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The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies Provides a comprehensive survey of Biblical scholarship in a variety of disciplines.



Avigad, N. 1976. Bullae and Seals from a Post-Exilic Judean Archive, Qedem 4, Jerusalem: Hebrew University.

Binder, Donald D. 1999. Into the Temple Courts: The Place of the Synagogues in the Second Temple Period. SBL DS 169. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph 1995. Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox.

Bowman, Alan K., and Woolf, Greg, eds. 1994. Literacy and Power in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chiat, M. J. S. 1982. Handbook of Synagogue Architecture. BJS 29. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

Cook, M. J. 1978. Mark's Treatment of the Jewish Leaders. NTSupp 51. Leiden: Brill.

Crenshaw, James L. 1998. Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence. AB Reference Library. New York: Doubleday.

Fine, Steven 1997. This Holy Place: On the Sanctity of the Synagogue during the Greco-Roman Period. Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, 11. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press.

———ed. 1999. Jews, Christians, and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue: Cultural Interaction during the Greco-Roman Period. Baltimore Studies in the History of Judaism. London and New York: Routledge.

Grabbe, Lester L. 1988. ‘Synagogues in Pre-70 Palestine: A Re-assessment’, JTS 39: 401–10; repr. in Urman and Flesher (1995), i. 17–26.

———1995. Priests, Prophets, Diviners, Sages: A Socio-historical Study of Religious Specialists in Ancient Israel. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press International.

Griffiths, J. Gwyn 1987. ‘Egypt and the Rise of the Synagogue’. JTS 38:1–15; repr. Urman and Flesher (1995), i. 3–16.

Hachlili, Rachel 1997. ‘The Origin of the Synagogue: A Re-assessment’. JSJ 28: 34–47.

Harris, William V. 1989. Ancient Literacy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Hezser, Catherine 2001. Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine. TSAJ 81. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Horst, Pieter W. van der 1999. ‘Was the Synagogue a Place of Sabbath Worship before 70 CE?’. In Fine (1999), 18–43.

Kee, Howard Clark 1990. ‘The Transformation of the Synagogue after 70 C.E.: Its Import for Early Christianity’. NTS 36:1–24.

McKay, Heather A. 1994. Sabbath and Synagogue: The Question of Sabbath Worship in Ancient Judaism. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 122. Leiden: Brill.

Millard, A. R. 1985. ‘An Assessment of the Evidence of Writing in Ancient Israel’. In Biblical Archaeology Today: Proceedings of the International Congress of Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem 1984, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 301–12.

Niditch, Susan 1996. Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox; London: SPCK.

Schams, Christine 1998. Jewish Scribes in the Second-Temple Period. JSOTS.S 291. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

Schwartz, Daniel R. 1992. Studies in the Jewish Background of Christianity. WUNT 60. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Street, B. V. 1984. Literacy in Theory and Practice. Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Urman, Dan, and Flesher, Paul V. M., eds. 1995. Ancient Synagogues: Historical Analysis and Archaeological Discovery, i, ii. SPB 47. Leiden: Brill.

Young, I. M. 1998. ‘Israelite Literacy: Interpreting the Evidence’. VT 48: 239–53, 408–22.

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