Book Reviews

Forthcoming/In Preparation

Habel, Norman C., Finding Wisdom in Nature: An Eco-Wisdom Reading of the Book of Job (The Earth Bible Commentary, 4; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2016/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 40.5

Houston, Walter J., Amos: Justice and Violence (Phoenix Guides to the Old Testament, 26; Sheffield: Phoenix Press, 2015), Review of Biblical Literature.

2015

Steinberg, Julius, Das Hohelied (Edition C Bibelkommentar Altes Testament, 26; Witten: SCM R. Brockhaus, 2014), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 29, pp. 238-42

Walker, Steven C., Illuminating Humor of the Bible (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2015/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 39.5, p. 116

2014

Read online (PDF version) Read online Barton, John, The Theology of the Book of Amos (Old Testament Theology; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), Journal of Theological Studies 65, pp. 147-49 [doi:10.1093/jts/flt235]

Read online Smith, Christopher R., Prophets before the Exile: Amos, Hosea, Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk (Understanding the Books of the Bible; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Connect, 2013), Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 3.1, pp. 142-44

2013

Peels, H. G. L., and S. D. Snyman (eds), The Lion Has Roared: Theological Themes in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 27, pp. 238-40

Sierszyn, Armin, Christologische Hermeneutik: Eine Studie über historisch-kritische, kanonische und biblische Theologie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der philosophischen Hermeneutik von Hans-Georg Gadamer (Studien zu Theologie und Bibel, 3; Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2010), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 27, pp. 298-301

Wenzel, Heiko, Reading Zechariah with Zechariah 1:1-6 as the Introduction to the Entire Book (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology, 59; Leuven: Peeters, 2011), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 27, pp. 242-44

2011

Bellinger, W. H., Jr., Psalms: Reading and Studying the Book of Praises (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1990), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2011/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 35.5, p. 115

Mather, Cotton, Biblia Americana, America’s First Bible Commentary: A Synoptic Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, vol. 1, Genesis (ed. Reiner Smolinski; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2011/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 35.5, pp. 139-40

2010

Read online Garrett, Duane A., Amos: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible; Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2006), Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 10

Hadjiev, Tchavdar S., The Composition and Redaction of the Book of Amos (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 393; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2010/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 34.5, p. 99

Longman, Tremper, III, and David E. Garland (eds), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, vol. 1, Genesis – Leviticus (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, rev. edn, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2010/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 34.5, p. 81

Wischmeyer, Oda (ed.), Lexikon der Bibelhermeneutik: Begriffe, Methoden, Theorien, Konzepte (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 24, pp. 226-29

2009

Bouteneff, Peter C., Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 86-87

Green, Joel B., Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007), Evangelical Quarterly 81.2, pp. 170-74

Jeremias, Jörg, Die Propheten Joel, Obadja, Jona, Micha (Das Alte Testament Deutsch, vol. 24/3; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 23, pp. 249-51

Read online Handy, Lowell K., Jonah’s World: Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story (London: Equinox, 2007), Review of Biblical Literature

Hunt, Patrick, Poetry in the Song of Songs: A Literary Analysis (Studies in Biblical Literature, vol. 96; New York: Peter Lang, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, p. 106

Lubetski, Edith, and Meir Lubetski, The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography (Bible Bibliographies; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, p. 17

MacDonald, Nathan, Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, p. 114

Nordheim, Miriam von, Geboren von der Morgenröte? Psalm 110 in Tradition, Redaktion und Rezeption (Wissenschaftliche Monographien zum Alten und Neuen Testament, vol. 117; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 118-19

Riede, Peter, Vom Erbarmen zum Gericht: Die Visionen des Amosbuches (Am 7–9*) und ihr literatur- und traditionsgeschichtlicher Zusammenhang (Wissenschaftliche Monographien zum Alten und Neuen Testament, vol. 120; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 125-26

Rosner, Brian S., and Paul R. Williamson (eds), Exploring Exodus: Literary, Theological and Contemporary Approaches (Nottingham: Apollos, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 166-67

Treier, Daniel J., Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 168-69

Wöhrle, Jakob, Der Abschluss des Zwölfprophetenbuches: Buchübergreifende Redaktions­prozesse in den späten Sammlungen (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 389; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2009/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5, pp. 138-39

2008

Arneth, Martin, Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt …: Studien zur Entstehung der alttestamentlichen Urgeschichte (Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments, 217; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, p. 74

Burnette-Bletsch, Rhonda, Studying the Old Testament: A Companion (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, pp. 84-85

Fabry, Heinz-Josef, Nahum (Herders Theologischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament; Freiburg: Herder, 2006), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 22, pp. 188-90

Kim, Yoon Kyung, Augustine’s Changing Interpretations of Genesis 1–3: From De Genesi contra Manichaeos to De Genesi ad litteram (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, p. 109

Klement, Herbert H., and Julius Steinberg (eds), Themenbuch zur Theologie des Alten Testaments (Bibelwissenschaftliche Monographien, 15; Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus, 2007), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, pp. 166-67

LaCocque, André, The Trial of Innocence: Adam, Eve, and the Yahwist (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2006), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, p. 168

Lyke, Larry L., I Will Espouse You Forever: The Song of Songs and the Theology of Love in the Hebrew Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, p. 172

Neusner, Jacob, Judaism: The Basics (London: Routledge, 2006), Shap Journal World Religions in Education 2008/2009, p. 72

Perdue, Leo G., Wisdom Literature: A Theological History (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2008/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32.5, p. 121

Read online Schüle, Andreas, Der Prolog der hebräischen Bibel: Der literar- und theologiegeschichtliche Diskurs der Urgeschichte (Genesis 1–11) (Abhandlungen zur Theologie des Alten und Neuen Testaments, vol. 86; Zurich: TVZ, 2006), Review of Biblical Literature

Read online Tucker, W. Dennis, Jr., Jonah: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible; Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2006), Review of Biblical Literature

2007

Dreytza, Manfred, and Traugott Hopp, Geschichte als Brücke? Neue Zugänge zum Alten Testament (Edition Ichthys, 4; Gießen: Brunnen Verlag, 2005), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 21, pp. 239–42

Hunter, Alastair, Wisdom Literature (SCM Core Text; London: SCM Press, 2006), Shap Journal World Religions in Education 2007/2008, pp. 76-77

Leaman, Oliver, Jewish Thought: An Introduction (New York: Routledge, 2006), Shap Journal World Religions in Education 2007/2008, pp. 77-78

2006

Nurmi, Janne J., Die Ethik unter dem Druck des Alltags: Die Impulse der gesellschaftlichen Änderungen und Situation zu der sozialkritischen Prophetie in Juda im 8. Jh. v. Chr. (Åbo: Åbo Akademi University Press, 2004), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2006/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 30.5, p. 47

Read online Wood, Joyce Rilett, Amos in Song and Book Culture (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 337; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 24.3, pp. 184–86

2005

Neusner, Jacob, and Alan J. Avery-Peck, The Routledge Dictionary of Judaism (New York: Routledge, 2004), Shap Journal World Religions in Education 2005/2006, p. 97

2004

Cohn-Sherbock, Dan, Judaism: History, Belief and Practice (London: Routledge, 2003), Shap Journal World Religions in Education 2004/2005, pp. 63–64

2003

Frey, Hellmuth, and Hans-Jürgen Peters, Geistliche Schriftauslegung (Edition Ichthys, 1; Gießen: Brunnen Verlag, 2001), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 17, p. 307

Hossfeld, Frank-Lothar, and Erich Zenger, Die Psalmen II: Psalm 51–100 (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Altes Testament, 40; Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 2002), Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2003/Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27.5, p. 63

2002

Chapman, Stephen, Christine Helmer and Christof Landmesser (eds), Biblischer Text und theologische Theoriebildung (Biblisch-Theologische Studien, 44; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2001), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 16, pp. 215–16

Compier, Don H., What Is Rhetorical Theology? Textual Practice and Public Discourse (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999), European Journal of Theology 11, pp. 77–78

Howard, Thomas Albert, Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W.M.L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), European Journal of Theology 11, pp. 81–82

Ninow, Friedbert, Indicators of Typology within the Old Testament: The Exodus Motif (Friedens­auer Schriftenreihe, A/4; Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2001), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 16, pp. 213–15

2001

Lalleman-de Winkel, H., Jeremiah in Prophetic Tradition: An Examination of the Book of Jeremiah in the Light of Israel’s Prophetic Traditions (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology, 26; Leuven: Peeters, 2000), Themelios 27.1, p. 51

Thompson, Thomas L., The Bible in History: How Writers Create a Past (London: Pimlico, 2000), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 15, pp. 111–12

2000

Alexander, T. D., The Servant King: The Bible’s Portrait of the Messiah (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1998), European Journal of Theology 9, p. 89

Bergen, Wesley J., Elisha and the End of Prophetism (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 286; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999), Themelios 25.3, pp. 80–81

Dassmann, Ernst, Werner H. Schmidt, et al. (eds), Jahrbuch für Biblische Theologie, vol. 14, Prophetie und Charisma (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1999), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 14, pp. 181–83

Schultz, Richard L., The Search for Quotation: Verbal Parallels in the Prophets (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 180; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 14, pp. 173–75

Seitz, Christopher R., Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998), European Journal of Theology 9, pp. 86–89

1999

Schart, Aaron, Die Entstehung des Zwölfprophetenbuchs: Neubearbeitungen von Amos im Rahmen schriftenübergreifender Redaktionsprozesse (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 260; Berlin: de Gruyter, 1998), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 13, pp. 105–108

1998

Alexander, T. Desmond, From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1995), European Journal of Theology 7, pp. 168–69

Schneider, Dieter, Das Buch der Psalmen, vol. 3, Psalm 101 bis 150 (Wuppertaler Studienbibel; Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus Verlag, 1997), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 12, pp. 197–98

1997

Barton, John, Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2nd edn, 1996), European Journal of Theology 6, pp. 172–74

Schneider, Dieter, Das Buch der Psalmen, vol. 2, Psalm 51 bis 100 (Wuppertaler Studienbibel; Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus Verlag, 1996), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 11, pp. 184–85

Wright, Tom, The Lord and His Prayer (London: Triangle, 1996), Many to Many 20, p. 25

1996

Emmerson, Grace (ed.), Prophets and Poets: A Companion to the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament (Oxford: Bible Reading Fellowship, 1994), Churchman 110, pp. 281–82

Longman, Tremper, III, and Daniel G. Reid, God is a Warrior (Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology; Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1995), Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 10, pp. 213–15

Martens, Elmer A., God’s Design: A Focus on Old Testament Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2nd edn, 1994), Churchman 110, pp. 282–84

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