Friday, 31 July 2009

Review of Biblical Literature, 30th July, 2009

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature. Noteworthy is the fair and useful review by Warren Carter on Seyoon Kim's Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke. Another review that deserves attention is Tat-siong Benny Liew's What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament.

Keith Bodner
1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary
Reviewed by Tim Bulkeley

J. Bretschneider, J. Driessen, and K. van Lerberghe, eds.
Power and Architecture: Monumental Public Architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean
Reviewed by Aren Maeir

Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins
King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature
Reviewed by Stephen Reed

Stacy Davis
This Strange Story: Jewish and Christian Interpretation of the Curse of Canaan from Antiquity to 1865
Reviewed by David M. Whitford

Michael B. Dick
Reading the Old Testament: An Inductive Introduction
Reviewed by George C. Heider

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Andrea L. Weiss, eds.
The Torah: A Women's Commentary
Reviewed by Yael Shemesh

Friedhelm Hartenstein
Das Angesicht JHWHs: Studien zu seinem höfischen und kultischen Bedeutungshintergrund in den Psalmen und in Exodus 32-34
Reviewed by Mark W. Hamilton

Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames, eds.
Writing and Reading War: Rhetoric, Gender, and Ethics in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Reviewed by Pierre Johan Jordaan

Seyoon Kim
Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke
Reviewed by Warren Carter

Tat-siong Benny Liew
What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament
Reviewed by Jae Won Lee

Evan Powell
The Myth of the Lost Gospel
Reviewed by Sarah E. Rollens

Moses Taiwo
Paul's Rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 10:29b-30
Reviewed by Mark A. Jennings

James W. Thompson
Reviewed by Alan C. Mitchell

Jason A. Whitlark
Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of Reciprocity Systems in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Reviewed by Ryan D. Chivington


Sceptics 不肖生 said...

wow, so many new english books published,,,how to read them all?

thank GOd,,,,chinese books are limited,,,easier for chinese dept students...

Perng Shyang Teng said...

You know what draws my attention? Sure the Moses Taiwo's book!

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sceptics,
Yes - scholarship moves at a very fast pace. I can't keep up even in my own field!

Kar Yong said...

Hi PS,
I doubt Taiwo's book would have much to contribute to your argument since he employs rhetorical criticism. My opinion is that rhetorical criticism may blind us to the real issue Paul is addressing concerning food sacrificed to idol. I think we Asians would be in better position to appreciate what Paul is saying based on our context where food sacrificed to idol is a real issue we face everyday!