Eschewing both so-called minimalist and maximalist readings, this volume advocates an understanding of the book of Samuel as ancient narrative historiography that must be understood according to its own conception and ideology of history before being judged as a historical source. This study shows how narrative strategies and literary embellishment, unaccustomed in modern historiography, are used to express familiar historical concepts such as causation, meaning and evaluation of the past. The requirements for historical ‘accuracy’ within the book’s cultural milieu are investigated through analysis of the differences tolerated between the LXX and MT versions. Fresh interpretive insights for specific passages emerge as the conventions of historiography in Samuel are compared and contrasted to the ideals of modern historical theory.
Representing the Past
Edited by David Hamidović, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Les premières expressions du messianisme juif s'expliquent à partir des modèles rhétoriques en ciculation dans le Proche-Orient ancien et des évolutions des idéologies royales en Israël. Loin de fusionner en une seule figure messianique au tournant de notre ère comme on l'a longtemps pensé, les ...
Edited by Johann Cook, University of Stellenbosch and Hermann-Josef Stipp, University of Munich
Scholars from Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, France, Canada, the USA and South Africa, delivered papers at a congress that took place from 31st of August – 2nd of September 2011 in Stellenbosch. Aspects dealt with are history, translation technique, textual criticism, reception of ...
By Dong-Hyuk Kim
In Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability, Dong-Hyuk Kim offers a sociolinguistic evaluation of the issue of the linguistic dating of biblical texts.
By Robb Andrew Young
This study draws upon the biblical books of Kings, First Isaiah and Chronicles, in conjunction with Assyrian records and ancient Near Eastern archaeology, in order to provide an updated historical reconstruction of the influential Judean monarch Hezekiah.
By Ruth Poser, Philipps-Universität Marburg
The study investigates the book of Ezekiel as literature of survival. Based upon a multi-faceted trauma hermeneutics the peculiarities as well as the inconsistencies of the book are shown to be material aspects of a fictionalised trauma process in the context of Israel's siege warfare and mass ...
Edited by Iain Provan (Regent College) and Mark Boda (McMaster University)
This volume honours Professor H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University through a collection of essays by colleagues and former students from across the globe. The various contributions intersect with the previous work of Professor Williamson related to the Old ...
By Thomas Wagner
In einer redaktionskritischen Analyse bietet dieses Buch die Rekonstruktion der Entwicklung der kābôd-Theologie und zeigt dabei drei literarische Profile auf, die die Autoren des Alten Testaments durch die Transformation der Tradition vom göttlichen Königtum entwickelten. Drawing on ...
By Ingrid A. Lilly
Employing text-critical, literary, and codicological analysis, this books shows the significance of papyrus 967 for understanding the book of Ezekiel's textual transmission and status as a variant literary edition.
Edited by Geoffrey Khan and Diana LIpton
These essays by outstanding international scholars in honour of Robert P. Gordon cover topics ranging from accuracy and anachronism in the books of Samuel, through the theology of Psalms, ancient near eastern historiography, to ideology, philology, grammar and linguistics in the translations and ...
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