Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives Edited by Phyllis Trible and Letty M. Russell. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006, xii + 211 pgs.

Reviewed by Carol Bakhos, UCLA

Carol Bakhos is Associate Professor of Late Antique Judaism and Jewish Studies at UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture. Professor Bakhos was recently awarded a Mellon Grant for the 2006-07 academic year to study Qur'anic scriptural interpretation at Princeton, where she was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Professor Bakhos has written numerous articles in her field, edited two volumes, Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Leiden: EJ Brill, 2004) and Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Leiden: EJ Brill, 2006), and is the author of a monograph entitled Ishmael on the Border: Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab (New York: SUNY Press, 2006; recipient of Koret Foundation grant). Professor Bakhos will be Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies for this academic year.

Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 2009) pp. 84-90