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Biblical studies & exegesis

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John 1a10 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

John 1a10 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

Author: Lidija Novakovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In John 1a10 and John 11a21 Lidija Novakovic provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of John. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Novakovic's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, John 1a10 and John 11a21 also reflect the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Greek grammar and linguistics. These handbooks prove themselves indispensable tools for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.

How Ancient Narratives Persuade Acts in Its Literary Context

How Ancient Narratives Persuade Acts in Its Literary Context

Author: Eric Clouston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In the Acts of the Apostles, the speeches may be persuasive, but the whole story should also be seen as an act of persuasion. In How Ancient Narratives Persuade: Acts in Its Literary Context, Eric Clouston takes a fresh approach to interpreting Acts, treating it as a persuasive narrative. Comparison with other Greek narratives allows Clouston to show how events and characters--and how they are described as worthy of trust, empathy, or respect, as well as their speeches and narrator asides--all have different persuasive effects. His examination of the persuasive effects of narrative in Acts leads at last to conclusions about the purpose of the work directed to a readership unconvinced by the figure of Paul.

John 11a21 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

John 11a21 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

Author: Lidija Novakovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In John 1a10 and John 11a21 Lidija Novakovic provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of John. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Novakovic's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, John 1a10 and John 11a21 also reflect the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Greek grammar and linguistics. These handbooks prove themselves indispensable tools for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.

And From His Side Came Blood and Milk The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt

And From His Side Came Blood and Milk The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt

Author: Anna Rogozhina Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book examines the function and development of the cult of saints in Coptic Egypt, focusing primarily on the material provided by the texts forming the Coptic hagiographical tradition of the early Christian martyr Philotheus of Antioch, and more specifically, the Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch (Pierpont Morgan M583). This Martyrdom is a reflection of a once flourishing cult which is attested in Egypt by rich textual and material evidence. This text enjoyed great popularity not only in Egypt, but also in other countries of the Christian East, since his dossier includes texts in Coptic, Georgian, Ethiopic, and Arabic.

The Ultimate Collection of Bible Trivia, Puzzles, and Facts

The Ultimate Collection of Bible Trivia, Puzzles, and Facts

Author: Thomas Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Quiz yourself or classes with questions about angels, famous people, miracles, promises, prayers, and more. Illustrations make learning more about the Bible fun for everyone in The Ultimate Collection of Bible Trivia, Puzzles, and Facts. Readers will also learn more about the Bible with The Ultimate Collection of Bible Trivia, Puzzles, and Facts. This book provides hours of entertainment and endless activities for any Bible student or novice.

The Book of Job A Biography

The Book of Job A Biography

Author: Mark Larrimore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

The life and times of this iconic and enduring biblical book The book of Job raises stark questions about the meaning of innocent suffering and the relationship of the human to the divine, yet it is also one of the Bible's most obscure and paradoxical books. Mark Larrimore provides a panoramic history of this remarkable book, traversing centuries and traditions to examine how Job's trials and his challenge to God have been used and understood in diverse contexts, from commentary and liturgy to philosophy and art. Larrimore traces Job's reception by figures such as Gregory the Great, William Blake, and Elie Wiesel, and reveals how Job has come to be viewed as the Bible's answer to the problem of evil and the perennial question of why a God who supposedly loves justice permits bad things to happen to good people.

Postcolonial Commentary and the Old Testament

Postcolonial Commentary and the Old Testament

Author: Hemchand (Northern Virginia Community College, USA) Gossai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This is the first volume to provide a wide range of postcolonial interpretations of and commentaries upon significant texts in the Hebrew Bible. The volume intersects with the work of the key theorists in postcolonial studies such as Fanon, Senghor, Said and Spivak as well as with scholars such as Sugirtharajah, Kwok Pui-lan, and Segovia who have applied this theory to biblical studies. Texts have been chosen specifically for their relevance to postcolonial discourse, rather than seeking to cover each biblical document. This volume is designed to demonstrate how historical criticism, postmodernism, and the important concerns of postcolonial readings may be integrated to obtain an informed explanation of the Hebrew Bible and the writings of early Judaism. The chapters are written by scholars who represent a spectrum of national, indigenous, and diasporic contexts. Taken together these perspectives and the interpretations they yield represent a continued expansion of the manner in which Old Testament texts are read and interpreted through postcolonial lenses, reminding readers that the interpretive trajectories of these texts are almost inexhaustible. As such the volume serves as not only an addition to ongoing scholarship on postcolonialism but also as an expansion of the horizon for dialogue.

Jesus in the Epistle of Barnabas

Jesus in the Epistle of Barnabas

Author: J. Christopher (St. Francis College, USA) Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

While the reasons for the initial parting of the ways between Barnanbas' community and lived Judaism are irrecoverable, this study shows that Jesus has become foundational for maintaining separation between them and us. In this brief monograph, J. Christopher Edwards undertakes a thorough study of the epistle's Jesus traditions and demonstrates that Jesus is the rhetorical key to almost every argument in this early piece of Adversus Judaeosliterature, whether it concerns the law, the covenant, the land, Yom Kippur, circumcision, baptism, the Sabbath, or the temple. No previous work has made the Jesus traditions in Barnabas the focus of its attention.

Sexuality and Law in the Torah

Sexuality and Law in the Torah

Author: Hilary (University of New Mexico, USA) Lipka Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This book examines many of the laws in the Torah governing sexual relations and the often implicit motivations underlying them. It also considers texts beyond the laws in which legal traditions and ideas concerning sexual behavior intersect and provide insight into ancient Israel's social norms. The book includes extended treatments on the nature and function of marriage and divorce in ancient Israel, the variation in sexual rules due to status and gender, the prohibition on male-with-male sex, and the different types of sexualities that may have existed in ancient Israel. The essays draw on a variety of methodologies and approaches, including narrative criticism, philological analysis, literary theory, feminist and gender theory, anthropological models, and comparative analysis. They cover content ranging from the narratives in Genesis, to the laws of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy, to later re-interpretations of pentateuchal laws in Jeremiah and texts from the Second Temple period. Overall, the book presents a combination of theoretical discussion and close textual analysis to shed new light on the connections between law and sexuality within the Torah and beyond.

Luke-Acts Texts@Contexts

Luke-Acts Texts@Contexts

Author: Dr James P. Grimshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This volume on Luke-Acts as with all titles in the Texts@Contexts series highlights readings that make explicit the diverse contemporary contexts of biblical interpreters. The global spread of contributors includes scholarly voices from South Africa, South America and Hong Kong, as well as from the United States. The chapters are organized around four themes. The first examines interpretations of Jesus, looking at his childhood, contemporary context, and his teaching - including whether Jesus' sympathetic response to disease and pain might be used to advocate euthanasia. The second examines social categories: gender, race, and class, including a political and racialized reading of the history of diasporic Black America as a model for reading Acts as a diasporic history. The third examines issues of empire and resistance. The final part looks at society and spirituality, with a focus on modern contemporary contexts.

Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels Volume 4: the Gospel of John

Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels Volume 4: the Gospel of John

Author: Thomas R. (Trinity Western University, Canada.) Hatina Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This volume is the fourth in a set of volumes, which together explore current approaches to the study of scripture in the Gospels. Thomas R. Hatina's latest edited collection begins with an introduction surveying methodological approaches used in the study of how scriptural allusions, quotations, and references function in John, with subsequent essays grouped into four categories that represent the breadth of current interpretive interests. The contributors begin with historical-critical approaches, before moving to rhetorical and linguistic approaches, literary approaches, and finally social memory approaches. Each study contains not only recent research on the function of scripture in John, but also an explanation of the approach taken, making the collection an ideal resource for both scholars and students who are interested in the complexities of interpretation in John's context as well as our own.