Jesus and the Impurity of Spirits in the Synoptic Gospels

Author: Clinton Wahlen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161483875

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In this study, Clinton Wahlen sheds light on Jewish and early Christian reflections on spirits and demons and explores the relation between Judaism and early Christianity in the first century.

A Teacher for All Generations

Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam

Author: Eric F. Mason

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004224084

Category: Religion

Page: 1098

View: 4111

These essays honor James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. Essays from an international group of scholars address various topics in Second Temple Judaism and biblical studies.

A Teacher for All Generations

Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam

Author: Eric Farrel Mason

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004215204

Category: Bible

Page: 1

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This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. An international group of scholars including peers specializing in Second Temple Judaism and Biblical Studies, colleagues past and present, and former students offers essays that interact in various ways with ideas and themes important in VanderKam's own work. The collection is divided into five sections spanning two volumes. The first volume includes essays on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East along with studies on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Essays in the second volume address topics in early Judaism, Enoch traditions and Jubilees, and the New Testament and early Christianity.

The Cave 4 Apocryphon of Jeremiah and the Qumran Jeremianic Traditions

Prophetic Persona and the Construction of Community Identity

Author: Kipp Davis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278443

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 6616

A careful reconsideration of the Apocryphon of Jeremiah C from Qumran and the Jeremianic traditions in the Qumran literature reveals the importance of Jeremiah's prophetic persona for the construction of community identity in periods of crisis.

The Parabiblical Texts

Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Daniel K. Falk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567519880

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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This book introduces the reader to a fascinating genre of writings that retell biblical narratives in various ways. They reflect the concerns and methods of early Jewish interpreters of Scripture. Daniel Falk surveys the content and major scholarly issues of three key examples: Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen), Reworked Pentateuch (4Q158, 364-5), and Commentary to Genesis (4Q252-4). Particular attention is paid to exploring why and how the authors interpret the Scriptural text in their distinctive ways. The book traces continuity and discontinuity with other Jewish and Christian traditions, and reflects on the significance of these texts for the status of Scripture and the boundary between Scripture and interpretation. Drawing on the latest research and reconstructions of the texts, and with extensive bibliographies, this is an authoritative guide for the student or the non-specialist scholar.

Christ Among the Messiahs

Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism

Author: Matthew V. Novenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199844585

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Recent scholarship on ancient Judaism, finding only scattered references to messiahs in Hellenistic- and Roman-period texts, has generally concluded that the word ''messiah'' did not mean anything determinate in antiquity. Meanwhile, interpreters of Paul, faced with his several hundred uses of the Greek word for ''messiah,'' have concluded that christos in Paul does not bear its conventional sense. Against this curious consensus, Matthew V. Novenson argues in Christ among the Messiahs that all contemporary uses of such language, Paul's included, must be taken as evidence for its range of meaning. In other words, early Jewish messiah language is the kind of thing of which Paul's Christ language is an example. Looking at the modern problem of Christ and Paul, Novenson shows how the scholarly discussion of christos in Paul has often been a cipher for other, more urgent interpretive disputes. He then traces the rise and fall of ''the messianic idea'' in Jewish studies and gives an alternative account of early Jewish messiah language: the convention worked because there existed both an accessible pool of linguistic resources and a community of competent language users. Whereas it is commonly objected that the normal rules for understanding christos do not apply in the case of Paul since he uses the word as a name rather than a title, Novenson shows that christos in Paul is neither a name nor a title but rather a Greek honorific, like Epiphanes or Augustus. Focusing on several set phrases that have been taken as evidence that Paul either did or did not use christos in its conventional sense, Novenson concludes that the question cannot be settled at the level of formal grammar. Examining nine passages in which Paul comments on how he means the word christos, Novenson shows that they do all that we normally expect any text to do to count as a messiah text. Contrary to much recent research, he argues that Christ language in Paul is itself primary evidence for messiah language in ancient Judaism.

Qumran Cave 4

Parabiblical Texts, Part 3

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198269366


Page: N.A

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Qumrân Cave 4

Parabiblical Texts

Author: George Brooke,John Collins,Torleif Elgvin,Peter Flint

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198269366

Category: Religion

Page: 351

View: 6274

This volume contains a collection of compositions from Cave 4 at Qumran, written during the Second Temple period and linked to biblical texts through characters, themes, or genre. Some of these, such as the Levi Aramaic Document, Testament of Naphtali, and Prayer of Nabonidus, were knownpreviously from Greek and Aramaic manuscripts of the Apocrypha. The additional documents include PseudoDaniel, the Commentaries on Genesis, Commentary on Malachi, Apocryphon of Joshua, The Two Ways, Apocryphon of Elisha, Prayer of Mercy, and a number of small miscellaneous texts. All thesedocuments greatly enhance our understanding of the phenomenon of psuedepigraphy (written in the name of a famous biblical or religious character) and of biblical interpretation during the Second Temple period.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls


Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman,James C. VanderKam

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195137972

Category: Religion

Page: 1132

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Die Essener, Qumran, Johannes der Täufer und Jesus.

Ein Sachbuch.

Author: Hartmut Stegmann

Publisher: Herder & Herder


Category: Religion

Page: 381

View: 8646

En beskrivelse af udgravningerne i Qumran, Qumran-teksterne, essæerne og i relation hertil Johannes Døberen og Jesus.

Die frühen Sammlungen des Zwölfprophetenbuches

Entstehung und Komposition

Author: Jakob Wöhrle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110922932

Category: Religion

Page: 511

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Das Buch behandelt die Entstehung des exilischen Vierprophetenbuches (Hosea; Amos; Micha; Zefanja) und des Haggai-Sacharja-Korpus sowie die Einarbeitung des Joelbuches in das exilische Vierprophetenbuch. Dabei beruhen die Ausführungen gegenüber der bisherigen Forschung erstmals auf einer redaktionsgeschichtlichen Analyse sämtlicher Einzelbücher. Auf dieser Grundlage kann eine präzise Beschreibung der Komposition, der Intention und der theologiegeschichtlichen Hintergründe dieser frühen Sammlungen vorgelegt werden.

Königsherrschaft Gottes und himmlischer Kult

im Judentum, Urchristentum und in der hellenistischen Welt

Author: Martin Hengel,Anna Maria Schwemer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161456671

Category: History

Page: 495

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Text und Überlieferung des Buches Tobit

Author: Michaela Hallermayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110896672

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 3893

In dieser Dissertationsschrift wird das Textproblem des deuterokanonischen Buches Tobit neu aufgerollt. Vollständig liegt die Tobiterzählung nur in der griechischen Überlieferung der Septuaginta und in von dieser abhängigen Übersetzungen wie der Vetus Latina vor, allerdings in teilweise erheblich divergierenden Textformen. Daneben wurden in Qumran die Textfragmente von fünf aramäischen und hebräischen Tobit-Schriftrollen gefunden. Ausgehend von diesen Textfragmenten als den ältesten Textzeugen des Buches Tobit wird über einen Vergleich der Textformen versucht, die Frage nach dem Text des Buches Tobit zu lösen. Aus der Darstellung der handschriftlichen Überlieferung wird deutlich, dass sich die Annäherung an diesen „Urtext” bei Tobit sehr schwierig, wenn nicht sogar unmöglich gestaltet, so dass sich die Frage stellt, welcher Text künftig für die Auslegung dieses biblischen Buches herangezogen werden sollte.