Search results for: balaam-in-text-and-tradition

Balaam in Text and Tradition

Author : Jonathan Miles Robker
File Size : 26.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 645
Read : 956
Download »
The figure Balaam has interested exegetes and scribes for millennia. Jonathan Miles Robker examines the different versions of the literary character Balaam as attested in biblical and epigraphic literature. By contrasting the distinct information about Balaam presented in the various sources (the plaster inscription from Della, Numbers 22-24; 31; Deuteronomy 23; Joshua 13; 24; Judges 11; Micah 6; and Nehemiah 13), the author seeks to trace the development of characterizations of Balaam from the oldest available material to the youngest in the Hebrew Bible. In this way, Jonathan Miles Robker advances discourse about the literary and tradition-historical development of the texts that became the Hebrew Bible. Beyond the text of the Hebrew Bible, he also traces the continued development of Balaam's characterization through the texts of Qumran and the New Testament. To this end, the author contributes discussions of the history of religion in Antiquity.

A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Author : Alexander Kulik
File Size : 45.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 634
Read : 1290
Download »
The Jewish culture of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods established a basis for all monotheistic religions, but its main sources have been preserved to a great degree through Christian transmission. This Guide is devoted to problems of preservation, reception, and transformation of Jewish texts and traditions of the Second Temple period in the many Christian milieus from the ancient world to the late medieval era. It approaches this corpus not as an artificial collection of reconstructed texts--a body of hypothetical originals--but rather from the perspective of the preserved materials, examined in their religious, social, and political contexts. It also considers the other, non-Christian, channels of the survival of early Jewish materials, including Rabbinic, Gnostic, Manichaean, and Islamic. This unique project brings together scholars from many different fields in order to map the trajectories of early Jewish texts and traditions among diverse later cultures. It also provides a comprehensive and comparative introduction to this new field of study while bridging the gap between scholars of early Judaism and of medieval Christianity.

Semeia

Author :
File Size : 58.72 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 488
Read : 240
Download »
An experimental journal for Biblical criticism.

The Triple Tradition of the Exodus

Author : Benjamin Wisner Bacon
File Size : 31.18 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 929
Read : 1109
Download »
This book contains a detailed analysis of the original Hebrew text of the Biblical book of Exodus.

Text and Tradition

Author : Susan Niditch
File Size : 64.7 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 698
Read : 1015
Download »

Balaam and His Interpreters

Author : John T. Greene
File Size : 32.5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 670
Read : 530
Download »

The Hexateuch According to the Revised Version Text and notes

Author : Joseph Estlin Carpenter
File Size : 44.28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 594
Read : 1041
Download »

An Adversary in Heaven

Author : Peggy Lynne Day
File Size : 34.18 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 773
Read : 798
Download »

The Nation0

Author :
File Size : 57.38 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 291
Read : 541
Download »

Enoch and the Growth of an Apocalyptic Tradition

Author : James C. VanderKam
File Size : 36.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 227
Read : 530
Download »
VanderKam carries further an investigation of the relation between wisdom and apocalypse. He shows that not simply wisdom, but mantic wisdom has informed the authors of 1 Enoch 1-36, 73-107. VanderKam affirms the basic correctness of each researcher but sees in their work shortcomings which his own study seeks to rectify.

Ancient Israel s Neighbors

Author : Brian R. Doak
File Size : 51.26 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 913
Read : 1205
Download »
Ancient Israel's Neighbors explores both the biblical portrayal of the neighboring groups directly surrounding Israel-the Canaanites, Philistines, Phoenicians, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, and Arameans-and examines what we can know about these groups through their own literature, archaeology, and other sources. This book will invite readers into journey of scholarly discovery to explore the world of Israel's identity within its most immediate ancient NearEastern context.

Biblical Research

Author :
File Size : 30.10 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 725
Read : 1052
Download »
Journal of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research.

The Finger of the Scribe

Author : William M. Schniedewind
File Size : 88.18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 484
Read : 427
Download »
One of the enduring problems in biblical studies is how the Bible came to be written. Clearly, scribes were involved. But our knowledge of scribal training in ancient Israel is limited. William Schniedewind explores the unexpected cache of inscriptions discovered at a remote, Iron Age military post called Kuntillet 'Ajrud to assess the question of how scribes might have been taught to write. Here, far from such urban centers as Jerusalem or Samaria, plaster walls and storage pithoi were littered with inscriptions. Apart from the sensational nature of some of the contents-perhaps suggesting Yahweh had a consort-these inscriptions also reflect actual writing practices among soldiers stationed near the frontier. What emerges is a very different picture of how writing might have been taught, as opposed to the standard view of scribal schools in the main population centers.

The Balaam Text from Deir Alla Re evaluated

Author : Jacob Hoftijzer
File Size : 76.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 331
Read : 176
Download »
The book concerns the inscription written on wall plaster discovered in 1967 at Deir cAlla in the Jordan Valley, and published in 1976. Using new data and the discussions about the text available to date, it deals with six different aspects of study of the text, namely the archaeological context, the palaeography, the general interpretation as well as the interpretation of several separate passages, the language used, and its relation to Old Testament studies.

Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible

Author : Carolyn J. Sharp
File Size : 30.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 310
Read : 458
Download »
Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. She argues that reading with irony in mind creates a charged and open rhetorical space in the texts that allows character, narration, and authorial voice to develop in unexpected ways. Main themes explored here include the ironizing of foreign rulers, the prostitute as icon of the ironic gaze, indeterminacy and dramatic irony in prophetic performance, and irony in ancient Israel's wisdom traditions. Sharp devotes special attention to how irony destabilizes dominant ways in which the Bible is read today, especially when it touches on questions of conflict, gender, and the Other.

Ancient Israelite Religion

Author : Frank Moore Cross
File Size : 90.72 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 175
Read : 820
Download »

The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament

Author : Duane Frederick Watson
File Size : 83.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 843
Read : 699
Download »

The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Author : Wendell Stephen Reilly
File Size : 57.78 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 973
Read : 224
Download »
Includes various reports of the Association.

The Methodist Review

Author :
File Size : 57.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 902
Read : 252
Download »

Divre Ha Kongres Ha olami Le mada e Ha Yahadut

Author :
File Size : 21.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 890
Read : 743
Download »