Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (26 September 2005)

The latest Review of Biblical Literature is now out and has some interesting reviews relating to the Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls. Especially noteworthy considering the recent interest in historiography among bibliobloggers is a favourable review of Kofoed’s Text and History: Historiography and the Study of the Biblical Text. The review itself is fair and highlights some of the weaknesses of Kofoed’s work. That being said, that Kofoed’s work “represents a substantial effort toward ending the impasse that has gripped the debate over the use of biblical texts in the study of the history of ancient Israel” is a bit ambitious. As evidenced in the recent discussion on the Biblical Studies discussion list, the impasse is still alive and well. Also worthy of mention are the reviews of Vermes’s recent work, which is a collection of his essays on the New Testament and Qumran.

  • Carol M. Kaminski,From Noah to Israel: Realization of the Primaeval Blessing After the Flood. Reviewed by Martin Leuenberger
  • Jens Bruun Kofoed,Text and History: Historiography and the Study of the Biblical Text. Reviewed by D. Matthew Stith
  • Jack R. Lundbom,Jeremiah 37-52. Reviewed by John Engle
  • Thomas Römer, Jean-Daniel Macchi, and Christophe Nihan, eds., Introduction a l’Ancien Testament. Reviewed by Andre Lemaire
  • Louis Stulman, Jeremiah. Reviewed by Carolyn Sharp
  • Nancy Calvert-Koyzis, Paul, Monotheism and the People of God: The Significance of Abraham Traditions for Early Judaism and Christianity. Reviewed by Chris Smith
  • David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., The Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellensitic Judaism: Volume XVI 2004. Reviewed by Michele Murray
  • James M. Scott, On Earth as in Heaven: The Restoration of Sacred Time and Sacred Space in the Book of Jubilees. Reviewed by Meir Bar-Ilan
  • Geza Vermes, Scrolls, Scriptures and Early Christianity. Reviewed by Tobias Nicklas and Thomas Kraus.
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