Loving one’s neighbor in JBL and elsewhere

The most recent issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature carries Matthew Goldstone’s essay “Rebuke, Lending, and Love: An Early Exegetical Tradition on Leviticus 19:17–18” (307–21). According to the abstract, In this article I posit the presence of an early Jewish exegesis of Lev 19:17–18 preserved in the Tannaitic midrash known as Sifra, which is […]

Gaventa, “Romans 13”

The newest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature contains Beverly Gaventa’s essay, “Reading Romans 13 with Simone Weil: Toward a More Generous Hermeneutic.” According to the abstract, Simone Weil’s interpretation of the Iliad as a “poem of force” has resonances with Rom 1–8, reinforcing the question of how Rom 13:1–7 belongs in the larger argument […]

Journal of Biblical Literature 134, no. 1

The latest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature includes: Athalya Brenner-Idan, “Introduction to the Presidential Address” Fernando F. Segovia, “Presidential Address: Criticism in Critical Times: Reflections on Vision and Task” Duane E. Smith, “The Divining Snake: Reading Genesis 3 in the Context of Mesopotamian Ophiomancy” David E. S. Stein, “A Rejoinder concerning Genesis 3:6 […]

Journal of Biblical Literature 133, no. 2

The Journal of Biblical Literature 133, no. 2 includes: Joram Mayshar, “Who Was the Toshav?” Amitai Baruchi-Unna, “Two Clearings of Goats (1 Kings 20:27): An Interpretation Supported by an Akkadian Parallel” Ryan E. Stokes, “Satan, Yhwh’s Executioner” Saul M. Olyan, “Jehoiakim’s Dehumanizing Interment as a Ritual Act of Reclassification” John L. McLaughlin, “Is Amos (Still) among the […]

Journal of Biblical Literature 132, no. 3

The upcoming issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature is set to include the following: Mark F. Whitters, “Baruch as Ezra in 2 Baruch“ Brian R. Doak, “Ezekiel’s Topography of the (Un-)Heroic Dead in Ezekiel 32:17–32” Ruth Sheridan, “Issues in the Translation of оἱ ̓Iоυαῖоι in the Fourth Gospel” Andrew T. Lincoln, “Luke and Jesus’ Conception: […]

Journal of Biblical Literature 132, no. 2

The Journal of Biblical Literature 132, no. 2 includes: C. L. Seow, “An Exquisitely Poetic Introduction to the Psalter” Mark Leuchter, “Genesis 38 in Social and Historical Perspective” Brian C. Dennert, “Hanukkah and the Testimony of Jesus’ Works (John 10:22–39)” Joshua Berman, “Histories Twice Told: Deuteronomy 1–3 and the Hittite Treaty Prologue Tradition” Jeremy Schipper, “Interpreting the […]