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BBR 27.2 (2017)

ARTICLES

Naming of Cain in Genesis 4:1 and Its Consequence

157

Aron Pinker

Old Testament Origins and the Question of God

169

Craig G. Bartholomew

Ecclesiastes among the Megilloth: Death as the Interthematic Link

185

Chloe Sun

Matthew 27:52–53 as a Scribal Interpolation: Testing a Recent Proposal

207

Charles Quarles

Ekphrasis, Fear, and Motivation in the Apocalypse of John

227

Alexander E. Stewart

REVIEWS

Peter Altmann, Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts: Their Interactions with Economic Developments in the Persian Period and Earlier Biblical Traditions

241

Reviewed by Benjamin D. Giffone

Ellis R. Brotzman and Eric J. Tully, Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction

243

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Iain Provan, Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception

244

Reviewed by Kyle Greenwood

Sandra Jacobs, The Body as Property: Physical Disfigurement in Biblical Law

247

Reviewed by Benjamin S. Davis

Cynthia Edenburg, Dismembering the Whole: Composition and Purpose of Judges 19–21

249

Reviewed by John Lawlor

Julius Steinberg and Timothy J. Stone, eds., The Shape of the Writings

251

Reviewed by Laura K. Morrow

David Willgren, The Formation of the ‘Book’ of Psalms: Reconsidering the Transmission and Canonization of Psalmody in Light of Material Culture and the Poetics of Anthologies

253

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Michael K. Snearly, The Return of the King: Messianic Expectation in Book V of the Psalter

255

Reviewed by Andrew T. Abernethy

Jonathan Kaplan, My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

257

Reviewed by Lucas Glen Wisley

Marvin A. Sweeney, Isaiah 40–66

258

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Daniel Y. Wu, Honor, Shame, and Guilt: Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel

260

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Nathan MacDonald, ed., Ritual Innovation in the Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism

262

Reviewed by Jim Wilson

M. Daniel Carroll R., and J. Blair Wilgus, eds. Wrestling with the Violence of God: Soundings in the Old Testament

264

Reviewed by Oliver Glanz

John Barton, Ethics in Ancient Israel

267

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Daniel M. Gurtner and Benjamin L. Gladd, eds., From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis

269

Reviewed by Cameron Jungels

Chris Keith and Loren T. Stuckenbruck, eds., Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

271

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Craig S. Keener, Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost

272

Joshua W. Jipp

Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke, Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection

274

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Torleif Elgvin, Kipp Davis, and Michael Langlois, eds., Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schøyen Collection

276

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Dieter T. Roth, The Text of Marcion’s Gospel

278

Reviewed by Michael W. Holmes

Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer, eds., The Synoptic Problem: Four Views

279

Reviewed by Charles L. Quarles

Jiří Dvořáček, The Son of David in Matthew’s Gospel in the Light of the Solomon as Exorcist Tradition

281

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Patrick Schreiner, The Body of Jesus: A Spatial Analysis of the Kingdom in Matthew

282

Reviewed by Brian J. Wright

Marion Ann Taylor and Heather E. Weir, eds., Women in the Story of Jesus: The Gospels through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters

283

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong, eds., The Origins of John’s Gospel

285

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

David Alan Black and Jacob N. Cerone, eds., The Pericope of the Adulteress in Contemporary Research

287

Reviewed by Douglas S. Huffman

Joel B. Green, Conversion in Luke–Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God

289

Reviewed by Alan J. Thompson

Charles Lee Irons, The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-­Faithfulness Interpretation

291

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Matthew Thiessen, Paul and the Gentile Problem

295

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Snyder

James P. Davies, Paul among the Apocalypses? An Evaluation of the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’ in the Context of Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature

297

Reviewed by Brian J. Wright

Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective

298

Reviewed by Russell Morton

James D. G. Dunn, Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity

299

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

John Barton and Peter Groves, eds., The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honour of John Muddiman

302

Reviewed by Russell Morton

BOOKS RECEIVED

305

 

BBR 27.1 (2017)

ARTICLES

Hebrew Gemstones in the Old Testament:A Lexical, Geological, and Archaeological Analysis

1

James E. Harrell, James K. Hoffmeier, and Kenton F. Williams

The First-Century Inscription of Quintus Sulpicius Maximus:An Initial Catalog of Lexical Parallels with the New Testament

53

Brian J. Wright

Healing at the Pool of Bethesda: A Challenge to Asclepius?

65

Robin Thompson

BOOK REVIEWS

Timothy Beal, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

85

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen, eds., Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten, volume 3

87

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Esther Eshel and Yigal Levin, eds., ‘See, I Will Bring a Scroll Recounting What Befell Me’ (Ps 40:8): Epigraphy and Daily Life from the Bible to the Talmud, Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Hanan Eshel

89

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spanò, Goliath’s Legacy: Philistines and Hebrews in Biblical Times

91

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Catherine L. McDowell, The Image of God in the Garden of Eden: The Creation of Humankind in Genesis 2:5–3:24 in Light of mīs pî pīt pî and wpt-r Rituals of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt

93

Reviewed by Nathan Chambers

Ryan S. Peterson, The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation

95

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Francesco Cocco, The Torah as a Place of Refuge: Biblical Criminal Law and the Book of Numbers

98

Reviewed by John W. Herbst

Manfred Oeming and Konrad Schmid, Job’s Journey: Stations of Suffering

99

Reviewed by John A. Cook

Stefan H. Wälchli, Gottes Zorn in den Psalmen. Eine Studie zur Rede vom Zorn Gottes in den Psalmen im Kontext des Alten Testamentes und des Alten Orients

100

Reviewed by Martin G. Klingbeil

Eugene H. Merrill, A Commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles

102

Reviewed by Carol M. Kaminski

Michael Segal, Dreams, Riddles, and Visions: Textual, Contextual, and Intertextual Approaches to the Book of Daniel

103

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

J. J. M. Roberts, First Isaiah

105

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Chad L. Eggleston, “See and Read All These Words”: The Concept of the Written in the Book of Jeremiah

107

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Christopher R. Seitz, Joel

109

Reviewed by Ryan N. Roberts

David A. Lambert, How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture

110

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Alan J. Avery-Peck, Craig A. Evans, and Jacob Neusner, eds., Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism: Essays in Honor of Bruce Chilton

112

Reviewed by Brian J. Wright

Devorah Dimant, History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Collected Studies

114

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Pieter W. van der Horst, Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

116

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Brice C. Jones, New Testament Texts on Greek Amulets from Late Antiquity

118

Reviewed by Charles L. Quarles

Yii-Jan Lin, The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

119

Reviewed by Peter J. Gurry

Richard B. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

121

Reviewed by Timothy Wiarda

John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, vol. 5: Probing the Authenticity of the Parables

123

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Jens Gillner, Gericht bei Lukas

125

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Michal Beth Dinkler, Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke

126

Reviewed by Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Kevin W. McFadden, Judgment according to Works in Romans: The Meaning and Function of Divine Judgment in Paul’s Most Important Letter

128

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Richard N. Longenecker, The Epistle to the Romans

129

Reviewed by Michael F. Bird

Bradley Arnold, Christ as the Telos of Life: Moral Philosophy, Athletic Imagery, and the Aim of Philippians

132

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Mark A. Seifrid, The Second Letter to the Corinthians

133

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Douglas A. Campbell, Framing Paul: An Epistolary Biography

136

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Robert Brian Lewis, Paul’s ‘Spirit of Adoption’ in its Roman Imperial Context

139

Reviewed by Shawn J. Wilhite

R. Gregory Jenks, Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death

140

Reviewed by Wesley Thomas Davey

Joshua W. Jipp, Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology

142

Reviewed by Joel Willitts

Derek R. Brown, The God of This Age: Satan in the Churches and Letters of the Apostle Paul

145

Reviewed by Peter H. Davidsy

David L. Balch, Contested Ethnicities and Images: Studies in Acts and Art

146

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Michael Sommer, Der Tag der Plagen: Studien zur Verbindung der Rezeption von Ex 7–11 in der Posaunen- und Schalenvisionen der Johannesoffenbarung und der Tag des Herrn-Tradition

148

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Jeremiah J. Johnston, The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of Peter: A Tradition-Historical Study of the Akhmîm Gospel Fragment

149

Reviewed by Timothy Wiarda

D. A. Carson, ed., The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures

150

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

153

 

BBR 26.4 (2016)

ARTICLES

The Influence of Cognitive Biases on Biblical Interpretation

467

Aaron Chalmers

The Need for More Attention to Jubilee in Daniel 9:24–27

481

Dean R. Ulrich

The Author of 4 Maccabees and Greco-Roman Paideia: Facets of the Formation of a Hellenistic Jewish Rhetor

501

David A. deSilva

“When It Was Clear That We Could Not Persuade Him, We Gave Up and Said, ‘The Lord’s Will Be Done’” (Acts 21:14): Good Reasons to Stop Making Unproven Claims for Rhetorical Criticism

533

Stanley E. Porter

Response to Stanley Porter

547

Jason A. Myers and Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington on Rhetoric One Last Time (I Hope)

551

Stanley E. Porter

REVIEWS

Emanuel Tov. The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research

553

Matthew McAffee

Michael Williams. The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users

555

A. Philip Brown II

Dru Johnson. Knowledge by Ritual: A Biblical Prolegomenon to Sacramental Theology

557

Benjamin S. Davis

Izaak J. de Hulster, Brent A. Strawn, and Ryan P. Bonfiglio, eds. Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice

559

David J. Fuller

Erin Darby. Interpreting Judean Pillar Figurines

561

Ralph K. Hawkins

Andrew J. Brown. The Days of Creation: A History of Christian Interpretation of Genesis 1:1–2:3

563

Richard M. Davidson

Raymond F. Person Jr. Deuteronomy and Environmental Amnesia

565

Sung Jin Park

Daniel I. Block. Ruth

568

Emmer Chacón

Andrea Spans. Die Stadtfrau Zion im Zentrum der Welt: Exegese und Theologie von Jes 60–62

569

August H. Konkel

Othmar Keel and Silvia Schroer. Creation: Biblical Theologies in the Context of the Ancient Near East

571

Leslie C. Allen

Joseph Lam. Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept

573

Carmen Joy Imes

Phillip G. Camp and Tremper Longman III, eds. Praying with Ancient Israel: Exploring the Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament

574

Larisa Levicheva

Christoph Berner and Harold Samuel, eds. The Reception of Biblical War Legislation in Narrative Contexts

576

Charlie Trimm

Adam Kolman Marshak. The Many Faces of Herod the Great

578

Brian C. Small

Torrey Seland, ed. Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria

580

J. Brian Tucker

Craig G. Bartholomew. Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture

581

Benjamin Lee Sutton

Stanley E. Porter. Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice

583

Robert W. Yarbrough

Constantine R. Campbell. Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament

585

Douglas S. Huffman

Ronald D. Peters. The Greek Article: A Functional Grammar of ὁ-Items in the Greek New Testament with Special Emphasis on the Greek Article

587

Roy E. Ciampa

John Granger Cook. Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World

590

David W. Chapman

Jeff W. Childers and George Anton Kiraz, eds. The Syriac Peshitta Bible with English Translation: Mark

592

Craig A. Evans

David E. Garland. A Theology of Mark’s Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God

594

Timothy G. Gombis

James R. Edwards. The Gospel according to Luke

596

Alan J. Thompson

Sean A. Adams. The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography

598

Ben Sutton

Alec J. Lucas. Evocations of the Calf? Romans 1:18–2:11 and the Substructure of Psalm 106 (105)

599

Joshua W. Jipp

Carla Swafford Works. The Church in the Wilderness: Paul’s Use of Exodus Traditions in 1 Corinthians

601

Daniel L. Smith

M. Eugene Boring. I & II Thessalonians: A Commentary

602

Jeffrey A. D. Weima

Manuel Villalobos Mendoza. When Men Were Not Men: Masculinity and Otherness in the Pastoral Epistles

605

Dillon T. Thornton

John M. G. Barclay. Paul and the Gift

606

Don Garlington

Simon Gathercole. Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul

608

Brian C. Dennert

Helen K. Bond and Larry W. Hurtado, eds., Peter in Early Christianity

610

David W. Pao

Robert H. Gundry. Peter: False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew

611

Brian C. Dennert

Stuart Miller. At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds: Stepped Pools, Stone Vessels, and Ritual Purity among the Jews of Roman Galilee

612

Timothy Wiarda

Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

615

Eckhard J. Schnabel

Dale C. Allison, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vol. 11: Halah–Hizquni

618

Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

621

 

BBR 26.3 (2016)

ARTICLES

Characterization in the Hebrew Bible: Nabal as a Test Case

311

John Dekker

“Forget Your People and Your Father’s House”: The Core Theological Message of Psalm 45 and Its Canonical Position in the Hebrew Psalter

325

Simon Chi-Chung Cheung

Nahum and the Question of Rape

341

Gregory D. Cook

Is the Sky Falling in the World of Historical Jesus Research?

353

Michael Licona

Prophetic Script and Dramatic Enactment in Mark’s Prologue

369

Max Botner

BOOK REVIEWS

Benjamin D. Sommer, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition

381

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Samuel E. Balentine, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

383

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Bonnie Howe and Joel B. Green, eds., Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies

385

Reviewed by William A. Ross

John A. Cook, Time and the Biblical Hebrew Verb: The Expression of Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Biblical Hebrew

388

Reviewed by Scott N. Callaham

James S. Anderson, Monotheism and Yahweh’s Appropriation of Baal

390

Reviewed by Andrew M. King

Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey

392

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Carol M. Kaminski, Was Noah Good? Finding Favour in the Flood Narrative

394

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg, Going Up and Going Down: A Key to Interpreting Jacob’s Dream (Genesis 28:10–22)

395

Reviewed by Benjamin S. Davis

Jeremy Schipper, Ruth

397

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Ariel Feldman, The Dead Sea Scrolls Rewriting Samuel and Kings: Texts and Commentary

399

Reviewed by Ryan N. Roberts

James M. Todd III, Remember, O Yahweh: The Poetry and Context of Psalms 135–137

401

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Ernest C. Lucas, Proverbs

403

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Andrew T. Abernethy, Eating in Isaiah: Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message

405

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Timothy P. Mackie, Expanding Ezekiel: The Hermeneutics of Scribal Addition in the Ancient Text Witnesses of the Book of Ezekiel

406

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Barbara Schlenke, Gottes Reich und Königs Macht: Komposition und Redaktion in Daniel 4–6

408

Reviewed by Gerhard Pfandl

Joshua L. Harper, Responding to a Puzzled Scribe: The Barberini Version of Habakkuk 3 Analysed in the Light of the Other Greek Versions

410

Reviewed by David J. Fuller

Beato Ego and Ulrike Mittmann, eds., Evil and Death: Conceptions of the Human in Biblical, Early Jewish, Greco-Roman and Egyptian Literature

411

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Steven Joe Koskie Jr., Reading the Way to Heaven: A Wesleyan Theological Hermeneutic of Scripture

414

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Heidrun Gunkel, Der Heilige Geist bei Lukas

416

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Holly Beers, The Followers of Jesus as the ‘Servant’: Luke’s Model from Isaiah for the Disciples in Luke–Acts

417

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Francis Martin and William M. Wright IV, The Gospel of John

420

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Michael F. Bird, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

421

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Brant Pitre, Jesus and the Last Supper

422

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Jack J. Gibson, Peter between Jerusalem and Antioch: Peter, James, and the Gentiles

424

Reviewed by Victor Copan

Thomas Schmeller, Der zweite Brief an die Korinther (2Kor 7,7–13,13)

425

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Peter Oakes, Galatians

427

Reviewed by Russell Morton

Mark Elliott, Scott J. Hafemann, N. T. Wright, and John Frederick, eds., Galatians and Christian Theology: Justification, the Gospel, and Ethics in Paul’s Letter

429

Reviewed by Joel Willitts

Kyle B. Wells, Grace and Agency in Paul and Second Temple Judaism: Interpreting the Transformation of the Heart

430

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Clair S. Smith, Pauline Communities as ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus

432

Reviewed by Victor Copan

Scott J. Hafemann, Paul’s Message and Ministry in New Covenant Perspective: Selected Essays

434

Reviewed by Thomas R. Schreiner

Michael J. Gorman, Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission

435

Reviewed by Timothy J. Wiarda

Volker Gäckle, Allgemeines Priestertum: Zur Metaphorisierung des Priestertitels im Frühjudentum und Neuen Testament

437

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Hanna Stettler, Heiligung bei Paulus: Ein Beitrag aus biblisch-theologischer Sicht

440

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Christoph Heilig, Hidden Criticism? The Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul

442

Reviewed by James Miller

Ulrich Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley

443

Reviewed by David W. Pao

C. Kavin Rowe, One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

445

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Christoph Markschies, Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology

448

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

David W. Congdon, The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology

450

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Sean A. Adams and Seth M. Ehorn, eds., Composite Citations in Antiquity, vol. 1: Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and Early Christian Uses

452

Reviewed by Aaron White

John J. Collins, Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy

454

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Ann E. Killebrew and Gabriele Faßbeck, eds., Viewing Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology: VeHinnei Rachel. Essays in Honor of Rachel Hachlili

456

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Daniel M. Master, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

458

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Dale C. Allison et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vol. 10: Genocide–Hakkoz

460

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

463

 

BBR 26.2 (2016)

ARTICLES

Eve's Curse Revisited: An Increase of "Sorrowful Conceptions"

157

Christine Curley and Brian Peterson

Mediumistic Divine Possession among Early Christians: A Response to Craig S. Keener's "Spirit Possession as a Cross-cultural Experience"

173

Clint Tibbs

Co-regency in Ancient Israel's Divine Council as the Conceptual Backdrop to Ancient Jewish Binitarian Monotheism

195

Michael S. Heiser

Why Did Peter Change the Septuagint? A Reexamination of the Significance of the Use of Τίθημι in 1 Peter 2:6

227

Paul A. Himes

BOOK REVIEWS

Eberhard Bons, Jan Joosten, and Regine Hunziker-Rodewald, eds., Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek. Semantics–Exegesis–Translation

245

Reviewed by William A. Ross

Bill T. Arnold and Richard S. Hess, eds., Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

247

Reviewed by Joshua E. Stewart

Jeremy D. Smoak, The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture: The Early History of Numbers 6:24–26

249

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Michael Carasik, Deuteronomy

251

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Thomas B. Dozeman, Joshua 1–12

253

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

James McKeown, Ruth

255

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

Robert D. Holmstedt and John Screnock, Esther: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text

256

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Lindsay Wilson, Job

258

Reviewed by John A. Cook

Steve A. Wiggins, Weathering the Psalms: A Meteorotheolgoical Survey

259

Reviewed by Melak Alemayehu Tsegaw

Tobias Häner, Bleibendes Nachwirken des Exils: Untersuchungen zur kanonischen Endgestalt des Ezechielbuches

261

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

Bo H. Lim and Daniel Castelo, Hosea

263

Reviewed by Andrew M. King

Roland L. Troxel, Joel: Scope, Genre(s), and Meaning

265

Reviewed by Youssry Guirguis

Gerald A. Klingbeil, ed., The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament

266

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

Mark S. Smith, Poetic Heroes: Literary Commemorations of Warriors and Warrior Culture in the Early Biblical World

268

Reviewed by Rex Shaver

Vincent K. H. Ooi, Scripture and Its Readers: Readings of Israel's Story in Nehemiah 9, Ezekiel 20, and Acts 7

270

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Matthew W. Bates, The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretation of the Old Testament

272

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

John J. Collins, Scriptures and Sectarianism: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls

274

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Alexander Samely, Philip Alexander, Rocco Bernasconi and Robert Hayward, Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

275

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

William den Hollander, Josephus, the Emperors, and the City of Rome: From Hostage to Historian

277

Reviewed by Daniel K. Darko

L. Daniel Chrupcała, Everyone Will See the Salvation of God: Studies in Lukan Theology

279

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Katherine C. Linforth, The Beloved Disciple: Jacob the Brother of the Lord

281

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Craig S. Keener, Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 3: 15:1–23:35; vol. 4: 24:1–28:31

284

Reviewed by Ben Sutton

Reimund Bieringer et al., eds., Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism

286

Reviewed by Brian J. Wright

Bruce T. Clark, Completing Christ's Afflictions: Christ, Paul, and the Reconciliation of All Things

287

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Jonathan D. Worthington, Creation in Paul and Philo: The Beginning and Before

289

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

David A. de Silva, Transformation: The Heart of Paul's Gospel

292

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Laurentiu Florentin Mot, Morphological and Syntactical Irregularities in the Book of Revelation: A Greek Hypothesis

295

Reviewed by David Mathewson

Amy L. B. Peeler, You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews

297

Reviewed by Brian Small

Craig A. Evans, From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation

299

Reviewed by Russell Morton

Susanne Luther, Jörg Röder, and Eckart D. Schmidt, eds., Wie Geschichten Geschichte schreiben: Frühchristliche Literatur zwischen Faktualität und Fiktionalität

300

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford, eds., The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity

302

Reviewed by Shawn J. Wilhite

Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, A Heavenly Chorus: The Dramatic Function of Revelation's Hymns

304

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

BOOKS RECEIVED

307

ERRATUM

309

 

 

BBR 26.1 (2016)

ARTICLES

Nahum's Shaking Cypresses

1

Gregory Cook

A Theocratic Reading of Zechariah 9:9

7

Gregory Goswell

From "Hosanna!" to "Crucify!" The Fickle Crowds in the Four Gospels

21

Rebekah Eklund

Markedness: Contrasting Porter's Model with the Linguists Cited as Support

43

Steven E. Runge

The Abused Aspect:Neglecting the Influence of a Verb's Lexical Meaning on Tense-Form Choice

57

Benjamin L. Merkle

What More Shall I Say? A Response to Steve Runge and Benjamin Merkle

75

Stanley E. Porter

Response to Porter

81

Steven E. Runge

Response to Porter

83

Benjamin L. Merkle

BOOK REVIEWS

Heidi Köpp-Junk, Reisen im Alten Ägypten: Reisekultur, Fortbewegungs- und Transportmittel in pharaonischer Zei

85

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Jeffrey L. Cooley, Poetic Astronomy in the Ancient Near East: The Reflexes of Celestial Science in Ancient Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, and Israelite Narrative

87

Reviewed by Carlos Mora

Rainer Albertz, Beth Alpert Nakhai, Saul M. Olyan, and Rüdiger Schmitt, eds., Family and Household Religion: Toward a Synthesis of Old Testament Studies, Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Cultural Studies

88

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Hélène Dallaire, The Syntax of Volitives in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite Prose

91

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Francis Landy, Leigh M. Trevaskis, and Bryan D. Bibb, eds., Text, Time, and Temple: Literary, Historical and Ritual Studies in Leviticus

92

Reviewed by Carmen Joy Imes

Robert B. Chisholm Jr., A Commentary on Judges and Ruth

94

Reviewed by Daniel Kwame Bediako

Nancy de-Claissé-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, and Beth LaNeel Tanner, The Book of Psalms

96

Reviewed by John I. Lawlor

Anja Klein, Geschichte und Gebet: Die Rezeption der biblischen Geschichte in den Psalmen des Alten Testaments

99

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

Daniel J. Treier, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

101

Reviewed by John Lawlor

Katharine J. Dell, Interpreting Ecclesiastes: Readers Old and New

102

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Regina Wildgruber, Daniel 10–12 als Schlüssel zum Buch

104

Reviewed by Martin Pröbstle

Konrad Schmid, Is There Theology in the Hebrew Bible?

107

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Leslie C. Allen, A Theological Approach to the Old Testament: Major Themes and New Testament Connections

108

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Gregory S. Smith, The Testing of God's Sons: The Refining of Faith as a Biblical Theme

110

Reviewed by Aloma Jonker

Bruce K. Waltke, The Dance between God and Humanity: Reading the Bible Today as the People of God

112

Reviewed by Lael Caesar

Michael J. Chan and Brent A. Strawn, eds., What Kind of God? Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim

114

Reviewed by Kyle R. Greenwood

Eibert Tigchelaar, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the Scriptures

115

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Geza Vermes, The True Herod

118

Reviewed by Jack Gibson

Stanley E. Porter, Constantine Tischendorf: The Life and Work of a 19th Century Bible Hunter

119

Reviewed by Michael W. Holmes

Werner Zager, ed., Jesusforschung in vier Jahrhunderten: Texte von den Anfängen historischer Kritik bis zur "dritten Frage" nach dem historischen Jesus

120

Reviewed by Joel White

Jörg Frey and Enno Edzard Popkes, eds., Jesus, Paulus und die Texte von Qumran

122

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Mosés Silva, ed., New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

124

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Seán Freyne, The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission

126

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Charles E. Carlston and Craig A. Evans, From Synagogue to Ecclesia: Matthew's Community at the Crossroads

128

Reviewed by Russell Morton

Matthias Konradt, Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew

130

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Paul Foster, Andrew Gregory, John S. Kloppenborg, and Joseph Verheyden, eds., New Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008. Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett

132

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Folker Siegert and Vadim Wittkowsky, Von der Zwei- zur Vier-Quellen-Hypothese: Vorschlag für ein vollständiges Stemma der Evangelienüberlieferungen

134

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Paul A. Rainbow, Johannine Theology: The Gospel, the Epistles and the Apocalypse

136

Reviewed by Timothy J. Wiarda

Philipp F. Batholomä, The Johannine Discourses and the Teaching of Jesus in the Synoptics: A Contribution to the Discussion Concerning the Authenticity of Jesus' Words in the Fourth Gospel

137

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

R. Bieringer, M. S. Ibita, D. A. Kurek-Chomycz, and T. A. Vollmer, eds., Theologizing in the Corinthian Conflict: Studies in the Exegesis and Theology of 2 Corinthians

139

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Jason A. Whitlark, Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to "the Hebrews"

141

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Robert J. Foster, The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James

143

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Bernd Kollmann and Ruben Zimmermann, eds., Hermeneutik der frühchristlichen Wundererzählungen

144

Reviewed by Ben Sutton

Reidar Hvalvik and Karl Olav Sandnes, eds., Early Christian Prayer and Identity Formation

147

Reviewed by James C. Miller

Peter J. Tomson and Joshua Schwartz, eds., Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History

148

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Dale C. Allison et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 9: Field-Gennesaret

150

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

153

 

 

BBR 25.4 (2015)

ARTICLES

The Persecuted Prophet and Judgment on Jerusalem: The Use of LXX Jeremiah in the Gospel of Luke

453

J. Daniel Hays

Miracle Reports and the Argument from Analogy

475

Craig S. Keener

Paul and Homosexual Behavior: A Critical Evaluation of the Excessive-Lust Interpretation of Romans 1:26–27

497

Preston Sprinkle

1 Peter 3:1–6: Biblical Authority and Battered Wives

519

Caryn Reeder

REVIEWS

Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen, eds., Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten: Band II

541

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Anson F. Rainey, The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna Based on Collations of All Extant Texts

543

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Graham Davies and Robert Gordon, eds., Studies on the Language and Literature of the Bible: Selected Works of J. A. Emerton

545

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Delbert R. Hillers, Poets before Homer: Collected Essays on Ancient Literature

547

Reviewed by Ryan N. Roberts

Spencer L. Allen, The Splintered Divine: A Study of Ištar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East

549

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

James K. Aitken, ed., The T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint

551

Reviewed by William A. Rosse

Matthew Richard Schlimm, This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities

553

Reviewed by Lael Caesar

Gordon J. Wenham, Rethinking Genesis 1–11: Gateway to the Bible

555

Reviewed by Carol M. Kaminski

Simeon Chavel, Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah

557

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Anne K. Knafl, Forming God: Divine Anthropomorphism in the Pentateuch

558

Reviewed by Bryan C. Babcock

Daisy Yulin Tsai, Human Rights in Deuteronomy: With Special Focus on Slave Laws

560

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Mark A. Awabdy, Immigrants and Innovative Law: Deuteronomy's Theological and Social Vision for the גר

564

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

Andrea Beyer, Hoffnung in Bethlehem: Innerbiblische Querbezüge als Deutungshorizonte im Ruthbuch

566

Reviewed by August H. Konkel

Isaac Kalimi and Seth Richardson, eds., Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography

567

Reviewed by August H. Konkel

Aaron Chalmers, Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets

570

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

R. Reed Lessing, Isaiah 56–66

571

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

Dennis R. MacDonald, Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papias' Exposition of Logia about the Lord

573

Reviewed by Armin D. Baum

Guido Baltes, Hebräisches Evangelium und synoptische Überlieferung

575

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Frank Dicken, Herod as a Composite Character in Luke–Acts

577

Reviewed by Jack J. Gibson

Samuel Byrskog and Tobias Hägerland, eds., The Mission of Jesus: Second Nordic Symposium on the Historical Jesus, Lund, 7–10 October 2012

578

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Preston M. Sprinkle, Paul and Judaism Revisited: A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation

580

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Matthew C. Easter, Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews

582

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Kelly D. Liebengood, The Eschatology of 1 Peter: Considering the Influence of Zechariah 9–14

584

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Toan Do, Re-thinking the Death of Jesus: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Hilasmos and Agape in 1 John 2:1–2 and 4:7–10

586

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Gerhard Maier, Die Offenbarung des Johannes

588

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

J. Richard Middleton, A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology

590

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Andrew B. McGowan, Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective

591

Reviewed by Timothy Wiarda

Bernd Janowski and Enno Edzard Popkes, eds., Das Geheimnis der Gegenwart Gottes: Zur Schechina-Vorstellung im Judentum und Christentum

593

Reviewed by Don Garlington

William Collins Donahue and Martha B. Helfer, eds., Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies

594

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Carl R. Holladay, John T. Fitzgerald, Gregory E. Sterling, James W. Thompson, eds., Light from the Gentiles: Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity. Collected Essays, 1959–2012, by Abraham J. Malherbe

596

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

William Tabbernee, ed., Early Christianity in Contexts: An Exploration across Cultures and Continents

598

Reviewed by Daniel K. Darko

Michael Meerson and Peter Schäfer, Toledot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus, vol. 1: Introduction and Translation; vol. 2: Critical Edition

599

Reviewed by Simon Gathercole

Dale C. Allison et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 8: Essenes–Fideism

 

BBR 25.3 (2015)

ARTICLES

The Wicked in Ambush (Job 27:18–19)

295

Aron Pinker

"The Sin of the Sanctuary" and the Referent of מקדש in Ezekiel 44

311

Nathanael James Warren

The Implied Yhwh Christology of Mark's Gospel:Mark's Challenge to the Reader to "Connect the Dots"

325

Timothy J. Geddert

"Son of God" or "God's Chosen One" (John 1:34)? A Narrative-Critical Solution to a Text-Critical Problem

341

Christopher W. Skinner

A Bracketed Bethany Anointing

359

Michael Chung

BOOK REVIEWS

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader's Edition

371

Reviewed by William A. Ross

David Andrew Teeter. Scribal Laws: Exegetical Variation in the Textual Transmission of Biblical Law in the Late Second Temple Period

373

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: Führer durch die Sammlungen

375

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Daniel M. Master, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

376

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

John R. Spencer, Robert A. Mullins, and Aaron J. Brody, eds. Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin

379

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Karl Jaroš. Zeugen auf Stein und Ton: Inschriften des Heiligen Landes und seiner Nachbarregionen aus vier Jahrtausenden

381

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Peter Bekins. Transitivity and Object Marking in Biblical Hebrew

382

Reviewed by John A. Cook

Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson, eds. Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-biblical Antiquity, vol. 1: A–Da

384

Reviewed by Ryan N. Roberts

Samuel L. Adams. Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea

386

Reviewed by William A. Ross

Kristine Garroway. Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household

388

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Thomas B. Dozeman, Thomas Römer, and Konrad Schmid, eds. Pentateuch, Hexateuch, or Enneateuch? Identifying Literary Works in Genesis through Kings

390

Reviewed by David J. Fuller

Tremper Longman III. Job

391

Reviewed by Lael O. Caesar

C. L. Seow, Job 1–21: Interpretation and Commentary

393

Reviewed by Lael O. Caesar

William P. Brown, ed. The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

396

Reviewed by Tremper Longman III

T. A. Perry. Jonah's Argument with God: The Honeymoon Is Over!

399

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

Johannes Schnocks. Das Alte Testament und die Gewalt: Studien zu göttlicher und menschlicher Gewalt in alttestamentlichen Texten und ihren Rezeptionen

400

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

J. Andrew Doole. What Was Mark for Matthew? An Examination of Matthew's Relationship and Attitude to His Primary Source

402

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Lorenzo Gasparro. Simbolo e narrazione in Marco: La dimensione simbolica del secondo Vangelo alla luce della pericope del fico di Mc 11,12–25

404

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Jens Schröter. Jesus of Nazareth: Jew from Galilee, Savior of the World

405

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

David W. Chapman and Eckhard J. Schnabel, The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus: Texts and Commentary

407

Reviewed by Simon Gathercole

Adrian T. Smith. The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton's Callirhoe and the Acts of the Apostles

409

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Paul J. Brown. Bodily Resurrection and Ethics in 1 Cor 15: Connecting Faith and Morality in the Context of Greco-Roman Mythology

411

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Travis B. Williams. Good Works in 1 Peter: Negotiating Social Conflict and Christian Identity in the Greco-Roman World

413

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Craig R. Koester. Revelation: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

415

Reviewed by Russell Morton

Vasile Babota. The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood

416

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Loren T. Stuckenbruck. The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts

418

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

Matthias Konradt and Esther Schläpfer, eds. Anthropologie und Ethik im Frühjudentum und im Neuen Testament

419

Reviewed by Te-Li Lau

Friedrich Avemarie. Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum: Gesammelte Aufsätze

421

Reviewed by Roland Deines

David Instone-Brewer. Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol. 2A: Feasts and Sabbaths: Passover and Atonement

425

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Spencer Cole. Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome

426

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

Martin Bauspiess, Christof Landmesser, and David Lincicum, eds. Ferdinand Christian Baur und die Geschichte des frühen Christentums

428

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K. K. Yeo, eds. Jesus without Borders: Christology in the Majority World

430

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Peter Doble and Jeffrey Kloha, eds. Texts and Traditions: Essays in Honour of J. Keith Elliott

431

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy. The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

434

Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Christopher M. Hays and Chrisopher M. Ansberry, eds. Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism

437

Reviewed by D. A. Carson

BOOKS RECEIVED

441

 

BBR 25.2 (2015)

ARTICLES

Confirming Joshua as the Interpreter of Israel’s Tôrāh:The Narrative Role of Joshua 8:30–35

141

Nathan Chambers

Mother-Child Narratives and the Kingdom of God:Authorial Use of Typology as an Interpretive Device in Samuel–Kings

155

Christopher Jero

Psalm 67 and the Cosmopolite Musical Worship of Yhwh

171

Nissim Amzallag

“After the Deportation”: Observations in Matthew’s Apocalyptic Genealogy

189

Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Isaiah’s Offspring: Paul’s Isaiah 54:1 Quotation in Galatians 4:27

205

Mark S. Gignilliat

BOOK REVIEWS

Accordance 11 Ultimate Collection

225

Reviewed by Jason S. DeRouchie

Seizo Sekine, Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testament

227

Reviewed by Oliver Glanz

Steven L. McKenzie, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation

230

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner, eds., New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications

233

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

R. George, ed., Cuneiform Royal Inscriptions and Related Texts in the Schøyen Collection

234

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Peter Altmann and Janling Fu, eds., Feasting in the Archaeology and Texts of the Bible and the Ancient Near East

236

Reviewed by Andrew T. Abernethy

Iain Provan and Mark J. Boda, eds., Let Us Go up to Zion: Essays in Honour of H. G. M. Williamson on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday

238

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Christopher B. Hays, Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East

241

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Jeffrey Stackert, A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion

242

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Naphtali S. Meshel, The “Grammar” of Sacrifice: A Generativist Study of the Israelite Sacrificial System in the Priestly Writings with a “Grammar” of Σ

244

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Ernest Nicholson, Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

247

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Benjmain D. Thomas, Hezekiah and the Compositional History of the Book of Kings

249

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Timothy J. Stone, The Compilational History of the Megilloth: Canon, Contoured Reviewed by Intertextuality and Meaning in the Writings

251

Stephen M. Coleman

Carol A. Newsom with Brennan W. Breed, Daniel: A Commentary

253

Reviewed by Gerhard Pfandl

Allen P. Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms: Volume 2 (42–89)

254

Reviewed by Joshua E. Stewart

Stuart Weeks, The Making of Many Books: Printed Works on Ecclesiastes 1523–1875

256

Reviewed by Kyle R. Greenwood

Ute Neumann-Gorsolke, Wer ist der “Herr der Tiere”? Eine hermeneutische Problemanzeige

258

Reviewed by Martin G. Klingbeil

Ellen White, Yahweh’s Council: Its Structure and Membership

260

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Jeffrey J. Niehaus, Biblical Theology, vol. 1: The Common Grace Covenants

261

Reviewed by Dieudonné Tamfu

Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine, The New Testament: Methods and Meanings

263

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Mark L. Strauss, Mark

265

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

John S. Kloppenborg, Synoptic Problems: Collected Essays

266

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Christopher Tuckett, From the Sayings to the Gospels

268

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Alex Damm, Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem: Clarifying Markan Priority

270

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Teresa J. Calpino, Women, Work and Leadership in Acts

273

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Richard Horsley and Tom Thatcher, John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel

274

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Paul-Gerhard Klumbies and David S. du Toit, eds., Paulus: Werk und Wirkung. Festschrift für Andreas Lindemann zum 70. Geburtstag

276

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Jeffrey A. D. Weima, 1–2 Thessalonians

278

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith, eds., Studies in the Pauline Epistles: Essays in Honor of Douglas J. Moo

279

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Daniel R. Schwartz, Reading the First Century: On Reading Josephus and Studying Jewish History of the First Century

284

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Clare K. Rothschild and Jens Schröter, eds., The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era

286

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Dale C. Allison Jr. et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 7: Dress–Essene Gate

290

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

293

 

BBR 25.1 (2015)

ARTICLES

25 Years of Publishing BBR

1

Richard S. Hess

Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible with Second-Millennium B.C. Antecedents

5

Richard S. Hess

The "Fear of God" in the Book of Ecclesiastes

13

Tremper Longman III

How Long Were Late Antique Books in Use? Possible Implications for New Testament Textual Criticism

23

Craig A. Evans

The Gospel according to John's Rabbi Jesus

39

Bruce Chilton

"The Dead Are Raised" (Matthew 11:5 // Luke 7:22): Resuscitation Accounts in the Gospels and Eyewitness Testimony

55

Craig S. Keener

BOOK REVIEWS

Avi Hurvitz, in collaboration with Leeor Gottlieb, Aaron D. Hornkohl, and Emmanuel Mastéy, A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic Innovations in the Writings of the Second Temple Period

81

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Herbert Niehr, ed., The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria

83

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Ralph K. Hawkins, How Israel Became a People

85

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Thomas Richter and Sarah Lange, Das Archiv des Idadda: Die Keilschrifttexte aus den deutsch-syrischen Ausgrabungen 2001–2003 im Königspalast von Qaṭna

87

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Rainer Albertz, James D. Nogalski, Jakob Wöhrle, eds., Perspectives on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations—Redactional Processes—Historical Insights

90

Reviewed by Heath A. Thomas

J. Daryl Charles, ed., Reading Genesis 1–2: An Evangelical Conversation

92

Reviewed by Nathan J. Chambers

Christian Frevel, Thomas Pola, and Aaron Schart, eds., Torah and the Book of Numbers

93

Reviewed by Daniel Kwame Bediako

Joy A. Schroeder, Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

96

Reviewed by William A. Ross

Csilla Saysell, "According to the Law": Reading Ezra 9–10 as Christian Scripture

97

Reviewed by Matthew H. Patton

Aaron D. Hornkohl, Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah: The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition

99

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

William P. Brown, Wisdom's Wonder: Character, Creation, and Crisis in the Bible's Wisdom Literature

101

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Anne Marie Kitz, Cursed Are You! The Phenomenology of Cursing in Cuneiform and Hebrew Texts

102

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Bob Becking, ed., Reflections on the Silence of God: A Discussion with Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor

104

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Chrys C. Caragounis, New Testament Language and Exegesis: A Diachronic Approach

106

Reviewed by Heinrich von Siebenthal

Thomas Kazen, Scripture, Interpretation, or Authority? Motives and Arguments in Jesus' Halakic Conflicts

108

Reviewed by Frank Z. Kovács

Dieter Roth, Ruben Zimmermann, and Michael Labahn, eds., Metaphor, Narrative, and Parables in Q

110

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

James W. Voelz, Mark 1:1–8:26

111

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Samson Uytanlet, Luke–Acts and Jewish Historiography: A Study on the Theology, Literature, and Ideology of Luke–Acts

113

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Laurie Brink, Soldiers in Luke–Acts: Engaging, Contradicting, and Transcending the Stereotypes

114

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

Karl Weyer-Menkhoff, Die Ethik des Johannesevangeliums im sprachlichen Feld des Handelns

116

Reviewed by Andreas J. Köstenberger

Jonathan A. Linebaugh, God, Grace, and Righteousness in Wisdom of Solomon and Paul's Letter to the Romans: Texts in Conversation

118

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Brian C. Small, The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews

119

Reviewed by Timothy Wiarda

Panayiotis Tzamalikos, An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation: A Critical Edition of the Scholia in Apocalypsin

121

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still, Thinking Through Paul: An Introduction to His Life, Letters, and Theology

123

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Peter Orr, Christ Absent and Present: A Study in Pauline Christology

125

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

Matthew V. Novenson, Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism

126

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Benjamin E. Reynolds, Brian Lugioyo, and Keven J. Vanhoozer, eds., Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament

128

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Ronald E. Osborn, Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

129

Reviewed by Joel White

Mark Goodacre, Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics

131

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Beth A. Berkowitz, Defining Jewish Difference from Antiquity to the Present

133

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Michael J. Kruger, The Question of the Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

134

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

BOOKS RECEIVED

137

 

BBR 24.4 (2014)

ARTICLES

An Ontological Definition of "Canon"?

457

John C. Poirier

The Heart of Yhwh and His Chosen One in 1 Samuel 13:14

467

Jason S. DeRouchie

Like a Fish and Shrimp Out of Water: Identifying the Dāg and Remeś Animals of Habakkuk 1:14

491

Richard Whitekettle

Salvation by Faith or by Faithfulness in the Book of Habakkuk?

505

E. Ray Clendenen

Romans 1 and Homosexuality: A Critical Review of James Brownson's Bible, Gender, Sexuality

515

Preston M. Sprinkle

REVIEWS

Ohad Cohen, The Verbal Tense System in Late Biblical Hebrew Prose

529

John A. Cook

Kenneth A. Kitchen and Paul J. N. Lawrence, Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East

531

Richard S. Hess

Paolo Matthiae, Studies on the Archaeology of Ebla: 1980–2010

533

David B. Schreiner

Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr, and Mark Reasoner, The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible: Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures

534

Joseph A. Perdue

Christopher Bryan, Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

536

Matthew H. Patton

Marvin R. Wilson, Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal

537

Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant, c. 8000–332­­­ bce.

539

Jonathan S. Greer

Jonathan S. Greer, Dinner at Dan: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sacred Feasts at Iron Age II Tel Dan and Their Significance

541

Nathanael Warren

Anne Porter and Glenn M. Schwartz, Sacred Killing: The Archeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East

543

Bryan C. Babcock

Assaf Yasur-Landau, Jennie R. Ebeling, and Laura B. Mazow, eds., Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond

546

Jonathan S. Greer

Stefan R. Hauser, Status, Tod und Ritual: Stadt-und Sozialstruktur Assurs in neuassyrischer Zeit

548

August H. Konkel

Bryan C. Babcock, Sacred Ritual: A Study of the West Semitic Ritual Calendars in Leviticus 23 and the Akkadian Text Emar 446

550

Michael Mxolisi Sokupa

JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal, eds., Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel's Chaoskampf Hypothesis

552

Matthew McAffee

Eric M. Vail, Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward

556

Nathan Chambers

Jack M. Sasson, Judges 1–12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

557

Charlie Trimm

Matthew Lynch, Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles

559

Gary V. Smith

Steven Chase, Job

561

Elaine A. Phillips

Shawn W. Flynn, Yhwh Is King: The Development of Divine Kingship in Israel

563

Elmer A. Martens

Andrew G. Shead, A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiah

564

Leslie C. Allen

Joel Barker, From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence: A Rhetorical Reading of the Book of Joel

566

Cameron Jungels

Johanna Stiebert, Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

568

Gerald A. Klingbeil

Bernd U. Schipper and D. Andrew Teeter, eds., Wisdom and Torah: The Reception of "Torah" in the Wisdom Literature of the Second Temple Period

571

Jason A. Myers

Charlotte Hempel, The Qumran Rule Texts in Context: Collected Studies

573

Dillon T. Thornton

Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

574

Sigurd Grindheim

James H. Charlesworth with Brian Rhea and Petr Pokorný, eds., Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions

576

Craig L. Blomberg

Simon J. Joseph, Jesus, Q, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Judaic Approach to Q

579

Brian C. Small

Andrew T. Lincoln, Born of a Virgin? Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology

581

Robert W. Yarbrough

Isaac W. Oliver, Torah Praxis after 70 ce: Reading Matthew and Luke–Acts as Jewish Texts

583

Kenneth Bergland

Alexander J. M. Wedderburn, The Death of Jesus: Some Reflections on Jesus-­Traditions and Paul

584

James M. Howard

James H. Charlesworth, ed., The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? Exploring Ancient Jewish Tombs Near Jerusalem's Walls

586

David Mathewson

Matthew R. Malcolm, Paul and the Rhetoric of Reversal in 1 Corinthians: The Impact of Paul's Gospel on His Macro-Rhetoric

588

James P. Sweeney

Douglas J. Moo, Galatians

590

Don Garlington

Yongbom Lee, The Son of Man as the Last Adam: The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul's Adam Christology

594

Külli Tõniste

Stanley E. Porter and Gregory P. Fewster, eds., Paul and Pseudepigraphy

595

Te-Li Lau

Jens Herzer, ed., Papyrologie und Exegese

596

Brian C. Dennert

Luke Timothy Johnson, Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament: Collected Essays

598

Joshua W. Jipp

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., Christian Origins and Greco-Roman Culture: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament, vols. 1–2: Early Christianity in Its Hellenistic Context

600

Eckhard J. Schnabel

Michael Graves, The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us

602

Robert W. Yarbrough

Steven B. Cowan and Terry L. Wilder, eds., In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture

603

Brian Small

Jens Schröter, From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon

605

Joshua W. Jipp

Werner Eck, Judäa—Syria Palästina: Die Auseinandersetzung einer Provinz mit römischer Politik und Kultur

607

Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

611

 

BBR 24.3 (2014)

ARTICLES

Environmental Law: Wisdom from the Ancients

307

Sandra Richter

Why the Danielic "Son of Man" Is a Divine Being

331

Markus Zehnder

Nahum's Representation of and Response to Neo-Assyria: Imperialism as a Multifaceted Point of Contact in Nahum

349

Daniel C. Timmer

"So Was This People": Translating Haggai 2:14 in the Past Tense

363

Gregory Goswell

Magical Expectations and the Two-Stage Healing of Mark 8

379

Karelynne Gerber Ayayo

REVIEWS

Eugen J. Pentiuc, The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

393

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Peter Fibiger Bang and Walter Scheidel, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

394

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Heike Wilde, Innovation und Tradition: Zur Herstellung und Verwendung von Prestigegütern im pharaonischen Ägypten

397

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Gary A. Long, Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew

398

Stephen M. Coleman

Tomohisa Yamayoshi, Von der Auslösung zur Erlösung: Studien zur Wurzel PDY im Alten Orient und im Alten Testament

400

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

W. Edward Glenny, Hosea: A Commentary Based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus

402

Karen H. Jobes

J. Ross Wagner, Reading the Sealed Book: Reading Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics

405

Reviewed by William A. Ross

Bernard F. Batto, In the Beginning: Essays on Creation Motifs in the Ancient Near East and the Bible

407

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Joshua G. Mathews, Melchizedek's Alternative Priestly Order: A Compositional Analysis of Genesis 14:18–20 and Its Echoes Throughout the Tanak

409

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Helmut Utzschneider and Wolfgang Oswald, Exodus 1–15

410

Reviewed by August H. Konkel

Nicole J. Ruane, Sacrifice and Gender in Biblical Law

412

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirschman, eds., The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

415

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Hubert James Keener, A Canonical Exegesis of the Eighth Psalm: Yhwh's Maintenance of the Created Order through Divine Reversal

417

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Daniel C. Owens, Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms: An Exploration of the Ethics of Book I

419

Reviewed by Joshua E. Stewart

Daniel I. Block, By the River Chebar: Historical, Literary, and Theological Studies in the Book of Ezekiel

421

Reviewed by Andy R. Espinoza

Iain Provan and Mark J. Boda, eds., Let Us Go Up to Zion: Essays in Honour of H. G. M. Williamson on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday

422

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Nathan MacDonald and Izaak J. de Hulster, eds., Divine Presence and Absence in Exilic and Post-Exilic Judaism

425

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

Matthias Henze, Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel: Reading Second Baruch in Context

427

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, and Alexander Panayotov, eds., Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures

428

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Jan Willem van Henten, Judean Antiquities 15: Translation and Commentary

430

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

A.-J. Levine and M. Z. Brettler, eds., The Jewish Annotated New Testament

431

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., The Language of the New Testament: Context, History, and Development

433

Reviewed by Heinrich von Siebenthal

Warren Carter, Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament World

435

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Hans F. Bayer, A Theology of Mark: The Dynamic between Christology and Authentic Discipleship

436

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

Steven A. Hunt, D. Francois Tolmie, and Ruben Zimmermann, eds., Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel

438

Reviewed by Timothy Wiarda

Eckhard J. Schnabel, Acts

440

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Joshua W. Jipp, Divine Visitation and Hospitality to Strangers in Luke–Acts: An Interpretation of the Malta Episode in Acts 28:1–10

443

Reviewed by Craig Keener

Graham H. Twelftree, Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction

445

Reviewed by Elaine A. Philips

Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, eds., All Things to All Cultures: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans

446

Reviewed by Jarvis J. Williams

Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies

448

Reviewed by Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Gary A. Anderson, Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

449

Reviewed by Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston, eds., Earliest Christian History: History, Literature and Theology

450

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, vol. 1: Jerusalem, parts 1–2: 1–1120; vol. 2: Caesarea and the Middle Coast: 1121–2160

453

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

BOOKS RECEIVED

455

 

BBR 24.2 (2014)

ARTICLES

Theological Patterning in Jeremiah: A Vital Word through an Ancient Book

149

Andrew T. Abernethy

Does the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53–8:11) Have Canonical Authority? An Interconfessional Approach

163

Armin D. Baum

Eutychus in Acts and in the Church: The Narrative Significance of Acts 20:6–12

179

Julie A. Glavic

The Expectation of Grace: Paul on Benefaction and the Corinthians' Ingratitude (2 Corinthians 6:1)

207

B. J. Oropeza

Echoes of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of the Lord: Intertextuality and Tradition in 2 Peter 3:7–13

227

Ryan P. Juza

BOOK REVIEWS

Mark E. Cohen, An English to Akkadian Companion to the Assyrian Dictionaries

247

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt, Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader

248

Reviewed by Scott N. Callaham

Lytton John Musselman, A Dictionary of Bible Plants

250

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Aaron Chalmers, Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel: Prophet, Priest, Sage and People

252

Reviewed by Bryan C. Babcock

Bernard M. Levinson, A More Perfect Torah: At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll

253

Reviewed by Matthew McAffee

Koert van Bekkum, From Conquest to Coexistence: Ideology and Antiquarian Intent in the Historiography of Israel's Settlement in Canaan

256

Reviewed by Daniel Kwame Bediako

Mark Leuchter, Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition

258

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Samuel Wells and George Sumner, Esther and Daniel

260

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Zoltán S. Schwáb, Toward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs: Selfishness and Secularity Reconsidered

262

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Oliver Glanz, Understanding Participant-Reference Shifts in the Book of Jeremiah: A Study of Exegetical Method and Its Consequences for the Interpretation of Referential Incoherence

264

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Joshua N. Moon, Jeremiah's New Covenant: An Augustinian Reading

266

Reviewed by David Gunner Gundersen

Paul L. Redditt, Zechariah 9–14

268

Reviewed by Nathanael Warren

Heath A. Thomas, Jeremy Evans, and Paul Copan, eds., Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem

270

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Ronald E. Osborn, Death before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

271

Reviewed by Kyle R. Greenwood

Jens Schröter and Jürgen K. Zangenberg, eds., Texte zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments

272

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Wally V. Cirafesi, Verbal Aspect in Synoptic Parallels: On the Method and Meaning of Divergent Tense-Form Usage in the Synoptic Passion Narratives

274

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Donald A. Hagner, The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction

276

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Eve-Marie Becker and Anders Runesson, eds., Mark and Matthew I, Comparative Readings: Understanding the Earliest Gospels in Their First-Century Settings

278

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Bernardo Estrada, Ermenegildo Manicardi, and Armand Puig i Tàrrech, eds., The Gospels: History and Christology. The Search of Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI (I Vangeli: Storia e Cristologia. La ricerca di Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI)

279

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Michael F. Bird, Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels

281

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

James Constantine Hanges, Paul, Founder of Churches: A Study in Light of the Evidence for the Role of "Founder-Figures" in the Hellenistic-Roman Period

283

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Jörg Frey, Die Herrlichkeit des Gekreuzigten: Studien zu den Johanneischen Schriften I

285

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Ian Boxall, Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse

287

Reviewed by David Mattewson

David A. de Silva, The Letter to the Hebrews in Social Scientific Perspective

288

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Grant Macaskill, Union with Christ in the New Testament

290

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Anthony C. Thiselton, The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today

292

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen Schuller, eds., Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber

294

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

David E. Aune, Jesus, Gospel Tradition and Paul in the Context of Jewish and Greco-Roman Antiquity: Collected Essays II

295

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Adolf Schlatter, Einführung in die Theologie

297

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

301

 

BBR 24.1 (2014)

ARTICLES

The Abishag Episode: Reexamining the Role of Virility in 1 Kings 1:1–4 in Light of the Kirta Epic and the Sumerian Tale "The Old Man and the Young Woman"

1

Russell L. Meek

"The Law and the Prophets" in MT Daniel 9:3–19

15

Ron Haydon

A God by Any Other Name: Polyonymy in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Early Christianity

27

N. Clayton Croy

Perspectives on Paul the Sinner

45

Patrick Gray

An Exegetical and Biblical Theological Evaluation of N. T. Wright's How God Became King

57

Robert H. Gundry

BOOK REVIEWS

Dominique Barthélemy, Studies in the Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Old Testament Text Project.

75

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Cynthia Miller-Naudé and Ziony Zevit, eds., Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew

76

Reviewed by Scott N. Callaham

Steven E. Fassberg, Moshe Bar-Asher, and Ruth A. Clements, eds., Hebrew in the Second Temple Period: The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Contemporary Sources

78

Reviewed by John A. Cook

William E. Mierse, Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant: Recovery after Collapse

81

Reviewed by Bryan C. Babcock

Robb Andrew Young, Hezekiah in History and Tradition

83

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Daniel D. Lowery, Toward a Poetics of Genesis 1–11: Reading Genesis 4:17–22 in Its Near Eastern Context

85

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Horst Seebass, Numeri Kapitel 1,1–10,10; Horst Seebass, Numeri Kapitel 10,11–22,1; Horst Seebass Numeri Kapitel 22,2–36,13

87

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Steven T. Mann, Run, David, Run! An Investigation of the Theological Speech Acts of David's Departure and Return (2 Samuel 14–20)

92

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Knut Martin Heim, Poetic Imagination in Proverbs: Variant Repetitions and the Nature of Poetry

93

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Seth B. Tarrer, Reading with the Faithful: Interpretation of True and False Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah from Ancient Times to Modern

96

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

A. J. Culp, Puzzling Portraits: Seeing the Old Testament's Confusing Characters as Ethical Models

98

Reviewed by John Lawlor

Michael P. Knowles, The Unfolding Mystery of the Divine Name: The God of Sinai in Our Midst

100

Reviewed by Cameron Jungels

Thomas Wagner, Gottes Herrlichkeit: Bedeutung und Verwendung des Begriffs kābôd im Alten Testament

101

Reviewed by August H. Konkel

James H. Charlesworth et al., eds., Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations, vol. 7: Temple Scroll and Related Documents

104

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Frederick James Murphy, Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction

105

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald, eds., The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts

106

Reviewed by Elaine A. Philips

Craig A. Evans, Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

109

Reviewed by Bert S. Snow

Donald Senior, ed., The Gospel of Matthew at the Crossroads of Early Christianity

110

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Tobias Hägerland, Jesus and the Forgiveness of Sins: An Aspect of His Prophetic Mission

113

Reviewed by D. Keith Campbell

Christoph Schaefer, Die Zukunft Israels bei Lukas: Biblisch-frühjudisch Zukunfts-Vorstellungen im Lukanischen Doppelwerk im Vergleich zu Röm 9–11

114

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Anke Inselmann, Die Freude im Lukasevangelium: Ein Beitrag zur psychologischen Exegese

116

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Jan G. van der Watt and Ruben Zimmermann, eds., Rethinking the Ethics of John: "Implicit Ethics" in the Johannine Writings

117

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Patrick Gray, Opening Paul's Letters: A Reader's Guide to Genre and Interpretation

119

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Yulin Liu, Temple Purity in 1–2 Corinthians

121

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Jochen Flebbe, Solus Deus: Untersuchungen zur Rede von Gott im Brief des Paulus an die Römer

122

Reviewed by Victor Copan

Korinna Zamfir, Men and Women in the Household of God: A Contextual Approach to Roles and Ministries in the Pastoral Epistles

123

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

G. K. Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New

125

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld, Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament

127

Reviewed by Külli Tõniste

Helen Rhee, Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation

129

Reviewed by Yongbom Lee

David J. Neville, A Peacable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives

131

Reviewed by Külli Tõniste

David Crump, Encountering Jesus, Encountering Scripture: Reading the Bible Critically in Faith

133

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Klaus Berger, Die Bibelfälscher: Wie wir um die Wahrheit betrogen werden

134

Reviewed by Joel White

Simon J. Gathercole, The Composition of the Gospel of Thomas: Original Language and Influences

136

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Ulrich Wilckens, Kritik der Bibelkritik: Wie die Bibel wieder zur Heiligen Schrift werden kann

138

Reviewed by Joel White

Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel, eds., On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday

139

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

James Carleton Paget and Schaper Joachim, eds., The New Cambridge History of the Bible: From the Beginnings to 600

141

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Lutz Doering, Ancient Jewish Letters and the Beginnings of Christian Epistolography

143

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Tobias Georges, Felix Albrecht, and Reinhard Feldmeier, eds., Alexandria

145

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

147

 

BBR 23.4 (2013)

ARTICLES

Current Trends in Old Testament Textual Criticism

461

Paul D. Wegner

The Missio Dei as an Integrative Motif in the Book of Jeremiah

481

Jerry Hwang

From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God: Reconsidering the Origin of Paul's Slavery Metaphor in Romans 6

509

John K. Goodrich

Meals in Pagan Temples and Apostolic Finances: How Effective Is Paul's Argument in 1 Corinthians 9:1–23 in the Context of 1 Corinthians 8–10?

531

Joel R. White

Authority and Motivation in the Apocalypse of John

547

Alexander E. Stewart

BOOK REVIEWS

Rainer Albertz and Rüdiger Schmitt, Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant

565

Richard S. Hess

Peter Pfälzner, Herbert Niehr, Ernst Pernicka, and Anne Wissing, eds., (Re-)Constructing Funerary Rituals in the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the First International Symposium of the Tübingen Post-graduate School "Symbols of the Dead" in May 2009

568

Gerald A. Klingbeil

Rolf Grundlach and Kate Spence, eds., 5. Symposium on Egyptian Royal Ideology: Palace and Temple. Architecture—Decoration—Ritual, Cambridge, July, 16th–17th, 2007

572

Bryan C. Babcock

Dominik Elkowicz, Tempel und Kultpläze der Philister und der Völker des Ostjordanlandes: Eine Untersuchung zur Bau- und zur Kultgeschichte während der Eisenzeit I–II

574

David B. Schreiner

Michael Williams, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: A Concise Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

575

Matthew McAffee

Adam Zertal, ed., El-Ahwat: A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal ʿIron, Israel. Excavations 1993–2000

578

Ralph K. Hawkins

Craig A. Evans, Joel N. Lohr, and David L. Petersen, eds., The Book of Genesis: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation

580

John H. Walton

Sun Myung Lyu, Righteousness in the Book of Proverbs

584

Lael Caesar

R. Reed Lessing, Isaiah 40–55

586

Gary V. Smith

Jacob Milgrom and Daniel I Block, Ezekiel's Hope: A Commentary on Ezekiel 38–48 .

588

Elmer A. Martens

Reinhard Achenbach, Rainer Albertz, and Jakob Wöhrle, eds., The Foreigner and the Law: Perspectives from the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

589

Larisa Levicheva

David S. Hasselbrook, Studies in New Testament Lexicography: Advancing toward a Full Diachronic Approach with the Greek Language

591

Roy E. Ciampa

Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis, ed., Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum

593

Roy E. Ciampa

Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes, eds., The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis

595

Eckhard J. Schnabel

Donald Senior, ed., The Gospel of Matthew at the Crossroads of Early Christianity

596

Osvaldo Padilla

Craig S. Keener, Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 1: Introduction and 1:1–2:47

599

Joshua W. Jipp

J. Paul Sampley and Peter Lampe, eds., Paul and Rhetoric

601

Don Garlington

Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams, eds., Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon

602

Dillon T. Thornton

Peter T. O'Brien, The Letter to the Hebrews

604

Joshua W. Jipp

Thomas Witulski, Apk 11 und der Bar Kokhba-Aufstand

605

Peter H. Davids

John J. Pilch, A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

607

Elaine Phillips

Dale C. Allison Jr., et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 6: Dabbesheth–Dreams and Dream Interpretation

608

Robert W. Yarbrough

Correction

611

BOOKS RECEIVED

613

BBR 23.3 (2013)

ARTICLES

The Semantics of יצא in Exodus 21:22: Reassessing the Variables That Determine Meaning

305

John Makujina

Reassessing the Origins of Deuteronomic Prophecy: Early Moses Traditions in Deuteronomy 18:15–22

323

J. D. Atkins

The Abused Present

343

David L. Mathewson

Chrysostom and Epiphanius: Long Hair Prohibited as Covering in 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7

365

A. Philip Brown II

Persecution and the Purpose of Revelation with Reference to Roman Jurisprudence

377

Alan S. Bandy

BOOK REVIEWS

Martti Nissinen, ed., Congress Volume Helsinki 2010

399

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Gershon Galil, Ayelet Gilboa, Aren M. Maeir, and Dan'el Kahn, eds., The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries bce: Culture and History

401

Reviewed by Steven M. Ortiz

Avraham Faust, The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II

403

Reviewed by Jonathan S. Greer

Jens Kamlah and Henrike Michelau, eds., Temple Building and Temple Cult: Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in the Levant (2.–1. Mill. b.c.e.)

405

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Josef Tropper, Ugaritische Grammatik

408

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

Miles van Pelt, Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide

410

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman, eds., Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address

411

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Armin Lange and Matthias Weigold, Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Second Temple Jewish Literature

413

Reviewed by Joseph Ryan Kelly

Daniel I. Block, Deuteronomy

416

Reviewed by John I. Lawlor

Barry G. Webb, The Book of Judges

418

Reviewed by Gerhard Pfandl

David Penchansky, Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text

419

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

John H. Walton, Job

421

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Edward W. Klink III and Darian R. Lockett, Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice

423

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Rüdiger Jungbluth, Im Himmel und auf Erden: Dimensionen von Königsherrschaft im Alten Testament

424

Reviewed by August H. Konke

Andrew T. Glicksman, Wisdom of Solomon 10: A Jewish Hellenistic Reinterpretation of Early Israelite History Through Sapiential Lenses

426

Reviewed by David L. Turner

Hal Taussig, ed., A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-First Century

427

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Elizabeth E. Shively, Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22–30

429

Reviewed by Shawn J. Wilhite

G. K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation.

431

Reviewed by Robert J. Schulze

Daniel Lynwood Smith, The Rhetoric of Interruption: Speech-Making, Turn-Taking, and Rule-Breaking in Luke–Acts and Ancient Greek Narrative

432

Reviewed by James P. Sweney

William P. Atkinson, Baptism in the Spirit: Luke–Acts and the Dunn Debate

434

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Ben Witherington III, Paul's Letter to the Philippians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

436

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Dorit Felsch, Die Feste im Johannesevangelium: Jüdische Tradition und christologische Deutung

437

Reviewed by Andreas J. Köstenberger

Markus Bockmuehl, The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate

439

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

Matthew W. Bates, The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation: The Center of Paul's Method of Scriptural Interpretation

441

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Christopher A. Richardson, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews

442

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

Scot McKnight, The Letter of James

443

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Matthew D. Jensen, Affirming the Resurrection of the Incarnate Christ: A Reading of 1 John

445

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Graeme Goldsworthy, Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles

446

Reviewed by Joel Willitts

Jochen Wagner, Die Anfänge des Amtes in der Kirche: Presbyter und Episkopen in der frühchristlichen Literatur

448

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Daniel R. Driver, Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church's One Bible

450

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski, and Eberhard Jüngel, eds., Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion

451

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Hans-Josef Klauck et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 4: Birsha–Chariot of Fire; vol. 5: Charisma–Czaczkes

452

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

457

BBR 23.2 (2013)

ARTICLES

The Semantics of יצא in Exodus 21:22: Reassessing the Variables That Determine Meaning

305

John Makujina

Reassessing the Origins of Deuteronomic Prophecy: Early Moses Traditions in Deuteronomy 18:15–22

323

J. D. Atkins

The Abused Present

343

David L. Mathewson

Chrysostom and Epiphanius: Long Hair Prohibited as Covering in 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7

365

A. Philip Brown II

Persecution and the Purpose of Revelation with Reference to Roman Jurisprudence

377

Alan S. Bandy

BOOK REVIEWS

Martti Nissinen, ed., Congress Volume Helsinki 2010

399

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Gershon Galil, Ayelet Gilboa, Aren M. Maeir, and Dan'el Kahn, eds., The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries bce: Culture and History

401

Reviewed by Steven M. Ortiz

Avraham Faust, The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II

403

Reviewed by Jonathan S. Greer

Jens Kamlah and Henrike Michelau, eds., Temple Building and Temple Cult: Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in the Levant (2.–1. Mill. b.c.e.)

405

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Josef Tropper, Ugaritische Grammatik

408

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

Miles van Pelt, Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide

410

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman, eds., Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address

411

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Armin Lange and Matthias Weigold, Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Second Temple Jewish Literature

413

Reviewed by Joseph Ryan Kelly

Daniel I. Block, Deuteronomy

416

Reviewed by John I. Lawlor

Barry G. Webb, The Book of Judges

418

Reviewed by Gerhard Pfandl

David Penchansky, Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text

419

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

John H. Walton, Job

421

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Edward W. Klink III and Darian R. Lockett, Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice

423

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Rüdiger Jungbluth, Im Himmel und auf Erden: Dimensionen von Königsherrschaft im Alten Testament

424

Reviewed by August H. Konke

Andrew T. Glicksman, Wisdom of Solomon 10: A Jewish Hellenistic Reinterpretation of Early Israelite History Through Sapiential Lenses

426

Reviewed by David L. Turner

Hal Taussig, ed., A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-First Century

427

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Elizabeth E. Shively, Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22–30

429

Reviewed by Shawn J. Wilhite

G. K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation.

431

Reviewed by Robert J. Schulze

Daniel Lynwood Smith, The Rhetoric of Interruption: Speech-Making, Turn-Taking, and Rule-Breaking in Luke–Acts and Ancient Greek Narrative

432

Reviewed by James P. Sweney

William P. Atkinson, Baptism in the Spirit: Luke–Acts and the Dunn Debate

434

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Ben Witherington III, Paul's Letter to the Philippians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

436

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Dorit Felsch, Die Feste im Johannesevangelium: Jüdische Tradition und christologische Deutung

437

Reviewed by Andreas J. Köstenberger

Markus Bockmuehl, The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate

439

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

Matthew W. Bates, The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation: The Center of Paul's Method of Scriptural Interpretation

441

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Christopher A. Richardson, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews

442

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

Scot McKnight, The Letter of James

443

Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Matthew D. Jensen, Affirming the Resurrection of the Incarnate Christ: A Reading of 1 John

445

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Graeme Goldsworthy, Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles

446

Reviewed by Joel Willitts

Jochen Wagner, Die Anfänge des Amtes in der Kirche: Presbyter und Episkopen in der frühchristlichen Literatur

448

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Daniel R. Driver, Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church's One Bible

450

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski, and Eberhard Jüngel, eds., Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion

451

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Hans-Josef Klauck et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 4: Birsha–Chariot of Fire; vol. 5: Charisma–Czaczkes

452

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

457

BBR 23.2 (2013)

ARTICLES

The Ethics of Inclusion: The גר and the אזרח in the Passover to Yhwh

155

Joseph Ryan Kelly

Rest for the Animals? Nonhuman Sabbath Repose in Pentateuchal Law

167

A. Rahel Schafer

Desiring God: The Blood of the Covenant in Exodus 24

187

Amy L. B. Peeler

A Passionate Prophet: Reading Emotions in the Book of Malachi

207

E. Ray Clendenen

Reconsidering the Authorship of Colossians

223

Maria A. Pascuzzi

BOOK REVIEWS

Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

247

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Andreas Schuele, An Introduction to Biblical Aramaic

249

Reviewed by Brian W. Davidson

John Huehnergard, An Introduction to Ugaritic

251

Reviewed by John A. Cook

Gary Alan Chamberlain, The Greek of the Septuagint: A Supplement Lexicon

253

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Marvin A. Sweeney, TANAK: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible

255

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Victor H. Matthews and James C. Moyer, The Old Testament: Text and Context

256

Reviewed by Carlos Mora

Eugene H. Merrill, Mark E. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti, The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament

257

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Mark S. Gignilliat, A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism: From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs

259

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Daniel R. Driver, Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian

261

Reviewed by Nathan Chambers

Nathan MacDonald, Mark W. Elliott, and Grant Macaskill, eds., Genesis and Christian Theology

263

Reviewed by Harold Alomía

Jerry Hwang, The Rhetoric of Remembrance: An Investigation of the "Fathers" in Deuteronomy

265

Reviewed by Stephen M. Coleman

John Gray, The Book of Job

267

Reviewed by Richard W. Medina

W. H. Bellinger Jr., Psalms: A Guide to Studying the Psalter

269

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Kristin Joachimsen, Identities in Transition: The Pursuit of Isaiah 52:13–53:12

270

Reviewed by John N. Oswalt

Benjamin A. Foreman, Animal Metaphors and the People of Israel in the Book of Jeremiah

272

Reviewed by Rahel Schafer

David Frankel, The Land of Canaan and the Destiny of Israel: Theologies of Territory in the Hebrew Bible

273

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow, eds., The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism

275

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Conleath Kearns, The Expanded Text of Ecclesiasticus: Its Teaching on the Future Life as a Clue to Its Origin

277

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Catherine Hezser, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine and

Michael Peachin, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

278

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Jodi Magness, Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus

280

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Gonzalo Haya-Prats, Empowered Believers: The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts

281

Reviewed by Robert S. Snow

Andrew D. Naselli, From Typology to Doxology: Paul's Use of Isaiah and Job in Romans 11:34–35

283

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

John M. G. Barclay, Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews

284

Reviewed by Sigurd Grindheim

Jörg Frey, James A. Kelhoffer, and Franz Tóth, eds., Die Johannesapokalypse: Kontexte—Konzepte—Rezeption

286

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Bart D. Ehrman and Zlatko Plese, The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations

288

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Joseph Verheyden, Korinna Zamfir, and Nicklas Tobias, eds., Prophets and Prophecy in Jewish and Early Christian Literature

290

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi, eds., Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide

293

Reviewed by Jeannine K. Brown

Paul Trebilco, Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament

294

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

John S. Kloppenborg and Richard S. Ascough, Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary, vol. 1: Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace and

Richard S. Ascough, Philip A. Harland, and John S. Kloppenborg, Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook

296

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Ruth Langer, Cursing the Christians? A History of the Birkat Haminim

298

Reviewed by Jarvis J. Williams

Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski, and Eberhard Jüngel, eds., Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion, vols. 10 (Pet–Ref) and 11 (Reg–Sie)

300

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

303

 

 

BBR 23.1 (2013)

ARTICLES

Exodus 34:29–35 and Moses' Shining Face

1

Joshua M. Philpot

The Metaphoric Use of Slave Terms in the Hebrew Bible

13

Edward J. Bridge

Joshua and Kingship

29

Gregory Goswell

A Farewell to Arms: Goliath's Death as Rhetoric against Faith in Arms

43

Gregory T. K. Wong

The Human Ideal, the Problem of Evil, and Moral Responsibility in 4 Maccabees

57

David A. DeSilva

BOOK REVIEWS

Geoffrey Khan and Diana Lipton, eds., Studies in the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Honour of Robert Gordo

79

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Michael D. Coogan, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

81

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen, eds., Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten

85

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

T. Muraoka, A Grammar of Qumran Aramaic

86

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

Francis I. Andersen and A. Dean Forbes, Biblical Hebrew Grammar Visualized

88

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Lee Martin McDonald, Formation of the Bible: The Story of the Church's Canon

90

Reviewed by Kyle Greenwood

William G. Dever, The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect

92

Reviewed by Tiberius Rata

Ralph K. Hawkins, The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal: Excavation and Interpretation

94

Reviewed by Daniel I. Block

Leigh M. Trevaskis, Holiness, Ethics and Ritual in Leviticus

96

Reviewed by Aloma Jonker

Daniel I. Block, The Gospel according to Moses: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Book of Deuteronomy

98

Reviewed by Emmer Chacón

Caryn A. Reeder, The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond

100

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Scott W. Hahn, The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1–2 Chronicles

101

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Frank-Lothar Hossfeld and Erich Zenger, Psalms 3: A Commentary on Psalms 101–150

103

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Gordon J. Wenham, Psalms as Torah: Reading Biblical Song Ethically

105

Reviewed by David B. Sloan

Hector M. Patmore, Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre: The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11–19 in Late Antiquity

107

Reviewed by Merling Alomía

Alexandra Grund, Die Entstehung des Sabbats: Seine Bedeutung für Israels Zeitkonzept und Erinnerungskultur

108

Reviewed by Martin Pröbstle

Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants

110

Reviewed by Jason S. DeRouchie

Michael Lodahl, Claiming Abraham: Reading the Bible and the Qurʾan Side by Side

113

Reviewed by Cameron Jungels

Geoffrey David Miller, Marriage in the Book of Tobit

115

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Birke Siggelkow-Berner, Die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum des Flavius Josephus

116

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Reinhard Pummer, The Samaritans in Flavius Josephus

118

Reviewed by E. Randolph Richards

Dean B. Deppe, All Roads Lead to the Text: Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible

120

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Michael P. Theophilos, The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24.15

121

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Anthony Le Donne, Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It?

123

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Joel B. Green, ed., Methods for Luke

124

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Alan J. Thompson, The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan

126

Reviewed by Brian J. Tabb

Simon David Butticaz, L'identite de l'eglise dans les Actes des Apotres de la restauration d'Israel a la conquete universelle

128

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Martinus C. de Boer, Galatians: A Commentary

129

Reviewed by Jack J. Gibson

George Lyons, Galatians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

131

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Brisio J. Oropeza, Jews, Gentiles, and the Opponents of Paul

134

Reviewed by Dillon T. Thornton

Rodney Reeves, Spirituality according to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ

135

Reviewed by Robert S. Snow

James W. Thompson, Moral Formation according to Paul: The Context and Coherence of Pauline Ethics

136

Reviewed by Robert S. Snow

Gert J. Steyn, A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews

138

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Roland Deines, Jens Herzer, and Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, eds., Neues Testament und hellenistische Alltagskultur: Wechselseitige Wahrnehmungen

140

Reviewed by Joel White`

Stephanos Matthaios, Franco Montanari, and Antonios Rengakos, eds., Ancient Scholarship and Grammar: Archetypes, Concepts and Contexts

142

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Matthew E. Gordley, Teaching through Song in Antiquity: Didactic Hymnody among Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians

143

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Charles H. Cosgrove, An Ancient Christian Hymn with Musical Notation: Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786. Text and Commentary

145

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Stephen E. Young, Jesus Tradition in the Apostolic Fathers: Their Explicit Appeals to the Words of Jesus in Light of Orality Studies

146

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Christoph Markschies and Jens Schröter, eds., Antike christliche Apokryphen in deutscher Übersetzung, vol. 1: Evangelien und Verwandtes

148

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

151

 

BBR 22.4 (2012)

ARTICLES

Sin and Atonement: Lessons from the Pentateuch

467

Jay Sklar

On the Meaning of זעקת מושל in Qohelet 9:17b

493

Aron Pinker

Ethical Rhetoric and Divine Power: Reflections on Matthew 10:17–20 (and Parallels)

505

Kenneth R. Chase

Interpreting Apocalyptic Symbolism in the Gospel of Matthew

525

Daniel M. Gurtner

Demonstrating Transgression by Building Up the Faith: Argumentation in Galatians 2:17–18

547

John W. Taylor

BOOK REVIEWS

Wido T. van Peursen and Janet W. Dyk, eds., Tradition and Innovation in Biblical Interpretation: Studies Presented to Professor Eep Talstra on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday

563

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

Kenneth C. Way, Donkeys in the Biblical World: Ceremony and Symbol

567

Reviewed by Edwin Yamauchi

T. Desmond Alexander, From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch

568

Reviewed by Bryan C. Babcock

Richard S. Briggs and Joel N. Lohr, eds., A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture

570

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

David B. Burrell, Carlo Cogliati, Janet M. Soskice, and William R. Stoeger, eds., Creation and the God of Abraham

571

Reviewed by Nathan Chambers

Thomas Hieke and Tobias Niklas, eds., The Day of Atonement: Its Interpretations in Early Jewish and Christian Traditions

573

Reviewed by Robert C. Kashow

Walter Dietrich, ed., Seitenblicke: Literarische und historische Studien zu Nebenfiguren im zweiten Samuelbuch

576

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Graeme Auld, I and II Samuel

578

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Andrew E. Steinmann, Ezra and Nehemiah

579

Reviewed by A. Philip Brown II

Donna Lee Petter, The Book of Ezekiel and Mesopotamian City Laments

581

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Erich Zenger, ed., The Composition of the Book of Psalms

582

Reviewed by Martin G. Klingbeil

Paul D. Vrolijk, Jacob's Wealth: An Examination into the Nature and Role of Material Possessions in the Jacob-Cycle (Gen 25:19–35:29)

584

Reviewed by David W. Baker

Ibolya Balla, Ben Sira on Family, Gender, and Sexuality

586

Reviewed by David Pao

Nóra Dávid and Armin Lange, eds., Qumran and the Bible: Studying the Jewish and Christian Scriptures in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls

587

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Brian Schultz, Conquering the World: The War Scroll (1QM) Reconsidered

588

Reviewed by Martin G. Abegg Jr.

Toshikazu S. Foley, Biblical Translation in Chinese and Greek: Verbal Aspect in Theory and Practice

590

Reviewed by Ruihan Jiao

Christof Landmesser and Andreas Klein, eds., Rudolf Bultmann (1884–1976): Theologe der Gegenwart. Hermeneutik—Exegese—Theologie—Philosophie

594

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

David L. Balch and Jason T. Lamoreaux, eds., Finding a Woman's Place: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Osiek

596

Reviewed by Mary M. Veeneman

Alexander Wedderburn, Jesus and the Historians

597

Reviewed by Gary M. Burge

Mary Ann Beavis, Mark

599

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Timothy C. Gray, The Temple in the Gospel of Mark: A Study in Its Narrative Role

601

Reviewed by Te-Li Lau

Kelli S. O'Brien, The Use of Scripture in the Markan Passion Narrative

602

Reviewed by Robert S. Snow

Douglas A. Hume, The Early Christian Community: A Narrative Analysis of Acts 2:41–47 and 4:32–35 and

Heike Braun, Geschichte des Gottesvolkes und christliche Identität: Eine kanonisch-intertextuelle Auslegung der Stephanusepisode Apg 6,1–8,3

603

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Jens Adam, Paulus und die Versöhnung aller: Eine Studie zum paulinischen Heilsuniversalismus

606

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

J. R. Daniel Kirk, Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity

607

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Daniel R. Streett, They Went Out from Us: The Identity of the Opponents in First John

609

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Hans-Joachim Eckstein, Christof Landmesser, and Hermann Lichtenberger, eds., Eschatologie—Eschatology: The Sixth Durham-Tübingen Research Symposium

611

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

David Hellholm, Tor Vegge, Øyvind Norderval, and Christer Hellholm, eds., Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity

613

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Mathilde Simon, Identités Romaines: Conscience de soi et représentations de l'autre dans la Rome antique (IVe siècle av. J.-C.—VIIIe siècle apr. J.-C.)

615

Reviewed by Laura J. Hunt

BOOKS RECEIVED

617

 

BBR 22.3 (2012)

ARTICLES

Lexical Pragmatics and the Lexicon

315

Gene L. Green

"God So Near:" An Examination of the Ancient Near Eastern Setting for Deuteronomy 4:7 and קרבים

335

Daniel P. Bricker

The First Glimpse of Saul and His Subsequent Transformation

353

Ralph K. Hawkins

Scripture as a Spiritual Phenomenon: The Evidence of the 11Q Psalms Scroll Colophon

363

William Yarchin

The Great Commission as the Climax of Matthew's Mountain Scenes

383

Trent Rogers

Did Jesus Connect Son of Man to Daniel 7? A Short Reflection on the Position of Larry Hurtado

399

Darrell L. Bock

BOOK REVIEWS

William G. Hupper, An Index to English Periodical Literature on the Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

403

Reviewed by Michael D. Matlock

Maynard Paul Maidman, Nuzi Texts and Their Uses as Historical Evidence

405

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Detlef Jericke, Regionaler Kult und lokaler Kult: Studien zur Kult- und Religionsgeschichte Israels und Judas im 9. und 8. Jahrhundert v. Chr.

406

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

David Ben-Shlomo, Philistine Iconography: A Wealth of Style and Symbolism

408

Reviewed by Steven M. Ortiz

Bob Becking and Lester L. Grabbe, eds., Between Evidence and Ideology: Essays on the History of Ancient Israel Read at the Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oud Testamentisch Werkgezelschap Lincoln, July 2009

410

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Matthew A. Thomas, These Are the Generations: Identity, Covenant, and the 'Toledot' Formula

412

Reviewed by Jason S. DeRouchie

Matthew R. Schlimm, From Fratricide to Forgiveness: The Language and Ethics of Anger in Genesis

415

Reviewed by Joseph Ryan Kelly

John H. Walton, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

417

Reviewed by David T. Lamb

Victor P. Hamilton, Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary

418

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Ehud Ben Zvi and Diana V. Edelman, eds., What Was Authoritative for Chronicles?

420

Reviewed by Tiberius Rata

Jonathan Grossman, Esther: The Outer Narrative and Its Hidden Reading

422

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Jeffrey Burns, The Music of Psalms, Proverbs and Job in the Hebrew Bible: A Revised Theory of Musical Accents in the Hebrew Bible

424

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Peter Enns, Ecclesiastes

426

Reviewed by Larisa Levicheva

Paul J. Griffiths, Song of Songs

428

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Christopher B. Hays, Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah

429

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Leslie C. Allen, A Liturgy of Grief: A Pastoral Commentary on Lamentations

431

Reviewed by Lael Caesar

Marcus K. M. Tso, Ethics in the Qumran Community: An Interdisciplinary Investigation

432

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Charles A. Anderson, Philo of Alexandria's Views of the Physical World

434

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Kenneth R. Jones, Jewish Reactions to the Destruction of Jerusalem in a.d. 70: Apocalypses and Related Pseudepigrapha

435

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Martin McNamara, Targum and New Testament

436

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Heinrich von Siebenthal, Griechische Grammatik zum Neuen Testament

438

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Chris Keith and Larry W. Hurtado, eds., Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels

441

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Christian Stettler, Das letzte Gericht: Studien zur Endgerichtserwartung von den Schriftpropheten bis Jesus

442

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Jo-Ann Brandt, John

444

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Nicolas Farelly, The Disciples in the Fourth Gospel: A Narrative Analysis of Their Faith and Understanding

445

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Patricia Walters, The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence

446

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Martin Hengel, Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle

448

Reviewed by Alec J. Lucas

Harm-Jan Inkelaar, Conflict over Wisdom: The Theme of 1 Corinthians 1–4 Rooted in Scripture

449

Reviewed by Yongbom Lee

David J. Rudolph, A Jew to the Jews: Jewish Contours of Pauline Flexibility in 1 Corinthians 9:19–23

451

Reviewed by Joel Willitts

Thomas R. Schreiner, Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Galatians

452

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Chad T. Pierce, Spirits and the Proclamation of Christ: 1 Peter 3:18–22 in Light of Sin and Punishment Traditions in Early Jewish and Christian Literature

454

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Mark B. Stephens, Annihilation or Renewal? The Meaning and Function of New Creation in the Book of Revelation

455

Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

Joel B. Green, ed., Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics

458

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Wolfgang Kraus, Beiträge zur urchristlichen Theologiegeschichte

460

Reviewed by Joel White

Marcello Spanu, The Theatre of Diokaisareia

461

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

465

 

BBR 22.2 (2012)

ARTICLES

Toward a Theory of the Poetry of the Hebrew Bible:The Poetry of the Psalms as a Test Case

157

Beat Weber

The Bible as Specimen, Talisman, and Dragoman in Africa:A Look at Some African Uses of the Psalms and 1 Corinthians 12–14

189

Grant LeMarquand

Paul and Sedition: Pauline Apologetic in Acts

201

Craig S. Keener

Rewriting Prophets in the Corinthian Correspondence:A Window on Paul's Hermeneutic

225

J. David Stark

The Spiritual Powers of Ephesians 6:10–18 in the Light of African Pentecostal Spirituality

251

J. Ayodeji Adewuya

BOOK REVIEWS

Cor Notebaart, Metallurgical Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible

259

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Dirk Jongkind, Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus

260

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

S. Bar, D. Kahn, and J. J. Shirley, eds., Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature: Proceedings of a Conference at the University of Haifa, 3–7 May 2009

262

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Kenneth J. Turner, The Death of Deaths in the Death of Israel: Deuteronomy's Theology of Exile

264

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Daniel I. Block, How I Love Your Torah, O Lord! Studies in the Book of Deuteronomy

265

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas

Harald Martin Wahl, Das Buch Esther: Übersetzung und Kommentar

267

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Jacques Vermeylen, ed., Les prophètes de la Bible et la fin des temps: XXXIIIe congrès de l'Association catholique française pour l'étude de la Bible (Lille, 24–27 août 2009)

268

Reviewed by Jerry Hwang

Gary V. Smith, Isaiah 40–66

270

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Robin A. Parry, Lamentations

271

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Robin A. Parry and Heath A. Thomas, eds., Great Is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture

273

Reviewed by Lael Caesar

William A. Tooman, Gog of Magog: Reuse of Scripture and Compositional Technique in Ezekiel 38–39

275

Reviewed by Kenneth Bergland

Richard Coggins and Jin H. Han, Six Minor Prophets through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

276

Reviewed by Heath A. Thomas

R. Reed Lessing, Amos

278

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Saul M. Olyan, Social Inequality in the World of the Text: The Significance of Ritual and Social Distinctions in the Hebrew Bible

280

Reviewed by Roy E. Gane

Christopher M. Hays, Luke's Wealth Ethics

282

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Douglas Estes, The Temporal Mechanics of the Fourth Gospel: A Theory of Hermeneutical Relativity in the Gospel of John

283

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

George L. Parsenios, Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif

284

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Mavis M. Leung, The Kingship-Cross Interplay in the Gospel of John: Jesus' Death as Corroboration of His Royal Messiahship

286

Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen

Matthew Sleeman, Geography and the Ascension Narrative in Acts.

287

Reviewed by David Pao

Troy M. Troftgruben, A Conclusion Unhindered: A Study of the Ending of Acts within Its Literary Environment

289

Reviewed by Jack J. Gibson

Margaret M. Mitchell, Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics

290

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

James Buchanan Wallace, Snatched into Paradise (2 Cor 12:1–10): Paul's Heavenly Journey in the Context of Early Christian Experience

291

Reviewed by Peter Balla

Michael Dübbers, Christologie und Existenz im Kolosserbrief: Exegetische und semantische Untersuchungen zur Intention des Kolosserbriefes

294

Reviewed by Thorsten Moritz

Bernhard Mutschler, Glaube in den Pastoralbriefen: Pistis als Mitte christlicher Existenz

295

Reviewed by Philipp F. Bartholomä

Michael Wolter, Paulus: Ein Grundriss seiner Theologie

296

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

David M. Moffitt, Atonement and the Logic of the Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews

298

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

John C. Poirier, The Tongues of Angels: The Concept of Angelic Languages in Classical Jewish and Christian Texts.

299

Reviewed by Yongbom Lee

Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu, eds., Anthropology in the New Testament and Its Ancient Context

301

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Kyoung-Shik Kim, God Will Judge Each One according to Works: Judgment according to Works and Psalm 62 in Early Judaism and the New Testament

302

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Timothy Wardle, The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identity

304

Reviewed by Robert S. Snow

Hanne von Weissenberg, Juha Pakkala, and Marko Marttila, eds., Changes in Scripture: Rewriting and Interpreting Authoritative Traditions in the Second Temple Period

305

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Martin Hengel, Die Zeloten: Untersuchungen zur jüdischen Freiheitsbewegung in der Zeit von Herodes I. bis 70 n. Chr. 3

307

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Hans-Josef Klauck et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 3: Athena–Birkat ha-Minim

308

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

311

 

BBR 22.1 (2012)

ARTICLES

The Septuagint and Apostolic Hermeneutics: Amos 9 in Acts 15

1

W. Edward Glenny

Matthew and Psalms of Solomon's Messianism: A Comparative Study in First-Century Messianology

27

Joel Willitts

Disagreement in the Greco-Roman Literary Tradition and the Implications for Gospel Research

51

Preston T. Massey

What "Mercies of God"? Oiktirmos in Romans 12:1 against Its Septuagintal Background

81

N. K. Gupta

Paul's Imprisonment as the Glory of the Ethnē: A Discourse Analysis of Ephesians 3:1–13

97

Aaron Sherwood

BOOK REVIEWS

Sharon R. Steadman and Gregory McMahon, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia: 10,000–323 b.c.e.

113

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

C. L. Crouch, War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East: Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History

115

Reviewed by Michael G. Hasel

Shemaryahu Talmon, Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible: Collected Studies

117

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Robert J. V. Hiebert, ed., "Translation Is Required": The Septuagint in Retrospect and Prospect

118

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

Jo Ann Hackett, A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

120

Reviewed by Stephen J. Andrews

Mignon R. Jacobs, Gender, Power, and Persuasion: The Genesis Narratives and Contemporary Portraits

121

Reviewed by Joseph Kelly

John E. Anderson, Jacob and the Divine Trickster: A Theology of Deception and Yhwh's Fidelity to the Ancestral Promise in the Jacob Cycle

123

Reviewed by Joseph Kelly

Rüdiger Schmitt, Der "Heilige Krieg" im Pentateuch und im deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk: Studien zur Forschungs-, Rezeptions- und Religionsgeschichte von Krieg und Bann im Alten Testament

125

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Koowon Kim, Incubation as a Type-Scene in the 'Aqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah Stories: A Form-Critical and Narratological Study of KTU 1.14 I-1.15 III, 1.17 I-II, and 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11

126

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Kathleen M. O'Connor, Jeremiah: Pain and Promise

128

Reviewed by Reed Lessing

Craig G. Bartholomew, Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today

129

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

John Goldingay, Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers

131

Reviewed by Michael D. Matlock

Jason B. Hood, The Messiah, His Brothers, and the Nations (Matthew 1.1–17)

132

Reviewed by Matthew H. Patton

Romano Penna, Lettera ai Romani

134

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Gossip and Gender: Othering of Speech in the Pastoral Epistles

136

Reviewed by Mary M. Veeneman

Clinton E. Arnold, Ephesians

138

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall, eds., Empire in the New Testament

139

Reviewed by Matthew Y. Emerson

Markus Georg Steinhilber, Die Fürbitte für die Herrschenden im Alten Testament, Frühjudentum und Urchristentum: Eine traditionsgeschtliche Studie

141

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Tobias Nicklas and Korinna Zamfir, eds., Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity: In Honour of Hans Klein

143

Reviewed by Brian C. Dennert

Shaye J. D. Cohen, The Significance of Yavneh and Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism

144

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Günter Stemberger, Judaica Minora, vol. 1: Biblische Traditionen im rabbinischen Judentum; vol. 2: Geschichte und Literatur des rabbinischen Judentums

146

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Edwin A. Judge, Jerusalem and Athens: Cultural Transformation in Late Antiquity

148

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

151

 

BBR 21.4 (2011)

ARTICLES

Old Greek Daniel 7:13–14 and Matthew's Son of Man

453

H. Daniel Zacharias

Let the Reader Understand: Mark's Use of Jeremiah 7 in Mark 13:14

467

Robert S. Snow

Consumed by Zeal: John's Use of Psalm 69:9 and the Action in the Temple

479

Steven M. Bryan

Johannine Fulfillment of Scripture: Continuity and Escalation

495

Brian J. Tabb

The Portrayal of Peter and Atonement Theology in the Gospel of John

507

Timothy Wiarda

BOOK REVIEWS

Takamitsu Muraoka, A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint and Takamitsu Muraoka, A Greek-Hebrew/Aramaic Two-Way Index to the Septuagint

525

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Douglas J. Green, "I Undertook Great Works": The Ideology of Domestic Achievements in West Semitic Royal Inscriptions

527

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Hugh R. Page Jr., ed., The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora

528

Reviewed by Mxolisi Michael Sokupa

Ronald D. Hendel, ed., Reading Genesis: Ten Methods

530

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

S. D. Giere, A New Glimpse of Day One: Intertextuality, History of Interpretation, and Genesis 1:1–5

532

Reviewed by Daniel Kwame Bediako

Steven L. McKenzie, Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading

534

Reviewed by Carlos Mora

Phillippe Hugo and Adrian Schenker, eds., Archaeology of the Books of Samuel: The Entangling of the Textual and Literary History

535

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Daniel Bodi, The Demise of the Warlord: A New Look at the David Story

537

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Pierre van Hecke and Antje Labahn, eds., Metaphors in the Psalms

539

Reviewed by Martin G. Klingbeil

Bruce K. Waltke, James M. Houston, and Erika Moore, The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary 541

Kent Aaron Reynolds, Torah as Teacher: The Exemplary Torah Student in Psalm 119

542

Reviewed by David M. Howard Jr.

John Day, ed., Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

544

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

David G. Firth and H. G. M. Williamson, eds., Interpreting Isaiah: Issues and Approaches

546

Reviewed by Jason Gile

Job Y. Jindo, Biblical Metaphor Reconsidered: A Cognitive Approach to Poetic Prophecy in Jeremiah 1–24

548

Reviewed by Leslie C. Allen

J. Andrew Dearman, The Book of Hosea

550

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Susanne Scholz, Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible

551

Reviewed by Cameron Jungels

Craig Blomberg and Jennifer Foutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis

553

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Sönke Finnern, Narratologie und biblische Exegese: Eine integrative Methode der Erzählanalyse und ihr Ertrag am Beispiel von Matthäus 28

554

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Robert H. Gundry, Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation

556

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Craig Keener, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels

558

Reviewed by Gary M. Burge

Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb, eds., Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence

560

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Grant R. Osborne, Matthew, and Charles H. Talbert, Matthew

562

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Wendy J. Cotter, The Christ of the Miracle Stories: Portrait through Encounter

564

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Gitte Buch-Hansen, "It Is The Spirit That Gives Life": A Stoic Understanding of Pneuma in John's Gospel

565

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

David Lincicum, Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy

567

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

David J. Southall, Rediscovering Righteousness in Romans: Personified dikaiosynē within Metaphoric and Narratorial Settings

569

Reviewed by Victor Copan

Rodrigo J. Morales, The Spirit and the Restoration of Israel: New Exodus and New Creation Motifs in Galatians

570

Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Gerd Lüdemann, Die gröbste Fälschung des Neuen Testaments: Der zweite Thessalonicherbrief

572

Reviewed by Philipp Bartholomä

D. Francois Tolmie, ed., Philemon in Perspective: Interpreting a Pauline Letter

574

Reviewed by David W. Pao

T. Ryan Jackson, New Creation in Paul's Letters: A Study of the Historical and Social Setting of a Pauline Concept

576

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Riemer Roukema, Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma

578

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

M. Bockmuehl and Guy Stroumsa, eds., Paradise in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Views

579

Reviewed by Gary M. Burge

Michael Hausmann, Die Leserlenkung durch Tacitus in den Tiberius- und Claudiusbüchern der ‚Annalen'

580

Reviewed by Jack J. Gibson

Eric D. Barreto, Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16

582

Reviewed by James C. Miller

BOOKS RECEIVED

585

 

BBR 21.3 (2011)

ARTICLES

Distinguishing the Angel of the Lord

297

Andrew S. Malone

The Seventy Sevens of Daniel 9: A Timetable for the Future?

315

Richard S. Hess

Otho: A Targeted Comparison of Suetonius's Biography and Tacitus's History, with Implications for the Gospels' Historical Reliability

331

Craig S. Keener

The Temple and the Thorn: 2 Corinthians 12 and Paul's Heavenly Ecclesiology

357

Jason B. Hood

Angels of the Churches in Revelation 1–3: Status Quaestionis and Another Proposal

371

Everett Ferguson

BOOK REVIEWS

Eugene Ulrich, ed., The Biblical Qumran Scrolls: Transcriptions and Textual Variants

387

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Daniel C. Snell, Religions of the Ancient Near East

388

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Shalom E. Holtz, Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure

390

Reviewed by Richard W. Medina

Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel

391

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Victor H. Matthews, More Than Meets the Ear: Discovering the Hidden Contexts of Old Testament Conversations

393

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Christopher A. Rollston, Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel: Epigraphic Evidence from the Iron Age

394

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Vincent Sénéchal, Rétribution et intercession dans le Deutéronome

397

Reviewed by Jerry Hwang

L. Daniel Hawk, Joshua in 3–D: A Commentary on Biblical Conquest and Manifest Destiny

398

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Jürg Thomas Luchsinger, Poetik der alttestamentlichen Spruchweisheit

400

Reviewed by Sung Jin Park

Louis Stulman and Hyun Chul Paul Kim, You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature

401

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

R. B. Salters, Lamentations

403

Reviewed by Heath Thomas

Phillip Cary, Jonah

405

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Walter C. Kaiser Jr., What Does the Lord Require? A Guide for Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics

406

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Bruce Chilton et al., eds., A Comparative Handbook to the Gospel of Mark: Comparisons with Pseudepigrapha, the Qumran Scrolls, and Rabbinic Literature

407

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Sverre Bøe, Cross-Bearing in Luke

409

Reviewed by Brian J. Tabb

J. Harold Ellens, The Son of Man in the Gospel of John

411

Reviewed by Yongbom Lee

Tom Holmén and Stanley E. Porter, Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus

412

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Jesus of Nazareth, part 1: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration and Jesus of Nazareth, part 2: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection

415

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Thomas Schmeller, Der Zweite Brief an die Korinther: Teilband 1, 2Kor 1,1–7,4

417

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Eckart David Schmidt, Heilig ins Eschaton: Heiligung und Heiligkeit als eschatologische Konzeption im 1. Thessalonicherbrief.

418

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Frank Thielman, Ephesians

420

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Timothy G. Gombis, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God

422

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Mark D. Given, ed., Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle

423

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

T. Ryan Jackson, New Creation in Paul's Letters: A Study of the Historical and Social Setting of a Pauline Concept

424

Reviewed by Mary Yi Wang

Troels Engberg-Pedersen. Cosmology and the Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

426

Reviewed by Joseph R. Dodson

Philip B. Payne, Man And Woman, One In Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul' Letters

427

Reviewed by James M. Howard

James D. G. Dunn, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence

429

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Annette Weissenrieder and Robert B. Coote, eds., The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres

430

Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Luke Timothy Johnson, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity

433

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

Michael Lattke, The Odes of Solomon: A Commentary. Hermeneia

434

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Roger S. Bagnall, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

436

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Hans Dieter Betz et al., eds., Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion. Volume V (F—Haz)—Volume IX (Nat—Pes)

437

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

443

 

BBR 21.2 (2011)

ARTICLES

Old Testament Gemstones: A Philological, Geological, and Archaeological Assessment of the Septuagint

141

James A. Harrell

A Communion of Subjects: Zoological Classification and Human/Animal Relations in Psalm 104

173

Richard Whitekettle

Building House to House (Isaiah 5:8): Theological Reflection on Land Development and Creation Care

189

Heath A. Thomas

NT Scholars' Use of OT Lament Terminology and Its Theological and Interdisciplinary Implications

213

D. Keith Campbell

Peter and the Prophetic Word: The Theology of ProphecyTraced through Peter's Sermons and Epistles

227

Paul A. Himes

BOOK REVIEWS

Oda Wischmeyer, ed., Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik: Begriffe—Methoden—Theorien—Konzepte

245

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Ellen F. Davis, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

247

Reviewed by Ken Ristau

Eric M. Meyers and Paul V. M. Flesher, eds., Aramaic in Postbiblical Judaism and Christianity

249

Reviewed by Max Rogland

Douglas S. Earl, Reading Joshua as Christian Scripture

251

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Craig G. Bartholomew, Ecclesiastes

252

Reviewed by Daniel J. Estes

Christopher R. Seitz, Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction

254

Reviewed by Michael D. Matlock

Izaak J. de Hulster, Iconographic Exegesis and Third Isaiah

256

Reviewed by Nathan J. Chambers

Hans M. Barstad and Reinhard G. Kratz, eds., Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah

257

Reviewed by Gary V. Smith

Tremper Longman III, Jeremiah, Lamentations

259

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Steven Tuell, Ezekiel

260

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

James H. Charlesworth, The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized

262

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Armin D. Baum, Der mündliche Faktor und seine Bedeutung für die synoptische Frage

264

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, eds., The Historical Jesus: Five Views

266

Reviewed by Alec J. Lucas

Kindalee Pfremmer de Long, Surprised by God: Praise Responses in the Narrative of Luke–Acts

268

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

John Ronning, The Jewish Targums and John's Logos Theology

269

Reviewed by Seulgi L. Byun

Cornelis Bennema, Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John

270

Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Graham H. Twelftree, People of the Spirit: Exploring Luke's View of the Church

272

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Brevard S. Childs, The Church's Guide for Reading Paul: The Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus

273

Reviewed by Russell Morton

John W. Yates, The Spirit and Creation in Paul

274

Reviewed by Mark A. Jennings

Nijay K. Gupta, Worship That Makes Sense to Paul: A New Approach to the Theology and Ethics of Paul's Cultic Metaphors

275

Reviewed by Don Garlington

Robert W. Yarbrough, 1–3 John

277

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Joseph L. Mangina, Revelation

278

Reviewed by Alexander E. Stewart

Hans Joachim Stein, Frühchristliche Mahlfeiern: Ihre Gestalt undBedeutung nach der neutestamentlichen Briefliteratur under der Johannesoffenbarung

279

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

John Howard Yoder, Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution

Warren Carter, John and Empire: Initial Explorations

Seyoon Kim, Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke

281

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Martin Hengel, Theologische, historische und biographische Skizzen: Kleine Schriften VII

283

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Jörg Frey, Jens Schröter, and Jakob Spaeth, eds., Jesus in apokryphen Evangelienüberlieferungen

285

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Thomas J. Marinello and H. H. Drake Williams, My Brother's Keeper: Essays in Honor of Ellis R. Brotzman

286

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

E. A. Myers, The Ituraeans and the Roman Near East: Reassessing the Sources

288

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

Adolf Hoffmann, Das Asklepieion: Die Platzhallen und die zugehörigen Annexbauten in römischer Zeit

289

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider, eds., Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. Antiquity, Volume 12 (Prol–Sari)–Volume 15 (Tuc–Zyt)

290

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

293

 

BBR 21.1 (2011)

ARTICLES

Scholar and Advocate: The Stories of Moses in Midrash Exodus Rabbah

1

Michael Graves

The "At-Sinai Narrative": Exodus 18–Numbers 10

23

John I. Lawlor

Philo on Phinehas and the Levites: Observing an Exegetical Connection

43

David Lincicum

The Genre of 2 Peter: A Comparison with Jewish and Early Christian Testaments

51

Mark D. Matthews

Revelatory Experience and Pseudepigraphical Attribution in Early Jewish Apocalypses

65

Armin D. Baum

BOOK REVIEWS

Alexander Fantalkin and Assaf Yasur-Landau, eds., Bene Israel: Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein

93

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Jon Isaak, ed., The Old Testament in the Life of God's People: Essays in Honor of Elmer A. Martens

94

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Nathan MacDonald, What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times

96

Reviewed by Nathan J. Chambers

Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor, eds., Khirbet Qeiyafa, vol. 1: Excavation Report 2007–2008

98

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Israel Ephʿal, The City Besieged: Siege and Its Manifestations in the Ancient Near East

100

Reviewed by Michael G. Hasel

John H. Sailhamer, The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and Interpretation

102

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Konrad Schmid, Genesis and the Moses Story: Israel's Dual Origins in the Hebrew Bible

103

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

R. W. L. Moberly, The Theology of the Book of Genesis

105

Reviewed by Benjamin J. Noonan

Krzysztof Sonek, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Biblical Narratives: A Hermeneutical Study of Genesis 21:1–21

107

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Alastair G. Hunter, An Introduction to the Psalms

108

Reviewed by Michael D. Matlock

Christopher R. Seitz, The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets

110

Reviewed by Paul D. Wegner

Michael A. Lyons, From Law to Prophecy: Ezekiel's Use of the Holiness Code

111

Reviewed by Jason Gile

Claudia D. Bergmann, Childbirth as a Metaphor for Crisis: Evidence from the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew Bible, and 1QH XI, 1–18

112

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Oliver Dyma, Die Wallfahrt zum Zweiten Tempel

114

Reviewed by Gerhard Pfandl

Andrew Sloane, At Home in a Strange Land: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics

116

Reviewed by A. Rahel Schafer

Daniel Wallace, Granville Sharp's Canon and Its Kin: Semantics and Significance

117

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Russell Pregeant, Encounter with the New Testament: An Interdisciplinary Approach

119

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Maurice Casey, The Solution to the 'Son of Man' Problem

120

Reviewed by Sigurd Grindheim

Lawrence Iwuamadi, "He Called unto Him the Twelve and Began to Send Them Forth": The Continuation of Jesus' Mission according to the Gospel of Mark

122

Reviewed by John DelHousaye

Peter Oakes, Reading Romans in Pompeii: Paul's Letter at Ground Level

123

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Carl N. Toney, Paul's Inclusive Ethic: Resolving Community Conflicts and Promoting Mission in Romans 14–15

125

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Amphilochios Papathomas, Juristische Begriffe im ersten Korintherbrief des Paulus: Eine semantisch-lexikalische Untersuchung auf der Basis der zeitgenössischen griechischen Papyri

126

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Fritz W. Röcker, Belial und Katechon: Eine Untersuchung zu 2Thess 2,1–12 und 1Thess 4,13–5,11

128

Reviewed by Joel R. White

G. Walter Hansen, The Letter to the Philippians

129

Reviewed by J. David Stark

Lynn H. Cohick, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life

131

Reviewed by David W. Pao

John R. Levison, Filled with the Spirit

133

Reviewed by Joseph R. Dodson

John Fleter Tipei, The Laying on of Hands in the New Testament: Its Significance, Techniques, and Effects

134

Reviewed by Peter W. Gosnell

Stanley E. Porter and Mark J. Boda, eds., Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology

135

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Hans-Josef Klauck et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 2: Anim–Atheism

137

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

139

 

BBR 20.4 (2010)

ARTICLES

Labor Pains: The Relationship between David's Census and Corvée Labor

467

Kyle R. Greenwood

The "Better Righteousness": Matthew 5:20

467

Don Garlington

The Order and Essence of Canon in Brevard Childs's Book on Paul

467

John C. Poirier

The Problem with the Observance of the Lord's Supper in the Corinthian Church

467

Barry D. Smith

Cosmology, Eschatology, and Soteriology in Hebrews: A Synthetic Analysis

467

Alexander Stewart

Understanding the Gospel of Judas

467

Craig A. Evans

BOOK REVIEWS

Aarnoud van der Deijl, Protest or Propaganda: War in the Old Testament Book of Kings and in Contemporaneous Ancient Near Eastern Texts

575

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

John N. Oswalt, The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

576

Reviewed by Scott N. Callaham

Terry Giles and William J. Doan, Twice Used Songs: Performance Criticism of the Songs of Ancient Israel

578

Reviewed by Eric J. Tully

John H. Walton, ed., Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (Old Testament)

579

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Nancy Nam Hoon Tan, The 'Foreignness' of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1–9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif

581

Reviewed by Max Rogland

Fiona C. Black, The Artifice of Love: Grotesque Bodies and the Song of Songs

583

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

David L. Baker, Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law

584

Reviewed by David T. Lamb

Angelika Berlejung and Bernd Janowski, eds., Tod und Jenseits im alten Israel und in seiner Umwelt: Theologische, religionsgeschichtliche, archäologische und ikonographische Aspekte

585

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Robin Gallaher Branch, Jeroboam's Wife: The Enduring Contributions of the Old Testament's Least-Known Women

588

Reviewed by Kyle R. Greenwood

Walter Brueggemann, An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible

589

Reviewed by David T. Lamb

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, ed., Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey

591

Reviewed by Elmer A. Martens

Ellen van Wolde, Reframing Biblical Studies: When Language and Text Meet Culture, Cognition, and Context

592

Reviewed by Tarsee Li

Douglas R. Edwards and C. Thomas McCollough, eds., The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the "Other" in Antiquity. Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers

594

Reviewed by Morten Hørning Jensen

Oliver Gussmann, Das Priesterverständnis des Flavius Josephus

596

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

David C. Parker, Manuscripts, Texts, Theology: Collected Papers 1977–2007

598

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Jonathan Marshall, Jesus, Patrons, and Benefactors: Roman Palestine and the Gospel of Luke

599

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Benjamin E. Reynolds, The Apocalyptic Son of Man in the Gospel of John

600

Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Andreas J. Köstenberger, A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters

602

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Michael Zugmann, "Hellenisten" in der Apostelgeschichte. Historische und exegetische Untersuchungen zu Apg 6,1; 9,29; 11,20

603

Reviewed by Joel R. White

Michael F. Bird and Preston M. Sprinkle, eds., The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies

605

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Erik Waaler, The Shema and the First Commandment in First Corinthians: An Intertextual Approach to Paul's Re-reading of Deuteronomy

606

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Christina M. Kreinecker, 2. Thessaloniker

607

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Albrecht Gerber, Deissmann the Philologist

609

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

François Bovon, New Testament and Christian Apocrypha: Collected Studies II

610

Reviewed by Alexander Stewart

Jean-Marc Rosenstiehl and Michael Kaler. L'apocalypse de Paul (NH V, 2)

612

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Oda Wischmeyer, ed., Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik: Begriffe—Methoden—Theorien—Konzepte

613

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Hans-Josef Klauck et al., eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 1: Aaron-Aniconism

615

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

BOOKS RECEIVED

615

 

BBR 20.3 (2010)

ARTICLES

Evangelicals, Theology, and Biblical Interpretation:Reflections on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

311

Charlie Trimm

The Heart of Pharaoh in Exodus 4–15

331

Matthew McAffee

Environmental Law in Deuteronomy:One Lens on a Biblical Theology of Creation Care

355

Sandra Richter

Ezekiel and the Twelve: Similar Concerns as an Indication of a Shared Tradition?

377

David M. Morgan

Bringing Method to the Madness:Examining the Style of the Longer Ending of Mark

397

Travis B. Williams

The Voices of Scripture: Citations and Personifications in Paul

419

Joseph R. Dodson

BOOK REVIEWS

Mark S. Smith, The Priestly Vision of Genesis 1 and

John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

433

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Bernard M. Levinson, Legal Revision and Religious Renewal in Ancient Israel

436

Reviewed by Nathan J. Chambers

Miriam von Nordheim, Geboren von der Morgenröte? Psalm 110 in Tradition, Redaktion, und Rezeption

438

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Michael Fox, Proverbs 10–31: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

440

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Francesca Stavrakopoulou and John Barton, eds., Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah

441

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Joe Linares, Proclaiming God's Stories: How to Preach Old Testament Historical Narrative

444

Reviewed by Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Martin G. Abegg Jr., James E. Bowley, and Edward M. Cook, eds., The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance, vol. 3: The Biblical Texts from the Judaean Desert

446

Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Mark S. Smith and Wayne T. Pitard, The Ugaritic Baal Cycle, vol. 2: Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary of KTU/CAT 1.3–1.4

447

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Wolfgang Kraus and Martin Karrer, eds., Septuaginta Deutsch: Das griechische Alte Testament in deutscher Übersetzung

449

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Armin Lange, Handbuch der Textfunde vom Toten Meer, vol. 1: Die Handschriften biblischer Bücher von Qumran und den anderen Fundorten

451

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Albert Fuchs, Spuren von Deuteromarkus V

452

Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith

Benny Thettayil, In Spirit and Truth: An Exegetical Study of John 4:19–26 and a Theological Investigation of the Replacement Theme in the Fourth Gospel

454

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Stephen Witetschek, Ephesische Enthüllungen, vol. 1: Frühe Christen in einer antiken Großstadt

455

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

John Reumann, Philippians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

456

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Stanley, eds., As It Is Written: Studying Paul's Use of Scripture

458

Reviewed by Alec J. Lucas

Luke Timothy Johnson, Hebrews: A Commentary

459

Reviewed by George H. Guthrie

Martin Hengel, Studien zum Urchristentum: Kleine Schriften VI

461

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Peter Pilhofer, Philippi, vol. 2: Katalog der Inschriften von Philippi

463

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

465

 

BBR 20.2 (2010)

ARTICLES

An Admonition against "Rousing Love": The Meaning of the Enigmatic Refrain in Song of Songs

161

Brian P. Gault

The Use (or Abuse) of Power in High Places: Gifts Given and Received in Isaiah, Psalm 68, and Ephesians 4:8

185

William N. Wilder

Plural You: On the Use and Abuse of the Second Person

201

Gerald W. Peterman

Spirit Possession as a Cross-cultural Experience 

215

Craig S. Keener

Dating Thomas: Logion 53 as a Test Case for Dating the Gospel of Thomas within an Early Christian Trajectory

237

Joshua W. Jipp and Michael J. Thate

BOOK REVIEWS

Steven L. Bridge, Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us

257

Reviewed by Kyle R. Greenwood

Bill T. Arnold, Genesis

258

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Fredrik Hägglund, Isaiah 53 in the Light of Homecoming after Exile

259

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Bernard M. Levinson, Legal Revision and Religious Renewal in Ancient Israel

260

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Mark Smith, God in Translation: Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World

262

Reviewed by John Lierman

Theo A. W. van der Louw, Transformations in the Septuagint: Towards an Interaction of Septuagint Studies and Translation Studies

263

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Emanuel Tov, ed., The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library

265

Reviewed by Craig C. Broyles

Mark Allan Powell, ed., Methods for Matthew

267

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Joel Kennedy, The Recapitulation of Israel: Use of Israel's History in Matthew 1:1–4:11

268

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Robert H. Stein, Mark

270

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

Joel Marcus, Mark 8–16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

271

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Suzanne Watts Henderson, Christology and Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark.

273

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Stephen P. Ahearne-Kroll, The Psalms of Lament in Mark's Passion: Jesus' Davidic Suffering

274

Reviewed by William J. Larkin

Chang-Wook Jung, The Original Language of the Lukan Infancy Narrative

275

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Loveday Alexander, Acts in Its Ancient Literary Context: A Classicist Looks at the Acts of the Apostles

277

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Osvaldo Padilla, The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts: Poetics, Theology and Historiography

279

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Richar I. Pervo, Acts

281

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

István Czachesz, Commission Narratives: A Comparative Study of the Canonical and Apocryphal Acts

284

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Colleen Shantz, Paul in Ecstasy: The Neurobiology of the Apostle's Life and Thought

286

Reviewed by Joshua W. Jipp

Joseph R. Dodson, The 'Powers' of Personification: Rhetorical Purpose in the Book of Wisdom and the Letter to the Romans

288

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Douglas A. Campbell, The Deliverance of God

289

Reviewed by Thomas R. Schreiner

George H. van Kooten, Paul's Anthropology in Context: The Image of God, Assimilation to God, and Tripartite Man in Ancient Judaism, Ancient Philosophy and Early Christianity

291

Reviewed by E. Randolph Richards

Bonnie Howe, Because You Bear This Name: Conceptual Metaphor and the Moral Meaning of 1 Peter

292

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Barry C. Joslin, Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1–10:18

294

Reviewed by Rafael Rodríguez

Clare K. Rothschild, Hebrews as Pseudepigraphon: The History and Significance of the Pauline Attribution of Hebrews

295

Reviewed by Douglas Moo

James W. Thompson, Hebrews

297

Reviewed by Douglas Moo

Sebastian Fuhrmann, Vergeben und Vergessen: Christologie und Neuer Bund im Hebräerbrief

298

Reviewed by Douglas Moo

Michael Wolter, Theologie und Ethos im frühen Christentum: Studien zu Jesus, Paulus and Lukas

299

Reviewed by Joel R. White

Dietrich Klein, Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694–1768): Das theologische Werk

301

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Heinrich-Wilhelm Drexhage, Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaft in der römischen Provinz Asia in der Zeit von Augustus bis zum Regierungsantritt Diokletians

302

Reviewed by Glen L. Thompson

Holger Schwarzer, Die Stadtgrabung, vol. 4: Das Gebäude mit dem Podiensaal in der Stadtgrabung von Pergamon: Studien zu sakralen Banketträumen mit Liegepodien in der Antike

304

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Everett Ferguson, Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries

306

Reviewed by Robert L. Plummer

BOOKS RECEIVED

309

 

BBR 20.1 (2010)

ARTICLES

Identifying the "Angel of the Lord" in the Book of Judges: A Model for Reconsidering the Referent in Other Old Testament Loci

1

René A. López

Intertextuality, Canon, and "Undecidability": Understanding Isaiah's "New Heavens and New Earth" (Isaiah 65:17–25)

19

Richard L. Schultz

Creation and New Creation

39

Douglas J. Moo

"You Fool!" Matthew 5:22

61

Don Garlington

Vindicating God's Servants in Philippi and in Philippians: The Influence of Paul's Ministry in Philippi upon the Composition of Philippians 2:6–11

85

Joseph H. Hellerman

BOOK REVIEWS

Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns, eds., Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings

103

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Lester L. Grabbe, ed., Israel in Transitions: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250–850 B.C.E.), vol. 1: The Archaeology

105

Reviewed by Steven M. Ortiz

Marvin A. Sweeney, I and II Kings: A Commentary

106

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Alice Wood, Of Wings and Wheels: A Synthetic Study of the Biblical Cherubim

108

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Gregorio del Olmo Lete, ed., Mythologie et Religion des Sémites Occidentaux, vol. 1: Ébla, Mari; vol. 2: Émar, Ougarit, Israël, Phénicie, Aram, Arabie

109

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Uta Barbara Fink, Joseph und Aseneth: Revision des griechischen Textes und Edition der zweiten lateinischen Übersetzung

110

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

Steve Mason, Josephus, Judea, and Christian Origins: Methods and Categories

112

Reviewed by John Lierman

Émile Puech, Qumrân Grotte 4—XXVII: Textes araméens deuxième partie. 4Q550–4Q575a, 4Q580–4Q587

114

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, and Richard Szydlak, Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt

115

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Stanley E. Porter and Wendy J. Porter, New Testament Greek Papyri and Parchments: New Editions, vol. 1: Texts; vol. 2: Plates

117

Reviewed by Daniel B. Wallace

Etienne Nodet, The Historical Jesus? Necessity and Limits of an Inquiry

120

Reviewed by Jon Marshall

Alistair I. Wilson, When Will These Things Happen? A Study of Jesus as Judge in Matthew 21–25

122

Reviewed by David B. Capes

David Black, ed., Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: 4 Views

123

Reviewed by Larry Perkins

Craig R. Koester and Reimund Bieringer, eds., The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of John

125

Reviewed by I. Howard Marshall

David G. Peterson, The Acts of the Apostles

126

Reviewed by Craig S. Keener

Manuel Vogel, Commentatio mortis: 2 Kor 5,1–10 auf dem Hintergrund antiker ars moriendi

129

Reviewed by Joel White

Justin K. Hardin, Galatians and the Imperial Cult: A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul's Letter

130

Reviewed by Te-Li Lau

Charles H. Talbert, Ephesians and Colossians

132

Reviewed by Peter W. Gosnell

Preston M. Sprinkle, Law and Life: The Interpretation of Leviticus 18:5 in Early Judaism and in Paul

133

Reviewed by James M. Howard

Audrey Dawson, Healing, Weakness and Power: Perspectives on Healing in the Writings of Mark, Luke and Paul

134

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Youngmo Cho, Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul: An Attempt to Reconcile These Concepts

136

Reviewed by C. Jason Borders

David M. Allen, Deuteronomy and Exhortation in Hebrews: A Study in Narrative Re-presentation

137

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Jürgen Becker, Die Auferstehung Jesus Christi nach dem Neuen Testament: Ostererfahrung und Osterverständnis im Urchristentum

138

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Richard A. Burridge, Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics

140

Reviewed by Peter W. Gosnell

Edith M. Humphrey, And I Turned to See the Voice

141

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Konrad Hammann, Rudolf Bultmann: Eine Biographie

142

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Scott W. Hahn, Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises

144

Reviewed by Leroy Huizenga

BOOKS RECEIVED

147

 

 

BBR 19.4 (2009)

ARTICLES

An Analysis of Two Early LXX Manuscripts from Qumran: 4QLXXNum and 4QLXXLeva in the Light of Previous Studies

481

Nicholas Petersen

Building on Stone? Deuteronomy and Esarhaddon’s Loyalty Oaths (Part 2): Some Additional Observations

511

Markus Zehnder

The Greek Concept of the “Seven Stages of Life” and Its New Testament Significance

537

R. Larry Overstreet

Resident Aliens in Mission: Missional Practices in the Emerging Church of 1 Peter

565

Torrey Seland

BOOK REVIEWS

Nancy Nam Hoon Tan, The ‘Foreignness’ of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1–9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif

591

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Anna Karena Müller, Gottes Zukunft: Die Möglichkeit der Rettung am Tag J hwhs nach dem Joelbuch

592

Reviewed by Jerry Hwang

Leo G. Perdue, ed., Scribes, Sages, and Seers: The Sage in the Eastern Mediterranean World

593

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Ron E. Tappy and P. Kyle McCarter Jr., eds., Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary in Context

595

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Andrezej S. Turkanik, Of Kings and Reigns: A Study of Translation Technique in the Gamma/Gamma Section of 3 Reigns (1 Kings)

597

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Nicholas P. Lunn, Word-Order Variation in Biblical Hebrew Poetry: Differentiating Pragmatics and Poetics

599

Reviewed by D. T. Tsumura

John Goldingay, Psalms, vol. 3: Psalms 90–150

600

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Pieter W. van der Horst and Judith H. Newman, Early Jewish Prayers in Greek

601

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Emanuel Tov, Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible, and Qumran: Collected Essays

603

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Martin Goodman, Judaism in the Roman World: Collected Essays

605

Reviewed by Morten Hørning Jensen

A.-F. Christidis, ed., A History of Ancient Greek: From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity

606

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Fernando F. Segovia and R. S. Sugirtharajah, eds., A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings

608

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Jonathan T. Pennington, Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew

609

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Outi Lehtipuu,The Afterlife Imagery in Luke’s Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus

611

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Josep Rius-Camps and Jenny Read-Heimerdinger, The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae, A Comparison with the Alexandrian Tradition: Acts 13:1–18:23

612

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Klyne Snodgrass, Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables

614

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Andreas J. Köstenberger and Scott R. Swain, Father, Son, and Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel

616

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Tor Vegge, Paulus und das antike Schulwesen: Schule und Bildung des Paulus

617

Reviewed by Victor Copan and E. Randolph Richards

Preston M. Sprinkle, Law and Life: The Interpretation of Leviticus 18:5 in Early Judaism and in Paul

619

Reviewed by Sean M. McDonough

David W. Chapman, Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion

621

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Wendy E. S. North, eds., Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism

622

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Jörg Rüpke, ed., Gruppenreligionen im römischen Reich: Sozialformen, Grenzziehungen und Leistungen

623

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Wilhelm Pratscher, Der zweite Clemensbrief

625

Reviewed by Glen L. Thompson

Jörg Frey, Enno Edzard Popkes, and Jens Schröter, eds., Das Thomasevangelium: Entstehung—Rezeption—Theologie

626

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

G. K. Beale, The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority

628

Reviewed by Peter Enns

Hans Dieter Betz et al., eds., Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion. Vols. 1–4

631

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

635

 

BBR 19.3 (2009)

ARTICLES

Between “I” and “We”: The Anthropology of the Hebrew Bible and Its Importance for a 21st-Century Ecclesiology

319

Gerald A. Klingbeil

Building on Stone? Deuteronomy and Esarhaddon’s Loyalty Oaths (Part 1): Some Preliminary Observations

341

Markus Zehnder

The Continuing Quest for Jewish Legalism

375

Kent L. Yinger

Fever and Dysentery in Acts 28:8 and Ancient Medicine

393

Craig S. Keener

The Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Janus: A New Testament Glimpse into Old and New Testament Canon Formation

403

Peter H. Davids

REVIEW ESSAY

A New Generation of Deuteronomists?

417

Richard S. Hess

BOOK REVIEWS

Sandra L. Richter. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament

425

Reviewed by Elaine A. Phillips

Tryggve N. D. Mettinger. The Eden Narrative: A Literary and Religio-historical Study of Genesis 2–3

426

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Axel Graupner and Michael Wolter, eds. Moses in Biblical and Extra-biblical Traditions

427

Reviewed by John Lierman

Jason S. DeRouchie. A Call to Covenant Love: Text Grammar and Literary Structure in Deuteronomy 5–11

430

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Lena-Sophia Tiemeyer. Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage

431

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Leo G. Perdue. Wisdom Literature: A Theological History

432

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Gerald H. Wilson. Job

434

Reviewed by Jerry Hwang

Dale F. Launderville. Spirit and Reason: The Embodied Character of Ezekiel’s Symbolic Thinking

435

Reviewed by Hee Suk Kim

Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley. Carta’s New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible

436

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Gerald A. Klingbeil. Bridging the Gap: Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible

437

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Oded Lipschits, Gary N. Knoppers, and Rainer Albertz, eds. Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B.C.E.

439

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Jon D. Levenson. Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life

440

Reviewed by John Lierman

Martin Mosse. The Three Gospels: New Testament History Introduced by the Synoptic Problem

441

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Tom Thatcher, ed. What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies

442

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards. Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology

444

Reviewed by Gene L. Green

Robert Jewett. Romans: A Commentary

446

Reviewed by Thomas R. Schreiner

Eckhard J. Schnabel. Der erste Brief des Paulus an die Korinther

448

Reviewed by Roy E. Ciampa

Taeseong Roh. Der zweite Thessalonicherbrief als Erneuerung apokalyptischer Zeitdeutung

450

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Kenneth L. Schenck. Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Settings of the Sacrifice

452

Reviewed by Peter T. O’Brien

Karen H. Jobes. 1 Peter

453

Reviewed by Scott Hafemann

Jürgen Zangenberg, Harold W. Attridge, and Dale B. Martin, eds. Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee: A Region in Transition

456

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

David L. Balch. Roman Domestic Art and Early House Churches

460

Reviewed by Jonathan Armstrong

Markus Mülke. Der Autor und sein Text: Die Verfälschung des Originals im Urteil antiker Autoren

461

Reviewed by Armin D. Baum

David B. Capes, April D. DeConick, Helen K. Bond, and Troy A. Miller, eds. Israel’s God and Rebecca’s Children: Christology and Community in Early Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado and Alan F. Segal

463

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Richard H. Bell. Deliver Us from Evil: Interpreting the Redemption from the Power of Satan in New Testament Theology

465

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Ulrike Muss, ed. Die Archäologie der ephesischen Artemis: Gestalt und Ritual eines Heiligtums

467

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

469

 

BBR 19.2 (2009)

ARTICLES

The Identity of “Horn” in Psalm 148:14a: An Exegetical Investigation in the MT and LXX Versions

161

Andrew J. Schmutzer and Randall X. Gauthier

“It Never Entered My Mind”: The Problematic Theodicy of Theistic Determinism

185

Edward P. Meadors

Jesus and the Synoptic Sabbath Controversies

215

Donald A. Hagner

Justification according to Paul’s Thessalonian Correspondence

249

Paul A. Rainbow

BOOK REVIEWS

Gary N. Knoppers and Bernard M. Levinson, eds. The Pentateuch as Torah: New Models for Understanding Its Promulgation and Acceptance

275

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Richard M. Wright. Linguistic Evidence for the Preexilic Date of the Yahwistic Source

276

Reviewed by David B. Schreiner

Lester L. Grabbe, ed. Good Kings and Bad Kings

277

Reviewed by Bill T. Arnold

John Goldingay. Psalms, vol. 1: Psalms 1–41; vol. 2: Psalms 42–89

279

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Patrick D. Miller. The Way of the Lord : Essays in Old Testament Theology

280

Reviewed by Andrew J. Schmutzer

Saul M. Olyan. Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences

281

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

M. Daniel Carroll R. and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Character Ethics and the Old Testament: Moral Dimensions of Scripture

283

Reviewed by Jonathan R. Wilson

M. A. Knibb, ed. The Septuagint and Messianism

284

Reviewed by David W. Chapman

Louis H. Feldman. Philo’s Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism

286

Reviewed by John Lierman

G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, eds. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

287

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Octavian D. Baban. On the Road Encounters in Luke–Acts: Hellenistic Mimesis and Luke’s Theology of the Way

289

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Hyeon Woo Shin. Textual Criticism and the Synoptic Problem in Historical Jesus Research: The Search for Valid Criteria

291

Reviewed by Armin D. Baum

Edward W. Klink III. The Sheep of the Fold: The Audience and Origin of the Gospel of John

292

Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Jörg Frey, Jan G. van der Watt, and Ruben Zimmermann, eds. Imagery in the Gospel of John: Terms, Forms, Themes, and Theology of Johannine Figurative Language

294

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Hartwig Thyen. Studien zum Corpus Iohanneum

295

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Franz Tóth. Der Himmlische Kult: Wirklichkeitskonstruktion und Sinnbildung in der Johannesoffenbarung

297

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

J. F. Strange and T. R. W. Longstaff. Excavations at Sepphoris, vol. 1: University of South Florida Probes in the Citadel and Villa

299

Reviewed by Steven M. Ortiz

Peter Herrmann, Günther Wolfgang, and Norbert Ehrhardt. Inschriften von Milet III: Inschriften n. 1020–1580

300

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Ben Witherington III. Making a Meal of It: Rethinking the Theology of the Lord’s Supper

303

Reviewed by Matthew S. Harmon

Robert L. Brawley, ed. Character Ethics and the New Testament: Moral Dimensions of Scripture

304

Reviewed by Jonathan R. Wilson

Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds. Jewish Believers in Jesus

306

Reviewed by Jonathan Armstrong

April D. DeConick. The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel

307

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Walter Eder and Johannes Renger, eds. Brill’s New Pauly: Chronologies of the Ancient World. Names, Dates and Dynasties

308

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Manfred Landfester, ed. Brill’s New Pauly: Classical Tradition. Volumes I–II

309

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

313

 

BBR 19.1 (2009)

ARTICLES

Questions of Reading and Writing in Ancient Israel

1

Richard S. Hess

The Synoptic Problem? An Old Testament Perspective

11

Gary N. Knoppers

Jesus, Sinners, and Table Fellowship

35

Craig Blomberg

A More Positive View of Slavery: Establishing Servile Identity in the Christian Assemblies

63

r

John G. Nordling

REVIEW ESSAY

The Overstated "New" Perspective?

85

G. K. Beale

BOOK REVIEWS

Jeannine K. Brown, Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

95

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

David Toshio Tsumura, The First Book of Samuel

96

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Klaus-Peter Adam, Saul und David in der judäischen Geschichtsschreibung: Studien zu 1 Samuel 16–2 Samuel 5

97

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Alexa F. Wilke, Kronerben der Weisheit: Gott, König und Frommer in der didaktischen Literatur Agyptens und Israels

99

Reviewed by Wolfgang Bluedorn

Peter B. Dirksen, 1 Chronicles

100

Reviewed by Kenneth A. Ristau

Peter Vogt, Deuteronomic Theology and the Significance of Torah: A Reappraisal

101

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Bruce K. Waltke, A Commentary on Micah

103

Reviewed by Daniel Schibler

Paul-Gerhard Schwesig, Die Rolle der Tag-Jhwhs-Dichtungen im Dodekapropheton

104

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Richard S. Hess and Elmer A. Martens, eds., War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

106

Reviewed by Charlie Trimm

Nele Ziegler, Les Musiciens et la musique d'après les archives de Mari

107

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Hillel Newman, Proximity to Power and Jewish Sectarian Groups of the Ancient Period: A Review of Lifestyles, Values and Halakhah in the Pharisees,Sadducees, Essenes, and Qumran

108

Reviewed by Harry A. Hahne

Terence L. Donaldson, Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 ce)

110

Reviewed by David Instone-Brewer

Benedict T. Viviano, Matthew and His World: The Gospel of the Open Jewish Christians: Studies in Biblical Theology

112

Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Young S. Chae. Jesus as the Eschatological Davidic Shepherd: Studies in the Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and in the Gospel of Matthew

113

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Wilfried Eckey, Das Lukasevangelium: Unter Berücksichtigung seiner Parallelen

115

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Mikeal C. Parsons, Luke: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist

116

Reviewed by Jonathan S. Marshall

R. Bieringer, G. Van Belle, and J. Verheyden, eds., Luke and His Readers: Festschrift A. Denaux

118

Reviewed by David W. Pao

Alexander Mittelstaedt, Lukas als Historiker: Zur Datierung des lukanischen Doppelwerkes

120

Reviewed by Christoph Stenschke

Harry T. Fleddermann. Q: A Reconstruction and Commentary

121

Reviewed by Robert H. Stein

Lars Kierspel, The Jews and the World in the Fourth Gospel: Parallelism, Function, and Context

124

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Willis Hedley Salier, The Rhetorical Impact of the Semeia in the Gospel of John

125

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

John A. Dennis, Jesus' Death and the Gathering of True Israel: The Johannine Appropriation of Restoration Theology in the Light of John 11.47–52

126

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

John Lierman, ed., Challenging Perspectives on the Gospel of John

127

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

G. Van Belle, J. G. van der Watt, and P. Maritz, eds., Theology and Christology in the Fourth Gospel: Essays by the Members of the SNTS Johannine Writings Seminar

129

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

130

Reviewed by Craig S. Keener

Richard P. Thompson, Keeping the Church in Its Place: The Church as Narrative Character in the Book of Acts

132

Reviewed by J. Brian Tucker

Aquila H. I. Lee, From Messiah to Preexistent Son

134

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Lincoln E. Galloway, Freedom in the Gospel: Paul's Exemplum in 1 Cor 9 in Conversation with the Discourses of Epictetus and Philo

135

Reviewed by William L. Larkin

Brian Vickers, Jesus' Blood and Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Imputation

136

Reviewed by Paul A. Rainbow

Gordon Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study

138

Reviewed by David Hutchinson

Finny Philip, The Origins of Pauline Pneumatology: The Eschatological Bestowal of the Spirit upon Gentiles in Judaism and in the Early Development of Paul's Theology

139

Reviewed by Te-Li Lau

David R. Nienhuis. Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon

140

Reviewed by E. Randolph Richards

Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson, eds., Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament

142

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

Andrew Chester, Messiah and Exaltation: Jewish Messianic and Visionary Traditions and New Testament Christology

143

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Hans-Josef Klauck, Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis

146

Reviewed by Alan S. Bandy

Charles E. Hill, From the Lost Teaching of Polycarp: Identifying Irenaeus' Apostolic Presbyter and the Author of Ad Diognetum

147

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Max Küchler, Jerusalem: Ein Handbuch und Studien-Reiseführer zum Heiligen Land

148

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation

150

Reviewed by Michael J. Thate

D. Donnelly, A. Denaux, and J. Famerée, eds., The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Christian Unity: Proceedings of the Consultation Held at the Monastery of Bose, Italy (14–20 October 2002)

152

Reviewed by Te-Li Lau

BOOKS RECEIVED

155

BBR 18.2 (Fall 2008)

ARTICLES

How Big Was Nineveh? Literal versus Figurative Interpretation of City Size

193

Charles Halton

"The Disciple Jesus Loved": Witness, Author, Apostle—A Response to Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

209

Andreas J. Köstenberger and Stephen O. Stout

Jewish Opposition to Christians in Asia Minor in the First Century

233

Eckhard J. Schnabel

Seeing Things John's Way: Rhetography and Conceptual Blending in Revelation 14:6–13

271

David A. deSilva

REVIEW ESSAY

Judgment and Justification in Paul: A Review Article

299

Michael F. Bird

BOOK REVIEWS

Robin Parry, Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics: The Rape of Dinah as a Test Case

315

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

George H. van Kooten, ed., The Revelation of the Name Yhwh to Moses: Perspectives from Judaism, the Pagan Graeco-Roman World, and Early Christianity

317

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Judith Gärtner, Jesaja 66 und Sacharja 14 als Summe der Prophetie: Eine traditions- und redaktionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zum Abschluss des Jesaja- und des Zwölfprophetenbuches

319

Reviewed by Richard L. Schultz

Sarah J. Dille, Mixing Metaphors: God as Mother and Father in Deutero-Isaiah

320

Reviewed by Charles Halton

T. A. Perry, The Honeymoon Is Over: Jonah's Argument with God

321

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Michael G. Hasel, Military Practice and Polemic: Israel's Laws of Warfare in Near Eastern Perspective

322

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

Dirk Sager, Polyphonie des Elends: Psalm 9/10 im konzeptionellen Diskurs und literarischen Kontext

325

Reviewed by Wolfgang Bluedorn

Richard S. Hess, Song of Songs

326

Reviewed by John W. Hilber

Klaus Koch, Der Gott Israels und die Götter des Orients: Religionsgeschichtliche Studien II

328

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Florentino García Martínez, Annette Steudel, and Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, eds., From 4QMMT to Resurrection: Mélanges qumraniens en hommage à Émile Puech

330

Reviewed by Martin G. Abegg Jr.

Archie T. Wright, The Origin of Evil Spirits

332

Reviewed by David Instone-Brewer

Hans Klein, Das Lukasevangelium

333

Reviewed by I. Howard Marshall

Alan P. Stanley, Did Jesus Teach Salvation by Works? The Role of Works in Salvation in the Synoptic Gospels

335

Reviewed by Paul A. Rainbow

Michael Bachmann and Johannes Woyke, eds., Lutherische und Neue Paulusperspektive: Beiträge zu einem Schlüsselproblem der gegenwärtigen exegetischen Diskussion

336

Reviewed by Sigurd Grindheim

Sigurd Grindheim, The Crux of Election: Paul's Critique of the Jewish Confidence in the Election of Israel

338

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Bruce Chilton, Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography

339

Reviewed by Thomas R. Schreiner

John G. Lewis, Looking for Life: The Role of "Theo-Ethical Reasoning" in Paul's Religion

341

Reviewed by David Hutchison

Peter Arzt-Grabner, Ruth Elisabeth Kritzer, Amphilochios Papathomas, and Franz Winter, 1. Korinther

342

Reviewed by Sean M. McDonough

Marko Jauhiainen, The Use of Zechariah in Revelation

343

Reviewed by Sean M. McDonough

Juan Hernández Jr., Scribal Habits and Theological Influences in the Apocalypse: The Singular Readings of Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Ephraemi

345

Reviewed by E. Randolph Richards

Michael Becker and Markus Öhler, eds., Apokalyptik als Herausforderung neutestamentlicher Theologie

346

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Andrew Chester, Messiah and Exaltation: Jewish Messianic and Visionary Traditions and New Testament Christology

348

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

David Crump, Knocking on Heaven's Door: A New Testament Theology of Petitionary Prayer

350

Reviewed by Peter T. O'Brien

Chrys C. Caragounis, The Development of Greek and the New Testament: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission

352

Reviewed by Buist M. Fanning

Jan Krans, Beyond What Is Written: Erasmus and Beza as Conjectural Critics of the New Testament

355

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Bart D. Ehrman, Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

356

Reviewed by P. J. Williams

Eckhard Plümacher, Geschichte und Geschichten: Aufsätze zur Apostelgeschichte und zu den Johannesakten

358

Reviewed by Christoph Stenschke

Charles E. Hill, From the Lost Teachings of Polycarp

359

Reviewed by Lynn H. Cohick

James N. Rhodes, The Epistle of Barnabas and the Deuteronomic Tradition: Polemics, Paraenesis, and the Legacy of the Golden-Calf Incident

360

Reviewed by Charles E. Hill

Thomas Witulski, Kaiserkult in Kleinasien. Die Entwicklung der kultisch-religiösen Kaiserverehrung in der römischen Provinz Asia von Augustus bis Antoninus Pius

362

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

A. Dean Forbes and David G. K. Taylor, eds., Foundations for Syriac Lexicography I: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project

364

Reviewed by Richard A. Taylor

W. Th. van Peursen and R. B. ter Haar Romeny, eds., Text, Translation, and Tradition: Studies on the Peshitta and Its Use in the Syriac Tradition Presented to Konrad D. Jenner on the Occasion of His Sixty-fifth Birthday

365

Reviewed by Richard A. Taylor

Sebastian Brock, The Bible in the Syriac Tradition

367

Reviewed by Richard A. Taylor

Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider, eds., Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

368

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

BOOKS RECEIVED

375

 

BBR 18.1 (Spring 2008)

ARTICLES

Monotheism, Polytheism, Monolatry, or Henotheism?
Toward an Assessment of Divine Plurality in the Hebrew Bible

1

Michael S. Heiser

Speaking Truthfully: Job’s Friends and Job

31

Elaine A. Phillips

Prophets, Parables, and Theologians

45

Klyne Snodgrass

The Ending of Mark

79

Robert H. Stein

Discerning Corinthian Slogans through Paul’s Use of the Diatribe in 1 Corinthians 6:12–20

99

Denny Burk

The Laying on of Hands in 1 Timothy 5:22:
A New Proposal

123

Brian P. Irwin

SHORT STUDY

Jesus’ Supposed Blasphemy (Mark 14:61b–64)

131

Robert H. Gundry

BOOK REVIEWS

Alan H. Simmons, The Neolithic Revolution in the Ancient Near East: Transforming the Human Landscape

135

Reviewed by Charles Halton

Simcha Shalom Brooks, Saul and the Monarchy: A New Look

136

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Percy S. F. van Keulen, Two Versions of the Solomonic Narrative: An Inquiry into the Relationship between MT 1 Kgs. 2–11 and LXX 3 Reg. 2–11

137

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative

141

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

Graham Davies et al., eds., Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions, Volume 2: Corpus and Concordance

143

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp et al., eds., Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy with Concordance

144

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Louis H. Feldman, Judaism and Hellenism Reconsidered

145

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Thomas J. Kraus and Tobias Nicklas, eds., New Testament Manuscripts: Their Texts and Their World

147

Reviewed by Christian Askeland

Christoph Riedo-Emmenegger, Prophetisch-messianische Provokateure der Pax Romana: Jesus von Nazaret und andere Störenfriede im Konflikt mit dem Römischen Reich

148

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

James G. Crossley, The Date of Mark’s Gospel: Insights from the Law in Earliest Christianity

150

Reviewed by Mark Strauss

Udo Schnelle, Das Evangelium nach Johannes

152

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Warren Carter, John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist

153

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Ruben Zimmermann, Christologie der Bilder im Johannesevangelium:
Die Christopoetik des vierten Evangeliums unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Joh 10. 154

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Enno Edzard Popkes, Die Theologie der Liebe Gottes in den johanneischen Schriften: Zur Semantik der Liebe und zum Motivkreis des Dualismus

156

Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Volker Gäckle, Die Starken und die Schwachen in Korinth und in Rom:
Zu Herkunft und Funktion der Antithese in 1Kor 8,1–11,1 und in Röm 14,1–15,13

158

Reviewed by Victor Copan and E. Randolph Richards

Jorunn Øklund, Women in Their Place: Paul and the Corinthian Discourse of Gender and Sanctuary Space

160

Reviewed by Veronica Koperski

Richard H. Bell, The Irrevocable Call of God: An Inquiry into Paul’s Theology of Israel

161

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Douglas A. Campbell, The Quest for Paul’s Gospel: A Suggested Strategy

164

Reviewed by Lee S. Bond

Wiard Popkes, Der Brief des Jakobus

166

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Peter H. Davids, The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude

167

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Tommy Wasserman, The Epistle of Jude: Its Text and Transmission

168

Reviewed by P. J. Williams

Jens-Wilhelm Taeger, Johanneische Perspektiven: Aufsätze zur Johannesapokalypse und zum johanneischen Kreis 1984–2003

169

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Stefan Koch, Rechtliche Regelung von Konflikten im frühen Christentum

171

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Jostein Ådna, ed., The Formation of the Early Church

173

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Eckhard J. Schnabel, Early Christian Mission

174

Reviewed by William J. Larkin Jr. and Joel F. Williams

I. Howard Marshall, New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel

176

Reviewed by Paul A. Rainbow

Christian Grappe, ed., Le Repas de Dieu/Das Mahl Gottes:
4. Symposium Strasbourg, Tübingen, Upsala, 11–15 septembre 2002

178

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Anni Hentschel, Diakonia im Neuen Testament: Studien zur Semantik unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rolle von Frauen

179

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

April D. DeConick, The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation:
With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel

181

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Charles K. Williams and Nancy Bookidis, Corinth: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, volume 20: Corinth, the Centenary

183

Reviewed by Terence Paige

Steven D. Fraade, Aharon Shemesh, and Ruth A. Clements, eds., Rabbinic Perspectives: Rabbinic Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls

184

Reviewed by David Instone-Brewer

Ben Witherington III, The Problem with Evangelical Theology: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism and Wesleyanism

186

Reviewed by Daniel J. Treier

BOOKS RECEIVED

189

BBR 17.2 (Fall 2007)

ARTICLES

The Use of Genesis 42:18 (not Leviticus 18:5) in Luke 10:28:
Joseph and the Good Samaritan

193

Preston M. Sprinkle

Finders Keepers? Lost Property in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Law

207

David L. Baker

Impulses to Mission in Isaiah: An Intertextual Exploration

215

Elmer A. Martens

Time and Order in the Circumstantial Participles of Mark and Luke

241

Robert E. Picirilli

Time and Order in Participles in Mark and Luke:
A Response to Robert Picirilli

261

Stanley E. Porter

The Denial of the Good News and the Ending of Mark

269

Aída Besançon Spencer

New Wine in Old Wineskins: Bursting Traditional Interpretations in John’s Gospel (Part Two)

285

Robert H. Gundry

What God Knows When the Spirit Intercedes

297

Timothy Wiarda

MaqhthvÍ and MimhthvÍ: Exploring an Entangled Relationship

313

Victor A. Copan

REVIEW ESSAY

Setting the Record Straight: Robert W. Yarbrough’s Reassessment of the Discipline of New Testament Theology

325

Frank Thielman

BOOK REVIEWS

Antony F. Campbell, Joshua to Chronicles: An Introduction

331

Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Roy E. Gane, Cult and Character: Purification Offerings, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy

332

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Wesley J. Bergen, Reading Ritual: Leviticus in Postmodern Culture

334

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Paul A. Barker, The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy:
Faithless Israel, Faithful Yahweh in Deuteronomy

335

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Benjamin Wold, Women, Men, and Angels: The Qumran Wisdom Document Musar leMevin and Its Allusions to Genesis Creation Traditions

336

Reviewed by Martin G. Abegg Jr.

Beate Ego and Helmut Merkel, eds., Religiöses Lernen in der biblischen, frühjüdischen und frühchristlichen Überlieferung

337

Reviewed by E. Randolph Richards

Benedikt Otzen, Tobit and Judith

339

Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Terence C. Mournet, Oral Tradition and Literary Dependency:
Variability and Stability in the Synoptic Tradition and Q

341

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Arie W. Zwiep, Judas and the Choice of Matthias:
A Study on Context and Concern of Acts 1:15–26

342

Reviewed by B. J. Oropeza

Andrew T. Lincoln, The Gospel according to Saint John

344

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Kenneth Duncan Litwak, Echoes of Scripture in Luke–Acts:
Telling the History of God’s People Intertextually

345

Reviewed by Steve Walton

D. Francois Tolmie, Persuading the Galatians:
A Text-Centred Rhetorical Analysis of a Pauline Letter

347

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

Eckart Reinmuth, Der Brief des Paulus an Philemon

348

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Philip H. Towner, The Letters to Timothy and Titus

349

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

David Mathewson, A New Heaven and a New Earth

351

Reviewed by G. K. Beale

Albert Wifstrand, Epochs and Styles: Selected Writings on the New Testament, Greek Language and Greek Culture in the Post-classical Era

355

Reviewed by Osvaldo Padilla

Eckhard J. Schnabel, Early Christian Mission

357

Reviewed by Andreas J. Köstenberger

Douglas McCready, He Came Down from Heaven: The Preexistence of Christ and the Christian Faith

359

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Scot McKnight, Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory

360

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Heinz Giesen, Jesu Heilsbotschaft und die Kirche: Studien zur Eschatologie und Ekklesiologie bei den Synoptikern und im ersten Petrusbrief

362

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Robert H. Gundry, The Old Is Better: New Testament Essays in Support of Traditional Interpretations

364

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Oda Wischmeyer, Von Ben Sira zu Paulus: Gesammelte Aufsätze zu Texten, Theologie und Hermeneutik des Früjudentums und des Neuen Testament

365

Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner

Roland Deines and Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, eds., Philo und das Neue Testament:
Wechselseitige Wahrnehmungen, 1. Internationales Symposium zum Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti (Eisenach/Jena, Mai 2003)

366

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

April D. De Conick, Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas:
A History of the Gospel and Its Growth

368

Reviewed by Nicholas Perrin

Morten Hørning Jensen, Herod Antipas in Galilee: The Literary and Archaeological Sources on the Reign of Herod Antipas and Its Socio-Economic Impact on Galilee

369

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Achim Lichtenberger, Kulte und Kultur der Dekapolis: Untersuchungen zu numismatischen, archäologischen und epigraphischen Zeugnissen

371

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Richard N. Longenecker, ed., Contours of Christology in the New Testament

372

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

BOOKS RECEIVED

377

BBR 17.1 (Spring 2007)

ARTICLES

"How Can I Understand, Unless Someone Explains It to Me?" (Acts 8:30–31): Evangelicals and Biblical Hermeneutics

1

Iain Provan

"All Those Going Out of the Gate of His City": Have the Translations Got It Yet?

37

Andrew J. Schmutzer

Blasphemy and the Jewish Examination of Jesus

53

Darrell Bock

New Wine in Old Wineskins: Bursting Traditional Interpretations in John's Gospel (Part 1)

115

Robert H. Gundry

"Children of Promise": Spiritual Paternity and Patriarch Typology in Galatians and Romans

131

Günther H. Juncker

BOOK REVIEWS

Anson F. Rainey and F. Steven Notley, The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World

161

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

David T. Tsumura, Creation and Destruction: A Reappraisal of the Chaoskampf Theory in the Old Testament

164

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

Norman K. Gottwald, The Politics of Ancient Israel

165

Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Oda Wischmeyer, Hermeneutik des Neuen Testaments: Ein Lehrbuch

167

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

François Bovon, Studies in Early Christianity

169

Reviewed by Mark L. Strauss

Jörg Frey and Udo Schnelle with Juliane Schlegel, eds., Kontexte des Johannesevangeliums: Das vierte Evangelium in religions- und traditionsgeschichtlicher Perspektive

170

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Clinton Wahlen, Jesus and the Impurity of Spirits in the Synoptic Gospels

172

Reviewed by Terence Paige

Roland Deines, Die Gerechtigkeit der Tora im Reich des Messias: Mt 5,13–20 als Schlüsseltext der matthäischen Theologie

174

Reviewed by Robert W. Yarbrough

Heinrich Baarlink, Verkündigtes Heil: Studien zu den synoptischen Evangelien

175

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Fredrik Lindgård, Paul's Line of Thought in 2 Corinthians 4:16–5:10

176

Reviewed by Mark A. Seifrid

Ruth Schäfer, Paulus bis zum Apostelkonzil: Ein Beitrag zur Einleitung in den Galaterbrief, zur Geschichte der Jesusbewegung und zur Pauluschronologie

178

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Jirí Mrázek and Jan Roskovec, eds., Testimony and Interpretation: Early Christology in Its Judeo-Hellenistic Milieu. Studies in Honour of Petr Pokorny

179

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Roderic L. Mullen, The Expansion of Christianity: A Gazetteer of Its First Three Centuries

181

Reviewed by Eckhzoard J. Schnabel

Michael S. Moore, Faith under Pressure: A Study of Biblical Leaders in Conflict

183

Reviewed by Robert J. V. Hiebert

BOOKS RECEIVED

187

 

BBR 16.2 (Fall 2006)

ARTICLES

The Septuagint and the Text of the Old Testament

193

Peter J. Gentry

When God Spoke Greek: The Place of the Greek Bible in Evangelical Scholarship

219

Karen H. Jobes

Reconstructing a Biblical Model for Giving: A Discussion of Relevant Systematic Issues and New Testament Principles

237

Andreas J. Köstenberger and David A. Croteau

Translating paralytikos in Mark 2:1–12: A Proposal

261

Dwight N. Peterson

Metaphors and Pragmatics: An Introduction to the Hermeneutics of Metaphors in the Epistle to the Ephesians

273

Gerald A. Klingbeil

The Invention and Argumentative Function of Priestly Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews

295

David A. deSilva

The Role of the Birkath Haminim in Early Jewish-Christian Relations: A Reexamination of the Evidence

325

Philip L. Mayo

SHORT STUDIES

Leviticus 24:15b–16: A Crux Revisited

345

Bernon P. Lee

I Would Be Who I Would Be! A Proposal for Reading Exodus 3:11–14

351

Randall J. Pannell

BOOK REVIEWS

Brian Britt, Rewriting Moses: The Narrative Eclipse of the Text

355

Reviewed by Joe M. Sprinkle

John Rogerson, Theory and Practice in Old Testament Ethics

356

Reviewed by Theron Young

Jörg Frey and Udo Schnelle, eds., Kontexte des Johannesevangeliums: Das vierte Evangelium in religions- und traditionsgeschichtlicher Perspektive

358

Reviewed by Andreas J. Köstenberger

R. S. Sugirtharajah, ed., Wilderness: Essays in Honour of Frances Young

360

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Annette Weissenrieder, Friederike Wendt, and Petra von Gemünden, eds., Picturing the New Testament: Studies in Ancient Visual Images

361

Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Takashi Onuki, Heil und Erlösung: Studien zum Neuen Testament und zur Gnosis

363

Reviewed by Robert Yarbrough

James A. Kellhoffer, The Diet of John the Baptist

364

Reviewed by David P. Scaer

Larry W. Hurtado, How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus

365

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Matthias Konradt, Gericht und Gemeinde: Eine Studie zur Bedeutung und Funktion von Gerichtsaussagen im Rahmen der paulinischen Ekklesiologie und Ethik im 1 Thess und 1 Kor

366

Reviewed by Eckhard Schnabel

Andreas J. Köstenberger, John

368

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Andrew T. Lincoln, Truth on Trial: The Lawsuit Motif in the Fourth Gospel

369

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Stephen J. Chester, Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Paul's Theology and the Corinthian Church

371

Reviewed by Eckhard Schnabel

Murray J. Harris, The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text

373

Reviewed by Peter H. Davids

Atsuhiro Asano, Community-Identity Construction in Galatians: Exegetical, Social-Anthropological and Socio-Historical Studies

374

Reviewed by Timothy G. Gombis

BOOKS RECEIVED

377

 

BBR 16.1 (Spring 2006)

ARTICLES

The Anointing of Saul according to Josephus

1

Christopher T. Begg

Off the Beaten Track: An Evangelical Reading of the Psalms without Gunkel

25

Martin G. Klingbeil

The Nations in Isaiah: Friend or Foe; Servant or Partner

41

John N. Oswalt

"Will a Man Rob God?" (Malachi 3:8): A Study of Tithing in the Old and New Testaments

53

Andreas J. Köstenberger and David A. Croteau

Did Jesus Quote Isaiah 29:13 against the Pharisees?
An Unpopular Appraisal

79

Thomas R. Hatina

"Let the Reader Understand": A Contextual Interpretation of Mark 13:14

95

Larry Perkins

Honor and Shame Rhetoric as a Unifying Motif in Ephesians

105

Peter W. Gosnell

Delighting in the Sufferings of Others: Early Christian Schadenfreude and the Function of the Apocalypse of Peter

129

Michael J. Gilmour

REVIEW ESSAY

A New Discussion of Archaeology and the Religion of Ancient Israel

141

Richard S. Hess

BOOK REVIEWS

Leslie J. Hoppe, There Shall Be No Poor among You: Poverty in the Bible

149

Reviewed by Jonathan R. Wilson

Joseph Abraham, Eve: Accused or Acquitted? A Reconsideration of Feminist Readings of the Creation Narrative Texts in Genesis 1–3

150

Reviewed by Elaine Phillips

John Day, ed., In Search of Pre-exilic Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

152

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Isaac Kalimi, The Reshaping of Ancient Israelite History in Chronicles

155

Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

John Kaltner and Louis Stulman, eds., Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East: Essays in Honour of Herbert B. Huffmon

157

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Julia Myers O'Brien, Nahum

159

Reviewed by Elaine Phillips

Ben C. Ollenburger, ed., Old Testament Theology: Flowering and Future

160

Reviewed by Theron R. Young

Kevin Walton, Thou Traveller Unknown: The Presence and Absence of God in the Jacob Narrative

161

Reviewed by Elaine Philips

Allan R. Bevere, Sharing in the Inheritance: Identity and the Moral Life in Colossians

163

Reviewed by Terence Paige

Cilliers Breytenbach, ed., Paulus, die Evangelien und das Urchristentum: Beitrage von und zu Walter Schmithals zu seinem 80. Geburtstag

164

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the Writings of John: Johannine Pneumatology in Social-Scientific Perspective

168

Reviewed by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Eva Ebel, Die Attraktivität früher christlicher Gemeinden: Die Gemeinde von Korinth im Spiegel griechisch-römischer Vereine

169

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Craig A. Evans, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature

171

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Murray J. Harris, The Second Epistle to the Corinthians

173

Reviewed by Craig L. Blomberg

Jenny Read-Heimerdinger, The Bezan Text of Acts: A Contribution of Discourse Analysis to Textual Criticism

176

Reviewed by Steve Walton

Martin Hengel, Judaica et Hellenistica: Kleine Schriften I. Judaica, Hellenistica et Christiana: Kleine Schriften II. Paulus und Jakobus: Kleine Schriften III

178

Reviewed by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Harold W. Hoehner, Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary

179

Reviewed by B. Paul Wolfe

BOOKS RECEIVED

183

 

BBR 15.2 (Fall 2005)

ARTICLES

The Purpose and Preservation of the Jesus Tradition:
Moderate Evidence for a Conserving Force in Its Transmission

Michael F. Bird

The Eschatological Temple in John 14

Steven M. Bryan

Femme Fatale Redux: Intertextual Connection to the Elijah/Jezebel Narratives in Mark 6:14-29

David M. Hoffeditz and Gary E. Yates

Jesus' Royal Entry into Jerusalem

Brent Kinman

Cultural Criticism and Biblical Hermeneutics:
Definition, Origins, Benefits, and Challenges

Gerald A. Klingbeil

The Kingdom of Heaven in Kindred Systems, Judaic and Christian

Jacob Neusner

BOOK REVIEWS

A. Brenner and J. W. van Henten, eds., Bible Translation on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century: Authority, Reception, Culture and Religion

Reviewed by Kent D. Clarke

D. A. deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Signficance

Reviewed by B. Paul Wolfe

Jan P. Fokkelman, Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide

Reviewed by Kenton L. Sparks

Ju Hur, A Dynamic Reading of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts

Reviewed by Blaine B. Charette

Gerald A. Klingbeil, ed., Inicios, paradigmas y fundamentos:
Estudios teológicos y exegéticos en el Pentateuco

Reviewed by M. Daniel Carroll R.

William Loader, The Septuagint, Sexuality, and the New Testament:
Case Studies on the Impact of the LXX in Philo and the New Testament

Reviewed by R. Timothy McLay

 

BBR 15.1 (Spring 2005)

ARTICLES

The Old Testament Background of Paul’s Reference to “the Fruit of the Spirit” in Galatians 5:22

G. K. Beale

The Angels under Reserve in 2 Peter and Jude

J. Daryl Charles

Inaugurating the Kingdom of God and Defeating the Kingdom of Satan

Craig A. Evans

Moving from Scripture to Doctrine

Elmer A. Martens

SHORT STUDY

Becoming Children of Sarah: Interpreting 1 Peter 3:6b

Greg Forbes

BOOK REVIEWS

Recent Work in the Synoptic Gospels (Reviewed by Craig A. Evans)

Keith F. Nickle, The Synoptic Gospels: An Introduction; David Wenham and Steve Walton, Exploring the New Testament, volume 1: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts; Robert H. Stein, Studying the Synoptic Gospels: Origin and Interpretation; Birger Gerhardsson, The Reliability of the Gospel Tradition; Richard Bauckham; Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels; Richard Beaton, Isaiah’s Christ in Matthew’s Gospel; Wesley G. Olmstead, Matthew’s Trilogy of Parables: The Nation, the Nations and the Reader in Matthew 21.28–22.14; Maurice Casey, An Aramaic Approach to Q: Sources for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke; Peter G. Bolt, Jesus’ Defeat of Death: Persuading Mark’s Early Readers; Chang-Wook Jung, The Original Language of the Lukan Infancy Narrative.

Studies in Second Temple Judaism and Context (Reviewed by Craig A. Evans)

J. M. G. Barclay (ed.), Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire; Francis Schmidt, How the Temple Thinks: Identity and Social Cohesion in Ancient Judaism; Philip R. Davies and John M. Halligan (eds.), Second Temple Studies III: Studies in Politics, Class and Material Culture; Oskar Skarsaune, In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity; James M. Scott (ed.), Restoration: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives; James M. Scott, Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees; P. Oakes (ed.), Rome in the Bible and the Early Church; Edwin M. Yamauchi, Africa and the Bible; William Horbury, Messianism among Jews and Christians: Twelve Biblical and Historical Studies; G. W. Lorein, The Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period

Philip S. Alexander, The Targum of Canticles: Translated, with a Critical Introduction, Apparatus, and Notes

Reviewed by Paul V. M. Flesher

Markus Bockmuehl, Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Mark A. Chancey, The Myth of a Gentile Galilee

Reviewed by James F. Strange

Terry Griffith, Keep Yourselves from Idols: A New Look at 1 John

Reviewed by Dietmar Neufeld

Stan Harstine, Moses as a Character in the Fourth Gospel: A Study of Ancient Reading Techniques

Reviewed by Paul N. Anderson

Scott Kellum, The Unity of the Farewell Discourses: The Literary Unity of John 13.31–16.33

Reviewed by Robert Kysar

Alan R. Kerr, The Temple of Jesus’ Body: The Temple Theme in the Gospel of John

Reviewed by David W. Pao 129

Scot McKnight and Grant R. Osborne (eds.), The Face of New Testament Studies

Reviewed by Allison A. Trites

Timothy McLay, The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research

Reviewed by Karen H. Jobes

Richard D. Nelson, Deuteronomy: A Commentary

Reviewed by Graeme Auld

Stanley E. Porter and Anthony R. Cross (eds.), Dimensions of Baptism: Biblical and Theological Studies

Reviewed by Allison Trites

Paul Sampley (ed.), Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook

Reviewed by Paul J. Achtemeier

Narry F. Santos, Slave of All: The Paradox of Authority and Servanthood in the Gospel of Mark

Reviewed by Thomas R. Hatina

Barbara Shellard, New Light on Luke: Its Purpose, Sources and Literary Context

Reviewed by Philip F. Esler

Kenton L. Sparks, The Pentateuch: An Annotated Bibliography

Reviewed by David W. Baker

Gerd Theissen, Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

Reviewed by Joel B. Green

Risto Uro, Thomas: Seeking the Historical Context of the Gospel of Thomas

Reviewed by Carl B. Smith

Geza Vermes, Jesus in His Jewish Context

Reviewed by Anthony Le Donne

BOOKS RECEIVED

 

BBR 14.2 (Fall 2004)

ARTICLES

Allegorically Speaking in Galatians 4:21–5:1

Anne Davis

Circumcision in the Hebrew Bible and Targums: Theology, Rhetoric, and the Handling of Metaphor

Jason S. DeRouchie

Big Dreams and Broken Promises: Solomon’s Treaty with Hiram in Its International Context

Michael S. Moore

The Tilted Balance: Early Rabbinic Perceptions of God’s Justice

Elaine A. Phillips

SHORT STUDY

Appointed Son(s): An Exegetical Note on Romans 1:4 and 8:29

J. R. Daniel Kirk

REVIEW ESSAY

Jesus as Mamzer : A Response to Bruce Chilton’s Reconstruction of the Circumstances Surrounding Jesus’ Birth in Rabbi Jesus

Charles Quarles

BOOK REVIEWS

Recent Work in the Historical Jesus (Reviewed by Craig A. Evans)

Helen K. Bond, Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus?
Arland J. Hultgren, The Parables of Jesus: A Commentary;
Leander E. Keck, Who Is Jesus? History in Perfect Tense;
Halvor Moxnes, Putting Jesus in His Place: A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom;
Kim Paffenroth, Judas: Images of the Lost Disciple;
Gerd Theissen and Dagmar Winter, The Quest for the Plausible Jesus: The Question of Criteria;
Robert M. Price, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition?

New Testament Tools in Greek and Textual Criticism (Reviewed by Craig A. Evans)

David Alan Black (ed.), Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism;
Amy M. Donaldson and Timothy B. Sailors (eds.), New Testament Greek and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Gerald F. Hawthorne;
Donald E. Gowan (ed.), The Westminster Theological Wordbook of the Bible;
S. R. Llewelyn (ed.), A Review of the Greek Inscriptions and Papyri Published in 1986–87. Vol. 9 of New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity;
Mikeal C. Parsons and Martin M. Culy, Acts: A Handbook on the Greek Text;
Warren C. Trenchard, A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek

J. Arthur Baird, Holy Word: The Paradigm of New Testament Formation

Reviewed by B. Paul Wolfe

Adele Berlin, Lamentations: A Commentary
F. W. Dobbs-Alsopp, Lamentations

Reviewed by Raymond C. Van Leeuwen

Markus Bockmuehl (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Jesus

Reviewed by Mark Allan Powell

Richard S. Briggs, Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation

Reviewed by Scott R. Swain

William P. Brown, Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor

Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Steven M. Bryan, Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration

Reviewed by Darrell L. Bock

Brevard S. Childs, Isaiah

Reviewed by Craig C. Broyles

Duane L. Christensen, Deuteronomy 1:1–21:9
Duane L. Christensen, Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12

Reviewed by Gerald Gerbrandt

John J. Collins and Peter W. Flint, The Book of Daniel: Composition and Reception

Reviewed by Glenn Wooden

Eric Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus’ Miracles

Reviewed by Darrell L. Bock

Gordon D. Fee, New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. 3rd ed.

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Susan E. Gillingham, The Image, the Depths and the Surface: Multivalent Approaches to Biblical Study

Reviewed by David Noel Freedman

Scott J. Hafemann (ed.), Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect

Reviewed by Thomas R. Schreiner

David Instone-Brewer, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context

Reviewed by Alex R. G. Deasley

Glenna S. Jackson, ‘Have Mercy on Me’: The Story of the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15.21–28

Reviewed by John Paul Heil

Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint

Reviewed by Robert J. V. Hiebert

Amy-Jill Levine (ed.), A Feminist Companion to Luke

Reviewed by Allison A. Trites

V. Philips Long, David W. Baker, and Gordon J. Wenham (eds.), Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument and the Crisis of “Biblical Israel”

Reviewed by Sheri Klouda

Victor H. Matthews, A Brief History of Ancient Israel

Reviewed by Richard S. Hess

Petri Merenlahti, Poetics for the Gospels? Rethinking Narrative Criticism

Reviewed by Thomas R. Hatina

W. F. Moulton, A. S. Geden, H. K. Moulton, and I. Howard Marshall, Concordance to the Greek New Testament. 6th ed.

Reviewed by Glenn Wooden

Mark D. Nanos (ed.), The Galatians Debate: Contemporary Issues in Rhetorical and Historical Interpretation

Reviewed by Barry D. Smith

Andy M. Reimer, Miracle and Magic: A Study in the Acts of the Apostles and the Life of Apollonius of Tyana

Reviewed by J. K. Elliott

Udo Schnelle and Thomas Söding, with Michael Labahn (eds.), Paulinische Christologie, Exegetische Beiträge: Hans Hübner zum 70. Geburtstag

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Mark A. Seifrid and Randall K. J. Tan, The Pauline Writings: An Annotated Bibliography

Reviewed by Kent L. Yinger

Moisés Silva, Interpreting Galatians: Explorations in Exegetical Method

Reviewed by Thomas R. Hatina

Johanna Stiebert, The Construction of Shame in the Hebrew Bible: The Prophetic Contribution

Reviewed by Stephen J. Lennox

Demetrius K. Williams, Enemies of the Cross of Christ: The Terminology of the Cross and Conflict in Philippians

Reviewed by Gordon D. Fee

Joyce Rilett Wood, Amos in Song and Book Culture

Reviewed by Timothy R. Ashley

N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God. Volume 3 of Christian Origins and the Question of God

Reviewed by Lee M. McDonald

 

BBR 14.1 (Spring 2004)

ARTICLES

Paul and Gamaliel

Bruce D. Chilton and Jacob Neusner

Major Tasks of an Evangelical Hermeneutic: Some Observations on Commonalities, Interrelationships, and Differences

Richard N. Longenecker

A Hermeneutics of Hearing Informed by the Parables with Special Reference to Mark 4

Klyne Snodgrass

1 Timothy 2:9-15 Reconsidered (Again)

Robert W. Wall

James Barr and the Future of Revelation in History in New Testament Theology

Robert W. Yarbrough

REVIEW ESSAY

Second Thoughts on the Secret Gospel

Robert M. Price

BOOK REVIEWS

Recent Work in the Letters of Paul (Reviewed by Craig A. Evans)

Moyer V. Hubbard, New Creation in Paul's Letters and Thought

Karl Olav Sandnes, Belly and Body in the Pauline Epistles

Steve Walton, Leadership and Lifestyle: The Portrait of Paul in the Miletus Speech and 1 Thessalonians

Frank J. Matera, II Corinthians: A Commentary

Karl Barth, Epistle to the Philippians 40th Anniversary Edition

Peter Oakes, Philippians: From People to Letter

Paul A. Holloway, Consolation in Philippians: Philosophical Sources and Rhetorical Strategy

Ernest Best, Ephesians: A Shorter Commentary

Raymond F. Collins, I and II Timothy and Titus: A Commentary

W. H. Bellinger Jr., Leviticus, Numbers

Reviewed by Timothy R. Ashley

Raymond F. Collins, I and II Timothy & Titus: A Commentary

Reviewed by I. Howard Marshall

Paul Copan and Craig A. Evans, eds., Who Was Jesus? A Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Reviewed by Allison A. Trites

Stephen Anthony Cummins, Paul and the Crucified Christ: in Antioch: Maccabean Martyrdom and Galatians 1 and 2

Reviewed by Peder Borgen

A. Katherine Grieb, The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God's Righteousness

Reviewed by I. A. H. Combes

Lee Martin McDonald and Stanley E. Porter, Early Christianity and Its Sacred Literature

Reviewed by Scot McKnight

Carleen Mandolfo, God in the Dock: Dialogue Tension in the Psalms of Lament

Reviewed by Susan Konkel-White

W. E. Sproston North, The Lazarus Story within the Johannine Tradition

Reviewed by Thomas R. Hatina

BOOKS RECEIVED

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