Book Reviews


  • Lars-Göran Alm
  • Bim Berglund Uppsala University
  • David Börjesson
  • Göran Eidevall Uppsala University
  • Anders Ekenberg
  • Torleif Elgvin Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole
  • LarsOlov Eriksson Johannelund School of Theology
  • Tord Fornberg Uppsala University
  • Stefan Green Åbo Akademi University
  • Jonas Holmstrand Uppsala University
  • Tobias Hägerland Gothenburg University
  • Mikael Larsson Uppsala University
  • Hans Leander Uppsala University
  • Tobias Månsson
  • Jennifer Nyström Lund University
  • Stig Norin Uppsala University
  • Birger Olsson Lund University
  • Magnus Ottosson
  • Anders Runesson
  • Blaženka Scheuer Lund University
  • James Starr Johannelund School of Theology
  • Hanna Stenström University College Stockholm
  • Samuel Svensson Lund University
  • David Svärd Lund University
  • Mathias Sånglöf
  • Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer University of Aberdeen
  • Martin Wessbrandt Lund University



The following books are reviewed:

James W. Aageson, Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church (James Starr)

John J. Ahn, Exile as Forced Migrations: A Sociological, Literary, and Theological Approach on the Displacement and Resettlement of the Southern Kingdom of Judah (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Harold W. Attridge, Essays on John and Hebrews (David Svärd)

Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the God of Israel: ‘God Crucified’ and Other Studies on the New Testament’s Christology of Divine Identity (Anders Ekenberg)

E. Ben Zvi and C. Levin (eds.), The Concept of Exile in Ancient Israel and Its Historical Contexts (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Christoph Berner, Die Exoduserzählung: Das literarische Werden einer Ursprungslegende Israels (Göran Eidevall)

Michael F. Bird, Crossing over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period (Tobias Hägerland)

John Byron, Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition: Jewish and Christian Interpretations of the First Sibling Rivalry (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Jens Börstinghaus, Sturmfahrt und Schiffbruch. Zur lukanischen Verwendung eines literarischen Topos in Apostelgeschichte 27,1–28,6 (Tord Fornberg)

Christopher L. Carter, The Great Sermon Tradition as a Fiscal Framework in 1 Corinthians: Towards a Pauline Theology of Material Possessions (Tobias Hägerland) 

David W. Chapman, Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion (Torleif Elgvin)

John Day (red.), Prophecy and Prophets in Ancient Israel (Stefan Green) 

Malin Ekström, Allvarsam parodi och möjlighetens melankoli. En queerteoretisk analys av Ruts bok (Mikael Larsson)

Anthony Heacock, Jonathan Loved David: Manly Love in the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Sex (Mikael Larsson)

Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit (Mathias Sånglöf)

Hans Furuhagen, Bibeln och arkeologerna: Om tro, myter och historia (Magnus Ottosson)

Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor, Enduring Exile: The Metaphorization of Exile in the Hebrew Bible (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Katie M. Heffelfinger, I am Large, I Contain Multitudes: Lyric Cohesion and Conflict in Second Isaiah (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Tom Holmén and Stanley E. Porter (red.), Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Lars-Göran Alm)

Moyer V. Hubbard, Christianity in the Greco-Roman World: A Narrative Introduction (Hanna Stenström) 

Kristin Joachimsen, Identities in Transition: The Pursuit of Isa. 52:13–53:12 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

James A. Kelhoffer, Persecution, Persuasion and Power: Readiness to Withstand Hardship as a Corroboration of Legi-imacy in the New Testament (Birger Olsson)

Helen Kraus, Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1–4 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Hans Leander, Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective (Hanna Stenström)

Margaret Y. MacDonald, Colossians, Ephesians (Martin Wessbrandt) 

Jodi Magness, Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (Bim Berglund)

Hilary Marlow, Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics: Re-Reading Amos, Hosea, and First Isaiah (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Marko Marttila, Collective Reinterpretation in the Psalms (Stig Norin)

Eric F. Mason och Kevin B. McCruden (red.), Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students (David Börjesson)

Jason Maston, Divine and Human Agency in Second Temple Judaism and Paul (Blaženka Scheuer) 

Margaret M. Mitchell, Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics (Jennifer Nyström)

Halvor Moxnes, Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism: A New Quest for the Nineteenth-Century Historical Jesus (Hans Leander)

Mogens Müller, The Expression ‘Son of Man’ and the Development of Christology: A History of Interpretation (Tobias Hägerland)

Birger Olsson, Johannesbreven (Jonas Holmstrand)

Stellan Ottosson, Jesus, Paulus och kärleken (Tobias Månsson)

Mladen Popovíc (ed.), Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism (Torleif Elgvin) 

Stanley E. Porter (ed.), Paul’ s World (James Starr)

Volker Rabens, The Holy Spirit and Ethics in Paul: Trans- formation and Empowering for Religious-Ethical Life (Samuel Svensson)

Kent Aaron Reynolds, Torah as Teacher: The Exemplary Torah Student in Psalm 119 (LarsOlov Eriksson)

Anders Runesson, O att du slet itu himlen och steg ner: Om Jesus, Jonas Gardell och Guds andedräkt (Tord Fornberg) 

Anna Runesson, Exegesis in the Making: Postcolonialism and New Testament Studies (Hans Leander)

Heikki Räisänen, The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians (Anders Runesson)

Klaus Seybold, Studien zu Sprache und Stil der Psalmen (LarsOlov Eriksson)

Craig A. Smith, Timothy’ s Task, Paul’ s Prospect: A New Reading of 2 Timothy (James Starr)

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, For the Comfort of Zion: The Geographical and Theological Location of Isaiah 40–55 (Göran Eidevall)

Jakob Wöhrle, Die frühen Sammlungen des Zwölfprophetenbuches (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Jakob Wöhrle, Der Abschluss des Zwölfprophetenbuches (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)




How to Cite

Alm, L.-G., Berglund, B., Börjesson, D., Eidevall, G., Ekenberg, A., Elgvin, T., … Wessbrandt, M. (2012). Book Reviews. Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok , 77(1), 259–378.