Politics and Theopolitics in the Bible and Postbiblical by Yair Hoffman, Henning Graf Reventlow, Benjamin Uffenheimer

By Yair Hoffman, Henning Graf Reventlow, Benjamin Uffenheimer

This quantity comprises papers from the 3rd symposium held through the college of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Ruhr collage, Bochum, Germany, with the purpose of furthering discussion among Jewish and Christian biblical students. The papers research the ways that political matters and occasions are mirrored within the Bible and within the postbiblical literature, the time period 'theopolitics' expressing the conviction of either groups that the politics of human lifestyles have continually been and remain topic to the rule of thumb and windfall of God. The wish of the symposium is that via exam of the ways that Jews and Christians have mirrored upon political and moral theories there could come up new probabilities for greater mutual understanding.

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Decolonizing God: The Bible in the Tides of Empire (The by Mark G. Brett

By Mark G. Brett

For hundreds of years, the Bible has been utilized by colonial powers to undergird their imperial designs--an ironic state of affairs whilst lots of the Bible was once conceived when it comes to resistance to empires. during this considerate e-book, Mark Brett attracts upon his event of the colonial background in Australia to spot a extraordinary variety of parts the place God has to be decolonized--freed from the bonds of the colonial. Writing in a context the place landmark felony situations have governed that Indigenous (Aboriginal) rights were 'washed away by way of the tide of history', Brett re-examines land rights within the biblical traditions, Deuteronomy's genocidal mind's eye, and different key issues in either the Hebrew Bible and the hot testomony the place the consequences of colonialism will be traced. Drawing out the consequences for theology and ethics, this publication offers a finished new notion for addressing the legacies of colonialism. A ground-breaking paintings of scholarship that makes a huge intervention into post-colonial experiences. This booklet confirms the relevance of post-colonial thought to biblical scholarship and gives a thrilling and unique method of biblical interpretation. invoice Ashcroft, college of Hong Kong and collage of latest South Wales; writer of The Empire Writes again: idea and perform in Post-Colonial Literatures (2002). Acutely delicate to the historic in addition to theological complexity of the Bible, Mark Brett's Decolonizing God brilliantly demonstrates the price of a serious evaluation of the Bible as a device for rethinking modern probabilities. The contribution of this e-book to moral and theological discourse in a world point of view and to a politics of wish is significant. Tamara C. Eskenazi, Hebrew Union university, la; editor of The Torah: A Women's remark (2007).

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The Sociology of Pottery in Ancient Palestine: The Ceramic by Bryant G. Wood

By Bryant G. Wood

This primary learn deals a reconstruction of the social global within which pottery was once synthetic, disbursed and utilized in historic Palestine. half I concludes that ceramic wares within the Bronze and Iron a while have been industrially produced for advertisement sale through small workshops, most likely relations owned and operated. The technological point used to be excessive, with potters' wheels and everlasting kilns getting used. half II argues that ceramic kinds have been quickly unfold all through Palestine, basically via itinerant retailers who offered usual loved ones wares over nice distances.

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Taking Stock of Bonhoeffer: Studies in Biblical by Stephen J. Plant

By Stephen J. Plant

Bonhoeffer's theology keeps to end up richly fruitful within the twenty first century. This publication gathers jointly Stephen Plant's scholarly engagement with Bonhoeffer's existence and theology over 20 years. This assortment makes available Plant's distinct point of view on Bonhoeffer's theology, specifically at the key issues of biblical exegesis, ethics and the intimate connections Bonhoeffer discerns among them.

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Treaty of the Great King: The Covenant Structure of by Meredith G. Kline

By Meredith G. Kline

In Treaty of the nice King, Kline supplies an in depth research and robust proof for helping the translation of Deuteronomy as being a felony rfile among Israel and YHWH that used to be patterned after old close to jap treaties, with Moses as its basic compiler. those stories have been foundational in Kline's occupation as a covenant theologian.

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The Wisdom of Solomon: A New Translation with Introduction by David Winston

By David Winston

The Anchor Bible deals new, book-by-book translations of the outdated and New Testarnents and Apocrypha, with commentary.  This quantity at the knowledge of Solomon as been ready through David Winston, Professor of Hellenistic and Judaic reviews and Director of the heart for Judaic reports on the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.The knowledge of Solomon is an extended and subtly poetic paintings positioned within the mouth of "wise" King Solomon.  It blends biblical notion and center Platonism.  David Winston completely analyzes the ebook, providing the philosophical state of affairs basically and placing forth proof to indicate that the paintings used to be written later than is often meant, through the reign of Caligula (A.D. 37-41), and by way of a unmarried author.Because of its exclusion from the canon of scripture utilized by Jews and Protestant Christians, The knowledge of Solomon has been missed by way of biblical students in general.  Dr. Winston's observation is the 1st to entirely hide either past study and up to date advancements akin to the Qumran scrolls, papyrus discoveries in Egypt, and new wisdom of historical Iranian religion.  It is a big contribution to the learn of the apocryphal literature of the Bible.

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The Material Culture of the Bible: An Introduction by Ferdinand Deist

By Ferdinand Deist

Scholarly discussions of biblical interpretation frequently forget about the truth that language and literature shape an essential component of a people's tradition, that interpretation for that reason implies the whole cultural method of the proper literature, and that biblical interpretation as a result implies inter-cultural communique. This publication explores the theoretical and sensible implications of this commentary from a cultural anthropological standpoint, seems at fresh anthropological reports of old Israelite society, provides sensible examples of a cultural interpretation of historic Hebrew narratives, and discusses the effect of the notions 'cultural relativity' and 'inter-cultural communique' for biblical interpretation.

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