Year End Review

From time to time it is useful to review what work remains outstanding – especially as more is being added on a weekly basis. The following listing gives some idea of what material is likely to appear on my websites during the next year.

I am particularly grateful to those who have taken out PayPal subscriptions to support this site recently. This helps towards achieving my aim of being able to work on the websites full-time.

 

Material Currently Under Negotiation with Copyright Holders(s):

Tables of Contents

Crux

Scottish Bulletin on Evangelical Theology

 

Bibliographies

Donald Wiseman

G.B. Caird

 

Articles

Articles by Donald Wiseman (various sources)

 

Material in Preparation

Bibliographies

Carl Armerding (almost ready)

John Barton Payne

 

Tables of Contents

Anvil (to be finalised in the next few weeks)

Bibliotheca Sacra

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

Eternity

The Harvester

Review & Expositor

The Witness

 

Articles

Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society (complete run of issues Vols 1-11 in progress)

Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (all of F F Bruce’s articles)

Canadian Journal of Theology (various articles)

Evangelical Quarterly (various articles)

Evangelical Review of Theology (various articles)

Faith & Thought (various articles)

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute (various articles)

Vox Evangelica (complete series in progress)

 

Books

Sir William Ramsay by W. Ward Gasque (awaiting copy from British Library)

NT Interpretation (edited by I.H. Marshall)

Reconciliation and Hope (Essays in Honour for Leon Morris)

Christ the Lord (essays in Honour of Donald Guthrie) – on hold as IVP are charging £30 per chapter for use of this work!

E.J. Young’s PhD. Thesis – delayed due to the large anount of handwritten Greek and Hebrew text in the footnotes

A New Bibliographic Resource on the Book of Esther

I have just received details of the following book, which may be of interest to some:

Edith Lubetski and Meir Lubetski, The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-905048-33-5. pp.288.

This comprehensive bibliography to scholarly works on the biblical book of Esther contains over 1900 references. It includes titles of books, collected works, Festschriften, theses, journal articles, essays in collections, encyclopedia and dictionary articles, and online material. It is a classified bibliography, arranged in three categories-commentaries, biblical chapters and verses, and subject headings in alphabetical order.

The scope of the bibliography is international, and its focus is on research from the last hundred years. Scholars, students, clergy, and librarians — among them literary scholars, sociologists, historians, linguists, art historians, feminists, and Christian and Jewish scholars — will find this unique volume an indispensable resource and stimulus to further research.

Edith Lubetski is Head Librarian, Hedi Steinberg Library, Yeshiva University, New York. Meir Lubetski is Professor of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Baruch College, City University of New York.

REVIEWS

The authors of this bibliography have given us a marvelous work, one composed with great industry, patience and skill. Its broad coverage, including older commentaries that might not be so well known, will make it a most valuable resource to both scholars and students. Also, the authors have carefully brought out the multiple topics in a work, not always clear from its title, and have greatly facilitated the researcher’s task by giving full listings under each subject, without the need for cross references. It’s a bibliography fit for a queen!

Peter Kearney, Library of Congress Hebraica Team, retired

The Book of Esther is, to say the least, enigmatic. Of all the biblical texts recovered amongst the so-called Dead Sea Scrolls, there is no trace of Esther. Indeed, the rabbis of yore argued over its inclusion in the biblical canon, for how can it be a holy text if God and God’s Name are absent? Yet this small book of the Bible has inspired scholarly exegetes and popular novelists, as the Lubetskis demonstrate in this exemplary bibliography of two-hundred and eighty-six pages. I daresay it sets a standard that others will have to match. And, Deo volente, would that others attempt to tackle the remaining twenty-three books of the Hebrew Bible!

Philip E. Miller, Director, the Klau Library
Hebrew Union-College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York

Past President, the Association of Jewish Libraries, 1982-1984

The Lubetskis have created a comprehensive and thoughtfully organized bibliography of Esther scholarship. It will undoubtedly be a valuable tool in all areas of Esther studies.

Professor Michael Fox, University of Wisconsin