The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature

The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Author: Markus Witte,Sven Behnke
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 565
ISBN: 9783110373998
Language: en
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Metaphors are a vital linguistic component of religious speech and serve as a cultural indicator of how groups understand themselves and the world. The essays compiled in this volume analyze the use, function, and structure of metaphors in Jewish writings from the Hellenistic-Roman period (including the works of Philo and the texts of Qumran), as well as in apocryphal early Christian texts and inscriptions.

Jews Bible and Prayer

Jews  Bible and Prayer
Author: Stefan C. Reif
Release: 2017-05-08
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 385
ISBN: 9783110485851
Language: en
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In his articles Stefan Reif deas with Jewish biblical exegesis and the close analysis of the evolution of Jewish prayer texts. Some fourteen of these that appeared in various collective volumes are here made more easily available, together with a major new study of Numbers 13, an introduction and extensive indexes. Reif attempts to establish whether there is any linguistic, literary and exegetical value in the traditional Jewish interpretation of the Hebrew Bible for the modern scientific approach to such texts and whether such an approach itself is always free of theological bias. He demonstrates how Jewish liturgical texts may illuminate religious teachings about wisdom, history, peace, forgiveness, and divine metaphors. Also clarified in these essays are notions of David, Greek and Hebrew, divine metaphors, and the liturgical use of the Hebrew Bible.

The Studia Philonica Annual XXX 2018

The Studia Philonica Annual XXX  2018
Author: David T. Runia,Gregory E. Sterling
Release: 2018-11-05
Editor: SBL Press
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780884143420
Language: en
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Studies on Philo and Hellenistic Judaism from experts in the field The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to the study of Hellenistic Judaism, particularly the writings and thought of the Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria. This volume includes five articles on topics ranging from preserved fragments of Philo to travel in Philo’s works. Nine book reviews cover recent books on Philo, Josephus, and ancient pedagogy. Features: Articles on aspects of Hellenistic Judaism written by scholars from around the world Comprehensive bibliography and book reviews

The Early Reception of the Book of Isaiah

The Early Reception of the Book of Isaiah
Author: Kristin De Troyer,Barbara Schmitz
Release: 2018-12-17
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9783110600520
Language: en
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This volume brings together a lively set of papers from the first session of the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in 2016. Together with a few later contributions, these essays explore a number of thematic and textual issues as they trace the reception history of the Book of Isaiah in Deuterocanonical and cognate literature.

When I Die Bury Me Well

When I Die  Bury Me Well
Author: Francis M. Macatangay
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781498209861
Language: en
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"Sennacherib put to death many Israelites. So I stole their bodies to bury them; Sennacherib looked for them and he could not find them." Why do we bury the dead? To honor and respect them? To provide closure and comfort to the living? To provide the dead a final resting place? Tobit buried the dead as the ultimate work of mercy, and its pervasive presence in the narrative discourse of the book of Tobit invites reflection on and consideration of the reason for the practice of burial. The narrative drama radiates a universal sense of what it means to be in exile, namely, that it is an experience of death. Weaving together a complex of ideas related to Israelite interment practices and the reality of Israel's exile from the land given to them by God, this book explores the significance of burial as it relates to God's outstanding promises and Tobit's hopes for the household of Jacob.

On Wings of Prayer

On Wings of Prayer
Author: Nuria Calduch-Benages,Michael W. Duggan,Dalia Marx
Release: 2019-07-22
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9783110630725
Language: en
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The contributors and editors dedicate this volume of research to Professor Stefan C. Reif on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Together these twenty papers reflect our appreciation for his exemplary scholarship and lifelong commitment to acquaint our world with the theological and cultural riches of Jewish Studies. This collection reflects the breadth of Prof. Reif’s interests insofar as it is a combination of Second Temple studies and Jewish studies on the roots of Jewish prayer and liturgy which is his main field of expertise. Contributions on biblical and second temple studies cover Amos, Ben Sira, Esther, 2 Maccabees, Judith, Wisdom, Qumran Psalms, and James. Contributions on Jewish studies cover nuptial and benedictions after meals, Adon Olam, Passover Seder, Amidah, the Medieval Palestinian Tefillat ha-Shir, and other aspects of rabbinic liturgy. Moreover, the regional diversity of scholars from Israel, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America mirrors Stefan’s travels as a lecturer and the reach of his publications. The volume includes a foreword of appreciation and a bibliographic list of Professor Reif's works.

Poetics and Narrative Function of Tobit 6

Poetics and Narrative Function of Tobit 6
Author: José Lucas Brum Teixeira
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9783110615074
Language: en
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Tobiah’s travel with the angel in Tobit chapter six constitutes a singular moment in the book. It marks a before and after for Tobiah as a character. Considered attentively, Tobit six reveals a remarkable richness in content and form, and functions as a crucial turning point in the plot’s development. This book is the first thorough study of Tobit six, examining the poetics and narrative function of this key chapter and revisiting arguments about its meaning. A better understanding of this central chapter deepens our comprehension of the book as a whole.

Commonwealth and Covenant

Commonwealth and Covenant
Author: Marcia Pally
Release: 2016
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pages: 427
ISBN: 9780802871046
Language: en
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In Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally argues that in order to address current socioeconomic problems, we need not more economic formulas but rather a better understanding of how the world is set up -- an ontology of how we and the world work. Without this, good proposals that arise lack political will and go unimplemented. Pally describes our basic setup as "separability-amid-situatedness" or "distinction-amid-relation." Though we are all unique individuals, we become our singular selves through our relations and responsibilities to the people and environments around us. Pally argues that our culture's overemphasis on "separability" -- individualism run amok -- results in greed, adversarial and deceitful political discourse and chicanery, resource grabbing, broken relationships, and anomie. Maintaining that separability and situatedness can and must be considered together in public policy, Pally draws on intellectual history, philosophy, and -- especially -- historic Christian and Jewish theologies of relationality to construct a new framework for addressing present economic and political ills.

Discovering Deciphering and Dissenting

Discovering  Deciphering and Dissenting
Author: James K. Aitken,Renate Egger-Wenzel,Stefan C. Reif
Release: 2019-01-28
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9783110612974
Language: en
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The discovery of Hebrew manuscripts of Ben Sira in the Cairo Genizah has shaped and transformed the interpretation of the book. It is argued here that a proper appreciation of the manuscripts themselves is also essential for understanding this ancient work. Since their discovery 120 years ago and subsequent identification of leaves, attention has been directed to the interpretation of the ancient book, the Wisdom of Ben Sira. Serious consideration should also be given to the Hebrew manuscripts themselves and their particular contributions to understanding the language and transmission of the book. The surprising appearance of a work that was preserved by Christians and denounced by some Rabbis raises questions over the preservation of the book. At the same time, diversity among the manuscripts means that exegesis has to be built on an appreciation of the individual manuscripts. The contributors examine the manuscripts in this light, examining their discovery, the codicology and reception of the manuscripts within rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and the light they throw on the Hebrew language and poetic techniques. The book is essential reading for those working on Ben Sira, the reception of the deuterocanon, and Medieval Hebrew manuscripts.

Early Christianity in Lycaonia and Adjacent Areas

Early Christianity in Lycaonia and Adjacent Areas
Author: Cilliers Breytenbach,Christiane Zimmermann
Release: 2017-12-11
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 1007
ISBN: 9789004352520
Language: en
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This work gives a survey of the rise and expansion of Christianity in ancient Lycaonia and adjacent areas, from Paul the Apostle until Amphilochius. It gives special attention to forms of charity, the reception of biblical tradition, the authority and leadership of the clergy, popular theology and forms of ascetic Christianity.

Ancient Texts Papyri and Manuscripts

Ancient Texts  Papyri  and Manuscripts
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022-05-20
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9789004465732
Language: en
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This volume honors Prof. James R. Royse for his scholarly achievement in the fields of New Testament textual criticism and Philonic studies. It contains seventeen articles, prefaced by an introductory biographical article and a list of his publications.

Game Over

Game Over
Author: Christophe Chalamet,Andreas Dettwiler,Mariel Mazzocco,Ghislain Waterlot
Release: 2017-09-11
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9783110521412
Language: en
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Modern science informs us about the end of the universe: "game over" is the message which lies ahead of our world. Christian theology, on the other hand, sees in the end not the cessation of all life, but rather an invitation to play again, in God's presence. Is there a way to articulate together such vastly different claims? Eschatology is a theological topic which merits being considered from several different angles. This book seeks to do this by gathering contributions from esteemed and fresh voices from the fields of biblical exegesis, history, systematic theology, philosophy, and ethics. How can we make sense, today, of Jesus' (and the New Testament's) eschatological message? How did he, his early disciples, and the Christian tradition, envision the "end" of the world? Is there a way for us to articulate together what modern science tells us about the end of the universe with the biblical and Christian claims about God who judges and who will wipe every tear? Eschatology has been at the heart of Christian theology for 100 years in the West. What should we do with this legacy? Are there ways to move our reflection forward, in our century? Scholars and other interested readers will find here a wealth of insights.

Connecting Gospels

Connecting Gospels
Author: Francis Watson,Sarah Parkhouse
Release: 2018-04-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780192546401
Language: en
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By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the margins. Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-canonical Divide finds new ways to reconnect these divided texts. Starting from the assumption that, in spite of their differences, all early gospels express a common belief in the absolute significance of Jesus and his earthly career, this authoritative collection makes their interconnectedness fruitful for interpretation. The contributors have each selected a theme or topic and trace it across two or more gospels on either side of the canonical boundary, and the resulting convergences and divergences shed light not least on the canonical texts themselves as they are read from new and unfamiliar vantage points. This volume demonstrates that early gospel literature can be regarded as a single field of study, in contrast to the overwhelming predominance of the canonical four characteristic of traditional gospels scholarship.

S t ria Salvation in Early Christianity and Antiquity

S  t  ria  Salvation in Early Christianity and Antiquity
Author: David du Toit,Christine Gerber,Christiane Zimmermann
Release: 2019-07-01
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 705
ISBN: 9789004396883
Language: en
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This volume, dedicated to Cilliers Breytenbach on the occasion of his 65th birthday, presents studies on salvation in the New Testament and other Early Christian writings as well as in the Hebrew and Greek Bible, the Death Sea Scrolls, Philo and Greco-Roman texts.

The Early Reception of the Torah

The Early Reception of the Torah
Author: Kristin De Troyer,Barbara Schmitz,Joshua Alfaro,Maximilian Häberlein
Release: 2020-07-20
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9783110691801
Language: en
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This volume contains the papers presented at the 2017 meeting of the SBL Program Unit on Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature in Boston, MA. The theme of the sessions was the interpretation of Torah in deuterocanonical literature. The contributions cover a variety of concepts and themes related to Torah and trace these through the Hebrew Bible, into the Septuagintal deuterocanonical books and other relevant and cognate literature.

The Embroidered Bible Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E Stone

The Embroidered Bible  Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E  Stone
Author: Lorenzo DiTommaso,Matthias Henze,William Adler
Release: 2017-11-27
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 1100
ISBN: 9789004357211
Language: en
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This Festschrift contains original essays in honour of Michael E. Stone on Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, in its broadest sense: apocryphal texts, traditions, and themes from Second-Temple times to the High Middle Ages, in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Ben Sira in Conversation with Traditions

Ben Sira in Conversation with Traditions
Author: Francis M. Macatangay,Francisco-Javier Ruiz-Ortiz
Release: 2022-08-01
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9783110762181
Language: en
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This volume of essays on Ben Sira is a Festschrift on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Prof. Nuria Calduch-Benages. The volume gathers the latest studies on Ben Sira's relationship with other Jewish traditions. With a variety of methods and approaches, the volume explores Ben Sira's interpretation of received traditions, his views on the prevailing issues of his time, and the subsequent reception of his work.

For Wisdom s Sake

For Wisdom s Sake
Author: Nuria Calduch-Benages
Release: 2021-03-22
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9783110491937
Language: en
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This volume brings together twenty-four articles of Prof. Calduch-Benages' work on the book of Ben Sira over the last two decades. Some were written originally in English and others have been translated from Spanish and Italian originals. They are divided in three groups: introductory, thematic, and exegetical essays. The exegetical articles offer a detail study of several passages of the book, some of them pivotal in the structure of the book (Sir 2,1; 4,11-19; 6,22; 22,27–23,6; 23,27; 24,22; 27,30–28,7; 34,1-8; 34,9-12; 42,15–43,33; 43,27-33). The thematic essays deal with important theological issues such as canon and inspiration, wisdom, fear of the lord, trial, cult, prayer, forgiveness, and creation. Other no less important issues such as power and authority, dreams, travels, perfumes, animals and garments are discussed as well. Special attention is given to topics related with women, for instance, Ben Sira’s classification of wives, divorce, polygamy, and the absence of named women in the Praise of the Ancestors (Sir 44–50).

The Studia Philonica Annual XXIX 2017

The Studia Philonica Annual XXIX  2017
Author: David T. Runia,Gregory E. Sterling
Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: SBL Press
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780884142553
Language: en
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The best current research on Philo and Hellenistic Judaism The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to the study of Hellenistic Judaism, particularly the writings and thought of the Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 BCE to circa 50 CE). This volume includes a soecial section on Philo's De plantatione. Features: Articles on aspects of Hellenistic Judaism written by experts in the field Bibliography Book reviews

The Septuagint South of Alexandria

The Septuagint South of Alexandria
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022-08-22
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 505
ISBN: 9789004521384
Language: en
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This volume presents original research on the historical context, narrative and wisdom books, anthropology, theology, language, and reception of the Septuagint, as well as comparisons of the Greek translations with other ancient versions and texts.