Download Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: An Introduction to by Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvärd PDF

By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvärd

Since the start of severe scholarship biblical texts were dated utilizing linguistic proof. formerly there was no creation to and entire review of the sphere. quantity 1 introduces the linguistic relationship of biblical texts. The publication examines the rules and technique used to tell apart Archaic, Early and overdue biblical Hebrew; the connection among linguistic features and linguistic chronology or old origins; the consequences of dialects and diglossia on textual feedback; and the importance of extra-biblical assets. Key textual content samples and their linguistic positive aspects are provided, with concrete illustrations and tips for discussion.

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Download Are we not men?: unstable masculinity in the Hebrew prophets by Rhiannon Graybill PDF

By Rhiannon Graybill

Are We no longer males? offers an leading edge method of gender and embodiment within the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male physique as a resource of continual hassle for the Hebrew prophets. Drawing jointly key moments in prophetic embodiment, Graybill demonstrates that the prophetic physique is a queer physique, and its very instability makes attainable new understandings of biblical masculinity. Prophecy disrupts the functionality of masculinity and calls for new methods of inhabiting the physique and negotiating gender.

Graybill explores prophetic masculinity via severe readings of a few prophetic our bodies, together with Isaiah, Moses, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. as well as shut readings of the biblical texts, this account engages with sleek intertexts drawn from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and horror motion pictures: Isaiah meets the poetry of Anne Carson; Hosea is visible during the lens of ownership movies and feminist movie concept; Jeremiah intersects with psychoanalytic discourses of anxiety; and Ezekiel encounters Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My apprehensive Illness. Graybill additionally bargains a cautious research of the physique of Moses. Her tools spotlight unforeseen good points of the biblical texts, and remove darkness from the bizarre intersections of masculinity, prophecy, and the physique in and past the Hebrew Bible. This meeting of prophets, our bodies, and readings makes transparent that getting to prophecy and to prophetic masculinity is a crucial job for queer examining. Biblical prophecy engenders new different types of masculinity and embodiment; Are We now not Men?offers a worthwhile map of this still-uncharted terrain.

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Download Images of Nebuchadnezzar: The Emergence of a Legend by Ronald Sack PDF

By Ronald Sack

Pictures of Nebuchadnezzar makes an attempt to probe the variety of cultural attitudes mirrored within the characterizations of this recognized king via an exam of either the unique cuneiform resources in addition to the bills of chronographers written in Greek, Roman, and medieval occasions. integrated during this revised and increased moment variation are new chapters that study either Nebuchadnezzar's administrative regulations and the impression that his demise had on either modern and later cultures. either the confident and unfavourable photographs of the king are explored, with conclusions being built as to what the authors of a number of the surviving bills really idea the king particularly was once. within the approach, the full nature of historiography within the old international is analyzed, and a couple of large conclusions are developed.

Anyone who has ever learn moment Kings or the books of Daniel and Jeremiah of the outdated testomony is aware the identify of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon who conquered the dominion of Judah and destroyed Solomon's temple. because the moment member of the Chaldean dynasty of Mesopotamia (626-539 B.C.), he governed for forty-three years (605-562 B.C.), in which time he additionally led army campaigns into Syria and Lebanon. He additionally prepared a few construction initiatives that have been to remodel Babylon into one of many seven wonders of the traditional international. between his noteworthy achievements have been the development of big fortification partitions round Babylon, the refurbishing of Marduk's temple within the city,and the development of massive palaces that served because the king's apartments. stories of those mythical achievements, in addition to these of his father, Nabopolassar (626-605 B.C.), additionally stumbled on their means into the narratives of a few Greek, Roman, and medieval historians and chronographers many centuries later.

Unfortunately, a lot of the checklist of Nebuchadnezzar's achievements that was once written in his personal time has no longer survived. as an alternative, simply secondary debts of his army campaigns or his building tasks in Babylon written in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, or Arabic can be found for research. those tales differ drastically in content material and emphasis and, in lots of situations, distort a lot of what we all know from Nebuchadnezzar's personal resources. The Hebrews, for instance, defined Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem in this type of means as to think about it whatever that are meant to by no means back be repeated. The Greeks, nonetheless, observed the development initiatives in Babylon as proof of virtually superhuman achievements, as monuments that have been the results of efforts via a king who used to be virtually godlike. Why, then, is there such variety within the characterizations of Nebuchadnezzar? This publication proposes solutions to those questions.

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Download The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. by Philip R. Davies, Diana V. Edelman PDF

By Philip R. Davies, Diana V. Edelman

Lester Grabbe is definitely one of the so much special, and positively the main prolific of historians of historic Judaism, the writer of numerous regular remedies and the founding father of the eu Seminar on historic method. He has persevered to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship.In this assortment a few thirty of his special colleagues and neighbors provide their reflections at the perform and concept of background writing, at the present controversies and themes of significant curiosity. This assortment offers a chance for students of excessive quality to contemplate groundbreaking principles in mild of Grabbe's scholarship and effect. This festschrift deals the reader a distinct quantity of essays to discover and think about the far-reaching effect of Grabbe at the box of religious study as an entire.

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Download Studien zur Redaktion und Komposition des Amosbuchs by Dirk U. Rottzoll PDF

By Dirk U. Rottzoll

The focal point of a lot contemporary scholarship has shifted from the redactional historical past of person prophetic books to their ultimate shape as literary compositions, despite its pre-history. (A strong instance of the latter strategy with recognize to Amos is P. Bovati and R. Meynet, Le livre du prophète Amos [RB 2; Paris 1994]; reviewed in Bib seventy seven [1996] 114-117.) the current quantity, a minor revision of the author’s January 1996 Ph.D. Dissertation for the college of Protestant Theology at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, represents an try out at a “middle manner” of varieties. the writer not just breaks the publication down right into a variety of editorial layers but additionally reconstructs the background of the way they have been introduced jointly to yield the ebook as we now have it this day.

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Download Enigmas and Images: Studies in Honor of Tryggve Mettinger by Blazenka Scheuer, Goeran Eidevall PDF

By Blazenka Scheuer, Goeran Eidevall

After 25 years as a professor in previous testomony exegesis on the collage of Lund, Tryggve Mettinger determined to retire. In his farewell deal with (which by no means intended a farewell to the realm of biblical studies), he gave an outline of his scholarly career—so a ways. The name of this lecture (in English), “On the Enigmas of the Notions of God: document from a Scholar’s Life,” has been a major resource of suggestion within the look for a name for the current quantity and displays the existence and occupation of the liked professor.

The phrases “enigma” and “image” catch vital facets of Tryggve Mettinger’s profile as a biblical pupil. in case you are accustomed to his paintings, the alternative of the latter time period calls for no rationalization. As Tryggve emphasised in his retrospective speech, numerous of his books and articles relate to 1 overarching subject matter that has to do with pictures: the learn of the biblical Gottesbild (the biblical suggestion of clone of God). during this connection, the notice “image” refers within the first position to not pictorial representations yet to psychological pictures and social structures, to theological techniques and literary “imagery.” in spite of the fact that, iconography additionally lies in the scope of Professor Mettinger’s learn, whether a predilection for “aniconic” representations is clear. This statement may supply a hyperlink to the opposite note that's incorporated within the identify of this ebook, “enigma.”

In his eagerness to appreciate the origins of the biblical prohibition opposed to pictures, Mettinger launched into an research into aniconic cult as a typical trait of numerous Northwest Semitic cultures. all through his occupation, he has been pushed by means of a robust interest approximately unsolved riddles, coupled with a fit skepticism towards verified theories and “truths” in the box of biblical exegesis. All contributions to this quantity relate in a single approach or one other to imperative issues inside of Mettinger’s wealthy work.

The essays awarded the following pay energetic tribute to at least one of the pivotal figures in previous testomony stories up to now 3 many years.

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Download The Traditional Prayer in the Psalms / Literarische Studien by Anneli Aejmelaeus, Ludwig Schmidt PDF

By Anneli Aejmelaeus, Ludwig Schmidt

Anneli Aejmelaeus" research (pp. 1-117) specializes in the prayer component of the person criticism psalms. ranging from the Gunkel-Begrich research of style, she concentrates at the central prayer and its particular capabilities in those psalms. the writer reveals a inventory repertory for the psalm culture, inclusive of many stereotyped expressions and using traditional language. This traditional language of prayers, she thinks, helps Robert Culley’s argument that psalms have been initially composed orally.

Ludwig Schmidt's monograph at the Joseph tale (pp. 121-295) is perhaps doomed to oblivion via its placement because the moment paintings during this quantity, and that destiny isn't really altogether undeserved. it really is one other technical workout in German biblical scholarship that seeks to assemble within the culture of serious paintings at the Pentateuch and the Joseph tale. even if this can be obvious as development from the point of view of redaction feedback and culture background, it definitely deals little within the means of literary feedback or perception. One wonders why a modern exegete might hire the adjective “literary” for a research similar to this. the reply needs to lie within the quite insulated and remoted personality and atmosphere of a lot of German scholarship.
There is a global of German exegetical studying to be present in this examine, however it is a really restricted global. Schmidt dissects the Joseph tale with a ancient knife. the ensuing research isn't really “literary” since it doesn't specialise in language and tale as historic realities of their personal correct. it isn't deconstructive since it cuts up the textual content as a way to reassemble a putative ancient entity. it really is easily extra of the standard factor.

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Download Dust or Dew: Immortality in the Ancient Near East and in by Janet Smith PDF

By Janet Smith

Airborne dirt and dust or Dew addresses the query of Israel's certain contribution to ideals approximately afterlife within the old close to East as hinted at in Psalm forty nine. dirt or Dew indicates which different readings, from the literature of either historic Israel and its neighbours, enriches our realizing not just of the psalm but in addition of Israel's constructing thoughts of sheol and redemption for the righteous.

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