Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

Rodney A. Caruthers II reviews “The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative”

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.07.08 Futre Pinheiro, M., Judith Perkins, Richard I. Pervo, eds., The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: Fictional Intersections. Ancient Narrative Supplementum 16. Eelde: Groningen: Barkhuis; Groningen University Library, 2012. ISBN: 9789491431210. Pp. xx + 230. €70.00. Hardcover.   Rodney A. Caruthers II University of Michigan Introduction The Ancient Novel and Early Christian ...

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Robert Foster reviews “Persepolis and Jerusalem: Iranian Influence on the Apocalyptic Hermeneutic” by Jason M. Silverman

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.07.07 Jason M. Silverman, Persepolis and Jerusalem: Iranian Influence on the Apocalyptic Hermeneutic. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 558. London: T&T Clark, 2012. ISBN: 9780567205513. Pp. 320. £106.20. Hardback.    Robert Foster Madonna University Did Persian Zoroastrianism inspire the apocalyptic turn among various Jewish sects of the early Second Temple Period? It is a ...

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Simon Crisp reviews “The Language and Literature of the New Testament: Essays in Honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th Birthday”

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.07.06 K. Fuller Dow, Craig A. Evans, and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., The Language and Literature of the New Testament: Essays in Honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th Birthday. Biblical Interpretation Series 150. Leiden: Brill, 2017. ISBN: 978-90-04-33489-2. Pp. xxv + 821. $271.00. Hardback. Simon Crisp Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing University of Birmingham, ...

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Rafael Rodríguez reviews “Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity” (ed. Karl Galinsky)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.07.05 Karl Galinsky, ed., Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780198744764. Pp. xiv + 406. $135.00. Hardcover.  Rafael Rodríguez Johnson University   “Memory studies have burgeoned, nay exploded, in the past three decades” (v). Thus opens this collection of essays from the Memoria Romana project. Karl Galinsky provides a ...

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Albert Baumgarten reviews “Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast” by Aaron Hughes

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Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.03.04 Aaron W. Hughes, Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast. New York: New York University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4798-8585-5. Pp. 319. $35.00. Hardcover. Albert I. Baumgarten Bar Ilan University  i Aaron Hughes’ book, Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast opens with the observation that: Jacob Neusner is one of the most important scholars in the history ...

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Rewriting Ancient Jewish History

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.02.03 Amram Tropper, Rewriting Ancient Jewish History: The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 1138641480. Pp. viii + 220. $140.00. Hardback. Joshua Schwartz Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel As I sat down to write this review, I could not but think of Prof. Jacob ...

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Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.02.02                  Mark Finney, Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity. New York and London: Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-138-64765-7. 203 pp. $140.00 cloth/ebook. John Granger Cook LaGrange College Mark Finney’s short monograph on resurrection, hell, and the afterlife in ancient paganism, Judaism, and ...

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People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.02.01 Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu, eds., People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015. ISBN:9789089645890. Pp 272. € 99,00. Hardback. Nadav Sharon The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The purpose of this volume is to present a variety of ancient Jewish and Christian responses to the ...

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Paul the Jew

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.12.15 Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia, Paul The Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016. ISBN: 9781451479805. Pp 386. $79.00. Hardcover. George Carras Washington and Lee University This volume rereads Paul as a Jew; it is timely, contextual, historical, and offers current developments in one of the ...

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Paul and the Gentile Problem

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.12.14 Matthew Thiessen, Paul and the Gentile Problem. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-19-027175-6. Pp 336. $74.00. Hardcover. Kathy Ehrensperger Research Professor of the New Testament in Jewish Context Abraham Geiger College School of Jewish Theology University of Potsdam, Germany In conversation with a wide range of scholars, Matthew Thiessen presents a rich volume ...

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