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New SBL Books
Biblical Studies

John T. Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, and Herrie F. van Rooy, editors

David G. Burke, editor
 
Henning Graf Reventlow, Leo G. Perdue (Translator)

Henning Graf Reventlow, James O. Duke (Translator)
 
Experientia, Volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity
Frances Flannery, Colleen Shantz, and Rodney A. Werline, editors
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Matthew, James, and Didache: Three Related Documents in Their Jewish and Christian Settings
Huub van de Sandt and Jürgen K. Zangenberg, editors
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The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation
Dietmar Neufeld, editor
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Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies
Roland Boer, editor
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Reading Other-wise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with their Communities
Gerald O. West, editor
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Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible
Christiana de Groot and Marion Ann Taylor, editors
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This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies
Hector Avalos, Sarah J. Melcher, and Jeremy Schipper, editors
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Ancient Near East

Harry A. Hoffner Jr.
 
Robert K. Ritner
 
Approaching Yehud: New Approaches to the Study of the Persian Period
Jon L. Berquist, editor
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Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt
Elizabeth Frood
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The Hittites and Their World
Billie Jean Collins
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The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel
Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar
Edited by Brian B. Schmidt

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Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel
Richard J. Clifford, editor
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Hebrew Bible & Judaism
 
Scott B. Noegel and Gary A. Rendsburg
 
David A. Bernat
 
The "Mysteries" of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Samuel I. Thomas
 
"They Shall Purify Themselves": Essays on Purity in Early Judaism
Susan Haber, and Adele Reinhartz, editor
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Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Conversations and Controversies of Antiquity
Dorothy M. Peters
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Studia Philonica Annual XX, 2008
David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, editors
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The Chronicler's Genealogies: Towards an Understanding of 1 Chronicles 1–9
James T. Sparks
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Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations
Carleen R. Mandolfo
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The Early Monarchy in Israel: The Tenth Century B.C.E.
Walter Dietrich and Joachim Vette
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Seeking the Favor of God, Volume 2: The Development of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism
Mark J. Boda, Daniel K. Falk, and Rodney A. Werline, editors
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Studia Philonica Annual XIX, 2007
David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, editors
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New Testament & Christianity

Jerome Murphy-O’Connor
 
Philodemus, On Death
W. Benjamin Henry
 
John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Cornelia B. Horn and Robert R. Phenix Jr.
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As It Is Written: Studying Paul's Use of Scripture
Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Stanley
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The Text of the Gospels in Clement of Alexandria
Carl P. Cosaert
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The “Belly-Myther” of Endor: Interpretations of 1 Kingdoms 28 in the Early Church
Rowan A. Greer and Margaret M. Mitchell
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Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ
John Paul Heil
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The Halakhah of Jesus of Nazareth according to the Gospel of Matthew

Phillip Sigal
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John, Jesus, and History, Volume 1: Critical Appraisals of Critical Views
Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, and Tom Thatcher
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The Lord's Supper in the New Testament
Albert Eichhorn with an introductory essay by Hugo Gressmann
Translated by Jeffrey F. Cayzer

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Peter in the Gospel of John: The Making of an Authentic Disciple
Bradford B. Blaine Jr.
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Philostorgius: Church History Philip R. Amidon
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The “We” Passages in the Acts of the Apostles
William Sanger Campbell
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Resources

An Introduction to Aramaic: Corrected Second Edition
Frederick E. Greenspahn

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Teaching the Bible through Popular Culture and the Arts
Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray, editors
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The Bible and the Contemporary World

Images of the Word: Hollywood’s Bible and Beyond
David Shepherd
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Writing and Reading War: Rhetoric, Gender, and Ethics in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames, editors
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Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts
Nancy C. Lee and Carleen Mandolfo, editors
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Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics
edited by Norman C. Habel and Peter Trudinger
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Last Stop before Antarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism in Australia, Second Edition
by Roland Boer
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Brown Judaic Studies

Zvi Jonathan Kaplan
 
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? French Jewry and the Problem of Church and State
Zvi Jonathan Kaplan
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Tangled Up in Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World
Yehudah Cohn 
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Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext
Anita Norich and Yaron Z. Eliav
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On the Scales of Righteousness: Neo-Babylonian Trial Law and the Book of Job
F. Rachel Magdalene
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The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi to Chronicles: A Translation with Introduction and Supercommentary
Yitzhak Berger
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 Brill Reprints
Stanley E. Porter
 
Stanley E. Porter
 
Bonnie Howe

Hebrews: Contemporary Methods—New Insights
Gabriella Gelardini
 
Mark W. Hamilton
 
Eldon Jay Epp

Salvation in the New Testament: Perspectives on Soteriology
Jan G. van der Watt, editor

Hindy Najman and Judith H. Newman, editors

Women in Ugarit and Israel: Their Social and Religious Position in the Context of the Ancient Near East
Hennie J. Marsman

We also invite reprint recommendations from members and especially from authors of out-of-print works (even titles not originally published by the SBL) and promise to expedite, as much as is possible, the reprinting of any special requests. For further information or to recommend a title for reprinting, please contact Billie Jean Collins.

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