Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Current Wish List

If some generous benefactor happened to be willing to pick up my tab on a spending spree at my purchases would probably include:

John Meier, A Marginal Jew, vols. 2-3 (and 4 when available)
E.P. Sanders, Jesus and Judaism
[The fact that I consider myself a historical Jesus specialist and I don't own a copy of these books suggests that I should be slapped in the face with a very soggy fish]
Ben F. Meyer, The Aims of Jesus
J. Becker, Jesus of Nazareth
Markus Bockmuehl, This Jesus

Martin Hengel, Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ

Joel Marcus, Mark 1-8 (AB)
E. Achtemeier, Mark (Hermeneia - when out)

John Nolland, Matthew (NIGTC)
Craig S. Keener, Matthew
William Davies & Dale Allison, Saint Matthew (ICC)

J. Christian Beker, Paul the Apostle
D.A. Carson et. al., Justification and Variegated Nomism vol. 2
Charles Talbert, Romans
Robert E. Jewett, Romans (Hermeneia - when out)
N.T. Wright, Philippians (ICC - so I'm told!)

G.B. Caird, New Testament Theology
I. Howard Marshall, One Jesus, Many Witnesses

George Nickelsburg, Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins
Jacob Neusner, The Mishnah

Scot McKnight, Embracing Grace
Phil Jenkins, The Second Christendom [I think]

Apart from the cost, the problem is also finding the time to read them.

Thank goodness for libraries, RBL, Dove-books and second-hand shops!


Sean du Toit said...

Wow, I'm afraid this is unacceptable Mr. Bird. How can you not own Meyer's The Aims of Jesus? Tutt, Tutt.

J. B. Hood said...

Jenkins book is The Next Christendom (on non-Western Christianity). Very interesting read, he's done his homework but packaged it all well.

Would you possibly be interested in some trades? Say, if someone had two or three of those books and was interested in wheeling and dealing? Or if some young American with a large knapsack could find some cheap versions( and bring them over?

Is that book by Marshall a new one on historical Jesus, or is it his NT Theology ("One Gospel, Many witnesses)?


Michael F. Bird said...


If you can find those books really, really cheap - let me know and I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the offer anyway. Also, I earnestly pray that coke-a-cola is cheap and plentiful in Scotland.

J. B. Hood said...

What would you trade for Keener's Matthew and Marshall's NT Theology (One Gospel, Many Witnesses)?

Oh, and I'll throw in some coca-cola as well.

BTW, Mike, Coke just came out with "Coke Zero"--tastes almost exactly like regular coke only with no calories (helpful while we're sitting around reading all those books). Unbelievable. Not like Diet Coke at all.