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Marvin A.
Sweeney
Why Jews Are Interest­
ed in Biblical Theology:
A Retrospective on the
Work of Jon D. Leven-
son
Theology of the Program of Restoration of Ezekiel 40-48.
Harvard
Semitic Monograph Series, 10 (Missoula, MT: Scholars Press
for Harvard Semitic Museum, 1976)
Sinai and Zion: An Entry into theJewish Bible
(Minneapolis: Win­
ston Press, 1985)
Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine
Omnipotence
(New York: Harper and Row, 1988)
The Hebrew Bible
,
the Old Testament
,
and Historical Criticism: Jews
and Christians in Biblical Studies
(Louisville: Westminster John
Knox Press, 1993)
The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation
ofChild Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity
(New Haven: Yale
University Press, 1993)
Esther: A Commentary.
Old Testament Library (Louisville:
Westminster John Knox, 1997)
I.
The fie ld o f biblical studies
has
changed dramatically since Julius Wellhausen’s 1885 statement
that Judaism “ is a mere empty chasm over which one springs
from the Old Testament to the New.” 1 Of course, Wellhausen
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