By William M. Schniedewind

Within the moment ebook of Samuel, the prophet Nathan tells King David that God will supply to him and his descendants a very good and eternal nation. during this learn Schniedewind seems to be at how this dynastic Promise has been understood and transmitted from the time of its first visual appeal on the inception of the Hebrew monarchy till the sunrise of Christianity. He indicates intimately how, over the centuries, the Promise grew in value and status. One degree of this starting to be value used to be the Promise's skill to coax new readers into clean interpretations.

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By Jeremy Schipper

In recent times, scholars, students, and lay readers of the Bible were more and more interested in the booklet of Ruth. Delving deeply into the advanced nature of its characters’ relationships, Jeremy Schipper encourages readers to contemplate the jobs that different types of distinction concerning gender, incapacity, loved ones prestige, ethnicity, and sexual wish play in the course of the textual content. This clean translation of the deceptively easy ebook is extra literal and no more idiosyncratic than its predecessors. Combining the conventional strengths of the Anchor Yale Bible sequence with the most recent examine in biblical scholarship, Schipper’s much-needed quantity will be successful Edward F. Campbell’s 1975 variation because the go-to remark for future years.

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By Barry Bandstra

This moment quantity within the Baylor instruction manual at the Hebrew Bible sequence presents specialist, accomplished information in answering major questions on the Hebrew textual content. whereas reflecting the most recent advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics, the paintings makes use of a method that's lucid sufficient to function an invaluable agent for educating and self-study.

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By Yitzhaq Feder

This pioneering learn examines using blood to purge the consequences of sin and impurity in Hittite and biblical ritual. the concept blood atones for sins holds a fashionable position in either Jewish and Christian traditions. the writer strains this idea again to its earliest documentation within the fourteenth- and thirteenth-century B.C.E. texts from Hittite Anatolia, during which the smearing of blood is used as a way of expiation, purification, and consecration. This ceremony parallels, in either its approach and objectives, the biblical sin delivering. the writer argues that this custom stems from a standard culture manifested in either cultures. furthermore, this publication goals to decipher and elucidate the symbolism of the perform of blood smearing by means of trying to establish the sociocultural context within which the expiatory importance of blood originated. therefore, it's crucial interpreting for a person attracted to the which means and efficacy of formality, the origins of Jewish and Christian notions of sin and atonement, and the starting place of the biblical blood ceremony.

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By Craig A. Evans, Joel N. Lohr, David L. Petersen

Now in paperback from SBL Press

This anthology bargains a wide-ranging therapy of the most elements of Genesis research. Its twenty-nine essays fall less than 4 major sections. the 1st part includes reviews of a extra basic nature, together with the background of Genesis in serious research, Genesis in literary and ancient examine, in addition to the functionality of Genesis within the Pentateuch. within the moment element, students current statement on or interpretation of particular passages (or sections) of Genesis, in addition to essays on its formation, genres, and topics. The 3rd half contains essays at the textual heritage and reception of Genesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. the ultimate part explores the theologies of the booklet of Genesis, together with essays on Genesis and ecology and Genesis within the context of Jewish thought.

Features:

  • An reasonable version of an important Brill hardcover reference work
  • Essays by means of best specialists within the field

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By Nicoletta Gatti

This ebook is an introductory research of the outdated testomony and it's in keeping with the lesson taught for a few years via the authors in diversified Universities in Ghana. it's an interactive and didactic paintings that gives an cutting edge method of the research of the Hebrew Bible. via studying chosen passages from the Bible and doing instructed workouts as a way of reinforcing what has been learnt, the reader will in achieving a superb wisdom of the previous testomony and may collect the aptitude of examining and examining extra texts. every one bankruptcy starts with a presentation of a map of the adventure, the ambitions to be accomplished, a precis and a last part that is helping the scholar to guage his/her comprehension. This e-book is usually a contextualized textual content. The final bankruptcy is devoted to the previous testomony in Africa and the connection among the African Continent and the Bible, giving the reader the chances of buying abilities to interpret the outdated testomony from African views.

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By Michael B. Shepherd

The realm of the Bible is a textual international. Its composition and intertextuality are what make it a illustration of fact. to appreciate biblical international making, it is very important know the way biblical books are made and skim. The Textual international of the Bible explores the styles of figuration in biblical composition and how during which those styles are learn in the Bible (inner-biblical exegesis). This ebook is a superb selection for classes in biblical theology and hermeneutics.

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By James L. Kugel

James Kugel's The Bible because it was once (1997) has been welcomed with common compliment. right here now's the whole scholarly variation of this splendidly wealthy and illuminating paintings, increasing the author's findings into an incomparable reference paintings. concentrating on dozen center tales within the Pentateuch--from the production and Tree of information in the course of the Exodus from Egypt and trip to the Promised Land--James Kugel exhibits us how the earliest interpreters of the scriptures greatly reworked the Bible and made it into the e-book that has come all the way down to us this present day. Kugel explains how and why the writers of this formative age of interpretation--roughly two hundred B.C.E. to one hundred fifty C.E.--assumed this sort of major position. Mining their writings--including the useless Sea Scrolls, works of Philo and Josephus and letters of the Apostle Paul, and writings of the Apostolic Fathers and the rabbinic Sages--he rates for us the seminal passages that discover this significant interpretive approach. For this full-scale reference paintings Kugel has extra a considerable treasury of resources and passages for every of the 24 Bible tales. it's going to function a different consultant and sourcebook for biblical interpretation.

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By Risa Levitt Kohn

This e-book examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the publication of Ezekiel. It asks: what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel and the Priestly resource? what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic historical past? the place does the publication of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite historical past, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel train us in regards to the composition of the Torah?

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