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The Society of Biblical Literature publishes books with a scholarly focus, as well as works intended to convey the finest biblical scholarship to wider audiences: students in college, university, and seminary courses; leaders in church and synagogue settings; and members of the general public interested in biblical study. The SBL focuses on the needs of biblical scholars and students by creating resources for the classroom and research and fosters the professional development of biblical scholars by creating venues for publication, enhancing editorial skills, and providing critical responses to manuscripts submitted for publication. HEB here includes three distinguished series from the SBL’s catalog: Writings from the Ancient World, currently edited by Theodore J. Lewis; Writings from the Greco-Roman World, currently edited by David Konstan and Johan C. Thom; and Ancient Israel and Its Literature, general series editor Thomas C. Römer.

The titles in this series are designated by their series logo.  

Writings from the Ancient World
Writings from the Greco-Roman World
Ancient Israel and Its Literature


Writings from the Ancient World

Author Title Date
Allen, James P. The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts 2005
Beckman, Gary A. The Ahhiyawa Texts 2011
Beckman, Gary A. Hittite Diplomatic Texts 1997
Cohen, Yoram Wisdom from the Late Bronze Age 2013
Foster, John L. Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry 1995
Frood, Elizabeth Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt 2007
Glassner, Jean-Jacques Mesopotamian Chronicles 2004
Hoffner, Harry Letters from the Hittite Kingdom 2009
Hoffner, Jr., Harry A. and Beckman, Gary M. Hittite Myths 1998
Holtz, Shalom E. Neo-Babylonian Trial Records 2014
Leprohon, Ronald The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary 2013
Lindenberger, James M. Ancient Aramaic and Hebrew Letters 1994
Maidman, Maynard Nuzi Texts and Their Uses as Historical Evidence 2010
Michalowski, Piotr Letters from Early Mesopotamia 1993
Miller, Jared Royal Hittite Instructions 2013
Murnane, William J. Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt 1995
Nissinen, Martti, Seow, C. L., and Robert K. Ritner Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East 2003
Pardee, Dennis Ritual and Cult at Ugarit 2002
Parker, Simon B. Ugaritic Narrative Poetry 1997
Ritner, Robert The Libyan Anarchy: Inscriptions from Egypt's Third Intermediate Period 2009
Roth, Martha T. Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor 1997
Scurlock, JoAnn Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine 2014
Singer, Itamar The Calm Before the Storm: Selected Writings of Itamar Singer on the End of the Late Bronze Age in Anatolia and the Levant 2011
Singer, Itamar Hittite Prayers 2002
Strudwick, Nigel C. Texts from the Pyramid Age 2005
Vanstiphout, Herman Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta 2003

Writings from the Greco-Roman World

Author Title Date
Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw and Maclean, Jennifer K. Berenson Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E. 2004
Albl, Martin C. Pseudo-Gregory of Nyssa: Testimonies against the Jews 2004
Allen, Pauline John Chrysostom, Homilies on Philippians 2013
Amidon, Philip R. Philostorgius: Church History 2007
Aristaenetus, Peter Bing and Regina Höschele Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters 2014
Brodd, Jeffrey, and Jonathan L. Reed Rome and Religion: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on the Imperial Cult 2011
Eastman, David Paul the Martyr: The Cult of the Apostle in the Latin West 2011
Gibson, Craig A. Libanius's Progymnasmata: model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric 2008
Greer, Rowan Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on the Minor Pauline Epistles 2010
Harrak, Amir The Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle 2005
Henry, W. Benjamin Philodemus, On Death 2009
Herzer, Jens 4 Baruch (Paraleipomena Jeremiou) 2005
Hill, Robert C. Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on Psalms 1-81 2006
Hill, Robert C. Theodoret of Cyrus: Commentary on Daniel 2006
Hill, Robert C. Diodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51 2005
Hock, Ronald F., and O'Neil, Edward N. The Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric: Classroom Exercises 2002
Hock, Ronald F. The Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric: Commentaries on Aphthonius's Progymnasmata 2012
Horn, Cornelia B. and Phenix, Robert R. John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus 2008
Kennedy, George A. Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric 2003
Kennedy, George A. Invention and Method: Two Rhetorical Treatises from the Hermogenic Corpus 2005
Lamberton, Robert Proclus the Successor on Poetics and the Homeric Poems: Essays 5 and 6 of His Commentary on the Republic of Plato 2012
Maclean, Jennifer K. Berenson and Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw Flavius Philostratus: Heroikos 2001
Maclean, Jennifer K. Berenson and Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw Flavius Philostratus: On Heroes 2002
Norris, Richard Gregory of Nyssa: Homilies on the Song of Songs 2012
Ramelli, Ilaria Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts 2009
Russell, Donald A. and Konstan, David Heraclitus: Homeric Problems 2005
Salzman, Michele Renee The Letters of Symmachus: Book 1 2011
Springer, Carl Sedulius, the Paschal Song and Hymns 2013
Tsouna, Voula Philodemus, On Property Management 2013
Turner, John Plato's Parmenides and Its Heritage, Volume 1: History and Interpretation from the Old Academy to Later Platonism and Gnosticism 2010
Turner, John Plato's Parmenides and Its Heritage: Volume 2: Reception in Patristic, Gnostic, and Christian Neoplatonic Texts 2010

Ancient Israel and Its Literature

Author Title Date
Boda, Mark Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response 2012
deClaisse-Walford (ed.), Nancy L. The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship 2014
Dozeman, Thomas B., and Thomas Römer Pentateuch, Hexateuch, or Enneateuch?: Identifying Literary Works in Genesis through Kings 2011
Edenburg, Cynthia Is Samuel Among the Deuteronomists?: Current Views on the Place of Samuel in a Deuteronomistic History 2013
Hibbard, Todd Formation and Intertextuality in Isaiah 24-27 2013
Jacobs, Mignon Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History 2013
Kelle, Brad E., and Frank Richtel Ames Interpreting Exile: Displacement and Deportation in Biblical and Modern Contexts 2011
Kelle, Brad E., and Frank Richtel Ames Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts 2014
Leuchter, Mark, and Jeremy M. Hutton Levites and Priests in Biblical History and Tradition 2011
Lipton, Diana Universalism and Particularism at Sodom and Gomorrah: Essays in Memory of Ron Pirson 2012
Sneed, Mark R. The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes: A Social-Science Perspective 2012
Stökl, Jonathan Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East 2013
Tucker Jr., W. Dennis Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107-150 2014

rev. 11/29/2016