Category Archives: Old Testament

Download Exodus Through the Centuries by Scott M. Langston PDF

By Scott M. Langston

This bible statement appears to be like at how Exodus has motivated and has been encouraged by means of heritage, faith, politics, the humanities and different kinds of tradition over the a while.

  • A bible observation tracing the reception background of Exodus from outdated testomony instances, in the course of the Patristic and Reformation classes, to the current day.
  • Considers the ways that Exodus has motivated and has been stimulated via historical past, faith, politics, the humanities and different kinds of tradition in Jewish, Christian and secular settings.
  • Looks at how Exodus has served as a device of liberation and tyranny in various settings.
  • Shows how Exodus has been used to form the identities of people and teams.
  • Discusses the works of present and previous poets, musicians, film-makers, authors and artists prompted through Exodus.
  • Addresses makes use of of Exodus on the topic of American and eu historical past corresponding to the fantastic Revolution, colonialism, the yankee Revolution, Civil conflict, Civil Rights circulation, African-Americans, and local american citizens, in addition to makes use of by way of fashionable and little-known historic figures
  • Considers the effect of the 10 Commandments and different legislation, in felony, political and spiritual contexts.
  • The Blackwell Bible remark sequence is supported through an internet site at www.bbibcomm.net

Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 Exodus 1–2 (pages 13–41):
Chapter three Exodus 3–4 (pages 42–77):
Chapter four Exodus 5–10 (pages 78–104):
Chapter five Exodus 11:1–13:16 (pages 105–125):
Chapter 6 Exodus 13:17–15:21 (pages 126–169):
Chapter 7 Exodus 15:22–18:27 (pages 170–184):
Chapter eight Exodus 19–31 (pages 185–230):
Chapter nine Exodus 32?40 (pages 231–253):

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Download Biblical Itinerary: In Search of Method, Form and Content. by Eugene E. Carpenter PDF

By Eugene E. Carpenter

A Biblical Itinerary is devoted to George Coats, former Professor of outdated testomony at Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky and writer of uprising within the desert, From Canaan to Egypt, and Moses: Heroic guy, guy of God, and different books. The essays amassed the following, reflecting lots of George Coats's pursuits, contain 'Structure and that means within the Sinai-Horeb Narrative' (Joseph Blenkinsopp), 'Biblical and Early Islamic Moses' (Malcolm Clark), 'What Does the Bible Say? a query of textual content and Canon' (David Gunn), 'On the duty of outdated testomony Theology' (Rolf Knierim); 'Scripture and the Formation of Christian id' (Roy Melugin); 'Some Reflections at the Canonical Moses: Moses and Abraham' (Rolf Rendtorff), and different papers by way of Trent Butler, Eugene chippie, James Crenshaw, John Roffey, Lawson Stone, Gene Tucker and John Van Seters.

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Download Israel Constructs its History: Deuteronomistic by Albert de Pury, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Thomas Römer PDF

By Albert de Pury, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Thomas Römer

The thesis that the books of Deuteronomy to two Kings have passed through a redaction that made them right into a 'Deuteronomistic historical past' has turn into due to the fact Martin Noth (1943) a greatly permitted suggestion in outdated testomony scholarship. yet there is not any consensus whilst this heritage used to be edited: lower than Josiah (622 BCE), through the exile (c. 560 BCE) or maybe later? And what used to be the goal of its redactors? will we depend on the so-called Deuteronomistic background for the reconstruction of Israelite historical past? Or should still we surrender the thesis of a Deuteronomic redaction of the previous Prophets? This quantity explores those and lots of different questions on this key subject in previous testomony scholarship. It effects from a examine seminar prepared through the Swiss universities of Fribourg, Geneva, NeuchGtel and Lausanne. It includes contributions by means of the next students: R. Albertz, J. Briend, M. Detienne, W. Dietrich, J.J. Glassner, S. Japhet, E.A. Knauf, A.D.H. Mayes, S.L. McKenzie, S. Pisano, M. Rose, A. Schenker, F. Smyth, A. de Pury and T. R÷mer. Articles in French have been translared by means of J. Edward Crowley

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Download Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible (The Library of by Joel S. Kaminsky PDF

By Joel S. Kaminsky

This ebook explores a number of biblical texts to be able to make clear and higher comprehend the connection among the person and the group in historical Israel. even supposing a lot of the argument is concentrated upon Deuteronomy and the deuteronomistic heritage, different pentateuchal and prophetic texts also are probed. specifically, sure cases of divine retribution which are company in nature are explored, and it's argued that such punishments are very common and entirely comprehensible of the fundamental theological principles which are operative in such situations. The exam turns to different biblical texts that seem to reject the concept of company divine retribution (e.g., Ezekiel 18). the following the point of interest is on even if those texts do in truth reject all kinds of company divine retribution and the way huge a shift those texts sign within the biblical figuring out of the connection among the person and the neighborhood. eventually, Kaminsky asserts that sure theological positive aspects explored during this learn can be utilized by way of these students who argue that the enlightenment proposal of individualism has to be balanced by way of a renewed philosophical and theological emphasis at the individual's accountability to the bigger society.

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Download Die Entstehung des Zwölfprophetenbuchs: Neubearbeitungen von by Aaron Schart PDF

By Aaron Schart

This Marburg Habilitationsschrift (supervised through J. Jeremias) is an try to reconstruct the compositional historical past and matters of the “Book of the Twelve Prophets” with a particular concentrate on the position of Amos in the broader context of the bigger paintings. Schart argues literary-critical research of the ebook of Amos identifies the textual clues for a redaction- serious reconstruction of many of the levels within the composition of the e-book of the Twelve. those levels comprise an preliminary “two quantity” paintings comprising prior sorts of Hosea and Amos; a “deuteronomic/deuteronomistic corpus” (DK) comprising early varieties of Hosea, Amos, Micah, and Zephaniah; a selection of DK via a “Nahum-Habakkuk corpus” (NHK); a spread of NHK through a "Haggai-Zechariah corpus” (HZK); an additional enlargement by means of a “Joel-Obadiah corpus” (JOK); and eventually, the additions of Jonah and Malachi.
The methodological roots of this examine lie in a self-conscious try to refine redaction-critical research relating to contemporary advances within the synchronic literary learn of biblical texts. Schart accurately acknowledges that synchronic literary learn of the ultimate type of a biblical textual content is the imperative foundation for a diachronically-oriented redaction-critical reconstruction of its compositional background and its theological views. The booklet of the Twelve is the manufactured from many authors who labored at quite a few instances and with numerous hermeneutical viewpoints. Redaction-critical paintings unavoidably lines the literary instead of the oral degree of compositional development. for this reason, the interpreter needs to study heavily either the smaller literary devices that contain the prophetic books and the series in their association in the broader literary context as a foundation for exegesis. The that means of a textual content may perhaps switch because it is transmitted and interpreted in the context of later redactions, and the interpreter needs to be ready to check a textual content when it comes to the opposite prophetic books in the Twelve so that it will provide a whole accounting of the impression of literary context at the interpretation of person devices.

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Download Goulder and the Gospels: An Examination of a New Paradigm by Mark Goodacre PDF

By Mark Goodacre

Goulder and the Gospels is the 1st complete reaction to the unconventional problem Michael Goulder has posed for brand spanking new testomony scholarship. Goulder dispenses with all hypothetical sources-Q, M and L and postulates hugely artistic evangelists who write within the mild of the liturgy. during this penetrating critique, Goodacre presents a serious review of Goulder's paintings, concentrating on a number of key components, the vocabulary of Q, the language of the Minor Agreements, the creativity of Luke and the lectionary concept. He doesn't easily check the plausibility of Goulder's rules but additionally develops new how you can try out them. The theories are often discovered to be in need of, yet even as Goulder is reaffirmed as probably the most vital and stimulating Biblical students of this generation.

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Download The Jehu Revolution: A Royal Tradition of the Northern by Jonathan Miles Robker PDF

By Jonathan Miles Robker

This monograph re-evaluates the literary improvement of two Kings 9-10 in the context of the Deuteronomistic heritage. This venture opens with an intensive textual content and literary serious exam of the pericope, arriving on the end that the narrative of two Kings 9-10 represents neither an insertion into the Deuteronomistic corpus, nor an autonomous literary culture. quite, whilst contemplating the Greek textual traditions of the biblical narrative (most specially B and Ant.), one could get pleasure from the narrative of Jehu´s revolution in the literary context of an intensive politically encouraged narrative concerning the Israelite monarchy protecting the interval from the reigns of Jeroboam I to Jeroboam II. The identity of this pro-Jehuide resource in the e-book of Kings allows a competent courting into the eighth century BCE for a lot of the cloth in Kings concentrating on the Northern country. evaluating this biblical narrative to different (mostly Mesopotamian and Syrian) texts correct to Israelite background of the interval advances the discourse concerning the veracity of the biblical narrative whilst contrasted with extrabiblical traditions and allows the believable reconstruction of Israelite historical past spanning the eighth and ninth centuries BCE.

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Download Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) by Carol L. Meyers, Eric M. Meyers PDF

By Carol L. Meyers, Eric M. Meyers

Haggai and Zechariah 1–8, quantity 25B within the acclaimed Anchor Bible a part of the Scripture referred to as the Minor Prophets, have been written in the course of a severe interval in Israel’s background, the momentous go back of the Jews from Babylonian exile. Following the conquest of Babylon through the Persian Empire, the Israelites sought to reestablish their ethnic and non secular legacy in Judah. This used to be a time of profound turmoil and uncertainty, and Haggai and Zechariah supplied a very important degree of help and idea. They rallied Israel’s energies and exhorted their fellow countrymen to heed the note of God. less than their advice the Jews restored the Temple at Jerusalem, which were destroyed via the armies of Nebuchadnezzar. jointly the 2 prophets guided Israel via a huge transitional epoch, and reconciled the impacts of Persia’s dominion with the sacred traditions of the Hebrew people.

In this illuminating new translation and statement, Carol and Eric Meyers give some thought to the publication of Haggai and the 1st 8 chapters of the booklet of Zechariah in a linguistic, social, and ancient context. They underscore the literary artistry, the political acumen, and the prophetic authority of those interesting volumes that proved so important to the survival of Israel and the upkeep of the Jewish faith.

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Download Revisions of the Night: Politics and Promises in the by Diana Lipton PDF

By Diana Lipton

An fascinating and sophisticated research of 5 Genesis goals: Abimelech's (20.1-18), Jacob's (28.10-22; 31.10-13), Laban's (31.24) and Abraham's (15.1-21). Like lots of their old close to jap opposite numbers, all take place every now and then of uncertainty, crisis prestige, and emphasize divine involvement in human affairs. At a deeper point, in addition they tackle doubts bobbing up from God's promise of land, descendants and a distinct function for Israel one of the countries. Their specific therapy of kin among Israelites and non-Israelites and of Israel's absence from the land issues to the Babylonian Exile because the heritage opposed to which the patriarchal dream texts completed their current shape. Revisions of the evening indicates how goals mix the hugely own with the ardently political in an encouraged reaction to nationwide crisis.

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