Themes and Issues in Biblical Studies
Diana V. Edelman [+–]
University of Oslo
Diana V. Edelman is Professor Emerita of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo. Her own research focuses on the history, archaeology, and literature of the southern Levant, the development of early forms of Judaisms, and ancient Near Eastern literature viewed from the perspective of social memory. She has thirteen seasons of excavation experience in Israel. While her research tends to focus on the Iron Age and Persian period, she is interested in earlier and later periods and a wide range of topics. Current interests include local responses to imperialism, royal ideology, the development of technology and agriculture, everyday life, issues involving religion and ritual, burial and afterlife beliefs, diaspora studies, migration studies, frontier studies, social memory, ancient economies, and ancient political organization. Her numerous publications include 17 authored or edited books, 44 chapters in edited volumes, 14 articles in refereed journals, 58 dictionary and encyclopedia articles, and 128 book reviews (as of 2/2015).
Philippe Guillaume [+–]
University of Berne
Philippe Guillaume is Lecturer at the University of Berne. His latest publications are A History of Biblical Israel co-authored with Ernst Axel Knauf (Equinox, 2016) and Deuteronomy in the Making, Studies in the Production of Debarim, edited with Diana Edelman, Benedetta Rossi and Kåre Berge (De Gruyter, 2021).
The edited volumes in this series are intended to complement traditional verse-by-verse commentaries and study bibles and introduce readers to the main themes and issues associated with the books forming the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The field of biblical studies has been in flux over the past half-century. The questions asked of the text are changing and with that, new theoretical frameworks are being applied to the texts that render some of the traditional methods and their underlying presuppositions unhelpful.
Consensus positions are being challenged as long-standing controversies are also being revisited in light of newer developments and evidence. Readers will gain insight into the current state of affairs relating to a specific book and the latest ideas being proposed, making the series the go-to source for cutting edge research.
The vetted articles in each volume will appear as e-publications as they are completed and will be available for purchase by individuals or libraries for adoption for classroom use before the hard copy containing the final collection of contributions is marketed. The series is intended for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate/post-graduate students, and biblical scholars.
If you would like to be part of this exciting project and contribute to a particular volume, please contact the editors of the relevant book or one of the the series editor for books not yet listed.