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

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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.

Qumran Cave 4

Parabiblical Texts, Part 3

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198269366


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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

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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.

Qumrân Cave 4

Parabiblical Texts

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

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198269366

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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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.

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.

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XIX. Qumran Cave 4: XIV

Parabiblical Texts

Author: Magen Broshi,Esther Eshel,Joseph Fitzmyer

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198263890

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This definitive scholarly edition contains compositions from Cave 4 at Qumran written during the Second Temple period, which are linked to the Hebrew Bible through text, characters, themes or genre. Among the texts published here, Tobit was previously known from the Apocrypha while the remaining fourteen texts were hitherto unknown. They enhance our understanding of biblical interpretation during the 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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For a Later Generation

The Transformation of Tradition in Israel, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity

Author: Randal A. Argall,Beverly Bow,Rodney Alan Werline,George W. E. Nickelsburg

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl


Category: Religion

Page: 333

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Twenty-seven scholars gather to honor George Nickelsburg in this collection of essays that uses his methods to examine the reuse or reinterpretation of authoritative tradition in early Judaism and Christianity.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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