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The Hebrew Bible As Literature

The Hebrew Bible As Literature
A Very Short Introduction

by Tod Linafelt

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-03-03
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0195300076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Third Edition

by John J. Collins

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2018-04
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781506445991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading.Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Third Edition

by Tim Dowley

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2018-04-15
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 150644606X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Second Edition

by John J. Collins

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2014-08-01
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1451484364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Timothy Lim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-23
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0198779526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Bible: a Very Short Introduction

The Bible: a Very Short Introduction
A Book

by John Riches

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-10-28
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0198863330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Very Short Introduction explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends.

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Michael D. Coogan

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2008-03-28
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0195305051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Tod Linafelt

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0199910472
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics
A Book

by David Jasper

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9780664227517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hermeneutics defines the rules used to search out the meaning of Scripture. This book assesses major Biblical interpreters & approaches to hermeneutics from the patristic period to the present day.

Companion to the Old Testament

Companion to the Old Testament
Introduction, Interpretation, Application

by Hywel Clifford

  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release : 2016-10-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0334053935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides intelligent enrichment for encounters with the Old Testament, the first part of the Christian Bible. There are chapters on its five main sections: the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, Poetry and Wisdom, the Prophetic Books, and the Apocrypha/Deutero-Canon. Each of the core chapters covers three areas: an introduction to the general significance of each section in its ancient context; a survey of major ways these sacred texts have been interpreted in the global history of Christianity; and suggestions for how its texts apply to Christian ministry and mission today. These areas are often treated separately by scholars, but this book usefully offers an integrated overview of these areas that will inform and inspire, and serve the interests and needs of students and general readers alike.

A Pathway of Interpretation

A Pathway of Interpretation
The Old Testament for Pastors and Students

by Walter Brueggemann

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1556355890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing with the pastor and student in mind, Walter Brueggemann provides guidance for interpreting Old Testament texts. He offers both advice for the interpreter as well as examples of working with different sorts of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He also demonstrates how to work thematically, drawing together threads from different traditions. His goal is to work through the rhetoric of these passages to reach toward theological interpretation. These investigations indicate Brueggemann's conviction that the process of moving from text to interpretive outcome is an artistic enterprise that can be learned and practiced.

Monotheism, Biblical Traditions, and Race Relations

Monotheism, Biblical Traditions, and Race Relations
A Book

by Yung Suk Kim

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-03-03
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108968805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the Hebrew Bible, various aspects of theism exist though monotheistic faith stands out, and the New Testament largely continues with Jewish monotheism. This Element examines diverse aspects of monotheism in the Hebrew Bible and their implications to others or race relations. Also, it investigates monotheistic faith in the New Testament writings and its impact on race relations, including the work of Jesus and Paul's apostolic mission. While inclusive monotheism fosters race relations, exclusive monotheism harms race relations. This Element also engages contemporary biblical interpretations about the Bible, monotheistic faith, and race/ethnicity.

International Review of Biblical Studies / Internationale Zeitschriftenschau Fur Bibelwissenschaft Und Grenzgebiete

International Review of Biblical Studies / Internationale Zeitschriftenschau Fur Bibelwissenschaft Und Grenzgebiete
2007 - 2008

by Bernhard Lang

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009-02-15
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9004172548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Formerly known by its subtitle Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete, the International Review of Biblical Studies has served the scholarly community ever since its inception in the early 1950’s. Each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings. The abstracts – which may be in English, German, or French - are arranged thematically under headings such as e.g. Genesis, Matthew, Greek language, text and textual criticism, exegetical methods and approaches, biblical theology, social and religious institutions, biblical personalities, history of Israel and early Judaism, and so on. The articles and books that are abstracted and reviewed are collected annually by an international team of collaborators from over 300 of the most important periodicals and book series in the fields covered.

Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, A

Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, A
A Book

by John Joseph Collins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781451411317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Music in Biblical Life

Music in Biblical Life
The Roles of Song in Ancient Israel

by Jonathan L. Friedmann

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2013-01-08
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0786474092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel"--Provided by publisher.

When God Spoke Greek

When God Spoke Greek
The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

by Timothy Michael Law

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-07-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0199344337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How did the New Testament writers and the earliest Christians come to adopt the Jewish scriptures as their first Old Testament? And why are our modern Bibles related more to the Rabbinic Hebrew Bible than to the Greek Bible of the early Church? The Septuagint, the name given to the translation of the Hebrew scriptures between the third century BC and the second century AD, played a central role in the Bible's history. Many of the Hebrew scriptures were still evolving when they were translated into Greek, and these Greek translations, along with several new Greek writings, became Holy Scripture in the early Church. Yet, gradually the Septuagint lost its place at the heart of Western Christianity. At the end of the fourth century, one of antiquity's brightest minds rejected the Septuagint in favor of the Bible of the rabbis. After Jerome, the Septuagint never regained the position it once had. Timothy Michael Law recounts the story of the Septuagint's origins, its relationship to the Hebrew Bible, and the adoption and abandonment of the first Christian Old Testament.

Nomadic Text

Nomadic Text
A Theory of Biblical Reception History

by Brennan W. Breed

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2014-05-13
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0253012627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brennan W. Breed claims that biblical interpretation should focus on the shifting capacities of the text, viewing it as a dynamic process rather than a static product. Rather than seeking to determine the original text and its meaning, Breed proposes that scholars approach the production, transmission, and interpretation of the biblical text as interwoven elements of its overarching reception history. Grounded in the insights of contemporary literary theory, this approach alters the framing questions of interpretation from "What does this text mean?" to "What can this text do?"

A Land Like Your Own

A Land Like Your Own
Traditions of Israel and Their Reception

by Jason M. Silverman,Amy Daughton

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1498270905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Land Like Your Own explores the ways the Bible has reused previous traditions and has subsequently been reused by both Jews and Christians. The ten essays included cover a broad range of topics in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and subsequent traditions, but they all highlight the many ways in which the traditions associated with Israel have impacted communities. A Land Like Your Own will interest anyone involved in biblical studies (students and scholars alike) through its wide-ranging array of topics, highlighting how interconnected the many biblical studies subdisciplines truly are.

Psalms

Psalms
A Book

by Stephen B. Dawes

  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0334043425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many students are unfamiliar with the Old Testament and struggle to access it, with the exception of the Psalms, which are more familiar through their use in Christian worship and yet offer insights into the world of the Old Testament. This book introduces the readers to the Psalms and the mainstream scholarship on the Psalms.

The Evolution of Love

The Evolution of Love
Theology and Morality in Ancient Judaism

by Sheldon W. Liebman

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2021-04-06
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 172527471X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, an examination of Judaism as it evolved over a period of approximately 1,500 years, is an analysis of the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish writings, with special emphasis on theology and morality. By the middle of the first millennium, with the writing of Deuteronomy, the Psalms, and the works of the prophets, Judaism had embraced the idea that God is a compassionate father; that His relationship with His people is based on love rather than fear; and that His response to their commission of sins is based on the assumption that they are capable of repentance and worthy of forgiveness. In the final stage of its development—culminating in the first and second centuries AD—Judaism was understood to require its adherents to enact the will of God—specifically, to establish a community based on political, economic, and social laws that enforce the principles of justice and mercy. And that process came to be seen as inevitably dependent on human agency—the need for human beings to fulfill God’s commandments. In Judaism, loving neighbors (and strangers) came to be understood as the principal—and, for many Jews, the only—way of loving God.