Bible Backgrounds

Bible Backgrounds

BOOK OF PROVERBS SURVEY OF MODERN STUDY

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This volume, the first of its kind, surveys Proverbs studies from 1870 to the present day. It describes theories of origins and background (affinities with international wisdom, supposed rootage in court, school and tribal wisdom), literary and structural aspects such as the nature of Hebrew poetry and the composition of the proverb collections, the special problems of chapters 1-9, 22:16-24:34 and 30-31, theological ideas (especially relationships with Egyptian wisdom texts and with characteristic Old Testament teaching), date, text and versions. This work will be of interest to all teachers and students of Proverbs, but is especially directed to the needs of those preparing or directing doctoral dissertations. The bibliography lists 350 books and articles, all of which are discussed in the text and notes.
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9789004103740
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1995-09-01
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Temple Theology

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How was it early Christian reflection on Jesus emerged so rapidly and with such a high degree of definition? What patterns of interpretation, already in known in late second temple Palestine, crystallized around the person of Jesus Christ and his work? Margaret Barker believes that Christian theology matured quickly because it was the return to a far older faith. Those who perserved the ancient tradition rejected the second temple, and longed for the restoration of the original, true temple and the faith of Abraham and Melchizedek, the first priest-king. In this fascinating discussion, the author refutes the scholarly assumption that crucial Christian concepts, such as the Trinty, the earth as a reflection of heaven, and the cosmic nature of the atonement, are informed by Greek culture. Rather, she argues, they are drawn from the eclipsed faith of the first temple. '[Margaret Barker's] interpretation of temple theology should not be ignored by anyone in Judaism and the origins of Christian faith.' John McDade, Principal of Heythrop College, University of London.
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9780281056347
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2004-04-23
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10 Things Worth Knowing about the New Testament

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Illuminating 10 key aspects from the New Testament, renowned Bible teacher Philip Greenslade offers engaging insights into the Bible that are worth knowing.

10 Things Worth Knowing About The New Testament answers the "how?" and "why?" questions people may have about the Bible to help them appreciate how and why it is God's Word for them today.

A great companion to Greenslade's book 10 Things Worth Knowing About The Old Testament.

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9781782597506
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99 Fascinating Heroes & Villains of the Bible

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What transforms a once-average person to hero status? How does one become a villain? We'll explore the famous and infamous characters found in the Bible and dig a little into what the Bible says about them.

Villains: Cain, Pharaoh -- King of Egypt, Delilah, Goliath, Jezebel, Nebuchadnezzar, Haman, Herod the Great, Herod Antipas and Herodias, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Abimelech, Lot, The Levite who abandoned his concubine, etc.

Heroes: Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Samson, Deborah, David, Elizah, Esther, Mary, Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, Shiphrah and Puah, Rahab, Joshua, Widow of Zaraphath, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo, Mary, Marth, Tenth Leper, Zacchaeus, The Good Samaritan, Joseph, etc.

Part of a series from Museum of the Bible: 99 Astonishing Cities and Civilizations Found in the Bible, 99 Amazing Books and Films Inspired by the Bible, 99 Ancient Secrets and Mysteries of the Bible Explored, 99 Earth-Shattering Events Linked to the Bible, and 99 World-Changing People Influenced by the Bible.
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9781945470363
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2018-02-20
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ANCIENT ISRAELS HISTORY AN INTRO TO ISSU

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The history of Israel is a much-debated topic in Old Testament studies. On one side are minimalists who find little of historical value in the Hebrew Bible. On the other side are those who assume the biblical text is a precise historical record. Many serious students of the Bible find themselves between these two positions and would benefit from a careful exploration of issues in Israelite history.

This substantive history of Israel textbook values the Bible's historical contribution without overlooking critical issues and challenges. Featuring the latest scholarship, the book introduces students to the current state of research on issues relevant to the study of ancient Israel. The editors and contributors, all top biblical scholars and historians, discuss historical evidence in a readable manner, using both canonical and chronological lenses to explore Israelite history.

Illustrative items, such as maps and images, visually support the book's content. Tables and sidebars are also included.

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9780801039300
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2014-11-18
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Baker Academic

Ancient Near Eastern Thought & the Old Testament Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible 2nd Ed

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Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.
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9781540960214
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2018-05-15
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Baker Academic

Apocalypse Prophecy & Pseudepigraphy on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

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A highly regarded expert on the Jewish apocalyptic tradition, John J. Collins has written extensively on the subject. Nineteen of his essays written over the last fifteen years, including previously unpublished contributions, are brought together for the first time in this volume. Its thematic essays organized in five sections, Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy complements and enriches Collins's well-known book The Apocalyptic Imagination.
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2015-10-03
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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Apostle of the Crucified Lord A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

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THIS COMPREHENSIVE, WIDELY USED TEXT by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout.

The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.
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2016-12-09
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Apostle Paul His Life Thought & Letters

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In this comprehensive introduction to the apostle Paul, Stanley Porter devotes serious consideration both to the background and major contours of Paul's thought and to the unique contributions of each of his letters.

Porter begins by introducing the Pauline tradition and outlining the basics of Paul's life, the chronology of his ministry, and his several imprisonments. Porter then discusses the background to Paul's thought, examines some of the major themes of his writings, and treats issues concerning the Pauline epistles, such as pseudonymity and canon.

Finally, Porter delves into all thirteen of Paul's letters individually, placing them within their historical contexts and examining critical issues relating to the content and interpretation of each letter. The result is a thorough, balanced treatment of one of the most important figures in Christianity.
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S780802841148
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2016-09-17
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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Beginning From Jerusalem: Christianity in the Making, Vol 2

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Beginning from Jerusalem covers the early formation of the Christian faith from 30 to 70 C.E. After outlining the quest for the historical church (parallel to the quest for the historical Jesus) and reviewing the sources, James Dunn follows the course of the movement stemming from Jesus -beginning from Jerusalem.- / He opens with a close analysis of what can be said of the earliest Jerusalem community, the Hellenists, the mission of Peter, and the emergence of Paul. Then Dunn focuses solely on Paul -- the chronology of his life and mission, his understanding of his call as apostle, and the character of the churches that he founded. The third part traces the final days and literary legacies of the three principal figures of first-generation Christianity: Paul, Peter, and James the brother of Jesus. Each section includes detailed interaction with the vast wealth of secondary literature on the many subjects covered.
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2009-04-01
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Bible & the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Qumran Community Vol 2

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The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

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S781932792768
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2006-03-01
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Baylor University Press

Bible & the Dead Sea Scrolls Vol 1 Scripture & the Scrolls The Princeton Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls

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The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

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S781932792751
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2006-03-01
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Baylor University Press