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SPECIAL OFFER TO OT SCHOLARS 25% discount, post free, on all UK/Europe orders received on this form by 19th December 2012

Visit our new website www.albanbooks.com Old Testament Pseudepigrapha More Noncanonical Scriptures Vol 1 Edited by Richard Bauckham, James Davila and Alex Panayotov This text stands stands among the most important publications in biblical studies over the past 25 years. The first in a two volume collection, this book presents the sacred legends and spiritual reflections of numerous works that were lost, neglected, or suppressed for many centuries, with authoritative yet accessible introductions to each text. Eerdmans • 978 0 8028 2739 5 • 800pp • HB • £59.99 £44.99 • Feb 2013

The Book of Judges The New International Commentary on the Old Testament Barry G Webb Eminently readable, exegetically thorough, and written in an emotionally warm style that flows from his keen sensitivity to the text, Barry Webb's commentary on Judges is exactly what is needed to engage properly a dynamic, narrative work like the book of Judges. Eerdmans • 978 0 8028 2628 2 • 480pp • HB • £32.99 £24.74 • Jan 2013

1 Enoch The Hermeneia Translation George W E Nickelsburg and James C Vanderkam This is the only English translation of 1 Enoch that takes into consideration all of the textual data now available in the Ethiopic version and the Greek texts, in addition to the Dead Sea Aramaic fragments. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9910 9 • 184pp • PB • £11.99 £8.99 • Nov 2012

Job 1 - 21 Interpretation and Commentary C L Seow Seow's two-volume commentary, the first in the Illuminations biblical commentary series, pays close attention to the reception history of Job, including Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Western secular interpretations as expressed in theological, philosophical, and literary writings and in the visual and performing arts. Eerdmans • 978 0 8028 4895 6 • 896pp • HB • £62.99 £47.24 • Jan 2013

Feminist Biblical Interpretation A Compendium of Critical Commentary on the Books of the Bible and Related Literature Edited by L Schottroff and M Wacker The original German edition of Feminist Biblical Interpretation received high acclaim and widespread positive reviews in Europe. That groundbreaking reference tool is now available in English for the first time. With contributions from more than 60 female scholars, this is the only one-volume feminist commentary on the entire Bible, including books that are relatively uncharted territory for feminist theology. Eerdmans • 978 0 8028 6097 2 • 992pp • PB • £53.99 £40.49 • Dec 2012

Formation of the Bible The Story of the Church’s Canon Lee Martin McDonald A carefully researched and reasoned explanation of the history of the formation of the Bible. From the collection (and translations) of the Hebrew Scriptures to the collection of the New Testament Scriptures, and the process of settling on the final forms for these collections, McDonald leads his reader to the present day. Hendrickson • 978 1 59856 838 7 • 192pp • PB • £16.99 £12.74 • Dec 2012

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2 Chronicles A Commentary Ralph W Klein This volume completes Ralph Klein's magisterial commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles. Klein shows that the Chronicler used a text of Kings significantly different from the Masoretic Text and argues that the Chronicler's departures from the historical picture of Kings result from a distinctive theological agenda for fourthcentury Judah. A lively and comprehensive commentary. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6101 4 • 592pp • HB • £44.99 £33.74 • Dec 2012

2 Maccabees A Critical Commentary Robert Doran The second-century BCE Maccabean revolt against Seleucid oppression was a watershed event in early Jewish history and Second Maccabees is an important testimony to the revolt and its aftermath. Robert Doran's commentary on 2 Maccabees explores the interplay between history and historiography in the document. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6050 5 • 388pp • HB • £43.99 £32.99 • While stock lasts

The Hebrew Bible Theology of the Old Testament

A Comparative Approach

Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy

Christopher D Stanley Approaches the Bible through the categories of comparative religion, carefully distinguishing the religion of ancient Israel from the religion represented in the Bible. Discusses dimensions of religion including the role of Scripture, symbol and worldview, sacred narrative (myth), ritual and community and the encounter with the holy.

Walter Brueggemann Paperback edition of Walter Brueggemann's monumental work. Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every dimension of the interpretive process and suggests links to the plurality of voices of our time. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9931 4 • 800pp • PB • £23.99 £17.99 • While stock lasts

Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6347 6 • 560pp • PB • £28.99 £21.74 • While stock lasts

The Violence of Scripture Jewish Interpretation of the Bible Ancient and Contemporary Karin Hedner Zetterholm Introduces the legal, theological and historical presuppositions that shaped the dominant stream of rabbinic interpretation, including Mishnah, Talmud and Midrashim, discussing examples of different interpretive methods. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9798 3 • 224pp • PB • £21.99 £16.49 • Nov 2012

Overcoming the Old Testament’s Troubling Legacy Eric A Seibert Offers a variety of reading strategies designed to critique textually sanctioned violence, while still finding ways to use even the most difficult texts constructively. Provides a desperately needed approach to the violence of Scripture that can help us live more peaceably in a world plagued by religious violence. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9825 6 • 232pp • PB • £16.99 £12.74 • While stock lasts

The Old Testament A Literary History Konrad Schmid Provides a comprehensive discussion of the task, history and conditions of the history of Old Testament literature. Schmid carefully considers the dynamics of language, orality, literacy and the range of social and political conditions that shaped Israel's writing at each period of the people's history and explores the significance of the transformation of various writings into "Scripture" and a biblical canon. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9775 4 • 336pp • HB • £32.99 £24.74 • While stocks last

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible Third Edition, Revised and Expanded Emanuel Tov In this thoroughly revised third edition, Emanuel Tov has incorporated the insights of the last ten years of scholarship, including new perspectives on the biblical texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls, all of which have now been published. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 9664 1 • 512pp • HB • £59.99 £44.99 • While stock lasts

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

The Prophetic Imagination

With CDROM

Walter Brueggemann In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets.

John J Collins This accessible introduction to the Hebrew Bible, including the Apocrypha, features a CD-ROM that uses Libronix software and offers the full text of the book and extensive additional materials, including discussion questions, maps, illustrations and web resources. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 2991 5 • 700pp • PB + CD • £38.99 £29.24 • While stock lasts

Revised and Updated

Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 3287 8 • 178pp • PB • £12.99 £9.74 • While stock lasts

The Hebrew Bible A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible John J Collins John J Collins' Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is a leading textbook in Old Testament studies. With this new, welltailored abridgement of that larger work, Collins' erudition is now available to general readers and professors and students who prefer a shorter, more concise introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6207 3 • 336pp • PB • £21.99 £16.49 While stock lasts

Jeremiah 2 A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 26-52 William L Holladay Introduces the legal, theological and historical presuppositions that shaped the dominant stream of rabbinic interpretation, including Mishnah, Talmud and Midrashim, discussing examples of different interpretive methods. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6022 2 • 544pp • HB • £35.99 £26.99 • While stock lasts

Where is God? Divine Absence in the Hebrew Bible Joel S Burnett Burnett shows that the theme of divine absence was important in ancient near eastern reflection on the mystery of the divine and that it served both as a way of asking about the justice of God and of affirming God's justice in ancient Israel. Where is God? explores themes of divine presence and absence in creation and wisdom thought, in ritual, in prophetic threat, in narrative, and in apocalypse throughout the Hebrew Bible. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6297 4 • 304pp • HB • £23.99 £17.99 • While stocks last

A Socio-Literary Introduction Norman K Gottwald Along with an overview of the Hebrew Bible, including introductions to each book, Gottwald provides social analysis of ancient Israel and how these books fit into that society. His acute treatment of literary genres, social conflicts, and contemporary scholarship makes this an indispensable textbook and reference work. The volume contains many charts, study questions, and other aids, enhanced by the free CD-ROM. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 3617 3 •736pp • HB • £25.99 £19.49 • While stock lasts

Daniel A Commentary on the Book of Daniel John J Collins The most comprehensive Englishlanguage commentary on Daniel in 65 years. Collins situates the Old Testament in its historical context and offers a full explanation of the text, especially its religious imagery. Part of the acclaimed Heremenia series. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 6040 6 • 500pp • HB • £44.99 £33.74 • While stock lasts

The Africana Bible Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora Edited by Hugh R Page, Jr Gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible. The Africana Bible opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, including the AfricanAmerican experience, with attention to Africana histories, literatures, cultures, and backgrounds for understanding biblical literature. Fortress Press • 978 0 8006 2125 4 • 512pp • HB • £25.99 £19.49 • While stocks last

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