Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

D’une identité à l’autre ? La communauté judéo-chrétienne de Jérusalem (66-135)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.10.08  Jonathan Bourgel, D’une identité à l’autre ? La communauté judéo-chrétienne de Jérusalem (66-135). Preface by Dan Jaffé. Paris: Éd. du Cerf, 2015. ISBN: 978-2-204-10068-7. Pp. 320. 35.00€. Stéphanie Binder Bar-Ilan University Broaching a variety of topics and ancient texts, Jonathan Bourgel’s monograph explores the character of the Judeo-Christian community of Jerusalem in the framework of ...

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How the Bible Became Holy

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.08.07 Michael L. Satlow, How the Bible Became Holy. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780300171914. Pp. 368. $35.00. Cloth.   Gregory S. Paulson Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung Münster, Germany In How the Bible Became Holy, Michael Satlow, Professor of Religious and Judaic Studies at Brown University, attempts to cultivate a fresh narrative ...

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The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.08.06 Carlos A. Segovia, The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet: A Study of Intertextuality and Religious Identity Formation in Late Antiquity. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — Tension, Transmission, Transformation 4. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN: 9783110403497. Pp. xvi + 154. 99.95 € / $140.00. Hardcover. [Segovia’s Quranic Noah was also reviewed ...

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Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity: An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.08.05 Aaron W. Hughes, Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity: An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception. Glasgow: Equinox, 2015. ISBN: 9781781792162. Pp. 164. £18.99 / $29.95. Paperback. Emilio Gonzalez-Ferrin Universidad de Sevilla The War of “Authenticities” Aaron W. Hughes’s new book focuses on some crucial methodological problems related to the academic study of Islam ...

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The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.06.04 Carlos A. Segovia, The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet: A Study of Intertextuality and Religious Identity Formation in Late Antiquity. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — Tension, Transmission, Transformation 4. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN: 9783110403497. Pp. xvi + 154. 99.95 € / $140.00. Hardcover. [Segovia’s Quranic Noah was also reviewed ...

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The Joseph of Genesis as Hellenistic Scientist

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.05.03 Ljubica Jovanović, The Joseph of Genesis as Hellenistic Scientist. Hebrew Bible Monographs 48. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-907534-69-0. Pp. xvii + 327. 90 € / $120. Hardcover. Carson Bay Florida State University Although the figure of Joseph has been a popular topic of investigation in biblical scholarship, the monograph by Ljubica Jovanović asks ...

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Between Temple and Torah: Essays on Priests, Scribes, and Visionaries in the Second Temple Period and Beyond

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.05.02 Martha Himmelfarb, Between Temple and Torah: Essays on Priests, Scribes, and Visionaries in the Second Temple Period and Beyond. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 151. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. ISBN: 3161510410. Pp. xii + 399. 129,00 € / $164.99. Cloth. Joshua Scott University of Michigan Martha Himmelfarb of Princeton University has again brought ...

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Josephus, the Emperors, and the City of Rome: From Hostage to Historian

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.05.01 William den Hollander, Josephus, the Emperors, and the City of Rome: From Hostage to Historian. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity 86. Leiden: Brill, 2014. ISBN 978-90-04-26433-5. Pp. xii + 410, color ill. € 122 / $149. Hardback.  Martin Friis University of Copenhagen This monograph, a revised version of den Hollander’s 2012 doctoral dissertation from ...

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Scripture and Interpretation

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2015.12.18 Ariel Feldman and Liora Goldman, Scripture and Interpretation: Qumran Texts that Rework the Bible. Edited and introduced by Devorah Dimant. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 449. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. ISBN 978-3-11-030298-1. Pp. xi + 383. € [D] 99.95 / $140.00. Hardcover.  Atar Livneh Ben-Gurion University of the Negev  This volume presents ...

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Ancient Christian Martyrdom

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2015.12.17 Candida R. Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780300154658. Pp. xiv + 256. $50.00. Cloth.  Shmuel Shepkaru University of Oklahoma A methodological approach could determine how the martyr’s persona and purpose emerge from a martyrological account. Are martyrological narratives reliable historical reports, literary ...

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