Old Testament

Books

Novel exegesis

A review of Mary Rakow

The lines between sacred history and contemporary life are wonderfully, miraculously blurred.

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Hermeneutics in a fragile land

A review of Will Stalder

The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.

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Subversion and hope

Brueggemann's method

In two pages, you go from a simple devotional habit to being sucked into the vortex of global power plays. You must be reading Brueggemann.

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Jeremiah, by Kathleen M. O’Connor

Kathleen O'Connor's daringly imaginative rereading of Jeremiah reveals a community experiencing the classic accents of trauma.

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Understanding Wisdom Literature, by David Penchansky

Spring books

People often assume—wrongly—that the Bible presents a single view of God and the world. In Understanding Wisdom Literature, David Penchansky shows how the Hebrew Bible’s wisdom books, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, speak differently from covenant-centered writings such as Genesis, Deuteronomy and Isaiah.

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Old Testament

Take & read

A Liturgy of Grief: A Pastoral Com­mentary on Lamen­tations, by Leslie C. Allen (Baker, 208 pp., $21.99 paperback).