Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume II. Les Grottes de Murabba'at (Text Only)

Author: P. Benoit,J. T. Milik,R. De Vaux

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198269441

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Originally published 1961, this volume is being reissued to make the entire series available to students and scholars of biblical and post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity. A companion volume contains the plates found in the original one-volume publication.

Brautpreis und Mitgift

Gedanken zum Eherecht in Ugarit und seiner Umwelt mit einer Rekonstruktion des im Ritual verankerten "Schlangentext"-Mythos

Author: Reinhard Hillmann

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161535611

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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English summary: Reinhard Hillmann examines Ugarit marriage law starting with the clauses that refer to marriage law in ancient Babylonian and middle Assyrian legal texts and also by taking a look at the Alalakh texts, texts from the great bend in the Euphrates (Emar) and the Amarna letters. In doing so he attempts to find evidence of connections between matrimonial law in the Old Testament of the Iron Age and the preceding Babylonian and Assyrian tradition. In the process, he looks at Genesis 34: 11b-12 in a new way. The author refutes the opinion that dowries in Ugarit were returned to the family of the husband by the father of the bride. Furthermore, his analysis reveals various aspects of Ugaritic marriage customs for which the Nikkal text (CAT 1.24) as well as CAT 1100 are of key significance. Hillmann sees CAT 1100 as a form of libretto for an acutely dangerous mythological game involving snakes, in which danger is overcome by the marriage of the God Horon to the female protector of grazing livestock. German description: Ausgehend von den eherechtlichen Klauseln in altbabylonischen und mittelassyrischen Rechtstexten und einem Blick auf die Alalah-Texte, Texte aus der Euphratschleife (Emar) und die Amarnabriefe untersucht Reinhard Hillmann das Eherecht in Ugarit, wobei er auch im Alten Testament der Eisenzeit eine eherechtliche Verbindung mit der vorhergehenden babylonisch-mittelassyrischen Tradition nachzuweisen sucht. Genesis 34:11b-12 erfahrt eine neue Behandlung. Der Autor entkraftet die Meinung, dass in Ugarit der Brautpreis vom Vater der Braut an die Familie des Ehemanns zuruckgegeben wird. Daneben ergeben sich durch seine Analyse verschiedene Aspekte ugaritischer Ehebrauche, wobei der Nikkal-Text (CAT 1.24) sowie CAT 1.100 im Mittelpunkt stehen. Hillmann deutet CAT 1.100 als Libretto zu einem mythologischen Spiel bei akuter Schlangengefahr, die durch die Vermahlung von Horon mit der Beschutzerin des Weideviehs beseitigt wird.

Law in the Documents of the Judaean Desert

Author: Rānôn Kaṣôf,David M. Schaps

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004113576

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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A collection of articles by leading contributors on the investigation of the law-Jewish, Greek, and Roman- in the early second century Judaean Desert documents, written in the Roman provinces of Judaea and Arabia, including the Babatha archive.

Congress volume

Göttingen, 1977

Author: International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament. Congress

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 417

View: 1449


Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood

Author: Jeremy D. Lyon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498220096

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6693


The Dead Sea Scrolls have opened up for modern readers the ancient world of Jewish interpretation of the Bible during the Second Temple period. Among these scrolls are several manuscripts dating to the first century BC, the oldest surviving texts dealing with interpretation of the Genesis Flood. A literary analysis of the four primary Qumran Flood texts (1QapGen, 4Q252, 4Q370, and 4Q422) reveals how ancient Jews interpreted and employed the Genesis Flood narrative. These texts contain commentary, paraphrase, and admonition, among other things, addressing issues such as the cause, chronology, and purpose of the Flood. In addition, these fragmentary treasures reveal such ancient understandings of the Flood as a reversal and renewal of creation, a restoration of Eden and anticipation of the Promised Land, and an archetype of eschatological judgment.

Vetus Testamentum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Vetus Testamentum is a journal covering all aspects of Old Testament study. It includes articles on history, literature, religion and theology, text, versions, language, and the bearing on the Old Testament of archaeology and the study of the Ancient Near East.

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude

What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Author: David A. deSilva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976988

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and shaped by, the Judaism(s) of the Second Temple Period. In The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude David deSilva introduces readers to the ancient Jewish writings known as the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and examines their formative impact on the teachings and mission of Jesus and his half-brothers, James and Jude. Knowledge of this literature, deSilva argues, helps to bridge the perceived gap between Jesus and Judaism when Judaism is understood only in terms of the Hebrew Bible (or ''Old Testament''), and not as a living, growing body of faith and practice. Where our understanding of early Judaism is limited to the religion reflected in the Hebrew Bible, Jesus will appear more as an outsider speaking ''against'' Judaism and introducing more that is novel. Where our understanding of early Judaism is also informed by the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, we will see Jesus and his half-brothers speaking and interacting more fully within Judaism. By engaging critical issues in this comparative study, deSilva produces a portrait of Jesus that is fully at home in Roman Judea and Galilee, and perhaps an explanation for why these extra-biblical Jewish texts continued to be preserved in Christian circles.

The Book of Genesis

Composition, Reception, and Interpretation

Author: Craig A. Evans,Joel N. Lohr,David L. Petersen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004226575

Category: Religion

Page: 788

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Drawing on the latest in Genesis scholarship, this volume offers twenty-nine essays on a wide range of topics related to Genesis, written by leading experts in the field. Topics include its formation, reception, textual history and translation, themes, theologies, and place within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.