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Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature

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ISBN 13 : 160899418X
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature PDF Format Full Free by Marvin A. Sweeney and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains a collection of nineteen essays by Marvin A. Sweeney, some previously unpublished, that focus on the role of literary form and intertextuality in the study of prophetic and apocalyptic literature. The volume includes five major parts: Isaiah; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; The Book of the Twelve Prophets; and Apocalyptic Literature. Selected topics include the Book of Isaiah as Prophetic Torah; the role of Isaiah 65-66 as conclusion of the Book of Isaiah; the interpretation of the Masoretic and Septuagint forms of the book of Jeremiah; Jeremiah 2-6 and 30-31 in relation to Josiah's reform; Ezekiel's role as Zadokite priest and visionary prophet; the problems of theodicy and holiness in Ezekiel 8-11 and 33-39; the interpretation of the Masoretic and Septuagint sequences of the Book of the Twelve; and others.


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Reading Prophetic Books

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ISBN 13 : 9783161523748
Pages : 434 pages
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Download Reading Prophetic Books PDF Format Full Free by Marvin A. Sweeney and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former work Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (FAT 45, 2005). He introduces further studies that take up several key issues, including the reading of prophetic books in their final literary form and the significance of textual versions for this reading. He also observes the intertextual relationships between the prophets and other works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. Following an introduction that lays out methodological perspective, it includes the title essay for the volume, Reading Prophetic Books, as well as selections of papers devoted to Isaiah, Jeremiah in both its Masoretic and Septuagint forms, Ezekiel, individual books from the Twelve Prophets, and the reading of biblical texts in Qumran, Rabbinic, and Targumic literature.


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Tanak

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ISBN 13 : 1451414358
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Tanak PDF Format Full Free by Marvin A. Sweeney and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Though 'biblical theology' has long been considered a strictly Christian enterprise, Marvin A. Sweeney here proposes a Jewish theology of the Hebrew Bible, based on the importance of Tanak as the foundation of Judaism and organized around the major components: Torah, Nevi'im (Prophets), and Kethuvim (Writings). Sweeney finds the structuring themes of Jewish life: the constitution of the nation Israel in relation to God; the disruption of that ideal, documented by the Prophets; and the reconstitution of the nation around the Second Temple in the Writings. Throughout he is attentive to tensions within and among the texts and the dialogical character of Israel's sacred heritage" -- Publisher description.


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Jewish Mysticism

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ISBN 13 : 1467458732
Pages : 415 pages
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Download Jewish Mysticism PDF Format Full Free by Marvin A. Sweeney and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Questions of how the divine presence is understood and interacts within the world have been around since the time of the biblical prophets. The Jewish mystical tradition conceives God as active, just, powerful, and present while allowing for divine limitation so as to understand the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people in their history. Jewish Mysticism surveys Jewish visionary and mystical experience from biblical and ancient Near Eastern times through the modern period and the emergence of modern Hasidism. Marvin Sweeney provides a comprehensive treatment of one of the most dynamic fields of Jewish studies in the twenty-first century, providing an accessible overview of texts and interpretative issues. Sweeney begins with the biblical period, which most treatments of Jewish mysticism avoid, and includes chapters on the ancient Near East, the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets and Psalms, the Latter Prophets, Jewish Apocalyptic, the Heikhalot Literature, the Sefer Yetzirah and early Kabbalistic Literature, the Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah and the Shabbetean Movement, and the Hasidic Movement. Placing Jewish apocalyptic literature into the larger development of ancient Jewish visionary and mystical experience, Sweeney fills gaps left by the important but outdated work of others in the field. Ideal for the scholar, student, or general reader, Jewish Mysticism provides readers with a fresh understanding of the particular challenges, problems, needs, and perspectives of Judaism throughout its history.


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The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature

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ISBN 13 : 0199856508
Pages : 736 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature PDF Format Full Free by John J. Collins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-17 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions. Most of the volume is devoted to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity. Essays explore the relationship between apocalypticism and prophecy, wisdom and mysticism; the social function of apocalypticism and its role as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from both historical and postmodern perspectives; and apocalyptic theology, focusing on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's role in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. The final chapters of the volume are devoted to the appropriation of apocalypticism in the modern world, reviewing the role of apocalypticism in contemporary Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly in popular culture, addressing the increasingly studied relation between apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the relationship between apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying causes of the popularity of apocalyptic beliefs. This volume will further the understanding of a vital religious phenomenon too often dismissed as alien and irrational by secular western society.


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Isaiah 40-66

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ISBN 13 : 0802866077
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Isaiah 40-66 PDF Format Full Free by Sweeney and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2016 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Isaiah 40-66, by Marvin A. Sweeney, is the nineteenth published volume in The Forms of Old Testament Literature (FOTL), a series that provides a form-critical analysis of the books and units in the Hebrew Bible. Building on his earlier FOTL volume Isaiah 1-39, Sweeney here presents his analysis of Isaiah 40-66 within both the synchronic literary form of Isaiah and the diachronic history of its composition. In keeping with the methodology and goals of the FOTL series, Isaiah 40-66 offers detailed examinations of the formal structure of the chapters covered; the genres that function within these chapters; the literary, historical, and social settings of the text; and the overall interpretation of Isaiah 40-66 and its constituent textual units. Including a glossary of the genres and formulas discussed, this commentary will be a useful resource to anyone wishing to engage more deeply with this central book in the Hebrew Bible.


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The Oxford Handbook of Jeremiah

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ISBN 13 : 0190693061
Pages : 705 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Jeremiah PDF Format Full Free by Louis Stulman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This essay provides an overview of the book of Jeremiah, its historical background, distinctive literary character, language of trauma and resilience, dominant ideologies, and the state of 20th and 21st century Jeremian scholarship. It concludes with an explanation of the goals and structure of the Handbook"--


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The Prophetic Literature

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Publisher : Abingdon Press
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ISBN 13 : 1426730039
Pages : 162 pages
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Download The Prophetic Literature PDF Format Full Free by Marvin A. Sweeney and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biblical Studies Biblical texts create worlds of meaning, and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title--interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers. Although these books of the prophets are based upon the careers and experiences of some of the most talented and provocative individuals of their times, the books must be read first as literature. Each book displays its own unique organization, literary characteristics, and theological outlook in presenting the prophets. In the case of Jeremiah, interpreters must even consider two distinctive forms of the book in the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Septuagint. By guiding the reader through the literary structure and language of each of the prophetic books as well as the social roles of the individual prophets, this volume opens the reader to greater understanding and appreciation of the prophets of Israel and Judah. "Fact packed and crystal clear, Marvin Sweeney’s Interpreting Biblical Texts: The Prophetic Literature invites readers to tour the landscape of ancient Israel’s Latter Prophets corpus. Sweeney serves as a first-rate guide, equipping readers with basic knowledge to grasp, and grapple with, the literary legacies of the canonical prophets. True to the series title, he interprets texts with an eye to major, dynamic themes in Jewish and Christian traditions. The volume proves a reliable guidebook for readers wishing not only to survey, but also to engage in dialogue with, ancient Israel’s canonical prophets." Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Boston University "The aim of the series Interpreting Biblical Texts is pedagogical. This well-written, easy to follow, and coherent book serves its purpose well. More importantly, it certainly invites and guides its readers in the enterprise of interacting with the prophetic books in a way that is informed by recent, academic scholarship on this literature." Ehud Ben Zvi, History and Classics & Interdisciplinary Program of Religious Studies, University of Alberta "This is a new and interesting approach to the prophetic literature, which will be illuminating for theological reflection in our own post-Holocaust era." John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, and Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.


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Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality

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ISBN 13 : 0567138216
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality PDF Format Full Free by Craig A. Evans and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-04-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholarly interest in intertextuality remains as keen as ever. Armed with new questions, interpreters seek to understand better the function of older scripture in later scripture. The essays assembled in the present collection address these questions. These essays treat pre-Christian texts, as well as Christian texts, that make use of older sacred tradition. They analyze the respective uses of scripture in diverse Jewish and Christian traditions. Some of these studies are concerned with discreet bodies of writings, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, while others are concerned with versions of scriptures, such as the Hebrew or Old Greek, and text critical issues. Other studies are concerned with how scripture is interpreted as part of apocalyptic and eschatology. Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality includes essays that explore the use of Old Testament scripture in the Gospels and Acts. Other studies examine the apostle Paul's interpretation of scripture in his letters, while other studies look at non-Pauline writings and their utilization of scripture. Some of the studies in this collection show how older scripture clarifies important points of teaching or resolves social conflict. Law, conversion, anthropology, paradise, and Messianism are among the themes treated in these studies, themes rooted in important ways in older sacred tradition. The collection concludes with studies on two important Christian interpreters, Syriac-speaking Aphrahat in the east and Latin-speaking Augustine in the west. [Part of the LNTS sub series Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (SSEJC), volume 14]


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Prophetic Polyphony

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ISBN 13 : 3161592425
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Prophetic Polyphony PDF Format Full Free by Peter A. Heasley and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Peter A. Heasley demonstrates the allusive presence of the psalms in the prophecy of Isaiah, and through an interpretative approach influenced by Mikhail Bakhtin shows how the presence of the psalms shapes the relationship of the prophetic author and reader"--Page 4 of cover.


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Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets

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ISBN 13 : 178974038X
Pages : 1518 pages
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Download Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets PDF Format Full Free by G MCCONVILLE and published by Inter-Varsity Press. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page 1518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The writings of the prophets make up over a quarter of the Old Testament. But perhaps no other portion of the Old Testament is more misunderstood by readers today. For some, prophecy conjures up knotted enigmas, opaque oracles and terrifying visions of the future. For others it raises expectations of a plotted-out future to be reconstructed from disparate texts. And yet the prophets have imprinted the language of faith and imagination with some of its most sublime visions of the future - nations streaming to Zion, a lion lying with a lamb, and endlessly fruiting trees on the banks of a flowing river. We might view the prophets as stage directors for Israel's unfolding drama of redemption. Drawing inspiration from past acts in that drama and invoking fresh words from its divine author, these prophets speak a language of sinewed poetry, their words and images arresting the ear and detonating in the mind. For when Yahweh roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem, the pastures of the shepherds dry up, the crest of Carmel withers, and the prophetic word buffets those selling the needy for a pair of sandals. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets is the only reference book of its kind. Not only does it focus exclusively on the prophetic books; it also plumbs their imagery of mountains and wilderness, flora and fauna, temple and Zion. It maps and guides us through topics such as covenant and law, exile and deliverance, forgiveness and repentance, and the Day of the Lord. Here the nature of prophecy is searched out in its social, historical, literary and psychological dimensions as well as its synchronic spread of textual links and associations. And the formation of the prophetic books into their canonical collection, including the Book of the Twelve, is explored and weighed for its significance. Then too, contemporary approaches such as canonical criticism, conversation analysis, editorial/redaction criticism, feminist interpretation, literary approaches and rhetorical criticism are summed up and assayed. Even the afterlife of these great texts is explored in articles on the history of interpretation as well as on their impact in the New Testament.


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The Book of Jeremiah

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ISBN 13 : 9004373276
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Download The Book of Jeremiah PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-07-17 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Jeremiah: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, offers a wide-ranging view of critical study on Jeremiah, with up-to-date scholarship and fresh insights from leading scholars in the field.


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Blake and the Failure of Prophecy

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ISBN 13 : 3030676889
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Blake and the Failure of Prophecy PDF Format Full Free by Lucy Cogan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-05-24 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph reorients discussion of Blake’s prophetic mode, revealing it to be not a system in any formal sense, but a dynamic, human response to an era of momentous historical change when the future Blake had foreseen and the reality he was faced with could not be reconciled. At every stage, Blake’s writing confronts the central problem of all politically minded literature: how texts can become action. Yet he presents us with no single or, indeed, conclusive answer to this question and in this sense it can be said that he fails. Blake, however, never stopped searching for a way that prophecy might be made to live up to its promise in the present. The twentieth-century hermeneuticist Paul Ricoeur shared with Blake a preoccupation with the relationship between time, text and action. Ricoeur’s hermeneutics thus provide a fresh theoretical framework through which to analyse Blake’s attempts to fulfil his prophetic purpose.


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Eschatology in Genesis

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ISBN 13 : 9783161519833
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Eschatology in Genesis PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Huddleston and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 2012 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this study, Jonathan Huddleston examines Genesis as a rhetorical whole, addressing Persian-era Judean expectations. While some have contrasted Genesis' account of origins with prophetic accounts of the future, literary and historical evidence suggests that Genesis narrates Israel's origins precisely in order to ground Judea's hopes for an eschatological restoration. Promises to the ancestors semiotically apply to those who preserved, composed, and received the text of Genesis. Judea imagines its mythic destiny as a great nation exemplifying and spreading blessing among the families of the earth. Genesis' vision of Israel's destiny coheres with the postexilic prophetic eschatology, identifying Israel as a precious seed to carry forward promises of a yet-to-be-realized creation fruitfulness. Because this future requires a coming divine visitation, Genesis cannot be attributed to an anti-eschatological hierocracy. Rather, it reflects the same Persian-era Judean synthesis that produced the temple-oriented restoration eschatology of the prophetic corpus.


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Congress Volume Ljubljana 2007

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ISBN 13 : 9047444078
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Download Congress Volume Ljubljana 2007 PDF Format Full Free by André Lemaire and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 658 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents all the main lectures of the XIXth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament held in Ljubljana (july 2007). The thirty-one authors represent a very good sample of the main trends and progress of current biblical research.


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The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

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ISBN 13 : 0521883202
Pages : 547 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament PDF Format Full Free by Stephen B. Chapman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 547 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume features an impressive array of leading biblical scholars and presents an illuminating and lively cross-section of this traditional field of study. Treating core topics and changing methodologies within twenty-three comprehensive chapters, this Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the canonical literature.


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Hebrew Bible - Old Testament : the history of its interpretation.

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ISBN 13 : 3525540221
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Download Hebrew Bible - Old Testament : the history of its interpretation. PDF Format Full Free by Magne Sæbø and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on with total page 785 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: