Dr. Robert Holmstedt on Writing Book Reviews

Robert Holmstedt of the University of Toronto recently posted a piece over at Ancient Hebrew Grammar on the function of book reviews, in light of a few negative reviews of his book Ruth: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text.  He makes some great comments on what a review should aim for, especially how reviews ought to assess the success of any work based on the author’s purpose (and the series’ purpose, if it is a volume in a series).  I recommend that all my students take a look at what Holmstedt has to say on this.

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Filed under Biblical Scholars, Book Reviews, Hebrew Language, Linguistics

One response to “Dr. Robert Holmstedt on Writing Book Reviews

  1. I read lots of Book Reviews online and yes writing of book reviews is also an art, you should know what you are writing and equally important is how you are writing.

    Thanks,
    C

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