Journal of Biblical Literature

Quarterly journal specializing in academic and biblical scholarship.

Articles from Vol. 125, No. 1, Spring

A Guide to the Understanding of the Bible: The Development of Ideas within the Old and New Testaments
JBL 6s (1946): 203-8 A Guide to the Understanding of the Bible: the Development of Ideas within the Old and New Testaments, by Harry Emerson Fosdick. New York: Harper, 1938. Pp. xvi + 348. $3.00.[Owing to the intervention of the war, the review was not...
Blake's Review of "Hebrew Grammar: A New Approach," by A. Sperber
JBL 63 (i944): 438-39Blake's Review of "Hebrew Grammar: A New Approach," by A. SperberIn a recent issue of JBL (63 [1944] 195-9), Professor Frank R. Blake wrote a scathing review of Dr. Alexander Sperber's New Approach to Hebrew Grammar, which also appeared...
Book Reviews in the Journal of Biblical Literature 125 Years in Retrospect
In his presidential address to the Society of Biblical Literature delivered at Haverford College on December 26, 1916, Morris Jastrow (1861-1922) reflected on the role of the critic ("Constructive Elements in the Critical Study of the Old Testament,"...
Catholic or Catholic? Biblical Scholarship at the Center
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church gives five definitions of the word "catholic": (1) universal, not local; (2) orthodox, not heretical; (3) the undivided church before 1054; (4) from 1054 to the sixteenth century, not Orthodox; (5) Western,...
Die Ursprünge Des Israelitischen Rechts
JBL 55 (1936): 164-69 Die Ursprünge des israelitischen Rechts, by Albrecht Alt, Berichte der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Phil-hist. Klasse, 86, No. 1, Leipzig, 1934.Multum in parvo! In the monograph before us Professor Alt of Leipzig, Kittel's...
Editorial Reflections
The general editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature is appropriately an invisible presence to the readers of the Journal. The Journal would not exist without the work of the editor, but that work is always behind the scenes. Most readers are not...
Family II and the Codex Alexandrinus
JBL 56 (1937) =57-6o Family II and the Codex Alexandrinus. The Text according to Mark, by Silva Lake, [Studies and Documents V] Christophers, London, 1937.For many years Mrs. Lake has been engaged in the study of the text of the New Testament, and is...
Novum Testamentum Graece/Critique Textuelle II, Critique Rationelle/A Greek Fragment of Tatian's Diatessaron from Dura/Studies and Documents III/The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri/A Third Century Papyrus Codex of the Epistles of Paul/Fragments of an Unknown Gospel
JBL 55 (1936) :95-100 Novum Testamentum Graece, S. E. C. Legg, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1935.Critique Textuelle II, Critique Rationelle, Father M.-J. Lagrange O. P., Gabalda and Co., Paris, 1935.A Greek Fragment of Tatian's Diatessaron from Dura, C....
Paul, Man of Conflict
JBL 60 (1941): 77-79 Paul, Man of Conflict, by Donald Wayne Riddle, Nashville, Cokesbury, 1940, pp. 244, $2.00.A reviewer who has read other reviews of the book assigned is at a disadvantage. The situation is not unlike that of the student in English...
Presidential Address
President of the Society of Biblical Literature 2005Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical LiteratureNovember 19, 2005Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaIntroduction given by Robert A. Kraft, Vice President, Society of Biblical LiteratureIt would perhaps be...
Presidential Addresses of the Society of Biblical Literature: A Quasquicentennial Review
Members of the guild who have served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature comprise an exclusive fraternity.1 They enjoy the respect of their peers on account of their contributions to the discipline. In their official capacity, they also...
Sprüche Salomos/Proverbiastudien
JBL 57 (1938): 432-34 Sprüche Salomos, by B. Gemser. Handbuch zum Alien Testament. Erste Reihe, 16. Tubingen, J. C. B. Mohr-P. Siebeck, 1937, pp. 85, M. 3.80.Proverbiastudien, by Gustav Bostrom. Lunds Universitets Arsskrift, N.f. Avd. 1, Bd. 30, Nr....
Two Books on the Psalms
JBL 57 (1938): 428-31TWO BOOKS ON THE PSALMSThree distinct stages may be recognized in the history of higher criticism as applied to the Psalter. In the first, the headings of the Psalms were taken at their face value; expressions involving a personal...
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