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Bible Review, August 1995



Is There a Gospel of Q?

By Eta Linnemann

Try to imagine flying to a non-existent island on an airplane that has not yet been invented. Even if this impossible trip were to take place during the thirteenth month of the year, it would not be as fantastic as the tale, recently...Read more ›

Abraham & Yahweh

A case of male bonding

By Philip R. Davies

This article will offend some readers. It will jar many more. Why then are we publishing it? Because it makes us think. If we reject the author’s textual analysis, we should know why. In this way, it has the capacity to take...Read more ›

Lost in Translation*

* Do we really need to read footnotes?

By Daniel N. Schowalter

“Read the fine print,” the lawyers tell us. They’re usually talking about contracts, but the warning also applies to the fine-print footnotes in some editions of the Bible—such as those for the New Testament in the Oxford edition of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV),a which will...Read more ›

Naming is Creating

Biblical women hold the power

By Savina J. Teubal

In the biblical world, nothing exists unless it is named. The power of naming is linked to the power of creating: In one inseparable motion, God creates, and then immediately names, Day and Night, the Sky, the Earth and the Seas (...Read more ›


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Reviewed by Lamar CopeRonald S. HendelCarolyn OsiekWendy I. Zierler