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RLST 245 Research Paper (F. V. Greifenhagen): Ebook ideas (Critical works)

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Is there Theology in the Hebrew Bible?

Schmid, Konrad

Myth, History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

Cho, Paul K.

The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship

Greenspahn, Frederick E.

Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary and Cultural Study

Lynch, Matthew

Why did they Write this Way?  Reflections on References to Written Documents in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Literature

Stott, Katherine M.

The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible

Exum, J. Cheryl and David J. A. Clines

Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible

Toorn, K. van der.

Patterns of Destiny Narrative: Structures of Foundation and Doom in the Hebrew Bible

Sharon, Diane M.

Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences

Olyan, Saul M.

The Death Wish in the Hebrew Bible: Rhetorical Strategies for Survival

Levinson, Hanne Loland

Persons and Other Things: Exploring the Philosophy of the Hebrew Bible

Glouberman, M.

The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics: Humans, Nonhumans, and the Living Landscape

Joerstad, Mari

Ethical Ambiguity in the Hebrew Bible: Philosophical Analysis of Scriptural Narrative

Weiss, Shira

Royal Illness and Kingship Ideology in the Hebrew Bible

Cranz, Isabel

When Brothers Dwell Together: The Preeminence of Younger Siblings in the Hebrew Bible

Greenspahn, Frederick E

Literary Motifs and Patterns in the Hebrew Bible: Collected Studies

Talmon, Shemaryahu and Michael Segal

In God's Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible

Walzer, Michael

Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

Matthews, Victor Harold, et al.

War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence

Niditch, Susan

Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible: Patronymic, Metronymic, Legitimate and Illegitimate Relations

Gur-Klein, Thalia



Creation, Sin and Reconciliation: Reading Primordial and Patriarchal Narrative in the Book of Genesis

Letellier, Robert Ignatius

The Names of God: Poetic Readings in Biblical Beginnings

Brichto, Herbert Chanan

Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham

Pangle, Thomas L.

The Appeal of Exodus: The Characters God, Moses, and Israel in the Rhetoric of the Book of Exodus

Kurle, Stefan

The Book of Exodus: Composition, Reception and Interpretation

Dozeman, Thomas B., et al., eds.

Be a Blessing: The Theology of Work in the Narrative of Genesis

Ostring, Elizabeth Ellen

Banned Birds: The Birds of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14

Altmann, Peter

The Sacrificial Laws of Leviticus and the Joseph Story

Carmichael, Calum M.

Gleaning Ruth: A Biblical Heroine and her Afterlives

Koosed, Jennifer L.

The Faces of David

Noll, K.L

Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash

Yadin, Azzan

The Nowhere Bible: Utopia, Dystopia, Science

Uhlenbruch, Frauke

Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy

Glanville, Mark R.

Human Rights in Deuteronomy: With Special Focus on Slave Laws

Tsai, Daisy Yulin

"Israel Served the Lord": The Book of Joshua as Paradoxical Portrait of Faithful Israel

Billings, Rachel M.

Women of War, Women of Woe: Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters

Taylor, Marion Ann and Christiana De Groot, eds.

The Book of Judges

Brettler, Marc Zvi

A Feminist Companion to Judges

Brenner, Athalya, ed.

The Naomi Story - The Book of Ruth: From Gender to Politics

Giles, Terry and William J. Doan

Three Faces of Saul: An Intertextual Approach to Biblical Tragedy

Nicholson, Sarah

The Books of Esther: Structure, Genre, and Textual Integrity

Dorothy, Charles V.

The Invasion of Sennacherib in the Book of Kings: A Source-Critical and Rhetorical Study of 2 Kings 18-19

Evans, Paul S.

From Carmel to Horeb: Elijah in Crisis

Hauser, Alan J and Russell Gregory

Chronicles through the Centuries

French, Blaire A.

Chronicling the Chronicler: The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography

Evans, Paul S. and Tyler F. Williams

New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah: History and Historiography, Text, Literature and Interpretation

Kalimi, Isaac

Ezra the Scribe: The Development of Ezra 7-10 and Nehemiah 8

Pakkala, Juha

Esther: The Outer Narrative and the Hidden Reading

Grossman, Jonathan

The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation, and Esther

Beal, Timothy K.

The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Newsom, Carol A.

David in Distress: His Portrait through the Historical Psalms

Johnson, Vivian L.

The Book of Job: Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermaneutics

Batnitzky, Leora, and Ilana Pardes, eds.

Divine Aggression in Psalms and Inscriptions: Vengeful Gods and Loyal Kings

Cornell, Collin

The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship

DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy L.

Competing for Honor: A Social-Scientific Reading of Daniel 1-6

Kirkpatrick, Shane

The End of the Psalter: Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint

Brodersen, Alma

The Book of Proverbs and Virtue Ethics: Integrating the Biblical and Philosophical Traditions

Keefer, Arthur Jan

Toward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs: Selfishness and Secularity Reconsidered

Schwab, Zoltan S.

Interpreting Ecclesiastes: Readers Old and New

Dell, Katharine J

Qoheleth: The Ironic Wink

Crenshaw, James L.

Body as Landscape, Love as Intoxication: Conceptual Metaphors in the Song of Songs

Gault, Brian P.

Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes: Sex and Sophistry in the Old Testament :A New English Translation

Givon, Talmy

The Book of Isaiah: Enduring Questions Answered Anew: Essays Honoring Joseph Blenkinsopp and his Contribution to the Study of Isaiah

Bautch, Richard and Todd J. Hibbard, eds.

The Tale of the Prophet Isaiah: The Destiny and Meanings of an Apocryphal Text

Biliarski, Ivan

See and Read all these Words: The Concept of the Written in the Book of Jeremiah

Eggleston, Chad L.


Carroll, Robert P.

The Open Book and the Sealed Book: Jeremiah 32 and its Hebrew and Greek Recensions

Shead, Andrew G.

Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations

Mandolfo, Carleen

Jonah & Lamentations

Salters, R. B.


McKeating, Henry.

Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Mein, Andrew

Biblical Hebrew in Transition: The Language of the Book of Ezekiel

Rooker, Mark F.

Dreams, Riddles and Visions: Textual, Contextual, and Intertextual Approaches to the Book of Daniel

Segal, Michael

Glimpsing the Mystery: The Book of Daniel

Leung Lai, Barbara M.


The Prostitute and the Prophet: Hosea's Marriage in Literary-Theoretical Perspective

Sherwood, Yvonne

Prophecy, Poetry and Hosea

Morris, Gerald

From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence: A Rhetorical Reading of the Book of Joel

Barker, Joel

Joel: Scope, Genre(s), and Meaning

Troxel, Ronald L.

The Theology of the Book of Amos

Barton, John

Finding Meaning in the Text: Translation, Technique and Theology in the Septuagint of Amos

Glenny, W. Edward

In Conversation with Jonah: Conversation, Analysis, Literary Criticism and the Book of Jonah

Person, Raymond F.

The Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah

Jacobs, Mignon R.

Six Minor Prophets through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

Coggins, R. J. and Jin Hee Han

The Theology of the Books of Haggai and Zechariah

Foster, Robert L

Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets

Nogalski, James D

Visions and Eschatology: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Zechariah 1-6

Finitsis, Antonios

A Message from the Great King: Reading Malachi in Light of Ancient Persian Royal Messenger Texts from the Time of Xerxes

Fox, Michael R.

From Chaos to Restoration: An Integrative Reading of Isaiah 24-27

Johnson, Dan G.

Samuel and Kings: A Feminist Companion to the Bible

Brenner, Athalya, ed.

Prophets, Priests, and Promises: Essays on the Deuteronomistic history, Chronicles, and Ezra-Nehemiah

Knoppers, Gary N, et al.

God at War: Power in the Exodus Tradition

Dozeman, Thomas B.

Genesis and the Moses Story: Israel's Dual Origins in the Hebrew Bible

Schmid, Konrad

A More Perfect Torah: At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll

Levinson, Bernard


The Persuasive Appeal of the Chronicler: A Rhetorical Analysis

Duke, Rodney Kent

Melchizedek Passages in the Bible: A Case Study for Inner-Biblical and Inter-Biblical Interpretation

Chan, Alan Kam-Yau