Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies. Feb2018, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p33-47. 15p.
SHAME in the Bible, HONOR in the Bible, HISTORY, CRUCIFIXION of Jesus Christ, and MEDITERRANEAN Region -- Social conditions
The article presents interpretation of the event around the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, reflecting on shame and honor. It highlights the concept of honor and shame in Mediterranean society and culture and reflects on the details of crucifixion and death passage in the Book of Mark 15:21 41.
HISTORY, CHURCH history, RECONCILIATION -- Religious aspects, CULTURE, BIBLE, and HISTORY of Judaism
This essay examines the writings of Hyam Maccoby, a twentieth- century Jewish scholar of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. After locating Maccoby in the context of Jewish anti- Christian writings, it presents his critical view of Christian doctrines. This scholar claimed in numerous publications that Christianity was inherently antisemitic due to the teachings of Paul the apostle, especially his doctrine of the vicarious atonement. It is therefore worth presenting, assessing, and challenging Maccoby's views as a barrier to Jewish and Christian dialogue. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
European Journal of Theology. 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p144-153. 10p.
HISTORY, RELIGIOUS groups, SLAVIC Bibles, BIBLE, and BIBLICAL commentaries
Not many believed that the writing and production of a commentary on the whole Bible by national authors from the evangelical community of Eastern Europe was possible, but in October 2016 such a commentary was presented in Kyiv (Ukraine). It is called the Slavic Bible Commentary (SBC) and it has 94 national contributors from the former USSR. This article provides on overview over the history of the project and explains the need for it. It will explain why this commentary is designed for preachers and lay ministers and how it attempts to answer contemporary questions arising in the Eastern European context. The overall concept and hermeneutical approach developed by ten representatives of various evangelical groups will be highlighted. Special attention is given to the community-based and canon-based hermeneutics. The commentary's weaknesses as well as prospects of further development are discussed. It is expected that the hermeneutical community formed during the six years of working on this project will be able to contribute substantially to the further development of the evangelical theology in this part of the world. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Apr2017, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p205-221. 17p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
PROPAGANDA, INSURGENCY, RELIGION, and HISTORY
The original version of Psalm 78 was written in the northern kingdom. Its original purpose is not known, but its topic is clear: God's continued benevolence to the people of Israel despite their disobedience and disloyalty. During the reign of King Zedekiah o f Judah (597-586 b.c.e.), there was, on one side, a faction that advocated rebelling against the Babylonians and, on the other side, people such as the prophet Jeremiah who argued against rebelling. A member of the former faction (the redactor o f Psalm 78) took it upon himself to write a document that would support his side. The basis o f the new document was the original version o f Psalm 78, which was widely known in Judah. The redaction included additions and alterations on a very small scale (w. 4a and 9-10 were added, and w . 67-71 were altered). Two methods were used in the redaction: (1) working from the outside inward, and (2) detournement. The secondary purpose of the redaction was to explain v. 57b, which the redactor did not understand. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]