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December 2016


Book of Seven Seals

Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, & Performances

Centres & Peripheries in the Early Second Temple Period

Der judische Messias Jesus und sein judischer Apostel Paulus

Deuteronomy & the Emergence of Textual Authority in Jeremiah

Economics in Persian - Period Biblical Texts

Epigraphik und Neus Testament

Fall of Jerusalem & the Rise of the Torah

Formation of the Book of Psalms

L'adversaire de Dieu - Der Widersacher Gottes

Matthew, Paul, & the Anthropology of Law

Theories of Poverty in the World of the New Testament

Unerwartete Absichten - Genealogie des Reuchlinkonflikts

Von den Wachtern zu Adam


October 2016

Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics &
Polemics in Early Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism

Copying Early Christian Texts: A study of Scribal practice

Die Areopagrede des Paulus und Reden bei Josephus: Eine vergleichende
Studie zu Apg 17 und dem historiographischen Werk des Josephus

Die Septuaginta - Orte und Intentionen

Die Verwandlung Jesu Christi: Historisch-kritische und patristische Studien

Erzahlung und Briefe im johannesichen Kreis

From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in its Legal & Social Contexts

Jewish Art in Its Late Antique Context

Psalms of Solomon & the Messianic

Renaming Abraham's Children: Election, Ethnicity, & the Interpretation of Scripture in Romans 9

Translation Style of Old Greek Habakkuk: Methodological Advancement in Interpretative Studies of the Septuagint



July 2016

Ancient Mesopotamian Religion & Mythology

Ancient Tales of Giants from Qumran & Turfan: Contexts, Traditions & Influences

Basel 1516: Erasmus' Edition of the New Testament

Defining All-Israel in Chronicles: Multi-Levelled Identity Negotiation in Late Persian-Period Yehud

Evil in Second Temple Judaism & Early Christianity

Exegetische Aufsatze

Hellenistic Dimensions of the Gospel of Matthew

Jesus in Geschichte und Bekenntnis

Materiality of Power: Explorations in the Social History of Early Israelite Magic

Matthew & the Mishnah: Redefining Identity & Ethos in the Shadow of the Second Temple's Destruction

Neuanfang und Kontinuitat in Jerusalem

Prologue of the Gospel of John: Literary & Historical Relationships between Job & Deutero-Isaiah

Scribal Culture & Intertextuality

Son of David in Matthew's Gospel in the Light of the Solomon as Exorcist Tradition

Studien zum Matthausevangelium


May 2016

Book of Revelation: Currents in British Research on the Apocalypse

Das Bose, der Teufel und Damonen: Evil, the Devil & Demons

Gericht bei Lukas

God & the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N.T. Wright

Holy Spirit & the Church According to the New Testament

Knowledge of God in Philo of Alexandria

Last Years of Paul

Memoria-theologische Synthese-Autoritatenkonflikt


Torah as a Place of Refuge: Biblical Criminal Law & the Book of Numbers


December 2015

Baptism & Cognition in Romans 6-8: Paul's Ethics beyond 'Indicative' & 'Imperative'

Building of the First Temple: A Study in Redactional, Text-Critical & Historical Perspective

Departure of an Apostle: Paul's Death Anticipated & Remembered

Der, Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz: Formen seiner Rezeption
und Aneignung in Handschrift und Blockdruck

Der Philipperbrief des Paulus in der hellenistisch-romischen Welt

Die Grundschrift des Ezechielbuches und ihre Botschaft

Ekphrasis, Vision, & Persuasion in the Book of Revalation

Figuren als Handlungsmodelle

God of This Age: Satan in the Churches & Letters of the Apostle Paul

John the Baptist & the Jewish Setting of Matthew

Kirche und Politik am Oberrhein im 16. Jahrhundert: Reformation und Macht im Sudwesten des Reiches

Menschliches Handeln und Sprechen im Horizont Gottes: Aufsatze zur biblischen Theologie

Mythos und Geschichte: Kleine Schriften III

Pedagogy, Prayer & Praise: The Wisdom of the Psalms & Psalter

Post-Priestly Pentateuch: New Perspectives on its Redactional Development & Theological Profiles

Reading David & Goliath in Greek & Hebrew: A Literary Approach

Reconsidering Nehemiah's Judah: The Case of MT & LXX Nehemiah 11-12

Studien zur Theologie des Alten Testaments


October 2015

Apprehension of Jesus in the Gospel of John

Covenant & Election in Exilic & Post-Exilic Judaism

Das Gottesbild in der Offenbarung des Johannes

Egypt as a Monster in the Book of Ezekiel

Gnostic Morality Revisited

Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trials & Biblical Interpretation
in the Epistle of James & Other Jewish Literature

Identity of God's People & the Paradox of Hebrews

Jacques Bongars (1554-1612)

Paradox of Authenticity

Peirces, Religion of Science

Reading the Liver: Papyrological Texts on Ancient Greek Extispicy

Strafrecht ohne Freiheitsstrafen-absurde Utopie oder logische Konsequenz

Studien zum Jeremiabuch

Texte und Kontexte des Sirachbuchs




September 2015

Contested Ethnicities & Images: Studies in Acts & Art

Dieu Educateur: Une nouvelle approche d' un concept de la theologie biblique entre Bible Hebraique

Early Christian & Jewish Narrative: The Role of Religion in Shaping Narrative Forms

Hermeneutics & the Philosophy of Religion: Legacy of Paul Ricoeur

Jesaja 53 als theologische Mitte der Apostelgeschichte

La Famille de Saul dans le conflit Saul versus David

Narrative Theology of the New Testament: Exploring the Metanarrative of Exile & Restoration

Parables & Rhetoric in the Sermon on the Mount: New Approaches to a Classical Text

Reading Dionysus: Euripides' Bacchae & the Cultural Contestations of Greeks, Jews, Romans, & Christians

Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early
Christian & Late Antique Apocryphal Texts & Traditions

Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality & Singularity in the Letter to the
Hebrews, Its Ancient Context & the Early Church


June 2015

Der Heilige Geist bei Lukas

Der Tag der Plagen

Ethics of In-Visibility: Imago Dei, Memory & Human Dignity in Jewish & Christian Thought

Hidden Criticism? The Methodology & Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul

Jesus, Paulus und die Texte von Qumran

Katholiken, Lutheraner und Reformierte in Aachen 1555-1618

Mission of Jesus: Second Nordic Symposium on the Historical Jesus, Lund, 7-10 October 2012

Paul's Ekklesia as a Civic Assembly: Understanding the People of God in their Politico-Social World

Poetik und Intertextualitat der Johannesapokalypse

Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation

Sprachethik im Neuen Testament

Text of Galatians & Its History


April 2015

Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers: Ludlul Bel Nemeqi & the Babylonian Theodicy

Completing Christ's Afflictions: Christ, Paul & the Reconciliation of all Things

Divine Image: Prophetic Aniconic Rhetoric & its Contribution to the Aniconism Debate

Early Christian Communities Between Ideal & Reality

Encounters by the Rivers of Babylon: Scholarly Conversations Between
Jews, Iranians & Babylonians in Antiquity

God, His Servant & the Nations in Isiah 42:1-9

In Christ in Paul: Explorations in Paul's Theology of Union & Participation

Monotheism in Late Prophetic & Early Apocalyptic Literature: Studies of the Sofja
Kovalevskaja Research Group on Early Jewish Monotheism, Vol.III

On Prophecy, Dreams & Human Imagination: Synesius, De insomniis

Studies in Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus: Texts & Commentary


February 2015

Antike Christliche Apokryphen in Deutscher Ubersetzung, 2 Vol. set


January 2015

Church in the Wilderness: Paul's Use of Exodus Traditions in 1 Corinthians

Confessionalist Homiletics of Lucas Osiander (1534-1604): A Study of South-German
Lutheran Preacher in the Age of Confessionalization

Early Christian Prayer & Identity Formation

Educating Early Christians through the Rhetoric of Hell

First Century Galilee: A Fresh Examination of the Sources

From Synagogue to Ecclesia: Matthew's Community at the Crossroads

Good Works in 1 Peter: Negotiating Social Conflict &
Christian Identity in the Greco-Roman World

Heavenly Chorus: The Germatic Function of Revelation's Hymns

Hermeneutik der Fruhchristlichen Wunderzahiungen

Herod as a Composite Character in Luke-Acts

History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament
& Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts

Interpreting Judean Pillar Figurines: Gender & Empire in Judean Apotropaic Ritual

Isaiah's Kingship Polemic: An Exegetical Study in Isaiah 24-27

Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in the Second Temple Judaism & New Testament Texts

Oracular Law & Priestly Historiography in the Torah

Paul in Athens: The Popular Religious Context of Acts 17

Paul's Koinonia with the Philippians: A Socio-Historical
Investigation of a Pauline Economic Partnership

Reading the First Century: On Reading Josephus & Studying Jewish History of the First Century

Schriftdiskurse in Johannesevangelium

Signifigance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James

Taufe und Mahlgemeinschaft


October 2014

Allgemeines Priestertum

Basel als Zentrum des geistigen Austauschs
in der fruhen Reformationszeit

Christ as the Telos of Life

Ferdinand Christian Baur und die Geschichte des Fruhen Christentums

Forbidden Oracles?

Framing Social Criticism in the Jesus Movement

Galen's De indolentia

Hezekiah & the Compositional History of the Book of Kings

Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices

Immigrants & Innovative Law

Reactions to Empire

Reading Prophetic Books

Sensitivity Towards Outsiders

Scribal Laws

Tragic in Mark

Women, Work & Leadership in Acts


August 2014

Codex Apocryphus Gnosticus Novi Testament

Das Geheimnis der Gegenwart Gottes

Der Hochste

Die Septuaginta: Text, Wirkung, Rezeption

From the Sayings to the Gospels

Language & Identity in Ancient Narratives

Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical & Systematic Theology in the New Testament

Rereading the Relecture?

Synoptic Problems

Wirksme Zeichen?



June 2014

Anthropologie und Ethik in Fruhjudentum und im Neuen Testament

Christ Absent & Present

Conceptions of Gospel & Legitimacy in Early Christianity

Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World

Fate of the Dead in Early Third Century North African Christianity

History, Ideology & Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Literature or Liturgy?

Luke-Acts & Jewish Historiography

Monotheism & Institutions in the Book of Chronicles

Paul's Witness to Formative Early Christian Instruction

Reception of Septuagint Words in Jewish-Hellenistic & Christian Literature


Scriptural Incipits on Amulets from Late Antique Egypt

Soldiers in Luke-Acts

Yahweh's Council


April 2014

Bodily Resurrection & Ethics in 1 Cor 15

Credible, Incredible

Die Ethik des Johannesevangeliums im Sprachlichen Feld des Handelns

Metaphor, Narrative & Parables in Q

New Testament Language & Exegesis

Quran's Legal Culture

Torah Praxis After 70 CE


February 2014

Acts of God in History

Beyond the Gnostic Gospels

Body & Hope

Call of Moses & the Exodus Story

Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel

Compilational History of the Megilloth

Concepts of Law in the Sciences, Legal Studies & Theology

Crucifixion in Antiquity, 2nd edition

Divine Presence & Absence in Exilic & Post-Exilic Judaism, Vol. II

Dynasty of the Jewish Patriarchs

Emergence of Christianity

From Jerusalem Priest to Roman Jew

Gender & Purity in the Protevangelium of James

Jewish & Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity

Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews

Scripture, Interpretation or Authority?

Sentences of Sextus & the Orgins of Christian Asceticism

Torah & the Book of Numbers


December 2013

Ethische Normen des fruhen Christentums

God Resheph in the Ancient Near East

Peter Between Jerasulem & Antioch

Purity, Holiness, & Identity in Judaism & Christianity


September 2013


Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment

Mattaeus Adversus Christianos

Paul in Acts & Paul in His Letters

Peter: Apocalyptic Seer

Re-Reading the Scriptures

Sabbath & the Sanctuary

Von Rom nach Bagdad


August 2013

Approaching New Testament Texts & Contexts

Die Herrlichkeit des Gekreuzigten

Die Verklarung Jesu nach dem Markusevangelium

Doing Gender -- Doing Religion

Impossible Time

Jesus, Gospel Tradition & Paul in the Context of
Jewish & Greco-Roman Antiquity

John Among Other Gospels

Kultmetaphorik und Christologie

Mark & Matthew II

Munich Kunstkammer

Reading the First Century

Remembrance of Things Past?

Rise & Expansion of Christianity in the First
Three Centuries of the Common Era

Studies in Matthew & Early Christianity

Temple Purity in 1-2 Corinthians


March 2013

Being in Religion

Between Temple & Torah

Christology & Discipleship in John 17

Death of Jesus

Matthean Sets of Parables

Studies in New Testament Lexicography

What Was Mark for Matthew?


December 2012

A Prince without a Kingdom

Ancient Jewish Letters & the Beginings of Christian Epistolography

Angels as Warriors in Late Second Temple Jewish Literature

Apk 11 und der Bar Kokhba-Aufstand

Beyond Biblical Theologies

Clothing the Body of Christ at Colossae

Collected Studies on the Septuagint

Deuteronomy in the Pentateuch, Hexateuch & the Deuteronomistic History

Die Strassburger Kloster im 16. Jahrhundert

Eschatology in Genesis

Future of Hope & Present Reality, Vol. 1

Gott als Valter der Junger im Johannesevangelium

Jesus in Continuum

Jesus und die Steuerfrage

Jesus, Q, & the Dead Sea Scrolls

Judasevangelium und Codex Tchacos

Lehren und Lernen im Zeitalter der Refomation

Medialitat Ummittelbarkeit Prasenz

Papyrologie und Exegese

Paul, Founder of Churches

Pauline Communities as 'Scholastic Communities'

Performanzkritik der Paulusbriefe

Pioneer & Perfecter of Faith

Politics, Monasticism & Miracles in Sixth Century Upper Egypt

Remembering & Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah

Rethinking the Ethics of John

Righteousness in the Book of Proverbs

Skeptical Faith


November 2012

Deuteronomy & the Meaning of Monotheism, 2nd edition


September 2012

Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities

Attraction & Danger of Alien Religion

Constructing the Self: Thinking with Paul & Michel Foucault

Das Petrusbild im Johannesevangelium

Das Wirken Jesu in Galilaa bei Johannes

Der Anfang der Reformation

Die Johannesapokalypse

Die Septuaginta: Entstehung, Sprache, Geschichte

Gospel Images of Jesus Christ in Church Tradition & in Biblical Scholarship

Individual & Community in Paul's Letter to the Romans

Joshua Typology in the New Testament

Law & Narrative in the Bible & in Neighbouring Ancient Cultures

Mysticism of Hebrews

Paul's Divine Christology

Ransom Logion in Mark & Matthew

Three Times a Year

Visions of Christ: The Anthropomorphite Controversy of 399 CE


June 2012

Contested Spaces: Houses & Temples in Roman Antiquity & the New Testament

Defending Faith: Lutheran Responses to Andreas Osiander's Doctrine of Justification, 1551-1559

Die Freude im Lukasevangelium

Disaster & Relief Management (in Ancient Israel)

Judaea-Palaestina, Babylon & Rome: Jews in Antiquity

Portraits of Jesus: Studies in Christology

Reformation as Christianization


April 2012

Geistliche Literatur des spaten Mittelalters


January 2012

Aposteldekret und antikes Vereinswesen

Babylonian Prayers to Marduk

Christian Body, Christian Self: Concepts of Early Christian Personhood

Christosis: Pauline Soteriology in Light of Deification in Irenaeus & Cyril of Alexandria

Die Judische Bibel in Islamischer Auslegung

Die Zeloten

Discernment of Spirits: Assessing Visions & Visionaries in the Late Middle Ages

Earliest Christian History

Eschatology of the New Testament & Some Related Documents

Ezra, Nehemiah & the Construction of Early Jewish Identity

Glauben, Handeln, Verstehen: Band II

Infancy Gospels: Stories & Identities

Johannes Nider: Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen

Karaite Exegesis in Medieval Jerusalem

Kult und Macht

Paul's Definitions of the Gospel in Romans 1

Qumran und die Archaologie

Revelation, Literature & Community in Late Antiquity

Sunde und Rechtfertigung bei Paulus

Targum & New Testament: Collected Essays

Texts, Contexts, & Readings in Postexilic Literature


December 2011

Ancient Christian Hymn with Musical Notation

Christ the Ideal King

Death in the Iron Age II & in First Isaiah

Die Septuaginta und das fruhe Christentum

God Without a Face?

Gospel of Judas

Herbraisches Evangelium und synoptische Uberlieferung

Jesus Tradition in the Apostolic Fathers

Jewish Holidays: Precursor to Redemption

On the Question of the "Cessation of Prophecy" in Ancient Judaism

Pauline Churches & Diaspora Jews

Paulus und die kaiserzeitliche Epistolographie


Ubersetzung des Talmud Yerushalmi: Bikkurim


September 2011

Crucifixion in Antiquity
An Inquiry into the Background & Significance of the New Testament
Terminology of Crucifixion

Gog of Magog
Reuse of Scripture & Compositional Technique in Ezekiel 38-39

Philo of Alexandria's Views of the Physical World


August 2011

Annihilation or Renewal

Die Feste im Johannesevangelium

Egypt as a Place of Refuge

Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel

Mark & Matthew 1: Comparative Readings

Predigt Gegen Ketzer


July 2011

Gospel of Peter & Early Christian Apologetics

Jew to the Jews

Media Salutis

Neues Testament und Hellenistisch-Judische Alltagskultur

Paul & the Imperial Authorities at Thessalonica & Rome

Spirits & the Proclamation of Christ


April 2011

Frankreich, Burgund und das Reich im spaten Mittelalter

Old Testament Apocrypha in the Slovanic Tradition

Teaching Through Song in Antiquity


February 2011

Das letze Gericht
Christian Stettler shows how the expectation of the last judgment developed from the classical prophets to Jesus.
Deeply rooted in ancient royal ideology and world-order tradition, the various expectations of a last judgment are ultimately
unified by the hope that YHWH would establish his kingdom by means of a universal judgment.

Die heiligen Propheten eure Apostel und ich
Of all New Testament writings, the Second Letter of Peter bears the most explicit witness to the varied literary
activity of Early Christianity and most expressly reflects on its use of Scripture as prophecy.

Keeping Heaven on Earth
Michael B. Hundley examines the Priestly system designed to keep heaven on earth - more specifically, to secure and
safeguard the divine presence at the heart of the Israelite community—through a comprehensive analysis of its constituent parts.

Martin Bucer zwischen den Reichstagen von Augsburg (1530) und Regensburg (1532)
Martin Bucer, a Protestant reformer based in Strasbourg, was of great importance as a religious leader,
a theologian and an ecumenical mediator in 16th century Europe.

Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish & Christian Literature
Holger M. Zellentin seeks to probe how far the classical rabbis took their literary playfulness in order to advance their
religious and societal causes. Building on the literary approaches to rabbinic Judaism of the past decades, this work considers
the rabbis' attitudes towards their Byzantine and Sassanian surroundings.

Religiositat im spaten Mittelalter
This book deals with the surprisingly manifold relationships between theology based on piety, pastoral
care, the practice of piety, religiousness of the laity, reform of the monasteries, urban church life and religious
paintings, carvings and sculptures from the 14th to the early 16th century.



December 2010

Circumcision as a Malleable Symbol
Through a detailed evaluation of treatments of circumcision in the primary authors of the second century BCE to the first century
CE, Nina E. Livesey demonstrates that there is no common or universally recognized meaning for the Jewish rite of circumcision.

Disciples in the Fourth Gospel
The author shows that the characterisation of the disciples plays an important role in communicating the rhetorical purpose
of the Fourth Gospel. Through a process of identification with the disciples, the implied readers' faith and
understanding are nurtured in order to better equip them for their own witnessing activity.

Divine & Human Agency in Second Temple Judaism in Paul
Recent scholarship on Second Temple Judaism and Paul has maintained that both held salvation to be through God‘s grace
alone, not human obedience. In this study, Jason Maston argues against this trend by demonstrating the spectrum of perspectives 
available during the Second Temple period regarding the interaction of divine and human actions.

Early Christian Community
Douglas A. Hume offers a narrative ethical reading of the passages depicting the early Christian community in Acts
(2:41–47 and 4:32–35). He begins with a methodological exploration of how contemporary scholars may examine the impact of
biblical narratives upon reader’s moral imaginations.

Jerusalem & Athens
E.A. Judge's third collection of essays moves on from Rome and the New Testament to the interaction of the classical and
biblical traditions, to the cultural transformation of late antiquity, and to the contested heritage of Athens
and Jerusalem in the modern West.

Jesus & the Historians
Much has been written about the life of Jesus in works that often claim to be historical and to employ historical methods. Yet only sometimes are the methods and the presuppositions involved made explicit. However, it has also been claimed more recently that a decisive change in our view of the nature of historical knowledge and methods has taken place, in that the ‘modern’ has given way to the ‘postmodern’.

Jewish Ways of Following Jesus
In this study, Edwin K. Broadhead's purpose is to gather the ancient evidence of Jewish Christianity and to reconsider its impact.

Martin Luther
There are few historical figures in church history whose biographies are so closely linked to their theologies as they are
with Martin Luther. Contrary to research at the beginning of the 20th century, recent Luther biographies have
tended to loosen the connection between his biography and his theology.

Massekhet Betsah [In English & Hebrew]
Tamara Or presents a feminist commentary on Tractate Betsah which deals with the laws specific to festivals. She reveals
surprising insights into the role of women in the development of halakhah and thus shows womens' oppression as well as their
actual power and influence even on halakhic decisions.

Moral Language in the New Testament, Vol. II
This volume focuses on the interrelatedness of morality and language. Apart from explicit ethical statements, implicit NT moral
language is analysed in three overlapping aspects based on the interpretation of concrete NT texts: an intratextual level (linguistic and
analytic philosophical methods: syntactical form, style and logic), an textual and intertextual level (form criticism, discourse analysis)
and an extratextual level (speech act analysis; rhetoric; reader-response criticism).

Patristic Tradition & Intellecual Paradigms in the 17th Century
The reception of ancient Christian literature in the 17th century was not limited to theology or dogmatics; the multitude of genres is indicative of the way patristic texts were dealt with.

Persecution, Persuasion & Power
James A. Kelhoffer examines an often overlooked aspect of New Testament constructions of legitimacy, namely the "value" of Christians' withstanding persecution as a means of corroborating their religious identity as Christ's followers.

Schriftgelehrte Prophetie

Studien zum Corpus Iohanneum
This volume contains 27 articles on the Corpus Iohanneum. These articles focus on the prologue, the description
of how the Word entered the world, the narrative and theological concept of the Gospel and its redactional
adjustments as well as on 1 John as its oldest "commentary."


October 2010

Calvin: Saint or Sinner?
The Calvin year 2009 began on October 31, 2008 with a conference organized by the Institute for
Reformation Research (Apeldoorn) on the topic "Calvin: Saint or Sinner?"

Christ, the Spirit & the Community of God
The author collects text-critical, exegetical and biblical-theological essays on the Acts of the Apostles, dealing primarily
with the opening chapters of Acts in the wider contrext of first-century Christianity.

Essays on John & Hebrews
Harold W. Attridge has engaged in the interpretation of two of the most intriguing literary products of early Christianity,
the Gospel according to John and the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Ethics in the Qumran Community
By bringing the most recent scholarship and methodologies to bear on the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls,
the author explores the interrelated contributions of scriptural traditions, identity information, cultural and political contexts,
and eschatology as the bases of ethics in the Qumran community.

Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race & Ethnicity in Acts 16
Biblical scholarship has recently begun to explore the complex notions of race and ethnicity. Focusing on Acts 16,
Eric D. Barreto inquires as to the function of ethnic identities in Luke's composition.

Jerusalem Temple & Early Christian Identity
In this volume, Timothy Wardle examines the central importance of the Jerusalem Temple during the Second Temple
period and the motivating factors which led to the construction of several rival Jewish temples to that in Jerusalem: namely,
the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the "temple of men" at Qumran.

Politics of Dead Kings
In the narrative of Israel and Judah found in the Book of Kings, the end of a king’s rule is summed up in a series of
stock statements that begin with the poetic idiom for death: “and [the king] lay with his fathers.”

Roman Attitudes Toward the Christians: From Claudius to Hadrian
John Granger Cook investigates the earliest interactions between Roman authorities and Christians.
The events in Claudius' time surrounding "Chrestos" and possible Jewish Christians are fascinating but obscure.

Trust, Sociality, Selfhood
In what sense is trust basic for human (co-)existence, and in what sense can trust also show the limits of the social character of the self?
How should the loss of trust figure in an account of trust? And how are freedom and transcendence implied
in trust as relation, response, and openness?

Trying Man, Trying God
Meira Z. Kensky examines scenes of the divine courtroom in Jewish and Christian literature from antiquity.

Jesus: An Uncommon Journey
Approaching the historical Jesus is a fascinating task, one which is open to a large number of interpretations.
It is difficult to reach a consensus on this, and both methodological insight and an exchange of scholarly ideas are required.

Metaphysics, Analysis & the Grammar of God
This volume brings together both young and mature philosophers from the analytic and process traditions to dialogue on
central questions in the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and philosophy of language.

Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception & Modern Debate
Although Simon Peter was evidently a central figure in both the ministry of Jesus and the mission of the earliest
church, his life and thought are shrouded in historical uncertainty.

Women and Gender in Ancient Religions
Following a scholarly conference given in honor of Adela Yarbro Collins, this collection of essays offers
focused studies on the wide range of ways that women and gender contribute to the religious landscape of the ancient world.


September 2010

Character Complexity in the Book of Ruth
Kristin Moen Saxegaard demonstrates how character complexity is portrayed in the
Old Testament, exemplified by the Book of Ruth. Each character in the
story has its specific voice which raises a particular topic;

Contemplative Spirit: D.Z. Phillips on Religion & the Limits of Philosophy
This volume explores Dewi. Z. Phillips' contemplative philosophy of religion in an intense
and lively discussion, showing how the description of religious faith and the access to its
practice and language change unexpectedly and provocatively in this way of thinking.

Glaube in den Pastoralbriefen

Interface of Orality & Writing
How did the visual, the oral, and the written interrelate in antiquity? The essays in this collection address
the competing and complementary roles of visual media, forms of memory, oral performance,
and literacy and popular culture in the ancient Mediterranean world

Rhetoric & Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif
George L. Parsenios explores the legal character of the Gospel of John in the light of classical literature,
especially Greek drama. Johannine interpreters have explored with increasing interest both the legal quality
and the dramatic quality of the Fourth Gospel, but often do not connect these two ways of reading John.

Significance of Yavneh & Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism
This volume collects thirty essays by Shaye J.D. Cohen. First published between 1980 and 2006,
these essays deal with a wide variety of themes and texts: Jewish Hellenism; Josephus; the Synagogue;
Conversion to Judaism; Blood and Impurity; the boundary between Judaism and Christianity.

Talmud in Its Iranian Context
Scholars of rabbinics and Iranists are increasingly turning to the orbit of Iranian civilization in order
to explore the extent to which the Babylonian Talmud was exposed to the theological and liturgical discourse of the
Zoroastrian religion, as well as Sasanian legal practices.

Tongues of Angels
This is the first book-length investigation of angelic languages, as that concept appears in the New Testament,
the Testament of Job, rabbinic and several other sources. John C. Poirer pays particular attention to the
competition between two opposing views in the sources.

Welcher Thomas?

William Tyndale (1491-1536)

August 2010

Between Gospel & Election
The interpretation of Romans 9-11, long of fundamental importance for Christian thinking
about church and Israel, remains highly contested. An international colloquy of scholars examines
these chapters in light of the "New Perspective on Paul" and ongoing Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Book of Amos in Emergent Judah
Recent developments in the study of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, as well as new archaeological models of the
development of ancient Judah and Israel, have significant implications for biblical prophetic literature. Jason Radine
proposes a reassessment of the book of Amos in light of these developments. In comparison with the evidence for
prophecy in the ancient Near East (including ancient Israel),
biblical prophetic literature stands out as a distinctly different phenomenon.

Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian
In pursuit of the oneness of scripture’s scope, Brevard Childs (1923–2007) ranged across the Christian Bible, writing Introductions
to the Old and New Testaments before attempting a landmark Biblical Theology of the same.
For him the canon is a christological rule of faith, though perceiving the “family resemblance” in its historic
formation and impress in the life of the church as well as, mysteriously, the synagogue, is always a great struggle.

Conclusion Unhindered
While the ending of Acts has been a topic of intrigue for centuries, rarely has a study
addressed the topic in a way that unites both a methodical focus on narrative
closure and acute awareness of ancient literature.

Cosmic Drama of Salvation
Sang M. Lee studies the cosmic drama of salvation which Paul describes in his undisputed writings. Utilizing the two
pillars of Paul's theology - anthropology and cosmology - his aim is to understand how God's salvific drama develops in Paul's narrative world
against the backdrop of the intellectual world of Judeo-Hellenistic traditions, including Greek philosophical works,
Jewish wisdom and apocalyptic literature, and Philo's writings. Paul's salvific drama is woven from four
interrelated acts: Act I (the law-less period), Act II (the law period), Act III (the age of the church) and Act IV (the Parousia).

Cross-Bearing in Luke
Luke records twice how Jesus called on people to “take up” or “carry” their crosses. He also reports how Simon of Cyrene
carried Jesus’ cross “behind Jesus.” No metaphorical uses of the well-known phenomenon of cross-bearing
were confirmed in any language prior to the Gospels.

Die Inkulturation des Christentums

Die Septuaginta: Texte, Theologin, Einflusse
The Septuagint - the Greek translation of the Old Testament - originated as a Jewish translation of the Bible which
was started in the 3rd century BC. It provides insights into the way in which those Jews who spoke Greek understood
the scriptures. Septuagint research is an independent field apart from the study of the Hebrew Bible. This volume contains
studies of the historical background of the Septuagint, its textual history, philology, individual problems of Septuagint scriptures
and the reception of the Septuagint. It provides an update on current research and shows the perspectives for further
research. This volume resulted from a conference held by the Septuaginta Deutsch Project in Wuppertal in July 2008.

Fiscus Judaicus & the Parting of the Ways
Marius Heemstra argues that the “harsh” administration of the Fiscus Judaicus under the Roman emperor Domitian (81-96)
and the reform of this Fiscus under the emperor Nerva (96-98), accelerated the parting of the ways
between Judaism and Christianity, resulting in two separate religions.

Holy Spirit & Ethics in Paul
Volker Rabens answers the question of how, according to the apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit enables religious-ethical life.
In the first part of the book, the author discusses the established view that the Spirit is a material substance which transforms
people ontologically by virtue of its physical nature. In order to assess this approach, the author examines all
the passages from the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Hellenism and Paul that have been put forward in
support of this concept of ethical enabling.

I Undertook Great Works
Traditionally, scholars study ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions to reconstruct the events they narrate. In recent decades,
however, a new approach has analyzed these inscriptions as products of royal ideology and has delineated the way that
ideology has shaped their narration of historical events. This ideologically-sensitive approach has focused on kings’
accounts of their military campaigns.

Jesus in Apokryphen Evangelienuberlieferungen
Apocryphal Jesus traditions form a specific area of multifaceted interpretations of Jesus' activity. Quite often, these traditions are
only preserved in unfamiliar languages and fragmentary manuscripts. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of important
texts from this area from the perspective of well-known specialists in these texts.

Jews, Christians & Jewish Christians in Antiquity
The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of
issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic,
proselytism, biblical interpretation, messianism, the phenomenon normally described as Jewish Christianity, and the
fate of the Jewish community after the Bar Kokhba revolt, a period of considerable importance for the
emergence not only of Judaism but also of Christianity.

Kierkegaard & the Concept of Religious Authorship
Keith H. Lane examines Søren Kierkegaard's concept of religious authorship and argues for Kierkegaard's status as
a religious author. He elucidates how such authorship may have similarities to philosophical authorship
(particularly philosophy as envisioned by Ludwig Wittgenstein) and wherein the two differ.

Latino-Punic Epigraphy
Robert M. Kerr presents a complete edition of all known Latino (and Graeco)-Punic inscriptions along with a detailed,
comparative grammatical analysis, esp. with regard to phonology and orthographic practice. Several texts are presented here
for the first time. These texts from Roman-era Tripolitania (the first centuries A.D.) render Punic systematically, although
written with Latin graphemes. Until now they have been largely neglected by Semiticists.

Literary Structure & Setting in Ezekiel
Historically, form critical studies of prophetic literature have answered mainly historical questions. However,
scholars recently have begun to address literary topics as well. This study of the book of Ezekiel addresses two such
topics—literary structure and literary setting—in order to read Ezekiel as a deliberate work of literature, a
prophetic composition with a highly-structured form and an intentional placement of units.

Narratologie und Biblische Exegese
In order to interpret biblical narratives, exegetes increasingly deploy methods of literary criticism, especially from the field
of narratology. Due to the different approaches and terminologies, it is difficult to get a good grasp of current research.
Sönke Finnern gives a systematic introduction to current interdisciplinary research in narratology and develops a
comprehensive and detailed method for the analysis of narratives. Setting, plot, characters, perspective and reception
of narratives are dealt with consistently from a cognitive point of view.

New Creation in Paul's Letters
Ryan Jackson explores the apostle Paul's conception of new creation in the light of a fresh consideration of its historical and social contexts.
This work seeks to understand how Paul innovatively applied his theological convictions in his letters to three communities - in Galatia,
in Corinth, and in Rome. The discussion contributes to the ongoing debate concerning the degree to which
Paul’s soteriology should be viewed in continuity or discontinuity with the Old Testament.

Paul & the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy
Attending to the realia of ancient practices for reading Scripture, David Lincicum charts the effective history of Deuteronomy in
a broad range of early Jewish authors in antiquity. By viewing Paul as one example of this long history of tradition, the
apostle emerges as a Jewish reader of Deuteronomy. In light of his transformation by encounter with the risen
Christ, Paul’s interpretation of the end of the Pentateuch alternates between the traditional and the radical, but
remains in conversation with his Jewish rough contemporaries.

Prophets & Prophecy in Jewish & Early Christian Literature
This volume grew out of an international conference on Prophetism in the Old and New Testament
(October 2006), organised by the Centre for Biblical Studies of the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca.

Spirit & the Restoration of Israel
When the Apostle Paul asks the Galatians, “This alone I want to know from you: was it from works of the
Law that you received the Spirit, or from the proclamation of faith?” he presumes a certain understanding of the
significance of the Galatians’ Spirit experience. In this book, Rodrigo J. Morales offers an examination of the themes
of new exodus, new creation, and the restoration of Israel in the Old Testament Prophets and in
Second Temple Jewish literature.

Spirit Epicleses in the Acts of Thomas
The most complete example of an early Christian novel about an historical figure, the third-century
Acts of Thomas contains within it two prayers that are strikingly similar in style and content. Each is found in the
context of Christian initiation and each is addressed to a feminine deity who is asked to "come" to be present in the ritual.
The prayers address the feminine Spirit, who is called "Mother," "fellowship of the male," and "dove," among other titles.
Susan E. Myers examines these prayers in their historical, literary, and liturgical contexts, and challenges some of the
prevailing assumptions about Syriac-speaking Christianity in general, and the Acts of Thomas in particular.

Sturmfahrt und Schiffbruch
On the basis of a detailed comparison with selected ancient narratives of storms and shipwrecks, Jens Börstinghaus studies Luke's
great story in Acts 27:1-28:6, in which Paul travels as far as Malta. This narrative is particularly important, since it is a brilliant
preparation for the conclusion of the entire Luke-Acts. Even though Luke is not what you would call a gifted
writer, he proves himself a committed and independent author of early Christianity.

Theologische, Historische und Biographische Skizzen
The seventh and final volume of Martin Hengel's "Selected Essays" contains 32 texts, among which two are hitherto unpublished.
The first section includes the small monograph on "Christ and Power," a new and programmatic essay on Heilsgeschichte
(salvation history), as well as reflections on New Testament methodology. The second section is devoted to
biographical sketches and investigations into the history of the discipline.


March 2010


Arch-Heretic Marcion
Marcion is unanimously acknowledged to be one of the most important and most intriguing figures of the Early Church.

Early Christian Hagiography & Roman History
Timothy D. Barnes combines the techniques of critical hagiography and modern historical research to
reach important and original results for the history of Christianity in the Roman Empire.

Karl Barth's Dialogue with Catholicism in Gottingen & Munster
Amy Marga studies Karl Barth's early encounter with Roman Catholic theology during the 1920s, especially seen in his seminal
set of dogmatic lectures given in Göttingen, and his second set of dogmatic lectures, given in Münster and which remain unpublished.

Luke's Wealth Ethics
The theme of wealth is one of the perennial hot topics in Lukan interpretation, as scholars have
often found Luke's teachings on the proper use of wealth to be intractably self-contradictory.

January 2010

Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews
This biography of Elias Bickerman (1897-1981), one of the foremost historians of Graeco-Roman antiquity active in the
twentieth century, focuses on his role as a historian of the Jews. Bickerman had an extraordinary life.

On the Daimonion of Socrates
Plutarch's dialogue "On the daimonion of Socrates" is a unique combination of
exciting historical romance and serious philosophical and religious discussion

December 2009

Acts of Paul & Thecla
Sometime in the second century, an early Christian text began to
circulate called the Acts of Paul and Thecla.

Allegory Transformed
Scholars have long discussed whether the writer of Hebrews might have been
influenced by Philo of Alexandria.

Children in Late Ancient Christianity
Social, cultural, theological, and economic presentations of children offer important clues to understanding
the development of Christianity and society in Late Antiquity.

Coping with Prejudice
Modern social psychology has devoted a significant share of its resources
to the study of human prejudice.

De-Demonising the Old Testament
Judit M. Blair challenges the common view that azazel, lilith, deber, qeteb and reshef
are names of 'demons' in the Hebrew Bible, claiming that major works on the subject
proceed from the assumption that these terms were demons in the ancient Near East and /or later,
or that they were deities who became 'demonised' by the authors of the Hebrew Bible.

Der Kolosserbrief im Kontext des paulinischen Erbes
Published in German.
The Epistle to the Colossians as a Pauline pseudepigraphon provides the earliest
example of intertextual modification of authentic Pauline texts through fictitious self-references.

Die Herrlichkeit des Verherrlichten
Published in German.
In the four chapters contained in this work, Andreas Lindemann presents 16 studies
of the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.

Iconographic Exegesis & Third Isaiah
Although scholars employ pictorial material in biblical exegesis, the question of how images from
the Ancient Near East can contribute to a better understanding of the Bible has been left unanswered.

Jesus, Patrons & Benefactors
Scholars use patrons and benefactors in the interpretation of Jesus and the Gospels,
but this practice needs re-evaluation.

Jewish Identities in Antiquity
Jewish Identities in Antiquity: Studies in Memory of Menahem Stern pays homage
to one of the greatest scholars of ancient Jewish history in the twentieth century.

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method,
this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a
decade-long collaborative research project.

Law of the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation

Le Jour de Dieu - Der Tag Gottes
Published in German & French
This book contains the papers presented at the fifth symposium held in Uppsala
by the three theological faculties of Strasbourg, Tübingen and Uppsala.

Massekhet Sukkah
Tractate Sukkah from the Babylonian Talmud presents a broad spectrum of rabbinical sources
from Erez Israel and Babylon that explicitly examine issues relating to women.

Not Reckoned Among Nations
As in the modern era, in Roman antiquity too the so-called "Jewish question"
was essentially that of the integration of diaspora Jews into their host societies.

Presence & Absence of God
Safeguarding the distinction between God and world has always been a basic
interest of negative theology.

Pseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen
Published in English & German.
Since the classic studies of early Christian pseudepigraphy in the 1960s and 70s,
pseudonymity has been a vital question of New Testament scholarship.

Rhetoric of Digressions
Revelation 7:1-17 occurs between the opening of the sixth and seventh seal and Rev 10:1-11:13
between the sixth and seventh trumpet blasts.

Samaritans In Flavius Josephus
The first-century C.E. Jewish historian Flavius Josephus is the main source of information for the
early history of the Samaritans, a community closely related to Judaism whose development as an
independent religion is commonly dated in the Hellenistic-Roman period.

Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah
"Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their hearts and turn and be healed." This call of the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 6 has perplexed readers of all times.

Was ist Gnosis?
Published in German.
Gnosticism is regarded as an integral part of identity formation and the
development of early Christianity.



Animals in the Apochryphal Acts of the Apostles
Janet E. Spittler argues that these animal episodes have a greater, more
complex significance than has previously been recognized, reading
these texts within the broad context of Greco-Roman
literature and presenting new interpretations of each animal-related episode.

Antiquity in Antiquity. Jewish & Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World
Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology
explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by
Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the
third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.

Apocalyptic Son of Man in the Gospel of John
Benjamin E. Reynolds analyzes the background of 'Son of Man' from
the 'one like a son of man' in Daniel 7 and the interpretations of
this figure in Jewish apocalyptic and early Christian literature.

Belial und Katechon, 2009
In his thesis on the eschatological sections of 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 and 2 Thess 2:1-12,
Fritz W. Röcker deals with the issue of identifying the traditio-historical origins of the expression
"the man of lawlessness" (2 Thess 2:3) and "the lawless one" (2 Thess 2:8).

Beyond Eden:The Biblical Story of Paradise (Genesis 2-3) & its Reception History
The biblical story of paradise (Genesis 2-3) is probably one of the best known texts in world literature.
It has had a rich reception history over many centuries. Genesis 2-3 formulates fundamental premises
and problems of human self-understanding in the Western world.

Called from the Jews & from the Gentiles, 2009
By examining Paul's argument in Romans 9-11 using rhetorical analysis, and considering the
scriptural background of these chapters, Pablo T. Gadenz investigates Paul's understanding of the
network of relationships between Israel and the nations, both internal and external to the church.

Christ-Believers in Ephesus, 2009
This book deals with issues relating to the formation of early Christian identity in
the city of Ephesus, one of the major centres of the early Christian movement towards
the end of the first century and the beginning of the second century CE.

Das Paulinische Eikon-Konzept
By analyzing the meaning of the word εìκών and its semantic cognates, Stefanie Lorenzen
reveals the mental concept of the likeness of man to God in the Wisdom of Solomon, the
texts of Philo of Alexandria and the Pauline homologoumena.

Der Sprechende Gott, 2009
This volume includes thirteen articles on the interpretation of Hebrews written between 1993
and 2009. They focus on the concept of God, Christology, the intertextual and figurative
modes of generating and developing biblical theology, the relationship between Israel and the
church, the history of Christian hope and anxiety and the ethical foundation of Christian sociality.

Death of the Soul in Romans 7
Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain
intellectual discourses alive in Paul’s day.

Divine Instruction in Early Christianity
Stephen E. Witmer investigates one aspect of early Christian self-understanding: the
conviction of some early followers of Jesus that they had been, and were being,
taught by God, in fulfillment of OT prophetic promises

Divine Wrath & Divine Mercy in the World of Antiquity
Wrath and mercy of the gods were some of the significant religious features in antiquity...

Dynamics of Language & Exegesis at Qumran, April 2009
The discovery of the Qumran scrolls sixty years ago revolutionized our
understanding of the development and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible.

Fellowship & Food in the Kingdom
Eschatological Meals & Scenes of Utopian Abundance in the New Testament

From Gods to God, June 2009
Dynamics of Iron Age Cosmologies
How was Western culture born? Not from Athenian democracy, but from
everything the led to Greek dialogue about sciences born in the east.

Fruhes Christentum und Gnosis
In dealing with the reception of the New Testament scriptures in the sources handed down by
early Christian gnosis, Hans-Friedrich Weiß shows the integration of early Christian
writings into an authentic gnostic conceptual framework.

God in Translation: Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World
The author tells the story of what has been called "translatability" of deities, namely how deities of
various cultures were identified or recognized by name across cultural boundaries.

Hebrews as Pseudepigraphon, May 2009
Michael Wolter presents studies on central themes of the mission of Jesus,
the theology of Paul the apostle and the theology of history in Luke-Acts.

Helleninten in der Apostelgeschichte, 2009

Hermeneutik der Gleichnisse Jesu
Whereas previous methods of understanding Jesus' parables were strictly separated
according to history, literature and the aesthetics of reception, the authors of this book
attempt to look at the various approaches together from the perspective of hermeneutics.

Herod's Judaea
Samuel Rocca presents an in - depth analysis of Herodian society. The most important facet of this analysis
was the relationship between Herod as ruler and the Jewish subjects over whom he ruled.

History & the Hebrew Bible
In this collection of essays, Hans M. Barstad deals thoroughly with the recent history
debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the study of ancient Israelite history and historiography.

Interpretation of Freedom in the Letters of Paul, June 2009
With Special Reference to the German Tradition
Wayne Coppins investigates the interpretation of freedom in Paul's letters with
special reference to Martin Luther and twentieth-century "German" New Testament scholarship.

Isaiah 53 in the Light of Homecoming After Exile
In this study, Fredrik Hägglund presents an interpretation based on a hypothesis that conflicts
emerged between the people in the land of Israel and those who returned from exile.

Jesus' Transfiguration & the Believers' Transformation August 2009
Simon Lee examines Jesus' transfiguration story found in the narrative account of Mark, tracing the
development of its multiple readings through the first two centuries of the Christian era.

Jewish Reception of Greek Bible Versions, June 2009
Studies in Their Use in Late Antiquity & the Middle Ages
The authors of the essays collected in this volume are all concerned with the
Jewish transmission and use of Greek translations of the biblical
books from Late Antiquity to the early modern period.

Jewish World Around the New Testament
Many aspects of the literature and thought of early Judaism are covered, including life after
death, the provenance of the Pseudepigrapha, the Jewish apocalypses, the book of Tobit,
the Horarium of Adam, and the Contra Apionem of Josephus.

Kultische Sprache in den Paulusbriefen
Martin Vahrenhorst deals with the Epistles which are generally thought to have been written by Paul,
studying their contexts in the history of religion and their cultic passages.

Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity, Part III
In this lexicon, Tal Ilan collects all the information on names of Jews in lands west of Palestine, in which
Greek and Latin was spoken, and on the people who bore them between 330 BCE, a date which
marks the Hellenistic conquest of East, and 650 CE, approximately the date when the
Muslim conquest of East and the southern Mediterranean basin was completed.

New Testament & Christian Apocrypha
This volume of Kleine Schriften reflects François Bovon's two major fields of research:
Luke-Acts on the one hand, and early Christian Apocrypha on the other.
He insists on the ethical and missionary practices of the early Christian communities.

Offering of the Gentiles
Money mattered to the apostle Paul. One economic endeavor of signal importance for
Paul was the monetary fund that he organized among the largely Gentile congregations of his
mission for the Jewish-Christian community in Jerusalem.

Paul, Jerusalem & the Judaisers, April 2009
Susan Docherty argues that the Letter to the Hebrews can be better understood if
it is read seriously as an example of first century Jewish biblical interpretation.

Paul's Anthropology in Context
George H. van Kooten offers a radical contextualization of Paul's view of
man within the Graeco-Roman discourse of his day.

Paul's Inclusive Ethic
In Rom 14-15 Paul promotes an inclusive ethic by advising the strong (mainly Gentile Christians) to allow for
certain Jewish practices performed by the weak (mainly Jewish Christians)...

Paul's Message of the Cross as Body Language
Wenhua Shi attempts to examine Paul’s ‘message of the cross’ in the context of the
Greco-Roman society, especially its firmly established and jealously guarded social ethos.

Paul's Territoriality & Mission Strategy, 2009
How does a certain place influence the self? Could one argue that Paul's territoriality and mission
strategies are Jerusalem-centered? Does the letter to the Romans, as an insight into
Paul's mission strategy, reveal the apostle's central territorial paradigm and
offer explanations for the creation of Paul's theology as it affects his mission?

Prophetie und Konigtum
The tense relationship between 'prophecy' and 'monarchy' in view of the search for the true
word of JHWH is present throughout the Books of Kings.

Purpose of Mark's Gospel
After placing the composition of Mark in Rome at a time shortly after the destruction of the
Jerusalem Temple, Adam Winn seeks to reconstruct the historical situation
facing both the Markan evangelist and his community

Recapitulation of Israel
It is the argument of Joel Kennedy that the recapitulation of Israel is a formative element of
Matthew's presentation of Jesus Christ that has warranted further consideration
using a variety of critical approaches.

Religion & the End of Metaphysics
The authors of this volume present a detailed philosophico-theological discussion of the
relation between religion and metaphysics.

Right Chorale: Studies in Biblical Law & Interpretation
With these studies, Bernard Levinson draws upon the literary forebears of biblical law in
cuneiform literature and its reinterpretation in the Second Temple period to provide the
horizon of ancient Israelite legal exegesis.

Seder Avodah for the Day of Atonement by Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari
This book contains a critical edition, an English translation, and a detailed commentary of two
lengthy Hebrew liturgical poems for the Day of Atonement (called Seder Avodah) that were
composed by a ninth- or tenth-century Jewish poet who apparently lived in
Palestine or its environs, Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari.

Settlement & History in Hellenistic,
Roman, & Byzantine Galilee

An Archaeological Survey of the Eastern Galilee
Uzi Leibner aims to provide the most accurate picture possible of the nature and history of the
rural settlement in the Lower Galilee during Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods
when this region played an important role in the development of both Judaism and Christianity.

Sermons on Joseph of Balai of Qenneshrim
Robert Phenix investigates the collection of twelve Syriac poetic sermons recounting the
story of Joseph in Genesis 37 and 39-50.

Shema & the First Commandment in First Corinthians
Erik Waaler takes a somewhat modified intertextual approach to the
relationship between Jewish monotheism and Pauline Christology.

Silent or Salient Gender?
Hanne Løland studies gendered god-language in the Hebrew Bible.

Spirit & Creation in Paul
John W. Yates explores the meaning and significance of the Apostle Paul’s
description of the divine Spirit as "life-giving".

Ta'aniyot Fasten
Andreas Lehnardt presents the first German translation of the
Tractate Ta'aniyot (Fasting) with a commentary.

Temple in the Gospel of Mark
Timothy C. Gray analyzes one of the most striking elements of Mark's story: the vital role the
temple plays from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem to the moment of his death.

Theologie und Ethos im fruhen Christentum, May 2009
Michael Wolter presents studies on central themes of the mission of Jesus, the
theology of Paul the apostle and the theology of history in Luke-Acts.

Theophany, March 2009
Hilary Anne-Marie Mooney's study is based on the new critical edition of
Eriugena's Periphyseon and analyzes Eriugena as a biblically rooted theologian.

Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews
The history of scholarship on Hebrews attests a tension between the
originality and Pauline character of its epistolary postscript

William Robertson Smith
William Robertson Smith (1846–1894) was successively the embattled champion of the
emergent "higher criticism" as applied to the Old Testament, chief editor of the
Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University.

Word - Gift - Being
Focusing on the relationship between justification, gift-economy and ontology, this volume
addresses fundamental issues in contemporary Reformation theology
with an impact on the understanding of creation theology, human passivity/activity,
self-giving, the concept of excess, and generosity.