Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide by Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse

Title: Connecting Gospels Author: Francis Watson, Sarah Parkhouse, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: April 5, 2018 Pages: 304 By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the margins. Connecting […]

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Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism by Mark D. Nanos

Title: Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism Author: Mark D. Nanos Publisher: Cascade Books Release Date: 2017 The commentary tradition regarding 1 Corinthians unanimously identifies the “weak” as Christ-followers whose faith was not yet sufficient to indulge in the eating of idol food with indifference, as if ideally Paul wanted them to become “strong” enough […]

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Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Culture by Shawn Flynn

Title: Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrewi Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Culture Author: Shawn Flynn Publisher: Oxford Release Date: 2018 Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child’s life, and through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the domestic cult […]

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Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel’s Living God in Jewish Antiquity by Jill Hicks-Keeton

Title: Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity Author: Jill Hicks-Keeton Publisher: Oxford Release Date: 2018 Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient Jewish romance known as Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene […]

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When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation by Paula Fredriksen

Title: When Christians Were Jews Author: Paula Fredriksen Genre: Religion Release Date: October 2, 2018 Pages: 272 A compelling account of Christianity’s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God’s promises […]

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Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Title: Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century Author: Benjamin Williams Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: April 13, 2016 Pages: 240 Printed editions of midrashim, rabbinic expositions of the Bible, flooded the market for Hebrew books in the sixteenth century. First published by Iberian immigrants to the Ottoman Empire, they were later reprinted […]

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A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Title: A Club of Their Own Author: Professor of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry Head of the School of History Faculty of the Humanities Eli Lederhendler, Gabriel N. Finder, Associate Professor and Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies Gabriel N Finder, Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: November 9, 2016 Pages: 336 Volume […]

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Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television

Title: Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television Author: Yaron Peleg Genre: Performing Arts Publisher: University of Texas Press Release Date: September 13, 2016 Pages: 200 As part of its effort to forge a new secular Jewish nation, the nascent Israeli state tried to limit Jewish religiosity. However, with the steady growth […]

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