By Esther G Chazon, Ruth Clements, Avital Pinnick
The papers released during this quantity have been awarded on the 5th Orion overseas Symposium (Jerusalem, 2000), which all in favour of prayer and poetry in mild of the useless Sea Scrolls. the quantity examines the lately released poetical and liturgical texts from Qumran opposed to the heritage of moment Temple Judaism, its biblical antecedents, and later rabbinic advancements.
The essays deal with various prayers and spiritual practices, in addition to significant matters within the background of Jewish liturgy. subject matters variety from magic, mysticism and thanksgiving to lamentation, quickly day rituals, communal worship, and the connection among the prayers from Qumran and the conventional Jewish prayers. the applying of latest Scrolls fabric to this breadth of issues constitutes a huge contribution to the examine of non secular poetry, non secular perform, and liturgy.
By Shaye J. D. Cohen, Joshua J. Schwartz
This number of articles honoring eminent classicist and historian Louis H. Feldman brings jointly a number of favorite students from around the globe writing on such fields as biblical interpretation, Judaism and Hellenism, Jews and Gentiles, Josephus, Jewish Literatures of the second one Temple, Mishnah and Talmud sessions, background of the Mishnah and Talmud sessions, Jerusalem and lots more and plenty extra.
By Erhard Gerstenberger
Even though the Persians are seldom pointed out explicitly within the Hebrew Bible, the Persian interval (539–331 B.C.E.) gave new form to old Israel, because the biblical textual content advanced and the rules of the Judeo-Christian culture have been laid. hence, opposite to previous perspectives, Persian politics, tradition, and faith have been the atmosphere in which the nascent Jewish group lived and took form. opposed to the backdrop of the heritage and highbrow global of Persia, Gerstenberger describes this interesting 200-year interval within the background of Israel, which observed either the production of biblical literature (historical, prophetic, and poetic writings, specifically the Psalms) and critical theological advancements (e.g., the form and features of the Jewish neighborhood, monotheism, and new technique of shaping one's world).
By William Varner
This paintings presents the texts and translations of 3 historic Jewish-Christian dialogues: The discussion of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The discussion of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, fifth c.); and The discussion of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, sixth c.). this can be the 1st released translation of every of those texts. An creation discusses the context of those dialogues within the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and in addition explores the query of whether they characterize any genuine dialogue among Jews and Christians and likewise what reasons those dialogues served. cautious realization has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, specifically the outdated testomony, in furthering the dialogue concerning the Messiah. To this finish a accomplished Scriptural Index encourages better comparative learn of those dialogues. it's the translator's goal to show those works, that have been the fear of a small circle of centred students, to a much broader scholarly viewers and to motivate better research of them and their function within the background of Jewish Christian family.
By Michael Meer
This quantity deals a serious exam of modern theories in regards to the development of biblical literature within the gentle of the oldest textual witnesses (the Qumran biblical scrolls and the Septuagint). at the foundation of a clean exam of a variety of passages within the publication of Joshua, it truly is proven that those witnesses don't replicate a degree within the literary formation of the booklet sooner than the standardised (Masoretic) textual content, yet a reinterpretation and reformulation of its contents. The research provides a brand new literary-critical strategy to the difficult difficulties of Joshua eight and a close exegesis of the Greek model of Joshua 1 and five. Of specific curiosity for Qumran students is the recent reconstruction of 4QJoshua-a.
By Robert Duncan Culver
Robert Culver wrote Systematic Theology with the aim of constructing a treasure trove for the coed of the Bible. No earlier wisdom of theology demanded, this quantity is written in an primarily readable method and is the appropriate middle to the library of someone who likes to examine. topics comprise: the doctrine of God, the doctrine of guy as created, the doctrine of guy as fallen, the doctrine of salvation, the doctrine of final issues, and the doctrine of Christ.
By Philip Culbertson, Elaine M. Wainwright
In pop culture, the Bible is usually linked to movies: the fervour of the Christ, the 10 Commandments, Jesus of Montreal, and so forth. much less realization has been given to the connection among the Bible and different renowned media corresponding to hip-hop, reggae, rock, and state and western track; renowned and image novels; lively tv sequence; and apocalyptic delusion. This choice of essays explores a number media and how the Bible positive factors in them, utilising quite a few hermeneutical methods, attractive with serious thought, and delivering conceptual assets and examples of the way the Bible reads pop culture and the way pop culture reads the Bible. this beneficial source could be of curiosity for either biblical and cultural reports. The participants are Elaine M. Wainwright, Michael Gilmour, Mark McEntire, Dan W. Clanton Jr., Philip Culbertson, Jim Perkinson, Noel Leo Erskine, Tex pattern, Roland Boer, Terry Ray Clark, Steve Taylor, Tina Pippin, Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, Caroline Vander Stichele, and Erin Runions.
By Dr. Richard Lowery
Each one booklet during this sequence presents an in-depth examine an immense ordinary topic within the Bible and its lasting theological impression. The sequence is designed to reinforce the reader's figuring out of our biblical background and its relevance to devoted lifestyles this day. This booklet examines the biblical sabbath, sabbath-year, and jubilee traditions as a part of a broader attempt to mirror theologically on those demanding situations and issues to methods we'd construct a world ethic of financial and environmental justice.
By John Ankerberg
John Ankerberg and John Weldon meet modern assaults at the authority of the Bible head-on, displaying why the proof for biblical authority is enhanced to critics' allegations.
By Patrick Olivelle
The lesser identified and explored of the 2 pillars of Hinduism--=a'srama and var.na--=a'srama is the identify given to a process of 4 distinctive and legit methods of major a non secular existence: as a celibate pupil, a married householder, a woodland hermit, and an international renouncer. during this, the 1st full-length research of the =a'srama method, Olivelle uncovers its foundation and lines its next background. He examines extensive its courting to different institutional and doctrinal points of the Brahmanical international and its place inside Brahmanical theology, and assesses its value in the background of Indian faith. all through, he argues that the =a'srama method is essentially a theological build and that the method and its heritage can be rigorously unique from the socio-religious associations comprehended by way of the process and from their respective histories.