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  • Beylage zu Dangeuil. Biblische Betrachtungen. Brocken. Gedanken über meinen Lebenslauf. Briefeby

    De Gruyter 1821; US$ 224.00

    Beylage zu Dangeuil. Biblische Betrachtungen. Brocken. Gedanken über meinen Lebenslauf. Briefe more...

  • Biblical ambiguitiesby D.H. Aaron

    BRILL 2001; US$ 60.00

    This volume poses as its central question: when we read a passage in the Hebrew Bible, how do we know whether the passage was meant literally or metaphorically? This study argues that our assumptions as to how language works influences the way we interpret biblical texts. more...

  • Imperialism and Biblical Prophecyby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy is a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old Testament occurred in response to simultaneous waves... more...

  • The Biblical View of Manby Leo Adler; Daniel R. Schwartz; Shimon Gesundheit

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Biblical View of Man argues cogently that the Bible is more about human beings than about God and insists that, in the biblical view, what human beings need is not so much wisdom or grace but rather their own free will to fulfill the obligations that a loving God has bestowed upon them in order to allow them to prove and improve themselves.... more...

  • The Despoliation of Egyptby Joel Stevens Allen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 155.00

    Examines how Jews defended themselves against anti-Jewish slander concerning the biblical despoliation of Egypt. The embarrassment of the episode was later 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the Greco-Roman cultural heritage. more...

  • The Art of Biblical Narrativeby Robert Alter

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 17.99

    Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors used... more...

  • The Jews and the Bibleby Jean-Christophe Attias

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar Jean-Christophe Attias raises the uncomfortable question of whether it is still relevant for them. Jews and the Bible... more...

  • The Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essaysby Edward Ball; Margaret Barker Kohl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This final book published in the series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the field. The essays are marked by penetrating exegetical and critical insight as well... more...

  • History and the Hebrew Bibleby Hans M. Barstad

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 71.84

    Hauptbeschreibung In this collection of essays, Hans M. Barstad deals thoroughly with the recent history debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the study of ancient Israelite history and historiography. He takes an independent stand in the heated maximalist/minimalist debate on the historicity of the Hebrew Bible. Vital to his understanding is... more...

  • The Old Testamentby John Barton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    This collection of John Barton's work engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John Barton's distinctive writing reflects a commitment... more...