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 | Deuteronomy and the Pentateuch by Jeffrey Stackert

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 | Documentality: New Approaches to Written Literature in Imperial Life and Literature edited by Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, Scott J. DiGiulio, and Inger N. I. Kuin | Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation by Mark J. P. Wolf

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 University Press

Philosophy Before the Greeks by Marc Van De Mieroop | How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others by T. M. Luhrmann

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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