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Download As Those Who Are Taught: The Interpretation of Isaiah from by Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.) PDF

By Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.)

This e-book bargains a selective survey of the background of Isaiah's reception over the process millennia, from the Septuagint and early types, carrying on with in the course of the centuries in Jewish and Christian exegesis, and concluding with the overdue 20th century. each one bankruptcy contains an introductory survey of Isaiah's interpretation inside of a specific old context, after which pursues a specific aspect of Isaiah's reception via one in every of Isaiah's many readers in that point interval. Contributing authors signify a wide selection of experts within the fields of bible study, rabbinics, and Christian background and theology. Aimed basically at students operating within the fields of religious study, hermeneutics, and the historical past of interpretation. it's going to even be of curiosity to clergy and academics.

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Download The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes: A Social-Science by Mark R. Sneed PDF

By Mark R. Sneed

Students try to unravel the matter of the booklet of Ecclesiastes heterodox personality in a single of 2 methods, both explaining away the e-book s stressful characteristics or radicalizing and championing it as a precursor of recent existentialism. This quantity deals an interpretation of Ecclesiastes that either recognizes the unorthodox nature of Qoheleth's phrases and money owed for its reputation one of the canonical books of the Hebrew Bible. It argues that, rather than being the main secular and smooth of biblical books, Ecclesiastes may be the most non secular and primitive. Bringing a Weberian method of Ecclesiastes, it represents a paradigm of the applying of a social-science technique.

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Download The Splintered Divine: A Study of Ištar, Baal, and Yahweh by Spencer L. Allen PDF

By Spencer L. Allen

This publication investigates the difficulty of the singularity as opposed to the multiplicity of historical close to japanese deities who're recognized via a standard first identify yet differentiated via their final names, or geographic epithets. It focuses totally on the Ištar divine names in Mesopotamia, Baal names within the Levant, and Yahweh names in Israel, and it's established round 4 key questions: How did the ancients outline what it intended to be a god - or extra pragmatically, what sort of remedy did a character or item have to obtain with a view to be thought of a god by means of the ancients? Upon what bases and in accordance with which texts do smooth students make certain whilst a character or item is a god in an old tradition? In what methods are deities with either first and final names taken care of a similar and another way from deities with merely first names? lower than what situations are deities with universal first names and various final names recognizable as exact self sufficient deities, and less than what conditions are they purely neighborhood manifestations of an overarching deity? The conclusions drawn concerning the singularity of neighborhood manifestations as opposed to the multiplicity of autonomous deities are particular to every person first identify tested in keeping with the knowledge and texts to be had for every divine first identify.

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Download Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition: Jewish and Christian by John Byron PDF

By John Byron

The tale of Cain and Abel narrates the primeval occasions linked to the beginnings of the realm and humanity. however the presence of linguistic and grammatical ambiguities coupled with narrative gaps supplied translators and interpreters with a few issues of departure for increasing the tale. the result's a couple of good confirmed and interpretive traditions shared among Jewish and Christian literature. This publication specializes in how the interpretive traditions derived from Genesis four exerted major impression on Jewish and Christian authors who knew rewritten models of the tale. The aim is to assist readers delight in those traditions in the broader interpretive context instead of in the slim confines of the canon.

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Download Medicine, Miracle and Magic in New Testament Times (Society by Howard Clark Kee PDF

By Howard Clark Kee

This ebook sketches and illustrates intimately the diversity of understandings of the human situation and treatments for ills that prevailed whilst Jesus and the apostles - in addition to their successors - have been spreading the Christian message and launching Christian groups within the Graeco-Roman international. therapeutic performed so in demand an element in Jesus' ministry as depicted within the New testomony that you will need to take into account that element of his attraction within the context of the ways that it was once understood via Greeks, Romans and Jews of the time. a few observed disease because the results of magic played opposed to the sufferers by means of enemies, others because the paintings of demons. a few observed health and wellbeing because the results of ordering lifestyles based on nature, emphasising the necessary results of usual elements. Jewish attitudes, for instance, ranged broadly over the centuries from hostility in the direction of physicians to treat for them as males endowed through God with targeted wisdom for human profit.

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Download The Role of Women in Work and Society in the Ancient Near by Brigitte Lion, Ce´cile Michel PDF

By Brigitte Lion, Ce´cile Michel

Monetary background is easily documented in Assyriology due to the great protection of various deepest and reliable documents; even though, the contribution of girls has seldom been addressed. This quantity examines the numerous elements of ladies as fiscal brokers, inside and out of the relatives constitution over the 3 millennia of close to jap historical past. Papers tackle matters from old and archaeological issues of view and with a gender viewpoint.

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Download The Non-Israelite Nations in the Book of the Twelve: by Daniel Timmer PDF

By Daniel Timmer

Within the Non-Israelite countries within the publication of the Twelve Daniel Timmer deals the 1st accomplished survey of the ‘nations’ within the Minor Prophets. The examine ways this significant yet hugely different topic in the course of the lens of conceptual coherence and demonstrates the interrelation of synchronic/holistic and diachronic/compositional ways. After exploring the subject matter in all of the person books of the Twelve and noting the various levels of coherence glaring in each one case, Timmer brings his findings to undergo on modern understandings of the Twelve as a suite, arguing for the theme’s coherence around the assortment at the foundation of every book’s certain remedy of the countries.

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Download Moses by Gerhard Von Rad PDF

By Gerhard Von Rad

During this re-creation of Gerhard von Rad's vintage paintings at the Moses traditions, the reader is supplied with a extra polished textual content, cross-references to von Rad's different works, an up to date bibliography, Scripture index, and a brand new foreword by means of Walter Brueggemann. A German Lutheran pastor, college professor and a prolific previous testomony pupil, Gerhard von Rad sought a revival of previous testomony appreciation from a readership disheartened through international wars. Hanson brings this significant paintings to the current iteration within the hopes of upsetting a similar response.

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