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J. Edward Owens, OSST
What are we as contemporary readers to make of such a strange book as Leviticus? How can we possibly relate to the kosher laws of clean and unclean foods? Who would want to dine on camel, order eagle ...
Mark S. Smith
So resounding is its message that echoes of the Exodus are heard throughout the Old and New Testaments and the present. Exodus names and terms permeate our biblical and liturgical vocabularies: Pharao ...
Joan E. Cook, SC
In the ongoing debate over the when and how our universe began, Genesis chooses to answer the theological question, "Who set in motion the beginning of the heavens and the earth?" Once that question i ...
The Biblical Assault on Kings and Kingship
Until the modern era, monarchs were understood to be supported by the power of God; they were, in fact, in some cases thought to be gods themselves. The Bible has often been misinterpreted to encourag ...
Its Ideal and Practice in Pre-Hellenistic Israel, Mesopotamia, and Greece
Dale Launderville, OSB
Celibacy is a commitment to remain unmarried and to renounce sexual relations, for a limited period or for a lifetime. Such a commitment places an individual outside human society in its usual form, a ...
Images in the Psalms
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ
In this follow-up to his popular book What Are We Hoping For? New Testament Images, Daniel J. Harrington extends his reflections on hope in the Scriptures. He draws us into the striking images of the ...
Translated, with an Introduction, by Philip S. Alexander
This work provides a definitive translation into English of the Targum of Lamentations, based on a critical reading of all the extant versions, with textual annotations and extensive notes. An appendi ...
Dianne Bergant, CSA
In the first volume of this work, Dianne Bergant leads readers in an exploration of the earliest years of Israelite history, from the accounts of creation in Genesis through the divided Kingdom of Dav ...
Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth
Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.
What does it mean to be deeply in love with God and, at the same time, with a person, a group, or a nation that is at odds with God? Such is the dilemma of the prophet Jeremiah, and it is an experienc ...
Dianne Bergant, CSA
This book explores Old Testament history, theology, and stories, bringing a clear presentation of the God who acts and the people of the covenant, from the creation accounts of Genesis to the fall of ...
An Introduction to the Prophets
Joan E. Cook, SC
2007 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! In Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth, Joan E. Cook guides students of theology, Scripture, and ministry in reading the prophetic books according to the ...
Biblical Stories of Israel's Beginning
Irmtraud Fischer; translated from the second German edition into English by Linda M. Maloney
Israel's story as a people of God is a tale of women, men, and their children. Moving past a patriarchal reading of the Bible, Fischer presents a new interpretation of neglected biblical narratives. F ...
Translated by David M. Stec
This work provides the first translation into English of the Targum of Psalms, together with an introduction, a critical apparatus listing variants from several manuscripts and their printed editions, ...
Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Creation
Carol J. Dempsey, OP, and Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, Editors
Today's world demands an integrated attitude and vision toward all of life—an approach embraced and enhanced by the contributors to Earth, Wind, and Fire. In this scholarly and passionate work members ...
Conversation, Canon, and Congregation
V. Steven Parrish
In A Story of the Psalms, V. Steven Parrish relates the book of Psalms and pastoral ministry and sets together recent developments in reading Psalms and current studies of largely North American congr ...