Review of Biblical Literature (September 30, 2012)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include the following: Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Steven Fassberg, The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Challa, reviewed by Aaron Koller Lisbeth S. Fried, ed., Was 1 Esdras First?: An Investigation into the Priority and Nature of 1 Esdras, reviewed by Andrew Steinmann Detlef Jericke, Regionaler Kult und lokaler […]

Praying with Jesus

To demonstrate the superiority of Jesus’ sacrifice to those previously offered under the Torah, the writer to the Hebrews quotes a version of Ps 40:6–8 (Eng; 40:7–9 HB; 39:7–9 OG; Heb 10:5–9).1 In so doing, Hebrews fairly clearly situates its rendition of this psalm’s words as Jesus’ own (cf. Heb 10:10).2 If one were to […]