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  • The Authors of the Deuteronomistic Historyby Brian Neil Peterson

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Peterson engages the identities and provenances of the authors of the various ?editions? of the Deteronomistic History. Peterson asks where we might locate a figure with both motive and opportunity to draw up a proto-narrative including elements of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the first part of 1 Kings. Peterson identifies a particular candidate in... more...

  • Anthropologische Aufbrücheby Andreas Wagner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 71.72

    Der Mensch ist ein Gegenstand des Nachdenkens gewesen, solange es das Nachdenken gibt, in Religion und Theologie, in der Philosophie, in der Politik, der Gesellschaft und im Alltag. Aber kaum eine Zeit war in der Lage, Grenzen des Menschseins, vermeintliche körperliche und psychische Unveränderlichkeiten und Bedingtheiten so zu verändern, wie wir das... more...

  • Die Entgrenzung JHWHsby Sven Petry

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 93.48

    Hauptbeschreibung Sven Petry schaltet sich in die Monotheismusdebatte ein, die in der alttestamentlichen Forschung seit knapp drei Jahrzehnten wieder lebhaft geführt wird. Aufbauend auf dem im Rahmen dieser Debatte erreichten Erkenntnisstand weist er die Entwicklung der JHWH-Verehrung von der faktischen oder praktischen Monolatrie der vorexilischen... more...

  • Isaiah's Political Messageby Olof Bäckersten

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 65.66

    Hauptbeschreibung Scholars have traditionally identified two fundamental, and somewhat separate, discourses in Isaiah 1-39. In what might be labelled the social-critical discourse, we supposedly encounter a prophet who condemns the Jerusalemite elite for their complacent attitudes and decadent life-style in general, and for their more or less systematic... more...

  • Divine Substitutionby Stephen L. Ph.D. Herring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 41.93

    Divine Substitution is an investigation of ancient conceptualizations of divine presence. Specifically, this thesis investigates the possibility that the ancient Mesopotamian conceptualization of cultic and royal statues, thought to actually manifest the presence of gods and kings, can likewise be found in ancient Israel. Despite the overly pessimistic... more...

  • God?s Word Omittedby Juha Pakkala

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 60.69

    The book investigates omissions in the textual transmission of the Hebrew scriptures. Literary criticism (Literarkritik) commonly assumes that later editors only expanded the older text; omissions would not have taken place. This axiom is implied in analyses and introductions to the methodology. The book investigates the validity of the axiom. After... more...

  • The Yahwist's Landscapeby Theodore Hiebert

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 109.99

    This comprehensive examination of the ideology of the biblical author J. (the Yahwist), writer of the oldest narrative sections of Genesis, Exodus and Numbers, explains how the ancient viewpoint is relevant to modern attempts to frame a theology of ecology. more...

  • War in the Hebrew Bibleby Susan Niditch

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    Dealing with a wide spectrum of war ideologies in the Hebrew Bible, this study seeks to discover why and how these views might have made sense to biblical writers. It challenges the stereotype of the "violent" Old Testament. more...

  • Peshat and Derashby David Weiss Halivni

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    This text offers an explanation in this text for the willingness of the early sages to attribute to scripture meanings not suggested in the text itself. The author posits a sharp discontinuity between what the sages considered a valid meaning and our own modern understanding of textual meaning. more...

  • Writing on the Tablet of the Heartby David M. Carr

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    Explores a model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on the studies of the oral/written interface in medieval and Greco-Roman contexts, this book argues that in ancient Israel, Biblical texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were intertwined. more...