Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (August 8, 2013)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature are detailed in the newsletter dated August 8 but arrived in my inbox only yesterday. These include: Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Judith Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin, eds., The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture, reviewed by Alan Avery-Peck Jan Joosten, Collected Studies on the Septuagint: From […]

Slaves at Home

Ezra and Nehemiah each provide their own distinct reports of the Jews’ return from Babylonian exile. Even if the portrayal of this return as a “second exodus” is not a particular, literary concern in these books,1 the narrative’s inclusion of elements like captivity, release, land resettlement, and covenant establishment certainly echo important features in the […]