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To recommend a new title for purchase contact:

Caryn Tamber-Rosenau, Bibliographer for Hebrew Bible


Chris Benda, Theological Librarian, Divinity Library

 

New E-Resources

International Voices in Biblical Studies is a new online, open-access series that facilitates the distribution of scholarship written in numerous regions of the world well beyond their respective spheres. Titles currently available for download include Women at Work in the Deuteronomistic History, by Mercedes L. García Bachmann, and Reading Ezra 9–10 Tu’A-Wise: Rethinking Biblical Interpretation in Oceania, by Nasili Vaka’uta.

A beta version of volume 1 of the new Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is now available here. The entire encyclopedia is projected to be available by August.


The Marginalia Review of Books
was launched in January 2013. It is a new online-only review of academic literature focusing on history, theology, and religion. New reviews will be published on the last Tuesday of every month, with other content, such as essays and interviews, appearing throughout the month.

 

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Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters - Maren Niehoff
ISBN: 9789004226111
Publication Date: 2012
Thus far intepretations of Homer and the Bible have largely been studied in isolation even though both texts became foundational for Western civilization and were often commented upon in the same cultural context. The present collection of articles redresses this imbalance by bringing together scholars from different fields and offering prioneering essays, which cross traditional boundaries and interpret Biblical and Homeric interpreters in light of each other.

 

New e-Interviews

Listen to Jack Sasson discuss his new book, Judges 1-12, with theological librarian Chris Benda!

Jack Sasson

 

Featured Bibliography

Need a starting place for your research? Check out Oxford's Biblical Studies bibliography! Each article is written by a scholar and contains a brief synopsis of the topic, along with a list of books, articles, and Websites to help kickstart your reading. Oxford is adding new articles all the time.

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Deborah's Daughters - Joy A. Schroeder
Call Number: BS580 .D4 S37 2014
ISBN: 0199991049
Publication Date: 2014
Schroeder shows how Deborah's story has fueled gender debates throughout history. An examination of the prophetess's journey through nearly two thousand years of Jewish and Christian interpretation shows how the biblical account of Deborah was deployed against women, for women, and by women who aspired to leadership roles in church and society.

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Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible - Amy Kalmanofsky
Call Number: BS579 .S57 K35 2014
ISBN: 1451469950
Publication Date: 2014
Fathers, sons, and mothers take center stage in the Bible’s grand narratives, Kalmanofsky observes. Sisters and sisterhood receive less attention in scholarship but, she argues, play an important role in narratives, revealing anxieties related to desire, agency, and solidarity among women playing out (and playing against) their roles in a patrilineal society. Most often, she shows, sisters are destabilizing figures in narratives about family crisis, where property, patrimony, and the resilience of community boundaries are at risk. Kalmanofsky demonstrates that the particular role of sisters had important narrative effects, revealing previously underappreciated dynamics in Israelite society.

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The Land Between the Two Rivers - Thomas Petter
Call Number: DS153.3 .P49 2014
ISBN: 1575062917
Publication Date: 2014
The Old Testament tells us that Yahweh led the Hebrews into the land of Canaan and commanded them to drive its indigenous inhabitants out and settle in their place. This account has often served as justification for the possession of the land by the modern state of Israel. Archaeology is a "weapon" in the debate, used by both Israelis and Palestinians trying to write each other out of the historical narrative. This book provides needed background for the issues and will be of interest to those concerned with the complexity of Arab-Israeli relations.

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