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The Early Prophets Joshua Judges Samuel and Kings

The Early Prophets  Joshua  Judges  Samuel  and Kings Author
ISBN-10 9780805243239
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 880
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The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox’s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible. The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral dilemmas their stories illuminate, are part of the living consciousness of the Western world. From Joshua and the tumbling walls of Jericho to Samson and Delilah, the prophet Samuel and the tragic King Saul, David and Goliath, Bathsheba and Absalom, King Solomon’s temple, Elijah and the chariot of fire, Ahab and Jezebel—the stories of these men and women are deeply etched into Western culture because they beautifully encapsulate the human experience. The four books that comprise The Early Prophets look at tribal rivalries, dramatic changes in leadership, and the intrusions of neighboring empires through the prism of the divine-human relationship. Over the centuries, the faithful have read these narratives as demonstrations of the perils of disobeying God’s will, and time and again Jews in exile found that the stories spoke to their own situations of cultural assimilation, destruction, and the reformulation of identity. They have had an equally indelible impact on generations of Christians, who have seen in many of the narratives foreshadowings of the life and death of Jesus, as well as models for their own lives and the careers of their leaders. But beyond its importance as a foundational religious document, The Early Prophets is a great work of literature, a powerful and distinctive narrative of the past that seeks meaning in the midst of national catastrophe. Accompanied by illuminating commentary, notes, and maps, Everett Fox’s masterly translation of the Hebrew original re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays that rhetorically underscore its meaning and are intrinsic to a timeless text meant to be both studied and read aloud. From the Hardcover edition.

The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses Author Everett Fox
ISBN-10 080524140X
Release 1997
Pages 1024
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Offers a translation of and commentary on the first five books of the Hebrew Bible

Give us a king

Give us a king Author Everett Fox
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048566536
Release 1999-11-02
Pages 294
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A new translation of the two books of Samuel shares some of the most beloved stories in the bible, including the story of Bathsheba and the tragedy of King Saul, among many others. 17,500 first printing.

Death and Dissymmetry

Death and Dissymmetry Author Mieke Bal
ISBN-10 0226035549
Release 1988-01
Pages 312
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Combining literary criticism and feminist analysis, Death and Dissymmetry radically reinterprets not only the Book of Judges but also the tradition of its reception and understanding in the West. In Mieke Bal's account, Judges documents the Israelite culture learning to articulate itself in a decisive period of transition. Counter to standard readings of Judges, Bal's interpretation demonstrates that the book has a political and ideological coherence in which the treatment of women plays a pivotal role. Bal concentrates here not on the assassinations and battles that rage through Judges but on the violence in the domestic lives of individual characters, particularly sexual violence directed at women. Her skillful reading reveals that murder, in this text, relates to gender and reflects a social structure that is inherently contradictory. By foregrounding the stories of women and subjecting them to subtle narrative analysis, she is able to expose a set of preoccupations that are essential to the sense of these stories but are not articulated in them. Bal thereby develops a "countercoherence" in conflict with the apparent emphases of Judges—the politics, wars, and historiography that have been the constant focus of commentators on the book. Death and Dissymmetry makes an important contribution to the development of a feminist method of interpreting ancient texts, with consequences for religious studies, ancient history, literary theory, and gender studies.

Power and Politics in the Book of Judges

Power and Politics in the Book of Judges Author John C. Yoder
ISBN-10 9781451496628
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 288
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John C. Yoder examines political culture and behavior in the book of Judges. Although the Deuteronomistic editor portrayed the "judges" as moral champions, the men and women of valor were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political power. They were ambitious, at times ruthless; they might be labeled chiefs, strongmen, or even warlords in today's world, using violence, patronage, and the control of the labor and reproductive capacity of subordinates, as well as other strategies that did not require the constant exercise of force.

Scripture and translation

Scripture and translation Author Martin, Buber
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032601182
Release 1994
Pages 223
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First published in Germany in 1936 as Die Schrift und ihre Verdeutschung, this book grew out of Buber and Rosenzweig’s work on an innovative and still controversial German translation of the Hebrew Bible. Rather than provide an idiomatic rendering, the Buber-Rosenzweig translation recasts the German language on the model of biblical Hebrew by attempting to reproduce the spoken quality, structure, and poetic devices found in the original texts. Scripture and Translation articulates the rationale for the translation, both in theoretical terms and through close readings of specific texts. This edition also includes the first publication in any language of Martin Buber’s essay “Why and How We Translated the Scripture.”

Preaching for Special Services

Preaching for Special Services Author Scott M. Gibson
ISBN-10 9781441215154
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 140
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Sooner or later, every pastor will be called on to conduct special services. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant presentations, and evangelistic services, each in their own way, challenge pastors to find the right words to mark the occasion. Preaching for Special Services will help pastors prepare sermons for these special services. Each chapter explores a different occasion and offers the perspective, encouragement, and practical advice that pastors need as they plan their messages. Through this useful book, pastors will discover how Christ-centered special occasion preaching can make a difference in the lives of their listeners.

Genesis and Exodus

Genesis and Exodus Author
ISBN-10 0687057655
Release 1998
Pages 498
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One of the basic resource library books for the Disciple: Into The Word Into The World program that is used weekly by group members for reading, study, and research. Genesis and Exodus Harper Collins Bible Dictionary NDSB Gospel Of Luke NDSB Acts Of The Apostles Oxford Bible Atlas Jews And Christians A Troubled Family Assignment Sheets

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah Author Benyamim Tsedaka
ISBN-10 9780802865199
Release 2013-04-26
Pages 522
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Foreword by Emanuel Tov; foreword by Steven Fine; introduction by James H. Charlesworth.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion Author Susan M. Felch
ISBN-10 9781107097841
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 325
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Each essay in this Companion examines literary texts and a particular religious tradition to better understand both literature and religion.

The Five Books of Moses A Translation with Commentary

The Five Books of Moses  A Translation with Commentary Author Robert Alter
ISBN-10 0393070247
Release 2008-10-17
Pages 1120
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"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus Author Amy-Jill Levine
ISBN-10 9780062198198
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 352
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The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

Strong As Death Is Love The Song of Songs Ruth Esther Jonah and Daniel A Translation with Commentary

Strong As Death Is Love  The Song of Songs  Ruth  Esther  Jonah  and Daniel  A Translation with Commentary Author
ISBN-10 9780393243055
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 320
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“A pleasure to read. . . . Alter has given fresh life to some of the most beloved . . . books in our heritage.”—Philadelphia Inquirer The Song of Songs; Ruth; Esther; Jonah; and Daniel offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible. As distant in time from the Five Books of Moses as Updike is from Shakespeare, these Late Biblical books are innovative, entertaining literary works. Women often stand center stage. The Song of Songs is a celebration of young love, frankly sensuous, with no reference to God or covenant. It offers some of the most beautiful love poems of the ancient world. The story of Queen Esther’s shrewd triumph is also a secular entertainment, with clear traces of farce and sly sexual comedy. The character of Ruth embodies the virtues of loyalty, love, and charity in a harmonious world. Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel’s feverish night dreams. The apocalyptic strangeness of Daniel echoes in works from the New Testament’s Book of Revelations to the lyrics of Bob Dylan. And Jonah, the tale of a giant fish who, on God’s command, swallows the prophet and imprisons him in his dark wet innards for three days, ends with a question that lingers, unanswered, leaving the reader to ponder the many limitations of humankind.

Reading Judges

Reading Judges Author Mark E. Biddle
ISBN-10 1573126314
Release 2012
Pages 221
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Reading the Old Testament book of Judges presents a number of significant challenges related to social contexts, historical settings, and literary characteristics. Acknowledging and examining these difficulties provide a point of entry into the world of Judges and promises to enrich the reading experience. How should we read the book of Judges? For several decades, biblical scholars have been debating the merits of two contrasting approaches to biblical interpretation: a "synchronic" approach, which attempts to see the text as a whole, as opposed to a "diachronic" approach, which asks questions about history and development of the text. This commentary draws on historical-critical methods to shed light on this historic period and the role of Judges in Israel's history. At the same time, Mark Biddle acknowledges that the relevance for modern reader lies in the text as a whole and not in the details of its developmental history. Biddle also tackles the kinds of issues (violence, patriarchy, tribalism) that may inhibit our ability to receive this text as inspired Scripture. This volume makes clear that the power of this biblical narrative derives in large part from its unvarnished portrayals of human foibles and failures-and of God's steadfast commitment to relationship with humankind nonetheless.

Key Cultural Texts in Translation

Key Cultural Texts in Translation Author Kirsten Malmkjær
ISBN-10 9789027264367
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 320
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In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures. The chapters investigate cultural transfers and differences realised through translation and reflect critically upon the implications of these with regard to matters of cultural identity. The book offers an important contribution to cultural approaches in translation studies, with ramifications across different disciplines, including literary studies, history, philosophy, and gender studies. The chapters offer a range of cultural and methodological frameworks and are written by scholars from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds, Western and Eastern.

The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews Author Louis Ginzberg
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105004672577
Release 1913
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The Legends of the Jews has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Legends of the Jews also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Legends of the Jews book for free.

The Wisdom Books Job Proverbs and Ecclesiastes A Translation with Commentary

The Wisdom Books  Job  Proverbs  and Ecclesiastes  A Translation with Commentary Author Robert Alter
ISBN-10 9780393340532
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 416
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Presents a modern translation of the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament, providing an annotation and commentary for each verse.