|Professor Soggin at the Burkitt Awards|
I think the book offers a clear, balanced and judicious presentation of the subject. Professor Soggin was a visiting professor of the Old Testament in the Biblicum (Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome) when I was student there from 1995-1999.
Curious if he has new books in English that Arnoldus Library does not yet have, I googled his name and found out that he died just very recently on Oct. 27, 2010 in Rome after a prolonged illness. He was 84.
Please click on here for the write up on him when received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy.
Click here for a review of his last book in English, Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals (transl. John Bowden, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 2001).
Click also here to read in Google Books one of his most popular books, Introduction to the Old Testament