Download Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study in Ancient Near Eastern by K. Lawson Younger Jr. PDF

By K. Lawson Younger Jr.

Works on previous testomony historiography, the 'Conquest', and the origins of old Israel have burgeoned in fresh days. yet whereas others were issuing new reconstructions this novel paintings provides a detailed interpreting of the biblical textual content. the point of interest is at the literary options that historical writers hired in narrating tales of conquest, and the purpose is to pinpoint their communicative intentions of their personal contexts. This analyzing is more advantageous by way of engagement with the $64000 self-discipline of the philosophy of background. historic Conquest money owed, replete with huge quotations from Assyrian, Hittite and Egyptian conquest money owed, is a discovered and methodologically delicate learn of a variety of historical close to japanese texts in addition to of Joshua 9-12.

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Download The Book of Judges (Old Testament Readings) by Marc Zvi Brettler PDF

By Marc Zvi Brettler

The e-book of Judges has commonly been handled both as a old account of the conquest of Israel and the increase of the monarch, or as an historical Israelite paintings of literary fiction. during this new technique, Brettler contends that Judges is basically a political tract, which argues for the legitimacy of Davidic kingship. He skilfully and accessibly exhibits the strain among the tales of their unique types, and the way they have been altered and reused to create a booklet with a really assorted which means. very important analyzing for all these learning this a part of the Bible.

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Download Prostitutes and polygamists : a look at love, Old Testament by David T. Lamb PDF

By David T. Lamb

Jacob and Solomon have been polygamists. Tamar and Rahab have been prostitutes. What are polygamists and prostitutes doing at the pages of Holy Scripture? And God informed the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute. What approximately Cain—did he quite marry his sister? Abraham did, and he used to be additionally a polygamist. Lot provided his daughters up for rape, David devoted adultery (or rape?) and the Bible calls either males righteous. Love, previous testomony variety, used to be bizarre.

As readers of the previous testomony come upon those bizarre, complicated, and awful "love" tales they ask, "What's up with intercourse within the outdated Testament?" The church frequently ignores the R-rated bits of the Bible, so it truly is not easy for individuals to discover solutions to their demanding questions about intercourse in Scripture, that could lead humans to renounce on God and God's word.

However, those tales have been integrated within the Bible for a cause, to bare an excellent extra stunning "love" tale. whilst people behave badly, God behaves graciously. God now not only...

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Download Biblical Criticism in Crisis?: The Impact of the Canonical by Mark G. Brett PDF

By Mark G. Brett

The writer of this publication means that outdated testomony students may still advance their starting to be hyperlinks with neighboring disciplines and inspire a plurality of interpretative pursuits inside religious study. Given any such pluralistic context, Dr. Brett's rivalry is that the hot "canonical" method of outdated testomony learn can have a particular contribution to make to the self-discipline with out inevitably displacing, as many students have assumed, different traditions of historic, social clinical, and literary inquiry. The e-book deals a accomplished critique of the canonical technique as built by way of Brevard Childs, and areas this within the surroundings of modern discussions in literary thought and "postmodern" theology.

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Download Biblical Itinerary: In Search of Method, Form and Content. by Eugene E. Carpenter PDF

By Eugene E. Carpenter

A Biblical Itinerary is devoted to George Coats, former Professor of outdated testomony at Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky and writer of uprising within the desert, From Canaan to Egypt, and Moses: Heroic guy, guy of God, and different books. The essays accrued right here, reflecting a lot of George Coats's pursuits, contain 'Structure and which means within the Sinai-Horeb Narrative' (Joseph Blenkinsopp), 'Biblical and Early Islamic Moses' (Malcolm Clark), 'What Does the Bible Say? a query of textual content and Canon' (David Gunn), 'On the duty of outdated testomony Theology' (Rolf Knierim); 'Scripture and the Formation of Christian id' (Roy Melugin); 'Some Reflections at the Canonical Moses: Moses and Abraham' (Rolf Rendtorff), and different papers by way of Trent Butler, Eugene chippie, James Crenshaw, John Roffey, Lawson Stone, Gene Tucker and John Van Seters.

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Download Dissonance and the Drama of Divine Sovereignty in the Book by Amy C. Merrill Willis PDF

By Amy C. Merrill Willis

This learn of the publication of Daniel examines the ideology of divine and human rule in Daniel's old resumes or reports present in chaps 2, 7, eight, nine, 10-12. It seeks to discover the worries that encourage the resumes and the innovations the resumes use to unravel cognitive and experiential dissonance. free Ends argues that the resource of dissonance in Daniel stems no longer from failed prophecies (as has been mostly argued), nor do the visions functionality as symbolic theodicies to deal with a contradiction among divine strength and divine goodness within the face evil. The research proposes, as an alternative, that the historic resumes tackle profound contradictions touching on divine energy and presence within the face of Hellenistic/Seleucid rule. those contradictions achieve a main issue aspect in Daniel 8's depiction of the desecration of the temple (typically Daniel eight is visible as a terrible copy of the victorious imaginative and prescient of divine energy present in Daniel 7). This problem of divine absence is addressed either in the imaginative and prescient of chap eight itself after which within the following visions of chaps nine, and 10-12, by utilizing narrative (both mythological narrative and ancient narrative).

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