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edited by Adrian Thatcher. 2017 .

"The Oxford handbook of theology, sexuality, and gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. Not merely contentious and pervasive topics, sexuality and gender have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree…
2. The Pentateuch: Introducing the Torah Book , Online in English
Thomas B. Dozeman. 2017 .

Dozeman, Thomas B.,

The Pentateuch is the heart of the Hebrew Bible and the foundational document of Judaism. It is also the focus of tremendous scholarly exploration and debate today regarding the complex history of its composition. This history will be explored along with analysis of the…
3. Understanding the Pentateuch as a scripture Book , Online in English
Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Boxes; List of Tables; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1 RITUALIZED TEXT: THE PENTATEUCH AS A SCRIPTURE ; Torah and Pentateuch; Scripture and Ritual; The Three Dimensions of Written Texts…
edited by Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid. 2016 .

The Pentateuch lies at the heart of the Western humanities. Yet despite nearly two centuries of scholarship, its historical origins and its literary history are still a subject of intense discussion. Critical scholarship has isolated multiple layers of tradition, inconsistent…
Sara J. Milstein. 2016 .

Milstein, Sara J. (Sara Jessica), 1978-

Working from the two earliest corpora that allow us to track large-scale change over time, this work provides broad overviews of the available evidence for revision through introduction as well as a set of detailed case studies that offer fresh insight into well-known biblical…
edited by Brian B. Schmidt. 2015 .

note: 1. Epigraphic Indications of Literacy and Orality in Ancient Israelite Society -- Levantine Literacy ca. 1000--750 BCE / Andre Lemaire -- Literacy in the Negev of the Late Monarchical Period / Nadav Na'aman…
edited by Thomas E. Levy, Thomas Schneider, William H.C. Propp. 2015 .

The Bible's grand narrative about Israel's Exodus from Egypt is central to Biblical religion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity, and the formation of the academic disciplines studying the ancient Near East. It has also been a pervasive theme in artistic and popular…
Jeffrey Stackert. 2014 .

Stackert, Jeffrey, 1977-

'A Prophet Like Moses' addresses two of the oldest and most persistent problems in biblical studies: the relationship between prophecy and law in the Hebrew Bible and the utility of the Documentary Hypothesis for understanding Israelite religion. These topics have in many ways…
10. Iconic books and texts Book , Print , Conference in English
edited by James W. Watts. 2013 .

note: I. Categorizing Iconic Books -- 1. Three Dimensions of Scriptures / James W. Watts -- 2. "Winged Words": Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts / William A. Graham -- 3. Talking about "Iconic Books" in the Terminology of Book History / Deirdre C. Stam…
Moshe Greenberg. 2013 .

Greenberg, Moshe,

In 1969 Professor Greenberg published his Understanding Exodus, covering Exodus 1-11. In this second edition, introduced and edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay, the author's corrections and revisions are incorporated, along with a new foreword. In addition, a new appendix, Questions for…
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Joel S. Baden. 2012 .

Baden, Joel S., 1977-

For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically…
Joel S. Baden. 2012 .

Baden, Joel S., 1977-

For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically…
edited by Benjamin D. Sommer. 2012 .

What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? And have Jews always thought about the Bible in the same way? In seventeen…
15. The Pentateuch: international perspectives on current research Book , Print , Conference in English
edited by Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid and Baruch J. Schwartz. 2011 .

Current issues in methodology. Does recent scholarship's critique of the documentary hypothesis constitute grounds for its rejection? / Baruch J. Schwartz…
16. From the margins Book , Print , Conference in English
edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg. 2009 .

V. 1. Women of the Hebrew Bible and other afterlives / edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg -- v. 2. Women of the New Testament and their afterlives / edited by Christine E. Joynes and Christopher C. Rowland.
17. Israel's tabernacle as social space Book , Print in English
by Mark K. George. 2009 .

George, Mark K., 1962-

The tabernacle -- The tabernacle as social space -- Tabernacle spatial practice -- Tabernacle conceptual space -- Tabernacle symbolic space -- Some assembly required.
18. J, E, and the redaction of the Pentateuch Book , Print in English
Joel S. Baden. 2009 .

Baden, Joel S., 1977-

"Joel S. Baden addresses the composition of the Pentateuch, particularly the manner in which its constituent sources were combined to produce the final product. This study stands as both a critique of traditional documentary analysis of the Pentateuch and a defense of its…
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"For the first time, literary source criticism and feminist biblical interpretation are here brought together systematically. Taking into account recent trends in Pentateuchal source criticism, Sarah Shectman divides the narrative into priestly and non-priestly threads, tracing…
a cura di Klaus Herbers e Felicitas Schmieder. 2008 .

Zur Einführung: Venedig im Schnittpunkt der Kulturen. Wahrnehmungen europäischer und nichteuropäischer Reisender im Vergleich / Klaus Herbers, Felicitas Schmieder -- Venedig als Durchgangsstation für europäische Pilger und Reisende / Gritje Hartmann…
21. The nature of biblical criticism Book , Print in English
John Barton. 2007 .

Barton, John, 1948-

Biblical criticism faces increasing hostility on two fronts: from biblical conservatives, who claim it is inherently positivistic and religiously skeptical, and from postmodernists, who see it as driven by the falsities of objectivity and neutrality. In this overview of the key…
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22. The Pentateuch as Torah: new models for understanding its promulgation and acceptance Book , Print , Conference in English , Greek, Ancient (to 1453) , Hebrew
edited by Gary N. Knoppers and Bernard M. Levinson. 2007 .

"This interdisciplinary collection of essays on the promulgation of the Pentateuch and its acceptance as authoritative Torah includes contributions from international specialists on the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Samaritan history, colonial theory, Mediterranean…
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edited by Thomas B. Dozeman and Konrad Schmid. 2006 .

The elusive Yahwist : a short history of research / Thomas Christian Römer -- The so-called Yahwist and the literary gap between Genesis and Exodus / Konrad Schmid -- The Jacob story and the beginning of the formation of the Pentateuch / Albert de Pury…
edited by Thomas B. Dozeman and Konrad Schmid. 2006 .

Since the "assured results" of scholarship are rarely certain, it should come as no surprise that the classical formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis has yet again been called into question. However, many North American scholars are unfamiliar with the work of a new…
25. How to read the Bible Book , Print in English
Marc Zvi Brettler. 2005 .

Brettler, Marc Zvi.

Reading as a Jew and as a scholar -- What is the Bible, anyway? -- The art of reading the Bible -- A brief history of Israel -- With scissors and paste : the sources of Genesis -- Creation vs. creationism : Genesis 1-3 as myth -- The ancestors as heroes…
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Pentateuch = Pentateuch ; Explaining god's name in Exodus 3 / William M. Schniedewind -- Gab es einen Exodus aus dem Land am Nil? / Norbert Mendecki -- The institution of the priesthood and the beginning of the sacrificial cult / Christophe Nihan…
27. The Jewish study Bible Book , Print in English
Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, editors ; Michael Fishbane, consulting editor. 2004 .

"Now, readers of the Bible who are interested in Jewish traditions have a one-volume resource specifically tailored for their needs. The Jewish Study Bible's content reflects both contemporary biblical scholarship and the richness of Jewish tradition"--P. [4] of cover.
edited by Ian Young. 2003 .

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Gale A. Yee. 2003 .

Yee, Gale A., 1949-

Analyzes four biblical passages (Genesis 2-3, Hosea 1-3, Ezekiel 23, and Proverbs 7) in which a woman is the source or symbol of sin.
30. Creation in Jewish and Christian tradition Book , Print in English
edited by Henning Graf Reventlow and Yair Hoffman. 2002 .

In this volume Jewish and Christian perspectives on creation of the Bible, with contemporary theological, philosophical and political issues are raised by the biblical-Jewish-Christian concepts of creation.
Alice Ogden Bellis and Joel S. Kaminsky, editors. 2000 .

Paradise regained : rabbinic reflections on Israel at Sinai / Joel S. Kaminsky -- Writing on the water : the ineffable name of God / Johanna W.H. van Wijk-Bos -- An interpersonal theology of the Hebrew Bible / Murray H. Lichtenstein…
James E. Bowley, editor. 1999 .

Introduction: Living traditions of the Bible ; Library of tradition: the beginnings of the Bible / James E. Bowley -- Bible comes to the West: the text and interpretation of the Bible in its Greek and Latin forms / Adam Kamesar…
edited by John Barton. 1998 .

This book provides the first complete guide for students to the present state of biblical studies. The twenty-one specially commissioned chapters are written by established scholars from North America and Britain, and represent both traditional and contemporary points of view.…
34. Jerusalem studies in Egyptology Book , Print in English
edited by Irene Shirun-Grumach. 1998 .

Ernest Nicholson. 1998 .

Nicholson, Ernest W. (Ernest Wilson)

"Despite innumerable studies from at least the time of the Reformation, it was not until little more than a century ago that one hypothesis concerning the origin of the Pentateuch, the so-called 'Documentary Theory' formulated by Julius Wellhausen, established itself as the point…
36. The Bible as it was Book , Print in English
James L. Kugel. 1997 .

Kugel, James L.

"This is a companion to the Bible like no other. Leading us chapter by chapter through key biblical stories - from Creation and the Tree of Knowledge through the Exodus from Egypt and journey to the Promised Land - James Kugel shows how a group of anonymous ancient interpreters…
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David M. Carr. 1996 .

Carr, David McLain, 1961-

Pt. 1. Introduction. 1. The Importance of the Study of Genesis's Formation. 2. Methodology in Reconstruction of Transmission History…
edited by Adele Berlin. 1996 .

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John Van Seters. 1994 .

Van Seters, John.

Pt. 1. Moses as Deliverer. 1. Reconstructing the Past: Exodus 1 - 2. 2. The Call of Moses: Exodus 3:1 - 4:17. 3. The Return to Egypt: Exodus 4:18 - 6:1. 4. The Plagues of Egypt: Exodus 7 - 12. Excursus: The Plague Stories in P. 5. The Origin of Massot. 6. The Miracle at the Sea…
40. The stories of Genesis Book , Print in English
by Hermann Gunkel ; translated by John J. Scullion ; edited by William R. Scott. 1994 .

Gunkel, Hermann, 1862-1932.

edited by Bernard M. Levinson. 1994 .

Introduction / Bernard M. Levinson -- What is the Covenant Code? / Raymond Westbrook -- The case for revision and interpolation with the biblical legal corpora / Bernard M. Levinson…
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Rolf Rendtorff ; translated by John J. Scullion. 1990 .

Rendtorff, Rolf, 1925-

edited by Edwin B. Firmage, Bernard G. Weiss, John W. Welch. 1990 .

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46. The Literary guide to the Bible Book , Print in English
edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. 1987 .

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48. Biblical interpretation in ancient Israel Book , Online in English
Michael Fishbane. 1985 .

Fishbane, Michael A.

An award-winning study which analyzes the phenomenon of textual analysis in ancient Israel, exploring the tradition of exegesis prior to the development of biblical interpretation in early classical Judaism and the earliest Christian communities.
49. Empirical models for Biblical criticism Book , Print in English
edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay. 1985 .

50. Torah, Neviʼim u-Khetuvim: Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia Book , Print in Hebrew , English , French , German , Latin
quae antea cooperantibus A. Alt, O. Eissfeldt, P. Kahle ; ediderat R. Kittel. 1984 .