Study of the exegesis of the Old Testament tradition on the matriarch Rachel. The centre of the study is Rachel’s complaint in Jeremiah 31.15-17. After an analysis of the Old Testament texts, the reception of these traditions in ancient translations in the Pseudepigrapha, in Philo of Alexandria, in Flavius Josephus as well as in the New Testament is investigated. The main part of the study is represented by source material in the Rabbinic literature. The study is concluded by an overview of the interpretation of the Rachel figure in patristic literature. The sources containing the Rachel traditions are, in part, hard to access. The source material on Rachel is presented and analyzed, in order to make the plethora of interpretations accessible to a wider audience, especially the Rabbinic interpretations.
Rachels Klage im antiken Judentum und frühen Christentum
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 ...
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.
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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