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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries | Ruth

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ISBN 13 : 1426746253
Pages : 155 pages
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Download Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries | Ruth PDF Format Full Free by Judy Fentress-Williams and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even in famine times, God plants seed, preparing for the next harvest, even when we cannot see it.


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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth

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ISBN 13 : 1426758464
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth PDF Format Full Free by Judy Fentress-Williams and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2012-06-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Introduction: Described by Goethe as “the most charming little whole” of antiquity, Ruth has long been recognized for its literary quality. This beautifully composed narrative continues to attract readers across generations and boundaries of gender, class and ethnicity. In fact, the beauty of the book often distracts from the practical nature of the narrative. For all of its appeal, Ruth is, after all a story about family and survival. The marriage between Ruth and Boaz is a levirate marriage. The goal of this practice is to ensure the continuation and stability of the family line. Thus this “charming little whole” has as its subject preservation of life in the face of death and upholding memory to ward off the loss of identity. This story of survival is short; it consists of four chapters with elements of loss and recovery; famine and harvest, barrenness and fruitfulness, life and death. These elements afford the book a broad appeal as it speaks to various stages and seasons of life, all the while upholding the power of faithfulness against an ever-changing backdrop. Named after one of the major characters, the book of Ruth tells the story of Naomi of Bethlehem and her family “in the days when the judges ruled.” So much of what happens in Ruth happens where no one can see. Ruth binds herself to Naomi in the “in between place” of Moab and Judah. No one is there to witness it. Similarly, Ruth asks Boaz for redemption in the middle of the night when we presume everyone else is asleep. These events allow for the inclusion of Ruth as Boaz’s people, first as a gleaner and then as a wife. The pattern of what happens away from our observation and then bursts forth where we can see it draws on the images of planting and harvest, conception and birth. On a theological level, it suggests that even in the famine times, God is planting seed, preparing for the next harvest, even when we cannot see it. We must assume then, that whatever we know or recognize about the work of God is only a small piece of the larger whole. We cannot know it all. Chapters: Introduction A Dialogue of Determination Terms of Endearment A Cloaked Covenant A Dialogue of Identity Conclusion


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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Esther

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ISBN 13 : 142676006X
Pages : 100 pages
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Download Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Esther PDF Format Full Free by Linda M. Day and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves. In this commentary, Day addresses both perennial and contemporary concerns pertinent to the book of Esther. Attention is given to literary, linguistic, and thematic features of the biblical text. Day considers the book of Esther with an eye to concerns of gender and ethnicity, as well as the theological concerns raised by divine absence in the story.


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Judges 19-21 and Ruth

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ISBN 13 : 9004521712
Pages : 294 pages
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Download Judges 19-21 and Ruth PDF Format Full Free by Jennifer M. Matheny and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-08-22 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judges 19–21 is filled with sexual violence, silent victims, and the lack of an ethical response. Utilizing a Bakhtinian-canonical perspective, this book seeks alternative canonical voices of answerability and non-violence through dialogue with the book of Ruth.


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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation

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ISBN 13 : 1426750463
Pages : 132 pages
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Download Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation PDF Format Full Free by Leonard L. Thompson and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this lucid exposition, an acclaimed interpreter shows that the book of Revelation is to be read as a unified work of religious poetry aimed at extricating Christians from Roman society, in which they were living quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections between John’s negative view of society and his social location as a wandering prophet, compares his visionary experience with that of other prophets and seers, especially in Judaism, notes similarities between the depictions of Christ and Satan in Revelation and portraits of heroes and demons in other writings of the time, and emphasizes that John’s vision of heaven and the future were intended to infuse everyday Christian life with confidence in the goodness and ultimate triumph of God. “Thompson’s commentary on Revelation is written in an engaging literary style and, by presenting perceptive comparisons and contrasts with both Greco-Roman and Jewish literature—canonical and non-canonical—he highlights the distinctive features of this book. He deals effectively with the rhetorical and even the epistemological dimensions, while offering an illuminating and convincing proposal for the structure and thematic development of Revelation. In short, it is a most revealing and insightful analysis of this challenging early Christian writing, as it shows how this book addresses perennial human questions about divine purpose and human destiny.” –-Howard Clark Kee


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Women and Exilic Identity in the Hebrew Bible

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ISBN 13 : 0567668444
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Women and Exilic Identity in the Hebrew Bible PDF Format Full Free by Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Notions of women as found in the Bible have had an incalculable impact on western cultures, influencing perspectives on marriage, kinship, legal practice, political status, and general attitudes. Women and Exilic Identity in the Hebrew Bible is drawn from three separate strands to address and analyse this phenomenon. The first examines how women were conceptualized and represented during the exilic period. The second focuses on methodological possibilities and drawbacks connected to investigating women and exile. The third reviews current prominent literature on the topic, with responses from authors. With chapters from a range of contributors, topics move from an analysis of Ruth as a woman returning to her homeland, and issues concerning the foreign presence who brings foreign family members into the midst of a community, and how this is dealt with, through the intermarriage crisis portrayed in Ezra 9-10, to an analysis of Judean constructions of gender in the exilic and early post-exilic periods. The contributions show an exciting range of the best scholarship on women and foreign identities, with important consequences for how the foreign/known is perceived, and what that has meant for women through the centuries.


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Judges, Ruth

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Publisher : Zondervan Academic
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ISBN 13 : 0310114772
Pages : 640 pages
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Download Judges, Ruth PDF Format Full Free by K. Lawson Younger and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context The books of Judges and Ruth have relevance for our lives today. Judges, because it reveals a God who employs very human deliverers but refuses to gloss over their sins and their consequences. And Ruth, because it demonstrates the far-reaching impact of a righteous character. K. Lawson Younger Jr. shares literary perspectives on the books of Judges and Ruth that reveal ageless truths for our contemporary lives. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights, they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.


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The Old Testament

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ISBN 13 : 1725233363
Pages : 382 pages
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Download The Old Testament PDF Format Full Free by John Kaltner and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2014-09-08 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed for readers who have no familiarity with the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, this introduction provides a complete overview of its development and its continuing interpretation. Each chapter follows the same four-part format: "Content" summarizes the biblical book being treated; "Growth" explains the process behind the book's composition according to the most up-to-date scholarship; "Context" describes the historical, literary, and social settings that were at work in the book's production; and "Interpretation" explores the various ways in which the book has been and continues to be understood in scholarly and religious communities. The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content is an ideal classroom resource because, even though it presents the biblical books in their canonical order, it can be read in any sequence to meet ​the needs and aims of a given course.


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The Old Testament

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ISBN 13 : 1426764367
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Download The Old Testament PDF Format Full Free by Steven L. McKenzie and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a straightforward and understandable style, without distortion or oversimplification, Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner introduce readers to the content of the Old Testament and to critical methods developed to read it. Utilizing the finest modern scholarship, the authors detail the role of editors in shaping the Old Testament, examine the historical and literary contexts in which it grew, and discuss important interpretive issues in each book. Each chapter introduces the biblical book at hand through the lenses of content, growth, context, and interpretation, and the text moves through the Bible in the order of the Jewish canonical units, Torah, Former Prophets, Latter Prophets, and Writings.


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The Proselyte and the Prophet

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ISBN 13 : 9004329978
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Proselyte and the Prophet PDF Format Full Free by Chr.M.M. Brady and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-10-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Proselyte and the Prophet: Character Development in Targum Ruth by Christian M. M. Brady is an exegetical study of Targum Ruth with a focus upon the transformation of the biblical characters into exemplars of rabbinic piety.


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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ezekiel

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ISBN 13 : 142676135X
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ezekiel PDF Format Full Free by Nancy R. Bowen and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves. From the book, "The effects of the Judean refugees' trauma would be far reaching. Certainly an individual named Ezekiel might have experienced persistent reactions to trauma for the length of time covered by the book. Moreover, the experience and effects of exile were not limited to Ezekiel, nor even to his generation. The book's existence attests that others in the exilic community, and beyond, found their experiences reflected in its words."


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Tribals, Empire and God

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ISBN 13 : 056767133X
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Tribals, Empire and God PDF Format Full Free by Zhodi Angami and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tribal biblical interpretation is a developing area of study that is concerned with reading the Bible through the eyes of tribal people. While many studies of reading the Bible from the reader's social, cultural and historical location have been made in various parts of the world, no thorough study that offers a coherent and substantive methodology for tribal biblical interpretation has been made. This book is the first comprehensive work that offers a description of tribal biblical interpretation and shows its application by making a lucid reading of Matthew's infancy narrative from a tribal reader's perspective. Using reader-response criticism as his primary method, Zhodi Angami brings his tribal context of North East India into conversation with Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus. Since tribal people of North East India see themselves as living under colonial rule, a tribal reader sees Matthew's text as a narrative that actively resists and subverts imperial rule. Likewise, the tribal experience of living at the margins inspires a tribal reader to look at the narrative from the underside, from the perspective of those who are sidelined, ignored, belittled or forgotten. Tribal biblical interpretation presented here follows a process of conversation between tribal worldview and Matthew's narrative. Such a method animates the text for the tribal reader and makes the biblical narrative not only more intelligible to the tribal reader but allows the text to speak directly to the tribal context.


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Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199885494
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies PDF Format Full Free by Cheryl Anderson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-11-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ten Commandments condone slavery, and Deuteronomy 22 deems the rape of an unmarried woman to injure her father rather than the woman herself. While many Christians ignore most Old Testament laws as obsolete or irrelevant-with others picking and choosing among them in support of specific political and social agendas-it remains a basic tenet of Christian doctrine that the faith is contained in both the Old and the New Testament. If the law is ignored, an important aspect of the faith tradition is denied. In Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies, Cheryl B. Anderson tackles this problem head on, attempting to answer the question whether the laws of the Old Testament are authoritative for Christians today. The issue is crucial: some Christians actually believe that the New Testament abolishes the law, or that the Protestant reformers Luther, Calvin, and Wesley rejected the law. Acknowledging the deeply problematic nature of some Old Testament law (especially as it applies to women, the poor, and homosexuals), Anderson finds that contemporary controversies are the result of such groups now expressing their own realities and faith perspectives. Anderson suggests that we approach biblical law in much the same way that we approach the U.S. Constitution. While the nation's founding fathers-all privileged white men-did not have the poor, women, or people of color in mind when they referred in its preamble to "We the people." Subsequently, the Constitution has evolved through amendment and interpretation to include those who were initially excluded. Although it is impossible to amend the biblical texts themselves, the way in which they are interpreted can-and should-change. With previous scholarship grounded in the Old Testament as well as critical, legal, and feminist theory, Anderson is uniquely qualified to apply insights from contemporary law to the interpretive history of biblical law, and to draw out their implications for issues of gender, class, and race/ethnicity. In so doing, she lays the groundwork for an inclusive mode of biblical interpretation.


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1-2 Kings

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Publisher : Tyndale House
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ISBN 13 : 1414398115
Pages : 416 pages
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Download 1-2 Kings PDF Format Full Free by William Barnes and published by Tyndale House. This book was released on 2014-02-14 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series provides up-to-date, evangelical scholarship on the Old and New Testaments. Each volume is designed to equip pastors and Christian leaders with exegetical and theological knowledge to better understand and apply God's Word by presenting the message of each passage as well as an overview of other issues surrounding the text. The commentary series has been structured to help readers understand the meaning of Scripture, passage-by-passage, through the entire Bible. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That's why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.” William Barnes (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) has worked extensively in the Historical books of the OT, published several commentaries and scholarly articles, and is a contributor to Biblica: The Bible Atlas. His interests include OT history and chronology as well as narrative and poetic structure and sequencing in the Hebrew Bible and the NT. He served as a member of the NLT Translation Team for 1–2 Kings.


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Doing the Bible Better

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ISBN 13 : 0819229326
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Doing the Bible Better PDF Format Full Free by Marek P. Zabriskie and published by Church Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • Bible-reading program that transforms lives and the church experience • Develops the power of a daily disciplined spiritual practice Despite the fact that Episcopalians are among the best-educated Christian groups in the United States, they also rank among the least biblically literate denomination. The author maintains “we can do Bible better” and shows why it is absolutely critical to do so. How can this weakness become a strength and source of spiritual growth for Episcopalians, their churches, and dioceses? As an evangelist for biblical literacy and spiritual nourishment, Zabriskie shows the way forward for the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.


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Nostra Aetate

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Publisher : CUA Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813228786
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Nostra Aetate PDF Format Full Free by Pim Valkenberg and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2016-09-02 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contents of this book originated in a conference at the Catholic University of America in May 2015. The essays and lectures contained within focus on the relationships of the Catholic Church with the other "Abrahamic" faiths, primarily Islam and Judaism. There is some discussion of the Asian religions as well. This volume, in structure, loosely follows the document Nostra Aetate itself. The first part of the book gives a broad view of the document and its importance. The following parts concentrates on the relationships between the Catholic Church and the Asian, Muslim and Jewish religions. The concluding section of the book surveys the reception Nostra Aetate received in various ecclesial and academic contexts.


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The Broadman Bible Commentary: Leviticus. Numbers. Deuteronomy. Joshua. Judges. Ruth

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Download The Broadman Bible Commentary: Leviticus. Numbers. Deuteronomy. Joshua. Judges. Ruth PDF Format Full Free by Clifton Judson Allen and published by . This book was released on 1970 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: