The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament

The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament

The covenant with Noah for humankind and the covenant with Abraham for Israel anticipate the covenant with Moses and Israel on Sinai and in the land of Moab ( Exod . 19-24 ; 32-34 ; Deut . 26.17-29 ; 29.12 ) . The revelation of the name ...

Author: Reinhard Gregor Kratz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567089207

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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Explaining their sources and the nature of their composition, Reinhard Kratz provides an introduction to the narrative books of the Old Testament (Genesis to Nehemiah). He seeks to do this as far as possible without presupposing any hypotheses and on the basis of a few undisputed basic assumptions: a distinction between Priestly and non-Priestly text in the Pentateuch, the special position of Deuteronomy, a Deuteronomistic revision of Joshua-2 Kings, and the literary use of the books of Samuel and Kings by Chronicles. Any further distinctions are based on observations of the text which are well established and not on literary-critical or redaction-critical distinctions. Kratz argues that what is important is how the text is read.This is the first study of its kind since Martin Noth's classic studies of thePentateuch and Deuteronomic history. It will be an invaluable resource for allscholars and students in the field.
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Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls

It must be remembered, however, that within the narrative, even for Moses, the revelation is confined to the third month and takes place in the context of covenant renewal. One key to understanding the transfer of authority from one ...

Author: Dorothy M. Peters

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589833906

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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As father of all humanity and not exclusively of Israel, Noah was a problematic ancestor for some Jews in the Second Temple period. His archetypical portrayals in the Dead Sea Scrolls, differently nuanced in Hebrew and Aramaic, embodied the tensions for groups that were struggling to understand both their distinctive self-identities within Judaism and their relationship to the nations among whom they lived. Dually located within a trajectory of early Christian and rabbinic interpretation of Noah and within the Jewish Hellenistic milieu of the Second Temple period, this study of the Noah traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls illuminates living conversations and controversies among the people who transmitted them and promises to have implications for ancient questions and debates that extended considerably beyond the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Genesis 11 27 50 26

Genesis 11 27 50 26

19 ) , and the daughters " preserve " ( ḥāyâ ) his posterity ( vv . 32,34 ) . Finally , as the preceding narrative ( 18 : 16-19 : 29 ) echoes the Noah story , Lot's drunkenness and sexual misconduct remind the reader of Noah's family ...

Author: K. A. Mathews

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805401415

Category: Religion

Page: 974

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One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text.
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Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 3 2

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies  Issue 3 2

Schreiner's inattention to theological covenants ultimately makes the entire book seem disjointed. ... Depending on how one reads the Noah narrative, it can be solely a recapitulation of the Covenant of Creation (Schreiner's reading) or ...

Author: Daniel S. Diffey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532671623

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.
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The Pentateuch as Narrative

The Pentateuch as Narrative

At least as far as the line of Seth was concerned, these men, like Abraham after them, are described as true worshipers of the covenant God. C. Story of Noah (5:1-9:29) At the beginning of chapter ...

Author: John H. Sailhamer

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310537564

Category: Religion

Page: 545

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Most scholars studying the first five books of the Bible either attempt to dissect it into various pre-pentateuchal documents or, at the very least, analyze Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained documents. The Pentateuch As Narrative focuses on the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as a whole. It seeks to disclose how the original Jewish readers may have viewed this multivolume work of Moses. Its central thesis is that the Pentateuch was written from the perspective of one who had lived under the Law of the Covenant established at Mount Sinai and had seen its failure to produce genuine trust in the Lord God of Israel. In this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader forward to the hope of the New Covenant, based on divine faithfulness. Throughout the commentary Dr. Sailhamer pays close attention to and interacts with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature on the Pentateuch, written by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.
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Studies in the Book of Ben Sira

Studies in the Book of Ben Sira

Ben Sira highlights Noah's righteousness, his preservation of the human race and the covenant that God made with ... The idea that because of Noah “there was a remnant” (tyr)# hyh) could have originnated in the Genesis narrative.22 In ...

Author: Géza Xeravits

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004169067

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The volume publishes the papers read at an international conference on the Book of Ben Sira, held at the Shime'on Centre, Pápa, Hungary. Renowned specialists of the field treat among others various questions of early Jewish wisdom thought, the interpretation of history, and canon forming.
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Judgment and Salvation

Judgment and Salvation

A Rhetorical-Critical Reading of Noah's Flood in Genesis Dustin G. Burlet. serves, and pleases G . A secondary exigence also exists, namely the potential risk of covenant indelity on the part of G and Noah. Lastly, a third (but lesser) ...

Author: Dustin G. Burlet

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666795479

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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This book contends the text of the Noachian deluge narrative categorically underscores all God did to preserve life in spite of the disaster. Despite the picture of devastation that the narrative depicts, the prominent emphasis of the text is on deliverance and redemption, i.e., salvation, not judgment. The focus of the Genesis flood is acutely bent towards God’s salvific rather than punitive purposes. The arc of salvation within the flood narrative can be broken down into two main ideas. Firstly, God’s intention for creation is not thwarted, and, secondly, God commits himself to his intentions of creation. God’s intention for creation can be stated thus: the establishment of order via covenant showing the sanctity of human life and the upholding of all life. This involves, in particular, humanity as his image bearers, including the lex talionis (life-for-life) principle.
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The Mission of God

The Mission of God

Noah The narrative of the covenant that God made with Noah in Genesis 8:15—9:17 is the first explicit reference to covenant-making in the biblical text. Although some theological systems speak of an Adamic covenant, the relationship ...

Author: CHRISTOPHER J H WRIGHT

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740349

Category: Religion

Page: 536

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Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. Chris Wright believes that there is actually a missional basis for the whole Bible - it is generated by, and is all about, God's mission. In order to understand the Bible, we need an interpretative perspective that is in tune with this great missional theme. We need to see the 'big picture' of God's mission and how all parts of Scripture fit into its grand narrative. In this comprehensive and accessible study, Chris Wright begins with the Old Testament understanding of who God is, what he has called his people to be and to do, and where the nations belong within God's mission. These themes are followed into the New Testament. Throughout, Wright emphasizes that biblically-defined mission is intrinsically holistic. God's mission is to redeem his whole creation from all that sin and evil have inflicted upon it, and the mission of God's people must reflect the breadth of God's righteous and saving love for all he has made.
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Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel

Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel

Yes we can find them, I think. I approach the piece from two directions. Firstly, the agreement which has been entered into at Mizpah is almost the making of a covenant.” There is a gathering of the people and there is a leader.

Author: Jan Fokkelman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004358614

Category: Religion

Page: 663

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Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel is the vast undertaking to interpret all the material in Samuel. Everything that the text has to offer can only be understood and appreciated to the full, and its interpretation can only lay claim to full validity by means of an integral view. Therefore the author has developed a textual model which regards and covers the composition of the Samuel books as a hierarchy of twelve levels. This is the fourth and final volume of the author's integrative reading of the Samuel material in its entirety. Vow and Desire turns to the beginning of First Samuel and describes chapters 1-12. They contain the thematic basis of the whole composition by relating the crucial transition between two periods. The Judges period, represented by Eli and Samuel, is drawing to a close and the new order shows us the prophet Samuel who finds himself forced to anoint Saul as king, and thus to inaugurate the monarchy.
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The Expository Times

The Expository Times

66 While , of course , it is impossible to speak with account of the Flood , preserved in the Book of any degree of ... But large extracts from the the abandonment by the daughters of men of the prophetic narrative , by the hand of the ...

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