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January 2017 Web Sale: 30–40% off SRB Titles

Bring in the new year with savings of 30–40% on titles in the Studies in the Reception History of the Bible series. This series was doing reception history before it was the trendy thing to do—back then it was called "Rewritten Bible.” Good, solid scholarship at a reasonable price!

Updated January 3, 2017. Books ordered from this sale are sold under these conditions.

Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings Including the New Testament Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings Including the New Testament

Edited by Antti Laato and Lotta Valve
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 7
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2016. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521234149

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In August 2014, a conference was organized in Turku with the topic “Where are you, Adam? A New Understanding of Adam in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Context.” The conference was a part of a research project that was funded by the Academy of Finland during the years 2013–2017. Almost 30 papers were presented in the conference and they, together with two other papers, are published in the volumes SRB 7 and 8. This volume, SRB 7--The Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings Including the New Testament--, cons . . . (more)


Take Another Scroll and Write Take Another Scroll and Write
Studies in the Interpretive Afterlife of Prophets and Prophecy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Edited by Pekka Lindqvist and Sven Grebenstein
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 6
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2016. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521233388.

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The sixth volume of the multidisciplinary series Studies in the Reception History of the Bible (formerly: Studies in Rewritten Bible) investigates the role of prophets, prophetic figures, and prophetism in various phases of the reception history of the Bible.

Prophetic words are recycled in the post-biblical reception. Prophets, their counterparts = “false prophets” or prophetic figures in a wider sense (which is the approach in this volume), are looked upon as mediators of the divine will, light-bearers of their time. They are us . . . (more)


Holy Places and Cult Holy Places and Cult

Edited by Erkki Koskenniemi and J. Cornelis de Vos
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 5
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2014. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521230462

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The investigation of biblical stories and psalms written by Jews, Christians, and Moslems is a rapidly growing field in religious studies. However, people also rewrote holy texts speaking of cult and holy places, especially when new ideas changed their daily religious life. There are hardly any investigations of these subjects. The present volume fills this gap. Biblical texts about holy places and cult were rewritten for different reasons. Original holy places could have lost their importance for the writer and the addressees; or they . . . (more)


Who Is the Servant of the Lord? Who Is the Servant of the Lord?
Jewish and Christian Interpretations on Isaiah 53 From Antiquity to the Middle Ages

by Antti Laato
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 4
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2012. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521227851

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Isaiah 53 has been regarded as a difficult passage within the Hebrew Bible because it describes a person who had to suffer and die vicariously in order to atone for the sins of others. Such a view is in strong contrast to the covenant theology which predominates in the Hebrew Bible and lays the foundation for the principle of retribution: Everyone must bear the consequences of his sins. It is for this reason that Klaus Koch called Isaiah 53 the "erratic block" in the Hebrew Bible.

This study, the fruit of international co-operation . . . (more)


Rewritten Biblical Figures Rewritten Biblical Figures

Edited by Erkki Koskenniemi and Pekka Lindqvist
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 3
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2010. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521224539

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The histories of Biblical fi gures, those of both heroes and villains, have lived throughout the millennia. These figures were given the privilege of living in midst of the drama of God and man in history, as parts of it. As a consequence, they became recipients of divine revelation and are by later generations looked upon as prototypes and models – ethical models in good and bad, as prototypes of things to come, as philosophers or prophets possessing extraordinary wisdom. In some cases, their qualities are to be imitated. In other . . . (more)


Sin at Sinai Sin at Sinai
Early Judaism Encounters Exodus 32

by Pekka Lindqvist
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 2
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2008. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521220203

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Sin at Sinai is a study in the interpretive life of the biblical drama played out around the golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai. In the course of the history of post-biblical Jewish reception, the episode - which may not be the climax of the entire pentateuchal story, but due to its narrative setting is at the core of the Covenant theology - rises to the status of a central junction. It troubles authors and sages of post-biblical Judaism throughout the centuries: a controversial incident, a portrait of an archetypal rebellion, that . . . (more)


Rewritten Bible Reconsidered Rewritten Bible Reconsidered
Proceedings of the Conference in Karkku, Finland, August 24-26, 2006

Edited by Antti Laato and Jacques Van Ruiten
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 1
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2008. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521220197

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On August 24-26, 2006, the department of Biblical Studies, Abo Akademi University (Finland), held a small conference on Rewritten Bible in Karkku (Finland). The aim of this conference was to map different scholarly interests in Rewritten Bible and boost research on it, in addition to developing a better methodological understanding of interpretive processes in rewritten biblical texts. Scholars who took part in this conference were specialists in different fields, for example, biblical studies, Jewish literature of the Second Temple . . . (more)