Like clockwork, the latest Review of Biblical Literature has appeared and there are a few reviews of books in the area of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and cognate disciplines — though pickings are a bit sparse this week. I would recommend the work on John Allegro — he was truly an interesting character in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the biography by his daughter is a facinating read. Magic mushrooms anyone?
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
- Carasik, Michael (ed. and trans.), The Commentators’ Bible: The JPS Miqra’OT Gedolot: Exodus. Reviewed by Adele Berlin
- Kiuchi, Nobuyoshi, A Study of HÌ£Ä?tÌ£Ä?â€™ and HÌ£atÌ£tÌ£Ä?â€™t in Leviticus 4-5. Reviewed by Reinhard Achenbach
- Matthews, Victor H. and James C. Moyer, The Old Testament: Text and Context. Reviewed by Phillip Camp
Second Temple Studies
- Brown, Judith Anne, John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Reviewed by Jason Kalman and Tobias Nicklas