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Bible Review, October 2000



How Bad Was Jezebel?

By Janet Howe Gaines

For more than two thousand years, Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as the bad girl of the Bible, the wickedest of women. This ancient queen has been denounced as a murderer, prostitute and enemy of God, and her name has been adopted for lingerie lines...Read more ›

The Bad Boy of Historical Jesus Studies

By Hershel Shanks

A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Irish Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth A Memoir John Dominic Crossan (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2000) 216 pp., $23.00 (hardback) Dom Crossan is a nice guy—I know him—but he has...Read more ›

And the Winner is…BR’s Short Story Contest Results Are In

By Molly Dewsnap Meinhardt

First Place: “Home Is Where…,” by Susan Gabbay (aka Lot’s Wife) Second Place: “Divining the Divine,” by Molly Pickering Grose (aka Balaam) Third Place: “Pursuing Knowledge,” by Bruce Martin Wildish (aka the Serpent) When we printed a small announcement for our short story contest...Read more ›


Who defeated this Jewish art?

By Steven Fine

The delicate carving on the side of the sarcophagus depicts Zeus, in the guise of a swan, graphically forcing himself on the Spartan queen Leda. The scene is one of the best known in ancient Greek mythology, so its appearance on a sarcophagus should...Read more ›


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Reviewed by Katharine J. DellWilliam H.C. Propp