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The Social World of the Sages: An Introduction to Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature

The Social World of the Sages: An Introduction to Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature

by Mark R. Sneed (Author)

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Monday, June 1, 2015

The notion of a distinct ?wisdom tradition? in ancient Israel has a long history?but does it have a basis in the evidence? Mark R. Sneed argues for a redefinition of the wisdom literature as a loosely cohering collection of books aimed at educating scribal apprentices in moral instruction and the art of living.

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Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament: History, Hermeneutics, and Ideology

Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament: History, Hermeneutics, and Ideology

by Will Stalder (Author)

Monday, June 1, 2015

This item is part of Emerging Scholars series

Stalder asks how Palestinian Christians have read the Old Testament in the period before and under the British Mandate and in light of the foundation of the modern State of Israel. He outlines a future hermeneutic that respects religious communities without writing off the Old Testament prematurely.

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Threshing Floors In Ancient Israel:Their Ritual and Symbolic Significance

Threshing Floors In Ancient Israel:Their Ritual and Symbolic Significance

by Jaime L. Waters (Author)

Monday, June 1, 2015

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Jaime L. Waters here examines the various personnel active in the construction and operation of threshing floors to draw a more complete picture of ancient Israelite social life.

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Power and Politics in the Book of Judges: Men and Women of Valor

Power and Politics in the Book of Judges: Men and Women of Valor

by John C. Yoder (Author)

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Here John C. Yoder studies political culture and behavior in premonarchic Israel, focusing on the protagonists in the book of Judges. In a fascinating turn, he explores the variety of strategies these men and women of valor used to gain and consolidate their power.

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The Origin of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1–4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition

The Origin of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1–4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition

by Archie T. Wright (Author)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How do we account for the explosion of demonic activity in the New Testament? Archie T. Wright?s work traces the development of the concept of evil spirits from the Hebrew Bible through postbiblical Jewish literature.

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Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics

Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics

by Alison L. Joseph (Author)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

By examining the narrative techniques used in the Deuteronomistic History to portray Israel?s kings, Joseph offers a deepened understanding of the worldview and theology of this important biblical work.

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Consider Leviathan: Narratives of Nature and the Self in Job

Consider Leviathan: Narratives of Nature and the Self in Job

by Brian R. Doak (Author)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Brian R. Doak observes that the book of Job, more than any other book in the Bible, uses metaphors drawn from the natural world, especially of plants and animals, as raw material for thinking about human suffering. Doak argues that Job should be viewed as an anthropological "ground zero" for the traumatic definition of the post-exilic human self in ancient Israel.

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Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha

Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha

by Gale A. Yee (Editor); Hugh R. Page Jr. (Editor); Matthew J. M. Coomber (Editor)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for preaching, teaching, and research.

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The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History: Locating a Tradition in Ancient Israel

The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History: Locating a Tradition in Ancient Israel

Monday, September 1, 2014

In this book Peterson engages one of the most enduring controversies in current critical scholarship on the Hebrew Bible, the identities and provenances of the authors of the various "editions" of the Deuteronomistic History.

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Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The author argues that attention to narrative obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible offers an entry point into the world of the narrator and thus promises to redefine aspects of narrative criticism.

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