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Download The Melchizedek Tradition: A Critical Examination of the by Fred L. Horton Jr. PDF

By Fred L. Horton Jr.

This monograph seeks to respond to the query why Melchizedek, who's a minor determine within the outdated testomony, is chosen through the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews to symbolize the priesthood of Christ. during his examine, Professor Horton surveys the traditions approximately Melchizedek from the outdated Testment interval, in Philo, Josephus and Qumran, to the later resources in Rabbinical and patristic writings and the Gnosticism. The e-book concludes with a severe exam of the claims made for the dependence of Hebrews at the Qumran determine and culture. the writer ultimately rejects this interpretation in favour of a resource and history for Hebrews in an self sustaining and principally unique interpretation of the previous testomony passages.

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Download Beyond the River Chebar: Studies in Kingship and Eschatology by Daniel I. Block PDF

By Daniel I. Block

To many readers the e-book of Ezekiel is a hopeless riddle. despite the fact that, if we take some time to check it, we find that regardless of the strangeness of the guy and his utterances this is often the main truly geared up of the main prophetic books. And if we persist, we additionally observe that from a rhetorical point of view, this priestly prophet knew his viewers; he well-known in Judah's uprising opposed to YHWH the underlying explanation for the divine fury that ended in the exile of his humans and the autumn of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 586 BCE. notwithstanding, he additionally famous that YHWH's judgment couldn't be the final word: his covenant is everlasting and irrevocable, and an afternoon of religious renewal and nationwide recovery is anticipated.

This is the second one of 2 volumes of Block's essays at the booklet of Ezekiel. The essays during this quantity discover the topic of Kingship in Ezekiel – either his evaluate of Judah's old kings and his wish for a restored Davidic King/Prince – and the mysterious visions relating Gog's assault on restored Israel (Ezek 38–39) and in regards to the new temple (40–48). Block brings to undergo many years of analysis of the publication to open up clean insights at the old textual content.

This ebook is a sequel to 'By the River Chebar: historic, Literary, and Theological reviews within the ebook of Ezekiel'. just like the experiences in that quantity, these provided the following replicate the author's longstanding curiosity in Ezekiel, the fellow and his ebook. This assortment is prepared as follows: a normal essay on Zion theology; 3 stories relating to Ezekiel's belief of kingship and the Messiah; 3 essays at the Gog oracle (Ezek 38-39); and on Ezekiel's concluding imaginative and prescient (Ezek 40-48).

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Download Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran, Septuagint: by J L Magnes Professor of the Bible Emanuel Tov PDF

By J L Magnes Professor of the Bible Emanuel Tov

Thirty-three revised and up-to-date essays at the textual feedback of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran and the Septuagint, initially released among 2008 and 2014 are awarded during this quantity, the 3rd quantity of the author’s accumulated writings. All 3 parts have built a lot in smooth study, and the auhor, the prior editor-in-chief of the foreign useless Sea Scrolls ebook venture, is an important speaker in them all. The scrolls are of significant value within the glossy textual learn and this point is easily represented during this quantity. one of the stories integrated during this quantity are valuable reports on accident, consistency, the Torah, the character of the MT and SP, the diffusion of manuscripts, and the LXX of Genesis.

The earlier volumes are:
The Greek and Hebrew Bible: amassed Essays at the Septuagint (VTS seventy two; Leiden: Brill, 1999).
Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible, and Qumran: accrued Essays (TSAJ 121; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008).

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Download On the Dignity of Man by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola PDF

By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

This anthology deals of their entirety 3 significant works of Pico's. at the Dignity of guy, the most broadly learn files of the early Renaissance humanism, appears to be like within the context of 2 lesser-known yet both consultant mature works: One Being and the only, a treatise protecting what Pico held to be the contract among Aristotle and Plato at the relation among team spirit and being, and Heptaplus, an interpretation, inspired through a mix of cabalism and Christian doctrine, of the 1st verses of Genesis. mirrored during this assortment, then, is the impressive variety of pursuits of an incredible Renaissance philosopher and humanist.

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Download The Prostitute and the Prophet: Hosea's Marriage in by Yvonne M. Sherwood PDF

By Yvonne M. Sherwood

The one consensus that has been reached on Hosea 1-3 is that it's a notoriously 'problematic' textual content. Sherwood unpicks this fairly imprecise assertion by way of reading the actual complexities of the textual content and frictions among the textual content and reader that conspire to provide one of these disorientating impression. 4 dimensions of the 'problem' are thought of: the clash among textual content and reader over the 'improper' dating among Hosea and Gomer; the unusual prophetic sign-language that conscripts humans right into a cosmic charade; the text's propensity to subvert its imperative theses; and the emergent tensions among the feminist reader and the textual content. Aiming to compile literary feedback and biblical scholarship, this booklet offers lucid introductions to ideological feedback, semiotics, deconstruction and feminist feedback, and appears on the implications of those ways not just for the e-book of Hosea yet for religious study quite often.

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Download Wealthwatch: A Study of Socioeconomic Conflict in the Bible by Michael S. Moore PDF

By Michael S. Moore

The aim of this ebook is to aid postmodern Westerners comprehend what the Bible has to assert approximately wealth and possessions, basing itself at the presumption that (a) not anyone can comprehend themselves except a few popularity in their non secular roots, a

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Download Deuteronomy in the Pentateuch, Hexateuch, and the by Raymond F Person, Konrad Schmid PDF

By Raymond F Person, Konrad Schmid

The sooner consensus in regards to the Pentateuch and the Deuteronomistic historical past has been considerably challenged in fresh scholarship. due to its canonical placement, the publication of Deuteronomy performs a big position in those discussions. the sooner consensus used to be that the D resource within the Pentateuch used to be essentially (if not just) present in Deuteronomy and that Deuteronomy used to be the founding resource for the Deuteronomistic heritage. lately, even if, a few students are once more speaking in regards to the D resource in books prior to and after Deuteronomy, whereas others are wondering the centrality of the D resource for the formation of the so-called Deuteronomistic historical past. This quantity brings jointly quite a few voices in those fresh debates about the function of Deuteronomy within the greater literary works incorporating fabric ahead of and after the booklet of Deuteronomy. members contain Reinhard Kratz, Jeffrey Stackert, Sandra Richter, Christophe Nihan, Cynthia Edenburg, Juha Pakkala, and Konrad Schmid.

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

By Rhiannon Graybill

Are We now not males? offers an cutting edge method of gender and embodiment within the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male physique as a resource of continual trouble 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 serious 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 glossy intertexts drawn from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and horror movies: Isaiah meets the poetry of Anne Carson; Hosea is noticeable throughout the lens of ownership motion pictures and feminist movie idea; Jeremiah intersects with psychoanalytic discourses of tension; and Ezekiel encounters Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My frightened Illness. Graybill additionally deals a cautious research of the physique of Moses. Her equipment spotlight unforeseen positive aspects of the biblical texts, and light up the abnormal 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 vital activity for queer analyzing. Biblical prophecy engenders new sorts of masculinity and embodiment; Are We no longer Men?offers a important map of this still-uncharted terrain.

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Download Journeying with the Old Testament by Nicoletta Gatti PDF

By Nicoletta Gatti

This e-book is an introductory examine of the previous testomony and it truly is in accordance with the lesson taught for a few years by way of the authors in varied Universities in Ghana. it's an interactive and didactic paintings that offers an cutting edge method of the learn of the Hebrew Bible. via examining chosen passages from the Bible and doing suggested routines as a way of reinforcing what has been learnt, the reader will in attaining an excellent wisdom of the previous testomony and should gather the aptitude of examining and reading extra texts. each one bankruptcy starts off with a presentation of a map of the adventure, the targets to be accomplished, a precis and a last part that is helping the scholar to judge his/her comprehension. This booklet is additionally a contextualized textual content. The final bankruptcy is devoted to the outdated testomony in Africa and the connection among the African Continent and the Bible, giving the reader the probabilities of buying talents to interpret the outdated testomony from African views.

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