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  • Mythology and Lament

    Studies in the Oracles about the Nations

    By John B. Geyer

    The oracles about the nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel originate in the ancient Laments. Ultimately, they were preserved because of their relevance to the Year of Jubilee, with its origins in the New Year Festival; this study illuminates their intention. In Mythology and Lament, John Geyer…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
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  • Saul and the Monarchy: A New Look

    The negative biblical presentation of King Saul of Israel has been biased in favour of David at the expense of Saul. This book presents a more positive picture and more realistic view of the culture of the period extending from Saul to the schism. Simcha Shalom Brooks explores a number of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
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  • 'The Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays

    Selected Studies by Rudolf Smend

    By Margaret Barker

    Edited by Edward Ball

    This final book published in the Ashgate SOTS monograph series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of important essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the…

    Hardback – 2013-04-17
    Routledge
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  • Text, Translation, Theology

    Selected Essays on the Hebrew Bible

    By Bertil Albrektson

    Text, translation, theology - the three nouns in the title indicate the main fields of Old Testament study which are covered in this collection of essays. Text refers both to the history of biblical texts and to problems of textual criticism. Translation of the Hebrew Bible as a philological task…

    Hardback – 2010-01-11
    Routledge
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  • Hebrew Life and Literature

    Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang

    By Bernhard Lang

    Bernhard Lang, known for his contributions over several decades to biblical anthropology, offers in this volume a selection of essays on the life and literature of the ancient Hebrews. The subjects range from the Hebrew God, the world-view of the Bible, and the formation of the scriptural canon, to…

    Hardback – 2008-12-18
    Routledge
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  • Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs

    The Deep Waters of Counsel

    By Peter Hatton

    Despite the welcome revival of scholarly interest in Biblical Wisdom, the Book of Proverbs remains neglected. It continues to be seen as a disorganised repository of traditional banalities, while Job and Qohelet are viewed as more exciting texts, in revolt against Proverbs' conventional wisdom.…

    Hardback – 2008-08-19
    Routledge
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  • Jeremiah's Kings

    A Study of the Monarchy in Jeremiah

    By John Job

    The book of Jeremiah has provoked a number of major commentaries in the last twenty years. Those in English differ dramatically in their conclusions about the nature of the book, and the discussion has been extended by important German work, notably by Winfried Thiel and Konrad Schmid. John Job…

    Hardback – 2006-07-28
    Routledge
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  • The Personification of Wisdom

    By Alice M. Sinnott

    This book examines the personification of Wisdom as a female figure - a central motif in Proverbs, Job, Sirach, Wisdom and Baruch. Alice M. Sinnott identifies how and why the complex character of Wisdom was introduced into the Israelite tradition, and created and developed by Israelite/Jewish…

    Hardback – 2005-11-22
    Routledge
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  • 'There's such Divinity doth Hedge a King'

    Selected Essays of Nicolas Wyatt on Royal Ideology in Ugaritic and Old Testament Literature

    By Nicolas Wyatt

    The ideology of power is as much a part of modern life as in the ancient world, in which it has its long-lasting roots. Communities have always provided a supernatural sanction for the maintenance of power by the few, often dressing it up in elaborate mythic fictions, rich iconography and complex…

    Hardback – 2005-07-19
    Routledge
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  • Wisdom: The Collected Articles of Norman Whybray

    By Margaret Barker

    Edited by Katharine J. Dell

    This collection of articles confirms Norman Whybray's place as one of the foremost contributors to scholarship on wisdom literature in the last three decades of the twentieth century. A former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and winner of the British Academy's Burkitt Medal,…

    Hardback – 2005-01-20
    Routledge
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  • Samuel at the Threshold

    Selected Works of Graeme Auld

    By Graeme Auld

    In this book, Graeme Auld brings together his work relating to Samuel and the Former Prophets in an invaluable single volume. Including 'Prophets through the Looking Glass', which has been described as marking a paradigm shift in our thinking about the Bible's 'writing prophets', and which led the…

    Hardback – 2004-05-28
    Routledge
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