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Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Volume 1: Methodological Studies
Marvin A. Sweeney, editor
RBS 92
Publication Date
June 2019


Diverse approaches to biblical theology

This volume presents a collection of studies on the methodology for conceiving the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Jews and Christians as well as the treatment of key issues, such as creation, the land of Israel, divine absence, and others. Contributors include Georg Fischer, SJ, David Frankel, Benjamin J. M. Johnson, Soo J. Kim, Wonil Kim, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Julia M. O’Brien, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Andrea L. Weiss.


  • Examination of metaphor, repentance, and shame in the presence of God
  • Ten essays addressing the nature of biblical theology from a Jewish, Christian, or critical perspective
  • Discussion of the changes that have taken place in the field of biblical theology since World War II

Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Tanak at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. He is the co-chair of the SBL Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section. He is the author of The Pentateuch (2017), Reading Prophetic Books: Form, Intertextuality, and Reception in Prophetic and Post-Biblical Literature (2014), and Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible (2012).

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