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The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (

Michael F. Bird
Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission
Reviewed by Craig A. Evans

Claire Clivaz
L’ange et la sueur de sang (Lc 22,43-44): Ou comment on pourrait bien encore écrire l’histoire
Reviewed by Andrew Gregory

Jo Ann Hackett
A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Reviewed by Bernard M. Levinson
Reviewed by James Robson

George H. van Kooten
Paul’s Anthropology in Context: The Image of God, Assimilation to God, and Tripartite Man in Ancient Judaism, Ancient Philosophy and Early Christianity
Reviewed by Joel B. Green

Andrew B. McGowan, Brian E. Daley, and Timothy J. Gaden, eds.
God in Early Christian Thought: Essays in Memory of Lloyd G. Patterson
Reviewed by Mark DelCogliano

Peter Oakes
Reading Romans in Pompeii: Paul’s Letter at Ground Level
Reviewed by Steven A. Hunt

Anthony Robert Petterson
Behold Your King: The Hope for the House of David in the Book of Zechariah
Reviewed by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton

Stanley E. Porter
Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation
Reviewed by Jan G. van der Watt

Heikki Räisänen
The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

Todd D. Still and David G. Horrell, eds.
After the First Urban Christians: The Social-Scientific Study of Pauline Christianity Twenty-Five Years Later
Reviewed by Ronald R. Clark

Graham H. Twelftree
People of the Spirit: Exploring Luke’s View of the Church
Reviewed by Gregory R. Perry

Bruce Wells and F. Rachel Magdalene, eds.
Law from the Tigris to the Tiber: The Writings of Raymond Westbrook
Reviewed by Anselm Hagedorn

Amy C. Merrill Willis
Dissonance and the Drama of Divine Sovereignty in the Book of Daniel
Reviewed by Jordan M. Scheetz

Felipe Blanco Wißmann
“Er tat das Rechte”: Beurteilungskriterien und Deuteronomismus in 1Kön 12-2Kön 25
Reviewed by Mark W. Hamilton