Resenhas na RBL – 08.07.2009

As seguintes resenhas foram recentemente publicadas pela Review of Biblical Literature:

J. K. Aitken
The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew
Reviewed by Yael Avrahami

Rami Arav, ed.
Cities through the Looking Glass: Essays on the History and Archaeology of Biblical Urbanism
Reviewed by Aren Maeir

Donald T. Ariel, Hava Katz, Shelley Sadeh, and Michael Segal
The Dead Sea Scrolls Catalogue
Reviewed by George J. Brooke

Carl Cosaert
The Text of the Gospels in Clement of Alexandria
Reviewed by J. K. Elliott

Audrey Dawson
Healing, Weakness and Power: Perspectives on Healing in the Writings of Mark, Luke and Paul
Reviewed by Kobus Kok

Stephen Finlan
The Apostle Paul and the Pauline Tradition
Reviewed by Korinna Zamfir

John T. Fitzgerald, ed.
Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought
Reviewed by Wayne A. Meeks

Richard A. Horsley
Wisdom and Spiritual Transcendence at Corinth: Studies in First Corinthians
Reviewed by Anthony C. Thiselton

Darin H. Land
The Diffusion of Ecclesiastical Authority: Sociological Dimensions of Leadership in the Book of Acts
Reviewed by Steve Walton

AnneMarie Luijendijk
Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri
Reviewed by J. K. Elliott

Kevin McGeough
Exchange Relationships at Ugarit
Reviewed by Roger S. Nam

Charles B. Puskas and David Crump
An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts
Reviewed by Peter J. Judge

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Manuscritos do Mar Morto: o Rolo de Cobre

O Rolo de Cobre, encontrado entre os Manuscritos do Mar Morto, permanece um enigma para os pesquisadores. E continua a criar problemas, pois, ao falar de um fabuloso tesouro escondido, atrai uma enorme quantidade de “picaretas” que se autodenominam arqueólogos…

Leia sobre isso o artigo de Robert R. Cargill, do Center for Digital Humanities – UCLA, publicado no começo de julho, em The Bible and Interpretation: On the Insignificance and the Abuse of the Copper Scroll

Começa assim:

The Copper Scroll has perplexed scholars and fueled the minds of fringe theorists for decades. It is not that the scroll is “mysterious;” we know what it says and what it purports to be: a list of buried treasure. Rather, the Copper Scroll is so anomalous among the Dead Sea Scrolls that scholars have relegated it to realm of triviality bordering on insignificance. This 30 cm tall document etched on thin sheets of copper, rolled up, and oxidized by centuries of exposure to the environs of the Dead Sea was discovered in Cave 3 near Qumran in the West Bank. But while it was discovered along with hundreds of other documents that have collectively come to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll remains the mother of all anomalies.

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