Unlike many women in the Bible, Rahab is a fully realized and powerful character. As Melissa A. Jackson shows, Rahab's cleverness during the siege of Jericho is both a statement about women and an effective literary device...Read more
In our ongoing series, Professor Brent Strawn interviews Dan W. Clanton, Jr., author of The Good, the Bold, and the Beautiful: The Story of Susanna and Its Renaissance Interpretations and editor of The End Will Be Graphic: Apocalyptic in Comic Books and Graphic Novels and Understanding Religion and Popular Culture. An expert in reception history, Clanton discusses the varied influences on his work, and the ways in which comic book designers, novelists, screenwriters, and other artists have used the Bible as a source of inspiration.
At the headwaters of the Jordan River lie the ruins of Dan, a city that grew to prominence as a religious center in the seventh and eighth centuries BCE. Archaeologist David Ilan (Hebrew Union College) provides a tour of the excavation, taking the reader from the first Neolithic settlements through the kingdom of Israel and up to the Persian and Roman eras.Read More
R.B. Parkinson's landmark translation of the Tale of Sinuhe and other masterpieces of ancient Egypt is now available online for the first time. Featuring adventure stories, dialogues on life and death, ruminations on the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of wisdom and virtue, this collection explores many of the themes that are also essential to Biblical literature.Read More
This new feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on Oxford Biblical Studies Online, including The Oxford Companion to the Bible and the new Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible.
This list of the books of the Bible includes their respective commentaries from the following sources: Oxford Bible Commentary, New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV), Oxford Study Bible (REB), Jewish Study Bible (TANAKH), Catholic Study Bible (NAB), and the Access Bible (NRSV).