This volume explores how Jewish and Christian religious commitments affect theological appraisals of the Hebrew Scriptures. Further, it documents how contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue influences modern critical reflection on the theology of the Hebrew Bible. Growing out of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section, this volume presents essays by leading Jewish and Christian scholars of the Hebrew Bible that capture central debates emerging from the changed landscape in which Jews and Christians now study the Bible in each other’s presence. In addition, they reflect the excitement generated by the greater clarity and new depths of meaning that Jews and Christians perceive in the biblical text when they work together in the task of interpretation. Thus Joseph’s words in Gen 43:3 become prophetic for a new situation: “You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.”
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