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  • Ehud Ben Zvi
    Dear all, I am glad to announce the recent publication of the following reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: Day, Linda M., Esther (Abingdon Old
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 30, 2006
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      Dear all,

      I am glad to announce the recent publication of the following reviews in
      the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures:

      Day, Linda M., Esther (Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries;
      Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005). (Reviewed by Gerald A. Klingbeil)

      Dever, William G., Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk
      Religion in Ancient Israel (Grand Rapids\Cambridge, UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans
      Publishing Co., 2005). (Reviewed by Steve Wiggins)

      Fried, Lisbeth S., The Priest and the Great King: Temple-Palace
      Relations in the Persian Empire (Biblical and Judaic Studies, Vol. 10;
      Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004). (Reviewed by Jeremiah Cataldo)

      Sparks, Kenton L., Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew
      Bible: A Guide to the Background Literature (Peabody: Hendrickson
      Publishers, 2005). (Reviewed by Mark S. Smith)

      Sweeney, Marvin A.,The Prophetic Literature (Interpreting
      Biblical Texts; Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005). (Reviewed by Joyce
      Rilett Wood)

      Vaughn, Andrew G. and Ann E. Killebrew, eds., Jerusalem in Bible
      and Archaeology: The First Temple Period (SBL Symposium Series 18;
      Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003). (Reviewed by Carl S.

      Wagenaar, Jan A., Origin and Transformation of the Ancient
      Israelite Festival Calendar (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur
      Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte, 6; Wiesbaden:
      Harrassowitz Verlag, 2005). (Reviewed by William K. Gilders)

      Wyatt, Nick, The Mythic Mind: Essays on Cosmology and Religion
      in Ugaritic and Old Testament Literature (BibleWorld Series;
      London/Oakville: Equinox, 2005). (Reviewed by Mark S. Smith)

      You can access the reviews through the main page of the journal

      or directly at http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_vol.html



      Ehud Ben Zvi
      Dept. of History and Classics
      University of Alberta
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      Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4

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    • christophe.nihan@unil.ch
      Dear All, I am glad to announce the publication of the following reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org). 1. Anderson, Gary A.,
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2011
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        Dear All,

        I am glad to announce the publication of the following
        reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

        1. Anderson, Gary A., Sin: A History (New Haven: Yale
        University Press, 2009). (Reviewed by Micah D. Kiel).

        2. Annus, Amar and Alan Lenzi, Ludlul bēl nēmeqi:
        The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer
        (State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts, 7; Publications
        of the Foundation for Finnish Assyriological Research, 2;
        Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010).
        REVIEW ARTICLE. (Reviewed by Victor Avigdor Hurowitz).

        3. Barrick, W. Boyd, BMH as Body Language: A Lexical and
        Iconographical Study of the Word BMH When not a Reference to
        Cultic Phenomena in Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew
        (LHBOTS, 477; London, New York: T&T Clark, 2008). (Reviewed
        by Elizabeth Hayes).

        4. Bernat, David A., Sign of the Covenant: Circumcision in
        the Priestly Tradition (Ancient Israel and its Literature 3;
        Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009). (Reviewed by
        Trent C. Butler).

        5. Bosworth, David A., The Story within a Story in Biblical
        Hebrew Narrative (CBQMS, 45; Washington D.C.: Catholic
        Biblical Association of America, 2008). (Reviewed by Shannon

        6. Cotrozzi, Stefano, Expect the Unexpected: Aspects of
        Pragmatic Foregrounding in Old Testament Narratives (LHBOTS,
        510: New York: T & T Clark, 2010). (Reviewed by Krzysztof J.

        7. Crane, Ashley S., Israel's Restoration: A
        Textual-Comparative Exploration of Ezekiel 36–39 (VTSup,
        122; Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008). (Reviewed by Iain M.

        8. Day, John (ed.), Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient
        Israel (LHBOTS, 531; New York: T & T Clark, 2010). (Reviewed
        by J. Todd Hibbard).

        9. Fischer, Stefan, Das Hohelied Salomos zwischen Poesie und
        Erzählung: Erzähltextanalyse eines poetischen Textes
        (FAT, 72; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010). (Reviewed by
        Matthias Hopf).

        10. Fleming, Daniel E. and Sara J. Milstein, The Buried
        Foundation of the Gilgamesh Epic: The Akkadian Huwawa
        Narrative (CM, 39; Leiden: Brill, 2010). (Reviewed by Scott
        C. Jones).

        11. Grabbe, Lester L. (ed.), Israel in Transition: From Late
        Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.) Volume 1. The
        Archaeology (LHBOTS, 491; ESHM, 7; New York: T&T Clark,
        2008). (Reviewed by Trent C. Butler).

        12. Nakhai, Beth Alpert (ed.), The World of Women in the
        Ancient and Classical Near East (Newcastle upon Tyne:
        Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008). (Reviewed by Elaine T.

        13. Green, Deborah A. and Laura S. Lieber (eds.), Scriptural
        Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious
        Imagination, Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane (Oxford:
        Oxford University Press, 2009). (Reviewed by William A.

        14. Hadjiev, Tchavdar S., The Composition and Redaction of
        the Book of Amos (BZAW, 393; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009).
        (Reviewed by Matthieu Richelle).

        15. Hagedorn, Anselm C. and Henrik Pfeiffer (eds.), Die
        Erzväter in der biblischen Tradition: Festschrift für
        Matthias Köckert (BZAW, 400; Berlin, de Gruyter, 2009).
        (Reviewed by Christophe Nihan).

        16. Halvorson-Taylor, Martien, Enduring Exile: The
        Metaphorization of Exile in the Hebrew Bible (VTSup, 141;
        Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2011). (Reviewed by John Ahn).

        17. Holmstedt, Robert D., Ruth: A Handbook on the Hebrew
        Text (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). (Reviewed by
        Anthony R. Pyles).

        18. Horsley, Richard A. (ed.), In the Shadow of Empire:
        Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance
        (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2008).
        (Reviewed by Jonathan Bernier).

        19. Janse, Sam, “You are My Son”: The Reception History
        of Psalm 2 in Early Judaism and the Early Church
        (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology, 51; Leuven:
        Peeters, 2009). (Reviewed by Scott C. Jones).

        20. Jones, Scott C., Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry
        (BZAW, 398; Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009).
        (Reviewed by August H. Konkel).

        21. Klauk, Hans-Josef, B. McGinn, P. Mendes-Flohr, C.-L.
        Seow, H. Spieckermann, B.D. Walfish, E. Ziolkowski (eds.)
        Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception:
        Aaron–Aniconism (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter,
        2009). (Reviewed by Stephen Westerholm).

        22. Knoppers, Gary N., and Kenneth A. Ristau (eds.),
        Community Identity in Judean Historiography: Biblical and
        Comparative Perspectives (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns,
        2009). (Reviewed by Steven J. Schweitzer).

        23. KUSATU (Kleine Untersuchengen zur Sprache des Alten
        Testaments und seiner Umwelt) 8.9 (2008). 11 2011 Westbrook,
        Raymond and Bruce Wells, Everyday Law in Biblical Israel: An
        Introduction (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2009).
        (Reviewed by John Cook).

        24. Meer, Michaël van der, Percy van Keulen, Wido van
        Peursen, and Bas ter Haar Romeny (eds.), Isaiah in Context:
        Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of
        his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (VTSup, 138; Leiden/Boston: Brill,
        2010). (Reviewed by J. Blake Couey).

        25. Moberly, R. W. L., The Theology of the Book of Genesis
        (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). (Reviewed by
        Tim Stone Greenport).

        26. Nicklas, Tobias, Friedrich V. Reiterer, and Joseph
        Verheyden (eds.), The Human Body in Death and Resurrection
        (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, Yearbook 2009;
        Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009). (Reviewed by Anke

        27. Oswald, Wolfgang, Nathan der Prophet: Eine Untersuchung
        zu 2Samuel 7 und 12 und 1Könige 1 (ATANT, 94; Zurich:
        Theologischer Verlag, 2008). (Reviewed by Jürg Hutzli).

        28. Petterson, Anthony R., Behold Your King: The Hope for
        the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (LHBOTS, 513;
        New York: T & T Clark, 2009). (Reviewed by Anna Suk Yee

        29. Russell, Stephen C., Images of Egypt in Early Biblical
        Literature: Cisjordan-Israelite, Transjordan-Israelite, and
        Judahite Portrayals (BZAW, 403; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter,
        2009). (Reviewed by Safwat Marzouk).

        30. Smith, Mark S., God in Translation: Deities in
        Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World (Grand
        Rapids, Mich./Cambridge,UK: William B. Eerdmans, 2010).
        (Reviewed by Michael W. Duggan).

        31. Smith, Richard G., The Fate of Justice and Righteousness
        During David's Reign: Narrative Ethics and Rereading the
        Court History According to 2 Samuel 8:15–20:26 (LHBOTS,
        508; New York, NY: T&T Clark, 2009). (Reviewed by Adam

        32. Tebes, Juan Manuel, Centro y Periferia en el mundo
        antiguo: El Negev y sus interacciones con Egipto, Asiria, y
        el Levante en la Edad del Hierro (1200-586 a.C.) (Ancient
        Near East Monographs, 1; 2nd ed.; Buenos Aires/Atlanta: SBL
        & CEHAO, 2008). (Reviewed by Romina Della Casa).

        33. Tooman, William A. and Michael A. Lyons (eds.),
        Transforming Visions: Transformations of Text, Tradition,
        and Theology in Ezekiel (Princeton Theological Monograph
        Series, 127; Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick, 2010). (Reviewed by
        Jason Gile).

        34. Trebolle Barrera, Julio and Susana Pottecher, Job
        (Madrid: Trotta, 2011). (Reviewed by Andrés Piquer Otero).

        35. Tuckett, Christopher (ed.), Feasts and Festivals
        (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology, 53; Leuven:
        Peeters, 2009). (Reviewed by Peter Altmann).

        36. Vialle, Catherine, Une analyse comparée d'Esther TM et
        LXX: Regard sur deux récits d'une même histoire (BETL,
        233; Leuven: Peeters, 2010). (Reviewed by Veronika

        37. Webster, Brian L., The Cambridge Introduction to
        Biblical Hebrew with CD-ROM (Cambridge: Cambridge University
        Press, 2009). (Reviewed by H. Daniel Zacharias).

        38. Westbrook, Raymond and Bruce Wells, Everyday Law in
        Biblical Israel: An Introduction Louisville, Ky.:
        Westminster John Knox, 2009). (Reviewed by David P. Wright ;
        reviewed by Victor H. Matthews).

        To access all published reviews directly please go to


        Also, I am glad to announce that JHS is now offering
        hypertext/ hyperlinked versions of all articles and reviews
        published from 1996 to 2009 (inclusive of 2009). We are
        currently working to include versions of the 2010/2011
        articles and reviews.


        Christophe Nihan
        Associate Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures


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