Category Archives: Old Testament

Download Exodus (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Carol Meyers PDF

By Carol Meyers

This statement perspectives Exodus as a cultural rfile, retaining the collective stories of the Israelites and bearing on them to the foremost associations and ideology that emerged through the top of the time of the Hebrew Bible. it truly is meant to aid the reader stick with the tale line of Exodus, comprehend its socio-cultural context, get pleasure from its literary positive aspects, realize its significant topics and values, and in addition be aware its interpretive and ethical difficulties. Carol Meyers explains very important options and phrases as expressed within the Hebrew unique in order that those that understand Hebrew in addition to those that don't might be in a position to persist with the textual content.

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Download Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry (JSOT Supplement by Elaine R. Follis PDF

By Elaine R. Follis

This choice of unique papers displays the depth of present curiosity within the poetry of the OT, and amply demonstrates the range of profitable methods now on hand. a few no less than of those reports are landmarks, and all are stimulating for additional learn. Copyright 1987 Sheffield educational Press ISBN 1-85075-013-0

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Download The Alien in Israelite Law by Christiana Van Houten PDF

By Christiana Van Houten

One of the 1st systematic and demanding reconstructions of the heritage of the social type of extraterrestrial beings in historic society, this examine develops new insights received from the sociological method of biblical literature. As Israel built from tribal society to country, from nation to confessional neighborhood and from confessional neighborhood to province, the id and criminal prestige of the alien built in a concomitant method. legislation which at the beginning afforded the alien simply partial social and cultic inclusion within the pre-exilic interval ultimately required entire equality among the alien and Israelite within the postexilic period.

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Download Shiloh ; a Biblical City in Tradition and History by Donald G. Schley PDF

By Donald G. Schley

This paintings is the 1st finished remedy of the biblical traditions concerning the Israelite sanctuary at Shiloh. A survey of past examine places the present dialogue of Shiloh into old context and exposes the genuine concerns in the back of the usually sour debate over Shiloh's meant destruction in the course of the Philistine wars and its conventional prestige because the first 'central' shrine.

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Download New Perspectives on Freud’s Moses and Monotheism by Ruth Ginsburg, Ilana Pardes PDF

By Ruth Ginsburg, Ilana Pardes

"New views on Freud's Moses and Monotheism" offers one of the most very important present scholarship on 'Moses and Monotheism'. The essays during this quantity supply new views on Freud's belief of Judaism, of collective trauma and collective repression, nationwide violence, gender concerns, hermeneutic enigmas, non secular configurations, questions of illustration, and buildings of fact, whereas exploring the relevance of 'Moses and Monotheism' in various fields - from Jewish experiences, Psychoanalysis, background, and Egyptology to Literature, Musicology, and paintings.

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Download Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques (JSOT by Wilfred G. E. Watson PDF

By Wilfred G. E. Watson

Regardless of arguable concerns, akin to metre, we now recognize sufficient approximately classical Hebrew poetry on the way to know the way it used to be composed. This large-scale handbook, wealthy intimately, exegesis and bibliography, presents directions for the research and appreciation of Hebrew verse. subject matters contain oral poetry, metre, parallelism and different types of the strophe and stanza. Sound styles and imagery also are mentioned. A long bankruptcy units out a complete diversity of alternative poetic units and the booklet closes with a suite of labored examples of Hebrew poetry. all through, different old Semitic verse has been used for comparability and the rules of contemporary literary feedback were utilized.

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Download Habakkuk by Robert D. Haak PDF

By Robert D. Haak

Starting with shape- and text-critical examinations of the textual content of Habakkuk, this paintings examines the position of the prophet within the old environment of past due 7th-century Judah. It assesses the regulations supported through Habakkuk in the course of the debate surrounding the dying of the Assyrian empire and Judah's position within the new political state of affairs. It presents a foundation for studying the function of prophets in Judahite society.

This beneficial research comprises 4 rigorously developed chapters within which the shape, content material, and ancient environment of Habakkuk’s prophecy are analyzed and the jobs which Habakkuk and different prophets performed inside Judahite society are tested. within the first bankruptcy, Haak surveys the early Hebrew manuscripts (mainly 1QpHab and the Murabbaˁat manuscript of the Twelve Prophets) and the models of Habakkuk and concludes that "there is a foundation for the textual learn of Habakkuk in the consonantal culture represented within the MT” (p. 7). He as a result adopts a text-critical technique within which the consonantal culture of the MT is given precedence yet during which emendation is taken into account valid if facts from the manuscripts and the types warrants. at the foundation of current wisdom, Haak presumes that it's solely attainable “to arrive at an figuring out of the textual content that's toward the unique historic surroundings than the certainty mirrored within the current MT” (p. 10). certainly, that's the aim of the subsequent bankruptcy ("Translation and Notes”).

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Download Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of by John Day PDF

By John Day

This significant paintings re-examines prophecy and the prophets in old Israel, with essays ranging the entire method from Israel's old close to japanese historical past correct as much as the recent testomony. the vast majority of essays pay attention to prophecy and the prophets within the previous testomony, that are approached from a notable variety of various angles.

Particular consciousness is paid to the subsequent topics: Prophecy among Israel's old close to East neighbours; woman prophets in either Israel and the traditional close to East; Israelite prophecy within the gentle of sociological, anthropological and mental techniques; Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture; Elijah, Elisha and prophetic succession; the theology of Amos; Hosea and the Baal cult; the signal of Immanuel; the rewriting of Isaiah in Isaiah 28-31; Deutero-Isaiah and monotheism; Jeremiah and God; Aniconism and anthropomorphism in Ezekiel; Habakkuk's discussion with God and the language of criminal disputation; Zephaniah and the ‘Book of the Twelve' speculation; constitution and which means in Malachi; Prophecy and Psalmody; Prophecy in Chronicles; Prophecy within the New Testament.

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Download Translation Technique and Theological Exegesis: Collected by Staffan Olofsson PDF

By Staffan Olofsson

This cogent selection of essays displays Olofsson's Septuagint stories through the process greater than a decade, addressing equipment for effective dialogue of theology and translation procedure within the Septuagint. The ebook screens the author's engagement in debates between students surrounding the Septuagint within the glossy period. Olofsson responds to the suggestion that an specific preoccupation with translation procedure doesn't result in an entire realizing of the Septuagint translation; he concedes this yet argues that exploring translation procedure is the mandatory origin for a significant dialogue of the theology of the translator(s) and the Vorlage. as well as the theological assumptions of the Septuagint translators, Olofsson's issues within the essays herein comprise yet aren't restricted to anti-anthropomorphism within the Psalms, Jewish interpretive culture, Septuagint note order, Qumran texts, and legislations within the Septuagint Psalms. the entire essays are revised and corrected; a few now contain discussions of appropriate literature that Olofsson used to be unable to include within the unique shows. during the paintings, Olofsson takes under consideration the contributions of fellow researchers at the Septuagint, bringing his distinct views to endure on a variegated and huge corpus of study literature.

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