Forthcoming Books 2008 (as advertised in SBL Nov programme)

Here is a brief list of books I might be tempted to buy at SBL…maybe I will follow around Mike Bird and his shameless attempts to be gifted books since SBL falls on his birthday – I can only hope to collect the scraps that fall from his table (remember Mike, Jesus granted to the Canaanite her request; Matt 15.27-8)!  Anyway, here goes:

Words Well Spoken: George Kennedy’s Rhetoric of the New Testament (eds. C.C. Black and D.F. Watson; contains 9 essays; Baylor Press)

Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 CE) (T. Donaldson; Baylor; 580 pages)

We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry (G.K. Beale; IVP)

Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God (J.R. Daniel Kirk; Eerdmans)

The Word Leaps the Gap: FS for R.B. Hays (Eerdmans)

Colossians and Philemon (D. Moo; Pillar; Eerdmans)

Colossians (J. Sumney; WJK)

Acts (M. Parsons; Paideia; Baker)

Body, Soul and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible (J. Green; Baker)

I notice that there are several commentaries on Colossians (see also Ben Witherington’s new one) – since Mike Bird is working on a Colossians commentary, I think he will look especially pitiful (perhaps even tears?) as he sulks around the book stalls carrying a heavy burden (both literal [of books] and metaphorical).