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The Performative Nature and Function of Isaiah 40-55

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ISBN 13 : 9780567025821
Pages : 294 pages
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Download The Performative Nature and Function of Isaiah 40-55 PDF Format Full Free by Jim W. Adams and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-10-01 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dissertation presents the basic philosophical concepts of speech act theory in order to accurately implement them alongside other interpretive tools.


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"Isaiah Saw His Glory"

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110365049
Pages : 300 pages
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Download "Isaiah Saw His Glory" PDF Format Full Free by Daniel J. Brendsel and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The influence of Isaiah on John's narrative and theology has long been recognized, but it has yet to receive monograph-length attention. This study is a beginning attempt to fill that void through an examination of the use of Isaiah in the crucial hinge of John's gospel - John 12:1-43. Beginning with a reading of Isaiah 40-55 illustrating a way in which early Christians may have read this important section of Scripture, the bulk of the study examines the pericopes in John 12:1-43, seeking to identify and interpret John's use of Isaiah 52-53. It is concluded that a reading of this well-known Isaianic text rooted within its broader context in Isaiah, together with the mediating influence of other texts - notably Isa 6:9-10 and Zech 9:9-10 - has fueled much Johannine theology, Christology, and ecclesiology. Moreover, mirroring the progression of Isa 52:7-53:1 in John 12 is the author's way of underlining Jesus' identity as the Servant of God and announcing that the second exodus prophesied by Isaiah is secured by the rejection (and death) of Jesus.


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For the Comfort of Zion

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ISBN 13 : 9004189556
Pages : 430 pages
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Download For the Comfort of Zion PDF Format Full Free by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-11-11 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph seeks to identity the target audience of Isaiah 40-55. In doing so, it challenges the widespread view that Isaiah 40-55, in whole or in part, aims at and also reflects the concerns of the exilic community in Babylon.


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The Performative Dimensions of Rhetorical Questions in the Hebrew Bible

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 0567695581
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Performative Dimensions of Rhetorical Questions in the Hebrew Bible PDF Format Full Free by Jim W. Adams and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book sets out to describe the multi-dimensional nature and function of rhetorical questions in the Old Testament. Biblical scholars have previously analyzed the use of rhetorical questions in both Testaments, but consistently describe their function in persuasive terms. While this understanding is appropriate in a number of instances, many rhetorical questions do not operate this way, and Jim W. Adams focuses in particular on rhetoric expressing the self-involvement of both the speaker and hearer. Among linguistic philosophers, speech act theory has illuminated the fact that uttering a sentence does not merely convey information; it may also involve the performing of an action. The concept of communicative action provides additional tools to the exegetical process as it points the interpreter beyond the assumption that the use of language is merely for descriptive purposes. Language can also have performative and self-involving dimensions. In relation to speech act theory, linguistic specialists continue to research the nature of rhetorical questions.


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Women and Exilic Identity in the Hebrew Bible

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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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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Isaiah 40-66

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Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 080540144X
Pages : 780 pages
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Download Isaiah 40-66 PDF Format Full Free by Gary V. Smith and published by B&H Publishing Group. This book was released on 2009 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The widely heralded New American Commentary series continues with this second volume on the Old Testament book of Isaiah, detailing God’s intimacy and grandeur.


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Why?... How Long?

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 0567418081
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Why?... How Long? PDF Format Full Free by LeAnn Snow Flesher and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-04-24 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is born out of two years of academic presentations on laments in the Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section at the Society of Biblical Literature (2006-2007). The topics of these papers are gathered around the theme of "voice." The two parts to this volume: 1) provide fresh readings of familiar texts as they are read through the lens of lamentation, and 2) deepen our understanding of Israel and God as lamenter and lamentee. In the second section the focus on topics such as Israel's "unbelieving faith" (i.e., strong accusations against the God on whom they have complete reliance and trust), the unrighteous lamenter, and God's acceptance and rejection of the people's lament(s), deepens our understanding of Israel's culture and practice of lamentation. The final essay notes how the expression of despair is in tension with the poetic devices that contain it.


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Isaiah 40-66

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Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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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 Reshaped Mind

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004188940
Pages : 260 pages
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Download The Reshaped Mind PDF Format Full Free by Lace Marie Williams-Tinajero and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-11-11 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Employing John R. Searle’s categories of language and mind, this book analyzes five NT texts from a speech act perspective, what certain NT writers and characters asserted and believed concerning the effects of Christ’s blood, at the literal and metaphorical levels.


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The Followers of Jesus as the 'Servant'

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 0567656535
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Followers of Jesus as the 'Servant' PDF Format Full Free by Holly Beers and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luke models his portrayal both of Jesus and his disciples in Luke-Acts after the human agent of the Isaianic New Exodus in Isaiah 40-66, the servant. In the Isaianic New Exodus the servant is integral to the restoration; the servant's mission being embodied is, to a great extent, how the New Exodus comes to fruition. The servant connection is at times explicit, as Jesus is identified with the servant in Luke 4:18-19 (quoting Isa 61:1-2 [with 58:6]); Luke 22:37 (citing Isa 53:12); and Acts 8:32-33 (Isa 53:7-8). Regarding the disciples, Isa 49:6 is quoted by Paul in Acts 13:47 in reference to himself and Barnabas, though a focus only on quotations is too limiting. Allusions to servant passages abound. This work argues that Luke sees Jesus fulfilling the servant role in an ultimate sense, but that his followers, modelled after him in Acts, also embody it. This can be seen in Luke's use of Isaianic servant imagery, including suffering, lack of violent response (to unjust treatment) and language in the disciples' characterization.


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Identities in Transition

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ISBN 13 : 9004201262
Pages : 462 pages
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Download Identities in Transition PDF Format Full Free by Kristin Joachimsen and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-03-05 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In addition to challenging historical-critical readings in the tradition after Duhm, this book presents three ways of reading the text based on variations of linguistic theory: one linguistic, one narratological and one intertextual. In these readings the trope personification is central.


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Prophets as Performers

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ISBN 13 : 1532685521
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Prophets as Performers PDF Format Full Free by Jeanette Mathews and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biblical prophets and Biblical Performance Criticism are brought together in three case studies (Elijah, Ezekiel, Jonah) presented as performances. This book proposes a new method of reading the biblical prophets with a threefold focus on creativity, commentary, and connections. With this method the many and varied performances of the prophets can be better appreciated. Critical analysis of the quintessentially performative nature of the prophets as embodied spokespersons for YHWH aids us in understanding and clarifying YHWH’s message to audiences, situations, and communities of the past as well as engaging contemporary audiences.


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Singing and Suffering with the Servant

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Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
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ISBN 13 : 3647573469
Pages : 314 pages
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Download Singing and Suffering with the Servant PDF Format Full Free by David M. Stark and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2022-10-10 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Old Testament is transformed from problem to ally when preachers attend to power at work in ancient and modern contexts by mirroring Second Isaiah's proclamation, listening to contemporary servant Israel, and learning from African American preaching in context of domination. This book analyses the impact of domination on Old Testament proclamation and thus leads to several unique contributions. Firstly, it reads Second Isaiah as a homiletic model for proclaiming older (pre-exilic) texts in response to exilic domination. Secondly, it treats the Old Testament as a rich resource for confronting racism and anti-Semitism though teaching and it introduces contemporary Christian-Jewish dialogue in Germany as a model for the Church. Lastly, it highlights preaching traditions within the African American Church as instructive for formulating an effective Old Testament preaching strategy.


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Myths of Exile

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317501233
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Myths of Exile PDF Format Full Free by Anne Katrine Gudme and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Babylonian exile in 587-539 BCE is frequently presented as the main explanatory factor for the religious and literary developments found in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer number of both ‘historical’ and narrative exiles confirms that the theme of exile is of great importance in the Hebrew Bible. However, one does not do justice to the topic by restricting it to the exile in Babylon after 587 BCE. In recent years, it has become clear that there are several discrepancies between biblical and extra-biblical sources on invasion and deportation in Palestine in the 1st millennium BCE. Such discrepancy confirms that the theme of exile in the Hebrew Bible should not be viewed as an echo of a single traumatic historical event, but rather as a literary motif that is repeatedly reworked by biblical authors. Myths of Exile challenges the traditional understanding of 'the Exile' as a monolithic historical reality and instead provides a critical and comparative assessment of motifs of estrangement and belonging in the Hebrew Bible and related literature. Using selected texts as case studies, this book demonstrates how tales of exile and return can be described as a common formative narrative in the literature of the ancient Near East, a narrative that has been interpreted and used in various ways depending on the needs and cultural contexts of the interpreting community. Myths of Exile is a critical study which forms the basis for a fresh understanding of these exile myths as identity-building literary phenomena.


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Eating in Isaiah

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ISBN 13 : 9004280863
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Eating in Isaiah PDF Format Full Free by Andrew T. Abernethy and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2014-09-04 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Eating in Isaiah Andrew T. Abernethy employs a sequential-synchronic approach to explore the role of eating in the structure and message of the book of Isaiah.


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The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah

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Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
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ISBN 13 : 9783161501432
Pages : 448 pages
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Download The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah PDF Format Full Free by Torsten Uhlig and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 2009 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their hearts and turn and be healed. This call of the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 6 has perplexed readers of all times. Torsten Uhlig reconsiders this text and other related passages. Applying a communicative approach and engaging with recent studies on righteousness, the author presents a new interpretation of the theme of hardening in the Book of Isaiah. He argues that hardening is to be understood in the context of the communicative aspect of righteousness and elucidates the communicative acts involved in the hardening of the people. Describing the role of these passages within the communicative strategy of larger units, this monograph offers a distinctive contribution to the interpretation of the Book of Isaiah as a whole.


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The Hebrew Bible

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Publisher : Fortress Press
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ISBN 13 : 1451415257
Pages : 388 pages
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Download The Hebrew Bible PDF Format Full Free by Norman K. Gottwald and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2008-10-28 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * A landmark textbook made accessible for the beginning college student * Thoroughly updated charts and graphs, reflection guides, and study questions * Richly illustrated with maps and photographs * Companion Web site features professor - and student-friendly resources