RBL Newsletter

I just received the new RBL Newsletter, which has the following reviews:

Alejandro F. Botta and Pablo R. Andiñach, eds.
The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7294
Reviewed by Jeremy Punt

François Bovon
New Testament and Christian Apocrypha: Collected Studies II
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7323
Reviewed by Christopher R. Matthews

Athalya Brenner, Archie Chi Chung Lee, and Gale A. Yee, eds.
Genesis
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7448
Reviewed by John Anderson

Gregg Gardner and Kevin L. Osterloh, eds.
Antiquity in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7540
Reviewed by Matthew W. Mitchell

E. Grypeou and H. Spurling, eds.
The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7390
Reviewed by Judith M. Lieu

Olav Hammer, ed.
Alternative Christs
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7416
Reviewed by Brent Landau

Thomas Holsinger-Friesen
Irenaeus and Genesis: A Study of Competition in Early Christian Hermeneutics
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7272
Reviewed by Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger

Aren M. Maeir and Pierre de Miroschedji, eds.
“I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times”: Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7118
Reviewed by Gilbert Lozano

Hilary Marlow
Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7415
Reviewed by Norman Habel

Steven L. McKenzie
Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7398
Reviewed by Patrick Russell

Juha Pakkala and Martti Nissinen, eds.
Houses Full of All Good Things: Essays in Memory of Timo Veijola
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=6537
Reviewed by Carly Crouch

Lorenzo Scornaienchi
Sarx und Soma bei Paulus: Der Mensch zwischen Destruktivität und Konstruktivität
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7161
Reviewed by Christof Landmesser

Mark S. Smith
God in Translation: Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7225
Reviewed by Christopher B. Hays

Peter S. Williamson
Ephesians
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7529
Reviewed by Markus Lang

Joel Willitts
Matthew’s Messianic Shepherd-King: In Search of ‘The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel’
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7440
Reviewed by Don Garlington

I’m especially interested in the review of Mark Smith’s God in Translation, since I’m reviewing it myself. The opening line of the review is kinda interesting:

Mark Smith continues to distinguish himself as one of the most important and (thankfully) prolific biblical scholars of his generation.

Nice. Anyway, enjoy.


One response to “RBL Newsletter

  • Ben S

    Smith is a class act and a charismatic teacher. Good sense of humor too.

    A paraphrase from one of his classes- “When I started my studies, I had lots of Jewish and Protestant co-students. The Jewish students could recognize and recite a given verse in Hebrew and know where it was cited in the Talmud, but not in the Bible. The Protestants had them memorized in English and knew chapter and verse. I was Catholic, so I didn’t know anything ;)”

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