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xiv, 382 pages : facsimiles ; 25 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • Einleitung
  • Der Text
  • Die Handschrift
  • Äussere Erscheinungsform
  • Der Inhalt der Handschrift
  • Datierung und Provenienz der Handschrift
  • Latinität
  • Orthographie
  • Grammatik
  • Editionen
  • Richard Adalbert Lipsius
  • Léon Vouaux
  • Gérard Poupon
  • Otto Zwierlein
  • Die vorliegende Edition
  • Hinweise zur Benutzung der Edition
  • Der Apparat
  • Der sprachliche Kommentar
  • Die Übersetzung
  • Der Sachkommentar
  • Die griechische Parallelüberlieferung : Übersicht
  • Erläuterungen
  • Gesamtschau des Textes
  • Übersicht
  • Erläuterungen zur Gesamtschau
  • Fazit
  • Die Forschungsgeschichte ab 1891
  • Die Identität der Petrusakten und im Besonderen der Actus Vercellenses
  • Zu den Thesen von Matthew Baldwin
  • Anlage der Texte
  • Das Verhältnis der Petrusakten bzw. der Actus Vercellenses zu Häresie und Gnosis
  • Entstehungsort und -zeit
  • Ort
  • Zeit
  • Text, Übersetzung und sprachliche Anmerkungen
  • Sachkommentar
  • Schluss
  • Anhang
  • Anhang I : Griechische Paralleluberlieferung
  • Anhang II : Abbildungen
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Register
  • Bibelstellen
  • Pseudepigraphen, Apokryphen des Alten und Neues Testamens, Christliche Autoren
  • Sonstige antike Autoren
  • Antike Personen und Orte
  • Sachregister.
Green Library
xvii, 536 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 272 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Hillel and Shammai-- 2. Philologizing 'ger'-- 3. Metaphoric blood-- 4. Ethnicity's apotheosis-- 5. A hackneyed myth-- 6. David's sons-- 7. Priesthood-- 8. A post-exilic passover-- 9. Priesthoods under the microscope-- 10. Moses the first-born-- 11. Were converts a caste apart?-- 12. Holiness and haughtiness-- 13. Seed of doubt-- 14. Rites of passage-- 15. A quirky blockbuster-- 16. Maimonides-- 17. Warder Cresson-- 18. Canaanites redux-- 19. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108416306 20180129
Evidence suggests that conversion originated during the Babylonian Exile. Around the same time, biological genealogy was gaining popularity, especially among priests whose legitimacy was becoming increasingly defined by 'pure' pedigree. When the biological, or ethnic, criterion is extended to the definition of Jewishness, as it seems to have been by Ezra, the possibility of conversion is all but precluded. The Rabbis did not reject the primacy of genealogy, yet were also heirs to a strong pro-conversion tradition. In this book, Isaac Sassoon confronts the tensions and paradoxes apparent in rabbinic discussions of conversion, and argues that they resulted from irresolution between the two conflicting traditions. He also contends that attitudes to conversion can impact not only one's conception of Judaism but also on one's faith, as seems to be demonstrated by authors cited in the book whose espousal of a narrowly ethnic view of Judaism allows for a nepotistic theology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108416306 20180129
Green Library
xiv, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
"This book, dedicated to the Galatian crisis, combines socio-rhetorical analysis with methods drawn from cultural anthropology. It engages in critical debate with the "New Perspective on Paul," a scholarly trend that, for a generation now, has been altering the parameters of Pauline studies. Accepting the idea defended by this group of scholars, namely that Paul's communicative context is one based on social identity, the author sees a change of perspective in Galatians. In the Gospel of his opponents, Paul identifies a perilous anthropological problem: the ancient culture of honor. Linked to the particular issue of a reversion to the Torah, the conflict in Galatia highlights a potentially universal theological problem: the opposition of 'the Gospel of Christ' (Gal 1:7) to the anthropology of honor found throughout the ancient Mediterranean. The Epistle to the Galatians, which addresses the preaching of the so-called 'advocates of circumcision,' sketches out a human identity (both in its foundation and in its morality) based on grace and removed from worldly principles. It foreshadows the universalizing message that Paul would send to the Romans. A fundamental connection between these two letters thus becomes apparent."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xiv, 214 pages ; 22 cm.
This study considers the relationship of Deuteronomy 28 to the curse traditions of the ancient Near East. It focuses on the linguistic and cultural means of the transmission of these traditions to the book of Deuteronomy. Laura Quick examines a broad range of materials, including Old Aramaic inscriptions, attempting to show the value of these Northwest Semitic texts as primary sources to reorient our view of an ancient world usually seen through a biblical or Mesopotamian lens. By studying these inscriptions alongside the biblical text, Deuteronomy 28 and the Aramaic Curse Tradition increases our knowledge of the early history and function of the curses in Deuteronomy 28. This has implications for our understanding of the date of the composition of the book of Deuteronomy, and the reasons behind its production. The ritual realm which stands behind the use of curses and the formation of covenants in the biblical world is also explored, arguing that the interplay between orality and literacy is essential to understanding the function and form of the curses in Deuteronomy. This book contributes to our understanding of the book of Deuteronomy and its place within the literary history of ancient Israel and Judah, with implications for the composition of the Pentateuch or Torah as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198810933 20171211
Green Library
xlvi, 1054 pages : illustrations (some color), color portrait ; 25 cm.
  • Appreciations/Short Papers
  • With Gratitude and Affection / Harold W. Attridge
  • An Introduction on a Festive Occasion / George W.E. Nickelsburg
  • From Text to Religious Experience and Practice : In Honor of Michael E. Stone / Esther G. Chazon
  • MES / David Satran
  • Tribute to Michael E. Stone / Esther Eshel
  • From Parchment to Stone : Synopsis of Michael E. Stone’s Contributions to Armenian Studies / Abraham Terian
  • Papers
  • The Story of Abraham and Melchizedek in the Palaea Historica / William Adler
  • The Trilingual titulus crucis Tradition in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 20 / Daniel Anlezark
  • Armenian before Grabar : The Emergence of the Historically Attested Language in the Shadow of the Contact with Non-Indo-European Languages / Cyril Aslanov
  • Slavonic Redactions of the Apocryphal Homily of John Chrysostom on How Archangel Michael Defeated Satanail: Some Considerations / Florentina Badalanova Geller
  • Revisiting Seth in the Legend of the Wood of the Cross: Interdisciplinary Perspectives between Text and Image / Barbara Baert
  • Greek Manuscripts of the Testament of Solomon in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana / Ryan Bailey
  • Apocryphon of Ezekiel Fragment 3: Meaning and Reception / Richard Bauckham
  • The Patriarch and His Manifold Descendants: Jacob as Visionary between Jews and Christians in the Apocryphal Ladder of Jacob / Christfried Böttrich
  • The Small/Young Daniel Re-Edited / Sebastian Brock
  • Judges of the Moon and Stars: More Material Shared between Zostrianos (NHC VIII,1) and The Untitled Work in the Bruce Codex / Dylan M. Burns --Notes sur le Martyre de Barthélemy arménien inédit conservé dans le ms. 7853 du Matenadaran / Valentina Calzolari
  • The Ever-new Tongue : the Short Recension / John Carey
  • Prolegomena to a New Edition of the Armenian Version of Paraleipomena Jeremiou / S. Peter Cowe
  • The Penitence of Solomon (De Penitentia Salomonis) / Lorenzo DiTommaso
  • The Christian Conversion of Pagan Figures in Late Antique Oracles / Vicente Dobroruka
  • Calendar Dates in the Book of Jubilees / Betsy Halpern Amaru
  • The Architextualization of the Qumran Community / David Hamidovič
  • “Omnis piger propheta est”: An Apocryphal Medieval Proverb /Brandon W. Hawk
  • New Sources for the Armenian Commentary on Genesis Attributed to Ephrem / Brandon W. Hawk
  • The “Rest of the Words of Baruch” in the Ethiopic Tradition: Introduction, Collation, and Translation of Paralipomena Jeremiae 1–2 / Martin Heide
  • Seeing the End : The Vocabulary of the End Time in Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel 13 / Matthias Henze
  • The Hazy Edges of the Biblical Canon : A Case Study of the Wisdom of Solomon in Arabic / Miriam Lindgren Hjälm
  • Oi Alloi or Lost Anonymous Literary Editions of Sirach Preserved in the Georgian and Armenian Translations / Anna Kharanauli and Natia Chantladze
  • Moses and Ethiopia : Old Scripturesque Traditions behind Josephus, Ant. 2.238–253 / Robert A. Kraft
  • “May You Be Written and Sealed …”: On the Celestial Anointment and the “Seal” of Yom Kippur / Alexander Kulik
  • Look to the East : New and Forgotten Sources of 4Ezra / Liv Ingeborg Lied and Matthew P. Monger
  • The Adam Traditions and the Destruction of Ymir in the Eddas / Grant Macaskill
  • Mundus origo : A New Edition of Sibylla maga (5th–9th Century) / Johannes Magliano-Tromp
  • Apocalypsis Johannis apocrypha quarta (4 Ap. Apoc. John) in the Slavonic Tradition / Anissava Miltenova
  • Bar Sarōšway on Melchizedek : Reception of Extra-Biblical Material in the East-Syrian Tradition of Scriptural Exegesis / Sergey Minov
  • The Testament of Adam in Arabic Dress: Two Coptic-Arabic Witnesses of the Narrative Type ‘b’ / Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
  • Medieval Biblical Hermeneutics and the Reception of the Penance of Adam and Eve in Western European Vernaculars / Brian Murdoch
  • Unveiling the Face : The Heavenly Counterpart Traditions in Joseph and Aseneth / Andrei A. Orlov
  • Narratio Ioseph: A Rarely Acknowledged Coptic Joseph Apocryphon / Anders Klostergaard Petersen
  • Apocalyptic Texts, Transmission of Topoi, and Their Multi-Lingual Background : The Prophecies of Agat‘on and Agat‘angel on the End of the World / Zaroui Pogossian and Sergio La Porta
  • The Book of Jubilees in the Maṣḥafa Milād and the Maṣḥafa Bərhān / Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten
  • From Parthia to Robin Hood : The Epic of the Blind Man’s Son / James R. Russell
  • L'introduction du Cantique des Cantiques dans la Bible historiale : de l'écriture de l'histoire à la pensée littéraire dans la traduction biblique / Xavier-Laurent Salvador and Céliine Guillemet-Bruno
  • An Encrypted Adamic Christology in the Qur'ān? New Insights on Q 15:29, 21:91, 38:72, and 66:12 / Carlos A. Segovia
  • Human and Divine Justice in the Testament of Abraham / Meredith J.C. Warren
  • De plasmatione Adam / Charles D. Wright.
This Festschrift contains forty-one original essays and six tribute papers in honour of Michael E. Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Professor Emeritus of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The volume's main theme is Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, envisioned in its broadest sense: apocryphal texts, traditions, and themes from the Second-Temple period to the High Middle Ages, in Judaism, Christianity and, to a lesser extent, Islam. Most essays present new or understudied texts based on fresh manuscript evidence; the others are thematic in approach. The volume's scope and focus reflect those of Professor Stone's scholarship, without a special emphasis on Armenian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355880 20180226
Green Library
xiv, 391 pages ; 25 cm.
In The Function of the Speeches in the Acts of the Apostles, Janusz Kucicki offers a new approach to interpretation of speeches contained in the Acts of the Apostles. He separated all speeches from the narrative parts of Acts and analyze them independently. Without narrative contexts the speeches expose their interrelation that allow to categorize the speeches into two major groups. The first group named "the topic speeches" contains the speeches, which create the topic group with common theme that is developed within the three speeches, where the first takes introductory character, the second takes the progressive character and the third takes the conclusive character. The second group of speeches named "the structural speeches" contains the speeches without developed theme.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004359017 20180122
Green Library
xiv, 306 pages ; 23 cm
  • The Age of the Fathers
  • The early Middle Ages
  • The Schools of the eleventh century: from Bec to Reims
  • The monks of the twelfth century
  • The School of St. Victor
  • The Schools of the twelfth century: from Laon to Paris
  • Exegesis in the universities of the later Middle Ages
  • Applied exegesis: the New Testament and the medieval papacy
  • Conclusion: Can medieval exegesis speak to us today?
This introductory guide, written by a leading expert in medieval theology and church history, offers a thorough overview of medieval biblical interpretation. After an opening chapter sketching the necessary background in patristic exegesis (especially the hermeneutical teaching of Augustine), the book progresses through the Middle Ages from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries, examining all the major movements, developments, and historical figures of the period. Rich in primary text engagement and comprehensive in scope, it is the only current, compact introduction to the whole range of medieval exegesis.
Green Library
vii, 248 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgements 1 Introduction â Of Masculinities and Men â A Reassessment of Connell's Theory â Theorizing Marginalized Masculinities â Outline of the Study 2 Masculinities in the Ancient Greco-Roman World â Introduction â Biological Sex in the Ancient Greco-Roman World â Ancient Greco-Roman Gender Stereotypes â Who is a Real, Hegemonically Masculine Man? â Ideal Characteristics of Masculine Men â Effeminacy and Lack of Self-Control â Marginalized Masculinities in the Ancient Greco-Roman World â Conclusions 3 Jesus and His Opponents â Introduction â The Authority of Jesus â The Opponents as Negative Examples of Unmasculine Behavior â Jesus' Disputes with His Opponents â Challenges to the Masculinity of Jesus â Herod â Pilate â Conclusions 4 Jesus and His Male Followers â Introduction â The Portrayal of the Disciples in the Synoptic Gospels â Peter in the Synoptic Gospels â Jesus' Teaching on Ideal Behavior in the Sermon on the Mount â Jesus and Family in the Synoptic Gospels â Service and Slavery as the Ideal Masculinity â Children as Examples for the Disciples â Matthew, Eunuchs, and Subordinated Masculinities â Conclusions 5 Jesus and Women â Introduction â Ideal Women in the Ancient Greco-Roman World â The Women Followers of Jesus â The Syrophoenician or Canaanite Woman â The Women Jesus Heals: The Hemorrhaging Woman â The Anointing Woman â The Ideal Woman in Luke â Feminine Jesus â Conclusions 6 Jesus and Emotions â Introduction â Emotions in Greco-Roman Antiquity â The Emotions of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels â The Tears of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke â The Incident at the Temple â The Emotions of the Other Characters â Conclusions 7 Jesus and Suffering â Introduction â Death and Suffering in the Ancient Greco-Roman World â Jesus' Teaching on Suffering â Jesus in Gethsemane â The Arrest of Jesus â The Jewish and the Roman Trials: The Silence of Jesus â The Mocking and Scourging of Jesus â The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus â Conclusions 8 Conclusions Bibliography â Primary Sources â Secondary Literature Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004360983 20180312
In Jesus and Other Men, Susanna Asikainen explores the masculinities of Jesus and other male characters as well as the ideal femininities in the Synoptic Gospels. She studies the masculinity of Jesus vis-a-vis his opponents, disciples, and women. She also considers the impact of Jesus' emotions and suffering on his masculinity. Arguing that there were several competing ideals of masculinity, she sets out to trace what strategies the early Christian masculinities used in relation to the hegemonic masculinities of the ancient Greco-Roman world. She shows that the Gospel of Luke is close to the ancient Greco-Roman ideal of self-controlled masculinity while the Gospels of Mark and Matthew portray Jesus and the disciples as examples of voluntarily marginalized masculinity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004360983 20180312
Green Library
xii, 317 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1 The Sabbath Day, the Sabbath Year and the Year of Jubilee in the Laws of Pentateuch â 1â The Sabbath in the Laws of Pentateuch â 2â The Seventh Year in the Laws of Pentateuch â 3â Relations between the Legislations Concerning Slavery, Bonded and Hired Workers in the Book of the Covenant, the Deuteronomic Laws and the Holiness Code â 4â The Holiness Code and Leviticus 25 â 5â Meaning of the Year of Jubilee in Leviticus 25 2 The Sabbath Day and the Year of the Lord's Favour in the Book of Isaiah 58 and 61 â 1â The Unity of the Book of Isaiah â 2â Social Justice as a Request for an Authentic Community: Isaiah 58 â 3â The Year of the Lord's Favour: Isaiah 61 3 Similarities between the Messages of Isaiah 58, 61 and the Jubilee Legislation in Leviticus 25 4 The Sabbath Day and the Year of the Lord's Favour in the Gospel of Luke â 1â The Sabbath Day in the Gospel of Luke â 2â The Idea of Jubilee in the Gospel of Luke â 3â The Announcement of Jesus' Public Ministry in Lk 4:16-21 5 The Sabbath/Jubilee in Jurgen Moltmann's Theology â 1â A Short Overview of Moltmann's Theology â 2â The Sabbath in Moltmann's Theology â 3â The Year of Jubilee in Moltmann's Theology â 4â The Biblical Jubilee and the Social Doctrine of the Trinity in Moltmann's Theology â 5â Implementation of the Biblical Jubilee in Moltmann's Theology: The Practice of Liberation Conclusion Bibliography Index of Subjects Index of Authors Index of Scripture Citations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004343467 20171204
Jubilee in the Bible: Using the theology of Jurgen Moltmann to find a new hermeneutic combines biblical studies with modern theology and has an orientation towards the Church. This is the first book on Jubilee which combines biblical-theological interpretation in order to reveal a new hermeneutical code of reading and interpreting the message of Jubilee.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004343467 20171204
Green Library
lxiii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments About This Book Preface: Why the Prophets? Introduction: The Ethics-Driven Life Part 1. To Do Justly 1. Abraham's Argument: The Path of Protest 2. Shiphrah's Defiance: The Path of Civil Disobedience 3. Moses' Encounter: The Path of Freedom 4. Tirzah's Challenge: The Path of Equality 5. Samuel's Warning: The Path of Rebuke 6. Nathan's Parable: The Path of Righteousness Part 2. To Love Mercy 7. Judah's Step Forward: The Path of Repentance 8. Joseph's Cry: The Path of Forgiveness 9. Ruth's Vow: The Path of Kindness 10. Elisha's Invitation: The Path of Healing 11. Jeremiah's Scroll: The Path of Hope 12. Jonah's Lesson: The Path of Compassion Part 3. To Walk Humbly 13. Miriam's Celebration: The Path of Joy 14. Caleb's Spirit: The Path of Faith 15. Hannah's Prayer: The Path of Prayer 16. Elijah's Voice: The Path of Humility 17. Isaiah's Vision: The Path of Peace 18. Ezra's Torah: The Path of Wisdom A Prophetic Glossary Study Guide: Living the Bible Notes Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780827613096 20180312
Illuminating the ethical legacy of the biblical prophets, Path of the Prophets identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of eighteen biblical figures and demonstrates their compelling relevance to us today. While the Bible almost exclusively names men as prophets, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz celebrates heroic, largely unknown biblical women such as Shiphrah, Tirzah, and Hannah. He also deepens readers' interpretations of more familiar biblical figures not generally thought of as prophets, such as Joseph, Judah, and Caleb. Schwartz introduces the prophets with creative, first-person retellings of their decisive experiences, followed by key biblical narratives, context, and analysis. He weighs our heroes' and heroines' legacies-their obstacles and triumphs-and considers how their ethical examples live on; he guides us on how to integrate biblical-ethical values into our lives; and he challenges each of us to walk the prophetic path today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780827613096 20180312
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 207 pages : map ; 23 cm
A dramatic journey through the life and thought of the apostle Paul. Douglas Campbell has made a name for himself as one of Paul's most insightful and provocative interpreters. In this short and spirited book Campbell introduces readers to the apostle he has studied in depth over his scholarly career. Enter with Campbell into Paul's world, relive the story of Paul's action-packed ministry, and follow the development of Paul's thought as he travels both physically and spiritually from his conversion on the road to Damascus to his arrest and eventual execution by agents of the Roman Empire. Ideal for students, study groups, and individual readers, Paul: An Apostle's Journey dramatically recounts the life of one of early Christianity's most fascinating figures-and offers powerful insights into his mind and his influential message.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802873477 20180306
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 324 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
viii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction : reading the Hebrew Bible with animal studies
  • Israel's companion species and the creation of Bibles
  • Tracking the dogs of Exodus
  • The chimera of biblical sacrifice
  • From animal hermeneutics to animal ethics
  • Israel's wild neighbors in the zoological gaze
  • The psalmist, the primatologist, and the place of animals in biblical religion
  • Reading the Hebrew Bible in an age of extinction.
Animal studies may be a recent academic development, but our fascination with animals is nothing new. Surviving cave paintings are of animal forms, and closer to us, as Ken Stone points out, animals populate biblical literature from beginning to end. This book explores the significance of animal studies for the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. The field has had relatively little impact on biblical interpretation to date, but combined with biblical scholarship, it sheds useful light on animals, animal symbolism, and the relations among animals, humans, and God-not only for those who study biblical literature and its ancient context, but for contemporary readers concerned with environmental, social, and animal ethics. Without the presence of domesticated and wild animals, neither biblical traditions nor the religions that make use of the Bible would exist in their current forms. Although parts of the Bible draw a clear line between humans and animals, other passages complicate that line in multiple ways and challenge our assumptions about the roles animals play therein. Engaging influential thinkers, including Jacques Derrida, Donna Haraway, and other experts in animal and ecological studies, Reading the Hebrew Bible with Animal Studies shows how prehumanist texts reveal unexpectedly relevant dynamics and themes for our posthumanist age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503603752 20171002
Green Library
xii, 259 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Mark G. Brett
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of tables
  • The deuteronomist in genesis?
  • A brief overview of the history of proposals concerning deuteronom(ist)ic editing in genesis
  • Outline of the present study
  • Reading contextually
  • Dating
  • Inner-scriptural exegesis
  • The four passages as additional to their context
  • Gen 78:77-79
  • Gen 22:15-18
  • Gen 26:3-5
  • The four passages as deuteronom(ist)ic
  • Criteria for characterizing text as deuteronom(ist)ic
  • A two-step test
  • The characterization of text as post-deuteronomistic, post-priestly
  • David M. Carr
  • Konrad schmid
  • A third step? assessing compositional logic
  • Structure of the book
  • Land, people and torah
  • Gen 26:1-11 the ancestress in danger-again
  • Gen 26:12-22 'Now yahweh has made room for us and we shall be fruitful in the land'
  • Gen 26:23-25 'From there he went up to Beersheba'
  • Gen 26:26-33 Abimelech and Isaac exchange oaths
  • Gen 26:34-35 and they caused bitterness of spirit for Isaac and Rebekah'
  • Gen 26:3-5 the late addition
  • Gen 26:3 and I will fulfil the oath that I swore to your father Abraham'
  • Gen 26:4a 'I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven ...'
  • Gen 26:4b '... and all the nations of the earth shall gain blessing for themselves ..."
  • Gen 26:5 'Because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge ...'
  • Reading gen 26:3-5 in the context of genesis 26
  • Reading in context-Abrahamic Merit
  • Reading in context-the monarchic model
  • Final observations
  • The heir in danger
  • Genesis 20 Ironies, half-truths and flawed assumptions
  • 'She is my sister'
  • 'You are about to die on account of the woman you have taken ...'
  • 'What have you done to us?'
  • I did it because I thought, there is no fear of elohim at all in this place ...'
  • 'For yahweh had closed fast all the wombs of the house of Abimelech ...'
  • Concluding observations concerning genesis 20
  • Gen 21:1-7 the birth of Isaac
  • Gen 21:8-12 the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael
  • Gen 21:22-34 Abimelech and Abraham exchange oaths
  • Gen 22:1-14 the binding of Isaac
  • Gen 22:1-14 'Take your son, your only son ...'
  • Excursus-dating issues
  • Gen 22:2 '... your only son Isaac, whom you love'
  • Gen 22:3-8 so the two of them walked on together
  • Gen 22:9-13 then Abraham reached out his hand
  • Elements of David's story unaccounted for in genesis 22
  • Gen 22:14 so Abraham called that place ...
  • Gen 22:15-18 the late addition
  • 'By myself I have sworn'
  • 'Because you have done this'
  • 'I will indeed bless you ...'
  • The nations blessing promise
  • 'Because you have obeyed my voice'
  • Gen 22:19 so Abraham returned to his young men ...
  • Reading in context
  • Reading genesis 2o-22:19 in the context of 2 samuel 24-1 chronicles 21
  • Reading gen 22:15-18 in the context of genesis 2o-22:19 (and 23) and with Gen 26:3-5,24
  • Final Observations
  • Righteousness and justice
  • Gen 18:1-16 the visitors
  • Gen 18:17-19 the additional passage
  • Gen 18:17 'Shall I hidefrom Abraham ...?'
  • Gen 18:18 '... Seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation ...'
  • Gen 18:18 the nations blessing promise
  • Gen 18:19 'For I have chosen him ...'
  • Gen 18:20-22 'I must go down and see'
  • Biblical Midrash
  • Genesis 19 lot's hospitality and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Gen 19:1-11 lot's hospitality
  • Gen 19:12-29 'Get out of this place'
  • Gen 19:30-38 the origins of Moab and Ammon
  • Gen 18:23-33 then Abraham came near
  • Reading lipton reading genesis 18-19 reading ezekiel 14
  • Responding to lipton
  • Lot as non-Israelite
  • Lot and his family as non-righteous
  • Lot and his family as non-survivors
  • Reading genesis 18-19 as inner-scriptural exegesis of Ezekiel 14
  • Reading in context
  • Reading gen 18:17-19 in the context of genesis 18-19
  • A deuteronomistic flavour?
  • Reading genesis 18-19the context of 2 Samuel 10
  • Final observations
  • 'And he believed him'
  • Preliminary observations
  • Identifying the literary profile of genesis 75
  • Identifying the literary context of genesis 15
  • Gen 15:1-6 descendants
  • Gen 15:1 after these things ...
  • Gen 15:2-4 'What will you give me?'
  • Gen 15:5 'Look toward heaven and count the stars'
  • Gen 15:6 and he believed yahweh
  • Gen 15:7-21 land
  • Gen 15:7 'I am yahweh who brought you out ...'
  • Gen 15:8-12 'How am I to know ...?'
  • Excursus : genesis 15 and the land oath
  • Gen15:13-16 'Know this for certain ...'
  • Gen 15:17-21 'To your Ddescendants I give this land'
  • Reading genesis 15 in context
  • The literary context of genesis 15
  • Reading genesis 15 in the context of gen 18:17-19,22:15-18 and 26:3-5
  • Final observations
  • Re-imagining Abraham : a deuteronom(ist)ic project?
  • The four passages as a group
  • Re-imagining Abraham
  • Re-imagining Abraham : a democratizing project
  • Patterns of allusion in the four passages
  • Compositional logic, or 'Why?'
  • Re-imagining Abraham : Abraham as future hope
  • Re-imagining Abraham : Abraham and the nations
  • Are the four passages deuteronom(ist)ic?
  • If not D, then...?
  • Abraham as future hope in H
  • Abraham and the land promise in H
  • The democratizing project and H
  • Final observations
  • Select bibliography
  • Index of ancient sources.
In Re-Imagining Abraham: A Re-Assessment of the Influence of Deuteronomism in Genesis Megan Warner revisits the tradition that Genesis was edited by editors sympathetic to the theology of the Deuteronomist. On the basis of close, contextual readings of the four passages most commonly attributed to (semi-)Deuteronomistic hands, Warner argues that editorial use of Deuteronomistic language and themes points not to a sympathy with Deuteronomistic theology but rather to a sustained project to review and even subvert that theology. Warner's `re-imagining' of Abraham demonstrates how Israel's forebear was `re-imagined' in the post-exilic context for the purpose of offering the returning exiles a way forward at a time when all the old certainties, and even continued relationship with Yahweh, seemed lost.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355835 20180219
Green Library
177 pages ; 24 cm.
The Hebrew Bible is the product of scribes. Whether copying, editing, conflating, adapting, or authoring, these ancient professionals were responsible for the various text designs, constructions and text-types that we have today. Sheree Lear seeks to investigate the many practices employed by ancient scribes in literary production, or, more aptly, scribal composition. Using Malachi as a test-case, three autonomous yet complementary chapters will illustrate how investigating the text as the product of scribal composition can yield new and important insights. Chapter 2: Mal 2.10-16 focuses on a particularly difficult portion of Malachi (2.10-16), noting patterns amongst the texts reused in the pericope. These patterns give information about the ancient scribe's view of scripture and about his communicative goal. Chapter 3: Wordplay surveys Malachi for the implementation of different types of the wordplay. The chapter demonstrates how a poetic feature such as wordplay, generally treated as a synchronic element, can also have diachronic implications. Chapter 4: Phinehas, he is Elijah investigates the reception of Malachi as a finished text. By tracing backwards a tradition found throughout later Jewish literature, it is evident that the literary techniques employed by the composer made his text successfully communicative.
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472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 225 pages ; 25 cm.
Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Poetry, Prophecy, and Justice in Hebrew Scripture. Essays in Honor of Francis Landy on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday is a collection of essays by colleagues, friends, and students of Prof. Francis Landy. It is the second Festschrift dedicated to this remarkable teacher and colleague, friend and mentor, and thus bears witness to the remarkable esteem in which Prof. Landy is held in the Biblical Studies community and beyond (including literary studies, film studies, and poetry).
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xvii, 389 pages : illustrations (1 colour), 1 colour portrait ; 24 cm.
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  • Choon Leong Seow : an appreciation / William H.C. Propp
  • The speaker in Job 28 / Michael V. Fox
  • Metaphors of illness and wellness in Job / Edward L. Greenstein
  • Blessing and justice in Job : in/commensurable? / J. Gerald Janzen
  • Job spoke the truth about God (Job 42:7-8) / Thomas Krüger
  • The kerygma of the book of Job / Manfred Oeming
  • The reception of Job in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Carol A. Newsom
  • The book of Job and two twentieth-century British oratorios / Katharine J. Dell
  • Proverbs 1-9 as instruction for a young man and for "everyman" / Richard J. Clifford
  • From epistemology to wisdom theology : the composition of Proverbs 10 / Bernd U. Schipper
  • On [yesh] of reflection in the book of Proverbs / Agustinus Gianto
  • Why is it so difficult to read Ecclesiastes? / Stuart Weeks
  • A rhetoric of indecision : reflections on God as judge in Qoheleth / James L. Crenshaw
  • Solomon's wise words in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature / Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher
  • When wisdom fails / William P. Brown
  • The formation of scribal self in Ben Sira / Judith H. Newman
  • Translation, reception, and the historiography of early Judaism : the wisdom of Ben Sira and old Greek Job as case studies / Benjamin G. Wright III
  • God and evil in the Wisdom of Solomon / Markus Witte
  • The ambivalence of human wisdom : Genesis 2-3 as a sapiential text / Konrad Schmid
  • What is the place of wisdom and Torah in the Psalter? / Hermann Spieckermann
  • Traces of an original allegorical meaning of the Song of Songs / Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger
  • Royal inscriptions in the Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia : reflections on presence, function, and self-critique / Peter Machinist
  • Agriculture and wisdom : the case of the "Gezer Calendar" / Raymond C. Van Leeuwen.
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