Emotions and the Bible: An Introductory Bibliography
An introductory bibliography of emotions and the Bible by Denver Seminary student Brandon C. Benziger.
Brandon C. Benziger
Latest revision on August 17, 2015.
Recent research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience has demonstrated that emotions are not, as we once thought, irrational, animalistic impulses to be suppressed and ignored. Instead, emotions are rich, cognitive phenomena essential to human health and the moral life. Appropriating such insight in their own work, dozens of biblical scholars and theologians have shown a recent surge of interest in the topic.  This bibliography seeks to make the surprisingly large body of resultant literature accessible to a broader audience. It is intended not only to stimulate academic research in biblical studies and theology more generally, but also to aid preachers, teachers, counselors, and translators in their own work and ministry.
A few comments on the structure and inclusion of material are in order. It should be noted at the outset that this does not intend to be an exhaustive listing, but rather a selective and representative one, hopefully leading to further research. Accordingly, I have avoided citing older works, unpublished studies, dictionary entries, analyses that are only implicitly concerned with emotion, and works in languages other than English. Exceptions to this are sometimes included because they are important in their own right or otherwise the only works of their kind. The list is also selective in that it focuses, as has recent research, on human, rather than divine, emotions. Still, I have sought to be fairly comprehensive in coverage, canvassing a variety of topics, theological traditions, and critical approaches.
Also to be noted here is that the subheadings under “Theoretical Considerations” and “Bible Backgrounds” are intended to provide a theoretical and contextual backdrop for the study of emotions in the Bible and so are intentionally not as full as the sections on the Old and New Testaments. Certain disciplines, moreover, are collapsed under a single heading because they share obvious affinities and are often discussed together. Works explicitly dealing with both the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East are listed under “Ancient Near East,” not least because this category is poorly developed at present. And the three-fold Jewish division of the Hebrew Bible has been used for ease of categorization. Asterisks, lastly, mark some of the outstanding entries in each category.
Further lists of resources can be found in the footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies of the works cited below, as well as in the excellent but now outdated collection by John Corrigan, Eric Crump, and John Kloos, Emotion and Religion: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000).
 Scholarly societies have even devoted entire research groups to the matter. See, e.g., the Society of Biblical Literature’s Bible and Emotion Consultation (http://www.sbl-site.org/Meetings/Congresses_ProgramUnits.aspx?MeetingId=27, under “Bible and Emotion”), the American Academy of Religion’s Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group (https://papers.aarweb.org/content/religion-affect-and-emotion-group), and the European Association of Biblical Studies’ Emotions and the Biblical World Research Group (https://eabs.net/site/research-groups/general/emotions-and-the-biblical-world/ [all links accessed August 12, 2015]). Interested readers are invited to find a variety of relevant papers presented at past meetings, some of which are to be published in the near future, by accessing the links above.
The following categories are found below:
Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience
Aichhorn, Wolfgang, and Helmut Kronberger. “The Nature of Emotions: A Psychological Perspective.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 515–25. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Damasio, Antonio R. Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.
Davidson, Richard J., Klaus R. Scherer, and H. Hill Goldsmith, eds. Handbook of Affective Sciences. Series in Affective Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Dixon, Thomas. From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Elliott, Matthew A. “The Emotional Core of Love: The Centrality of Emotion in Christian Psychology and Ethics.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 31, no. 2 (2012): 105–117.
Goldie, Peter, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Gregg, Melissa, and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds. The Affect Theory Reader. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
Griffiths, Paul E. “Current Emotion Research in Philosophy.” Emotion Review 5, no. 2 (2013): 215–22.
Kagan, Jerome. What Is Emotion? History, Measures, and Meaning. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
*Lewis, Michael, Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, and Lisa Feldman Barrett, eds. Handbook of Emotions. 3rd ed. New York: Guildford, 2008.
*Nussbaum, Martha C. Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
*Roberts, Robert C. Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
———. Spiritual Emotions: A Psychology of Christian Virtues. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
Sander, David, and Klaus R. Scherer, eds. The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Solomon, Robert C. The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993.
Sociology and Religion
Clough, Patricia Ticineto, with Jean Halley, eds. The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
*Corrigan, John, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
———, ed. Religion and Emotion: Approaches and Interpretations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Davies, Douglas J. Emotions, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Fuller, Robert C. “Spirituality in the Flesh: The Role of Discrete Emotions in Religious Life.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75, no. 1 (2007): 25–51.
Hupka, Ralph B., Zbigniew Zaleski, Jürgen Otto, Lucy Reidl, Nadia V. Tarabrina. “Anger, Envy, Fear and Jealousy as Felt in the Body: A Five-Nation Study.” Cross-Cultural Research 30, no. 3 (1996): 243–64.
Johnson, Kathryn Ann. “The Social Construction of Emotions in the Bhagavad GÄ«tÄ: Locating Ethics in a Redacted Text.” Journal of Religious Ethics 35, no. 4 (2007): 655–79.
Lutz, Catherine A. Unnatural Emotions: Everyday Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and Their Challenge to Western Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Properzi, Mauro. Mormonism and the Emotions: An Analysis of LDS Scriptural Texts. Lanham, MD: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
*Riis, Ole, and Linda Woodhead. A Sociology of Religious Emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Roberts, Michelle Voss. Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion. Comparative Theology: Thinking across Traditions. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.
Rosaldo, Michelle Z. “Toward an Anthropology of Self and Feeling.” In Culture Theory: Essays on Mind, Self, and Emotion, edited by Richard A. Shweder and Robert A. LeVine, 137–57. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Russell, James A. “Culture and the Categorization of Emotions.” Psychological Bulletin 110, no. 3 (1991): 426–50.
Stearns, Peter N. American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style. History of Emotions Series. New York: New York University Press, 1994.
Wilson, Erika. Emotions and Spirituality in Religions and Spiritual Movements. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012.
Theology and Ethics
Cartledge, Mark J. “Affective Theological Praxis: Understanding the Direct Object of Practical Theology.” International Journal of Practical Theology 8, no. 1 (2004): 34–52.
Castelo, Daniel. “Tarrying on the Lord: Affections, Virtues and Theological Ethics in Pentecostal Perspective.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 13, no. 1 (2004): 31–56.
Cates, Diana Fritz. Aquinas on the Emotions: A Religious-Ethical Inquiry. Moral Traditions Series. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009.
Clapper, Gregory S. John Wesley on Religious Affections: His Views on Experience and Emotion and Their Role in the Christian Life and Theology. Pietist and Wesleyan Studies 1. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1989.
Cochran, Elizabeth Agnew. “The Moral Significance of Religious Affections: A Reformed Perspective on Emotions and Moral Formation.” Studies in Christian Ethics 28, no. 2 (2015): 150–62.
Gilman, James E. Fidelity of Heart: An Ethic of Christian Virtue. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
*Lister, Rob. God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.
Roberts, Robert C. “Emotions in the Christian Tradition.” In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta, 1–24. Stanford, CA: Metaphysics Research Lab, 2011. https://leibniz.stanford.edu/friends/members/view/emotion-Christian-tradition/ (accessed July 28, 2015).
*———. Emotions in the Moral Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Shaw, Karen L. H. “Divine Heartbeats and Human Echoes: A Theology of Affectivity and Implications for Mission.” Evangelical Review of Theology 37, no. 3 (2013): 196–209.
Spezio, Michael L. “The Neuroscience of Emotion and Reasoning in Social Contexts: Implications for Moral Theology.” Modern Theology 27, no. 2 (2011): 339–56.
Tallon, Andrew. “Christianity.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion, edited by John Corrigan, 111–24. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Thompson, Robert. “Process Theology and Emotion: An Introductory Exploration.” Journal of Pastoral Theology 15, no. 1 (2005): 18–38.
*Vacek, Edward Collins. “Orthodoxy Requires Orthopathy: Emotions in Theology.” Horizons 40, no. 2 (2013): 218–41.
von Hildebrand, Dietrich. The Heart: An Analysis of Human and Divine Affectivity. 1965. Reprint, South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2007.
Linguistics and Hermeneutics
Allen, Ronald J. “Feeling and Form in Biblical Interpretation.” Encounter 43, no. 1 (1982): 99–107.
Baker, Robert O. “Pentecostal Bible Reading: Toward a Model of Reading for the Formation of Christian Affections.” In Pentecostal Hermeneutics: A Reader, edited by Lee Roy Martin, 95–108. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Reprint of “Pentecostal Bible Reading: Toward a Model of Reading for the Formation of Christian Affections.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 3, no. 7 (1995): 34–48.
Caird, G. B. The Language and Imagery of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. S.vv. “Expressive” and “Feeling,” 25–32 and 48–49.
Cotterell, Peter, and Max Turner. Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1989. S.v. “Affective Language,” 294–99.
Edgerton, W. Dow. The Passion of Interpretation. Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1992.
Foolen, Ad. “The Relevance of Emotion for Language and Linguistics.” In Moving Ourselves, Moving Others: Motion and Emotion in Intersubjectivity, Consciousness and Language, edited by Ad Foolen, Ulrike M. Lüdtke, Timothy P. Racine, and Jordan Zlatev, 347–68. Consciousness & Emotion Book Series 6. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2012.
Hintz, David J. “Psycho-semantic Analysis of Emotion and Translation.” Notes on Translation 106 (1985): 18–33.
King, Phil. “Metaphor and Methodology for Cross-Cultural Investigation of Hebrew Emotions.” Journal of Translation 8, no. 1 (2012): 9–24.
Koosed, Jennifer L., and Stephen D. Moore. “Introduction: From Affect to Exegesis.” Biblical Interpretation 22, no. 4–5 (2014): 381–87.
Levy, Gabriel. “A New Method for Analyzing Emotions in Jewish Texts.” In Judaism and Emotion: Texts, Performance, Experience, edited by Sarah Ross, Gabriel Levy, and Soham Al-Suadi, 153–61. Studies in Judaism 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
*Majid, Asifa. “Current Emotion Research in the Language Sciences.” Emotion Review 4, no. 4 (2012): 432–43.
*Martin, Lee Roy. “Rhetorical Criticism and the Affective Dimension of the Biblical Text.” Journal for Semitics 23, no. 2 (2014): 339–53.
Osborne, Grant R. The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Rev. ed. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006. S.v. “Performative and Emotive Language,” 119–21.
*Schlimm, Matthew R. “Different Perspectives on Divine Pathos: An Examination of Hermeneutics in Biblical Theology.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 69, no. 4 (2007): 673–94.
Wilce, James M. Language and Emotion. Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language 25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Ancient Near East
Foster, Benjamin R. “The Person in Mesopotamian Thought.” In The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture, edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson, 117–39. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. S.v. “The inner, feeling person,” 122–24.
Fox, Michael V. “Love, Passion, and Perception in Israelite and Egyptian Love Poetry.” Journal of Biblical Literature 102, no. 2 (1983): 219–28.
Gruber, Mayer I. Aspects of Nonverbal Communication in the Ancient Near East. 2 vols. Rome: Biblical Institute, 1980.
———. “Fear, Anxiety and Reverence in Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew and Other North-west Semitic Languages.” Vetus Testamentum 40, no. 4 (1990): 411–22.
Kramer, S. N. “Love, Hate and Fear: Psychological Aspects of Sumerian Culture.” Eretz-Israel 5 (1958): 66–74.
*Larsen, M. T. “Affect and Emotion.” In Veenhof Anniversary Volume, Studies Presented to Klaas R. Veenhof on the Occasion of His Sixty-fifth Birthday, edited by W. H. van Soldt, 275–86. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, 2001.
Muffs, Yochanan. “Love and Joy as Metaphors of Willingness and Spontaneity in Cuneiform, Ancient Hebrew, and Related Literatures: Part I, Divine Investitures in the Midrash in the Light of Neo-Babylonian Royal Grants.” In Love and Joy: Law, Language, and Religion in Ancient Israel, 121–38. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1992. Reprint of “Joy and Love as Metaphorical Expressions of Willingness and Spontaneity in Cuneiform, Ancient Hebrew, and Related Literatures.” In Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults: Studies for Morton Smith at Sixty, edited by Jacob Neusner, 1–36. Leiden: Brill, 1975.
———. “Love and Joy as Metaphors of Volition in Hebrew and Related Literatures: Part II, The Joy of Giving.” In Love and Joy: Law, Language, and Religion in Ancient Israel, 121–38. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1992. Reprint of “Love and Joy as Metaphors of Volition in Hebrew and Related Literatures: Part II, The Joy of Giving.” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Studies 11 (1979): 91–111.
Snell, Daniel C. “Emotions, ancient Near East.” In The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine R. Heubner, 2390. Vol. 5. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Zwickel, Wolfgang. “The Iconography of Emotions in the Ancient Near East and in Ancient Egypt.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 1–26. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Anderson, Gary A. “Almsgiving as an Expression of Faith.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 121–32. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Corley, Jeremy. “Emotional Transformation in the Book of Baruch.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 225–51. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Di Lella, Alexander A., OFM. “The Expression of Emotion in the Book of Tobit.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 177–88. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Egger-Wenzel, Renate. “Judith’s Path from Grief to Joy – From Sackcloth to Festive Attire.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 189–223. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
*Egger-Wenzel, Renate, and Jeremy Corley, eds. Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Gregory, Bradley C. “Empathy in the Ethical Rhetoric of Ben Sira.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 103–20. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Harkins, A. K. “The Performative Reading of the Hodayot: The Arousal of Emotions and the Exegetical Generation of Texts.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 21, no. 1 (2011): 55–71.
Kreinecker, Christina M. “Emotions in Documentary Papyri: Joy and Sorrow in Everyday Life.” In Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul, edited by Renate Egger-Wenzel and Jeremy Corley, 451–72. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
Mermelstein, Ari. “Love and Hate at Qumran: The Social Construction of Sectarian Emotion.” Dead Sea Discoveries 20, no. 2 (2013): 237–63.
Weitzman, S. “Warring against Terror: The War Scroll and the Mobilization of Emotion.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 40, no. 2 (2009): 213–41.
Braund, Susanna Morton, and Christopher Gill, eds. The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
*Fitzgerald, John T., ed. Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought. Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies. London: Routledge, 2008.
Graver, Margaret R. Stoicism and Emotions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Harris, William V. Restraining Rage: The Ideology of Anger Control in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
*Konstan, David. The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature. Robson Classical Lectures. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Knuuttila, Simo. Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Nussbaum, Martha C. The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics. Martin Classical Lectures. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Olbricht, Thomas. “Pathos as Proof in Greco-Roman Rhetoric.” In Paul and Pathos, edited by Thomas H. Olbricht and Jerry L. Sumney, 7–22. SBL Symposium Series 16. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
Poster, Carol. “The Affections of the Soul: Pathos, Protreptic, and Preaching in Hellenistic Thought.” In Paul and Pathos, edited by Thomas H. Olbricht and Jerry L. Sumney, 23–37. SBL Symposium Series 16. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
Sihvola, Juha, and Troels Engberg-Pedersen, eds. The Emotions in Hellenistic Philosophy. New Synthese Historical Library 46. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic, 1998.
Rabbinic Literature and Later Judaism
Biro, Tamas. “When Judaism Became Boring: The McCauley-Lawson Theory, Emotions and Judaism.” In Judaism and Emotion: Texts, Performance, Experience, edited by Sarah Ross, Gabriel Levy, and Soham Al-Suadi, 123–51. Studies in Judaism 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
Fishbane, Michael. “Joy and Jewish Spirituality.” In The Exegetical Imagination: On Jewish Thought and Theology, 151–72. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
*Gereboff, Joel. “Judaism.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion, edited by John Corrigan, 95–110. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Ivry, Alfred L. “Emotions.” In Encyclopaedia Judaica, edited by Fred Skolnik and Michael Berenbaum, 396–97. Vol. 6. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA/Keter, 2007.
Kiperwasser, Reuven. “Matters of the Heart: The Metamorphosis of the Monolithic in the Bible to the Fragmented in Rabbinic Thought.” In Judaism and Emotion: Texts, Performance, Experience, edited by Sarah Ross, Gabriel Levy, and Soham Al-Suadi, 43–59. Studies in Judaism 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
Neusner, Jacob. Vanquished Nation, Broken Spirit: The Virtues of the Heart in Formative Judaism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Ross, Sarah. “General Introduction: Reflections on Judaism and Emotion.” In Judaism and Emotion: Texts, Performance, Experience, edited by Sarah Ross, Gabriel Levy, and Soham Al-Suadi, 1–13. Studies in Judaism 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
*Ross, Sarah, Gabriel Levy, and Soham Al-Suadi, eds. Judaism and Emotion: Texts, Performance, Experience. Studies in Judaism 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
Schimmel, Solomon. “Gratitude in Judaism.” In The Psychology of Gratitude, edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, 37–57. Series in Affective Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
———. “Some Educational Uses of Classical Jewish Texts in Exploring Emotion, Conflict, and Character.” Religious Education 92, no. 1 (1997): 24–37.
Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava. Happiness in Premodern Judaism: Virtue, Knowledge, and Well-Being. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2003.
Basson, Alec. “A Few Metaphorical Source Domains for Emotions in the Old Testament.” Scriptura 100 (2009): 121–28.
Davis, Ellen F. Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament. Cambridge, MA: Cowley, 2001.
*Kruger, Paul A. “On Emotions and the Expression of Emotions in the Old Testament: A Few Introductory Remarks.” Biblische Zeitschrift 48, no. 2 (2004): 213–28.
———. “The Face and Emotions in the Hebrew Bible.” Old Testament Essays 18, no. 3 (2005): 651–63.
———. “‘Nonverbal Communication’ in the Hebrew Bible: A Few Comments.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 24, no. 1 (1998): 141–64.
Mayer, John D. “Emotions over Time within a Religious Culture: A Lexical Analysis of the Old Testament.” Journal of Psychohistory 22, no. 2 (1994): 235–48.
Myhill, John. “What Is Universal and What Is Language-Specific in Emotion Words? Evidence from Biblical Hebrew.” Pragmatics & Cognition 5, no. 1 (1997): 79–129.
Schlimm, Matthew Richard. This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. S.vv. “Drowning in Tears and Raging at God” and “Great and Terrible Is the Wrath of the Lord,” 160–79 and 180–97.
Smith, Mark S. “The Heart and Innards in Israelite Emotional Expressions: Notes from Anthropology and Psychobiology.” Journal of Biblical Literature 117, no. 3 (1998): 427–36.
Thomas, Angela. Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression: A Comparison of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint. Hebrew Bible Monographs 52. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2014.
Ackerman, Susan. “The Personal Is Political: Covenantal and Affectionate Love (’ÄhÄ“b, ’ahÄƒbâ) in the Hebrew Bible.” Vetus Testamentum 52, no. 4 (2002): 437–58.
*Anderson, Gary A. A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance: The Expression of Grief and Joy in Israelite Religion. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991.
Baloian, Bruce Edward. Anger in the Old Testament. New York: Peter Lang, 1992.
King, Philip D. Surrounded by Bitterness: Image Schemas and Metaphors for Conceptualizing Distress in Classical Hebrew. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012.
Kotzé, Zacharias. “A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to the Emotion of Anger in the Old Testament.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 60, no. 3 (2004): 843–63.
———. “Metaphors and Metonymies for Anger in the Old Testament: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach.” Scriptura 88 (2005): 118–25.
Kruger, Paul A. “A Cognitive Interpretation of the Emotion of Anger in the Hebrew Bible.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 26, no. 1 (2000): 181–93.
———. “A Cognitive Interpretation of the Emotion of Fear in the Hebrew Bible.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 27, no. 2 (2001): 77–89.
———. “Depression in the Hebrew Bible: An Update.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 64, no. 3 (2005): 187–92.
Mumford, David B. “Emotional Distress in the Hebrew Bible: Somatic or Psychological?” British Journal of Psychiatry 160, no. 1 (1992): 92–97.
Olyan, Saul M. Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Strawn, Brent A. “The Triumph of Life: Towards a Biblical Theology of Happiness.” In The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life, edited by Brent A. Strawn, 287–322. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
*———, ed. The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Vardi, Ruti. “‘I’m Dying on You’: Constructions of Intensification in Hebrew Expression of Love/Desire/Adoration.” Review of Cognitive Linguistics 13, no. 1 (2015): 25–58.
Wolde, Ellen van. “Sentiments as Culturally Constructed Emotions: Anger and Love in the Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation 16, no. 1 (2008): 1–24.
Allbee, Richard A. “Asymmetrical Continuity of Love and Law between the Old and New Testaments: Explicating the Implicit Side of a Hermeneutical Bridge, Leviticus 19.11–18.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 31, no. 2 (2006): 147–66.
Arnold, Bill T. “The Love-Fear Antinomy in Deuteronomy 5–11.” Vetus Testamentum 61, no. 4 (2011): 551–69.
Claassens, Juliana. “Just Emotions: Reading the Sarah and Hagar Narrative (Genesis 16, 21) through the Lens of Human Dignity.” Verbum et Ecclesia 34, no. 2 (2013): 1–6. http://www.ve.org.za/index.php/VE/article/viewFile/787/1206 (accessed August 11, 2015).
Dario, Galati, Miceli Renato, and Marco Tamietto. “Emotions and Feelings in the Bible: Analysis of the Pentateuch’s Affective Lexicon.” Social Science Information 46, no. 2 (2007): 355–76.
Fretheim, Terence E. “God, Creation, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life, edited by Brent A. Strawn, 33–55. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Guyette, Fred. “Joseph’s Emotional Development.” Jewish Bible Quarterly 32, no. 3 (2004): 181–88.
*Kazen, Thomas. Emotions in Biblical Law: A Cognitive Science Approach. Hebrew Bible Monographs 36. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2011.
———. “Empathy and Ethics: Bodily Emotion as a Basis for Moral Admonition.” In Mind, Morality and Magic: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies, edited by István Czachesz and Risto Uro, 212–33. Bristol, CT: Acumen, 2013.
Knust, Jennifer. “Who’s Afraid of Canaan’s Curse? Genesis 9:18–29 and the Challenge of Reparative Reading.” Biblical Interpretation 22, nos. 4–5 (2014): 388–413.
Koosed, Jennifer L. “Moses: The Face of Fear.” Biblical Interpretation 22, no. 4–5 (2014): 414–29.
Kotzé, Zacharias. “Conceptual Metaphors for Anger in the Biblical Hebrew Story of the Flood.” Journal for Semitics 14, no. 1 (2005): 149–64.