Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

B. Allen Reviews Divine Wrath and Salvation in Matthew (A. Runesson)

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.11.12   Anders Runesson. Divine Wrath and Salvation in Matthew: The Narrative World of the First Gospel. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8006-9959-8. Pp. 544. $99. Hardcover.    Brian Allen   For nearly two thousand years euangelion (good news) has been proclaimed, first by Jesus and his Jewish followers, and later by the Christian ...

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J. C. Verrecchia on Messianism

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.11.11   David Hamidović, Xavier Levieils, Christophe Mézange, eds. Encyclopédie des messianismes juifs dans l’Antiquité. Biblical Tools and Studies 33. Leuven: Peeters, 2017. ISBN: 9789042935549. Pp. 527. 94 €. Hardcover.   Matthew V. Novenson, The Grammar of Messianism. An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780190255022. Pp. ...

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R. Rodríguez Reviews Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature (M. Warren)

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.11.10   Meredith J. C. Warren, Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature. Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series 14. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781628372380. Pp. xv + 189. $29.95. Paperback.   Rafael Rodríguez Johnson University   Intellectual discourse, of both the ancient and the modern varieties, prefers to conduct itself ...

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Ze’ev Maghen Reviews Zayd (by David Powers)

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.08.10   David S. Powers, Zayd. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780812246179. Pp. 192. $59.95 USD. Cloth.   Ze’ev Maghen Professor of Persian Language and Islamic History Bar-Ilan University   The salience and significance of Judeo-Christian topoi in early Islamic historiography cannot be overstated.  The many latter-day attempts (most of them ...

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Isaac Oliver Reviews The Ways That Often Parted

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.07.09   Lori Baron, Jill Hicks-Keeton, and Matthew Thiessen, eds. The Ways That Often Parted: Essays in Honor of Joel Marcus. Atlanta:SBL Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781628372168. Pp. 432. $61.95. Paperback.   Isaac W. Oliver Dept. Philosophy & Religious Studies Bradley University   In memory of my father, Benoni Batista de Oliveira ז”ל   ...

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Miruna Belea Reviews Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.08.08    Yuval Harari, Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah, trans. by Batya Stein. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780814336304. Pp. 604. $64.99. Paper Cased.   Miruna Belea Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures Universität Hamburg   Jewish Magic before the Rise of the Kabbalah begins with a counterintuitive ...

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Ilaria Ramelli Reviews Apocryphités: Études sur les textes et les traditions scripturaires du judaïsme du christianisme anciens

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.05.07   Pierluigi Piovanelli, Apocryphités: Études sur les textes et les traditions scripturaires du judaïsme et du christianisme anciens. Judaïsme ancien et origines du christianisme 7. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. ISBN: 978-2-503-56883-6. Pp. 568. 100 EUR. Paperback.   Ilaria L.E. Ramelli Catholic University – Angelicum – Erfurt MWK – Oxford This is a collection ...

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Rebeca Denova Reviews Reading Paul Within Judaism

    Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.05.06   Mark D. Nanos, Reading Paul Within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, Vol. 1. Eugene, Oregon:  Cascade Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781532617553. Pp. 214. $23.00 USD. Paperback.   Rebecca I. Denova University of Pittsburgh “The Continuing Problem of Rescuing Paul the Jew”   Mark D. Nanos is a Lecturer at the ...

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Gavin McDowell Reviews Josephus and the Rabbis

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.02.05   Tal Ilan and Vered Noam in collaboration with Meir Ben Shahar, Daphne Baratz, and Yael Fisch. Josephus and the Rabbis. 2 volumes. Between Bible and Mishnah. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi Press, 2017. ISBN: 9789652174031. Pp. 965. $60 USD. Hardback. [Hebrew].   Gavin McDowell Université Laval Tal Ilan and Vered Noam—with the collaboration of Meir ...

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Eric Crégheur Reviews The Old Testament in Manichaean Tradition

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2019.02.04    Nils Arne Pedersen, René Falkenberg, John Møller Larsen, Claudia Leurini. The Old Testament in Manichaean Tradition: The Sources in Syriac, Greek, Coptic, Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, New Persian, and Arabic, with an Appendix on General References to the Bible. Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum: Series Biblia Manichaica 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. ISBN: 978-2-503-57773-9. Pp. xlvi + ...

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