ReViews: Short-Takes on Ancient Israel and on Jesus
Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
By Eric H. Cline
(New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009), 168 pp., $11.95
Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
By Richard Bauckham
(New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011), 144 pp., $11.95
Reviewed by Leonard Greenspoon
Oxford University Press has published more than 300 “short introductions” to almost every imaginable topic (and some, frankly, that I never would have imagined). Among them are the two diminutive volumes under review here. Leaving aside for the moment the question of whether such books are really needed, and for whom, I will briefly (as, I suppose, befits short texts) look at each.

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