Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

Paul and the Apocalyptic Triumph

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.10.12 Michael E. Peach, Paul and the Apocalyptic Triumph: An Investigation of the Usage of Jewish and Greco-Roman Imagery in 1 Thess. 4:13–18. Apocalypticism: Cross-disciplinary Approaches 1. New York/Bern: Peter Lang, 2016. ISBN: 9781454190097. Pp XII + 198. $83.95. Hardback. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez Brite Divinity School In this study, Michael E. Peach argues that Paul skillfully ...

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BibleWorks 10

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.10.09 BibleWorks 10. Copyright © 1992-2015 BibleWorks, LLC. Programmed by Michael S. Bushell, Michael D. Tan, and Glenn L. Weaver. $389.00. USB Flash Drive/Download. Isaac W. Oliver Bradley University For many years, I have used BibleWorks for personal research and classroom instruction. Over the years this software program has continued to evolve in its complexity, a reflection ...

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Jacques le Juste, frère de Jésus de Nazareth

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2016.10.10 Simon Claude Mimouni, Jacques le Juste, frère de Jésus de Nazareth, et l’histoire de la communauté nazoréenne / chrétienne de Jérusalem du Ier au IVe siècle. Paris: Bayard, 2015. ISBN: 2227487011. Pp 616. 34.90 €. Hardcover.   Ilaria L.E. Ramelli Catholic University – Angelicum – Princeton This dense and methodic monograph by Simon-Claude Mimouni ...

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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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