Thursday, December 10, 2009

Newest Acquisitions

Since returning from the SBL meeting in New Orleans I have been busy with grading papers etc for the two classes I am teaching at Baylor, so I have not had much time to post anything.

While at SBL I made two new acquisitions:

Cynthia Long Westfall, A Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relationship between Form and Meaning.
-At $50 it was the cheapest I had ever seen it, new or used, so I bit the bullet and bought it.

Jason A. Whitlark, Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of the Reciprocity Systems of the Ancient Mediterranean World.

Today, when I arrived home after getting some needed shopping done, I found a nice parcel from Germany with these two volumes:

Wendelini Steinbach, Opera Exegetica Quae Supersunt Omnia: Volumen II: Commentarii in Epistolam ad Hebraeos Pars Prima.

----------, Opera Exegetica Quae Supersunt Omnia: Volumen III: Commentarii in Epistolam ad Hebraeos Pars Altera.
-These two books contain Steinbach's lectures on Hebrews in 1516-1517. The volumes are edited by Helmut Feld. Even though I purchased them "used" the books look to be new; they are in beautiful condition.


  1. Getting Westfall for $50 is a steal! At SBL 2007 I got if $70, and I thought that was a steal. I did get her to autograph it for me though.

  2. Relatively speaking, it was. The representatives from T & T Clark said that some of these monographs eventually go into paperback form, but there was no guarantee that this book would be one of them, so I was of two minds about purchasing the book or waiting. I still think the prices of some of these books are ridiculously exorbitant. I saw Cynthia at the conference but only got to greet her briefly this year.

  3. her title is funny, do you mean "Form and Meaning"" why Form and Meeting? Sounds like it would quite enlightening to read.