The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review, Part 3

This is the third and final part of my review of the Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The fifth and final part of the book which looks at the reception and use of the HB/OT is the most uneven part of this volume. The first three chapters sit together well, although all three… Read More The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review, Part 3

The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review, Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part review of the Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the first part can be found here. This post covers the nine chapters which cover the key subcollections and genres of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (HB/OT). Part IV: Subcollections and genres Chapter 9: The Pentateuch and Israelite… Read More The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review, Part 2

The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 540pp. pb. £21.99, ISBN 978-0-521-70965-1. I should declare at the outset that I was sent a review copy of this book by the publisher. This post is the first of three which review The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at length. Each post looks at around one… Read More The Cambridge Companion to The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A Review

Beautiful Lord: An Advent Reflection on Revelation 1:12‒18

What is Beauty? Beauty tends to be something that is peripheral to Western society and culture today. At least that is my view. When things are marginal there is a danger that they are neglected. Worse still, in an age of soundbites we might define important things by a short saying or an aphorism. In… Read More Beautiful Lord: An Advent Reflection on Revelation 1:12‒18

A Review of ‘The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion’, Edited by John Barton

  The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion Edited by John Barton Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 632pp. hb. £34.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15471-8 Introduction At the outset of this review I need to declare one presupposition and a potential source of bias—I read the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture and I was supplied with a review copy… Read More A Review of ‘The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion’, Edited by John Barton

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A Review of ‘A Short Dictionary of the Psalms’

Jean-Pierre Prévost, A Short Dictionary of the Psalms, translated by Mary Misrahi, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1997, i–xiv, 90 pages. This short béook has much to commend it. Its sizes makes it a rather unusual dictionary and it cannot be seen as a comprehensive introduction to the psalms. As its title suggests, however, it… Read More A Review of ‘A Short Dictionary of the Psalms’