Books I Plan to Finish Someday...

"The best laid plans of mice and men.........are about equal."

[These are now sorted into a list of abbreviations that I use in the CTT writings...hope it helps. I have also begun filing previous years books in their own file--to shorten file access times. I have all of 2003, 2002, 20012000, 1999199819971996, and most of 1995 books. I have added a small Recommended Books table, as well.]

New acquisitions...(and old "I brought them in from the garage" ones!)...

Recommended books in BOLD RED (but just because its not red, doesn't mean I don/t like it--I might not have read enough of it to know, when I posted it below)

New Years Eve, 2005

December 20, 2005

Nov 20/2005

October 8/2005

Jul 26/2005

Feb 21/2005


Dec 15/2004


Nov 1/2004


Oct 06/2004


·        [OT:IBPNSI]   Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200-539 BCE. Lawrence Mykytiuk. SBL:2004.

·        [HI:EOWC]     The Eastern Origins of Western Civilization. John Hobson. Cambridge:2004.

·        [PH:SOG]        The Science of God. Alister McGrath. Eerdmans:2004.

·        [HI:ADST]       Apologetic Discourse and the Scribal Tradition: Evidence of the Influence of Apologetic Interests on the Text of the Canonical Gospels. Wayne Kannaday. SBL:2004.

·        [WR:JAG]        The Jewish Approach to God: A Brief Introduction for Christians. Rabbi Neil Gillman. JewishLights:2003.

·        [OT:BGE]        The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition, and Cuneiform Texts (2 vols). A. R. George. Oxford:2003.

·        [TH:BW]          Being White: Finding our Place in a MultiEthnic World. Paula Harris and Doug Sharp. IVP:2004.

·        [NS:BOG]       The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved. P.V. Glob. NewYorkReviewBooks:1965.

·        [HI:EIE]           Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia. Stephen Oppenheimer. Phoenix:1998.

·        [WR:TCA]       The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. F.E. Peters. Princeton:2004 (rev. ed).

·        [HI:HAAM]     Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia. Norman Bancroft Hunt. CheckmarkBooks:2004.

Sep 01/2004


·         [WR:RCOE] Rashbam's Commentary on Exodus: An Annotated Translation. Martin Lockshin. SBL/Brown:1997.

·         [WR:RCOLN] Rashbam's Commentary on Leviticus and Numbers: An Annotated Translation. Martin Lockshin. SBL/Brown:2001.

·         [WR:EncycHin] The Hindus--Encyclopedia of Hinduism (5vols). Subodh Kapoor (ed). Cosmo:2000.

·         [HI:COH] The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. David Goldenberg. Princeton:2003.

·         [WR:BTT] On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's Faysal al-Tafriqa. Sherman Jackson. Oxford:2002.

·         [WR:PTI] The Place of Tolerance in Islam--Khaled Abou El Fadl (et. al.). Joshua Cohen and Ian Lague (eds). Beacon:2002.

·         [XBI:Test12] Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (Study Guide). Robert Kugler. Sheffield:2001.

·         [HI:HAD] The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia. Susan Holman. Oxford:2001.

·         [HI:TBTQ] Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa(a). Paulson Pulikottil. Sheffield:2001.

·         [HI:KMIANE] King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East. John Day (ed). JSOT/Sheffield:1998.

·         [HI:SEJ] The Samaritns and Early Judaism--A Literary Analysis. Ingrid Hjelm. JSOT/Sheffield:2000.

·         [PH:TLT] The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood. Jeremy Campbell. Norton:2001.

·         [HI:HP] The History of Punishment. Lewis Lyons. LyonsPress:2003.

·         [HI:EGE] The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic. Jeffrey Tigay. Bolchazy-Carducci:2002 (reprt of 1983 ed).

·         [TH:GFFW] Grace, Faith, Free Will: Contrasting Views of Salvation--Calvinism and Arminianism. Robert Picirilli. RandallHouse:2002.

·         [HI:AAA] Africa and Africans in Antiquity. Edwin Yamauchi (ed). MichiganState:2001.

·         [HI:IRCA] The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity. Benjamin Isaac. Princeton:2004.

·         [HI:WWJ] Who Was a Jew? Rabbinic and Halakhic Perspectives on the Jewish-Christian Schism. Lawrence Shiftman. KTAV:1985.

·         [TH:WDGK] What Does God Know, and When Does He Know It? Millard Erickson. Zondervan:2003.

·         [NT:CFRJJ] Caiaphas--Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus? Helen Bond. WJK:2004.

·         [NT:PTC] Paul's True Rhetoric: Ambiguity, Cunning, and Deception in Greece and Rome. Mark Given. Trinity:2001.

·         [HI:OLCA] Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Antiquity. Jonathan Draper (ed). SBL:2004.


Aug 02/2004


·         [Hermeneia] Hermeneia--Commentaries on Biblical/ExtraBiblical books. Fortress.

·         [HI:AB] Africa and the Bible. Edwin Yamauchi. Baker:2004.

·         [HI:AJCO] Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins: Diversity, Continuity, and Transformation. George Nickelsberg. Fortress:2003.

·         [HI:BQ] Bible and Quran: Essays in Scriptural Intertextuality. John Reeves (ed). SBL:2003.

·         [HI:BW1] Before Writing, Volume 1: From Counting to Cuneiform. Denise Schmandt-Besserat. UTexas:1992.

·         [HI:CSLman] Comparative Semitic Linguistics--A Manual. Patrick Bennett. Eisenbrauns:1998.

·         [HI:DAS] The Development of the Arabic Scripts. Beatrice Gruendler. Harvard:1993.

·         [HI:DFG] Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism. Daniel Boyarin. Stanford:1999.

·         [HI:DLAG] Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks. Robert Garland. Greenwood:1998.

·         [HI:DLAR] Daily Life in Ancient Rome. Jerome Carcopino. Yale:2003 (2nd ed).

·         [HI:ELAE] Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt. Lionel Casson. JohnsHopkins:2001 (Rev Ed).

·         [HI:EUSY] Eusebius--The Church History. Paul Maier (trans/annots). Kregel:1999.

·         [HI:FFANE] Flight and Freedom in the Ancient Near East. Daniel Snell. Brill:2001.

·         [HI:FHJA2] Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors, Volume 2 Poets. Carl Holladay. Scholars:1989.

·         [HI:FIB] Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context. Richard Hess and M Daniel Carroll R (eds). Baker:2003.

·         [HI:GBPLA] Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity. Tomas Hagg and Philip Rousseau (eds). UCal:2000.

·         [HI:GFL] Greek Fictional Letters. CDN Costa (ed). Oxford:2001.

·         [HI:GRN] Greek and Roman Necromancy. Daniel Ogden. Princeton:2001.

·         [HI:HCW] Historiography in the Cuneiform World. Abusch, Beaulieu, Huehnergard, Machinist, Steinkeller (eds). CDL:2001.

·         [HI:HRC] Hellenic Religion and Christianization c. 370-529 (2 vols). Frank Trombley. Brill:2001 (2nd ed).

·         [HI:IJS] Imperialism and Jewish Society, 200 bce to 640 ce. Seth Schwartz. Princeton:2001.

·         [HI:JP] Jesus the Pharisee. Harvey Falk. Wipf and Stock/Paulist:1985.

·         [HI:LANE] Labor in the Ancient Near East. Marvin Powell (ed). American Oriental Society:1987.

·         [HI:LCANE] Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East. Averbeck, Chavalas, Weisberg (eds). CDL:2003.

·         [HI:LDSU] The Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur. Piotr Michalowski. Eisenbrauns:1989.

·         [HI:LKA] Legends of the Kings of Akkade--The Texts. Joan Goodnick Westenholz. Eisenbrauns:1997.

·         [HI:MAintro] Mesopotamian Astrology: An Introduction to Babylonian and Assyrian Celestial Divination. Ulla Koch-Westenholz. UCopenhagen/Museum Tuscalanum Press: 1995.

·         [HI:MATT25] The Least of My Brothers--Matthew 25:31-46 A History of Interpretation. Sherman Gray. SBL:1989.

·         [HI:MJ] The Missing Jesus: Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament. Chilton, Evans, Neusner (eds). Brill:2002.

·         [HI:NEAR] Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader. Suzanne Richard (ed). EisenBrauns:2003.

·         [HI:OGOM] One God or Many? Concepts of Divinity in the Ancient World. Barbara Nevling Porter (ed). Casco Bay Assyriological Institute:2000.

·         [HI:OWC] Oxen, Women, or Citizens? Slaves in the System of the Mishnah. Paul Flesher. Scholars:1988.

·         [HI:PAP] Puns and Pundits: Word Play in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature. Scott Noegel (ed). CDL:2000.

·         [HI:PCJJB] Pharaoh's Counselors: Job, Jethro, and Balaam in Rabbinic and Patristic Tradition. Scholars:1983.

·         [HI:PIGR] Prayer in Greek Religion. Simon Pulleyn. Oxford:1997.

·         [HI:PLRAI] Place of the Law in the Religion of Ancient Israel. Moshe Weinfeld. Brill:2004. [Powerful, powerful refutation of Wellhausen!]

·         [HI:PPHI] Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation. Helen Bond. Cambridge:1998.

·         [HI:PPP] Power and Politics in Palestine: The Jews and the Governing of their Land 100 BC-70AD. James McLaren. JSOT:1991.

·         [HI:PW] The Power and the Writing: The Early Scribes of Mesopotamia. Giuseppe Visicato. CDL:2000.

·         [HI:RBF] Recycling Biblical Figures. Athalya Brenner and Jan Willem van Henten (eds.). Deo (Leiden):1999.

·         [HI:RPANE] Religion and Politics in the Ancient Near East. Adele Berlin (ed). UMaryland:1996.

·         [HI:S4ELANE] Slumu IV: Everyday Life in Ancient Near East. Julia Zablocka and Stefan Zawadzki (eds). Poznan:1993.

·         [HI:SBP] Sinuhe, the Bible, and the Patriarchs. Miroslav Barta. SETOUT:2003.

·         [HI:SDANEL] Security for Debt in Ancient Near Eastern Law. Raymond Westbrook and Richard Jasnow (eds). Brill:2001.

·         [HI:SIM] Squatters in Moab. Koot van Wyk. LouisHester:1993.

·         [HI:SLOCG] Semitic Languages: Outline of a Comparative Grammer. Edward Lipinski. Peeters:2001 (2nd ed).

·         [HI:SSAI] The Social Structure of Ancient Israel: The Institution of the Family from the Settlement to the End of the Monarchy. S. Bendor. Simor:1996.

·         [HI:SSI] Seals and Seal Impressions. William Hallo and Irene Winter (eds). CDL:2001.

·         [HI:UNQ] The Use of Numbers and Quantifications in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions. Marco De Odorico. Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project:1995.

·         [HI:URC] Ugarit, Religion, and Culture. Wyatt, Watson, and Lloyd (eds). Ugarit-Verlag:1996.

·         [HI:WAL] The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. Roger Woodward (ed). CUP:2004.

·         [JNT2] Josephus and the New Testament. Steve Mason. Hendrickson:2003 (2nd ed).

·         [NS:MITECS] The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. Robert Wilson and Frank Keil (eds). MIT:1999.

·         [NT:CNC] A Challenge to the New Perspective: Revisiting Paul's Doctrine of Justification. Peter Stuhlmacher. IVP:2001.

·         [NT:DTWW] Doing Things with Words in the First Christian Century. F Gerald Downing. Sheffield:2000.

·         [NT:PATJ] Paul and the Jews. Andrew Das. Hendrickson:2003.

·         [NT:PM2W] Paul: A Man of Two Worlds. CJ den Heyer. Trinity:1998.

·         [NT:PNP] Paul and the New Perspective: Second Thoughts on the Origin of Paul's Gospel. Seyoon Kim. Eerdmans:2002.

·         [NT:PONP] Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The Lutheran Paul and his Critics. Shephen Westerholm. Eerdmans:2004.

·         [NT:WIB] Where is Boasting? Early Jewish Soteriology and Paul's Response in Romans 1-5. Simon J. Gathercole. Eerdmans:2002.

·         [OT:ACUP] Archaeology of the City: Urban Planning in Ancient Israel and its Social Implications. Ze'ev Herzog. TelAviv:1997.

·         [OT:AS] The Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium. Lowell Handy (ed). Brill:1997.

·         [OT:BDCR2] The Book of Daniel: Composition and Reception (Vol 2). John Collins and Peter Flint (eds). Brill:2002.

·         [OT:BHI] A Biblical History of Israel. Provan, Long, Longman III. WJK:2003. [Absolutely the best available!]

·         [OT:BOT] Bringing out the Treasure: Inner Biblical Allusion in Zechariah 9-14. Mark Boda and Michael Floyd (eds). JSOT:2003.

·         [OT:ESK] Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta. Herman Vanstiphout. SBL:2003.

·         [OT:EXR] Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wis 15-21 and 19:1-9. Peter Enns. SBL:1997.

·         [OT:FBTJ] From Balaam to Jonah: Anti-Prophetic Satire in the Hebrew Bible. David Marcus. SBL:1995.

·         [OT:GGIG] Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God in Ancient Israel. Othmar Keel and Christoph Uehlinger. Fortress:1998.

·         [OT:ProvSIBI] Proverbs 1-9: A Study in Inner-Biblical Interpretation. Scott Harris. SBL:1995.

·         [OT:RFT] Remember the Former Things: The Recollection of Previous Texts in Second Isaiah. SBL:1997.

·         [OT:RSOT] Reading Scripture in the Old Testament. G. J. Venema. Brill:2004.

·         [OT:RST] Rewriting the Sacred Text: What the Old Greek Texts Tell Us about the Literary Growth of the Bible. Kristin De Troyer. SBL:2003.

·         [OT:TCHW] Torah and the Chronicler's History Work. Judson Shaver. SBL:1989.

·         [OT:UEGT] Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century Judah. Susan Ackerman. Eisenbrauns:2001.

·         [Q:Haleem] The Qur'an: A New Translation by MAS Abdel Haleem. Oxford:2004.

·         [ST:CI] Characters of the Inquisition. William Thomas Walsh. Tan:1940.

·         [ST:CIEJS] Coversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Norman Roth. UWisconsin:2002.

·         [ST:FI] Flesh Inferno: Atrocities of Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition. Simon Whitechapel. Creation:2003.

·         [ST:I] Inquisition. Edward Peters. UCal:1988.

·         [ST:MS] The Marranos of Spain. B. Netanyahu. Cornell:1999 (3rd Ed).

·         [ST:OIFCS] The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain. B. Netanyahu. NewYorkReview:2001 (2nd Ed).

·         [ST:SIHR] The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision. Henry Kamen. Yale:1997.

·         [ST:TDRRS] Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality. Michael Satlow. Scholars:1995.

·         [ST:TSI] The Spanish Inquisition. Cecil Roth. Norton:1964.

·         [ST:WII] Women in the Inquisition: Spain and the New World. Mary Giles (ed). JohnsHopkins:1999.

·         [TH:HB2V] Homosexuality and the Bible--Two Views. Dan Via and Robert Gagnon. Fortress:2003.

·         [TH:Heaven] Heaven--the Logic of Eternal Joy. Jerry Walls. Oxford:2002.

·         [TH:JMCC] Jewish Messianism and the Cult of Christ. William Horbury. SCM:1998.

·         [TH:PHTOT] Preaching Hard Texts of the Old Testament. Elizabeth Achtemeier. Hendrickson:1998.

·         [TH:SSTHR] Self and Self-Transformation in the History of Religions. David Shulman and Guy Stroumsa (eds). Oxford:2002.

·         [TH:TCFA] The Case for Angels. Peter Williams. Paternoster:2002.

·         [TH:TWB] Theodicy in the World of the Bible. Antti Laato and Johannes de Moor (eds). Brill:2003.

·         [TH:TWF] The Way Forward? Christian Voices on Homosexuality and the Church. Timothy Bradshaw (ed). Eerdmans:2003 (2nd ed).

·         [TH:WWA] Wrestling with Angels. Kevin Sullivan. Brill:2004.

·         [WR:BGPM] Buber on God and the Perfect Man. Pamela Vermes. Scholars:1980.

·         [WR:EG] The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas. Louis Fischer (ed). Vintage:1962.

·         [WR:EncycBud] Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2 vols). Robert Buswell (ed). MacMillan:2004.

·         [WR:GAB] Gandhi--An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Mahadev Desai (trans). Beacon:1957.

·         [WR:GBMD] Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity. G. B. Singh. Prometheus:2004.

·         [WR:Goyim] Goyim: Gentiles and Israelites in Mishnah-Tosefta. Gary Porton. Scholars:1988.

·         [WR:GP] Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. Stanley Wolpert. Oxford:2001.

·         [WR:GRHS] Gandhi's Religion: A Homespun Shawl. JTF Jordens. Macmillian/St. Martins:1998.

·         [WR:LOT] The Limits of Orthodox Theology: Maimonides' Thirteen Principles Reappraised. Marc Shapiro. Littman:2004.

·         [WR:Ramban] Ramban-Nachmanides Commentary on the Torah. Charles Chavel (trans/annot). Shilo:1973-1976,1999 (5 vols).

·         [WR:Rashi] Rashi, The Torah--The Sapirstein Edition. Herczeg (trans/annot). Mesorah:1995f (5 vols)

·         [WR:ROP] Rivers of Paradise: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammed as Religious Founders. David Noel Freedman and Michael McClymond (eds). Eerdmans:2001.

·         [WR:SIJT1] Studies in Islamic and Judaic Traditions. William Brinner and Stephen Ricks (eds). Scholars:1986.

·         [WR:SIJT2] Studies in Islamic and Judaic Traditions 2. William Brinner and Stephen Ricks (eds). Scholars:1989.

·         [WR:TM] The Monotheists:Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition (two vols). F. E. Peters. Princeton:2003.

·         [WR:TNSP] The Theology of Nahmanides Systematically Presented. David Novak. Scholars:1992.

·         [WR:WBR] What's Bothering Rashi? A Guide to In-Depth Analysis of his Torah Commentary. Avigdor Bonchek. Feldheim:1997-2002 (5vols).

·         [WS:GWCGR] Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion. Matthew Dillon. Routledge:2002.

·         [WS:SGANE] Sex and Gender in the Ancient Near East (2 vols). Simo Parpola and RM Whiting (eds). Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project:2002.

·         [WS:WLAS] Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue. Bernadette Brooten. Scholars:1982.

·         [WS:WRGRW] Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook. Ross Shepard Kraemer. Oxford:2004.

·         [WS:WUI] Women in Ugarit and Israel: Their Social and Religious Position in the Context of the Ancient Near East. Hennie Marsman. Brill:2003.

·         [XBI:1MACC] First Maccabees (intro). John Bartlett. Sheffield:1998.

·         [XBI:2ESDRAS] 2 Esdras (intro). Bruce Longenecker. Sheffield:1995.

·         [XBI:4MACC] Fourth Maccabees (intro). David de Silva. Sheffield:1998.

·         [XBI:AdamEve] The Life of Adam and Eve, and Related Literature (intro). Marinus de Jonge and Johannes Tromp. Sheffield:1997.

·         [XBI:AscIsa] The Ascension of Isaiah (intro). Jonathan Knight. Sheffield:1995.

·         [XBI:JosAsen] Joseph and Aseneth (intro). Edith Humphrey. Sheffield:2000.

·         [XBI:Jubilees] The Book of Jubilees (intro). James VanderKam. Sheffield:2001.

·         [XBI:Sirach] Sirach (intro). Richard Coggins. Sheffield:1998.

·         [XBI:TobJud] Tobit and Judith (intro). Benedikt Otzen. Sheffield:2002.

·         [XBI:WisSol] Wisdom of Solomon (Study Guide). Lester Grabbe. TTClark:1997.

May 21/2004


·         [RAMBAN] Ramban/Nachmanides' Commentary on the Torah. Rabbi Chavel (trans). Shilo:1976 (5 vols).

·         [MGX] Mikraoth Gedoloth: Books of the Bible. Rabbi Rosenberg (gen.ed.). Judaica Press (24+ vols).

·         [OT:NSBG] New Studies in Bereshit Genesis. Nehama Leibowitz & Aryeh Newman (trans). Haomanim Press/Eliner Library (Israel): n.d.

·         [TH:WINC] Why I am Not a Calvinist. Jerry Walls and Joseph Dongell. IVP:2004.

·         [ECB] Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible. James DG Dunn and John Robertson (eds). Eerdmans:2003. (1 vol). [a WishList gift! Thanks, TU!]


March 20/2004


·         [HI:RIASV] Rape in Antiquity: Sexual Violence in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Deacy, Pierce, and Arafat (eds). Duckworth:2002.

·         [WR:WCBS] Who can be Saved? Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions. Terrance Tiessen. IVP:2004.

·         [NT:ACL] Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters. Michael Gorman. Eerdmans:2004. [a WishList gift! Thanks, SV!]

·         [OT:FRIB] Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria, and Israel. Karel van der Toorn. Brill:1996.

·         [OT:LLIB] Law, Legend, and Incest in the Bible—Leviticus 18-20. Calum Carmichel. Cornell:1997.

·         [WR:MPOR] Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions: A Historical Survey. Jacques Waardenburg (ed). OUP:1999.

·         [HI:JRCM] The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism. Newman, Davila, and Lewis (eds). Brill:1999.

·         [HI:ACAEE] Angelmorphic Christology: Antecedents and Early Evidence. Charles Gieschen. Brill:1998.

·         [WR:CAIC] Christianity and Imperial Culture: Chinese Christian Apologetics in the Seventeenth century and their Latin Patristic Equivalent. Xiaochao Wang. Brill:1998.

·         [OT:PIT] The Philistines in Transition: A History from ca 1000-730 bce. Carl Ehrlich. Brill:1996.

·         [HI:HAI8] History and Imagination: Eight Essays on Roman Culture. TP Wiseman. UExeter: 1994. [a WishList gift! Thanks, VM!]

·         [HI:OHCC] Oxford History of the Christian Church: The Church in Ancient Society from Galilee to Gregory the Great. Henry Chadwick. OUP:2001.

·         [WR:AAS] Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religions of Central Asia. Julian Baldick. NYUP:2000.

·         [OT:MIC] Mesopotamia—The Invention of the City. Gwendolyn Leick. Penguin:2001.

·         [OT:PPANE] Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Martti Nissinen. SBL:2003.

·         [WR:NII] A New Introduction to Islam. Daniel Brown. Blackwell:2004.

·         [HI:WRSI] Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition. Craig Broyles and Craig Evans (eds). Brill:1997 (2vols).

·         [HI:RWRW] Roman Wives, Roman Widows—The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities. Bruce Winter. Eerdmans:2003. [a WishList gift! Thanks, SD!]

·         [OT:IRI] The Implied Reader in Isaiah 6-12. Archibald van Wieringen. Brill:1998.

·         [WR:II2] An Introduction to Islam (Second Edition). David Waines. Cambridge:2003.

·         [HI:DSSSE] The Dead Sea Scrolls—Study Edition. Martinez and Tigchelaar (eds). Brill/Eerdmans:1997/98 (2 vols).

·         [HI:PGRW] Paul in the Greco-Roman World—a Handbook. J Paul Sampley (ed). Trinity:2003.



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