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8/27/2015

First Things Praises "YHWH Fights for Them!": The Divine Warrior in the Exodus Narrative, by Charlie Trimm, as "Thorough [and] Workmanlike"

Columnist Peter Leithart writes:

"Most studies of the divine warrior theme in the Old Testament are poetic or comparative. Charlie Trimm argues in “YHWH Fights for Them!” that these studies are too limited; brief poems need the enrichment and complexity of longer narrative treatments. His thorough, workmanlike monograph examines the theme in Exodus 1-15. That passage ends with one of the great divine warrior poems of the Bible, the Song of the Sea, but Trimm shows how that poem is the climax of a long narrative of Yahweh's war."

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"YHWH Fights for Them!"
ISBN 978-1-4632-0271-2, $95 (Yours Today for Only $85.50)

The divine warrior is an important motif in the Old Testament, leading many to study profitably the motif in its most prominent manifestations in poetic texts. This study builds on that foundation by examining the divine warrior in detail in the exodus narrative to construct a broader picture of the motif in the Old Testament.




8/25/2015

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We invite you to read Issue 90 (August, 2015) now.


8/21/2015

Laval théologique et philosophique Recommends Language and Textual History of the Syriac Bible, by Jan Joosten, to New Testament Scholars

Paul-Hubert Poirier praises Joosten's work warmly, writing:

"This collection of work, through its unity, its documentary richness, [and] careful analysis, will be of interest to specialists of the text of the New Testament just as much as Syriacists. Joosten's work, of which this is a representative sample, shed light on the importance of Syriac Biblical versions, and everyone will benefit from the fact that someone could put together this study of the earliest Gospel traditions."

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Language and Textual History of the Syriac Bible
ISBN 978-1-61143-891-8, $95 (Yours Today for Only $85.50)

The Syriac Bible is a fascinating field to which too little research has been devoted. In the present volume, Jan Joosten gathers a number of pilot studies, published in various journals and collective volumes, shedding light on the Syriac Old Testament, New Testament, and the relation between them. A number of studies advance the claim that the Old Syriac and Peshitta gospels preserve echoes of an Aramaic gospel tradition that gives independent access to the earliest, oral traditions on the life and teaching of Jesus.




8/14/2015

"Stephens Gets the Best of E.R. Dodds" According to the International Association for the Study of Dreams

A Dreamtime review of John Stephens' book, The Dreams and Visions of Aelius Aristides, suggests that Stephens successfully overturns "received wisdom":

"At several points Stephens challenges the received wisdom about Aristides, particularly the portrait of classicist E.R. Dodds and his 1951 work The Greeks and the Irrational. Dodds treated Aristides as a “sick soul,” whereas Stephens argues that Aristides was not a world-denying ascetic brooding over the problem of evil, but an otherwise optimistic person who happened to be suffering from various illnesses. Although Dodds was a giant of 20th century scholarship, and although that book in particular was a fascinating study of psychology and ancient religions, I still believe Stephens gets the best of this particular debate."

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The Dreams and Visions of Aelius Aristides
ISBN 978-1-4632-0232-3, $95 (Yours Today for Only $85.50)

An analysis of the religious experiences of the Greco-Roman sophist, Aelius Aristides. As a member of the cult of Asclepius, Aristides recorded his nocturnal dreams, waking visions and spiritual healings in a diary entitled the Sacred Tales. A study of this diary sheds light on the spiritual environment of the Roman world in the first and second century CE.




8/12/2015

The following 1 book will soon be back in print...

A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945 by James Goode

List Price: $40.00

ISBN 978-1-4632-0564-5

This book provides the first history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1945, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which community members developed a hybrid culture. Unlike some Middle Eastern immigrant groups, these Syrians were able to maintain their identity by establishing their own churches, which still exist today. At every opportunity this group is situated within the larger historical context, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the French Mandate in Syria, the Progressive Movement, the Americanization program of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the two world wars.




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Numbers According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation by Cook, Edward, George Kiraz, and Joseph Bali.

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The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great by Ibrahim, Gregorios, Sebastian Brock, Hidemi Takahashi, and George Kiraz.

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Samuel 1 & 2 According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation by Walter, Donald, Gillian Greenberg, George Kiraz, and Joseph Bali.

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Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam by Crone, Patricia.

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Die Lieder des Hafis by Brockhaus, Hermann.

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The Origins of the Islamic State by Hitti, Philip Khûri, and Francis Clark Murgotten.

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