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Biblical studies & exegesis books

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Recently Published

Acts by David E Garland Acts


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Feminist Theory and the Bible Interrogating the Sources by Esther Fuchs Feminist Theory and the Bible Interrogating the Sources

Feminist Theory and the Bible conceptualizes, contextualizes, and maps a new kind of burgeoning scholarship that has emerged in recent decades. The chapters included here consider both the theory and practice of feminist Biblical studies.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Known by God A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity by Brian S. Rosner Known by God A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity

While the biblical motif of knowing God is the focus of countless books and articles, being known by God has received little notice. This book explores the neglected biblical theme of being known by God in order to access the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

: The Illuminations of the Stavelot Bible (1978) by Wayne Dynes : The Illuminations of the Stavelot Bible (1978)

First published in 1978, this book offers a comprehensive study of the illuminations of the Stavelot Bible. The illuminations themselves have been recognized as occupying an important place in the incipient stage of the Romanesque style in the Meuse valley....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Greek for Life Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek by Benjamin L Merkle Greek for Life Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 01/09/2017

Liquid Scripture The Bible in a Digital World by Jeffrey S. Siker Liquid Scripture The Bible in a Digital World

Jeffrey S. Siker reviews the latest research on how the reading brain processes digital texts and into how churches use digital Bibles, and synthesizes the advantages and risks of the digitized Bible. Siker's conclusions merit serious reflection in classrooms and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Jonah and Me by Dr. Chuck Davis Jonah and Me


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Sacrificial Laws of Leviticus and the Joseph Story by Calum (Cornell University, New York) Carmichael The Sacrificial Laws of Leviticus and the Joseph Story
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This book offers a new assessment of the Joseph story from the perspective of the biblical laws in Leviticus 1-10.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

It's OK to Be Not OK Preaching the Lament Psalms by Federico Villanueva It's OK to Be Not OK Preaching the Lament Psalms


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Exile: A Conversation with N. T. Wright by James M Scott Exile: A Conversation with N. T. Wright


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany Interpretation and the Enlightenment by Hoon J. Lee The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany Interpretation and the Enlightenment

This book redresses a misunderstanding in the history of biblical interpretation. Hoon J. Lee provides the first study of the biblical accommodation debate of the Enlightenment. The heavily contested doctrine spurred numerous biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers to debate the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Old Testament Law for Christians Original Context and Enduring Application by Roy E Gane Old Testament Law for Christians Original Context and Enduring Application


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Fear of the Lord Is Wisdom A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel by Tremper III Longman The Fear of the Lord Is Wisdom A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel


Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem by Ben, III Witherington A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Coming Soon

The Violence of the Lamb Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation by Dr Paul Middleton The Violence of the Lamb Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation

The act of martyrdom in the worldview of the Apocalypse has been considered to be an exemplification of non-violent resistance. Paul Middleton argues here, however, that it is in fact a representation of direct participation by Christians, through their martyrdom,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

God's Mediators A Biblical Theology Of Priesthood by Andrew S. Malone God's Mediators A Biblical Theology Of Priesthood

A canonical study of the priesthood of God's people and of Christ.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Mimesis in the Johannine Literature A Study in Johannine Ethics by Cornelis (Union School of Theology, UK) Bennema Mimesis in the Johannine Literature A Study in Johannine Ethics
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Mimesis is a fundamental and pervasive human concept, but has attracted little attention from Johannine scholarship. This is unsurprising, since Johannine ethics, of which mimesis is a part, has only recently become a fruitful area of research. Bennema contends that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition by Andrew W. (Arizona Christian University, USA) Pitts Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition
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Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition provides a fresh examination of the relationship of Greco-Roman philosophy to Pauline Christianity and an in-depth look at different approaches currently employed by scholars who draw upon philosophical settings in the ancient world to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Care of the Self in Early Christian Texts by Deborah Niederer Saxon The Care of the Self in Early Christian Texts

This book presents the first three Christian centuries through the lens of what Foucault called the care of the self. This lens reveals a rich variation among early Christ movements by illuminating their practices instead of focusing on what we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Translating the Bible From the 7th to the 17th Century by Lynn Long Translating the Bible From the 7th to the 17th Century

This title was first published in 2001: Beginning in Anglo-Saxon times with Bede and Caedmon, this book presents a literary study of the processes involved in the translation of the Bible. The author discusses the translations of Alfred and Aelfric...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

An Early History of Compassion Emotion and Imagination in Hellenistic Judaism by Francoise Mirguet An Early History of Compassion Emotion and Imagination in Hellenistic Judaism

An Early History of Compassion explores the role of the emotional imagination within the context of Roman imperialism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

2 Samuel The Fall and Rise of the King by Tim Chester 2 Samuel The Fall and Rise of the King


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Paul The Pagans' Apostle by Paula Fredriksen Paul The Pagans' Apostle

A groundbreaking new portrait of the apostle Paul, from one of today's leading historians of antiquity
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Fourfold Gospel A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus by Sir Francis (University of Aberdeen) Watson The Fourfold Gospel A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times by John A Beck The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Feminist Frameworks and the Bible Power, Ambiguity, and Intersectionality by L. Juliana (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) Claassens Feminist Frameworks and the Bible Power, Ambiguity, and Intersectionality
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This volume on intercultural biblical interpretation includes essays by feminist scholars from Botswana, Germany, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States. Reading from a rich variety of socio-cultural locations, contributors present their hermeneutical frameworks for interpretation of Hebrew...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale The Lost Seduction by Caroline Blyth Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale The Lost Seduction

The story of Samson and Delilah in Judges 16 has been studied and retold over the centuries by biblical interpreters, artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers. Within these scholarly and cultural retellings, Delilah is frequently fashioned as the quintessential femme fatale...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

James (New Testament Guides) by John S (University of Toronto, Canada) Kloppenborg James (New Testament Guides)
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As with other volumes in the New Testament Guides series, James offers a concise and accessible introduction to a New Testament text, in this case aimed specifically at undergraduate-level students. Kloppenborg introduces the reader to a series of critical issues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

James (New Testament Guides) by John S (University of Toronto, Canada) Kloppenborg James (New Testament Guides)
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As with other volumes in the New Testament Guides series, James offers a concise and accessible introduction to a New Testament text, in this case aimed specifically at undergraduate-level students. Kloppenborg introduces the reader to a series of critical issues...
Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 12/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Sources of Christianity Peter, Paul and John by Bastiaan Baan, Christine Gruwez, John Schaik Sources of Christianity Peter, Paul and John
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A fascinating exploration of the three apostles Peter, Paul and John their connections, differences and continuing relevance to understanding Christianity.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Absence of God in Biblical Rape Narratives by Leah Redliger Schulte The Absence of God in Biblical Rape Narratives

This study outlines God's absence, a foreign presence, and a persistent problem that is resolved incorrectly to highlight consequences of the Israelites breaking their covenant with God.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Womanist Midrash A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne by Wilda C. Gafney Womanist Midrash A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne

Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cross Vision How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence by Gregory A. Boyd Cross Vision How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence

The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace-it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the cruciform hermeneutic, a way to read the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites by John H. Walton The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The House of the Lord A Catholic Biblical Theology of God's Temple Presence in the Old and New Testaments by Steven Smith The House of the Lord A Catholic Biblical Theology of God's Temple Presence in the Old and New Testaments


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15 by Dorothea Erbele-Kuster Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15

Explores the ways in how the male and female body is constructed in Leviticus 12 and 15 and how its reception history unfolds.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Whole Bible Story Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English by William H. Marty The Whole Bible Story Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English


Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

A Pinch of Salt More Everyday Expressions from Scripture by Timothy Cross A Pinch of Salt More Everyday Expressions from Scripture


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity A-Z by Edwin M. Yamauchi, Marvin R. Wilson Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity A-Z
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The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is a unique reference work that provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 4000 BC to approximately AD 600. Previously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Torah Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships Middot Ledorot by Yakov Chaim Hilsenrath Torah Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships Middot Ledorot


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

John 1-12 Life to the Full by Josh Moody John 1-12 Life to the Full


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 01/08/2017

An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts by Elaine A. Phillips An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts

An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts is designed for undergraduate students and laypersons who are studying in confessional contexts that a rm the inspired and authoritative nature of Scripture. By way of introduction, Part One poses fundamental and universal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism by Drew W. (Pepperdine University, Malibu) Billings Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism
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Billings demonstrates that Acts was written in conformity with broader representational trends found on imperial monuments and in the epigraphic record of the early second century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Two Puzzling Baptisms First Corinthians 10:1-5 and 15:29 by Roger David Aus Two Puzzling Baptisms First Corinthians 10:1-5 and 15:29

With the aid of early Jewish sources, this study opens new avenues of interpretation regarding two enigmatic passages on baptism in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, 10:1-5 and 15:29.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

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