Thursday, April 12, 2018

AJR on Lambert, How Repentance Became Biblical

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: How Repentance Became Biblical (Jillian Stinchcomb).
David Lambert. How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture. Oxford University Press: 2015.
Useful for students of the Hebrew Bible, certainly, but also for students of early Christianity, rabbinics, and the ancient Mediterranean world, this book asks and invites more questions- about interiority, about repentance, about reading the Bible historically and how it has historically been read- than it answers. To that end, it usefully opens conversations that might otherwise remain foreclosed.
I noted the publication of the book here.

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