Themes in Biblical Narrative

Jewish and Christian Traditions

Arjen Bakker
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Themes in Biblical Narrative publishes studies dealing with early interpretations and receptions of Biblical materials. The series includes congress volumes and monographs.

Publications are usually the result of a reworking of papers presented during a conference on a particular narrative, like the Balaam story, or on a specific theme, such as 'clean and unclean' in the Hebrew Bible, or 'the ru'ah adonai and anthropological models of humanity'.

Having treated the basic texts for this narrative or theme, other contributions follow its earliest interpretations and receptions throughout the subsequent phases of ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Islam where appropriate. Studies which illuminate the successive inculturations into the various Umwelts - the Ancient Near East, the Graeco-Roman World - are also included. Extensions to modern Bible receptions and discussions of hermeneutical questions are welcomed, if they are related explicitly to the study of early receptions of Biblical texts and traditions.

Contributions to the series are written by specialists in the relevant literary corpora. The series is intended for scholars and advanced students of theology, linguistics and literature.

The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last five years.
The Reception of Exodus Motifs in Jewish and Christian Literature
“Let My People Go!”
Volume 30
The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Warrior, Poet, Prophet and King
Volume 29
The Tree of Life
Volume 27
Editor(s): Douglas Estes
Separating Abram and Lot
The Narrative Role and Early Reception of Genesis 13
Volume 26
Intolerance, Polemics, and Debate in Antiquity
Politico-Cultural, Philosophical, and Religious Forms of Critical Conversation
Volume 25
Scriptural Interpretation at the Interface between Education and Religion
In Memory of Hans Conzelmann
Volume 22
Editor(s): Florian Wilk
The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi
Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy
Volume 19
The Divine Father
Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity
Volume 18
Samson: Hero or Fool?
The Many Faces of Samson
Volume 17
The Figure of Solomon in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition
King, Sage and Architect
Volume 16
Editor(s): Joseph Verheyden
The Day of Atonement
Its Interpretations in Early Jewish and Christian Traditions 
Volume 15
Editor(s): Thomas Hieke and Tobias Nicklas
Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition
Jewish and Christian Interpretations of the First Sibling Rivalry
Volume 14
Abraham, the Nations, and the Hagarites
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Kinship with Abraham
Volume 13
The Significance of Sinai
Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity
Volume 12
Israel in the Wilderness
Interpretations of the Biblical Narratives in Jewish and Christian Traditions
Volume 10
Editor(s): Kenneth E. Pomykala
The Revelation of the Name YHWH to Moses
Perspectives from Judaism, the Pagan Graeco-Roman World, and Early Christianity
Volume 9
The Creation of Heaven and Earth
Re-interpretations of Genesis I in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern Physics
Volume 8
Sodom's Sin
Genesis 18-19 and its Interpretations
Volume 7
Editor(s): Ed Noort and Tigchelaar
The Fall of the Angels
Volume 6
Eve’s Children
The Biblical Stories Retold and Interpreted in Jewish and Christian Traditions
Volume 5
The Sacrifice of Isaac
The Aqedah (Genesis 22) and Its Interpretations
Volume 4
Editor(s): Ed Noort and Tigchelaar
The Creation of Man and Woman
Interpretations of the Biblical in Jewish and Christian Traditions
Volume 3
Paradise Interpreted
Representations of Biblical Paradise in Judaism and Christianity
Volume 2
Editorial Board
Arjen Bakker, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Robert A. Kugler, Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR, USA
Loren T. Stuckenbruck, University of Munich, Germany

Advisory Board
Reinhard Feldmeier
George H. van Kooten
Hindy Najman
Martti Nissinen
J. Ross Wagner
Robyn Whitaker
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