The revelation of YHWH’s name to Moses is a momentous event according to the Old Testament. The name ‘Yahweh’ is of central importance in Judaism, and ‘Yahwism’ became tantamount to Jewish monotheism. As such, this designation of God also attracted the attention of pagan writers in the Graeco-Roman period. And early Christians had to deal with this divine name as well. These three perspectives on YHWH constitute the framework for this volume. It appears that the Name of God and its revelation to Moses constitute a major theme which runs from the book of Exodus through the Old Testament, early Judaism, and early Christianity. It also attracted pagan philosophical interest, both positive and negative. The Name of God was not only perceived from an insider’s perspective, but also provoked a reaction from outsiders. The combined perspectives show the fundamental importance of the divine Name for the formation of Jewish and Christian identities.
The Revelation of the Name YHWH to Moses
Edited by Joseph Verheyden, Catholic University of Leuven
This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference on Solomon that was held at the University of Leuven in 2009 and discussed various aspects of this multifaced character as he appears in Jewish, early Christian, and Islamic tradition.
Edited by Thomas Hieke, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz and Tobias Nicklas, University of Regensburg
The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.
edited by Martin Goodman, George van Kooten & Jacques van Ruiten
Jews, Christians and Muslims describe elements of their origins with close reference to the narrative of Abraham, including the complex story of Abraham's relations with Hagar. This volume sketches the significance of this narrative in the three traditions.
Edited by: George J. Brooke, Hindy Najman, Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Editorial Assistance: Eva Mroczek, Brauna Doidge and Nathalie Lacoste
The essays in this volume disclose how Sinai, its location, the scriptural narratives about it, and the content of the revelation received there, are variously read by Deuteronomy, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Paul, Josephus, rabbinic literature, art and philosophy.
Edited by George H. van Kooten & Jacques van Ruiten
In this book the ambiguous reception is traced which the pagan prophet Balaam received in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam.
edited by Kenneth Pomykala
This collection of essays examines how stories from the biblical narrative of Israel in the Wilderness (Exodus 16-Deuteronomy 34) were interpreted by later Jewish and Christian writers (ca. 400 BCE-500 CE) as they sought to speak to their own circumstances.
Edited by George H. van Kooten
This volume is about significant re-interpretations of the ‘creation of heaven and earth’ as narrated in Genesis 1. The contents and contexts of these later interpretations extend through Early Judaism, Christianity, ancient myth and philosophy right up till the modern discussion about design in ...
Edited by Ed Noort and Eibert Tigchelaar
This volume presents an overview of Jewish, Christian and Islamic receptions of the Genesis 18-19 story of Sodom. The subjects range from inner-biblical reception, Dead Sea Scrolls, the Martyrdom of Pionius, and Koran commentaries, to Peter Damian and Marcel Proust.
Edited by Christoph Auffarth and Loren T. Stuckenbruck assisted by Alexandra Wisniewski
Fall of the Angels focuses on a biblical tradition whose significance has been recognised, elaborated and explored in literature and art outside the Bible. Its extensive influence on religion and culture during the last two millenia is reflected in the wide variety of interpretations of this ...
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