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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.
Semeia Studies
Semeia Studies publishes scholarly monographs and collections of essays that represent the best of interdisciplinary biblical studies. Studies employing the methods and perspectives of linguistics, folklore studies, literary criticism, social anthropology, postmodern studies, and other comparable approaches are invited.

The Semeia Studies editorial board is led by series editor Gerald O. West (University of Kwazulu-Natal) and includes the following members:

Pablo Andiñach, Instituto Universitario ISEDET 
Fiona Black, Mount Allison University
Denise K. Buell, Williams College
Gay L. Byron, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Steed V. Davidson, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Masiiwa Ragies Gunda, Bamberg University
Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, United Faculty of Theology
Yak-Hwee Tan, Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

For more information about publishing a book in this series, contact Gerald O. West .  

For a complete list of titles available in this series and a PDF form for establishing a standing order, click here.

Mark, Mutuality, and Mental Health: Encounters with Jesus
by Simon Mainwaring, 2014, SemeiaSt 79
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Memory and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Conversation with Barry Schwartz
edited by Tom Thatcher, 2014, SemeiaSt 78
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Island, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations
edited by Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson, 2015, SemeiaSt 77
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Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1–3
edited by Caroline Vander Stichele (and Susanne Scholz, 2014, SemeiaSt 76
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Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging Readings from Oceania
edited by Jione Havea, David J. Neville, and Elaine M. Wainwright, 2014, SemeiaSt 75
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The Bible and Posthumanism
edited by Jennifer L. Koosed, 2014, SemeiaSt 74
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Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics
edited by Richard J. Bautch and Jean-François Racine, 2013, SemeiaSt 73
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Fragile Dignity: Intercontextual Conversations on Scriptures, Family, and Violence
edited by L. Juliana Claassens and Klaas Spronk, 2013, SemeiaSt 72
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Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective
by Hans Leander, 2013, SemeiaSt 71
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Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step
edited by Roland Boer, 2013, SemeiaSt 70
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Ideology, Culture, and Translation
edited by Scott S. Elliott and Roland Boer, 2012, SemeiaSt 69
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Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematics, Objectives, Strategies
edited by Francisco Lozada Jr. and Fernando F. Segovia, 2014, SemeiaSt 68
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Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship
edited by Teresa J. Hornsby and Ken Stone, 2011, SemeiaSt 67
The Future of the Biblical Past
edited by Roland Boer and Fernando F. Segovia, 2012, SemeiaSt 66
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The Bible in/and Popular Culture: A Creative Encounter
edited by Philip Culbertson and Elaine M. Wainwright, 2010, SemeiaSt 65
Last Stop before Anarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism in Australia, 2nd ed.
by Roland Boer, 2008, SemeiaSt 64
Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies
edited by Roland Boer, 2007, SemeiaSt 63
Reading Other-wise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with Their Local Communities
edited by Gerald O. West, 2007, SemeiaSt 62
Mother Goose, Mother Jones, Mommie Dearest: Biblical Mothers and Their Children
edited by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Tina Pippin, 2009, SemeiaSt 61
Oral Performance, Popular Tradition, and Hidden Transcript in Q
edited by Richard Horsley, 2006, SemeiaSt 60
The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation
edited by Alejandro F. Botta and Pablo R. Andiñach, 2009, SemeiaSt 59
Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations
by Carleen R. Mandolfo, 2007, SemeiaSt 58
They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism
edited by Randall C. Bailey, Tat-Siong Benny Liew, and Fernando F. Segovia, 2009, SemeiaSt 57
Text, Image, and Otherness in Children's Bibles: What Is in the Picture?
edited by Caroline Vander Stichele and Hugh S. Pyper, 2012, SemeiaSt 56
This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies
edited by Hector Avalos, Sarah Melcher, and Jeremy Schipper, 2007, SemeiaSt 55
Images of the Word: Hollywood’s Bible and Beyond
edited by David Shepherd, 2008, SemeiaSt 54
Marks of an Apostle: Deconstruction, Philippians, and Problematizing Pauline Theology
by James A. Smith, 2005, SemeiaSt 53
Memory, Tradition, and Text: Uses of the Past in Early Christianity
edited by Alan Kirk and Tom Thatcher, 2005, SemeiaSt 52
The Recycled Bible: Autobiography, Culture, and the Space Between
edited by Fiona C. Black, 2006, SemeiaSt 51
Approaching Yehud: New Approaches to the Study of the Persian Period
edited by Jon L. Berquist, 2007, SemeiaSt 50
Hidden Transcripts and the Arts of Resistance: Applying the Work of James C. Scott to Jesus and Paul
edited by Richard A. Horsley, 2004, SemeiaSt 48
Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Antiquity
edited by Jonathan A. Draper, 2004, SemeiaSt 47
Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Southern Africa
edited by Jonathan A. Draper, 2003, SemeiaSt 46
New Testament Masculinities
edited by Stephen D. Moore and Janice Capel Anderson, 2003, SemeiaSt 45
Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible
edited by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, 2003, SemeiaSt 44
Levinas and Biblical Studies
edited by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Gary A. Phillips, and David Jobling, 2003, SemeiaSt 43
Yet with a Steady Beat: Contemporary U.S. Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation
edited by Randall C. Bailey, 2003, SemeiaSt 42
Elusions of Control: Biblical Law on the Words of Women
by Jione Havea, 2003, SemeiaSt 41
Knowing Kings: Knowledge, Power, and Narcissism in the Hebrew Bible
by Stuart Lasine, 2001, SemeiaSt 40
Dynamics of Diselection: Ambiguity in Genesis 12-36 and Ethnic Boundaries in Post-exilic Judah
by R. Christopher Heard, 2001, SemeiaSt 39
Mikhail Bakhtin and Biblical Scholarship: An Introduction
by Barbara Green, 2000, SemeiaSt 38
The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation, and Biblical Interpretation
edited by Fiona C. Black, Roland Boer, and Eric Runions, 1999, SemeiaSt 36
Ethnic Myths and Pentateuchal Foundations: A New Approach to the Formation of the Pentateuch
by E. Theodore Mullen Jr., 1997, SemeiaSt 35
Prophecy and Prophets: The Diversity of Contemporary Issues in Scholarship
edited by Yehoshua Gitay, 1997, SemeiaSt 33
Political Satire in the Bible
by Ze'ev Weisman, 1998, SemeiaSt 32
Responsa: Literary History of a Rabbinic Genre
by Peter J. Haas, 1996, SemeiaSt 31

Jameson and Jeroboam
by Roland Boer, 1996, SemeiaSt 30

The Structure and Persuasive Power of Mark: A Linguistic Approach
by John G. Cook, 1995, SemeiaSt 28
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Discourse Analysis of Biblical Literature: What It Is and What It Offers
edited by Walter R. Bodine, 1995, SemeiaSt 27
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Voices from Amsterdam: A Modern Tradition of Reading Biblical Narrative
edited by Martin Kessler, 1994, SemeiaSt 26
The Hebrew Bible in Its Social World and in Ours
by Norman K. Gottwald, 1993, SemeiaSt 25
Narrative History and Ethnic Boundaries: The Deuteronomistic Historian and the Creation of Israelite National Identity
by E. Theodore Mullen Jr., 1993, SemeiaSt 24
Themes and Variations: A Study of Action in Biblical Narrative
by Robert C. Culley, 1992, SemeiaSt 23

Elijah and Elisha in Socioliterary Perspective
edited by Robert B. Coote, 1992, SemeiaSt 22
Text and Tradition: The Hebrew Bible and Folklore
edited by Susan Niditch, 1990, SemeiaSt 20
The Religious Dimensions of Biblical Texts: Greimas's Structural Semiotics and Biblical Exegesis
by Daniel Patte, 1990, SemeiaSt 19

Signs and Wonders: Biblical Texts in Literary Focus
edited by J. Cheryl Exum, 1989, SemeiaSt 18
Paul and the Irony of Affliction
by Karl A. Plank, 1987, SemeiaSt 17
The Future of Biblical Studies: The Hebrew Scriptures
edited by Richard Elliott Friedman and H. G. M. Williamson, 1987, SemeiaSt 16
Text and Reality: Aspects of Reference in Biblical Texts
by Bernard C. Lategan and Willem S. Vorster, 1985, SemeiaSt 14

Semantics of New Testament Greek
by J. P. Louw, 1982, SemeiaSt 11
The Biblical Mosaic: Changing Perspectives
edited by Robert Polzin and Eugene Rothman, 1982, SemeiaSt 10
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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