By Rhiannon Graybill
Are We now not males? offers an leading edge method of gender and embodiment within the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male physique as a resource of power hassle for the Hebrew prophets. Drawing jointly key moments in prophetic embodiment, Graybill demonstrates that the prophetic physique is a queer physique, and its very instability makes attainable new understandings of biblical masculinity. Prophecy disrupts the functionality of masculinity and calls for new methods of inhabiting the physique and negotiating gender.
Graybill explores prophetic masculinity via severe readings of a few prophetic our bodies, together with Isaiah, Moses, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. as well as shut readings of the biblical texts, this account engages with glossy intertexts drawn from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and horror motion pictures: Isaiah meets the poetry of Anne Carson; Hosea is noticeable throughout the lens of ownership movies and feminist movie idea; Jeremiah intersects with psychoanalytic discourses of tension; and Ezekiel encounters Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My apprehensive Illness. Graybill additionally bargains a cautious research of the physique of Moses. Her tools spotlight unforeseen gains of the biblical texts, and light up the odd intersections of masculinity, prophecy, and the physique in and past the Hebrew Bible. This meeting of prophets, our bodies, and readings makes transparent that getting to prophecy and to prophetic masculinity is a vital job for queer studying. Biblical prophecy engenders new different types of masculinity and embodiment; Are We now not Men?offers a precious map of this still-uncharted terrain.
By Andrew Mein
Mein goals to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly within the social and old context of the Babylonian Exile. Ezekiel's ethical issues and priorities, Mein indicates, are considerably formed through the social adventure of deportation and resettlement. in addition they symbolize an artistic reaction to the hindrance, offering major impetus for social team spirit and the upkeep of a distinctively Jewish group.
By Esther J. Hamori
Within the texts of Genesis 18 and 32, God seems to a patriarch in individual and is observed by way of the narrator as a guy, either occasions through the Hebrew notice sh. In either texts, God as sh is defined in graphically human phrases. this sort of divine visual appeal is pointed out the following as the? sh theophany. The phenomenon of God showing in concrete human shape is first unique from numerous different varieties of anthropomorphism, akin to divine visual appeal in desires. The sh theophany is seen with regards to appearances of angels and different divine beings within the Bible, and in terms of anthropomorphic appearances of deities in close to japanese literature. The sh theophany has implications for our figuring out of Israelite ideas of divine-human touch and communique, and for the connection to Ugaritic literature specifically. The e-book additionally comprises dialogue of philosophical methods to anthropomorphism. the advance of philosophical competition to anthropomorphism will be traced from Greek philosophy and early Jewish and Christian writings via Avicenna, Averroes, Maimonides and Aquinas, and into the paintings of later philosophers comparable to Hume and Kant. even if, the paintings of others should be utilized fruitfully to the matter of divine anthropomorphism, akin to Wittgenstein's language video games.
By Craig C Broyles
This quantity combines present techniques that deal with the formation and early interpretation of the ultimate kind of the publication of Isaiah with the extra traditional historical-critical tools that deal with using traditions through Isaiah's authors and editors. reviews examine: Isaiah's use of early sacred culture; the enhancing and contextualization of oracles in the Isaianic culture itself; and the translation of the ebook of Isaiah in later traditions.
By Martin Rösel
Daß eine Übersetzung erst dann sachgerecht angefertigt werden kann, wenn die zur Verfügung stehenden exegetischen Mittel angewandt wurden, gehört im alt- wie im neutestamentlichen Proseminar zum festen Kanon der Ratschläge an die Studierenden, bevor sie ihre ersten eigenen Exegesen zu erarbeiten haben. In welcher Weise aber auch vorliegende Übersetzungen Spuren von Auslegung der anderssprachigen Vorlagen haben, wird in der exegetischen Wissenschaft erst zögernd deutlich. Die hiermit vorgelegte Arbeit zitiert daher programmatisch im Titel "Übersetzung als Vollendung der Auslegung" eine those H.G.Gadamers.
By Donald A. Hagner
Even if the ebook of Hebrews "is now not precisely what such a lot folks could regard as a effortless book," notes Donald Hagner, "Hebrews has consistently been renowned between Christians." Encountering the booklet of Hebrews was once written to aid scholars extra absolutely savour the complexities of this favourite portion of Scripture. Hagner starts off by means of exploring introductory concerns (e.g., historic backgrounds, writer, viewers, date, function, constitution, style) and overarching topics (e.g., heavenly archetypes and earthly copies, using the outdated testomony, the angle towards Judaism). the guts of the booklet then bargains a chapter-by-chapter exposition of Hebrews. in contrast to commentaries, it doesn't you need to be exhaustive--examining all info and answering all questions--but as an alternative publications scholars to the problems which are most crucial for his or her research of this tough booklet. Hagner concludes with a last examine the contribution of Hebrews to the recent testomony, New testomony theology, the church, and the person Christian. As with different volumes within the Encountering bible study sequence, Encountering the ebook of Hebrews is designed for school room use and features a variety of valuable positive aspects, together with further-reading sections, keywords, bankruptcy targets, and descriptions besides various sidebars and illustrations. Read more...
summary: even though the e-book of Hebrews "is no longer precisely what such a lot folks might regard as a straight forward book," notes Donald Hagner, "Hebrews has continually been well known between Christians." Encountering the booklet of Hebrews used to be written to assist scholars extra absolutely have fun with the complexities of this favourite portion of Scripture. Hagner starts off through exploring introductory concerns (e.g., historic backgrounds, writer, viewers, date, goal, constitution, style) and overarching topics (e.g., heavenly archetypes and earthly copies, using the outdated testomony, the perspective towards Judaism). the guts of the e-book then bargains a chapter-by-chapter exposition of Hebrews. not like commentaries, it doesn't you need to be exhaustive--examining all info and answering all questions--but in its place publications scholars to the problems which are most crucial for his or her learn of this hard ebook. Hagner concludes with a last examine the contribution of Hebrews to the recent testomony, New testomony theology, the church, and the person Christian. As with different volumes within the Encountering bible study sequence, Encountering the booklet of Hebrews is designed for school room use and incorporates a variety of important gains, together with further-reading sections, keyword phrases, bankruptcy targets, and descriptions in addition to a number of sidebars and illustrations
By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
This moment version of An advent to the previous testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in previous testomony scholarship. numerous unique set it except different introductions to the previous testomony: • it really is completely evangelical in its standpoint • It emphasizes “special introduction”―the research of person books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique • It good points issues of analysis historical past and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of previous scholarship • It offers with the which means of every e-book, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context • It probes the which means of every e-book within the environment of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with an eye fixed on knowing the character of outdated testomony historiography. This upper-level advent to the previous testomony deals scholars a pretty good knowing of 3 key matters: historic historical past, literary research, and theological message.
By Robert L. Foster
Part One discusses a variety of theoretical concerns. numerous articles speak about lament in the psalms, together with the functionality of appeals to pathos, lament's reimbursement for monotheistic piety, and the necessity for extra recognition to the laments' poetry and rhetoric to appreciate their that means. different essays deal with the psalmists' self-presentation, the ideological identification of the depraved in the psalms, faunal imagery in regards to tenor and car, the topoi concerning God in name to compliment psalms, the functionality of gaps in prayers for aid, and the rhetoric of kingship psalms as makes an attempt to cajole readers of the legitimacy and efficacy of kingship.
Part includes rhetorical analyses of a number of psalms or psalm pairs, every one with precise emphases. those contain a dialogue of Psalm eight from a physically viewpoint, the character and implication of nature language inside of Psalm 23, the constitution of Psalm 102 inside ebook IV of the Psalter in addition to its theology and lament, the forensic case of Psalms one zero five and 106 emphasizing the position of narrative in forensic rhetoric and evaluating the implications with classical rhetoric, and an research of the rhetorical objective of Psalm 147, subjected to advancements inside of cognitive science.
By Scott M. Langston
This bible remark appears at how Exodus has encouraged and has been stimulated via background, faith, politics, the humanities and different kinds of tradition over the a long time.
- A bible observation tracing the reception heritage of Exodus from previous testomony occasions, during the Patristic and Reformation classes, to the current day.
- Considers the ways that Exodus has motivated and has been prompted by way of heritage, faith, politics, the humanities and different kinds of tradition in Jewish, Christian and secular settings.
- Looks at how Exodus has served as a device of liberation and tyranny in numerous settings.
- Shows how Exodus has been used to form the identities of people and teams.
- Discusses the works of present and prior poets, musicians, film-makers, authors and artists inspired by means of Exodus.
- Addresses makes use of of Exodus regarding American and eu heritage similar to the fantastic Revolution, colonialism, the yank Revolution, Civil warfare, Civil Rights circulate, African-Americans, and local americans, in addition to makes use of via popular and little-known historic figures
- Considers the effect of the 10 Commandments and different legislation, in criminal, political and non secular contexts.
- The Blackwell Bible remark sequence is supported by means of an internet site at www.bbibcomm.net
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 Exodus 1–2 (pages 13–41):
Chapter three Exodus 3–4 (pages 42–77):
Chapter four Exodus 5–10 (pages 78–104):
Chapter five Exodus 11:1–13:16 (pages 105–125):
Chapter 6 Exodus 13:17–15:21 (pages 126–169):
Chapter 7 Exodus 15:22–18:27 (pages 170–184):
Chapter eight Exodus 19–31 (pages 185–230):
Chapter nine Exodus 32?40 (pages 231–253):
By Thomas L. Thompson
A global group of historians, archaeologists and biblical students talk about new views at the archaeology, background and biblical traditions of historic Jerusalem and think about their moral, literary, old and theological relationships. Essays diversity from a dialogue of the Hellenization of Jerusalem throughout Herod to an exam of its identification and fable on the net, whereas Thomas L. Thompson's educated creation queries even if a real historical past of historic Jerusalem and Palestine can in reality ever be written. members contain: Thomas L. Thompson, Michael past, Niels Peter Lemche, Margreet Steiner, Sara Mandell, John unusual, Firas Sawwah, Lester Grabbe, Philip Davies, Thomas M. Bolin, Ingrid Hjelm, David Gunn and Keith Whitelam.