Last week we had a round-up of some of great titles now available on the Theology list at Bloomsbury T&T Clark. This week follows with the same from the Biblical Studies list.
First up, we have our new addition to our Approaches series with the new offering from Michael A. Lyons, An Introduction to the Study of Ezekiel. After explaining how the message of the prophet was relevant to the exilic situation in which he lived, this thorough guide shows how later generations shaped, transmitted, and used Ezekiel in their own communities. The book summarizes the literary shape and contents of Ezekiel, then examines the theories and methodologies used in current scholarship that explain the formation of Ezekiel.
Next up we have Reception History and Biblical Studies, edited by John William Lyons and Emma England, released into our (relatively) new Scriptural Traces series. This new addition to a series which focuses on Reception History of the Bible begins to chart the near-infinite series of events that have been generated by the journey of the biblical texts down through the centuries. The chapters consider aspects as diverse as political and economic factors, cultural location, the discipline of Biblical Studies itself, and the impact of preconceptions upon reception history. Articles are contributed by Susan Gillingham, James Crossley, Roland Boer and Helen Jacobus, amongst others.
Next up, there is Going Up and Going Down published into our Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies series, by Yitzhak Itzik Pelag. Pelag argues that Jacob's dream should be understood as a symbolic dream function to explain its meaning. Thus, the vision, and the movement of the angels is not embellishment or scenic background, but rather symbolizes the path taken by the Patriarchs to and from the Promised Land.
Finally, we have Written to Serve, published into our Library of New Testament Studies series by Benjamin Sargent. Benjamin Sargent offers an up to date and comprehensive analysis of how 1 Pet 1.10-12 offers a 'hermeneutic,' providing an insight into how Scripture is interpreted in the letter. He argues that the primary importance of 1.10-12 is its orientation of the prophetic witness towards the eschatological community as an act of service, and that it can be seen to suggest a narrative of profound discontinuity.
Find them all here: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/