Our Book is Now Available!

9780567670595James Crossley and myself have edited a volume and today it became available for ordering.  So do.  It’s a fantastic collection of essays by a gang of gifted scholars:

  • Introduction: Keith Whitelam in Context – James Crossley, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK and Jim West, formerly of Quartz Hill School of Theology, USA, presently at Ming Hua Theological College, Hong Kong
  • 1. Maximalist and/or Minimalist Approaches in Recent Representations of Ancient Israelite and Judaean History – Ingrid Hjelm, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2. The Emergence of Israel Again – Robert B. Coote, San Francisco Theological Seminary, USA
  • 3. A Plea for an Historical Anthropology of Ancient Palestine – Emanuel Pfoh, National University of La Plata, Argentina
  • 4. Mapping Palestine – Philip R. Davies, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 5. A Sectarian Group Called Israel: Historiography and Cultural Memory – Niels Peter Lemche, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 6. The History of Israel – Without the Bible: A Thought Experiment – Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology, USA
  • 7. The Present Crisis in Biblical Scholarship – John Van Seters, University of North Carolina, USA
  • 8. The Perpetuation of Racial Assumptions in Biblical Studies – Deane Galbraith, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 9. Made in Sheffield – David J.A. Clines, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 10. God and the State: The Bible and David Cameron’s Authority – James Crossley, St Mary’s University, UK
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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4 Comments

  1. Dear Jim,
    I do not question that this edited collection is, as advertised, “by a gang of gifted scholars.” I would merely point out that the writer of this phrase appears to be (and I hope I am mistaken)) also the co-editor of the collection and the author/co-author of parts of it. Perhaps it might have been better to test the self-adulation of this phrase in light of the British sense of propriety possessed by your UK colleagues–before posting it.
    Larry Mykytiuk
    Purdue University

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      1. Doubtless, Jim, you are following the biblical wisdom of Hezekiah 3:16, “He that tooteth not his own horn, verily it shall not be tooted.” This pivotal verse was quoted to me from memory by a the president of a theological seminary, and I have never forgotten it. He was an American, and we were in Asia at the time. As an American in Asia, perhaps you find yourself in a similar position?

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  2. Dear Jim,
    I do not question that this edited collection is, as advertised, “by a gang of gifted scholars.” I would merely point out that the writer of this phrase appears to be (and I hope I am mistaken)) also the co-editor of the collection and the author/co-author of parts of it. Perhaps it might have been better to test the self-adulation this phrase against the British sense of propriety possessed by your UK colleagues, before posting it.
    Best wishes,
    Larry Mykytiuk
    Purdue University

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