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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Monograph Series
Between 1946 and 2001, the Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series (SBLMS) published book-length studies by mature scholars on biblical texts, theological themes, critical methodologies, and related topics. SBLMS was continued under a new series title, Studies in Biblical Literature.


Complete Series List


The Elders of the City: A Study of the Elders-Laws in Deuteronomy
by Timothy M. Willis, 2001, SBLMS 55

Cloth
The Riddles of Jesus in John: A Study in Tradition and Folklore
by Tom Thatcher, 2000, SBLMS 53

Cloth
The Meal Scenes in Luke-Acts: An Audience-Oriented Approach
by John Paul Heil, 1999, SBLMS 52
Paperback
The Formation of the Book of Jeremiah: Doublets and Recurring Phrases
by Geoffrey H. Parke-Taylor, 2000, SBLMS 51

Cloth
The Anterior Construction of Classical Hebrew
by Ziony Zevit, 1998, SBLMS 50
Paperback
Scribing the Center: Organization and Redaction in Deuteronomy 14:1-17:13
by William Morrow, 1995, SBLMS 49

Cloth
Family 1739 in Acts
by Thomas C. Geer Jr., 1994, SBLMS 48
Paperback
Monarchy and Religious Institution in Israel under Jeroboam I
by Wesley Irwin Toews, 1993, SBLMS 47
Paperback
Cracking the Gnostic Code: The Powers in Gnosticism
by Walter Wink, 1993, SBLMS 46
Paperback
The Word in the World: The Cosmological Tale in the Fourth Gospel
by Adele Reinhartz, 1992, SBLMS 45
Paperback Cloth
From D to Q: A Study of Early Jewish Interpretations of Solomon's Dream at Gibeon
by David Mclain Carr, 1991, SBLMS 44

Cloth
Linguistic Evidence for the Northern Origin of Selected Psalms
by Gary A. Rendsburg, 1990, SBLMS 43
Paperback
The Laments of Jeremiah and Their Contexts: A Literary and Redactional Study of Jeremiah 11-20
by Mark S. Smith, 1990, SBLMS 42
Paperback
The Griesbach Hypothesis and Redaction Criticism
by Sherman E. Johnson, 1991, SBLMS 41
Paperback
The Redaction of the Books of Esther: On Reading Composite Texts
by Michael V. Fox, 1991, SBLMS 40
Paperback
Centripetal and Centrifugal Structures in Biblical Poetry
by Daniel Grossberg, 1989, SBLMS 39
Paperback Cloth
The Eschatological Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Study of the Rule of the Congregation
by Lawrence H. Schiffman, 1989, SBLMS 38
Paperback
God on the Mountain: A Study of Redaction, Theology and Canon in Exodus 19-24
by Thomas B. Dozeman, 1989, SBLMS 37
Paperback
In an Age of Prose: A Literary Approach to Ezra-Nehemiah
by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, 1988, SBLMS 36
Paperback
Neither on This Mountain Nor in Jerusalem: A Study of John 4
by Hendrikus Boers, 1988, SBLMS 35
Paperback
Asherah and the Cult of Yahweh in Israel
by Saul M. Olyan, 1988, SBLMS 34
Paperback
Luke-Acts and the Jews: Conflict, Apology, and Conciliation
by Robert L. Brawley, 1987, SBLMS 33
Paperback
Reconstructing the Tradition of Sophia in Gnostic Literature
by Deidre J. Good, 1987, SBLMS 32

Cloth
Textual Connections in Acts
by Stephen H. Levinsohn, 1987, SBLMS 31

Cloth
Enosh and His Generation: Pre-Israelite Hero and History in Postbiblical Interpretation
by Steven D. Fraade, 1984, SBLMS 30

Cloth
The Emergence of Israel in Canaan
by Baruch Halpern, 1986, SBLMS 29
Out of Print
Ben Sira and Demotic Wisdom
by Jack T. Sanders, 1983, SBLMS 28
Paperback
Sin and Judgment in the Prophets: A Stylistic and Theological Analysis
by Patrick D. Miller Jr., 1982, SBLMS 27
Paperback
Let Wives Be Submissive: The Domestic Code in l Peter
by David L. Balch, 1981, SBLMS 26
Paperback
A Wandering Aramean: Collected Aramaic Essays
by Joseph A. Fitzmyer, 1979, SBLMS 25
Out of Print
The Midrash Pesher of Habakkuk
by William H. Brownlee, 1979, SBLMS 24
Paperback
Late Israelite Prophecy: Studies in Deutero-Prophetic Literature and in Chronicles
by David L. Petersen, 1978, SBLMS 23
Paperback
The Elohist and North Israelite Traditions
by Alan W. Jenks, 1977, SBLMS 22
Paperback
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Critical History of Research
by H. Dixon Slingerland, 1977, SBLMS 21
Out of Print
Literary Patterns, Theological Themes and the Genre of Luke-Acts
by Charles H. Talbert, 1975, SBLMS 20
Paperback
Imperialism and Religion: Assyria, Judah and Israel in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C.E.
by Morton (Mordechai) Cogan, 1974, SBLMS 19
Out of Print
Glory at the Right Hand: Psalm 110 in Early Christianity
by David M. Hay, 1973, SBLMS 18
Paperback
The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis: Heracleon's Commentary on John
by Elaine H. Pagels, 1973, SBLMS 17
Paperback
Moses in Greco-Roman Paganism
by John G. Gager, 1972, SBLMS 16
Paperback
Peter's Pentecost Discourse: Tradition and Lukan Reinterpretation in Peter's Speeches of Acts 2 and 3
by Richard F. Zehnle, 1972, SBLMS 15
Out of Print
The Hebrew Verbless Clause in the Pentateuch
by Francis I. Andersen, 1970, SBLMS 14
Out of Print
The Problem of Curse in the Hebrew Bible
by Herbert Chanan Brichto, 1963, SBLMS 13
Paperback
The Greek of the Gospel of Mark
by John Charles Doudna, 1961, SBLMS 12
Paperback
The Text of Habakkuk in the Ancient Commentary from Qumran
by William H. Brownlee, 1959, SBLMS 11
Paperback
The Mosaic Eschatological Prophet
by Howard M. Teeple, 1957, SBLMS 10
Paperback
A Study of the Language of the Biblical Psalms
by Matitiahu Tsevat, 1955, SBLMS 9
Paperback
The Exegetical Method of the Greek Translator of the Book of Job
by Donald H. Gard, 1952, SBLMS 8
Paperback
Torah in the Messianic Age and/or the Age to Come
by W. D. Davies, 1952, SBLMS 7
Paperback
Tannaitic Parallels to the Gospels
by Morton Smith, 1951, SBLMS 6
Paperback
Index of Articles on the New Testament and the Early Church: Published in Festschriften
by Bruce M. Metzger, 1951, SBLMS 5
Out of Print
The Date and Composition of Ezekiel
by Carl Gordon Howie, 1950, SBLMS 4
Paperback
The Peshitto of Second Samuel
by Donald M. Englert, 1949, SBLMS 3
Paperback
Prayer in the Apocrypha and Psueudepigrapha
by Norman B. Johnson, 1948, SBLMS 2
Paperback
The Lives of the Prophets: Greek Text and Translation
by Charles Cutler Torrey, 1946, SBLMS 1
Paperback
Gaps in the numbering of volumes in the series indicate that a title is out of print or has been accepted for publication but not yet published.
 
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