Synchronic Or Diachronic?

A Debate on Method in Old Testament Exegesis

Author: Johannes Cornelis De Moor,Society for Old Testament Study

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103429

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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In Old Testament exegesis a gap is widening between the adherents of the 'diachronic', historical-critical approach and those who out of dissatisfaction with both the results and the methods of this 'classical' approach opt for a wide variety of 'synchronic' approaches. The Ninth Joint Meeting of the Dutch 'Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap' and the British 'Society for Old Testament Study', held at Kampen 28-31 August 1994, brought together partisans from both camps who engaged in a most interesting and fruitful debate on one of the major methodological issues confronting modern Old Testament scholarship. This volume contains the papers read as well as some reports from the workshops. With indices of texts and subjects.

Reading Scripture in the Old Testament

Deuteronomy 9-10 [and] 31, 2 Kings 22-23, Jeremiah 36, Nehemiah 8

Author: G. J. Venema

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137516

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This study concentrates on four narratives in the Old Testament in which books, especially the Book of the Torah, play a key role: Deuteronomy 9-10 and 31:24-26, 2 Kings 22-23, Jeremiah 36, and Nehemiah 8. This study is a major contribution to the theology of the Old Testament, because it demonstrates how a detailed literary analysis may lead to a better understanding of the structure of the canon.

Women in Ugarit and Israel

Their Social and Religious Position in the Context of the Ancient Near East

Author: Hennie J. Marsman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004117327

Category: Religion

Page: 781

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This book discusses women in a polytheistic and monotheistic society by analyzing their social and religious position according to the literary and non-literary texts of Ugarit and Israel.

Genesis Forty-nine in Its Literary and Historical Context

Author: Raymond De Hoop

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004109131

Category: Religion

Page: 695

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This book deals with the so-called Blessing of Jacob" (Genesis 49) in all its aspects, discussing philological, literary and historical problems.After an introductory chapter a thoroughly discussed translation of Genesis 49 and an analysis of its poetical structure are presented, followed by the discussion of the genre-definition "tribal saying" (Stammesspruch), and a synchronic and diachronic analysis of Genesis 49 in its literary context (Gen. 47:29-49:33). The remarkable results of this analysis are finally discussed in relation to Israel's history.It is suggested that only part of the "Blessing" functioned within the (originally much shorter) deathbed account (Gen. 47:29-49:33*), reflecting the historical situation of the time of origin. Afterwards it was thoroughly worked up into its present shape to meet the conditions of later political development."

The Book of Ezekiel and Its Influence

Author: H. J. de Jonge,Johannes Tromp

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655831

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The Book of the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel (6th century B.C.E.) is a book of forceful language and impressive images. Its message is often clear, sometimes mysterious. The book had great impact in Jewish and early Christian literature as well as in western art. This book deals with the intentions of the book of Ezekiel, but also focuses on its use by subsequent writers, editors or artists. It traces Ezekiel's influence in Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of God, in Paul, the Gospels, and Revelation, and also shows that Ezekiel's imagery, via Jewish mysticism, influenced the visionary art of William Blake. Presenting contributions from leading biblical scholars in Oxford and Leiden, based on their unique collaborative research, this book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working in the field of biblical studies, including those studying the Hebrew Bible, its early versions, 'inter-testamental' Judaism, New Testament and Early Christianity, and the reception of Biblical literature in later centuries.


An Exegetical Commentary

Author: Harold W. Hoehner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441210555

Category: Religion

Page: 960

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Harold Hoehner has taught biblical exegesis to thousands of students over the years. He now brings that experience to bear on this important work. He begins with a helpful introduction to the letter of Ephesians in which he addresses issues of authorship, structure and genre, historical setting, purpose, and theology. At the end of the introduction, the author includes a detailed bibliography for further reading. Hoehner then delves into the text of Ephesians verse by verse, offering the Greek text, English translation, and detailed commentary. He interacts extensively with the latest scholarship and provides a fair and thorough discussion of every disputed point in the book. Pastors, students, and scholars looking for a comprehensive treatment on Ephesians will be interested in this commentary. Hoehner's interaction with the latest scholarship combined with his detailed exegesis will make this new commentary the only resource they will need to consult.

Oudtestamentische studiën

Author: Jaap Dekker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004156654

Category: Bible

Page: 411

View: 311


No other biblical book ascribes such a prominent place to the theme of 'Zion' as the book of Isaiah does. One of the most important statements regarding Zion is to be found in Isa. 28: 16. The text speaks of the laying of a foundation stone in Zion and enjoys an important place in New Testament preaching since it is associated with the advent of Jesus Christ. The present study addresses the interpretation of Isa. 28: 16 in its Old Testament context. Its significance lies in the fresh contribution it makes t our understanding of the Zion text in question and its importance for establishing the role played by Zion and the so-called Zion tradition in the preaching of Isaiah.

Evocations of the Calf?

Romans 1:18–2:11 and the Substructure of Psalm 106(105)

Author: Alec J. Lucas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110384647

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Scholars often ask how Paul’s polemic against Gentile idolatry and immorality in Romans 1:18–32 prepares for indicting a Jewish interlocutor in 2:1–11. This study proposes that Paul’s argumentation draws on the portrayal of Jewish identity in Psalm 106 and that in drawing on this portrayal Paul was participating in a larger discussion, one that included the Wisdom of Solomon and one in which evocations of the golden calf figured prominently.

Old Testament Exegesis, Fourth Edition

A Handbook for Students and Pastors

Author: Douglas Stuart

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640571

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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For years, Douglas Stuart's Old Testament Exegesis has been one of the most popular ways to learn how to perform exegesis--the science and art of interpreting biblical texts properly for understanding as well as proclamation. Completely updated and substantially expanded, this new edition includes scores of newer resources, a new configuration of the format for the exegesis process, and an entirely new section explaining where to find and how to use the latest electronic and online resources for doing biblical research. Stuart provides guidance for full exegesis as well as for a quicker approach to provide information specifically tailored to the task of preaching. A glossary of terms explains the sometimes bewildering language of biblical scholarship, and a list of frequent errors guides the student in avoiding common mistakes. No exegetical guide for the Old Testament has been more widely used in training ministers and students to be faithful, careful interpreters of Scripture.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III

Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1

Author: P. van der Lugt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004262792

Category: Religion

Page: 634

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Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.

Re-Imagining Abraham

A Re-Assessment of the Influence of Deuteronomism in Genesis

Author: Megan Warner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004355898

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 691


In Re-Imagining Abraham Megan Warner challenges traditional views concerning (semi-)Deuteronomistic editing in Genesis, arguing on the basis of close readings that the presence of D-like elements points not to sympathy with the theology of D, but rather revision of it.