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Bible Review, December 1992


Special Section

Frank Moore Cross—An Interview

Part III: How the Alphabet Democratized Civilization

Our previous two issues have featured a wide-ranging interview with the world-renowned scholar Frank Moore Cross, the recently retired Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University. The first installment (see “Frank Moore Cross— An Interview,” BR 08:04) focused on the origins of the...Read more ›



How it rewrote the Bible

By James C. VanderKam

The book of Jubilees belongs to a category of literature that contemporary scholars designate by the pleasantly vague tag “the Rewritten Bible.”1 The author of the book, like a number of other ancient Jewish writers, found it convenient to convey his message through an annotated presentation of...Read more ›

Prisca and Aquila

Traveling tentmakers and church builders

By Jerome Murphy-O’Connor

Aquila and his wife Priscilla are the most prominent couple involved in the first-century expansion of Christianity. They were Paul’s hosts at Corinth (Acts 18:2–3). Subsequently they directed house-churches at Ephesus (1 Corinthians 16:19) and Rome (Romans 16:3–5)...Read more ›


Bible Books

Reviewed by Shaye J.D. CohenElizabeth JohnsonIlona N. Rashkow

Book Notes

Reviewed by Elizabeth JohnsonJames C. VanderKam