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Der Tod Johannes des Taufers: Eine exegetische und rezeptionsgeschichtliche Studie auf dem Hintergrund narrativer, intertextueller und kulturanthropologischer Zugange, by Michael Hartmann. SBB 45. Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2001. Pp. 399. 45.90 [euro] (paper). As the subtitle indicates, Michael Hartmann sets out in this book to provide a study that is both exegetical and an examination of the reception history of the account of the death of John the Baptist in Mark's Gospel and that is presented against the background of both literary and cultural anthropological approaches. He largely succeeds in fulfilling this ambitious program. Although it is not reflected in the title, Hartmann further enriches his study, written under the tutelage of Michael Theobald and accepted as a dissertation by the faculty of Catholic theology at the Universitat Tubingen in 2000, through a comparison with Josephus's account of the death of the Baptist in Antiquities. He concludes that Mark's account is a masterpiece of storytelling that advances the overall aim of the Gospel in that it shows John both as an upholder of the tradition of Israel and as a forerunner of Jesus even to the extent of suffering and death.