The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

Author: William P. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199790507

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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The Psalms-the longest and most complex book in the Bible-is a varied collection of religious poetry, the product of centuries of composition and revision. It is the most transcribed and translated book of the Hebrew Bible. Intended for both scholar and student, The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms features a diverse array of essays that treat the Psalms from a variety of perspectives. Beginning with an overview of the Psalms that touches on the history of scholarship and interpretation, the volume goes on to explore the Psalms as a form of literature and a source of creative inspiration, an artifact whose origins remain speculative, a generative presence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and a still-current text that continues to be read and appropriated in various ways. Classical scholarship and traditional approaches as well as contextual interpretations and practices are well represented. The Handbook's coverage is uniquely wide-ranging, covering everything from the ancient Near Eastern background of the Psalms to contemporary liturgical usage. This volume offers a dynamic introduction into an increasingly complex field and will be an indispensable resource for all students of the Psalms.

Qumranica Minora II

Thematic Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Florentino Garc-A Mart-Nez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156836

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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This collection of essays by Florentino Garcia Martinez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the "other" in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XVI: Psalms to Chronicles

Qumran Cave 4.XI

Author: Eugene Ulrich

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198269434

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 5035


This volume continues the publication of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran Cave 4. It contains forty-two manuscripts of the Writings, or Wisdom Books, from Psalms to Chronicles, antedating previous Hebrew manuscripts by a millennium. The scrolls are valuable witnesses to the pluriform nature of the ancient biblical text and have been used for recent revised translations of the Bible

Messiah and Christos

studies in the Jewish origins of Christianity : presented to David Flusser on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday

Author: Ithamar Gruenwald,Shaul Shaked,Guy G. Stroumsa,Gedaliahu A. G. Stroumsa

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161459962

Category: History

Page: 240

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Evocations of the Calf?

Romans 1:18–2:11 and the Substructure of Psalm 106(105)

Author: Alec J. Lucas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110384647

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This study proposes that both constitutively and rhetorically (through ironic, inferential, and indirect application), Ps 106(105) serves as the substructure for Paul’s argumentation in Rom 1:18–2:11. Constitutively, Rom 1:18–32 hinges on the triadic interplay between “they (ex)changed” and “God gave them over,” an interplay that creates a sin–retribution sequence with an a-ba-ba-b pattern. Both elements of this pattern derive from Ps 106(105):20, 41a respectively. Rhetorically, Paul ironically applies the psalmic language of idolatrous “(ex)change” and God’s subsequent “giving-over” to Gentiles. Aiding this ironic application is that Paul has cast his argument in the mold of Hellenistic Jewish polemic against Gentile idolatry and immorality, similar to Wis 13–15. In Rom 2:1–4, however, Paul inferentially incorporates a hypocritical Jewish interlocutor into the preceding sequence through the charge of doing the “same,” a charge that recalls Israel’s sins recounted in Ps 106(105). This incorporation then gives way to an indirect application of Ps 106(105):23, by means of an allusion to Deut 9–10 in Rom 2:5–11. Secondarily, this study suggests that Paul’s argumentation exploits an intra-Jewish debate in which evocations of the golden calf figured prominently.

Time to Prepare the Way in the Wilderness

Papers on the Qumran Scrolls

Author: Devorah Dimant,Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004102255

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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This collection of articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls by fellows at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University (1989-1990) represents the ongoing work of editing and interpreting one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the century. This volume includes articles on the contents and significance of the scrolls, the biblical scrolls, the legal ruling of the sectarians and their prayer texts.