Download An Introduction to the Old Testament: Second Edition by Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard PDF

By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

This moment version of An creation to the outdated testomony integrates and interacts with fresh advancements in outdated testomony scholarship. numerous exact set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: * it truly is completely evangelical in its viewpoint * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the examine of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique * It good points issues of analysis heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive remedy of previous scholarship * It bargains with the that means of every publication, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the that means of every ebook within the atmosphere of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with a watch on figuring out the character of previous testomony historiography. This upper-level creation to the outdated testomony bargains scholars an effective knowing of 3 key concerns: old heritage, literary research, and theological message.

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Download A Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Ideology, Stylistics, and Language by Ehud Ben Zvi PDF

By Ehud Ben Zvi

This quantity includes revised models of papers provided on the 2006, 2007, and 2008 conferences of the ecu organization of religious study as a part of the actions of a learn Programme dedicated to the learn of “Israel and the creation and Reception of Authoritative Books within the Persian and Hellenistic Periods,” and a few extra contributions. the elemental query that the amount explores in the course of the diversified ways and questions raised via the authors is what will we study via having a look into the issues of biblical Hebrew linguistics, rhetoric, kind, and beliefs in regards to the manufacturers and readers of those books. What do they train us approximately those literati’s international of data and mind's eye, concerning the matters that they had in brain and the ways that they got here to accommodate them via authoritative literature? The inclusion of views drawn from linguistics during this dialog is very worthwhile, seeing that they can be absent from this sort of dialog. therefore, the booklet comprises essays on such concerns as even if linguistic theories can remedy literary-critical difficulties, on what's “late biblical Hebrew,” on parallelism and noun teams in biblical poetry, and the communicative that means of a few linguistic offerings. There are experiences on features of language, type, rhetoric, or ideology within the books of Genesis (in specific ancestor ideology), Samuel, Jeremiah, Nahum, Esther, Ezra (1-6), and Nehemiah, in addition to at the reconceptualization of YHWH Sebaot as YHWH Elohim. Philippe Guillaume, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Robert Rezetko, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Ian younger and the 3 editors contributed essays to this quantity.

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Download Set in stone : America's embrace of the Ten Commandments by Jenna Weissman Joselit PDF

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Via a chain of deftly-rendered vignettes, widespread historian Jenna Weissman Joselit bargains a compelling and fresh-eyed standpoint at the Ten Commandments, situating them in the context of contemporary the US. wealthy in incident and in colourful personalities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, her account exhibits that the 10 Commandments aren't solid in stone yet a fertile repository of yankee history.

summary: via a chain of deftly-rendered vignettes, widespread historian Jenna Weissman Joselit bargains a compelling and fresh-eyed point of view at the Ten Commandments, situating them in the context of contemporary the US. wealthy in incident and in colourful personalities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, her account indicates that the 10 Commandments are usually not forged in stone yet a fertile repository of yankee heritage

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Download A Simplified Guide to BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia): by William R. Scott PDF

By William R. Scott

Fourth version. this is often the most recent variation of a truly renowned handbook that's utilized in school rooms around the globe to aid scholars studying to learn the Hebrew Bible. It includes a uncomplicated and simple dialogue of the masoretes, the masoretic culture, the serious gear of BHS, the Masora, the accents, strange letters, and different markings. It comprises an index. The fourth version additionally comprises an appendix "Introduction to BHQ" by way of Harold Scanlin.

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Download Music in the Old Bones: Jezebel Through the Ages by Professor Janet Howe Gaines PDF

By Professor Janet Howe Gaines

An alien, a polytheist from Phoenicia, the biblical Queen Jezebel posed a significant hazard to the soundness of the Israelites' unmarried male deity. So robust was once this danger that writers during the a while have portrayed her because the incarnation of female evil, and her identify has turn into synonymous with the misogynist view of ladies as seductresses.Janet Howe Gaines argues that the bride of the Israelite king Ahab grew to become a handy scapegoat for biblical writers who portrayed her because the basic strength in the back of their nation's apostasy. The biblical account offers the queen as a assassin, as a disruptive strength for evil. Despised, the strong-willed Jezebel remains to be essentially the most interesting girls of the Bible.Music within the previous Bones is a consultant to the everlasting Jezebel tale. the 1st a part of this illustrated examine is an in depth research that explores the biblical story from conventional and feminist issues of view. Gaines then analyzes the methods authors during the centuries have handled Jezebel. Her unburied bones turned misogynist relics for generations of writers who retold her tale as a caution concerning the hazards of rebelling opposed to patriarchal society. From the sermons of John Knox to the novels of Margaret Atwood, from the poetry of Percy Shelley to the ballads of Boyz II males, from the drama of Racine to the Academy Award-winning movie starring Bette Davis, Jezebel has lengthy been the topic of creative inquiry. Her snapshot because the undesirable woman of the Bible continues to be beneficial to writers. so much take advantage of her identify and evil popularity to augment their admonitions to ladies, yet a number of break free from culture and overtly respect Jezebel's braveness and vigor.Placing the biblical account of Jezebel's doomed reign within the context of its xenophobic writers, Gaines proposes a brand new and extra sympathetic analyzing of the murdered queen whose physique used to be left to rot within the streets and whose attractiveness suffered a destiny much more egregious. instead of offering a good burial for the mangled bones of Jezebel, Gaines seeks to flesh them out and revivify them simply because, as she demonstrates, "there's tune within the previous bones yet." 

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Download Sons or Lovers. An Interpretation of David and Jonathan's by Jonathan Y. Rowe PDF

By Jonathan Y. Rowe

Rowe examines David and Jonathan's friendship within the context
of what historic readers could have understood because the ‘natural' loyalty to their
families. Rowe specializes in the conflicting ethical items among which the men
choose, looking to comprehend the dynamics of the narrative consonant with
ancient society.
Rowe discusses theoretical problems with interpretation and
summarises how Bakhtin's concept of heteroglossic voices may be utilised to
understand the narrative. He deliberates over the main facets of kinfolk lifestyles in
the international defined via the previous testomony, surveys ways to the examine of
the relatives between anthropologists and, eventually, states how anthropology can
inform the translation of the biblical textual content. ranging from the concept that of
‘hegemonic masculinity', Rowe examines how males commonly are presented
positively, after which exhibits how Jonathan, David and Saul degree as much as these
standards. Rowe concludes that even supposing Jonathan was once disloyal to his family,
something that implied readers could have censured, the books of Samuel present
this disloyalty as honourable, hence creating a theological element approximately fidelity
to the home of David.

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Download Gibeon, Where the Sun Stood Still: The Discovery of the by James B. Pritchard PDF

By James B. Pritchard

This first book-length presentation of the result of our excavations at el-Jib has been written for the overall reader who's taken with the contribution that archaeology has made to the biblical heritage of the site.... In telling the tale of Gibeon i've got attempted to teach how the story of the town spread out week by way of week and yr by way of yr via excavation and learn. i've got sought to provide in those pages a for my part carried out travel, because it have been, of the ruins of old Gibeon and what we've seen in them.... the result of the excavations at el-Jib are precise in that they are often comparable with a excessive measure of simple task to express occasions defined within the previous testomony. For the 1st time within the historical past of medical archaeology within the land of the Bible a precise position identify of a biblical urban, well incised on clay, has been came upon below conditions which be certain the id of the identify with the ruins.--from the Preface

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Download Habakkuk by Robert D. Haak PDF

By Robert D. Haak

Starting with shape- and text-critical examinations of the textual content of Habakkuk, this paintings examines the function of the prophet within the historic environment of past due 7th-century Judah. It assesses the rules supported by means of Habakkuk through the debate surrounding the loss of life of the Assyrian empire and Judah's function within the new political scenario. It presents a foundation for reading the function of prophets in Judahite society.

This important examine comprises 4 conscientiously built chapters within which the shape, content material, and old surroundings of Habakkuk’s prophecy are analyzed and the jobs which Habakkuk and different prophets performed inside of Judahite society are tested. within the first bankruptcy, Haak surveys the early Hebrew manuscripts (mainly 1QpHab and the Murabbaˁat manuscript of the Twelve Prophets) and the types of Habakkuk and concludes that "there is a foundation for the textual examine of Habakkuk in the consonantal culture represented within the MT” (p. 7). He consequently adopts a text-critical technique during which the consonantal culture of the MT is given precedence yet within which emendation is taken into account valid if facts from the manuscripts and the types warrants. at the foundation of current wisdom, Haak presumes that it's totally attainable “to arrive at an figuring out of the textual content that's in the direction of the unique historic environment than the knowledge mirrored within the current MT” (p. 10). certainly, that's the target of the subsequent bankruptcy ("Translation and Notes”).

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