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Identity and Ethics in the Book of Ruth
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Peter H. W. Lau
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

This study demonstrates the importance of including narrative ethics in a construction of Old Testament ethics. The social identity approach is used as a lens through which to understand and derive ethics. This approach highlights the social emphases of a biblical text, and consequently assists in understanding a text s original ethical message. The book of Ruth is used as a test case, employing a social identity approach for understanding the narrative, but also to model the approach so that it can be implemented more widely in study of the Old Testament and narrative ethics. Each of the protagonists in the book of Ruth is examined in regards to their personal and social self-components. This study reveals that the narrative functions to shape or reinforce the identity of an ancient Israelite implied reader. A social identity approach can also highlight the social processes within a society. The social processes taking place in the Monarchic and Persian Periods are discussed, and it is found that the social emphases of the book of Ruth most closely correspond to the social undercurrents of the Persian Period."
Facts, Fiction, and the Bible
Language: en
Pages: 670
Authors: Gijsbert J.B. Sulman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-12 - Publisher: Balboa Press

Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament serves as a reader’s guide to conducting a thorough investigation of the stories contained in the books of the Bible’s Old Testament. Its historical exploration helps to distinguish the stories’verifiable facts from their narrative fictions. The author, Gijsbert J.G. Sulman, builds upon a long history of Bible study and research to bolster his sifting of those facts from the Bible’s fictions. The serious student of the Bible will find a wealth of resources at hand in the pages of Facts, Fiction, and the Bible. Twenty-two chapters treat the Old Testament’s major themes, events, and figures. Plentiful illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and copious endnotes provide exhaustive visual and textual documentation to support the book’s presentation. By taking stock of a wealth of research and integrating it with a careful reading of the biblical text, Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament presents to the reader a careful and reasoned assessment of the truth lying behind and beneath the Old Testament’s stories. With this in-depth survey in hand, the reader will come to know and to appreciate the Bible’s stories and to discern what really happened.
Donati Graeci
Language: en
Pages: 638
Authors: Federica Ciccolella
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BRILL

The starting point generally acknowledged for the revival of Greek studies in the West is 1397, when the Byzantine Manuel Chrysoloras began to teach Greek in Florence. With his Erotemata, Chrysoloras gave Westerners a tool to learn Greek; the search for the ideal Greek textbook, however, continued even after the publication of the best Byzantine-humanist grammars. The four Greek Donati edited in this book - 'Latinate' Greek grammars, based on the Latin schoolbook entitled Ianua or Donatus - belong to the many pedagogical experiments documented in manuscripts. They attest to a tradition of Greek studies that probably originated in Venice and/or Crete: a tradition certainly inferior to the Florentine scholarship in quality and circulation, but still important in the cultural history of the Renaissance.
Tit-bits from All the Most Interesting Books, Periodicals and Contributors in the World
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Federica Ciccolella
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1883 - Publisher:

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Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present
Language: en
Pages: 634
Authors: Jitse van der Meer, Scott Mandelbrote
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-23 - Publisher: BRILL

These volumes describe how the development of the different styles of interpretation found in reading scripture and nature have transformed ideas of both the written word and the created world.
Reading and Re-Reading Scripture at Qumran (2 vol. set)
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Moshe J. Bernstein
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-21 - Publisher: BRILL

In Reading and Re-reading Scripture at Qumran, Moshe J. Bernstein gathers over three decades worth of his essays on biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls. They address the Genesis Apocryphon and 4Q252, as well various legal texts and pesharim.
The Land of Canaan and the Destiny of Israel
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: David Frankel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-23 - Publisher: Penn State Press

What part does the land of Canaan play in the biblical conception of “Israel”? To what extent does the religion promoted by the Hebrew Bible require that Israel live its communal life in the national homeland? And how does life in the land compare in importance with other elements presented as belonging to Israel’s ultimate destiny, such as, for example, adherence to the law? To what extent must the people of Israel take hold of and settle in the “entire land of Canaan” for them to fulfill their destiny? Might the land be shared with other peoples, or must non-Israelites be expelled and subjugated, or at least kept at a safe and isolated distance? Frankel asks these questions and others of the Hebrew Bible as a whole and of the biblical texts individually. He shows that all of these questions were addressed by various biblical authors and that diverse and even opposing answers were given to them. These issues are not completely new. Many of them have been addressed in recent times by various scholars and theologians who have taken a renewed interest in the “territorial dimension” of the Hebrew Bible. However, works of a predominantly theological or sociological orientation often suffer from a tendency to read the biblical texts holistically and to gloss over textual snags and inconsistencies. For Frankel, the snags and inconsistencies in the texts are of central importance. They allow him carefully to reconstruct the process of the growth of the texts in question and to reveal both their original forms and their final transformations at the hands of the editors. Frankel’s analysis shows that behind the present form of several biblical texts lie earlier versions that often displayed remarkably open and inclusive conceptions of the relationship between the people of Israel and the land of Canaan. Diachronic analysis of the biblical text is thus an essential component in this book’s attempt to retrieve something of the heated theological dynamic that animated the work of the authors and editors whose efforts were consummated in the formation of the Hebrew Bible. Frankel presents here many new and previously unrecognized biblical conceptions and traditions that have significant theological implications for the contemporary religious and political situation in the State of Israel. Once the biblical conceptions have been accurately identified, analyzed, and categorized, he opens a discussion of the possible relevance of these conceptions to the contemporary situation in which he lives.
The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: Norman Roth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Routledge

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain examines the grammatical, exegetical, philosophical and mystical interpretations of the Bible that took place in Spain during the medieval period. The Bible was the foundation of Jewish culture in medieval Spain. Following the scientific analysis of Hebrew grammar which emerged in al-Andalus in the ninth and tenth centuries, biblical exegesis broke free of homiletic interpretation and explored the text on grammatical and contextual terms. While some of the earliest commentary was in Arabic, scholars began using Hebrew more regularly during this period. The first complete biblical commentaries in Hebrew were written by Abraham Ibn ‘Ezra, and this set the standard for the generations that followed. This book analyses the approach and unique contributions of these commentaries, moving on to those of later Christian Spain, including the Qimhi family, Nahmanides and his followers and the esoteric-mystical tradition. Major topics in the commentaries are compared and contrasted. Thus, a unified picture of the whole fabric of Hebrew commentary in medieval Spain emerges. In addition, the book describes the many Spanish Jewish biblical manuscripts that have remained and details the history of printed editions and Spanish translations (for Jews and Christians) by medieval Spanish Jews. This book will appeal to scholars and students of medieval Spain, as well as those interested in the history of religion and cultural history.
The London Journal
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Norman Roth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1862 - Publisher:

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The British Baptist Reporter and Missionary Intelligencer
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Norman Roth
Categories: Baptists
Type: BOOK - Published: 1861 - Publisher:

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Biblical Scholarship and the Church
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Allan K. Jenkins, Patrick Preston
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Conflicting claims to authority in relation to the translation and interpretation of the Bible have been a recurrent source of tension within the Christian church, and were a key issue in the Reformation debate. This book traces how the authority of the Septuagint and later that of the Vulgate was called into question by the return to the original languages of scripture, and how linguistic scholarship was seen to pose a challenge to the authority of the teaching and tradition of the church. It shows how issues that remained unresolved in the early church re-emerged in first half of the sixteenth century with the publication of Erasmus’ Greek-Latin New Testament of 1516. After examining the differences between Erasmus and his critics, the authors contrast the situation in England, where Reformation issues were dominant, and Italy, where the authority of Rome was never in question. Focusing particularly on the dispute between Thomas More and William Tyndale in England, and between Ambrosius Catharinus and Cardinal Cajetan in Italy, this book brings together perspectives from biblical studies and church history and provides access to texts not previously translated into English.
Josephus, the Bible, and History
Language: en
Pages: 473
Authors: Louis H. Feldman, Gåohei Hata
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: BRILL

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