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
Reviewed by Jeremy Punt

François Bovon
New Testament and Christian Apocrypha: Collected Studies II
Reviewed by Christopher R. Matthews

Athalya Brenner, Archie Chi Chung Lee, and Gale A. Yee, eds.
Reviewed by John Anderson

Gregg Gardner and Kevin L. Osterloh, eds.
Antiquity in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World
Reviewed by Matthew W. Mitchell

E. Grypeou and H. Spurling, eds.
The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Judith M. Lieu

Olav Hammer, ed.
Alternative Christs
Reviewed by Brent Landau

Thomas Holsinger-Friesen
Irenaeus and Genesis: A Study of Competition in Early Christian Hermeneutics
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
Reviewed by Gilbert Lozano

Hilary Marlow
Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics
Reviewed by Norman Habel

Steven L. McKenzie
Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading
Reviewed by Patrick Russell

Juha Pakkala and Martti Nissinen, eds.
Houses Full of All Good Things: Essays in Memory of Timo Veijola
Reviewed by Carly Crouch

Lorenzo Scornaienchi
Sarx und Soma bei Paulus: Der Mensch zwischen Destruktivität und Konstruktivität
Reviewed by Christof Landmesser

Mark S. Smith
God in Translation: Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World
Reviewed by Christopher B. Hays

Peter S. Williamson
Reviewed by Markus Lang

Joel Willitts
Matthew’s Messianic Shepherd-King: In Search of ‘The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel’
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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