Category Archives: Reviews & Notices

Latest in the Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Vol 38)

The latest Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Vol. 38, 2005) is out (I actually received the volume a while back, but have not had a chance to finish the post). This is an excellent issue, … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries (14:1)

The latest volume of Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume 14, Issue 1) is out. There are a number of interesting articles in it, including the one by Barzilai. The contents are as follows: Barzilai, Gabriel. “Incidental Biblical Exegesis in the Qumran … Continue reading

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Anne Rice’s Adolescent Jesus

I received a kind email the other day from the novelist Anne Rice. It appears that she came to my site looking for information on recent manuscript finds in Israel and wanted to convey thanks for my “interesting articles on … Continue reading

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From Potties to Potty-Mouths: Classical Swearing

There is an interesting article on profanity in classical authors by Barry Baldwin over at Shatter Colors Literary Review. The article, “Classical Swearing: A Vade-Mecum,” surveys the history of swearing in classical times. Here is an excerpt: You might expect … Continue reading

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Latest in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Some new articles and book reviews have been uploaded to the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. The following article has been added: William K. Gilders, “Why Does Eleazar Sprinkle the Red Cow Blood? Making Sense of a Biblical Ritual,” Journal of … Continue reading

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Kugel on Jacob

James Kugel’s new book, The Ladder of Jacob: Ancient Interpretations of the Biblical Story of Jacob and His Children (Princeton University Press, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com) is reviewed in today’s New York Sun. Here is an … Continue reading

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The Latest in Vetus Testamentum

Volume 56 of Vetus Testamentum — one of the major academic journals on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible — has hit the shelves, and it contains a number of interesting articles, including one on the first chapter of Chronicles as well … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries

I just had a chance to see the July 2006 volume of Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume 13, Issue 2). There are a number of interesting articles in it, especially the ones on “David’s Compositions” and the Qumran cemetery. The contents … Continue reading

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Blog Cited in RBL Review

Bob Buller, the Editorial director for the Society of Biblical Literature, emailed me Sunday to let me know that one of my blog posts was cited in a book review for the Review of Biblical Literature. This is what Bob … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries

Jim Davila over at PaleoJudaica has the table of contents from the latest Dead Sea Discoveries. Among other things, there is an article on the Qumran Psalms Scroll that looks interesting: Vered Noam, “The Origin of the List of David’s … Continue reading

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