This volume deals with the encounter of Early Christianity with Hellenistic culture, particularly with the question of ancient rhetorical influence on the First Letter of Clement. It contains reprints of two classical studies by A. von Harnack and W. Jaeger, which were seminal for the understanding the letter against a Hellenistic background, furthermore it makes an important essay of the Dutch scholar W.C. van Unnik on the literary and rhetorical genre of First Clement (genos symbouleutikon) for the first time available in English. The editors also present two new studies: Breytenbach describes the Hellenistic background of Clement's use of metaphorical language and Welborn questions the traditional dating of First Clement on the basis of an analysis of the rhetorical situation.
Encounters with Hellenism
This monograph discusses "Nefesh" as a term in the ancient semitic cultures of burial, especially Judaism. It secondly deals with the pyramid as a distinct feature of burial sites in Ancient Israel and links its use to the hope for postmortal existence.
Kevin P. Sullivan
Did Biblical authors believe that human beings could become angels? This book examines the available evidence from the period (200BCE-100CE) to determine the precise nature of the relationship between humans and angels.
Edited by Cilliers Breytenbach
This volume contains important contributions to the question of relationship of Judeo-Christians and Gentile-Christians; to literary criticism of the pauline letters; to the historical place of the Letter to the Hebrews; to the origin of the synoptic tradition, and to the theology and history of ...
This is a very thorough study of the history of the exegesis of the Old Testament Rachel traditions, especially Rachel’s complaint with an emphasis on the Rabbinic sources. Besides this, ancient translations, literature composed between the testaments, as well as the New Testament are taken into ...
The ethical emphasis in Jesus’ gospel proclamation is grounded in Second Temple Judaism, particularly the demand of covenantal obedience, sectarian revelation, and the apocalyptic hope. He affirms the necessity of righteousness by redefining it in relation to himself as Messiah.
Robert D. Rowe
Contributing to the study of the Old Testament in the New, Robert Rowe explores the relationship between te kingdom of God and Messianic kingship in Mark's gospel, starting from 'two-tier' kingship in the Psalms, and considering inter-testamental literature.
H. Drake Williams, III
This study addresses Pavi's use of Scripture in explicit and implicit forms within I cor. 1:18-3:23 in light of his Jewish, prophetic, and apostolic identity. It draws conclusions concerning Paul's use of Scripture in relation to its context and early Jewish literature.
Twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays, three of them previously unpublished, on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, by a well-known scholar. The four sections are: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and finally Beyond the Greeks and Romans. This publication ...
This literary and exegetical study of psalm quotations, allusions and echoes in the Fourth Gospel demonstrates the Evangelist's understanding of David, the presumed "author" of the psalms, as a paradigm for his portrayal of Jesus.
Edited by H. Leeming and K. Leeming. Translated into English by H. Leeming and L. Osinkina
Synoptic edition of the Slavonic and Greek versions of Josephus Flavius' Jewish War in parallel columns, with N.A. Meščerskij's erudite and wide-ranging historical, literary and philological study of the work, with annotations and commentary to the Slavonic text.
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