Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Jewish Biblical Theology in Recent Discussion


The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Biblico-theological presentations by Jewish scholars since 1960

Adler, L., Der Mensch in der Sicht der Bibel (München – Basel: Ernst Reinhardt, 1965).

Berkovits, E., Man and God. Studies in Biblical Theology (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969).

Fackenheim, E. L., The Jewish Bible after the Holocaust: A Rereading (Sherman Studies of Judaism in Modern Times; Manchester: Manchester University Press; Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990).

Fishbane, M., The Garments of Torah: Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics (Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature; Bloomington & Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992).

Fishbane, M., Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Fishbane, M., Jewish Hermeneutical Theology. Edited by H. Tirosh-Samuelson and A. W. Hughes, with an Introduction by S. Berrin Shonkoff (Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers, 14; Leiden: Brill, 2015).

Frankel, D., The Land of Canaan and the Destiny of Israel: Theologies of Territory in the Hebrew Bible (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, 4; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011).

Fuchs, E., Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman (JSOTSup 310; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).

Japhet, S., The Ideology of the Book of Chronicles and its Place in Biblical Thought (Frankfurt am Main – New York: Peter Lang, 1997).

Kaminsky, J. S., Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2007).

Knohl, I., The Divine Symphony: The Bible's Many Voices (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 2003).

Levenson, J. D., Sinai and Zion: An Entry into the Jewish Bible (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1987).

Levenson, J. D., Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988).

Levenson, J. D., The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).

Levenson, J. D., Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006).

Madigan, K. J. – J. D. Levenson, Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Muffs, Y., The Personhood of God. Biblical Theology, Human Faith and the Divine Image. Foreword by D. Hartman (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2005).

Samuelson, N. M., Revelation and the God of Israel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Sommer, B. D., Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (AYBRL; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015).

Sweeney, M. A., Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008).

Sweeney, M. A., Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012).

II.    Methodological discussion about Jewish biblical theology

Anderson, B. W., "Response to Matitiahu Tsevat, 'Theology of the Old Testament – A Jewish View'", HBT 8 (2, 1986) 51-60.

Auld, A. G., "Can a Biblical Theology also be Academic or Ecumenical?", in R. P. Carroll (ed.), Text as Pretext. Essays in Honour of Robert Davidson (JSOTSup 138; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992) 13-27.

Barr, J., The Concept of Biblical Theology. An Old Testament Perspective (London: SCM, 1999) 286-311 (Chap. 18: "Jewish Biblical Theology?").

Bellis, A. O. – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000).

Ben Zvi, E., "Constructing the Past: The Recent History of Jewish Biblical Theology", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 31-50.

Bodendorfer, G., "'Der Gerechte wird aus dem Glauben leben' – Hab 2,4b und eine kanonisch-dialogische Bibeltheologie im jüdisch-christlichen Gespräch", in G. Bodendorfer – M. Millard (eds.), Bibel und Midrasch. Zur Bedeutung der rabbinischen Exegese für die Bibelwissenschaft (FAT 22; Tübingen: Mohr, 1998) 13-41.

Brawley, A., "Grafted In: Why Christians Are Thinking About a Jewish Biblical Theology", BTB 30 (2000) 120-128.

Brettler, M. Z., "Biblical History and Jewish Biblical Theology", JR 77 (1997) 563-583.

Brooks, R. – J. J. Collins (eds.), Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? Studying the Bible in Judaism and Christianity (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, 5; Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990).

Carmy, S. (ed.), Modern Scholarship in the Study of Torah: Contributions and Limitations (The Orthodox Forum Series; Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1996).

Ego, B., "Judaistik und Biblische Theologie: forschungsgeschichtliche und systematische Überlegungen zu einem komplexen Verhältnis", JBT 25 (2010) 305-329.

Ehrlich, E. L., "Die Bedeutung des Talmud für die Verbindlichkeit der Tora", in F.-L. Hossfeld (ed.), Wieviel Systematik erlaubt die Schrift? Auf der Suche nach einer gesamtbiblischen Theologie (QD 185; Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2001) 192-199.

Frymer-Kensky, T., "The Emergence of Jewish Biblical Theologies", in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 109-121.

Gesundheit, S., "Gibt es eine jüdische Theologie der Hebräischen Bibel?", in P. D. Hanson – B. Janowski (eds.), Biblische Theologie: Beiträge des Symposiums "Das Alte Testament und die Kultur der Moderne" anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags Gerhard von Rads (1901-1971), Heidelberg, 18.-21. Oktober 2001 (Altes Testament und Moderne, 14; Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005) 53-64. [see response by E. Zenger below]

Gesundheit, S., "Gibt es eine jüdische Theologie der Hebräischen Bibel?", in B. Janowski (ed.), Theologie und Exegese des Alten Testaments / der Hebräischen Bibel: Zwischenbilanz und Zukunftsperspektiven (SBS Jubiläumsband, 200; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2005) 73-86. [see the preceding title]

Gesundheit, S., "Das Land Israels als Mitte einer jüdischen Theologie der Tora. Synchrone und diachrone Perspektiven", ZAW 123 (2011) 325-335.

Goshen-Gottstein, M. H., "Christianity, Judaism and Modern Bible Study", in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Congress Volume Edinburgh 1974 (VTSup 28; Leiden: Brill, 1975) 69-88.

Goshen-Gottstein, M. H., תיאולוגיה מקראית יהודית ומדע דת התנ״ך, Tarbiz 50 (1980-81) 37-64, with Eng. summary on pp. II-III.

Goshen-Gottstein, M. H., "Tanakh Theology: The Religion of the Old Testament and the Place of Jewish Biblical Theology", in P. D. Miller – P. D. Hanson – S. Dean McBride (eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion. Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1987) 617-644. [includes an updated and abbreviated version of the preceding Hebrew-language study]

Goshen-Gottstein, M. H., "Modern Jewish Bible Exegesis and Biblical Theology", in Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Division A: The Bible and its World (Jerusalem: The World Union of Jewish Studies, 1990) 39-50.

Greenberg, M., "Jewish Conceptions of the Human Factor in Biblical Prophecy", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 63-77.

Greenspahn, F. E., "Jewish Ambivalence towards the Bible", HS 48 (2007) 7-21.

Greenspahn, F. E., "Jewish Theologies of Scripture", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 13-29.

Groß, W., "Der doppelte Ausgang der Bibel Israels und die doppelte Leseweise des christlichen Alten Testament", in W. Groß (ed.), Das Judentum. Eine bleibende Herausforderung christlicher Identität (Mainz: Grünewald, 2001) 9-25.

Haas, P. J., "The Book of Daniel: The Strange End of Biblical Theology", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 249-262.

Kalimi, I., "Religionsgeschichte Israels oder Theologie des Alten Testaments? Das jüdische Interesse an der Biblischen Theologie", JBT 10 (1995) 45-68; = "History of Israelite Religion or Old Testament Theology? Jewish Interest in Biblical Theology", SJOT 11 (1997) 100-123. The English text was reprinted with a slightly expanded title: “History of Israelite Religion or Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Theology? Jewish Interest in Biblical Theology”, in I. Kalimi, Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy. Studies in Scriptures in the Shadow of Internal and External Controversies (Jewish and Christian Heritage Series, 2; Assen: Royal Van Gorcum, 2002) 107-134.

Kalimi, I., "The Task of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Theology between Judaism and Christianity", Hen 20 (1998) 225-241; = [same title], in W. Kim – D. Ellens – M. Floyd – M. A. Sweeney (eds.), Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium. Form, Concept, and Theological Perspective (Studies in Antiquity and Christianity; Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000) 230-251.

Kalimi, I., "Die Bibel und die klassisch-jüdische Bibelauslegung. Eine interpretations- und religionsgeschichtliche Studie", ZAW 114 (2002) 594-610.

Kalimi, I., Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy. Studies in Scriptures in the Shadow of Internal and External Controversies (Jewish and Christian Heritage Series, 2: Assen: Royal Van Gorcum, 2002).

Kalimi, I. (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012).

Kalimi, I., "Models for Jewish Bible Theologies", HBT 39 (2017) 107-133.

Koch, K., "Der doppelte Ausgang des Alten Testaments in Judentum und Christentum", JBTh 6 (1991) 215-42.

Krapf, T., Yehezkel Kaufmann. Ein Lebens- und Erkenntnisweg zur Theologie der hebräischen Bibel (Studien zu Kirche und Israel, 11; Berlin: Institut Kirche und Judentum, 1990).

Lemke, W. E., "Is Old Testament Theology an Essentially Christian Theological Discipline?" HBT 11 (1989) 59-71.

Levenson, J. D., "Why Jews Are Not Interested in Biblical Theology", in J. Neusner – B. A. Levine – E. S. Frerichs (eds.), Judaic Perspectives on Ancient Israel (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1987) 281-307; = "Warum Juden sich nicht für die biblische Theologie interessieren", EvT 51 (1991) 402-430. Revised version in Levenson, The Hebrew Bible... (1993) 33-61 (notes pp. 165-170) [see below].

Levenson, J. D., "Theological Consensus or Historicist Evasion? Jews and Christians in Biblical Studies", in R. Brooks – J. J. Collins (eds.), Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? Studying the Bible in Judaism and Christianity (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, 5; Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990) 109-145. Revised version in Levenson, The Hebrew Bible ... (1993) 82-105 (notes pp. 174-177).

Levenson, J. D., "Liberation Theology and the Exodus", Reflections (Spring 1991) 2-12; reprinted in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 215-230. [discussion with Jorge V. Pixley, On Exodus: A Liberation Perspective (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1987)]

Levenson, J. D., "Exodus and Liberation", HBT 13 (1991) 134-174. Revised version in Levenson, The Hebrew Bible ... (1993) 127-159 (notes pp. 180-183).

Levenson, J. D., The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism. Jews and Christians in Biblical Study (Louisville, KY: Westminster /John Knox, 1993).

Levenson, J. D., "The Exodus and Biblical Theology: A Rejoinder to John J. Collins", BTB 26 (1996) 4-10; reprinted in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 263-275. [discussion with J. J. Collins, "The Exodus and Biblical Theology", BTB 25 (1995) 152-160; reprinted in Bellis & Kaminsky, op. cit., 247-261.]

Levenson, J. D., "The Universal Horizon of Biblical Particularism", in M. G. Brett (ed.), Ethnicity and the Bible (Biblical Interpretation Series, 19; Leiden: Brill, 1996) 143-169.

Levenson, J. D., "The Perils of Engaged Scholarship: A Rejoinder to Jorge Pixley", in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 239-246. [discussion with J. Pixley, "History and Particularity in Reading the Hebrew Bible: A Response to Jon D. Levenson", ibid., 231-238.]

Lichtenstein, M. H., "An Interpersonal Theology of the Hebrew Bible", in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 61-82.

Linafelt, T. (ed.), Strange Fire: Reading the Bible After the Holocaust (The Biblical Seminar, 71; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).

Lux, R., "'Biblia – Bücher – Ein Buch': Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig und die Suche nach einer Biblischen Theologie", Mitteilungen und Beiträge: Forschungsstelle Judentum an der Theologischen Fakultät Leipzig 10/11 (April 1996) 11-43.

Neusner, J. – B. D. Chilton, "Who Owns the Bible? A Judaeo-Christian Argument", New Blackfriars 84 (2003) 199-209.

Neusner, J., Is Scripture the Origin of the Halakhah? (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005).

Perdue, L. G., Reconstructing Old Testament Theology: After The Collapse Of History (Overtures to Biblical Theology; Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2005) 183-238 (Chapter 6: "From Jewish Tradition to Biblical Theology: The Tanakh as a Source for Jewish Theology and Practice").

Ratheiser, G. M. H., "Mitzvoth" Ethics and the Jewish Bible: The End of Old Testament Theology (LHB/OTS 460; New York and London, T & T Clark, 2007).

Rendtorff, R., "The Future of Biblical Theology. A Jewish and Christian Interpretation", TJT 5 (1989) 280-292.

Rendtorff, R., "Toward a Common Jewish-Christian Reading of the Hebrew Bible", in R. Brooks – J. J. Collins (eds.), Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? Studying the Bible in Judaism and Christianity (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, 5; Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990) 89-108; = [same title], in R. Rendtorff, Canon and Theology Overtures to an Old Testament Theology (Overtures to Biblical Theology; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993; Edinburgh: Clark, 1994) 31-45; = "Wege zu einem gemeinsamen jüdisch-christlichen Umgang mit dem Alten Testament", EvT 51 (1991) 431-444. [dialogue with Levenson especially]

Rendtorff, R., "Old Testament Theology, Tanakh Theology, or Biblical Theology? Reflections in an Ecumenical Context", Bib 73 (1992) 441-451.

Rendtorff, R., "The Hebrew Bible in the Framework of Christian-Jewish Relations in Post-Holocaust Germany", in T. Linafelt (ed.), Strange Fire. Reading the Bible after the Holocaust (The Biblical Seminar, 71; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000) 76-85.

Rom-Shiloni, D., "Hebrew Bible Theology: A Jewish Descriptive Approach", JR 96 (2016) 165-184.

Sierra, S. J. (ed.), La lettura ebraica delle Scritture (Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1995).

Slama, P., "A Theology of the Jewish Bible? Hesitations and Start-Ups", in C. Cordoni – G. Langer (eds.), "Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning (Prov. 1:5): Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday (Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums, 90; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016) 713-744.

Sommer, B. D., "Revelation at Sinai in the Hebrew Bible and in Jewish Theology", JR 79 (1999) 422-451.

Sommer, B. D., "Unity and Plurality in Jewish Canons: The Case of the Oral and Written Torahs", in C. Helmer – C. Landmesser (eds.), One Scripture or Many? Canon from Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) 108-150.

Sommer, B. D., "Ein neues Modell für Biblische Theologie", in B. Janowski (ed.), Theologie und Exegese des Alten Testaments / der Hebräischen Bibel: Zwischenbilanz und Zukunftsperspektiven (SBS Jubiläumsband, 200; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2005) 187-212.

Sommer, B. D., "Dialogical Biblical Theology: A Jewish Approach to Reading Scripture Theologically", in L. Perdue (ed.), Biblical Theology: Introducing the Conversation (Library of Biblical Theology, 1; Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2009) 1-53.265-285.

Sommer, B. D., "Two Introductions to Scripture: James Kugel and the Possibility of Biblical Theology", JQR 100 (2010) 153-182.

Sommer, B. D., "Psalm I and the Canonical Shaping of Jewish Scripture", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 199-221.

Sperling, S. D., "The Law and the Prophet", in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 123-136. Reprinted in S. D. Sperling, Ve-Eileh Divrei David: Essays in Semitics, Hebrew Bible and History of Biblical Scholarship (CHANE 88; Leiden: Brill, 2017) 229-242.

Sweeney, M. A., "Tanak versus Old Testament: Concerning the Foundation for a Jewish Theology of the Bible", in H. T. C. Sun – K. L. Eades (eds.), Problems in Biblical Theology. Essays in Honor of Rolf Knierim (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997) 353-372.

Sweeney, M. A., "Reconceiving the Paradigms of Old Testament Theology in the Post-Shoah Period", BibInt 6 (1998) 142-161; reprinted (with slight modifications) in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures (SBLSymS 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 155-172.

Sweeney, M. A., "The Emerging Field of Jewish Biblical Theology", in Z. Garber (ed.), Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000) 83-105.

Sweeney, M. A., "Jewish Biblical Theology", in F. Greenspahn (ed.), The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship (New York: New York University Press, 2008) 191-208.

Sweeney, M. A., "Jewish Biblical Theology and Christian Old Testament Theology", TLZ 134 (2009) 397-410.

Sweeney, M. A., et al., "Biblical Theology", EBR 3 (2011) 1137-1176. Details: I. Hebrew Bible / Old Testament (M. A. Sweeney) 1137-1149; II. New Testament (J. D. G. Dunn) 1149-1159; III. Judaism (B. D. Sommer) 1159-1169; IV. Christianity (S. W. Hahn) 1169-1176.

Sweeney, M. A., "Foundations for a Jewish Theology of the Hebrew Bible: Prophets in Dialogue", in I. Kalimi (ed.), Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) 161-186. A later version of the second part of this paper is included in M. A. Sweeney, "Reading Prophetic Books", in his Reading Prophetic Books: Form, Intertextuality, and Reception in Prophetic and Post-Biblical Literature (FAT 89; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014) 19-31.

Sweeney, M. A., "Jewish Biblical Theology: An Ongoing Dialogue", Int 70 (2016) 314-325.

Tsevat, M., "Theology of the Old Testament – A Jewish View", HBT 8 (2, 1986) 33-50; = "Theologie des Alten Testaments – eine jüdische Sicht", in M. Klopfenstein – U. Luz – S. Talmon – E. Tov (eds.), Mitte der Schrift? Ein jüdisch-christliches Gespräch. Texte des Berner Symposions vom 6.-12. Januar 1985 (Judaica et Christiana, 11; Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 1987) 329-341.

Uffenheimer, B., "Some Reflections on Modern Jewish Biblical Research", in B. Uffenheimer – H. Graf Reventlow (eds.), Creative Biblical Exegesis. Christian and Jewish Hermeneutics through the Centuries (JSOTSup 59; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988) 161-174.

Unterman, J., Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics (JPS Essential Judaism Series; Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2017).

Weiss, M., "Zur Frage einer jüdischen Hermeneutik in der Tanach-Forschung", in M. Klopfenstein – U. Luz – S. Talmon – E. Tov (eds.), Mitte der Schrift? Ein jüdisch-christliches Gespräch. Texte des Berner Symposions vom 6.-12. Januar 1985 (Judaica et Christiana, 11; Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 1987) 29-43.

Wohlmuth, J., "Jüdische Hermeneutik", JBT 12 (1997) 193-220.

Wolf, A. J., "Biblical Theology: Is It Good for the Jews?", Judaism 49 (2000) 363-372.

Zenger, E., "Ist das Projekt 'Theologie der Hebräischen Bibel / des Alten Testaments' überhaupt bibelgemäß? Response auf den Vortrag von Shimon Gesundheit", in P. D. Hanson – B. Janowski (eds.), Biblische Theologie: Beiträge des Symposiums "Das Alte Testament und die Kultur der Moderne" anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags Gerhard von Rads (1901-1971), Heidelberg, 18.-21. Oktober 2001 (Altes Testament und Moderne, 14; Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005) 65-68.

Zevit, Z., "Jewish Biblical Theology: Whence? Why? And Whither?", HUCA 76 (2005) 289–340.