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For hundreds of years, academic publisher De Gruyter has issued influential and enterprising monographs in biblical studies and theology. We’ve assembled some of their most groundbreaking books on everything from biblical word studies to the history and culture of the ancient Near East—a massive bundle of 243 volumes totaling almost 90,000 pages. Gain access to all of our De Gruyter collections—plus 34 individual volumes you can only get with this bundle.

This bundle includes books from two of the longest-running and highly regarded series in biblical studies: Supplements to the Journal for New Testament Scholarship and Supplements to the Journal of Old Testament Scholarship. It also includes monographs from veteran scholars such as Iain Provan, H.G.M. Williamson, James Crenshaw, and Christopher R. Seitz, as well as up-and-coming scholars. Text criticism, redactional history, Old Testament culture and history, and more—this bundle rounds out your Logos library with top-notch scholarship on a wide array of issues in biblical and theological studies.

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Key Features

  • Includes hundreds of titles and tens of thousands of pages from academic publisher De Gruyter
  • Features contributions from both emerging and veteran scholars
  • Touches on major issues in biblical and theological studies—redactional history, biblical word studies, ancient Near Eastern history and culture, and much more

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Supplements to the Journal for New Testament Scholarship

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 67
  • Pages: 25,600

The Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (Supplements to the Journal for New Testament Scholarship) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly book series in the field of New Testament studies. Since 1923, it has been a forum for seminal works focusing on early Christianity and related fields. The series is grounded in a historical-critical approach while also exploring new methodological approaches that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world. This collection includes:

  • Die Herrlichkeit Gottes by Helmuth Kittel
  • Jesus in Nazareth by Erich Gräßer, August Strobel, and Robert C. Tannehill
  • The “Sitz im Leben” of the Apocalypse with Particular Reference to the Role of the Church’s Enemies by Alan J. Beagley
  • The Genre of the Book of Revelation from a Source-critical Perspective by Frederick David Mazzaferri
  • Peter and the Rock by Chrys C. Caragounis
  • The Origins and Early Development of the Antichrist Myth by Gregory C. Jenks
  • Towards a Feminist Critical Reading of the Gospel according to Matthew by Elaine M. Wainwright
  • Paul, Artemis, and the Jews in Ephesus by Rick Strelan
  • Jesus’ Walking on the Sea by Patrick J. Madden
  • The Greek Language of Healing from Homer to New Testament Times by Louise Wells
  • The Language of the Kingdom and Jesus by Jacobus Liebenberg
  • Power and Place by Gregory Stevenson
  • Narrative Elements in the Double Tradition by Stephen Hultgren
  • Die Einheit der Schrift und die Vielfalt des Kanons / The Unity of Scripture and the Diversity of the Canon edited by John Barton and Michael Wolter
  • Simon Magus: The First Gnostic? by Stephen Haar
  • The Book of Acts as Church History / Apostelgeschichte als Kirchengeschichte edited by Tobias Nicklas and Michael Tilly
  • The Johannine Exegesis of God by Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda
  • One Teacher by John Yueh-Han Yieh
  • Strange Acts by Rick Strelan
  • Reconceptualising Conversion by Zeba A. Crook
  • Plots of Epiphany by John B. Weaver
  • Theology as History, History as Theology by Scott Shauf
  • Paulus und das antike Schulwesen by Tor Vegge
  • Allusion and Meaning in John 6 by Susan Hylen
  • The Restoration of Israel by Michael E. Fuller
  • Early Narrative Christology by C. Kavin Rowe
  • Christ in the Letters of Paul by Hendrikus Boers
  • Identity, Ethics, and Ethos in the New Testament edited by Jan G. van der Watt
  • An Apocalypse for the Church and for the World by Ronald Herms
  • The Word is Near You by Per Jarle Bekken
  • By the Same Word by Ronald Cox
  • Matthew’s Messianic Shepherd-King by Joel Willitts
  • Focusing on Paul by Andrie du Toit
  • The Zechariah Tradition and the Gospel of Matthew by Charlene McAfee Moss
  • Solidarity Perfected by Kevin McCruden
  • Revealing the Mysterion by Benjamin Gladd
  • The “Powers” of Personification by Joseph R. Dodson
  • Gossip and Gender by Marianne Bjelland Kartzow
  • Rhetoric and Theology by William M. Wright
  • Surprised by God by Kindalee Pfremmer De Long
  • She Must and Shall Go Free by Matthew S. Harmon
  • Philemon in Perspective edited by D. Francois Tolmie
  • Deissmann the Philologist by Albrecht Gerber
  • A New Glimpse of Day One by S.D. Giere
  • “It is the Spirit that Gives Life” by Gitte Buch-Hansen
  • L’identité de l’Église dans les Actes des apôtres by Simon David Butticaz
  • Worship that Makes Sense to Paul by Nijay K. Gupta
  • Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism edited by David Hellholm, Tor Vegge, Øyvind Norderval, and Christer Hellholm
  • They Went Out from Us by Daniel R. Street
  • God Will Judge Each One According to Works by Kyoung-Shik Kim
  • Snatched into Paradise (2 Cor 12:1–10) by James Buchanan Wallace
  • Prepare the Way of the Lord by Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen
  • Not My People by David I. Starling
  • An End to Enmity by L.L. Welborn
  • Jesus and Gospel Traditions in Bilingual Context by Sang-Il Lee
  • We Are Being Transformed by M. David Litwa
  • The Obedient Son by Brandon D. Crowe
  • Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark by Elizabeth E. Shively
  • Silent Statements by Michal Beth Dinkler
  • The Rhetoric of Interruption by Daniel Lynwood Smith
  • Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3 and 4 by Bryan J. Whitfield
  • From the Gospel to the Gospels by Petr Pokorný
  • Wages of Cross-Bearing and Debt of Sin by Nathan Eubank
  • New Existence and Righteous Living by Robert L. Cavin
  • Paul and Mark edited by Oda Wischmeyer, David C. Sim, and Ian J. Elmer
  • Mark and Paul edited by Eve-Marie Becker, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, and Mogens Mueller
  • The Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospel by Alexander Kyrychenko

De Gruyter New Testament Textual Research Collection (20 vols.)

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 20
  • Pages: 13,859

An active research and discussion forum, the Institute for New Testament Textual Research in Münster has been publishing pivotal research and studies on textual criticism and textual history since 1963. Explore new readings, examine connections between textual criticism and theology, and gain insight into early Christian communities with four volumes of research in New Testament textual criticism from top scholars. Access specialized instruments and editions for researching and evaluating the New Testament with detailed documentation of variations across thousands of manuscripts, as well as critical apparatus for the Greek text of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and the General Epistles. This collection includes:

  • Manuscripts, Texts, Theology: Collected Papers 1977–2007 by David C. Parker
  • The Arabic Versions of the Gospels: The Manuscripts and Their Families by Hikmat Kashouh
  • John’s Gospel: The Coptic Translations of Its Greek Text by Christian Askeland
  • A Textual Study of Family 1 in the Gospel of John by Alison Welsby
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Katholischen Briefe, Band 1: Das Material
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Katholischen Briefe, Band 2: Die Auswertung
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Katholischen Briefe, Band 3: Die Einzelhandschriften
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Paulinischen Briefe, Band 1: Allgemeines, Römerbrief und Ergänzungsliste
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Paulinischen Briefe, Band 2: Der 1. und der 2. Korintherbrief
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Paulinischen Briefe, Band 3: Galaterbrief bis Philipperbrief
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Paulinischen Briefe, Band 4: Kolosserbrief bis Hebräerbrief
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Apostelgeschichte, Band 1: Untersuchungen und Ergänzungsliste
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Apostelgeschichte, Band 2: Hauptliste
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Synoptischen Evengelien, Band 1/1; Das Markusevangelium
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Synoptischen Evengelien, Band 1/2; Das Markusevangelium
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Synoptischen Evengelien, Band 2; Das Matthäusevangelium
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Synoptischen Evengelien, Band 3; Das Lukasevangelium
  • Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Das Johannesevangelium, Band 1; 1. Teststellenkollation der Kapitel 1-10
  • Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus: Band I; Die katholischen Briefe
  • Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus: Teil 1 Röm., 1 Kor., 2 Kor.

De Gruyter Studies on the Prophets

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 18
  • Pages: 4,71

One of the most highly regarded book series in the field of biblical studies, Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Supplements to the Journal of Old Testament Scholarship) features highly-regarded seminal works on the Old Testament. This selection of the series’ best monographs on the prophetic books combines historical-critical scholarship with new methodological approaches and groundbreaking theses. Including contributions from respected scholars such as Mark J. Boda, Christopher R. Seitz, and James L. Crenshaw, this collection focuses your study on the most crucial issues in the Prophets, including authorship, the role of redactors in the formation of the prophetic books, and the relationship of the books to other Old Testament texts. This collection includes:

  • A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Obadiah by Ehud Ben Zvi
  • A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah by Ehud Ben Zvi
  • Can These Bones Live? The Problem of the Moral Self in the Book of Ezekiel by Jacqueline E. Lapsley
  • Defending Zion: Edom’s Desolation and Jacob's Restoration (Isaiah 34–35) in Context by Claire R. Mathews
  • Ethical Dimension of Cult in the Book of Isaiah by Bohdan Hrobon
  • Hosea and Salvation History: The Early Traditions of Israel in the Prophecy of Hosea by Dwight R. Daniels
  • Praying the Tradition: The Origin and the Use of Tradition in Nehemiah 9 by Mark J. Boda
  • Prophetic Conflict: Its Effect Upon Israelite Religion by James L. Crenshaw
  • Prophecy and Teaching: Prophetic Authority, Form Problems, and the Use of Traditions in the Book of Malachi by Karl William Weyde
  • Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah by Hans Barstad and Reinhard G. Kratz
  • Provocation and Punishment: The Anger of God in the Book of Jeremiah and Deuteronomistic Theology by Samantha Joo
  • Sworn Enemies: The Divine Oath, the Book of Ezekiel, and the Polemics of Exile by C.A. Strine
  • The Composition and Redaction of the Book of Amos by Tchavdar S. Hadjiev
  • The Formation of Isaiah 40–55 by Roy F. Melugin
  • The Pragmatics of Perception and Cognition in MT Jeremiah 1:1–6:30: A Cognitive Linguistics Approach by Elizabeth Hayes
  • The Return of YHWH: The Tension between Deliverance and Repentance in Isaiah 40–55 by Blaženka Scheuer
  • The Theology of the Book of Joel by Willem S. Prinsloo
  • Theology in Conflict: Reactions to the Exile in the Book of Jeremiah by Christopher R. Seitz

De Gruyter Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 18
  • Pages: 5,913

Dig into the latest research on deuterocanonical, intertestamental, and other early Jewish literature. Launched in collaboration with the International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate literature, this series brings together an international cast of experts to weigh in on issues of hermeneutical, historical, and sociological importance. Power your library with the cutting edge of cultural and literary studies that shed light on the Bible’s context and the history of Scripture. Explore how the theology of creation developed through early Judaism and ancient Christianity, examine conceptions of marriage and family in the apocrypha, gain insight from close readings of passages throughout the deuterocanon, and much more. This collection includes:

  • The Wisdom of Ben Sira edited by Angelo Passaro and Giuseppe Bellia
  • Like an Everlasting Signet Ring by Bradley Gregory
  • Text und Überlieferung des Buches Tobit by Michaela Hallermayer
  • The Stranger in Ancient and Mediaeval Jewish Tradition edited by Géza G. Xeravits and Jan Dušek
  • Deuterocanonical Additions of the Old Testament Books edited by Géza G. Xeravits and József Zsengellér
  • Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity edited by Tobias Nicklas, Korinna Zamfir, and Heike Braun
  • Rewriting Biblical History edited by Jeremy Corley and Harm van Grol
  • Ben Sira on Family, Gender, and Sexuality by Ibolya Balla
  • Wisdom of Solomon 10 by Andrew T. Glicksman
  • Marriage in the Book of Tobit by Geoffrey David Miller
  • The Expanded Text of Ecclesiasticus by Conleth Kearns
  • The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit by Francis M. Macatangay
  • Foreign Nations in the Wisdom of Ben Sira by Marko Marttila
  • A Pious Seductress edited by Géza G. Xeravits
  • Weisheit als Lebensgrundlage edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel, Karin Schöpflin, and Johannes Diehl
  • Scriptural Authority in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity edited by Géza G. Xeravits, Tobias Nicklas, and Isaac Kalimi
  • Second Temple Songs of Zion by Ruth Henderson
  • The Torah in 1 Maccabees by Francis Borchardt

De Gruyter Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,308

Shed light on the Bible’s ancient Near Eastern context with four new peer-reviewed volumes of research. Covering history, culture, literature, religion, art, and archaeology, this series presents in-depth studies of the written and material records left by ancient civilizations from Anatolia to Persia. Examine ancient artifacts, learn about the textual criticism of the Akkadian language, and explore the culture of slavery and witchcraft in the ancient world. This collection includes:

  • Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism by Martin Worthington
  • The House of Prisoners: Slavery and State in Uruk during the Revolt against Samsu-iluna by Andrea Seri
  • The Inscriptions of Nabopolassar, Amel-Marduk, and Neriglissar by Rocío Da Riva
  • Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugarit by Gregorio del Olmo Lete

De Gruyter Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 4,341

The years between 300 BCE and 150 CE were pivotal and tumultuous for the Jewish people. Jews fought to preserve a living faith in the wake of social, political, and religious upheavals in the Mediterranean world and Near East. De Gruyter’s Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature provide in-depth studies of the most important writings of that era, including Tobit, Judith, 2 Macabees, and the Testament of Abraham. Understand how these writings were shaped by and compare to the books of the Old and New Testaments. Explore the historical, cultural, and theological contexts of Second Temple Judaism. Grasp the significance of multiculturalism in the ancient world. These scholarly commentaries not only equip you to interpret the Jewish writings of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, they give you insight into the world that produced the Bible. This collection includes:

  • Testament of Abraham by Dale C. Allison
  • Tobit by Joseph A. Fitzmeyer
  • Judith by Deborah Levine Gera
  • Testament of Job by Robert Kugler
  • 3 Baruch: Greek-Slavonic Apocalypse of Baruch by Alexander Kulik
  • 2 Maccabees by Daniel R. Schwartz
  • 1 Enoch 91–108 by Loren T. Stuckenbruck
  • The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides by Walter T. Wilson
  • Early Jewish Prayers in Greek by Pieter W. van der Horst and Judith H. Newman

De Gruyter Studies on Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 16
  • Pages: 3,576

Including contributions from both emerging scholars and seasoned veterans, this collection drawn from Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Supplements to the Journal of Old Testament Scholarship) focuses your study on key issues in Hebrew wisdom and poetry, including thematic tensions within the books of Ecclesiastes and Job, the development of biblical motifs, and the relationship of the books to other Old Testament texts. This collection includes:

  • Be Wise, My Son, and Make My Heart Glad: An Exploration of the Courtly Nature of the Book of Proverbs by Christopher B. Ansberry
  • Cultic Prophecy in the Psalms by John W. Hilber
  • Like Grapes of Gold Set in Silver: An Interpretation of Proverbial Clusters in Proverbs 10:1–22:16 by Knut Martin Heim
  • My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the Psalms by Will Kynes
  • Perspectives on the Song of Songs / Perspektiven der Hoheliedauslegung edited by Anselm C. Hagedorn
  • Polar Structures in the Book of Qohelet by J.A. Loader
  • Royal Autobiography in the Book of Qoheleth by Y.V. Koh
  • Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry by Scott C. Jones
  • The Book of Job as Sceptical Literature by Katharine J. Dell
  • The “Foreignness” of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1–9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif by Nancy Nam Hoon Tan
  • The Hermeneutics of the “Happy” Ending in Job 42:7–17 by Kenneth Numfor Ngwa
  • The Pillar Function of the Speeches of Wisdom: Proverbs 1:20–33, 8:1–36 and 9:1–6 in the Structural Framework of Proverbs 1–9 by Bálint Károly Zabán
  • The Structure and Ethos of the Wisdom Admonitions in Proverbs by Philip Johannes Nel
  • The Traditional Prayer in the Psalms / Literarische Studien zur Josephsgeschichte by Anneli Aejmelaeus and Ludwig Schmidt
  • The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet’s Theological Rhetoric by Eunny P. Lee
  • Wisdom as a Woman of Substance: A Socioeconomic Reading of Proverbs 1–9 and 31:10–31 by Christine Roy Yoder

De Gruyter Studies on the Historical Books

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 3,395

Including contributions from both emerging scholars and seasoned veterans such as Iain Provan, this selection of monographs from Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Supplements to the Journal of Old Testament Scholarship) focuses your study of the historical books on key issues, including Deuteronomistic history, the redactive history of Ezra-Nehemiah, and the history of the Northern Kingdom. This collection includes:

  • Aram and Israel during the Jehuite Dynasty by Shuichi Hasegawa
  • Babylon: Die heilige Stadt nach der Beschreibung der Babylonier by Eckhard Unger
  • Ezra the Scribe: The Development of Ezra 7–10 and Nehemiah 8 by Juha Pakkala
  • Finding Morality in the Diaspora? Moral Ambiguity and Transformed Morality in the Books of Esther by Charles D. Harvey
  • Hezekiah and the Books of Kings: A Contribution to the Debate about the Composition of the Deuteronomistic History by Iain W. Provan
  • Identity and Ethics in the Book of Ruth: A Social Identity Approach by Peter Hon Wan Lau
  • The Jehu Revolution: A Royal Tradition of the Northern Kingdom and Its Ramifications by Jonathan Miles Robker
  • King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice: Biblical Distortions of Historical Realities by Francesca Stavrakopoulou
  • The Kings-Isaiah and Kings-Jeremiah Recensions by Raymond F. Person
  • Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah-Memoir and its Earliest Readers by Jacob L. Wright
  • The Royal Dynasties in Ancient Israel: A Study on the Formation and Development of Royal-Dynastic Ideology by Tomoo Ishida
  • The Turn of the Cycle: 1 Samuel 1–8 in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives by Serge Frolov

De Gruyter Studies on the Pentateuch

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 17
  • Pages: 5,096

This selection of monographs on the Pentateuch discusses the development of cultic ritual, reevaluations of Pentateuchal history, reconstructions of the Pentateuch’s source documents, and much more. This collection includes:

  • Abram-Abraham: Kompositionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu Genesis 14, 15 und 17 by Benjamin Ziemer
  • Abraham, Blessing and the Nations: A Philological and Exegetical Study of Genesis 12:3 in its Narrative Context by Keith N. Grüneberg
  • Abraham and Melchizedek: Scribal Activity of Second Temple Times in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110 by Gard Granerød
  • Benjamin: Untersuchungen zur Entstehung und Geschichte eines israelitischen Stammes by Klaus-Dietrich Schunck
  • The Development of Incense Cult in Israel by Paul Heger
  • Festive Meals in Ancient Israel: Deuteronomy’s Identity Politics in Their Ancient Near Eastern Context by Peter Altmann
  • The First Book of God by Tzemah L. Yoreh
  • Genesis 15: A Theological Compendium of Pentateuchal History by John Ha
  • The Messenger of the Lord in Early Jewish Interpretations of Genesis by Camilla Hélena von Heijne
  • Moses in Biblical and Extra-Biblical Traditions by Axel Graupner and Michael Wolter
  • The Promise of the Land as Oath: A Key to the Formation of the Pentateuch by Suzanne Boorer
  • The Sanctuary of Bethel and the Configuration of Israelite Identity by Jules Francis Gomes
  • The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings by David Janzen
  • The State of the Pentateuch: A Comparison of the Approaches of M. Noth and E. Blum by Damian J. Wynn-Williams
  • Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Biblical Narratives: A Hermeneutical Study of Genesis 21:1–21 by Krzysztof Piotr Sonek
  • The View of Women Found in the Deuteronomic Family Laws by Carolyn Pressler
  • War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East: Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History by C.L. Crouch

De Gruyter Exegesis, Thought, and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible Collection

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 16
  • Pages: 3,982

Including contributions from both emerging scholars and seasoned veterans, this collection focuses on key issues in the interpretation and exegesis of the Old Testament, including Deuteronomistic history, various critical schools, the literary development of the Old Testament, and more. This collection includes:

  • Alterity and Identity in Israel: The “ger” in the Old Testament by José E. Ramírez Kidd
  • “As It Is Written” and Other Citation Formulae in the Old Testament: Their Use, Development, Syntax, and Significance by Kevin L. Spawn
  • The Book of Ben Sira in Modern Research: Proceedings of the First International Ben Sira Conference, 28–31 July 1996 Soesterberg, Netherlands by Pancratius C. Beentjes
  • Cosmology and Character: Qoheleth’s Pedagogy from a Rhetorical-Critical Perspective by Naoto Kamano
  • The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology: leshakken shemo sham in the Bible and the Ancient Near East by Sandra L. Richter
  • Double Narratives in the Old Testament: The Foundations of Method in Biblical Criticism by Aulikki Nahkola
  • Formula Criticism and the Poetry of the Old Testament by William R. Watters
  • Heaven and Earth, Law and Love: Studies in Biblical Thought by Etan Levine
  • Old Testament Introduction by Werner H. Schmidt
  • The Problem of Etiological Narrative in the Old Testament by Burke O. Long
  • Reclaiming the Hebrew Bible: German-Jewish Reception of Biblical Criticism by Ran HaCohen
  • Rejoice, Dear Zion!: Hebrew Construct Phrases with “Daughter” and “Virgin” as Nomen Regens by Magnar Kartveit
  • Tetrateuch, Pentateuch, Hexateuch: Die Berichte über die Landnahme in den drei altisraelitischen Geschichtswerken by Sigmund Mowinckel
  • Text and Transmission: An Empirical Model for the Literary Development of Old Testament Narratives by Hans J. Tertel
  • Transcendency and Symbols in the Old Testament: A Genealogy of the Hermeneutical Experiences by Seizo Sekine
  • Wisdom as a Hermeneutical Construct: A Study in the Sapientializing of the Old Testament by Gerald T. Sheppard

De Gruyter Studies on Biblical Words and Concepts

  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 2,069

A careful analysis of key words and phrases in a biblical passage can breathe life into your study of Scripture. These volumes provide nuanced insight from biblical experts on passages from both the Old and New Testaments. H.G.M. Williamson’s Holy, Holy, Holy: The Story of a Liturgical Formula reconstructs the literary development of a key phrase in the prophecy of Isaiah. Other studies in this collection examine the cries of woe in the prophetic books, the concept of Christ’s perfection in Hebrews, and the use of the Greek term oikonomia across the entire New Testament. This collection includes:

  • Early Christian Paraenesis in Context by James Starr and Troels Engberg-Pedersen
  • Holy, Holy, Holy: The Story of a Liturgical Formula by H.G.M. Williamson
  • Miracles Revisited: New Testament Miracle Stories and their Concepts of Reality edited by Stefan Alkier and Annette Weissenrieder
  • Mourning Cry and Woe Oracle by Waldemar Janzen
  • Oikonomia: Der Gebrauch des Wortes Oikonomia im Neuen Testament, bei den Kirchenvätern und in der theologischen Literatur bis ins 20. Jahrhundert by Gerhard Richter
  • Solidarity Perfected: Beneficent Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews by Kevin McCruden

The Old Imperial Aramaic Inscriptions (2 vols.)

  • Editor: Dirk Schwiderski
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,428

Access more than 2,500 old imperial Aramaic inscriptions from the 10th through the 3rd centuries BC. These inscriptions cover an area extending from Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria, and Palestine to Afghanistan. Each inscription is presented in its most important editions with further bibliographical references.

This bilingual resource, accessible for both English and German speakers, also includes the Aramaic text and a concordance, giving you rapid access to the context of every reference. Complete with the total corpus of ancient Aramaic epigraphs, these volumes are a valuable aid to theological, linguistic, and historical scholars of the Old Testament. This collection includes:

  • The Old Imperial Aramaic Inscriptions: Konkordanz
  • The Old Imperial Aramaic Inscriptions: Texte und Bibliographie

Dirk Schwiderski is senior researcher of Hebrew and Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg. He is a member of the Academic Council of Hebrew and Old Testament at Heidelberg, and a regular contributor to the Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.

The Aramaic Version of the Bible: Contents and Context

  • Author: Etan Levine
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 259

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In this monograph, Etan Levine presents the Aramaic targum as a document with its own particular interpretation of history, religious posture, social philosophy, and juridical stance.

Etan Levine is a professor of biblical studies at Haifa University in Israel.

Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of “Chaos” in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Rebecca S. Watson
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 504

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In this monograph, Rebecca S. Watson challenges the view that the Hebrew Bible contains allusions to Yahweh’s battle with chaos, showing how the term has been inappropriately applied to passages drawing on much more diverse imagery. She argues that the combat motif was absent in the earliest period, and that the motif of Yahweh slaying a dragon is a distinctive monotheistic adaptation, not arising until 587 BC.

Rebecca S. Watson is research associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Methods, Theories, and Imagination: Social-Scientific Approaches in Biblical Studies.

Commemorating the Dead: Texts and Artifacts in Context; Studies of Roman, Jewish and Christian Burials

  • Authors: Laurie Brink and Deborah Green
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 386

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Commemorating the Dead analyzes and interprets the material remains of Roman burials in light of ancient texts. Is the move from columbaria to catacombs the result of evolving religious identities or simply a matter of change in fashions? What Greco-Roman and Jewish funerary images were “baptized” as Christian ones? Archaeologists, Roman historians, and scholars of Judaism and early Christianity engage in a cross-disciplinary conversation on the impact of Roman and Jewish burial customs on the creation of early Christian memorial practices.

Laurie Brink is associate professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union. She is an associate editor of The Bible Today and is the author of In This Place: Reflections on the Land of the Gospels for the Liturgical Cycles.

Deborah Green is Greenburg Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Oregon. She is the author of The Aroma of Righteousness: Scent and Seduction in Rabbinic Life and Literature.

A Critical Study of the Euthalian Apparatus

  • Editor: Louis Charles Willard
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 182

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New Testament manuscripts frequently contain supplementary information such as excerpts from the church fathers, chapter lists, quotation lists, and introductions to sections and individual books. The “Euthalian apparatus” is one such collection of helps to the reader. Unfortunately, the relationship of the various parts, the identity of the author, the time of the writing, and its place of origin remain uncertain. This work collects, summarizes, and analyzes the sometimes disparate published scholarship on the apparatus through 1970. The bibliography updates the original bibliography through 2007 and includes newly identified, earlier bibliographic references.

Louis Charles Willard is a theological librarian and an accreditor for the American Theological Society.

Divine War in the Old Testament and in the Ancient Near East

  • Author: Sa-Moon Kang
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 251

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Scholar Sa-Moon Kang investigates the motifs of divine war in the ancient Near East and compares his findings to war motif’s concerning Yahweh in the Old Testament.

Sa-Moon Kang is professor of Old Testament at the Korea Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

  • Author: Rivka Ulmer
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 405

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Scholar Rivka Ulmer argues that rabbinic midrash literature included Egyptian religious concepts. In this monograph, she compares textual images to Egyptian culture and analyzes the Midrash from a cross-cultural perspective, using insights from the discipline of Egyptology.

Rivka Ulmer holds the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Judaic Studies at Bucknell University. Ulmer has published widely in the field of Jewish studies. She is the author of Interpretation, Religion, and Culture in Midrash and Beyond: Proceedings of the 2006 and 2007 SBL Midrash Sessions.

Exile as Forced Migrations: A Sociological, Literary, and Theological Approach on the Displacement and Resettlement of the Southern Kingdom of Judah

  • Author: John J. Ahn
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 306

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Exile as Forced Migrations examines contemporary people groups in flight and plight to reconstruct the exilic experience of Judeo-Babylonians in the sixth century BC. John J. Ahn’s study combines economics of migration and its impact on each respective generation; recent sociological studies on forced migration theories; displacement and resettlement issues; and more.

John J. Ahn is assistant professor of Judaism and religious studies at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He is the author of By the Irrigation Canals of Babylon: Approaches to the Study of the Exile.

The Hebrew Bible Reborn: From Holy Scripture to the Book of Books : A History of Biblical Culture and the Battles over the Bible in Modern Judaism

  • Author: Yaacov Shavit
  • Translator: Mordechai Eran
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 566

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In this ground-breaking work, Yaacov Shavit describes “the Bible revolution” in Jewish history in the last 200 years, as well as the emergence of the new biblical culture. He uncovers the circumstances and processes that turned Scripture into the “Book of Books,” and deals with the encounter of the Jews with modern biblical criticism, the archaeological research of the ancient Near East, the Bible-Babel polemic at the start of the twentieth century, and the use of the bible as a “guide to life” in education, culture, and politics.

Yaacov Shavit is a professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of The New Hebrew Nation: A Study in Israeli History and Fantasy and History in Black: African Americans in Search of an Ancient Past.

Mordechai Eran is a translator of Hebrew works into English.

Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature: Cisjordan-Israelite, Transjordan-Israelite, and Judahite Portrayals

  • Author: Stephen C. Russel
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 280

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Through fresh readings of the golden calf stories in 1 Kings 12:25-33 and Exodus 32, the Balaam oracles in Numbers 22-24, and the Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:1-18, Stephen C. Russel reconstructs the differing traditions about Egypt that circulated in Cisjordan Israel, Transjordan Israel, and Judah in the 8th century BC and earlier. In the north, the Bethel calf cult celebrated a militarized version of the Exodus—one without the detour to Sinai. In the east, they celebrated deliverance from Egypt by El. In the south, Egypt was recognized as a major enemy, whom Yahweh had defeated, but the traditions there were not formulated in terms of an Exodus.

Stephen C. Russel is assistant professor of history at John Jay college of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is the author of Beyond Sacred Space: A Geography of Power in the Hebrew Bible.

Jesus of Nazareth

  • Authors: Jürgen Becker
  • Translator: James E. Crouch
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 386

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In this historically-grounded study, Jürgen Becker explains the phrases “kingdom of God” and “God’s reign”—the central terms of Jesus’ proclamation. He draws on a range of sources to trace Jesus’ special position within early Judaism. At the same time, he retains his focus on Jesus’ ministry, viewed as the beginning of the history of early Christianity. The proclamation of the kingdom is thus seen by Becker as the founding moment of a distinct community of faith.

Jürgen Becker is professor of New Testament at Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany. He is the author of Paul: Apostle to the Gentile and editor of Christian Beginnings: Word and Community from Jesus to Post-Apostolic Times.

James E. Crouch is the author of The Origin and intention of Colossian Haustagel. He is the translator of Matthew 1–7, Matthew 8–20, and Matthew 21–28 in the Hermeneia: New Testament Commentary.

Jesus Christ Today: Studies of Christology in Various Contexts. Proceedings of the Académie Internationale des Sciences Religieuses, Oxford 25–29 August 2006 and Princeton 25–30 August 2007

  • Editor: Stuart G. Hall
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 382

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For thousands of years, Christian thinkers have tried to define and explain who Jesus was and is. This book draws together some of the best modern thinking concerning Jesus—from the first centuries when “orthodoxy” was being defined, through the challenges of modern rationalism, to the world-wide spread of modern Christianity and its complicated interactions Islam.

Stuart G. Hall is honorary professor in the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church and Decoding Early Christianity: Truth and Legend in the Early Church.

King Herod: A Persecuted Persecutor A Case Study in Psychohistory and Psychobiography

  • Authors: Aryeh Kasher and Eliezer Witztum
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 514

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Many modern and historical studies point out the conflicting portrayals of King Herod as a cruel, bloodthirsty tyrant on one hand, and a great builder on the other. Aryeh Kasher and Eliezer Witztum unravel this contradictory, historical mystery of the man and his deeds. Their comprehensive study utilizes the insights of psychology. In their telling, Herod’s mental state reached an acute level, consistent with the DSM-IV diagnosis for “P aranoid Personality disorder.” He grew up with an ambiguous identity and suffered from feelings of inferiority. Haunted by persecutory delusions, he executed almost any suspect of treason, including his wife and three sons.

Aryeh Kasher is an emeritus professor at Tel Aviv University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Jews, Idumaeans, and Ancient Arabs and Kenaan, Paleshet, Yavan ve-Yisrael.

Eliezer Witztum is an expert in psychiatry and psychohistory. He is a professor at Ben Gurion University and is the author of Sanity and Sanctity and Working with the Bereaved: Multiple Lenses on Loss and Mourning.

Literary Precursors to the Book of the Twelve

  • Author: James Nogalski
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 300

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Long-standing traditions in ancient Jewish and Christin sources provide incontrovertible evidence that the 12 Minor Prophets were transmitted on a single scroll and were considered a single book. This acknowledgement poses questions about the origin, purpose, and nature of this unity. Who brought these books into one volume? Some introductions to the Old Testament evade the issue altogether, while others repeat older observations and opinions without concern for a methodological approach to the problem. In this study, James Nogalski details the techniques employed in the combination of the prophetic writings and their possible consequences for the individual books.

James Nogalski is professor and director of graduate studies in religion at Baylor University. He is the author of Redactional Processes in the Book of the Twelve, and two commentaries: The Book of the Twelve: Hosea—Jonah and The Book of the Twelve: Micah–Nehemiah.

New Testament Greek Papyri and Parchments: New Editions; Plates

  • Authors: Stanley E. Porter and Wendy J. Porter
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 306

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The Greek papyri and parchments of the Vienna collection have been published over the last 125 years–from the advent of papyrology to the present. This collection of new editions of the New Testament Greek papyri and parchments includes all of the known and identified manuscripts, as well as four important lectionary texts and an apocryphal gospel (the so-called Fayyum fragment). All of these editions are newly made from examination of the manuscripts themselves. Without detracting in any way from the work of such previous scholars as Wessely and Sanz, these editions provide new readings and reconstructions, and correct previous mistakes. Each text is discussed as an artifact in its own right, with all of its individual and particular characteristics. All of the editions are presented with introductions, diplomatic and reading texts, and comments. Included are such phenomena as ekphonetic notation used for liturgical purposes.

Stanley E. Porter is principal, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is a respected Greek and New Testament scholar, and has written dozens of books on the subject, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, A Handbook to Exegesis of the New Testament, and Handbook of Classical Rhetoric in the Hellenistic Period.

Wendy J. Porter is director of music and worship at McMaster Divinity College.

On the Trial of Jesus

  • Author: Paul Winter
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 225

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The trial and crucifixion of Jesus are matters of historical record, but determining the grounds for the trial and the course of its proceedings is not so easy. Basing his study on the account of Jesus’ trial in the Gospels, Paul Winter reconstructs the course of that historic event.

Paul Winter (1904–1969) was a scholar of early Christianity.

Palace and Temple: A Study of Architectural and Verbal Icons

  • Author: Clifford Mark McCormick
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 221

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In the ancient world, architecture and literature promoted political and religious ideologies. A palace was a form of royal propaganda, designed to influence social concepts of kingship. Similarly, texts about temples influenced social concepts of the relationship between God and human beings. Applying the analytical methods of built environment studies, Clifford Mark McCormick interprets the palace and temple building programs of Sennacherib, King of Assyria, and Solomon, King of Israel. According to McCormick, the physical evidence for the palace and the verbal evidence for the temple are communicative icons intended to influence the political and religious concepts of their time.

Clifford Mark McCormick is a professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Pluralistic Halakhah: Legal Innovations in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Periods

  • Author: Paul Heger
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 430

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After AD 70, the Halakha—the summary of Jewish written and oral laws—solidified into a fixed code governing all aspects of Jewish life. In this meticulous examination of rabbinic citations, Paul Heger argues that prior to that time, the Halakha was remarkably pluralistic. The destruction of the temple provoked a drawn-out, politically motivated hardening into the set of laws we know today.

Paul Heger received a PhD in biblical studies from the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on cult in Israel, including the books The Development of the Incense Cult in Israel and The Three Biblical Altar Laws.

Redactional Processes in the Book of the Twelve

  • Author: James Nogalski
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 300

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In Literary Precursors to the Book of the Twelve, James Nogalski identified the individual works that eventually became the “Book of the Twelve”—a single prophetic scroll including what we know today as the Minor Prophets. In this volume, Nogalski reconstructs the redactional process that brought these individual oracles into a single work.

James Nogalski is professor and director of graduate studies in religion at Baylor University. He is the author of Literary Precursors to the Book of the Twelve, and two commentaries: The Book of the Twelve: Hosea—Jonah and The Book of the Twelve: Micah–Nehemiah.

Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices

  • Authors: Jörg Rüpke and Wolfgang Spickermann
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 291

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Many ancient writings uniquely expressed the writer’s religious experience and helped determine the acceptable boundaries and religious identity of their readers. Ironically, the pressure for conformity was often especially acute in groups deemed deviant by outsiders. This volume examines ancient Jewish, Christian, Greek, and Latin texts, highlighting the ways they shaped religious individuality.

Jörg Rüpke is an expert in comparative religion and classical philology. A member of the German Council of Science and Humanities, he is the author of Rationalization and Religious Change in Republican Rome.

Wolfgang Spickermann is a scholar and religious historian. He is the author of Religion in den Germanischen Provinzen Roms.

Samaritans—Past and Present: Current Studies

  • Editors: Menachem Mor and Friedrich V. Reiterer
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 291

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This volume reflects the current state of research on the Samaritans. It presents a wide spectrum of approaches, including historical questions, the political, religious, and social context of the Samaritans in the past and present, linguistic approaches, the role of the Samaritans in Talmudic literature, and questions of Samaritan identity in the modern world.

Menachem Mor is a scholar of Jewish history and dean of the faculty of humanities at the University of Haifa. He is the author of The Bar-Kochva Revole—Its Extent and Effect.

Friedrich V. Reiterer is professor of Old Testament studies at Universität Salzburg in Germany. He is the author of Zahlsynopse Zum Buch Ben Sira.

Sectarianism in Qumran: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Author: Eyal Regev
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 438

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In this study of sectarianism within the Qumran community, Eyal Regev uses sociology, anthropology and the study of religion to discuss the moral and purity boundaries, cultic rituals, wealth, gender, atonement, revelation mysticism, structure, and organization of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls. Regev compares these sects to similar, more modern groups such as the Anabaptists and Puritans. By comparing the Qumran sects and the early-modern Christian ones, several patterns of sectarian ideology and behavior emerge.

Eyal Regev is a member of the faculty of Jewish studies at Bar-llan University. He is the author of The Sadducees and Their Halakhah: Religion and Society in the Second Temple Period.

A Structural Analysis of the Sermon on the Mount

  • Author: Andreij Kodjak
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 155

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According to Andreij Kodjak, the Sermon on the Mount has more to say to the modern world than perhaps any other age in human history. In this study, he analyzes its structure and explains how its literary composition affects its meaning and significance.

Andreij Kodjak is a biblical scholar and an expert on the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. He is the author of Pushkin’s I.P. Belkin, Myth in Literature, and The Structural Analysis of Narrative Texts.

Structuralism and the Biblical Text

  • Author: David C. Greenwood
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 155

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In this polemic for a structuralist approach to the Bible, David C. Greenwood surveys the history of structuralism. He explains the origin of biblical structuralism, focusing on its most prominent practitioners.

David C. Greenwood is a professor at the University of Maryland and a leading proponent of a structuralist approach to the Bible.

Symbols of Ancient Egypt in the Late Period: The Twenty-First Dynasty

  • Author: Beatrice L. Goff
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 309

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In this book, Beatrice L. Goff explains the dominant religious ideas expressed in Egyptian symbols at the beginning of the first millennium BC—many of which were readily adopted by other cultures that came in contact with the Egyptians.

Beatrice L. Goff was an expert in ancient religious symbolism and professor at Yale University. She is the author of Symbols of Prehistoric Mesopotamia.

Thematic Threads in the Book of the Twelve

  • Editors: Paul L. Redditt and Aaron Schart
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 776

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Scholars agree that the Book of the Twelve is a systematically structured literary unit. In this volume, scholars emphasize the reconstruction of thematic threads created when individual prophets take up topics from their predecessors and intensify them. The papers were written between 1999 and 2002 under the auspices of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Working Group on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve.

Paul L. Redditt is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He is the author of Introduction to the Prophets.

Aaron Schart is a biblical scholar and author of Die Entstehung Des Zwolfprophetenbuchs: Neubearbeitungen Von Amos Im Rahmen Schriftubergreifender Redaktionsprozesse

Theology of the New Testament

  • Title: Theology of the New Testament
  • Author: Georg Strecker
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 758

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Georg Strecker’s comprehensive Theology of the New Testament systematically examines the New Testament in five portions: Pauline, Synoptic, Johannine, deutero-Pauline, and the Catholic Epistles. Strecker points out the complexity and nuance of theology in the New Testament, arguing that a unified theology of the New Testament is a relatively recent idea that can impede a complete understanding of the texts. Strecker’s redaction-critical approach emphasizes the context of the New Testament texts and how they interact with one another.

Georg Strecker was professor of New Testament at the University of Göttingen. He is the author of New Testament Theology.

The Three Biblical Altar Laws: Developments in the Sacrificial Cult in Practice and Theology; Political and Economic Background

  • Author: Paul Heger
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 463

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Paul Heger thoroughly examines the relevant biblical texts of the altar laws in all their minutiae, searching for inconsistencies in each text, and revealing the basis of their original intent. From this analysis he presents a likely chronological development of the laws, highlighting shifts in their underlying theology.

Paul Heger received a PhD in biblical studies from the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on cult in Israel, including the books The Development of the Incense Cult in Israel and The Pluralistic Halakha: Legal Innovations in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Periods.

The Transjordanian Palimpsest: The Overwritten Texts of Personal Exile and Transformation in the Deuteronomistic History

  • Author: Jeremy M. Hutton
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 450

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The biblical imagery surrounding the Jordan River crossings is the product of a complex process of development. This study analyzes several passages in the Former Prophets (Joshua–2 Kings) from a literary perspective, arguing that the text presents Transjordan as liminal in Israel’s history. The study then traces the process of redactional development in Samuel-Kings that led to this literary symbolism, and proposes a hypothesis featuring the repeated updating of texts, beginning early in Israel’s monarchy and continuing until the final formation of the Deuteronomistic history.

Jeremy M. Hutton is professor of Hebrew and Semitic studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is the author of Levites and Priests in Biblical History and Tradition.

The Ugaritic Poem of AQHT: Text, Translation, Commentary

  • Author: Baruch Margalit
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 534

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In the first complete commentary on the Ugaritic poem of AQHT, Baruch Margalit examines its literary structure, compares it to contemporary literature, and provides a detailed explanation of its meaning and significance.

Baruch Margalit is a professor in the department of biblical studies at Haifa University in Israel. He is the author of A Matter of Life and Death: A Study of the Baal-Mot Epic.

“When Gods Were Men”: The Embodied God in Biblical and Near Eastern Literature

  • Author: Esther J. Hamori
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 185

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In the texts of Genesis 18 and 32, God appears to a patriarch in person and is referred to by the narrator as a man. In this study, Esther J. Hamori distinguishes the phenomenon of God appearing in concrete human form from several other types of anthropomorphism, such as divine appearance in dreams. She relates the type of theology found in Genesis to appearances of angels and other divine beings in the Bible and anthropomorphic appearances of deities in Near Eastern literature. Hamori’s study has profound implications for our understanding of Israelite concepts of divine-human contact and communication, and for the relationship to Ugaritic literature in particular.

Esther J. Hamori is associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She is the author of Women’s Divination in Biblical Literature: Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge.

Of Wings and Wheels: A Synthetic Study of the Biblical Cherubim

  • Author: Alice Wood
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 258

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This study examines the physical form and cultic function of the biblical cherubim. According to scholar Alice Wood, previous studies of the cherubim have placed too great an emphasis on archaeological and etymological data. Instead, Wood presents a new synthetic study, which prioritizes the evidence supplied by the biblical texts. Wood exegetes relevant Scriptures using the tools of literary and historical-criticism. It’s only after laying this foundation that she compares the etymological and archaeological data. Her study suggests that traditions of the cherubim as winged quadruped guardians, with one head and one set of wings, were supplanted by traditions that conceived of them as more enigmatic, obeisant beings. In the portrayal of the cherubim in Ezekiel and Chronicles, Wood identifies a conceptual shift that prefigures the description of the cherubim in post-biblical texts, such as The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice and the Enochic texts.

Alice Wood is associate professor of religion and philosophy at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary: Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace

  • Authors: John S. Kloppenborg and Richard S. Ascough
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 488

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Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighborhood, or family were common throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support, and a way to recognize virtuous achievement. This volume collects inscriptions from associations in Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, and Thrace. Including English translations, brief explanatory notes, commentaries, and full indices, this volume is essential for understanding ancient patterns of social organization; the organization of diasporic communities in the ancient Mediterranean; models for the structure of early Christian groups; and forms of sociability, status-displays, and the vocabularies of virtue.

John S. Kloppenborg is a specialist in Christian origins and Second Temple Judaism. He is an editor of Apocalypticism, Anti-Semitism and the Historical Jesus: Subtexts in Criticism and Reading James with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of James and is the coauthor of Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook.

Richard S. Ascough is associate professor and director of the School of Religion at Queen's University, Kingston, England. He is the coauthor of Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook.

Evocations of the Calf?

  • Author: Alec J. Lucas
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 292

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Alec J. Lucas proposes that Psalm 106, wherein the Psalmist laments Israel’s worship of the golden calf in the wilderness, provides the substructure of Paul’s argument in Romans 1:18–2:11. Paul ironically uses the psalmic language of idolatrous “exchange” and God’s subsequent “giving-over” to Gentiles, casting his argument in the mold of Hellenistic Jewish polemic against Gentile idolatry and immorality. However, Paul incorporates a hypocritical Jewish interlocutor into the sequence through the charge of doing the “same”—a charge that recalls Israel’s sins as recounted in Psalm 106. Lucas suggests that Paul’s argumentation exploits an intra-Jewish debate in which evocations of the golden calf figured prominently.

Alec J. Lucas is an adjunct professor of biblical studies at Loyola University.

Religion and Ideology in Assyria

  • Author: Beate Pongratz-Leisten
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 380

In this exploration of the relationship between religion and ideology, Beate Pongratz-Leisten draws on a range of literary, ritual, and visual sources, reconstructing the cultural discourse of Assyria from the third through first millennium BCE. According to Pongratz-Leisten, a Northern Ayssrian cultural discourse maintained a distinct identity, even as it interacted with southern Mesopotamian tradition. She traces the development of tropes and iconic images from the first city state of Uruk and their transformation within genres such as royal inscription, historiography, myth, and ritual, suggesting that key royal figures promoted new forms of historiography and pushed ideological discourse into new directions.

Beate Pongratz-Leisten is professor of ancient Near Eastern studies at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. She is the coeditor of Materiality of Divine Agency.

The Splintered Divine

  • Author: Spencer L. Allen
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 457

In this study, Spencer L. Allen investigates the phenomenon of multiple names for ancient Near Eastern deities. Focusing on the Ištar divine names in Mesopotamia, Baal names in the Levant, and Yahweh names in Israel, Allen answers crucial questions raised by his examination. How did the ancients define what it meant to be a god? Upon what bases and according to which texts do modern scholars determine when a personality or object is a god in an ancient culture? In what ways are deities with both first and last names treated the same or differently from deities with only first names? Under what circumstances are deities with common first names and different last names recognizable as distinct independent deities, and under what circumstances are they merely local manifestations of an overarching deity?

Spencer L. Allen is a professor of ancient Near Eastern studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Vol. 22: Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus. Tl 2 Gal, Eph, Phil, Kol, 1 u. 2 Thess, 1 u. 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hebr

  • Author: Klaus Wachtel and Klaus Witte
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 359

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Since 1963 the Institute for New Testament Textual Research has published pivotal research on textual criticism and textual history of the Greek New Testament in its series Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung (ANTF). This series provides a research and discussion forum and supplies editions and instruments for researching and evaluating the New Testament in its primary transmission and the early translations.

Klaus Wachtel is an expert in textual criticism and a researcher at Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung.

Klaus Witte is a scholar specializing in textual criticism.

Volume 37/38: Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments. Band 2

  • Author: David C. Parker
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 806

These volumes complete the analysis of the textual history of John by providing information about all 1,700 Greek manuscripts at every variant reading in Chapter 18. As well as providing the resources for selecting manuscripts to be used in the Editio Critica Maior of St. John’s Gospel, the materials may be used for the study of scribal habits and other aspects of the text and language of the New Testament.

David C. Parker is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and the director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England. He received his ThD from Leiden University, and is a fellow of both the British Academy and the Society of Antiquaries of London. He is the author of Manuscripts, Texts, Theology: Collected Papers 1977–2007.

Volume 40: Manuscripts, Texts, Theology

  • Author: David C. Parker
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 391

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David C. Parker is one of the world’s foremost specialists in the study of the New Testament text and of Greek and Latin manuscripts. In addition to editions, monographs, and popular writings, he has published many articles on different aspects of textual criticism. This volume brings together 25 of them in a revised and updated version.

David C. Parker is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and the director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England. He received his ThD from Leiden University, and is a fellow of both the British Academy and the Society of Antiquaries of London. He is the author of Manuscripts, Texts, Theology: Collected Papers 1977–2007.