journal specializing in academic and biblical scholarship.

Articles from Vol. 130, No. 3, Fall

Aaron and the Golden Calf in the Rhetoric of the Pentateuch
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In the Pentateuch, the contrast between legal or instructional material, on the one hand, and stories, on the other, is nowhere more stark than in the relationship between the story of the golden calf...
Eschatology and the Emotions in Early Christianity
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. The Emotions: A Missing Element in the Study of Early ChristianityAcademic interest in the study of the emotions has grown considerably in recent years. Already an obvious focus of research for the...
"Examined the Scriptures"? the Meaning of ... in Acts 17:11
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Discussions about Paul's use of Scripture have focused significant attention on the question of literacy rates and access to scrolls and other manuscripts in ancient synagogues and the early church.1...
Ezekiel's Oracles against the Nations in Light of a Royal Ideology of Warfare
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Over the last few decades a steady stream of scholarship has argued for a mythological background to the oracles against the nations (OANs) in the book of Ezekiel.1 Very few studies, however, have attempted...
Gentile Christians, Exile, and Return in 5 Ezra 1:35-40
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)5 Ezra is a short, early Christian writing of the second or third century that is a thinly veiled supersessionist tract. Pseudepigraphically ascribed to the biblical Ezra, the work describes God's decision...
Historical-Allusional Dating and the Similitudes of Enoch
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In 1909, Léon Gry entitled one of his series of articles on the Similitudes of Enoch with the seemingly simple question: "Quand furent composées les Paraboles d'Hénoch?"1 In the century since, despite...
Homeric and Ancient near Eastern Intertextuality in 1 Samuel 17
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Julia Kristeva, the philosopher and literary critic who advanced the concept of intertextuality and coined the term, once opined that "any text is the absorption and transformation of another."1Hyperbolic...
How Typical a Roman Prostitute Is Revelation's "Great Whore"?
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)John of Revelation famously introduces the woman Babylon as a ... ("Come, I will show you the judgment of the great ...," 17:2; cf. 17:5, 15-16; 19:2). But would early readers or hearers of Revelation...
Peddling Scents: Merchandise and Meaning in 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Scholars have long puzzled over the diction and imagery that Paul employs in 2 Cor 2:14-17, where, from an attempt to account for his prior travels, he shifts abruptly into a prayer of thanksgiving.14But...
The Ambiguous Details in the Blasphemer Narrative: Sources and Redaction in Leviticus 24:10-23
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. Leviticus 24:10-23 in the Context of the Holiness Code and Related TextsLeviticus 24:10-23 is the lone narrative in the otherwise exclusively legislative Holiness Code (H; Leviticus 17-26) about a...
The Architriklinos at Cana
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Translators have chosen a variety of terms to render the Greek determinative compound ... from the second chapter of the Gospel of John (2:8 and 9). The term is a title of some sort applied to an individual...
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