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Download Biblical History and Israel’s Past: The Changing Study of by Megan Bishop Moore PDF

By Megan Bishop Moore

Although students have for hundreds of years essentially been attracted to utilizing the examine of historical Israel to give an explanation for, remove darkness from, and make clear the biblical tale, Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle describe how students at the present time search a growing number of to inform the tale of the previous by itself phrases, drawing from either biblical and extrabiblical resources to light up historical Israel and its pals with out privileging the biblical perspective.

Biblical historical past and Israel’s earlier presents a complete survey of ways examine of the outdated testomony and the background of Israel has replaced because the heart of the 20th century. Moore and Kelle speak about major tendencies in scholarship, hint the advance of rules because the Nineteen Seventies, and summarize significant students, viewpoints, concerns, and developments.

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Download Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of by Ellen F. Davis PDF

By Ellen F. Davis

This booklet examines the theology and ethics of land use, particularly the practices of contemporary industrialized agriculture, in mild of serious biblical exegesis. 9 interrelated essays discover the biblical writers' pervasive difficulty for the care of arable land opposed to the heritage of the geography, social constructions, and non secular considered historical Israel. This technique constantly brings out overlooked facets of texts, either poetry and prose, which are primary to Jewish and Christian traditions. instead of looking recommendations from the prior, Davis creates a talk among old texts and modern agrarian writers; hence she offers a clean viewpoint from which to view the harmful practices and assumptions that now dominate the worldwide nutrients financial system. The biblical exegesis is wide-ranging and complex; the language is literate and available to a large viewers.

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Download Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, by Richard J. Coggins, Jin H. Han PDF

By Richard J. Coggins, Jin H. Han

Six Minor Prophets during the Centuries is the paintings of hugely revered biblical students, Richard Coggins and Jin H. Han. the quantity explores the wealthy and complicated reception historical past of the final six Minor Prophets in Jewish and Christian exegesis, theology, worship, and humanities. this article is the paintings of 2 hugely revered biblical scholarsIt explores the wealthy and complicated reception heritage of the final six Minor Prophets in Jewish and Christian theology and exegesis

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Download Let us Go up to Zion: Essays in Honour of H. G. M. by Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies Iain Provan, PDF

By Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies Iain Provan, Mark Boda

This quantity honours Professor H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford collage via a set of essays via colleagues and previous scholars from around the globe. a number of the contributions intersect with the former paintings of Professor Williamson, with certain emphasis at the historical past of biblical learn, research of the Hebrew language and Hebrew textual traditions, post-exilic historiography (Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah) and the prophets (especially Isaiah).

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Download History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after by Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson PDF

By Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson

In background, Archaeology and the Bible 40 Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue ‘crisis’ broke within the Seventies, whilst numerous new experiences of biblical historical past and archaeology have been released, wondering the historical-critical approach to biblical scholarship. The drawback shaped the discourse of the Copenhagen school’s problem of status positions, which―together with new achievements in archaeological research―demand that the nearby heritage of historical Israel, Judaea and Palestine be reconsidered in all its element. This volume examines the most important alterations that experience taken position in the box of outdated testomony reports because the flooring breaking works of Thomas Thompson and John van Seters in 1974 and 1975 (both republished in 2014). The e-book is split in 3 sections: altering views in bible study, historical past and cult, and beliefs and heritage, proposing new articles from a few of the field’s most sensible students with accomplished dialogue of ancient, archaeological, anthropological, cultural and literary methods to the Hebrew Bible and Palestine’s heritage. The essays query: "How does biblical heritage relate to the archaeological historical past of Israel and Palestine?" and "Can we view the background of the quarter independently of a biblical perspective?" via the matter from substitute angles and wondering long-held interpretations.

Unafraid to wreck new flooring, History, Archaeology and the Bible 40 Years after "Historicity" is a necessary source to scholars within the box of Biblical and East Mediterranean stories, and someone with an curiosity within the archaeology, historical past and non secular improvement in Palestine and the traditional close to East.

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Download The World's Oldest Literature (Culture and History of the by William W. Hallo PDF

By William W. Hallo

Literature starts at Sumer, we may perhaps say. provided that this historical crossroads of tin and copper produced not just bronze and the complete Bronze Age, but additionally by means of necessity, the 1st method of record-keeping and the means of writing. Scribal faculties served to propagate the recent procedure and their curriculum grew to create, shield and transmit all demeanour of artistic poetry. In a life of examine, the writer has studied a number of points of this so much old literary oeuvre, together with such questions as chronology and bilingualism, in addition to contributing primary insights into particular genres corresponding to proverbs, letter-prayers and lamentations. additionally, he has drawn conclusions for the comparative or contextual method of biblical literature. His experiences, commonly scattered in assorted guides for almost fifty years, are the following assembled in handy one-volume structure, made extra trouble-free via huge cross-references and indices.

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Download David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story by Paul Borgman PDF

By Paul Borgman

The biblical tale of King David and his clash with King Saul (1 and a couple of Samuel) is among the such a lot colourful and perennially renowned within the Hebrew Bible. lately, this tale has attracted loads of scholarly consciousness, a lot of it dedicated to displaying that David used to be a miles much less heroic personality than appears to be like at the floor. certainly, a couple of has painted David as a despicable tyrant. Paul Borgman presents a counter-reading to those reviews, via an attentive interpreting of the narrative styles of the textual content. He specializes in one of many key positive aspects of historical Hebrew narrative poetics -- repeated styles -- taking precise notice of even the small adaptations every time a trend recurs. He argues that such "hearing cues" could have alerted an historical viewers to the solutions to such questions as "Who is David?" and "What is so incorrect with Saul?" The narrative insists on such questions, says Borgman, slowly disclosing solutions via styles of repeated eventualities and dominant motifs that yield, eventually, the perfect paintings of storytelling in historical literature. Borgman concludes with a comparability with Homer's storytelling method, demontrating that the David tale is certainly a masterpiece and David (as Baruch Halpern has acknowledged) "the first really glossy human."

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Download The Textual World of the Bible by Michael B. Shepherd PDF

By Michael B. Shepherd

The realm of the Bible is a textual international. Its composition and intertextuality are what make it a illustration of truth. to appreciate biblical global making, you will need to know the way biblical books are made and skim. The Textual international of the Bible explores the styles of figuration in biblical composition and how within which those styles are learn in the Bible (inner-biblical exegesis). This e-book is a superb selection for classes in biblical theology and hermeneutics.

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