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Download Chaldean account of genesis by George Adam Smith PDF

By George Adam Smith

1876. Containing description of construction, fall of guy, deluge, tower of Babel, occasions of Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian fables and legends of the gods from cuneiform inscriptions. Contents: discovery of Genesis legends; Babylonian and Assyrian literature; Chaldean legends; Babylonian mythology; Babylonian legend of construction; sin of the god Zu; exploits of Lubara; Babylonian fables; Izdubar legends; destruction of tyrant Humbaba; adventures of Ishtar; disorder and wanderings of Izdubar; tale of the flood and end.

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Download Forming Prophetic Literature: Essays on Isaiah and the by James W. Watts PDF

By James W. Watts

These essays are written in honour of John D.W. Watts, previously Professor of previous testomony at Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and outdated testomony editor of the note Biblical remark, renowned for his contributions, particularly to scholarship at the prophetic books. as a result, the essays right here tackle the literary, redactional and canonical questions posed through the Hebrew Bible's prophetic literature. The prophetic books have defied effortless class in response to style or facile rationalization in their ancient improvement. With a different specialise in the books of Isaiah and of the Twelve Prophets, the character and formation of prophecy as literature is probed from various methodological standpoints, together with textual feedback, synchronic literary research, culture historical past and redaction criticism.

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

By Warren Robertson

This interdisciplinary learn integrates textual research of the Hebrew Bible and related historic close to japanese fabric with social conception and archaeology so as to articulate the traditional Israelites' taken-for-granted understandings (doxa) of average 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 proof for usual mess ups within the old close to japanese and Mediterranean global, Robertson demonstrates that universal understandings of them are forged by way of punishment for covenant infidelity. even if, while traditional failures 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 to go back to cognitive, if no longer social, stability.

Several responses have been practiced and articulated by means of the traditional Israelites in regards to the retributive realizing of traditional (and different communal) mess ups: stay away from and/or try and hinder the disrupting event by utilizing apotropaic and different ritual innovations, protest the pain of the blameless, revise the assumptions approximately divine punishment and/or divine personality, revise the assumptions approximately human activities, or melancholy of deciding upon any correlation among human motion and divine punishment.

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Download Isaiah (Readings, a New Biblical Commentary) by Peter D. Miscall PDF

By Peter D. Miscall

Peter Miscall's remark on Isaiah was once one of the first volumes within the sequence Readings released via JSOT Press in 1993. Sheffield Phoenix Press is now relaunching the sequence, below the editorship of John Jarick, with a 2d variation of Miscall's paintings (including a brand new preface), and completely new volumes on Haggai by way of Tim Meadowcroft and Romans through Stanley Porter. the purpose of the sequence is still to offer compact literary readings of the biblical books, unencumbered by way of the paraphernalia of conventional feedback and alert to the effect of literary experiences on biblical interpretation. every one contributor to the sequence techniques their textual content from their very own own literary place. during this wonderful and attribute research, Miscall concentrates specifically at the play of pictures within the prophetic ebook, their interweaving and relentless intertextuality.

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