A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Obadiah

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311080963X

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317491459

Category: History

Page: 316

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History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles presents a new way of approaching this key biblical text, arguing that the Book employs both multiple viewpoints and the knowledge of the past held by its intended readership to reshape social memory and reinforce the authority of God. The Book of Chronicles communicates to its intended readership a theological worldview built around multiple, partial perspectives which inform and balance each other. This is a worldview which emphasizes the limitations of all human knowledge, even of theologically "proper" knowledge. When Chronicles presents the past as explainable it also affirms that those who inhabited it could not predict the future. And, despite expanding an "explainable" past, the Book deliberately frames some of YHWH's actions - crucial events in Israel's social memory - as unexplainable in human terms. The Book serves to rationalise divinely ordained, prescriptive behaviour through its emphasis on the impossibility of adequate human understanding of a past, present and future governed by YHWH.

A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110854384

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 519

The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

Forming Prophetic Literature

Essays on Isaiah and the Twelve in Honor of John D.W. Watts

Author: James W. Watts,John D. W. Watts,Paul R. House

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850756415

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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These essays are written in honour of John D.W. Watts, formerly Professor of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and Old Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary, well known for his contributions, especially to scholarship on the prophetic books. Accordingly, the essays here address the literary, redactional and canonical questions posed by the Hebrew Bible's prophetic literature. The prophetic books have defied easy classification according to genre or facile explanation of their historical development. With a special focus on the books of Isaiah and of the Twelve Prophets, the nature and formation of prophecy as literature is probed from a variety of methodological standpoints, including textual criticism, synchronic literary analysis, tradition history and redaction criticism.

Obadiah, Jonah, Micah

A Theological Commentary

Author: Philip Peter Jenson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567442896

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This commentary is written primarily for beginning students and enquiring lay people, though it will also prove useful to scholars, clergy and others involved in helping people to understand the Bible better. The commentary provides an introduction to the background, structure and message of each biblical book, followed by a running commentary on the text in which key words and phrases, as well as any contentious issues, are explained in more detail. Full bibliographies and indexes are also included.

The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah

Author: Leslie C. Allen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825315

Category: Religion

Page: 427

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Allen's study of the Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah constitute a volume in The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.

The Production of Prophecy

Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud

Author: Diana Vikander Edelman,Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317490304

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Persian and Hellenistic periods saw the production and use of a variety of authoritative texts in Israel. 'The Production of Prophecy' brings together a range of influential biblical scholars to examine the construction of prophecy and prophetic books during the Persian period. Drawing on methodological and comparative research and studies of particular biblical texts, the volume explores biblical prophecy as a written phenomenon, examining the prophets of the past, setting this within the general history of Yehud. The relationship between prophetic and other authoritative, written texts is explored, as well as the general social and ideological setting in which the prophetic books emerged.

Joel, Obadiah, Malachi

Author: David W. Baker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310571715

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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These three short prophetic books of the Old Testament each contain a dual message. On one hand are messages of impending judgment—for all peoples on the Day of the Lord, for an enemy of Israel, and for Israel herself. On the other hand are messages of great hope—of the pouring out of God’s Spirit, of restoration and renewal, and of a coming Messiah. Placing judgment and hope together in such a manner may seem paradoxical to a contemporary mindset. But the complete message of these prophets gives a fuller picture of God—who despises and rightly judges sin and rebellion, but who also lovingly invites people to return to him so that he might bestow his wonderful grace and blessings. It is a message no less timely today than when these books were first written, and David W. Baker skillfully bridges the centuries in helping believers today understand and apply it. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

The Prophetic Literature

Interpreting Biblical Texts Series

Author: Marvin A. Sweeney

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426730039

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 4315

Biblical Studies Biblical texts create worlds of meaning, and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title--interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers. Although these books of the prophets are based upon the careers and experiences of some of the most talented and provocative individuals of their times, the books must be read first as literature. Each book displays its own unique organization, literary characteristics, and theological outlook in presenting the prophets. In the case of Jeremiah, interpreters must even consider two distinctive forms of the book in the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Septuagint. By guiding the reader through the literary structure and language of each of the prophetic books as well as the social roles of the individual prophets, this volume opens the reader to greater understanding and appreciation of the prophets of Israel and Judah. "Fact packed and crystal clear, Marvin Sweeney’s Interpreting Biblical Texts: The Prophetic Literature invites readers to tour the landscape of ancient Israel’s Latter Prophets corpus. Sweeney serves as a first-rate guide, equipping readers with basic knowledge to grasp, and grapple with, the literary legacies of the canonical prophets. True to the series title, he interprets texts with an eye to major, dynamic themes in Jewish and Christian traditions. The volume proves a reliable guidebook for readers wishing not only to survey, but also to engage in dialogue with, ancient Israel’s canonical prophets." Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Boston University "The aim of the series Interpreting Biblical Texts is pedagogical. This well-written, easy to follow, and coherent book serves its purpose well. More importantly, it certainly invites and guides its readers in the enterprise of interacting with the prophetic books in a way that is informed by recent, academic scholarship on this literature." Ehud Ben Zvi, History and Classics & Interdisciplinary Program of Religious Studies, University of Alberta "This is a new and interesting approach to the prophetic literature, which will be illuminating for theological reflection in our own post-Holocaust era." John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, and Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.

Elenchus of Biblica

Author: Robert Althann

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876536144

Category: Reference

Page: 736

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The Twelve Prophets

Author: Marvin Alan Sweeney,Jerome T. Walsh,Chris Franke

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814650950

Category: Religion

Page: 802

View: 5784

This two-volume set is a literary commentary of the book of the Twelve Prophets. Building upon the author's previous work on the structure and literary coherence of the book of Isaiah, it attempts to read the book of the Twelve as a distinctive literary work with its own structure, themes and theological or ideological perspective. In addition, it treats each of the twelve minor prophets as a literary entity unto itself as well as a component unity of the larger book of the Twelve.

Prophecy and Teaching

Prophetic Authority, Form Problems, and the Use of Traditions in the Book of Malachi

Author: Karl William Weyde

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110811782

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 3415

Der Autor analysiert sechs Textabschnitte aus dem Maleachibuch, die Überschrift (Mal 1,1) und die Zusätze (Mal 3, 22‑24). Der schöpferische Umgang mit Traditionen wird ebenso aufgezeigt wie die Auslegungstechnik des Propheten. Es werden Verbindungslinien zwischen Maleachi und Rechtstexten (Leviticus, Deuteronomium), frühen Prophetensprüchen, den Büchern der Chronik und der Weisheitsliteratur aufgezeigt.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031059054X

Category: Religion

Page: 864

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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Die Propheten Joel, Obadja, Jona, Micha

Author: Jörg Jeremias

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525512425

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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English summary: A basically new exegesis of 4 late prophetic books of the Old Testament, partially grown through centuries (Micah) or decades (Joel), partially a genuine entity (Obadiah, Jonah). German description: In der Kommentarreihe Altes Testament Deutsch liegt mit diesem Werk ein weiterer Teilband vor. Nach den Buchern Amos und Hosea, werden die Kommentare zur ersten Halfte der sogenannten Kleinen Propheten vervollstandigt. Der renommierte Alttestamentler Jorg Jeremias bespricht die Bucher Joel, Obadja, Jona und Micha. Ausgehend von eigenen Ubersetzungen spannt Jeremias nach einer klassisch textkritischen Einordnung groaere thematische Bogen innerhalb der Abschnitte. In mehreren Exkursen erfahrt der Leser Einzelheiten etwa zu dem Tag Jahwes im Buch Joel oder zum Verhaltnis des Buches Obadja zu Jer 49,7-16. Jeremias vermittelt neue Einsichten und Anregungen fur die wissenschaftliche Arbeit ebenso wie fur eine vertiefte Predigtvorbereitung. Das Buch Micha ragt unter den anderen kommentierten Buchern hervor, weil es in einem langen Prozess wahrend ca. 2 Jh. zu seiner Endgestalt gewachsen ist. Es fuat in seinem Grundbestand auf einer vorexilischen Prophetenschrift (Mi 1-3*). Da sie in der Ankundigung der Zerstorung des Tempels in Jerusalem gipfelte, hat sie in jahrzehntelangen Diskussionen in Kreisen der Prophetie zwei sehr unterschiedliche Fortschreibungen erfahren. Die erste behandelt Gottes Zukunft mit dem Zion und der Volkerwelt (Mi 4-5), die zweite die mangelnde Moglichkeit Israels, Gottes Willen gemaa zu leben (Mi 6-7). Demgegenuber bieten die Bucher Obadja und Joel Schriftprophetie im doppelten Sinne: Sie sind von Anbeginn schriftlich konzipiert und legitimieren sich durch Berufung auf altere Prophetenbucher. Obadja erwartet den Anbruch des endzeitlichen Gerichtes (Tag Jahwes) uber die Volker, weil sich die Weissagung von Jer 49 zu erfullen beginnt. Joel wagt als erster Prophet, dieses Gericht Gottes, dem keiner entrinnen kann, mit dem Bekenntnis zur Gute und Barmherzigkeit Gottes zu konfrontieren und Gottes Gute als starker zu preisen (Joel 1-2). Die Fortschreibung seiner Botschaft (Joel 3-4) spiegelt lebhafte Diskussionen uber sie wider, und die noch jungere Erzahlung vom Propheten Jona ubertragt Joels Theologie kuhn nicht nur auf die Volker allgemein, sondern sogar auf die bedruckende Weltmacht Ninive. Die Auslegung versucht schwerpunktmaaig, Erorterungen zur Entstehung der Prophetenbucher mit Fragen nach ihrer theologischen Intention zu verbinden.

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

A Book-by-Book Survey

Author: N.A

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441202024

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8836

The groundbreaking Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) introduced readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It has been well received by pastors and students, won book awards from Christianity Today and the Catholic Press Association, and was named the ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year. Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament features key articles from DTIB, providing readers with a book-by-book theological reading of the Old Testament. The articles are authored by leading scholars, including Daniel I. Block, Tremper Longman III, J. Gordon McConville, Walter Moberly, Richard Schultz, and Gordon J. Wenham. This handy and affordable text will work particularly well for students in Old Testament/Bible survey courses, pastors, and lay readers.

Joel and Obadiah

A Commentary

Author: John Barton

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664219666

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 7772

Furnishes a fresh translation of these two books of the Bible, which are rich in themes, imagery, and poetry, and touch upon the topics of judgment and the redemption of societal misconduct.

Twelve Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah

Author: Peter C. Craigie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664245771

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Taken together, the Twelve Prophets offer a panoramic view of Israel's religion during one of the most critical periods in the Israelites' history. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah are the figures considered in this first of Peter C. Craigie's two-volume work. Although differing in substance as well as style, these prophetic books are united in their common purpose: the declaration of the word of God to the people of God. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

101 Questions and Answers on the Prophets of Israel

Author: Victor H. Matthews

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809144785

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Commonly asked questions that will help readers to more quickly gain a basic understanding of the biblical world and the role of the prophets.