In a collection of original essays, this book offers new insights on the question of the lost “book of Noah,” as well as studies of Noah’s figure in postbiblical literature. It focuses on ancient Jewish literature, including the Septuagint, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, and rabbinic literature, but Christian sources, especially Christian iconography, Gnostic literature, and Syriac material, as well as later sources such as the Qur’an and Jewish medieval traditions, are also consulted. The contributors are Michael E. Stone, Vered Hillel, Aryeh Amihay, Michael Tuval, Daniel Machiela, Claire Pfann, Esther Eshel, Jeremy Penner, Rebecca Scharbach, Benjamin G. Wright III, Nadav Sharon and Moshe Tishel, Albert Geljon, Sergey Minov, Erica Martin, and Ruth Clements.
Noah and His Book(s)
Edited by Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline
This collection of essays continues the investigation of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity that began in Experientia, Volume 1. Drawing on insights from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, social memory theory, neuroscience, and cognitive science, the authors ...
Todd Hanneken, St. Mary’s University
Jubilees uses the literary genre to raise the issues typical of apocalypses—including revelation, angels and demons, judgment, and eschatology—but rejects what the apocalypses typically say about those issues, subverting reader expectations with another view.
By Jason von Ehrenkrook
This book investigates the discourse on images in the writings of Flavius Josephus, focusing on the contentious relationship between Jews and images and demonstrating that the impression of opposition to figurative art is a rhetorical effort to express values shared by Jews and Romans alike, ...
Edited by Mary L. Coloe, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University
By Eric D. Reymond
This volume explores the language and poetic structure of the seven non-Masoretic poems preserved in the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q5. It presents fresh readings, stressing the poems’ structural and conceptual coherence and considering what they reveal about the development of Hebrew poetry in the late ...
Edited by Peter W. Flint, Trinity Western University Jean Duhaime, Université de Montréal and Kyung S. Baek, Trinity Western University
This volume celebrates the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their contents, the community that wrote and preserved them, and new scientific issues that arise from Scrolls studies. The essays, in four sections, explore the origins and text of scripture, the interpretation of scripture in Second ...
Edited by Matthias Henze
This volume brings together all existing editions of Hazon Gabriel, or The Gabriel Revelation, with annotated English translations. It offers initial interpretations of the text as a whole, its language and most prominent motifs.
Dorothy M. Peters
Samuel I. Thomas
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