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F
r y e
, N
o r t h r o p
.
Words with power: being a second study o f the Bible and
literature.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1990. xxiv, 342
P-
Frye explores the role o f myth and metaphor in the Bible, and
explores the ways in which the Bible resonates through the secular
literary tradition.
F
a l k
, M
a r c i a
;
illus. by Barry Moser.
The Song o f Songs.
New York:
HarperCollins. 1990. xxi, 213 p.
This book contains the Hebrew text o f the Song o f Songs, and
a new translation by Falk, plus commentaries.
G
r o s s f e l d
, B
e r n a r d
.
A bibliography ofTargum literature: Vol. III.
Brook­
lyn, NY: Sepher-Hermon Press. 1990. xx, 91 p.
J
o s o p o v i c i
, G
a b r i e l
.
The book o f God: a response to the Bible.
New Haven,
CT: Yale University Press. 1990. xv, 350 p.
Josopovici examines what he sees as the Bible’s three defining
characteristics: its rhythm, its attitude to speech, and its conception
o f character.
K
a l m a n
, L
a u r a
.
Abe Fortas.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
1990. xiii, 499 p.
K
h a n
, G
eo f f r e y
.
Karaite Bible manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah.
New
York: Cambridge University Press. 1990. xv, 186 p.
K
u g e l
, J
am e s
L .
In Potiphar’s house: The interpretative life of biblical texts.
San Francisco: Harper San Francisco. 1990. 286 p.
A study o f early biblical interpretation, and the process by which
midrash was built on the biblical text.
L
a
C
o c q u e
, A
n d r
£ .
The feminine unconventional: four subversive figures
in Israel’s tradition.
Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1990. xvi, 144 p.
A study o f Susanna, Judith, Esther, and Ruth, whom the author
sees as individual examples o f the triumph o f “subversive” figures
in Israel’s history.
M
a s o n
, R
e x
.
Preaching the tradition: homily and hermeneutics after the Exile.
New York: Cambridge University Press. 1990. ix, 325 p.
Mason compares the “addresses” in the books o f Chronicles with
similar material in the Books o f Ezra and Nehemiah and in the
post-exilic prophets.
P
e r s k y
, Y
e h o s h u a
,
ed. and trans.
The sayings of God.
Northvale, NJ:
Jason Aronson, Inc. 1990. xiv, 176 p.
A compilation o f all the statements in the Five Books o f Moses
which are directly attributed to God.
P
r e w i t t
, T
er r y
J .
The elusive covenant: a structural-semiotic reading of
Genesis.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1990. x, 146
P-
S
a r n a
, N
a h u m
M., ed.
The JPS torah commentary: Exodus.
Philadelphia:
Jewish Publication Society. 1991.