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The Book of Job. Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISSN: 2199-6962 ISBN: 9783110338799 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 234 DOI: 10.1515/9783110338799 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

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ISBN: 9782722602687 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea that the biblical story should simply be taken as true. However this position is indefensible from a scientific standpoint. Minimalists consider that everything began either during the Achaemenid period, around 400 years before our own era, or even later during the Hellenistic period. Th...

Judith

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ISBN: 9782868479556 9782753546134 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Une ville assiégée, une femme qui se rend dans le camp ennemi, jusque sous la tente du vainqueur, une épée qui s'abat, et cette tête sur les murs : voilà ce que la mémoire retient du face-à-face de Judith et Holopherne. Le récit semble donc clair, et le sens tout autant, car dans la Bible il n'y a pas de place pour le doute. Pourtant, quand les dieux se retirent et que le monde se réduit à sa dimension immanente, Judith se retrouve en étrange situation.

Les cornes de Moïse. Faire entrer la Bible dans l’histoire

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ISSN: 9782213654232 ISBN: 9782213654232 9782722601017 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
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Les progrès des méthodes littéraires et de l’archéologie ont conduit à mettre en question la construction traditionnelle de la chronologie et de l’historiographie bibliques. Les maximalistes partent de l’idée qu’il faut simplement faire confiance au récit biblique. Scientifiquement, cette position n’est pas tenable. Pour les minimalistes, tout commence seulement à l’époque achéménide, vers 400 avant notre ère, voire même encore plus tard à l’époque hellénistique. Ils font valoir que la Bible ...

God's Babies: Natalism and Bible Interpretation in Modern America

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ISBN: 9781783740536 9781783740543 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0048 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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The human population's annual total consumption is not sustainable by one planet. This unprecedented situation calls for a reform of religious cultures that promote a large ideal family size. Many observers assume that Christianity is inevitably part of this problem because it promotes "family values" and statistically, in America and elsewhere, has a higher birthrate than nonreligious people. This book explores diverse ideas about human reproduction in the church past and present. It investigates an extreme fringe of U.S. Protestantism, including the Quiverfull movement, that use Old Testament "fruitful" verses to support natalist ideas explicitly promoting higher fecundity. It also challenges the claim by some natalists that Martin Luther in the 16th century advocated similar ideas. This book argues that natalism is inappropriate as a Christian application of Scripture, especially since rich populations' total footprints are detrimental to biodiversity and to human welfare. It explores the ancient cultural context of the Bible verses quoted by natalists. Challenging the assumption that religion normally promotes fecundity, the book finds surprising exceptions among early Christians (with a special focus on Saint Augustine) since they advocated spiritual fecundity in preference to biological fecundity. Finally the book uses a hermeneutic lens derived from Genesis 1, and prioritising the modern problem of biodiversity, to provide ecological interpretations of the Bible's "fruitful" verses.

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Christianlity --- Natalism --- family --- fecundity --- Bible --- ecology --- biodiversity

Commentaries, Catenae and Biblical Tradition

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Book Series: Texts and studies ISBN: 971463205768 Year: Pages: 350 Language: English
Publisher: Gorgias Press; University of Birmingham Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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In 2011, the European Research Council awarded Dr Hugh Houghton a Starting Grant to lead a five-year project investigating the earliest commentaries on Paul as sources for the biblical text.1 This project, known by its acronym COMPAUL, was intended to build on Dr Houghton’s doctoral work analysing Augustine’s gospel citations.2 The aim was to instigate a better understanding of commentaries and their contribution to the transmission of the New Testament in anticipation of two major editing projects: the Vetus Latina edition of the four principal letters of Paul and the Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior of all Pauline Epistles being planned by the IGNTP.

The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible

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ISBN: 9781618119513 9781618119520 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104672
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The essays in this volume address the conundrum of how Jewish believers in the divine character of the Sinaitic revelation confront the essential questions raised by academic biblical studies. The first part is an anthology of rabbinic sources, from the medieval period to the present, treating questions that reflect a critical awareness of the Bible. The second part is a series of twenty-one essays by contemporary rabbis and scholars on how they combine their religious beliefs with their critical approach to the Bible.

Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture

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Book Series: Digital Biblical Studies ISBN: 9789004325234 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.1163/9789004325234 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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The volume presents a selection of research projects in Digital Humanities applied to the “Biblical Studies” in the widest sense and context. Taken as a whole, the volume restitutes the merging Digital Culture at the beginning of the 21st century.&#xD;&#xD;

6 Digital Editing and the Greek New Testament (Book chapter)

Book title: Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture

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Book Series: Digital Biblical Studies ISBN: 9789004325234 9789004325234 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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The textual tradition of the Bible has inspired many of the most significant&#xD;developments, principles and methodologies in editorial practice, from the&#xD;parallel texts and critical symbols of Origen’s Hexapla in the early third century&#xD;to Lachmann’s nineteeth-century stemmatics. It is therefore unsurprising that,&#xD;in this digital age, the New Testament continues to be at the forefront of new&#xD;and exciting initiatives. The present chapter describes the workflow and tools&#xD;developed for the Editio Critica Maior of the Greek New Testament, in particular&#xD;those associated with the Workspace for Collaborative Editing, and how&#xD;these have shaped the task of editing both the text and documents of the New&#xD;Testament and offer new models of publication thanks to the capacity of electronic&#xD;media and the Internet.

Israel and Empire

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ISBN: 9780567054098 780567280510 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102543
Subject: Religion
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Israel and Empire introduces students to the history, literature, and theology of the Hebrew Bible and texts of early Judaism, enabling them to read these texts through the lens of postcolonial interpretation. This approach should allow students to recognize not only how cultural and socio-political forces shaped ancient Israel and the worldviews of the early Jews but also the impact of imperialism on modern readings of the Bible. Perdue and Niang cover a broad sweep of history, from 1300 BCE to 72 CE, including the late Bronze age, Egyptian imperialism, Israel's entrance into Canaan, the Davidic-Solomonic Empire, the Assyrian Empire, the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire, the Maccabean Empire, and Roman rule. Additionally the authors show how earlier examples of imperialism in the Ancient Near East provide a window through which to see the forces and effects of imperialism in modern history.

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