Category: Old Testament

Category: Old Testament

Download Traditions of the Bible: A Guide to the Bible As It Was at by James L. Kugel PDF

By James L. Kugel

James Kugel's The Bible because it was once (1997) has been welcomed with common compliment. the following now's the complete scholarly version of this splendidly wealthy and illuminating paintings, increasing the author's findings into an incomparable reference paintings. concentrating on dozen center tales within the Pentateuch--from the construction and Tree of data throughout the Exodus from Egypt and trip to the Promised Land--James Kugel exhibits us how the earliest interpreters of the scriptures significantly reworked the Bible and made it into the publication that has come all the way down to us this day. Kugel explains how and why the writers of this formative age of interpretation--roughly 2 hundred B.C.E. to a hundred and fifty C.E.--assumed the sort of major position. Mining their writings--including the lifeless Sea Scrolls, works of Philo and Josephus and letters of the Apostle Paul, and writings of the Apostolic Fathers and the rabbinic Sages--he rates for us the seminal passages that discover this important interpretive technique. For this full-scale reference paintings Kugel has additional a considerable treasury of assets and passages for every of the 24 Bible tales. it's going to function a different advisor and sourcebook for biblical interpretation.

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Download Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature by Chaya T. Halberstam PDF

By Chaya T. Halberstam

"Adds an incredible point to our figuring out of rabbinic felony considering particularly, in addition to to our realizing of rabbinic sensibilities and rabbinic piety in general." -- Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Stanford collage

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Download Between Fear And Freedom: Essays On The Interpretation Of by Bob Becking PDF

By Bob Becking

This publication, initially released in French less than the name "Que faire du Capital?", bargains a brand new interpretation of Marx's nice paintings. It indicates how the newness and lasting curiosity of Marx's conception arises from the truth that, as opposed to the undertaking of a 'pure' economics, it's formulated in ideas that experience at the same time an financial and a political point, neither of those being separable from the opposite. Jacques Bidet conducts an exceptional research of Marx's paintings within the spirit of the historical past of technological know-how, exploring it as a means of theoretical improvement. conventional exegesis reads the successive drafts of Capital as though they have been complementary and jointly illuminated each other. as a matter of fact, like several scientist, Marx in basic terms wrote a brand new model with the intention to right the former one. He began from principles borrowed from Ricardo and Hegel, and among one draft and the subsequent it truly is attainable to determine those being eradicated and restructured. This labour, in addition, used to be by no means absolutely accomplished. the writer hence re-assesses Marx's complete method in its set of constitutive different types: worth, marketplace, labour-power, periods, operating type, exploitation, construction, fetishism, ideology. He seeks to pin down the problems that those encountered, and the analytical and significant price they nonetheless have this present day. Bidet attaches the best value to Marx's order of exposition, which assigns each one suggestion its position within the total procedure, and makes the validity of the development depend upon the pertinence of its preliminary presuppositions. this is often fairly the case with the connection among marketplace mechanism and capitalism - and therefore additionally among the marketplace and socialism.

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Category: Old Testament

Category: Old Testament

Download The Promise to the Patriarchs by Joel S. Baden PDF

By Joel S. Baden

The promise of land and progeny to the patriarchs-Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-is a primary, habitual characteristic of the Pentateuch. From the start of the tale of Abraham to the final second of Moses's lifestyles, this promise varieties the guiding theological assertion for every narrative. but literary and historic inquiries ascribe the promise texts to a number of resources, layers, and redactions, elevating questions about how the promise functioned in its unique manifestations and the way it may be used to appreciate the formation of the Pentateuch as a complete.

Joel S. Baden reexamines the patriarchal promise in its historic and contemporaneous contexts, comparing the advantages and downsides of either final-form and literary-historical ways to the promise. He will pay shut recognition to the methodologies hired in either documentary and non-documentary analyses and goals to carry source-critical research of the promise to undergo at the knowing of the canonical textual content for modern readers. The Promise to the Patriarchs addresses the query of ways the literary-historical viewpoint can remove darkness from or even deepen the theological which means of the Pentateuch, fairly of the promise on the center of this significant biblical corpus.

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Download Secrets of Daniel: Wisdom and Dreams of a Jewish Prince in by Jacques B. Doukhan PDF

By Jacques B. Doukhan

Written by means of an Adventist pupil of Jewish history, this statement solves numerous longstanding difficulties and sheds new mild on many points of the cryptic prophecies of Daniel. clean perception is supplied relating to such questions as: no matter what occurred to Daniel's tomb? Is Michael "one of the executive princes" or is he "the first of the executive princes"? Why did King Nebuchadnezzar put out of your mind his dream? Why did Daniel adopt his three-week quickly in the course of Passover?Jacques Doukhan re-creates the realm of Babylon, explains vague allusions, and reveals hidden styles in the prophesies that support to elucidate their which means. His study in historical Jewish resources and data of the unique languages makes this publication a priceless contribution to the literature.

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Download Alttestamentliche Studien: Arbeiten zu Priesterschrift, by Hermann-Josef Stipp PDF

By Hermann-Josef Stipp

Der Band versammelt sixteen Aufsätze des Münchner Alttestamentlers Hermann-Josef Stipp, die hier in revidierter shape wieder abgedruckt werden. Gegenstand sind Texte aus der Priesterschrift, dem Deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk und der Prophetie. Beispiele aus dem Inhalt:

Anfang und Ende. Nochmals zur Syntax von Gen 1,1
Dominium terrae. Die Herrschaft über die Tiere in Gen 1,26.28
„Alles Fleisch hatte seinen Wandel auf der Erde verdorben“ (Gen 6,12). Die Mitverantwortung der Tierwelt an der Sintflut nach der Priesterschrift
„Meinen Bund hat er gebrochen“ (Gen 17,14). Die Individualisierung des Bundesbruchs in der Priesterschrift
Richter 19 – ein frühes Beispiel schriftgestützter politischer Propaganda in Israel
Ahabs Buße und die Komposition des deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks
Ende bei Joschija. Zur Frage nach dem ursprünglichen Ende der Königsbücher bzw. des Deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks
Vom Heil zum Gericht. Die Selbstinterpretation Jesajas in der Denkschrift
Die joschijanische Reform im Jeremiabuch

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Download Studies in Jewish and Christian History by Bickerman, Amram Tropper PDF

By Bickerman, Amram Tropper

The booklet of this new version of Elias Bickerman's acclaimed stories in Jewish and Christian background with his recognized e-book, The God of the Maccabees, brings Bickerman's important experiences on old Judaism and early Christianity to a brand new new release of scholars and students.

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Download Portrayals of Economic Exchange in the Book of Kings by Roger S Nam PDF

By Roger S Nam

With the transforming into proliferation of literature in regards to the social global of the Hebrew Bible, students proceed to stand the problem of a formal knowing of historical Israel’s economies. Portrayals of financial trade within the e-book of Kings is the 1st monographic learn to exploit an anthropological method of learn the character of the commercial existence at the back of the biblical textual content. via Karl Polanyi’s paradigm of alternate as a methodological regulate, this publication synthesizes Semitic philology with comparable fields of Levantine archaeology and smooth ethnography. With this interdisciplinary body, Nam articulates a social research of financial alternate, and stimulates new understandings of the biblical global.

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