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The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires

The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires

1st Edition

Vadim S. Jigoulov
December 12, 2019

Even though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. This monograph explores the evidence ...

Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity

Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity

1st Edition

Mark Finney
February 12, 2018

This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the ...

Transforming Literature into Scripture Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran

Transforming Literature into Scripture Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran

1st Edition

Russell Hobson
May 24, 2017

Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the...

Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

1st Edition

Thomas M. Bolin
April 04, 2017

In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet presents an identity that has challenged readers for centuries. This book offers a reception history of the different ways readers have constructed Qohelet as an author. Previous reception histories of Ecclesiastes group readings into "premodern" and ...

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Volume 2

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Volume 2

1st Edition

Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvärd
November 30, 2016

Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 2 of Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts contains an extensive overview of dates attributed to different ...

Land, Credit and Crisis Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

Land, Credit and Crisis Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Philippe Guillaume
January 15, 2012

Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against ...

Secularism and Biblical Studies

Secularism and Biblical Studies

1st Edition

Roland Boer
May 01, 2009

What is secular biblical criticism? 'Secularism and Biblical Studies' presents a selection of essays that examine the nature of secular biblical studies and its hermeneutical principles. The essays outline and analyse debates within biblical studies over the issue of secularism and explore the ...

Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context

Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context

1st Edition

Oral A. W. Thomas
May 01, 2010

The Bible is of central importance within Caribbean life but is rarely used as an agent for social change. Caribbean biblical hermeneutics focus more on the meaning of biblical texts for today and less on the context in which the texts themselves were written. 'Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics ...

Jesus Beyond Nationalism Constructing the Historical Jesus in a Period of Cultural Complexity

Jesus Beyond Nationalism Constructing the Historical Jesus in a Period of Cultural Complexity

1st Edition

Halvor Moxnes, Ward Blanton, James G. Crossley
November 25, 2009

The study of Jesus has rarely looked at its own scholarly context, at how the representation of Jesus might be shaped by those who study him. 'Jesus beyond Nationalism' examines how - since the beginnings of historical Jesus studies in the nineteenth century - representations of Jesus have been ...

Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey

Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey

1st Edition

James G. Crossley
August 28, 2014

Contemporary Gospel studies have recently taken increasing interest in the Jewish context of Jesus and the gospels. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition offers an overview of the ways in which Judaism is used in the canonical gospels and how this relates to the idea of a 'Jewish ...

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Vol 1

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Vol 1

1st Edition

Ian Young, Robert Rezetko
September 01, 2014

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company....

Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Stuart Macwilliam
September 03, 2014

The Hebrew Bible offers a metaphor of marriage that portrays men and women as complementary, each with their distinct and 'natural' roles. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible draws on contemporary scholarship to critique this hetero-normativity. The book examines ...

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