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Bible Review, August 1996



7 vs 8

The battle over the holy day at Dura-Europos

By Stephen Goranson

When the remote Roman fortress of Dura-Europos, overlooking the Euphrates, came under attack in the mid-third century C.E., the residents hastily fortified the city’s vulnerable western wall. They piled up a massive dry-fill buttress that covered the numerous buildings directly inside the wall, including a...Read more ›

The Son of Man

Who was he?

By Bruce Chilton

Who is the “son of man”? And who is the “one like a son of man”? And who is “the Son of Man” (in capital letters)? What’s the difference in meaning from one phrase to the other? And how do these terms apply to Jesus?...Read more ›


Big theme, little book

By Adele Berlin

In different Bibles, the Book of Ruth is put in different places. In Christian Bibles it is slipped in between Judges and Samuel, among the historical books. In the Hebrew Bible it’s in an entirely different place, in the third section, known as the Writings. It does...Read more ›


Bible Books

Reviewed by Lisa G. Sowle CahillRonald S. HendelBruce M. Metzger

Book Note

The Reformation of the Bible/The Bible of the Reformation

Reviewed by Ronald S. Hendel