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History of Israel

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Release date: 
April 1, 2017

Here an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship on the nature of apocalypticism for the variety of New Testament writings. Each ...

Release date: 
September 1, 2016

This concise commentary on the Apocrypha, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Tobit through 4 Maccabees) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Apocrypha introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

Release date: 
June 1, 2016

Current scholarly debate over the historical character of David's rule generally considers the biblical portrait to represent David as king of Judah first, and subsequently ...

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November 1, 2015

This second of two volumes on Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods focuses on the site excavations of towns and villages and what these excavations may tell us about the history of settlement in this important period. Each article includes site plans, diagrams, maps, and photographs of artifacts and structures.

Release date: 
June 1, 2015

Here V. George Shillington seeks to understand both James and Paul as Jews engaged in different but complementary missions and concludes that the tension between those missions indicates a conflict between different politics of identity.

Jaime L. Waters (Author)
Release date: 
June 1, 2015

Jaime L. Waters here examines the various personnel active in the construction and operation of threshing floors to draw a more complete picture of ancient Israelite social life.

Mark R. Sneed (Author)
Release date: 
June 1, 2015

The notion of a distinct "wisdom tradition" in ancient Israel has a long history—but does it have a basis in the evidence? Mark R. Sneed argues for a redefinition of the wisdom literature as a loosely cohering collection of books aimed at educating scribal apprentices in moral instruction and the art of living.

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