Judaism

 

The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, by John J. Collins

The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, by John J. Collins

The first edition of John Collins’ Apocalyptic Imagination was published more than 30 years ago. The second edition was published seventeen years ago. The third edition updates this time-tested textbook to take account of the last seventeen years of scholarship, which has shown immense interest in apocalyptic literature and its relevance for New Testament interpretation….

IVP Bible Background Commentaries: Old and New Testaments

IVP Bible Background Commentaries: Old and New Testaments

Craig Keener’s Bible Background Commentary has sold over half a million copies. It was first published in 1993 and has been of great assistance to students and pastors for a quick reference to the background issues at stake in a certain passage. What’s the deal with head coverings? Baptism for the dead? Who are the Epicureans? What was Ephesus like, and what is the Temple of Artemis? These are questions that you could certainly Wikipedia in a jam, but why not allow a seasoned scholar who focuses on NT background explain it for you? And he does it in one not-so-large volume!

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume I

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume I

James H. Charlesworth, the Princeton Professor and editor of the standard two volume The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, noted that the recently¬†edited volume,¬†Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume I, is “…high on the list of the most important publications in biblical studies over the past twenty-five years” (xi). Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, and Alexander Panayotov have together produced an exciting addition to the area of Old Testament Pseudepigrapha studies….