This book offers an exploratory approach that enables students to engage with the text for themselves, and not simply to be passive learners.
Author: Ernest Lucas
The Psalms and Wisdom Literature is one of six textbooks covering the Old and New Testaments, all written by authors who have extensive experience of teaching students in their first two years of university-level study. This book offers an exploratory approach that enables students to engage with the text for themselves, and not simply to be passive learners. It provides activities and challenges at introductory and intermediate levels, the key background information needed to work at the required level, and ideas for further theological thought and reading. Students will discover: the kind of literature they are dealing with; the major questions in the scholarly study of these books; the structure and purpose of the books; the major themes and theology of each book; issues for today arising from each area of study. 'A study of the prophets that will serve admirably as a textbook for a class or a resource for individual study. I recommend this book highly to all who want to learn more about this important part of Hebrew Scriptures'. Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College 'I have found the range of topics treated by Lucas enormously impressive. From all the usual introductory topics through to detailed guidelines for interpretation, students will find here admirable summaries of the main scholarly views together with sensible comments to help evaluate them. I know of no other textbook on the Psalms and Writings that will service its intended readership so helpfully'. Professor H.G.M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford Comments on Exploring the Old Testament: The Prophets: 'It fulfils superbly its aim of making the prophets accessible to the student reader' Professor Robert P. Gordon, University of Cambridge.
Interpreting Ecclesiastes: Readers Old and New (Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible 3, Eisenbrauns, 2013), and co-editor with Will Kynes of Reading Ecclesiastes ... His publications include Exploring the Old Testament, Vol. 3: The ...
Author: David G Firth
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
This volume surveys recent developments in the study of Old Testament wisdom; discusses issues that have arisen in Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes; examines the Song of Songs, Ruth and some Psalms as wisdom texts; and explores wisdom and biblical theology, the concept of retribution, and the issue of divine absence.
___ Daniel, AOTC 20 (Leicester: Apollos; Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002). ___Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature (London: SPCK, 2003). Lundbom, Jack R., Jeremiah, 3 vols., AB 21A–21C (New York: ...
Author: Robin Routledge
The Old Testament is part of the canon of Christian Scripture and, as such, has continuing significance for the church. However, the writings are set within a different historical era, a different culture and a different religious context. To understand the Old Testament in a meaningful way, it must be read against its historical, cultural and theological background. Here, Robin Routledge enables readers to engage with the text. He discusses: ? date, authorship, the writers’ intention and purpose, and significant textual issues ? key scholarly approaches to the text, including historical-critical and literary approaches To help us comprehend and interpret the Old Testament, and so apply it to current belief and praxis, Routledge includes an overview of exegetical and hermeneutical approaches. He also offers some guidance through the maze of new treatments and terminology. The volume provides specific introductions to the sections and books of the Old Testament, following the canonical order of the Hebrew text. In addition, Routledge notes key distinctive issues and points to sources for further study. The author’s hope is that this volume will not only aid students but will also benefit others who want to take the Old Testament seriously, and to apply its message to the life and ministry of the church today. ‘Scholarly and lucid, Old Testament Introduction is designed especially for those who want to understand how to read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, while doing justice to its nuances and enormous diversity. I commend it warmly.’ Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire
Limburg, J., 'Psalms, Book of', in ABD, vol. 5, pp. 522–36. *Longman, T. (1988), How to Read the Psalms, Downers Grove IL: InterVarsity Press USA. *Lucas, E. (2003), Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature, ...
Author: Stephen B. Dawes
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Many students are unfamiliar with the Old Testament and struggle to access it, with the exception of the Psalms, which are more familiar through their use in Christian worship and yet offer insights into the world of the Old Testament. This book introduces the readers to the Psalms and the mainstream scholarship on the Psalms.
Exploring the Old Testament. Vol. 3, The Psalms and Wisdom Literature. London: SPCK, 2003. Lucy, John A. “The Scope of Linguistic Relativity: An Analysis and Review of Empirical Research.” In Rethinking Linguistic Relativity, ...
Author: Philip D. King
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How did the ancient Hebrew writers understand their emotional experiences of being in distress? Were their feelings similar to those of an English speaker who feels down, or were there other embodied experiences they used to make sense of physical, social, and emotional distress? This research establishes a cognitive linguistic methodology for addressing these questions, and investigates the use of embodied experiences of VERTICALITY, CONSTRAINT, FORCE, DARKNESS, and BAD TASTE in the conventional language of classical Hebrew lament to understand and reason about situations of distress.
The History (Vol. 2) Gordon McConville ... There are also many links between the Histories and other parts of the Old Testament. ... Such questions are explored at various points in Chapters 3–11 (e.g. the '... in the canon' ...
Author: Gordon McConville
Designed to help students actively engage with the Old Testament, this title contains questions to encourage further thought.
Lucas, E. C. Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature. London: SPCK, 2003. . 'A Biblical Basis for the Scientific Enterprise'. Pp. 46-68 in Can We Be Sure about Anything? Edited by D. Alexander.
The Greek New Testament, 4 vols. Chicago: Moody Press, 1958. Allen, Leslie C. “1 and 2 Chronicles” in The New Interpreter's Bible, vol. 3. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999. ———. Ezekiel 20–48. Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 29.
Author: Ed Hindson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Here is an indispensable, all-in-one resource on the prophecies of the Bible! It's all here—clear and concise explanations for the key Bible prophecies from Genesis to Revelation. Written by Bible scholars but created for everyday readers and Bible students, this volume makes it possible for users to expand their knowledge of prophecy in ways unmatched by other books. Among the notable features are... more than 500 easy-to-read pages of explanatory comments about the prophecies in God's Word useful charts, diagrams, and time lines simple format for easy referencing helpful word definitions special attention to Bible passages that are particularly difficult or important Assembled by bestselling prophecy teachers Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson, along with a team of highly qualified contributors, this is a must-have for every Christian library. Rerelease of The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary.
19. E. Lucas, Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature (London: SPCK, 2003) 19f. 20. M. Abegg Jr., P. Flint, and E. Ulrich, The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (New York: HarperCollins ...
Author: Carlos R. Bovell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Conservative Protestant views of Scripture have not moved much beyond the fundamentalist-modernist controversies of the early twentieth century. Today, discussions must evolve and become transparently conversant with recent scholarly developments. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture provides contemporary reflections on the most pressing challenges facing inerrancy today. Whatever your current position, this volume will deepen your understanding of the authority of Scripture. TABLE OF CONTENTS and CONTRIBUTORS: Foreword by William Abraham / ix Editor's Preface by Carlos R. Bovell / xvii Historical Perspectives 1 No Creed but the Bible, No Authority Without the Church: American Evangelicals and the Errors of Inerrancy --D. G. Hart / 3 2 The Subordination of Scripture to Human Reason at Old Princeton--Paul Seely / 28 3 The Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy, the Inerrancy of Scripture, and the Development of American Dispensationalism --Todd Mangum / 46 4 The Cost of Prestige: E. J. Carnell's Quest for Intellectual Orthodoxy--Seth Dowland / 71 5 "Inerrancy, a Paradigm in Crisis"--Carlos R. Bovell / 91 Biblical Perspectives 6 Inerrancy and Evangelical Old Testament Scholarship: Challenges and the Way Forward--J. Daniel Hays / 109 7 Theological Diversity in the Old Testament as Burden or Divine Gift? Problems and Perspectives in the Current Debate--Richard Schultz / 133 8 "But Jesus Believed That David Wrote the Psalms . . ." --Stephen Dawes / 164 9 Some Thoughts on Theological Exegesis of the Old Testament: Toward a Viable Model of Biblical Coherence and Relevance--Peter Enns / 183 10 Inerrantist Scholarship on Daniel: A Valid Historical Enterprise? --Stephen Young / 204 11 The Implications of New Testament Pseudonymy for a Doctrine of Scripture--Stanley E. Porter / 236 Theoretical Perspectives 12 Issues in Forming a Doctrine of Inspiration--Craig Allert / 259 13 How Evangelicals Became Overcommitted to the Bible and Wha Can Be Done about It--J. P. Moreland / 289 14 Biblical Authority: A Social Scientist's Perspective --Brian Malley / 303 15 Authority Redux: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Theology--Christian Early / 323 16 Scripture and Prayer: Participating in God --Harriet A. Harris / 344 17 "A Certain Similarity to the Devil": Historical Criticism and Christian Faith--Gregory Dawes / 354 18 Critical Dislocation and Missional Relocation: Scripture's Evangelical Homecoming--Telford Work / 371 List of Contributors / 397
Some Scientific Issues Related to the Understanding of Genesis 1–3 (UCCF, 1987). ... Pages 59–74 in R. T. Beckwith and M. J. Selman (eds), Sacrifice in the Bible (Baker, 1995). ... Exploring the Old Testament Vol. 3: The Psalms and ...
Author: Stephen Finamore
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This collection of essays is offered in admiration of and in gratitude for the work of Ernest Charles Lucas. The title of the volume acknowledges Ernest's particular areas of interest and expertise. The word wisdom comes first for two reasons: firstly because the Bible's Wisdom literature is a particular love about which Ernest has published a number of books, and secondly because wisdom is a characteristic of the man. Several of the contributions to this volume pick up the theme of biblical wisdom, while others touch on the practical application of a wisdom shaped by the Scriptures to vital contemporary issues. The second word of the title, science, reflects both Ernest's first career as a research bio-chemist and his interest as a theologian in exploring the relationship between science and faith. This area of interest is reflected in a number of the contributions to this collection, including Ernest's passionate interest in and concern about climate change. The final words of the title are and the Scriptures. Ernest has, at one time or another, taught every part of the Bible and retained a keen interest in the discipline of Biblical Studies. Once again, this is reflected in some of the contributions. There are other aspects to Ernest Lucas and among them is a love of sport, especially cricket. And so the collection ends with a reflection on this wonderful pastime.