By George Adam Smith
1876. Containing description of construction, fall of guy, deluge, tower of Babel, instances of Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian fables and legends of the gods from cuneiform inscriptions. Contents: discovery of Genesis legends; Babylonian and Assyrian literature; Chaldean legends; Babylonian mythology; Babylonian legend of construction; sin of the god Zu; exploits of Lubara; Babylonian fables; Izdubar legends; destruction of tyrant Humbaba; adventures of Ishtar; disorder and wanderings of Izdubar; tale of the flood and end.
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17 Thus the exodus constitutes a failure of his priests as it does of him. of the Psalms,” in The Problem of the Hexateuch and Other Essays (New York: McGraw–Hill, 1966), 243–66. 16. See Walter Brueggemann, “Pharaoh as Vassal: A Study of a Political Metaphor,” CBQ 57 (1995): 27–51. 17. ” 1 BRUEGGEMANN Priests for the Kingdom 11 5. The study of dissimilar texts may be enacted simply by a comparison of the texts themselves, as I have done in the above discussion. In fact, however, this argument concerns more than a simple comparison and contrast.
In the school of R. ’ (Jer 23:29). As (a rock) is shattered into so many fragments (by the) hammer, so also every word that came forth from the mouth of the Holy One, blessed be he, separated into seventy tongues” (Šab. 88b). That is the mystery of revelation. 21 This is illustrated paradigmatically in the narrative about the encounter between God and Elijah on Mt. Horeb. God shows himself to Elijah in just that way that Elijah can “bear” in his situation: Elijah perceives him as “the voice of a thin sighing” (Luther: “a still, small voice”).
See the table setting out the different positions in Erich Zenger, Die Sinaitheophanie. Untersuchungen zum jahwistischen und elohistischen Geschichtswerk (FB 3; Würzburg: Echter, 1979), 207–10. 15. Important events frequently take place on the third day: for example, Abraham’s arrival at Mt. Moriah in Gen 22, and the resurrection of Jesus. 16. Verses 18 and 19a are in part literal repetitions of v. ” 17. Syntactically striking in the Hebrew text as well, vv. 19a and 19b are placed alongside one another without any link.