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Abject JoyPaul, Prison, and the Art of Making Do

Abject Joy: Paul, Prison, and the Art of Making Do

Ryan S. Schellenberg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190065515
eISBN:
9780190065546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065515.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

No extant text gives so vivid a glimpse into the experience of an ancient prisoner as Paul’s letter to the Philippians. As a letter from prison, however, it is not what one would expect. For although ... More

Texts after TerrorRape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible

Texts after Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible

Rhiannon Graybill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190082314
eISBN:
9780190082345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082314.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

It is widely recognized that the Hebrew Bible is filled with rape and sexual violence. However, feminist approaches to the topic remain dominated by Phyllis Trible’s 1984 Texts of Terror, which ... More

Luke's Jewish EschatologyThe National Restoration of Israel in Luke-Acts

Luke's Jewish Eschatology: The National Restoration of Israel in Luke-Acts

Isaac W. Oliver

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197530580
eISBN:
9780197530610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book investigates Luke’s perspective on the salvation of Israel in light of Jewish restoration eschatology. It situates Luke-Acts in the aftermath of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 ... More

A Most Peculiar BookThe Inherent Strangeness of the Bible

A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible

Kristin Swenson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190651732
eISBN:
9780197539439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

The Bible, we are constantly reminded, is the bestselling book of all time. It is read with intense devotion by hundreds of millions of people, stands as authoritative text for Judaism and ... More

Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible

Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible

Laura Quick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198856818
eISBN:
9780191889967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856818.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Dress, Adornment and the Body in the Hebrew Bible is the first monograph to treat dress and adornment in biblical literature in the English language. Beyond merely filling a gap in scholarship, the ... More

The Laws of HammurabiAt the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

The Laws of Hammurabi: At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

Pamela Barmash

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197525401
eISBN:
9780197525432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525401.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Laws of Hammurabi is one of the earliest law codes, dating from the eighteenth century BCE Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq). It is the culmination of a tradition in which scribes would demonstrate ... More

John among the ApocalypsesJewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the 'Apocalyptic' Gospel

John among the Apocalypses: Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the 'Apocalyptic' Gospel

Benjamin E. Reynolds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198784241
eISBN:
9780191826825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784241.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

The central place of revelation in the Gospel of John and the Gospel’s revelatory telling of the life of Jesus are distinctive features of John when compared with the Synoptic Gospels; yet, when John ... More

Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Brian R. Doak

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190690595
eISBN:
9780190690632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690595.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Israel’s nearest neighbors—not only discovering what the Bible has to say about them but also what we can know from archaeology, ancient inscriptions, ... More

Black SamsonThe Untold Story of an American Icon

Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon

Jeremy Schipper and Nyasha Junior

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190689780
eISBN:
9780190936853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689780.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The United States has never existed without a Black Samson. Before Harriet Tubman or Martin Luther King, Jr. were identified with Moses, African Americans linked those who challenged racial ... More

Manuscripts of the Book of RevelationNew Philology, Paratexts, Reception

Manuscripts of the Book of Revelation: New Philology, Paratexts, Reception

Garrick V. Allen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198849056
eISBN:
9780191883323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849056.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book of Revelation is a disorienting work, full of beasts, heavenly journeys, holy war, the End of the Age, and the New Jerusalem. It is difficult to follow the thread that ties the visions ... More

The Origin and Character of GodAncient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity

The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity

Theodore J. Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190072544
eISBN:
9780190072575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072544.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Origin and Character of GOD: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference work for readers of all backgrounds. It looks synthetically at ... More

The Gospel as ManuscriptAn Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Chris Keith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a new material history of the Jesus tradition. It shows that the introduction of manuscripts to the transmission of the Jesus tradition played an underappreciated but crucial role in ... More

The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk

The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198714118
eISBN:
9780191833793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first major commentary in English on Pesher Habakkuk for forty years. It elucidates the nature of 1QpHab as the earliest commentary on the prophecy of Habakkuk by a detailed study of the ... More

The Christians Who Became JewsActs of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Christopher Stroup

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When considering Jewish identity in Acts of the Apostles, scholars have often emphasized Jewish and Christian religious difference, an emphasis that masks the intersections of civic, ethnic, and ... More

Archival Historiography in Jewish Antiquity

Archival Historiography in Jewish Antiquity

Laura Carlson Hasler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190918729
eISBN:
9780190918750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918729.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

If history is narrative, then Ezra-Nehemiah is only partly history. Well over half of Ezra-Nehemiah is not a narrative but rather a patchwork of cited texts that are frequently intervening in the ... More

Encountering Eve's AfterlivesA New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4

Encountering Eve's Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4

Holly Morse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198842576
eISBN:
9780191878527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Encountering Eve’s Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 aims to destabilise the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within ... More

Pauline UglinessJacob Taubes and the Turn to Paul

Pauline Ugliness: Jacob Taubes and the Turn to Paul

Ole Jakob Løland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286553
eISBN:
9780823288816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul has been rediscovered outside of the apostle’s traditional religious reading circles, particularly among radical leftist philosophers such as Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. ... More

Sin in the New Testament

Sin in the New Testament

Jeffrey Siker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190465735
eISBN:
9780190465773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465735.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book examines what the different New Testament writings have to say about sin within the broader historical and theological contexts of first-century Christianity. These contexts include both ... More

Appalling BodiesQueer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Joseph A. Marchal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The letters of Paul are among the most commonly cited biblical texts in ongoing cultural and religious disputes about gender, sexuality, and embodiment. This book reframes these uses of the letters ... More

Violent Rituals of the Hebrew Bible

Violent Rituals of the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190681906
eISBN:
9780190681937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although seldom studied by biblical scholars as a discrete phenomenon, ritual violence is mentioned frequently in biblical texts, and includes ritual actions such as disfigurement of corpses, ... More

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