A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism. Edited by Matthias Henze. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. xv + 568 pp. A collection of eighteen newly commissioned articles on the use and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Jewish literature from the Hebrew Bible to the beginnings of rabbinic literature.
â€śHenzeâ€™s Companion strikes a fine balance between breadth and depth. The Companion puts readers in contact with a variety of scholarly perspectives on a broad range of Jewish texts composed over the span of some five hundred years, roughly from the end of the biblical period to the Mishnah. Readers will readily appreciate the Companion as a most useful aid to the study of early Jewish biblical interpretation.â€ť Don Carlson, H-Judaic Book Reviews, October 2012.