The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms by William P. Brown

By William P. Brown

The Psalms-the longest and most intricate booklet within the Bible-is a different choice of spiritual poetry, the manufactured from centuries of composition and revision. it's the such a lot transcribed and translated e-book of the Hebrew Bible. meant for either pupil and scholar, The Oxford instruction manual of the Psalms contains a various array of essays that deal with the Psalms from numerous views. starting with an summary of the Psalms that touches at the historical past of scholarship and interpretation, the amount is going directly to discover the Psalms as a kind of literature and a resource of artistic concept, an artifact whose origins stay speculative, a generative presence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and a still-current textual content that is still learn and appropriated in a number of methods. Classical scholarship and standard ways in addition to contextual interpretations and practices are good represented. The Handbook's assurance is uniquely wide-ranging, overlaying every little thing from the traditional close to japanese heritage of the Psalms to modern liturgical utilization. This quantity bargains a dynamic advent into an more and more complicated box and should be an fundamental source for all scholars of the Psalms.

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Biblical & Near Eastern Essays (Library Hebrew Bible/Old by John F. Healey, Carmel McCarthy

By John F. Healey, Carmel McCarthy

This number of essays features a wide selection of themes reflecting the intensity and breadth of curiosity of the coed in whose honour they have been commissioned - Kevin J. Cathcart.

The principal concentration is close to japanese, and covers a variety of philological, linguistic, exegetical, old and interpretative concerns. The close to jap languages tested comprise Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, Septuagintal Greek, Syriac and Ugaritic, whereas exegetical and text-critical subject matters comprise remedies of concerns in Deuteronomy, I Kings, Isaiah, Amos, Psalms and the music of Songs. Hermeneutical and old essays contact on old Israel's heritage and its interpretation, in addition to at the value of such contributors because the consular legit John Dickson, E.H. Palmer within the Cambridge Libraries, William Lithgow of Lanark, and the contribution to Semitic epigraphy of the explorer Julius Euting.

This is quantity 375 within the magazine for the learn of the outdated testomony complement series.

Another .pdf from the earlier archive.

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Sustaining Fictions: Intertextuality, Midrash, Translation, by Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

By Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

Even ahead of the biblical canon turned mounted, writers have revisited and transformed its tales. the writer of Joshua takes the haphazard cost of Israel recorded within the e-book of Judges and retells it as an orderly army conquest. the author of Chronicles expurgates the David cycle in Samuel I and II, providing an upright and virtuous king with out baser instincts. This literary phenomenon isn't contained to inner-biblical exegesis. as soon as the telling turns into identified, the retellings start: during the New testomony, rabbinic midrash, medieval secret performs, medieval and Renaissance poetry, 19th century novels, and modern literature, writers of the Western international have persevered to occupy themselves with the biblical canon. notwithstanding, there exists no sufficient vocabulary educational or renowned, spiritual or secular, literary or theological to explain the routine appearances of canonical figures and motifs in later literature. Literary critics, bible students and booklet reviewers alike search recourse in phrases like version, allusion, echo, imitation and effect to explain what the writer, for loss of greater phrases, has come to name retellings or recastings. even supposing none of those designations earrings fake, none techniques precision. they don't let us know what the writer of a unique or poem has performed with a biblical determine, don't sign how this newly recast determine isn't like different recastings of it, and don't provide any indication of why those ameliorations have happened. maintaining Fictions units out to redress this challenge, contemplating the viability of the vocabularies of literary, midrashic, and translation concept for talking approximately retelling.

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Reflections on the Silence of God: A Discussion with Marjo by Bob E J H Becking

By Bob E J H Becking

Of their contemporary booklet The Silent God, Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor provided a provocative view at the idea of divine silence in historic Israel. of their view, divine silence should be defined as a solution to numerous situations. also, they decide on the view that divine silence has to be spoke back via acceptable human behavior. The essays during this quantity applaud and problem their perspectives from diverse views: exegetical, historic close to jap, semantic, philosophical and so forth. a few authors trace on the view that divine silence will be construed as a sign of divine absence. Korpel and De Moor supply a discovered reaction to their critics.

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Crossing the Jordan: Diachrony Versus Synchrony in the Book by Eun-Woo Lee

By Eun-Woo Lee

This e-book provides a try out case for diachronic and synchronic
approaches in Joshua 3-4.
Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk and
Winther-Nielsen, in addition to their makes an attempt to discover the issues in applying
their the right way to this complex textual content. He then investigates the differences
between the MT and the LXX of Joshua 3-4 via textual content serious research and
reconstructs the Hebrew Vorlage of LXX - Joshua 3-4 contemplating divergences
between significant Greek versions; and examines the restrictions of Polzin's
synchronic learn in examining in basic terms from the ultimate textual content of the MT. For the purpose
of analyzing the literary historical past of Joshua 3-4 in a diachronic approach, Lee
considers what place this article holds within the atmosphere of the broader context of
the ark narratives and water-crossing tales within the outdated testomony, e.g. the
crossing of the pink Sea in Exodus 13.17-14.31 and with Elijah and Elisha
crossing the river in 2 kings 2. He examines the hot developments in literary
criticism and makes an attempt to track the main possible literary background of Joshua

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Hezekiah and the Books of Kings : A Contribution to the by Iain W. Provan

By Iain W. Provan

In ihe previous few a long time, the research of Deuteronomy and the previous Prophets has been extra arguable in rhetoric than actually. Martin Noth's imaginative and prescient of a unified exilic background, a Deuteronomistic historical past (DtrH). continues to be a centerpiece of all mainstream theories. From this foundation, contemporary scholarship starts off, discerning past variations, histories of redaction, and so on.
Noth’s idea used to be that an exilic historian had composed DtrH complete (using assorted, previous written sources). Additions, as a rule minor, then amassed in transmission. this day there are basically 4 colleges of proposal at the subject. a few students (as J. Van Seters and H. D. Hoffmann) adhere to the thesis of a unmarried (exilic) version with additions yet now not reeditions (they additionally are likely to deny that the historian, right here H[Dtr], was once limited by means of written sources). Continental students, for the main half, persist with Rudolf Smend in separating variants (Prophetic. Nomistic) of—rather than scribal additions to—Noth's unified unique (e.g., W. Dietrich, T. Veijola, T. D. M. Mettinger).
Most Albrightians (such as R. G. Boling, R. E. Friedman, R. D. Nelson, and others, together with A. D. H. Mayes and A. G. Auld) persist with Frank Moore move. pass resuscitated a nineteenth-century speculation background written to maintain Josiah's reforms was once up-to-date through an exilic editor (here, E[Dtr]x). ordinarily, passages assigned to the "Nomistic" redactor by means of Smend’s fans coincide with these attributed by way of go to E(Dtr)x. The fourth college of concept started from a piece of writing (since improved in different reviews) through Helga Weippert, those students (A. Lemaire, A. F. Campbell, this reviewer) figure in the back of the Josianic historian (H[Dtr]jos) an Hezekian version of the historical past. back, there's no critical clash with Cross's view.
Since 1983 J. B. Peckham has argued, in a booklet and several other articles, that formal features—such as sequences of verbal forms—indicate merely versions of DtrH, particularly, the Hezekian and the exilic (the latter is inescapable, because the final occasions stated date to 561-560 B.C.E.). Provan makes an attempt an development in this inexpensive technique. He defends the thesis that the "Hezekian" heritage coated the interval from the United Monarchy down via Hezekiah, yet he dates this background to Josiah's interval.

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Drought, Famine, Plague and Pestilence: Ancient Israel's by Warren Robertson

By Warren Robertson

This interdisciplinary learn integrates textual research of the Hebrew Bible and related historic close to japanese fabric with social concept and archaeology as a way to articulate the traditional Israelites' taken-for-granted understandings (doxa) of common mess ups, their highbrow and theological demanding situations to these understandings, and their highbrow and theological reconstructions thereof. After a survey of textual and archaeological facts for traditional mess ups within the historical close to japanese and Mediterranean global, Robertson demonstrates that universal understandings of them are forged by way of punishment for covenant infidelity. despite the fact that, while common mess ups are understood as such, their arbitrary destruction demanding situations these taken-for-granted assumptions. The conflict among cognitive expectation and experiential fact produces cognitive dissonance. Responses, then, are available the try and go back to cognitive, if now not social, stability.

Several responses have been practiced and articulated through the traditional Israelites in regards to the retributive knowing of average (and different communal) failures: steer clear of and/or try to hinder the disrupting event by utilizing apotropaic and different ritual recommendations, protest the ache of the blameless, revise the assumptions approximately divine punishment and/or divine personality, revise the assumptions approximately human activities, or melancholy of picking out any correlation among human motion and divine punishment.

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Studien zur Redaktion und Komposition des Amosbuchs by Dirk U. Rottzoll

By Dirk U. Rottzoll

The point of interest of a lot fresh scholarship has shifted from the redactional heritage of person prophetic books to their ultimate shape as literary compositions, despite its pre-history. (A stable instance of the latter strategy with recognize to Amos is P. Bovati and R. Meynet, Le livre du prophète Amos [RB 2; Paris 1994]; reviewed in Bib seventy seven [1996] 114-117.) the current quantity, a minor revision of the author’s January 1996 Ph.D. Dissertation for the college of Protestant Theology at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, represents an try at a “middle method” of types. the writer not just breaks the publication down right into a variety of editorial layers but additionally reconstructs the background of ways they have been introduced jointly to yield the booklet as we have now it this day.

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

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 a radical 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 self sustaining literary culture. quite, whilst contemplating the Greek textual traditions of the biblical narrative (most specifically B and Ant.), it is easy to enjoy the narrative of Jehu´s revolution in the literary context of an in depth politically influenced narrative in regards to the Israelite monarchy masking 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 far of the fabric in Kings concentrating on the Northern state. evaluating this biblical narrative to different (mostly Mesopotamian and Syrian) texts appropriate to Israelite heritage of the interval advances the discourse concerning the veracity of the biblical narrative while contrasted with extrabiblical traditions and allows the believable reconstruction of Israelite heritage spanning the eighth and ninth centuries BCE.

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