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.

Past, Present, Future

The Deuteronomistic History and the Prophets

Author: Johannes Cornelis de Moor,Harry F. Van Rooy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004118713

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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The re-writing of the history of Israel, in the light of past failures and hopes for the future, by Deuteronomistic historians and prophets, is discussed in this series of studies. In this volume, the vitality of the Hebrew Scriptures is once again demonstrated.

Prophets of Old and the Day of the End

Zechariah, the Book of Watchers, and Apocalyptic

Author: Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103566

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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This books presents many new insights in the biblical Book of Zechariah and the Book of Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36). Moreover, it highlights some aspects of early Jewish apocalyptic which were previously less acknowledged.


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.

The Pragmatics of Perception and Cognition in MT Jeremiah 1:1-6:30

A Cognitive Linguistics Approach

Author: Elizabeth Hayes

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311021122X

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 1898


Perception and cognition – seeing, hearing and understanding – are main themes in the Biblical Hebrew text of Jeremiah 1:1-6:30. This volume examines the text using a cognitive linguistics approach. This recently developed approach allows the modern reader to more fully understand the ancient text by observing aspects of embodied experience that are shared across time, space and culture, such as image schemas, conceptual metaphor and more elaborate conceptual blends. In addition to offering insights into some key textual disjunctions, these findings contribute towards reading and understanding the final form of the text.

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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This study proposes that both constitutively and rhetorically (through ironic, inferential, and indirect application), Ps 106(105) serves as the substructure for Paul’s argumentation in Rom 1:18–2:11. Constitutively, Rom 1:18–32 hinges on the triadic interplay between “they (ex)changed” and “God gave them over,” an interplay that creates a sin–retribution sequence with an a-ba-ba-b pattern. Both elements of this pattern derive from Ps 106(105):20, 41a respectively. Rhetorically, Paul ironically applies the psalmic language of idolatrous “(ex)change” and God’s subsequent “giving-over” to Gentiles. Aiding this ironic application is that Paul has cast his argument in the mold of Hellenistic Jewish polemic against Gentile idolatry and immorality, similar to Wis 13–15. In Rom 2:1–4, however, Paul inferentially incorporates a hypocritical Jewish interlocutor into the preceding sequence through the charge of doing the “same,” a charge that recalls Israel’s sins recounted in Ps 106(105). This incorporation then gives way to an indirect application of Ps 106(105):23, by means of an allusion to Deut 9–10 in Rom 2:5–11. Secondarily, this study suggests that Paul’s argumentation exploits an intra-Jewish debate in which evocations of the golden calf figured prominently.

Oudtestamentische studiën

Author: Jaap Dekker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004156654

Category: Bible

Page: 411

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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.


Author: Bernhard Stade,Karl Marti

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Der Himmel Im Alten Testament

Israels Weltbild Und Weltanschauung

Author: C. Houtman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004096905

Category: Religion

Page: 401

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How did Ancient Israel think of heaven? What place did it have in its view of the world? The Old Testament attests to a strikingly wide variety of concepts of heaven, and simultaneously to a very close association between heaven and earth. This study pays considerable attention to these topics and to the theme of heaven as God's realm and residence. These are some of the conclusions drawn: - for Ancient Israel, heaven and earth, (the principal components of the world) constituted a dynamic bipolarity, which was connected with mankind at one pole and with God at the other; - the Old Testament has no world-concept ("Weltbild"). It does not give a unanimous answer to the questions concerning the "how" of the coming into existence of the cosmos and the "how" of its structure and order. It does, however, imply a world-view ("Weltanschauung"), i.e. it answers the question: To "whom" does the world owe its birth and existence? This study offers a careful discussion of the Old Testament terms and concepts relating to heaven, and the use of the word-pair: heaven and earth. By distinguishing between 'world-concept' and 'world-view' a fruitful contribution is made to the clarification and understanding of the Old Testament concepts concerning the cosmos.

On the way to the postmodern

Old Testament essays, 1967-1998

Author: David J. A. Clines

Publisher: Sheffield Academic Pr


Category: Philosophy

Page: 897

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For these two volumes, the author has selected 50 articles and papers, ten of them not previously published, from his work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years. Some of the papers, like 'The Evidence for an Autumnal New Year in Pre-exilic Israel Reconsidered', are far from postmodern in their outlook. But there is ample evidence here that the postmodern is indeed the direction in which his mind has been moving. The essays are organized in eight sections (Method, Literature, History, Theology, Language, Psalms, Job-and, for entertainment, Divertimenti). They include 'Reading Esther from Left to Right', 'Beyond Synchronic Diachronic', 'Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture', 'In Search of the Indian Job', and 'Philology and Power'-as well as 'The Postmodern Adventure in Biblical Studies'.

Sünde und Vergebung

Eine Rekonstruktion der Redaktionsgeschichte der hinteren Sinaiperikope (Exodus 32-34) vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Pentateuchmodelle

Author: Michael Konkel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck


Category: Bible

Page: 340

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