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Review of Biblical Literature Blog


The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL), founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields. Appearing in this digital form and in print, RBL is comprehensive, international, and timely.
  • Comprehensive: RBL includes reviews of various topical studies, multi-author volumes, reference works, commentaries, dictionaries, bible translations, software, and other resources for the classroom and research. Multiple and contrasting reviews are often presented. The material reviewed and our reviewers come from varied academic, social, and religious perspectives.

  • International: RBL provides a forum for international scholarly exchange and cutting edge innovations with reviews of German, French, Italian, and English books as well as reviews in those languages. Our editorial board includes members from across the globe.

  • Timely: RBL produces reviews of the most recent titles in biblical studies, using the technology of the internet and allowing readers to stay current with the freshest trends in the field.

  • Authoritative: RBL reviews are written by the most qualified scholars available, whether a member of the SBL or the broader scholarly guild, and are vetted to ensure their quality by a highly regarded editorial board.

Featured Titles
The following are the featured titles for the week.


Reception History, Tradition and Biblical Interpretation: Gadamer and Jauss in Current Practice

The “Nocturnal Side of Science” in David Friedrich Strauss’s Life of Jesus Critically Examined

The Meaning of the Letter of Aristeas: In Light of Biblical Interpretation and Grammatical Tradition, and with Reference to Its Historical Context

Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept


 
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