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Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation

Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: Arthur Walker-Jones
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589830865
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 276
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Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation introduces elementary Hebrew with a focus on the skills needed for informed biblical exegesis. This innovative textbook, which combines the features of a traditional grammar with the insights of language education from applied linguistics, offers clear and concise discussions of grammatical concepts as well as guided exercises in reading and interpreting the Hebrew Bible. All words occurring more than 100 times in the Hebrew Bible are taught in descending order of frequency, and attention to grammatical clues reduces the need for rote memorization of paradigms. The integration of grammar and exegesis motivates students and makes this textbook well suited to seminary and undergraduate courses in which scholarly biblical exegesis is the primary goal of language acquisition.

Method Matters

Method Matters

Essays on the Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David L. Petersen

  • Author: David L. Petersen,Joel M. LeMon,Kent Harold Richards
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589834445
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 624
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As the field of biblical studies expands to accommodate new modes of inquiry, scholars are increasingly aware of the need for methodological clarity. David L. Petersens teaching, research, and service to the guild are marked by a commitment to such clarity. Thus, in honor of Petersens work, a cohort of distinguished colleagues presents this volume as an authoritative and up-to-date handbook of methods in Hebrew Bible scholarship. Readers will find focused discussions of traditional and newly emerging methods, including historical criticism, ideological criticism, and literary criticism, as well as numerous case studies that indicate how these approaches work and what insights they yield. Additionally, several essays provide a broad overview of the field by reflecting on the larger intellectual currents that have generated and guided contemporary biblical scholarship.The contributors are Yairah Amit, Pablo R. Andiach, Alan J. Avery-Peck, John Barton, Bruce C. Birch, Susan Brayford, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Mark K. George, William K. Gilders, John H. Hayes, Christopher B. Hays, Ralph W. Klein, Douglas A. Knight, Beatrice Lawrence, Joel M. LeMon, Christoph Levin, James Luther Mays, Dean McBride, Carol A. Newsom, Kirsten Nielsen, Martti Nissinen, Gail R. ODay, Thomas Rmer, C. L. Seow, Naomi Steinberg, Brent A. Strawn, Marvin A. Sweeney, Gene M. Tucker, and Robert R. Wilson.

History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 3

History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 3

Renaissance, Reformation, Humanism

  • Author: Henning Graf Reventlow
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589834593
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 286
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Volume 3 of History of Biblical Interpretation deals with an era—Renaissance, Reformation, and humanism—characterized by major changes, such as the rediscovery of the writings of antiquity and the newly invented art of printing. These developments created the context for one of the most important periods in the history of biblical interpretation, one that combined both philological insights made possible by the now-accessible ancient texts with new theological impulses and movements. As representative of this period, this volume examines the lives and teaching of Johann Reuchlin, Erasmus, Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, John Calvin, Thomas Müntzer, Hugo Grotius, and a host of other influential exegetes.

The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion

The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion

  • Author: Jaco Gericke
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589837088
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 512
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This study pioneers the use of philosophy of religion in the study of the Hebrew Bible. After identifying the need for a legitimate philosophical approach to Israelite religion, the volume traces the history of interdisciplinary relations and shows how descriptive varieties of philosophy of religion can aid the clarification of the Hebrew Bible’s own metaphysical, epistemological, and moral assumptions. Two new interpretative methodologies are developed and subsequently applied through an introduction to what the biblical texts took for granted about the nature of religious language, the concept of deity, the properties of Yhwh, the existence of gods, religious epistemology, and the relation between religion and morality.

Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew

Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew

  • Author: Todd J. Murphy
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830814589
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 183
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Todd J. Murphy defines more than 2,000 terms of grammar, syntax, linguistics, textual criticism and Old Testament criticism that relate to--and often obscure--the study and discussion of biblical Hebrew.

Building your Biblical Hebrew vocabulary

Building your Biblical Hebrew vocabulary

learning words by frequency and cognate

  • Author: George M. Landes
  • Publisher: Scholars Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 218
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First published over thirty years ago under the title A Student's Vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew, this classic work has been completely revised, updated, and expanded by the author to assist a new generation of students in developing a basic Biblical Hebrew vocabulary. Designed with beginning Hebrew readers in mind, this valuable teaching tool shows which words occur most frequently in the Hebrew Bible and, where possible, arranges those words into meaningful groups according to their roots and cognates. Vocabularies have been kept to a manageable size, extensive cross-references document when words appear frequently with different meanings, and an index allows rapid location of every word encountered. Careful study of this volume will be richly rewarded as students quickly learn the most commonly occurring words in the Hebrew Bible, naturally expand their working vocabulary of related words, and consistently observe how Hebrew characteristically builds upon verbal roots. As a result, students who master this volume will remember words more easily, consult a lexicon less frequently but more intelligently, and translate the Hebrew Bible at sight more readily and enjoyably. - Publisher.

Evidence of Editing

Evidence of Editing

Growth and Change of Texts in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Reinhard Müller,Juha Pakkala,Romeny Bas ter Haar
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589837487
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 266
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A new perspective on editorial activity in the Hebrew Bible for research and teaching Evidence of Editing lays out the case for substantial and frequent editorial activity within the Hebrew Bible. The authors show how editors omitted, expanded, rewrote, and compiled both smaller and larger phrases and passages to address religious and political change. The book refines the exegetical method of literary and redaction criticism, and its results have important consequences for the future use of the Hebrew Bible in historical and theological studies. Features: Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic examples of editorial activity Clear explanations of the distinctions between textual, literary, and redaction criticism Fifteen chapters attesting to continual editorial activity in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings

Style and Structure in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Style and Structure in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

  • Author: Jerome T. Walsh
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 9780814658970
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 205
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Style matters! The pages of the Hebrew Bible are filled with stories -- short or long, amusing or sad, histories, fables, and morality tales. The ancient narrators use a variety of stylistic devices to structure, to connect, and to separate their tales -- and thus to establish contexts within which meaning comes to light. What are these devices, and how do they guide our reading and our understanding of the text? This book explores some of the answers and shows that it's a matter of style. Fr. Jerome T. Walsh, Ph. D., is also author of 1 Kings in the literary commentary series Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (The Liturgical Press, 1996) of which he is also an associate editor. He has contributed to such reference works as The New Jerome Biblical Commentary and The Anchor Bible Dictionary and frequently publishes articles and reviews in professional journals of biblical studies. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, with which he has collaborated on the second edition of the New American Bible translation of the Old Testament. He is head of the department of theology and religious studies at the University of Botswana.

Old Testament Theology

Old Testament Theology

Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture

  • Author: R. W. L. Moberly
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441243097
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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A top Old Testament theologian known for his accessible and provocative writing probes what is necessary to understand and appropriate the Hebrew Bible as a fundamental resource for Christian theology and life today. This volume offers a creative example of theological interpretation, modeling a way of doing Old Testament theology that takes seriously both the nature of the biblical text as ancient text and also the questions and difficulties that arise as believers read this text in a contemporary context. Walter Moberly offers an in-depth study of key Old Testament passages, highlighting enduring existential issues in the Hebrew Bible and discussing Jewish readings alongside Christian readings. The volume is representative of the content of Israel's Scripture rather than comprehensive, yet it discusses most of the major topics of Old Testament theology. Moberly demonstrates a Christian approach to reading and appropriating the Old Testament that holds together the priorities of both scholarship and faith.

An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation

An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: Nyasha Junior
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 0664259871
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation provides a much-needed introduction to womanist approaches to biblical interpretation. It argues that womanist biblical interpretation is not simply a byproduct of feminist biblical interpretation but part of a distinctive tradition of African American women's engagement with biblical texts. While womanist biblical interpretation is relatively new in the development of academic biblical studies, African American women are not newcomers to biblical interpretation. Written in an accessible style, this volume highlights the importance of both the Bible and race in the development of feminism and the emergence of womanism. It provides a history of feminist biblical interpretation and discusses the current state of womanist biblical interpretation as well as critical issues related to its development and future. Although some African American women identify themselves as "womanists," the term, its usage, its features, and its connection to feminism remain widely misunderstood. This excellent textbook is perfect for helping to introduce readers to the development and applications of womanist biblical interpretation.

The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism

The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism

Jews and Christians in Biblical Studies

  • Author: Jon Douglas Levenson
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664254070
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Writing from a Jewish perspective, Jon Levenson reviews many often neglected theoretical questions. He focuses on the relationship between two interpretive communities--the community of scholars who are committed to the historical-critical method of biblical interpretation and the community responsible for the canonization and preservation of the Bible.

Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible

Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Carolyn J. Sharp
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 025300344X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 376
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Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. She argues that reading with irony in mind creates a charged and open rhetorical space in the texts that allows character, narration, and authorial voice to develop in unexpected ways. Main themes explored here include the ironizing of foreign rulers, the prostitute as icon of the ironic gaze, indeterminacy and dramatic irony in prophetic performance, and irony in ancient Israel's wisdom traditions. Sharp devotes special attention to how irony destabilizes dominant ways in which the Bible is read today, especially when it touches on questions of conflict, gender, and the Other.

Reading Between Texts

Reading Between Texts

Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Danna Nolan Fewell
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664253936
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 285
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Intertextuality (the reading of one text in terms of another) is a diverse practice. It is a central and prevalent subject in poststructuralist literary theory. Reading between Texts is the first book to address intertextuality as it relates specifically to interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. The contributors bring together lucid theoretical discussion and sophisticated interpretations from a variety of backgrounds, offering biblical scholars and students a helpful and thorough introduction to the issues and possibilities of intertextuality. The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

Understanding the Hebrew Bible

Understanding the Hebrew Bible

A Reader's Guide

  • Author: Elliott Rabin
  • Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780881258561
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 250
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Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Guide for the Perplexed is written clearly and jargon-free and provides an orientation to the vast compendium of biblical materials by explaining the different kinds of writing found in the Bible, including storytelling, law, history, prophecy, wisdom and poetry. Each section is informed by current biblical scholarship, but presented in a manner accessible to a general audience. Unlike other introductions that focus entirely on biblical history and its historical context, this book surveys the full range of biblical writing. A preface establishes a conceptual model for understanding the Bible, and explorers the differences between the traditional Jewish and Christian readings of this Scripture. Readers will discover in this book a concise, useful companion to the Book of Books.

Reading the Women of the Bible

Reading the Women of the Bible

A New Interpretation of Their Stories

  • Author: Tikva Frymer-Kensky
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 9780307490001
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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Reading the Women of the Bible takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life.

Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

An Essential Guide to Methods, Terms, and Concepts

  • Author: W. Randolph Tate
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441240365
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 544
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This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. It offers students and non-specialists an accessible resource for understanding the complex vocabulary that accompanies serious biblical studies. Articles, arranged alphabetically, explain terminology associated with reading the Bible as literature, clarify the various methods Bible scholars use to study biblical texts, and illuminate how different interpretive approaches can contribute to our understanding. Article references and topical bibliographies point readers to resources for further study. This handbook, now updated and revised to be even more useful for students, was previously published as Interpreting the Bible: A Handbook of Terms and Methods. It is a suitable complement to any standard hermeneutics textbook.

Beyond Babel

Beyond Babel

A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages

  • Author: Steven L. McKenzie,John L. Kaltner
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004126992
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 241
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This book presents introductions and overviews of the following languages that are significant for the study of the Hebrew Bible: Biblical and inscriptional Hebrew; Akkadian; Northwest Semitic dialects (Ammonite, Edomite, and Moabite); Arabic; Aramaic; Egyptian; Hittite; Phoenician; Post-biblical Hebrew; and Ugaritic. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible

Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible

A Guide to the Background Literature

  • Author: Kenton L. Sparks
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
  • ISBN: 1565634071
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 514
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The Hebrew Bible represents no mere collection of books but a stunning array of literary genres. To fully illuminate the history and culture of the Old Testament, it is necessary to compare these ancient writings to similar texts written concurrently by Israel's neighbors. Beginning with an overview of the important literary archives of the ancient Near East, Sparks provides exhaustive references to the ancient literary counterparts to the Hebrew Bible's major genres. Surveying the ancient writings found throughout Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Palestine, Sparks provides a brief summary of each text discussed, translating brief portions and linking them to literarily similar biblical passages. Exploring over 30 genres--wisdom, hymns, love poetry, rituals, prophecy, apocalyptic, novella, epic legend, myth, genealogy, history, law, treaty, epigraphic materials, and others--it offers an exemplary guide to the fertile literary environment from which the canonical writings sprung. Rich with bibliographic material, this invaluable catalog enables the reader to locate not only the published texts in their original ancient languages but to find suitable English translations and commentary bearing on these ancient texts. A number of helpful indexes round out this outstanding resource. Providing students with a thorough introduction to the literature of the ancient Near East--and time-pressed scholars with an admirably up-to-date research tool--it will become a syllabus standard for a myriad of courses.

International Review Of Biblical Studies 2003-2004

International Review Of Biblical Studies 2003-2004

Internationale Zeitschriftenschau Fur Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete Revue Internationale Des Etudes Bibliques

  • Author: Bernhard Lang
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004138676
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 592
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Formerly known by its subtitle "Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete," the "International Review of Biblical Studies" has served the scholarly community ever since its inception in the early 1950's. Each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings. The abstracts - which may be in English, German, or French - are arranged thematically under headings such as e.g. "Genesis," "Matthew," "Greek language," "text and textual criticism," "exegetical methods and approaches," "biblical theology," "social and religious institutions," "biblical personalities," "history of Israel and early Judaism," and so on. The articles and books that are abstracted and reviewed are collected annually by an international team of collaborators from over 300 of the most important periodicals and book series in the fields covered.

Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew

Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew

A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Miles V. Van Pelt,Gary Davis Pratico
  • Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780310251576
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 237
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This graded reader introduces the second-year Hebrew student to various types of biblical Hebrew literature and contains various notations to assist him or her in the further advancement of Hebrew translation and exegesis.