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Introduction to the Study of Isaiah (Hardcover, New): Jake Stromberg Introduction to the Study of Isaiah (Hardcover, New)
Jake Stromberg
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This new book in the "T&T Clark" approaches series introduces students and general readers to the book of "Isaiah". "An Introduction to the Study of Isaiah" provides readers with a guide to the central issues arising from various approaches to this influential prophetic text. Readers will be introduced to the diverse methods and results of modern Isaianic study. They will see how these approaches differ from, and relate to one another. After a brief introduction, this book gets right at the heart of the current diversity in "Isaiah" studies by identifying the trends in, and tracing the history of contemporary Isaianic scholarship. With this groundwork in place, this study examines various theories regarding the formation of "Isaiah", ways in which scholars connect "Isaiah" to its historical context, the contributions of literary theory to understanding "Isaiah", and finally theological approaches to the book. Because of its emphasis on method, this book will be important for students concerned with negotiating the vast and diverse body of scholarly literature that now surrounds this central biblical book. These guides have been developed for those taking a course in biblical studies in theological or ministerial education, and are designed to introduce the reader to the various approaches to the study of the bible. The series is ecumenical, and all the writers are professionally engaged in the teaching of biblical studies.

Lamentations (ICC) - A Critical and Exegetical Commentary (Hardcover): R.B. Salters Lamentations (ICC) - A Critical and Exegetical Commentary (Hardcover)
R.B. Salters; Contributions by Graham Davies, John A. Emerton, Charles E. B. Cranfield, C.M. Tuckett
R2,172 Discovery Miles 21 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this title, professor Robert B. Salters contributes his commentary on "Lamentations to the International Critical Commentary Series". For over one hundred years, "International Critical Commentaries" have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought. Robert B. Salters, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at St. Andrews University provides a masterful commentary on "Lamentations", as befits this prestigious commentary series. For over one hundred years, the "International Critical Commentary" series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological - with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought. These are the first paperback editions to be published cover the heart of the New Testament, providing a wealth of information and research in accessible and attractive format.

Ezekiel (2-Volume Set---28 and 29) (Hardcover): Leslie C Allen Ezekiel (2-Volume Set---28 and 29) (Hardcover)
Leslie C Allen; Edited by (general) Bruce M. Metzger, David Allen Hubbard, Glenn W. Barker; Series edited by John D.W. Watts, …
R1,433 R1,244 Discovery Miles 12 440 Save R189 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Joshua and Judges (Hardcover, New): Athalya Brenner, Gale A. Yee Joshua and Judges (Hardcover, New)
Athalya Brenner, Gale A. Yee
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The Texts @ Contexts series gathers scholarly voices from diverse contexts and social locations to bring new or unfamiliar facets of biblical texts to light. Joshua and Judges focuses attention on themes and tensions at the beginning of Israels story in the Bible. How do these books represent conquest, war, trauma, violence against women and their marginalization? How does God appear to relate to these realities? And what do contemporary men and women do with biblical ambivalence?Like other volumes in the Texts @ Contexts series, these essays de-center the often homogeneous first-world orientation of much biblical scholarship and open up new possibilities for discovery.

Abram to Abraham - A Literary Analysis of the Abraham Narrative (Paperback, New edition): Jonathan Grossman Abram to Abraham - A Literary Analysis of the Abraham Narrative (Paperback, New edition)
Jonathan Grossman
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Abram to Abraham explores the Abraham saga (11:27-22:24) through a literary lens, following the legendary figure of Abraham as he navigates the arduous odyssey to nationhood. Rather than overlook the textual discrepancies, repetitions and contradictions long noted by diachronic scholars, this study tackles them directly, demonstrating how many problems of the ancient text in fact hold the key to deeper understanding of the narrative and its objectives. Therefore, the book frequently notes the classic division of the text according to primary sources, but offers an alternative, more harmonious reading based on the assumption that the narrative forms a single, intentionally designed unit. The narrative's artistic design is especially evident in its arrangement of the two halves of the story around the protagonists' change of name. The stories of Abram and Sarai in the first half of the cycle (11:27-16:16) are parallel to the stories of Abraham and Sarah in the second half (18:1-22:24). A close reading of this transformation in the biblical narrative illuminates the moral and theological values championed by the figure of Abraham as luminary, soldier, family man, and loyal subject of God.

Deuteronomy (2-Volume Set---6A and 6B) (Hardcover): Duane Christensen Deuteronomy (2-Volume Set---6A and 6B) (Hardcover)
Duane Christensen; Edited by (general) Bruce M. Metzger, David Allen Hubbard, Glenn W. Barker; Series edited by John D.W. Watts, …
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Christ and the Old Covenant - Francis Turretin (1623-1687) on Christ's Suretyship Under the Old Testament (Hardcover):... Christ and the Old Covenant - Francis Turretin (1623-1687) on Christ's Suretyship Under the Old Testament (Hardcover)
Gyeongcheol Gwon
R1,449 R1,260 Discovery Miles 12 600 Save R189 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Septuaginta. Band 12,3 - Psalmi Salomonis (German, Hardcover): Felix Albrecht Septuaginta. Band 12,3 - Psalmi Salomonis (German, Hardcover)
Felix Albrecht
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Portraits of a Mature God - Choices in Old Testament Theology (Hardcover): Mark McEntire Portraits of a Mature God - Choices in Old Testament Theology (Hardcover)
Mark McEntire
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What difference would it make for Old Testament theology if we turned our attention from the more dramatic, forceful mighty acts of God to the more subdued, but more realistic themes of later writings in the Hebrew Bible? The result, Mark McEntire argues, would be a more mature theology that would enable us to respond more realistically and creatively to the unprecedented challenges of the present age.

Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors - Strangers at the Gate (Hardcover): Adriane Leveen Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors - Strangers at the Gate (Hardcover)
Adriane Leveen
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Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them. This book corrects that imbalance by carrying out close readings of the accounts of Israel's myriad interactions with the surrounding nations. The book follows the people of Israel after they leave Egypt, as they wander in the wilderness, cross over into the land, become a unified people Israel and face explusion from that land. The introduction lays the groundwork for a literary reading. Each chapter that follows highlights a distinct people and the issues that they create. For example, Jethro, father-in-law of Moses and a Midian priest, provides a model of collaboration, while Samson's behavior triggers a cycle of violent retribution. These engaging stories illustrate the perceived dangers of idolatry and military oppression, but also convey lessons in governance, cultural innovation and the building of alliances. This book is vital reading for Biblical scholars and interested readers who want to deepen their understanding of the Israelites' relationship with neighboring peoples. It will also be of keen interest to academics who work in ancient history and culture.

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, v. 1 - More Noncanonical Scriptures (Hardcover): Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, Alex Panayotov Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, v. 1 - More Noncanonical Scriptures (Hardcover)
Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, Alex Panayotov; Translated by David C. Schindler
R1,610 R1,245 Discovery Miles 12 450 Save R365 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work stands among the most important publications in biblical studies over the past twenty-five years. Richard Bauckham, James Davila, and Alexander Panayotov's new two-volume collection of Old Testament pseudepigrapha contains many previously unpublished and newly translated texts, complementing James Charlesworth's Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and other earlier collections. Including virtually all known surviving pseudepigrapha written before the rise of Islam, this volume, among other things, presents the sacred legends and spiritual reflections of numerous long-dead authors whose works were lost, neglected, or suppressed for many centuries. Excellent English translations along with authoritative yet accessible introductions bring those ancient documents to life for readers today.

Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors - Strangers at the Gate (Paperback): Adriane Leveen Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors - Strangers at the Gate (Paperback)
Adriane Leveen
R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them. This book corrects that imbalance by carrying out close readings of the accounts of Israel's myriad interactions with the surrounding nations. The book follows the people of Israel after they leave Egypt, as they wander in the wilderness, cross over into the land, become a unified people Israel and face explusion from that land. The introduction lays the groundwork for a literary reading. Each chapter that follows highlights a distinct people and the issues that they create. For example, Jethro, father-in-law of Moses and a Midian priest, provides a model of collaboration, while Samson's behavior triggers a cycle of violent retribution. These engaging stories illustrate the perceived dangers of idolatry and military oppression, but also convey lessons in governance, cultural innovation and the building of alliances. This book is vital reading for Biblical scholars and interested readers who want to deepen their understanding of the Israelites' relationship with neighboring peoples. It will also be of keen interest to academics who work in ancient history and culture.

Psalmen - Lieferung 4 (PS 7-8) (German, Paperback): Friedhelm Hartenstein, Bernd Janowski Psalmen - Lieferung 4 (PS 7-8) (German, Paperback)
Friedhelm Hartenstein, Bernd Janowski; Revised by Volker Hampel
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Psalms Through the Centuries (Paperback, Volume One): Susan Gillingham Psalms Through the Centuries (Paperback, Volume One)
Susan Gillingham
R717 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R57 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first of a two-volume bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history. * Provides a fascinating introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody * Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration * Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography; an expanded bibliography to accompany the book is also available at www.wiley.com/go/gillingham * A forthcoming second volume is planned, which will take an alternative psalm-by-psalm approach * Now available in paperback, and published in the innovative reception-history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries

Esther - A Bible Rhyme Book (Paperback): Bard Esther - A Bible Rhyme Book (Paperback)
Bard; Artworks by Clicker
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A New English Translation Of The Septuagint (Hardcover): Albert Pietersma, Benjamin G Wright A New English Translation Of The Septuagint (Hardcover)
Albert Pietersma, Benjamin G Wright; Albert Pietersma, Benjamin G Wright
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The Septuagint (the ancient Greek translation of Jewish sacred writings) is of great importance in the history of both Judaism and Christianity. The first translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible (plus additions) into the common language of the ancient Mediterranean world made the Jewish scriptures accessible to many outside Judaism. Not
only did the Septuagint become Holy Writ to Greek speaking Jews but it was also the Bible of the early Christian communities: the scripture they cited and the textual foundation of the early Christian movement.
Translated from Hebrew (and Aramaic) originals in the two centuries before Jesus, the Septuagint provides important information about the history of the text of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have looked to the Septuagint for information about the nature of the text and of how passages and specific words were understood.
For students of the Bible, the New Testament in particular, the study of the Septuagint's influence is a vital part of the history of interpretation. But until now, the Septuagint has not been available to English readers in a modern and accurate translation. The New English Translation of theSeptuagint fills this gap.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms (Paperback): Daniel J Estes Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms (Paperback)
Daniel J Estes
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This valuable resource introduces readers to the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs--and helps them better understand each book's overall flow. Estes summarizes some of each book's key issues, offers an exposition of the book that interacts with major commentaries and recent studies, and concludes with an extensive bibliography. Now in paperback.

Theologie Des Alten Testaments - Religionsgeschichtliche Und Bibelhermeneutische Perspektiven (German, Paperback): Michaela... Theologie Des Alten Testaments - Religionsgeschichtliche Und Bibelhermeneutische Perspektiven (German, Paperback)
Michaela Bauks
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Hosea: Prophet of a Broken Heart (Paperback): Mathew Bartlett Hosea: Prophet of a Broken Heart (Paperback)
Mathew Bartlett
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I will commit myself to you forever ...in steadfast love and tender compassion. (Hosea 2:19)The prophet Hosea used the heart-rending story of his marriage to an unfaithful wife as a moving object lesson of the pain which God felt when his people Israel rejected his love. Rather than worshipping the true God, who had brought them out of slavery in Egypt, the nation had reverted to worshipping idols to such an extent that God was compelled to use the words of the divorce formula and say to them "you are not my people."Yet remarkably, when Hosea's wife left him for another man, God's command to the prophet was for him love his wife again, and take her back to his home-that by doing so he might illustrate the grace and unending love of God toward his erring people-the relationship was to be restored! In the midst of serious warnings for the unrepentant, the book of Hosea offers hope that no matter how far a relationship may have broken down, there are none which cannot be restored. In particular, our relationship with God can be renewed by his forgiveness and grace.

The Text of the Old Testament - Introduction to Biblia Hebraica by Ernst Wurthwein (Paperback, New edition): Alexander Achilles... The Text of the Old Testament - Introduction to Biblia Hebraica by Ernst Wurthwein (Paperback, New edition)
Alexander Achilles Fischer; Translated by Erroll F. Rhodes
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Kristin De Troyer -- University of St. Andrews -This finely revised and nicely updated version of one of the classics in our field can truly be called a grand introduction to the history of the biblical text.-Leonard Greenspoon -- Creighton University -Readers familiar with Wurthwein's earlier work will discover all of the strengths of his approach to Biblical Hebrew. Old and new readers will enjoy the thoroughly up-to-date discussion of the aims and methods of textual criticism as well as the unbiased analysis of ancient versions and their modern scholarly editions. Beautifully reproduced plates are easy to read, and the updated bibliography is satisfyingly full. . . . This successful project can be easily digested by newcomers and savored by specialists.-Robert L. Hubbard -- North Park Theological Seminary -A very welcome, thorough revision of the long-honored standard introduction to the Masoretic text. Its integration of recent scholarship is first-rate, and the rewritten text retains the clear, accessible style that won its predecessors decades of popularity as a textbook. Yet another generation of students will find in this book a friendly, reliable guide through the complex terrain of ancient Hebrew texts and their relationships. Highly commended.-The Bible Today -Every scholar and serious Bible student should have a passing knowledge of the work of the text critic. This book will provide such knowledge.-Books at a Glance -An important, up-to-date resource that will benefit everyone interested in Old Testament Textual criticism. The excellent bibliography, diagrams, and plates are unique contributions among introductory works in the field. Highly recommended.-

Conversations with the Old Testament (Book): John Holdsworth Conversations with the Old Testament (Book)
John Holdsworth
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The Learning Church series offers a range of brief and accessible introductions to the key themes of Christian discipleship and theology. Conversations with the Old Testament introduces major themes and critical issues of the Old Testament in a way which relates them to current experience, context and culture.

David's Capacity for Compassion - A Literary-Hermeneutical Study of 1 - 2 Samuel (Paperback): Barbara Green David's Capacity for Compassion - A Literary-Hermeneutical Study of 1 - 2 Samuel (Paperback)
Barbara Green
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In this book Barbara Green demonstrates how David is shown and can be read as emerging from a young naive, whose early successes grow into a tendency for actions of contempt and arrogance, of blindness and even cruelty, particularly in matters of cult. However, Green also shows that over time David moves closer to the demeanor and actions of wise compassion, more closely aligned with God. Leaving aside questions of historicity as basically undecidable Green's focus in her approach to the material is on contemporary literature. Green reads the David story in order, applying seven specific tools which she names, describes and exemplifies as she interprets the text. She also uses relevant hermeneutical theory, specifically a bridge between general hermeneutics and the specific challenges of the individual (and socially located) reader. As a result, Green argues that characters in the David narrative can proffer occasions for insight, wisdom, and compassion. Acknowledging the unlikelihood that characters like David and his peers, steeped in patriarchy and power, can be shown to learn and extend wise compassion, Green is careful to make explicit her reading strategies and offer space for dialogue and disagreement.

Reading Joshua - A Historical-Critical/Archaeological Commentary (Paperback): John Laughlin Reading Joshua - A Historical-Critical/Archaeological Commentary (Paperback)
John Laughlin
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The God Ezekiel Creates (Paperback): Paul M. Joyce, Dalit Rom-Shiloni The God Ezekiel Creates (Paperback)
Paul M. Joyce, Dalit Rom-Shiloni
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This powerful collection of essays focuses on the representation of God in the Book of Ezekiel. With topics spanning across projections of God, through to the implications of these creations, the question of the divine presence in Ezekiel is explored. Madhavi Nevader analyses Divine Sovereignty and its relation to creation, while Dexter E. Callender Jnr and Ellen van Wolde route their studies in the image of God, as generated by the character of Ezekiel. The assumption of the title is then inverted, as Stephen L. Cook writes on `The God that the Temple Blueprint Creates', which is taken to its other extreme by Marvin A. Sweeney in his chapter on `The Ezekiel that God Creates', and finds a nice reconciliation in Daniel I. Block's chapter, `The God Ezekiel Wants Us to Meet.' Finally, two essays from Christian biblical scholar Nathan MacDonald and Jewish biblical scholar, Rimon Kasher, offer a reflection on the essays about Ezekiel and his God.

The Reformed David(s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny - Reading the Bible in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Paperback):... The Reformed David(s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny - Reading the Bible in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Paperback)
Nevada Levi DeLapp
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This study centers on the question: how do particular readers read a biblical passage? What factors govern each reading? DeLapp here attempts to set up a test case for observing how both socio-historical and textual factors play a part in how a person reads a biblical text. Using a reception-historical methodology, he surveys five Reformed authors and their readings of the David and Saul story (primarily 1 Sam 24 and 26). From this survey two interrelated phenomena emerge. First, all the authors find in David an ideal model for civic praxis-a "Davidic social imaginary" (Charles Taylor). Second, despite this primary agreement, the authors display two different reading trajectories when discussing David's relationship with Saul. Some read the story as showing a persecuted exile, who refuses to offer active resistance against a tyrannical monarch. Others read the story as exemplifying active defensive resistance against a tyrant. To account for this convergence and divergence in the readings, DeLapp argues for a two-fold conclusion. The authors are influenced both by their socio-historical contexts and by the shape of the biblical text itself. Given a Deuteronomic frame conducive to the social imaginary, the paradigmatic narratives of 1 Sam 24 and 26 offer a narrative gap never resolved. The story never makes explicit to the reader what David is doing in the wilderness in relation to King Saul. As a result, the authors fill in the "gap" in ways that accord with their own socio-historical experiences.

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