Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

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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Ancient Christian Worship

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2015.12.16    Andrew B. McGowan, Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8010-3152-6. 320 pp. $34.99. Cloth/ebook. Meredith J. C. Warren, Lecturer in Biblical/Religious Studies University of Sheffield With this book, Andrew McGowan provides an accessible but scholarly introduction to the evidence for how ...

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The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2015.12.15 Vasile Babota, The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 165. Leiden: Brill, 2014. ISBN: 978900425177. € 123 / $ 171. Hardback. Pierpaolo Bertalotto Bari, Italy The aim of this book is to define more adequately the Hasmonean high priesthood as an institution in comparison with ...

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Mark and Paul

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2015.05.01 Eve-Marie Becker, Troels Engberg-Pedersen and Mogens Müller, eds., Mark and Paul: Comparative Essays Part II for and against Pauline Influence on Mark. Beiheft zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 199. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014. Pp. viii+330. ISBN: 978-3-11-031455-7. Hardcover. €99.95/$140.00. Morna D. Hooker Robinson College, Cambridge (To read the review as a pdf, click ...

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