Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler, editors

Oxford University Press, 2011

 

An in-depth study of the Second testament that focuses on the Jewish culture and faith of Jesus, his family and followers.  It includes essays on the religious traditions and the perspectvie of the era, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Midrash, and comtemporary sects.  Christian orthodoxy and rituals are explained.

 

James C. Howell

John Knox Westminster Press, 2012

Howell, a United Methodist pastor and author of The Beauty of the Word  and The Will of God, presents an opportunity to explore this oft-quoted passage from the First Testament, Micah 6:8.  He gives us a background on Micah and his historical setting and brings new understanding to the original meaning of the words which helps us to see this passage in a different way.

Mary C. Earle

Morehouse Publishing, 2003

 

Author, Episcopal priest, and spiritual director, Earle writes from her own experience of living with chronic illness and finding the practice of lectio divina, the ancient church discipline of closely reading and praying with Scripture, to be helpful to those like herself needing support and comfort through the difficulties of sickness and physical pain.

 

Carol Newsom

Sharon H. Ringe

Jacqueline E. Lapsley, editors

Wesminster John Knox Press, 2012

This is the Third Edition of the Women's Bible Commentary.  It has become a classic commentary for feminist biblical scholarship and is written by some of the best scholars in the field.  This edition has new or completely revised and updated essays to reflect current research and perspectives.

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