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Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text


Back in March, I mentioned Duane Garrett’s volume in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series on the text of Amos (see here). The current edition of the Review of Biblical Literature has a review on another monograph in the same series on the text of Malachi (see here). The review is generally positive, noting some of the negative aspects that I alluded to in my post. This looks like it will be another good resource, particularly for beginning Hebrew students.

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A Discussion about the Unity of the Twelve


A couple days ago I mentioned a book that I had just discovered entitled Two Sides of a Coin: Juxtaposing Views on Interpreting the Book of the Twelve / the Twelve Prophetic Books. Though I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on it yet, I have found some helpful reviews (The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures and Review of Biblical Literature).

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The Latest Review of Biblical Literature

Apoc                       Text crit

The most recent edition of the Review of Biblical Literature contains a couple worthwhile reads. Though a 2011 volume on Hosea was reviewed, it does not make my list of suggestions. While the book claims to take a fresh literary perspective on the text of Hosea, this approach is coupled with a feminist and psychoanalytical perspective; a combination that does not generally win my interest.

But, two monographs that do look appealing are Frederick J. Murphy’s Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introductionas well as Textual Criticism and Dead Sea Scrolls Studies in Honour of Julio Trebolle Barrera: Florilegium Complutense edited by Pablo A. Torijano Morales and Andrés Piquer Otero. I have referenced Murphy’s work before, but am glad to see it reviewed by both Adela Yarbro Collins and by Marius Nel, both of whom have dealt extensively with apocalyptic literature. The volume on textual criticism, reviewed by Andrea Ravasco, has a list of contributors that is nothing less than stellar. In each case, the reviews provide helpful summaries of the books.

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