Historiography And Self Definition

Author: Gregory E. Sterling
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004095014
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Historiography And Self Definition from the Author: Gregory E. Sterling. This is the first full and systematic attempt to set Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian historiography within the framework of Greco-Roman traditions. The thesis of the monograph is that a distinct historiographical tradition, apologetic historiography, developed as a result of a dialectic relationship with Greek ethnography. Professor Sterling situates the Hellenistic Jewish historians, Josephus, and Luke-Acts within this tradition.

Judaistik Und Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

Author: Hans-Günther Waubke
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525530900
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Judaistik Und Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft from the Author: Hans-Günther Waubke. English summary: This volume explores the relationship between Jewish Studies and New Testament scholarship, through mutual evaluations as well as test cases like the Pharisees, Jesus' death, issues of law, and the rhetoric of creation. Three of the articles are in English. German description: Der Band widmet sich dem Verhaltnis der benachbarten Disziplinen Judaistik und neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. Er vereint Beitrage zur Klarung von Standorten, Grenzen und Beziehungen in diesem Verhaltnis. Der Autorenkreis ist international und interdisziplinar besetzt. Es werden grundsatzliche Verhaltnisbestimmungen aus der Sicht des jeweiligen Faches vorgenommen und anhand des Billerbeck'schen Kommentars Leistung und Fehlleistung christlicher Judaistik aufgezeigt. Daruber hinaus finden sich versammelt je drei unterschiedlich ausgerichtete Annaherungen an zwei wichtige und notorisch umstrittene Themen: die historische Auswertung der Quellen uber die Pharisaer und die fruhchristliche Deutung des Todes Jesu im Kontext judischer Tradition und Schriftauslegung. Eine Reihe von Einzelstudien widmet sich weiteren Fragen im Beruhrungsbereich von Judaistik und neutestamentlicher Wissenschaft. Der Bogen spannt sich von der halachischen Bewertung der Sabbatheilungen Jesu uber das Motiv der Heiligung des Gottesnamens in Vaterunser und fruhrabbinischer Uberlieferung, die Rede von der Schopfung in antik-judischen und neutestamentlichen Texten sowie das Verstandnis von Ziel des Gesetzes in Rom 10,4 bis hin zum Wandel der Horizonte des Matthausevangeliums vom Hause Israels zu allen Volkern. Schliealich werfen Beitrage Schlaglichter auf die Rezeptionsgeschichte der Schriften von Juden und Christen und untersucht an drei Beispielen Polemik und Gegenpolemik in Antike und fruhem Mittelalter. Im Kern geht er auf ein Symposium anlasslich des 75. Geburtstags von Berndt Schaller zuruck, der in Gottingen Neues Testament und antikes Judentum gelehrt hat.

Moses Und Der Mythos

Author: René Bloch
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004165010
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Moses Und Der Mythos from the Author: René Bloch. Jewish-Hellenistic authors rejected Greek myth, but they were also aware of its importance as a symbol of power and identity. This book offers a comprehensive reading of how Jews dealt with Greek mythology in the Hellenistic period. Jüdisch-hellenistische Autoren verwarfen die griechische Mythologie, aber sie waren sich auch der Wichtigkeit der Mythen als eines Symbols von Befugnis und Identität bewusst. Dieses Buch ist die erste weitgespannte Untersuchung über den Umgang jüdisch-hellenistischer Autoren mit der griechischen Mythologie.

Companion To Historiography

Author: Michael Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134970234
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Companion To Historiography from the Author: Michael Bentley. The Companion to Historiography is an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history.

Keeping The Church In Its Place

Author: Richard P. Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0567584941
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Keeping The Church In Its Place from the Author: Richard P. Thompson. Thompson's study offers a fresh reading of Acts that keeps the church within its literary place within that narrative. His study uncovers descriptions of the church that emphasize certain characteristics presented in the opening scenes of the narrative: the blessing and presence of God, the unanimity of the believers, the communal caring for one another, and the proclamation of the gospel. The progression of the Acts narrative presents an evolving image of the church that eventually includes both Jewish and non-Jewish believers of the gospel, with growing opposition from the Jewish people and even from the Jewish believers in Jerusalem. This dynamic portrait of the church in the book of Acts contrasts three different views concerning "the people of God": the Jewish people as the historical people of God, Jewish believers as represented by the Jerusalem church, and the church that includes both Jews and Gentiles. By offering such a dynamic narrative of these various groups of believers, Acts encourages readers to defien and identify the church or Christian community as the people who belong to God rather than those whose identity as God's people is based on historical or religious categories.

Philo Und Das Neue Testament

Author: Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161483967
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Philo Und Das Neue Testament from the Author: Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr. English summary: This collection of articles is the result of an international symposium in Eisenach 2003 dealing with the New Testament and Philo as two important sources for Hellenistic Judaism in the 1st century AD. Specialists in Philo and the New Testament treat common subjects in both literary corpora showing the advantage of involving Philonic studies in the New Testament and vice versa. The symposium is part of the research project Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti which works on embedding the New Testament in its Jewish-Hellenistic context. German description: Der Band gibt die Ergebnisse eines internationalen Symposiums wieder, das im Rahmen des Projekts Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti im Mai 2003 in Eisenach und Jena stattfand. In ubergreifenden Standortbestimmungen (u.a. durch Greg L. Sterling u. L. Hurtado) wird grundlegend das Verhaltnis von Philo und dem Neuen Testament reflektiert.In den Einzelbeitragen, die mehrheitlich die Form von Paar-Vortragen aufweisen, nehmen Philo-Spezialisten und Neutestamentler aus wechselseitiger Perspektive heraus u.a. zu Fragen der Inspiration, Mystik, Logos-Theologie und Anthropologie im Werk Philos bzw. einzelner neutestamentlicher Schriften Stellung. Ein Schwerpunkt der Aufsatze liegt auf den paulinischen Briefen, daneben stehen Beitrage zur Apostelgeschichte, dem 1. Petrusbrief und dem Brief an die Hebraer.Eine dritte Gruppe von Aufsatzen prasentiert das Ergebnis von gemeinsamen Philo-Lekturen wahrend der Tagung unter altphilologischer Leitung. Damit kommt ein weiterer Rezeptionshorizont in den Blick, der sowohl fur Philo wie das Neue Testament relevant ist.In Zeiten zunehmender Spezialisierung zeigt dieser Sammelband die Notwendigkeit der interdisziplinaren Beschaftigung mit dem komplexen Phanomen des Fruhjudentums.

The Development Of The High Priesthood During The Pre Hasmonean Period

Author: Maria Brutti
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004149106
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The Development Of The High Priesthood During The Pre Hasmonean Period from the Author: Maria Brutti. With a rigorous use of the sources, the book throws new light on the High Priesthood (301-152 BCE). Setting this institution in the widest contest of the interaction between the Judaic and Hellenistic world, it gives a valid contribution to the international research in this field.

Identity Memory And Narrative In Early Christianity

Author: Coleman A. Baker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877301
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Identity Memory And Narrative In Early Christianity from the Author: Coleman A. Baker. Social identity, social memory, and narrative theory intersect in this study of the characterization of Peter and Paul in the book of Acts. Baker argues that the authorial audience's memories of Peter and Paul are reinterpreted as their characters are encountered in the narrative, and as a result, the audience is to understand themselves as united by a superordinate ingroup identity that transcends cultural boundaries. As prototypes of this common identity, the characters of Peter and Paul demonstrate the open, inclusive identity the audience is expected to embrace.

The Despoliation Of Egypt

Author: Joel Stevens Allen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004167455
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The Despoliation Of Egypt from the Author: Joel Stevens Allen. This work examines the role played by the biblical motif of the despoliation of Egypt in the understanding Gentiles had of Jews, and how Jews defended themselves, their heroes and their God in the face of anti-Jewish slander. It also examines the manner in which Christians learned from their rabbinic counterparts how to defend Moses and his God against the gnostic challenge. Beginning with Philo and based on haggadic additions, the embarrassment of the episode was 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the 'Egyptian treasures' of their Greco-Roman cultural heritage. This work describes how Christians borrowed exegetical traditions from rabbis not only to defend their sacred texts against gnostic attacks but to justify their interest in and appropriation of non-Christian philosophy in their theological understandings.

Theology Of The New Testament

Author: Frank S. Thielman
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031086433X
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Theology Of The New Testament from the Author: Frank S. Thielman. Studying the theology of the New Testament can be a daunting task, even to the knowledgeable Bible student or pastor. Each of the twenty-seven books, written by various authors, has its own theological emphasis and nuances. How do we elicit a coherent message from such theological diversity, especially given that some of the theological statements in the New Testament seem to be at odds with one another? Is such an endeavor achievable or even valid? Theology of the New Testament takes a balanced approach in response to these challenges. Frank Thielman presents a theology of the New Testament that is careful to take into account the cultural and historical circumstances surrounding each book and the New Testament as a whole. He not only examines each book’s theological content individually, but also in relation to the rest of the New Testament, particularly within each of the three theological units that comprise the New Testament: the gospels and Acts, the Pauline epistles, and the general epistles and Revelation. This canonical and synthetic approach honors both the theological diversity of the various books and the theological connections between the books. In the end, Thielman finds a unified theological vision of the New Testament, anchored in the centrality of Jesus Christ. Frank Thielman’s Theology of the New Testament is an outstanding achievement. The book is marked by scholarly depth, exegetical rigor, and theological profundity. Both students and professors will profit immensely from this lucid treatment of the theology contained in the New Testament documents. Thomas R. Schreiner Professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary An accessible presentation of the key theological points of the New Testament books by an accomplished New Testament scholar and teacher. Its clear style, lucid organization, and sound theological insight make it a prime resource for serious students in both the academy and the church. Karen H. Jobes, PhD Associate Professor of New Testament, Westmont College