Book Reviews

Brill Press

The Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries by Uri Gabbay | Brill’s New Pauly: The Early Mediterranean World, 1200-600 BC edited by Anne-Maria Wittke | Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic edited by David Frankfurter | Knowledge and Rhetoric in Medical Commentary: Ancient Mesopotamian Commentaries on a Handbook of Medical Diagnosis (Sa-gig) by John Z. Wee

Yale University Press

Revelation and Authority by Benjamin D. Sommer | The Responsive Self by Susan Niditch | How the Bible Became Holy by Michael L. Satlow | Alexander to Constantine by Eric Meyers and Mark Chancey | Before Religion by Brent Nongbri | Joshua 1-12 by Thomas Dozeman | Ruth: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary by Jeremy Schipper | Xerxes by Richard Stoneman | Women’s Divination in the Hebrew Bible by Esther J. Hamori | Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine by Karel van der Toorn

Oxford University Press
A Prophet Like Moses by Jeffrey Stackert | Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology | The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition by Debra Scoggins Ballentine | Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions by Catherine Bell | The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture by Jeremy Smoak | Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible edited by Saul Olyan | How Repentance Became Biblical by David A. Lambert | The Epistle to Diognetus (With the Fragment of Quadratus: Introduction, Text, and Commentary edited by Clayton N. Jefford  | Historical and Biblical Israel by Reinhard G. Kratz | An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus by Will Kynes | Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine by Karel van der Toorn | The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible by William M. Schniedewind | The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western History by Jon Stewart | The Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch edited by Joel S. Baden and Jeffrey Stackert | Making a Case: The Practical Roots of Biblical Law by Sara J. Milstein |

Intervarsity Press

Return to Me: A Biblical Theology of Repentance by Mark J. Boda | A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion by Gary Burge | The Lost World of Adam and Eve by John Walton | Ruth by L. Daniel Hawk | Identity and Idolatry: The Image of God and its Inversion by Richard Lints | An Introduction to the Old Testament: Exploring Text, Approachs & Issues by John Goldingay | Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah

Mohr Siebeck

Egypt as a Monster in the Book of Ezekiel by Safwat Marzouk | The Vision in Job 4 and Its Role in the Book by Ken Brown | Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah by Simeon Chavel | Reading David and Goliath in Greek and Hebrew by Benjamin Johnson | Religion in the Achaemenid Persian Empire edited by Diana Edelman | From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah by Jonathan S. Milgram | From Adapa to Enoch by Seth Sanders


Theologies of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals by Thomas Jay Oord | Ancient Near East: The Basics by Daniel C. Snell | Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book edited by Tavis DeCook and Alan Galey | The Origin of Heresy by Robert M. Royalty | The Age of Agade by Benjamin R. Foster | Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age by Emanuel Pfoh | The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions edited by Eric Orlin | Being a Man: Negotiating Constructs of Ancient Masculinity edited by Ilona Zsolnay | Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms by Jacqueline Vayntrub

Westminster John Knox Press

Hidden Riches by Christopher B. Hays | Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition edited and translated by Michael D. Coogan and Mark Smith | From Maccabees to the Mishnah, Third Edition by Shaye Cohen | Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea by Samuel Adams


The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel edited by Susan Niditch | Prophetic Literature: From Oracles to Books by Ronald Troxel

Cambridge University Press

Biblical narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law by Jane Kanarek | In God’s Image by Yair Lorberbaum

Harrassowitz Verlag

The God Enki in Sumerian Royal Ideology and Mythology by Peeter Espak | Assessing Biblical and Classical Sources for the Reconstruction of Persian Influence, History and Culture by Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley | Goliath’s Legacy by Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spanò | Lords of Asia Minor by Annick Payne and Jorit Wintjes | The Anti-Witchcraft Ritual Maqlû: The Cuneiform Sources of a Magic Ceremony from Ancient Mesopotamia by Daniel Schwemer | Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research edited by Matthias Armgardt et. al. | Corpus of Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian Incantations by Elyze Zomer


History of the Cuneiform Lexical Tradition by Niek Veldhuis | Ancient Mesopotamian Religion: A Descriptive Introduction by Ivan Hrůša | Masculinities and Third Gender: The Origins and Nature of an Institutionalized Gender Otherness in the Ancient Near East by Ilan Peled


Finding Myth and History in the Bible edited by Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spanò, Chiara Peri, and Jim West | A History of Biblical Israel by Ernst Axel Knauf and Phillippe Guillaume | Leadership, Social Memory and Judean Discourse in the Fifth-Second Centuries BCE edited by Diana Edelman


Strong as Death is Love by Robert Alter

Zondervan Academic

Ruth by Daniel Block

De Gruyter

Priestly Rule by Nathan MacDonald | Religion and Ideology in Assyria by Beate Pongratz-Leisten | Evil and Death edited by Beate Ego Translation as Scholarship by C. Jay Crisostomo | Documentality: New Approaches to Written Literature in Imperial Life and Literature edited by Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, Scott J. DiGiulio, and Inger N. I. Kuin | Ezekiel’s Visionary Temple in Babylonian Context by Tova Ganzel


Gods, Kings, and Merchants in Old Mesopotamia Babylonia by Dominique Charpin | A History of the Kingdom of Israel by Edward Lipinski | From Prophet to Priest: The Characterization of Aaron in the Pentateuch by James Findlay | A History of the Kingdom of Israel by Edward Lipinski

CDL Press

Festivals and Calendars of the Ancient Near East by Mark E. Cohen

University Pennsylvania Press/Eisenbrauns

The Sea in the Greek Imagination by Marie-Claire Beaulieu | Cuneiform in Canaan: The Next Generation edited by Wayne Horowitz, Takayoshi Oshima, and Seth Sanders | A Corpus of Ammonite Inscriptions, 2nd edition edited by Walter E. Aufrecht

Stanford University Press

The Jews and the Bible by Jean-Christophe Attias

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Goddesses in Context by Julia M. Asher-Greve and Joan Goodnick Westenholz | The Perspective from Mt. Sinai: The Book of Jubilees and Exodus by Betsy Halpern-Amaru| Expanding Ezekiel by Timothy P. Mackie | Commentary and Authority in Mesopotamia and Qumran by Bronson Brown-deVost

Fabrizio Serra Editore

Approaching Rituals in Ancient Cultures edited by Claus Ambos and Lorenzo Verderame

Princeton Press

Philosophy Before the Greeks by Marc Van De Mieroop

Wilhelm Fink

The Materiality of Magic edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer

Fortress Press

A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible by Ryan P. Bonfiglio | First Isaiah by J. J. M. Roberts


The Epic of Gilgamesh (2nd edition) edited and translated by Benjamin Foster


A Wayside Shrine in Northern Moab: Excavations in Wadi ath-Thamad edited by P.M. Michèle Daviau and Margreet L. Steiner | Inhabiting the Promised Land by Margreet L. Steiner


Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk edited by Christine Proust and John Steele


BibleWorks 10

Pegasus Books

The Pharaoh’s Treasure: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization by John Gaudet


Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition | Kings of Israel by Funhill Games


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