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

Herbert Basser
The Mind behind the Gospels: A Commentary to Matthew 1-14
Reviewed by Robert H. Gundry
Reviewed by Timothy Howell

Kathleen E. Corley
Maranatha: Women’s Funerary Rituals and Christian Origins
Reviewed by Susan Miller

Stefano Cotrozzi
Expect the Unexpected: Aspects of Pragmatic Foregrounding in Old Testament Narratives
Reviewed by Philip Nel

S. White Crawford, A. Ben-Tor, J. P. Dessel, W. G. Dever, A. Mazar, and J. Aviram, eds.
“Up to the Gates of Ekron”: Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin
Reviewed by Carl S. Ehrlich

Gershon Galil
The Lower Stratum Families in the Neo-Assyrian Period
Reviewed by John MacGinnis

Kathy Reiko Maxwell
Hearing between the Lines: The Audience as Fellow-Worker in Luke-Acts and its Literary Milieu
Reviewed by Jean-François Racine

Dietmar Neufeld and Richard E. DeMaris, eds.
Understanding the Social World of the New Testament
Reviewed by Renate Viveen Hood

Erwin Ochsenmeier
Mal, souffrance et justice de Dieu selon Romains 1-3: Étude exégétique et théologique
Reviewed by Paul Sanders

Klaus Seybold
Poetik der prophetischen Literatur im Alten Testament
Reviewed by Heinz-Dieter Neef