This volume contains the author’s ‘late harvest’ from the fruits of half a century scholarly research in the fields of the New Testament. The essays on Paul oppose the view of history held by the 'Tübingen School' (F.C. Baur), and point out the importance of literary criticism for the theological interpretation of the pauline letters. The essays on the Letter to the Hebrews assign the appropriate historical place within early Christianity to this New Testament book. The essays on the synoptic gospels force the crisis of synoptic form criticism, and give convincing reasons for the alternative solution concerning the origin of the synoptic tradition. Five contributions complete the author's 'Theologiegeschichte des Urchristentums' edited 1994. In the second part various prominent German New Testament scholars engage into a discussion with Schmithals’s contributions.
Paulus, Die Evangelien und das Urchristentum
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.
Cilliers Breytenbach and Laurence L. Welborn
This volume presents five essays on the ancient rhetorical background of the First Letter of Clement. It contains reprints of classical studies by Harnack, Jaeger and van Unnik, furthermore two new essays presented by the editors C. Breytenbach and L. Welborn.
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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