A reader s Hebrew Bible Book

A reader s Hebrew Bible


  • Author : A. Philip Brown (II.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 1652
  • ISBN 10 : 0310269741

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A reader s Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

Designed to facilitate the regular reading of the Scriptures in Hebrew and Aramaic.

Understanding the Hebrew Bible Book

Understanding the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : Elliott Rabin
  • Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0881258563

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Understanding the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Guide for the Perplexed is written clearly and jargon-free and provides an orientation to the vast compendium of biblical materials by explaining the different kinds of writing found in the Bible, including storytelling, law, history, prophecy, wisdom and poetry. Each section is informed by current biblical scholarship, but presented in a manner accessible to a general audience. Unlike other introductions that focus entirely on biblical history and its historical context, this book surveys the full range of biblical writing. A preface establishes a conceptual model for understanding the Bible, and explorers the differences between the traditional Jewish and Christian readings of this Scripture. Readers will discover in this book a concise, useful companion to the Book of Books.

A reader s Greek New Testament Book

A reader s Greek New Testament


  • Author : Richard J. Goodrich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN 10 : 0310248884

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A reader s Greek New Testament Excerpt :

The Greek text that underlies the New International Version as reconstructed by Edward Goodrick and John Kohlenberger III, along with word definitions in footnotes for all words that occur thirty times or less in the New Testament.

Women in the Hebrew Bible Book

Women in the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : Alice Bach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135238681

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Women in the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on the Israelite society portrayed by the Hebrew Bible.

Interested Parties Book

Interested Parties


  • Author : David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 1995-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567588777

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Interested Parties Excerpt :

One of the more creative Old Testament scholars of our time, David Clines offers an enjoyable and provocative set of studies on ideology. The title of a keynote essay, 'Why is There a Song of Songs, and What Does It Do to You If You Read It?', hints at the twin focus of the volume: the ideology of the writers, who bring the biblical texts into being, and the ideologies of the readers, who are shaped by the text at the same moment as they are shaping it in their own image. Among the essays are 'The Ten Commandments, Reading from Right to Left'; 'Metacommentating Amos'; 'David the Man: The Construction of Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible'; and 'Psalm 2 and the MLF (Moabite Liberation Front)'.

The Hebrew Bible as Literature  A Very Short Introduction Book

The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Tod Linafelt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199910472

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Exploring the Origins of the Bible Book

Exploring the Origins of the Bible


  • Author : Craig A. Evans
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2008-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131606613

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Exploring the Origins of the Bible Excerpt :

An international group of prominent scholars explores the origins and formation of the biblical text and canon.

Interested Readers Book

Interested Readers


  • Author : James K. Aitken
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release Date : 2013-11-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589839250

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Interested Readers Excerpt :

Readers of the Hebrew Bible are interested readers, bringing their own perspectives to the text. The essays in this volume, written by friends and colleagues who have drawn inspiration from and shown interest in the scholarship of David Clines, engage with his work through examining interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in areas of common exploration: literary/exegetical readings, ideological-critical readings, language and lexicography, and reception history. The contributors are James K. Aitken, Jacques Berlinerblau, Daniel Bodi, Roland Boer, Athalya Brenner, Mark G. Brett, Marc Zvi Brettler, Craig C. Broyles, Philip P. Chia, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Adrian H. W. Curtis, Katharine J. Dell, Susan E. Gillingham, Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher, Edward L. Greenstein, Mayer I. Gruber, Norman C. Habel, Alan J. Hauser, Jan Joosten, Paul J. Kissling, Barbara M. Leung Lai, Diana Lipton, Christl M. Maier, Heather A. McKay, Frank H. Polak, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Deborah W. Rooke, Eep Talstra, Laurence A. Turner, Stuart Weeks, Gerald O. West, and Ian Young.

The Dissenting Reader  Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible Book

The Dissenting Reader Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : Eryll Wynn Davies
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351775267

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The Dissenting Reader Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

This title was first published in 2003. Few would deny that the Bible is an overwhelmingly patriarchal book that, over the centuries, has exercised considerable influence on the way in which women are perceived in society. From the opening chapters of Genesis, where woman is created to serve as man's "helper", to the pronouncements of Paul concerning the submission of wives to their husbands and the silencing of women in communal worship, the primary emphasis of the Bible is on woman's subordinate status. Feminist biblical critics raise the obvious question: how should women in communities of faith respond to the Bible's largely negative appraisal of women and oppressive patriarchal emphasis? Eryl Davies introduces the wide range of feminist approaches to the Hebrew Bible: from critics who recover neglected perspectives in the biblical tradition and argue that the Bible is not oppressively patriarchal, to others who reject biblical traditions, arguing that they are so immersed in a patriarchal culture that no parts are worth redeeming. Davies suggests that the most promising approach deploys a reader-oriented literary approach to the Hebrew Bible: by focusing on the literary representation of women through plot, dialogue and characterization, some of the subtle ways in which biblical authors sought to reinforce patriarchal values and endorse women's inferior status are highlighted. Davies argues that readers of the Hebrew Bible must be prepared to question and challenge the values and assumptions inherent in the text: they must don the mantle of the "dissenting reader" and apply what feminist biblical critics have termed a "hermeneutic of suspicion" to its content without denouncing the authority of the Bible as a sacred text.

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Book

Linguistics and New Testament Greek


  • Author : David Alan Black
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493426928

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Linguistics and New Testament Greek Excerpt :

This work offers students the most current discussion of the major issues in Greek and linguistics by leading authorities in the field. Featuring an all-star lineup of New Testament Greek scholars--including Stanley Porter, Constantine Campbell, Stephen Levinsohn, Jonathan Pennington, and Robert Plummer--it examines the latest advancements in New Testament Greek linguistics, making it an ideal intermediate supplemental Greek textbook. Chapters cover key topics such as verbal aspect, the perfect tense, deponency and the middle voice, discourse analysis, word order, and pronunciation.

Learning Biblical Hebrew Book

Learning Biblical Hebrew


  • Author : Karl Kutz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-05-23
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1683590848

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Learning Biblical Hebrew Excerpt :

What's the best way to learn a new language? By approaching it not as a series of facts to memorize but as something alive, with a personality you can get to know and tendencies you can sometimes predict. Designed for long-term retention, Learning Biblical Hebrew focuses on helping students understand how the Hebrew language works and providing a solid grounding in Hebrew through extensive reading in the biblical text. Introduces advanced concepts in a form accessible to beginning students. Focuses on historic patterns and changes that minimize memorization. Focuses on how the language works for long-term retention. Encourages mastery of paradigms from a handful of representative forms. Includes extensive translation from the third week of class. Prepares students for translation of unedited biblical texts by the end of first semester. Emphasizes reading comprehension rather than decoding. Promotes a strong oral component to enhance language competence. Written for first-year and second-year Hebrew students, grammar is laid out to present comprehensive concepts to first-year students and then to aid in review and deeper understanding for second-year students. Though written for Hebrew competency, Learning Biblical Hebrew is also well-suited for students with different learning styles and objectives.

The Hebrew Bible  A Translation with Commentary  Vol  Three Volume Set  Book
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The Hebrew Bible A Translation with Commentary Vol Three Volume Set


  • Author : Robert Alter
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 3500
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393292503

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The Hebrew Bible A Translation with Commentary Vol Three Volume Set Excerpt :

A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original. A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David’s flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job’s incendiary questioning of God’s ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter’s generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.

Reading Biblical Narratives Book

Reading Biblical Narratives


  • Author : Yaira Amit
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 1451420447

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Reading Biblical Narratives Excerpt :

Based on a series of lectures given in Israel, Amit introduces the reader to the subtle ways of the biblical narrators. Covering issues of character, plot development, catchword association, narration, and dialog, she brings the biblical text to life, helping the reader enter the stories from new vantage points.

Reading Between Texts Book

Reading Between Texts


  • Author : Danna Nolan Fewell
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0664253938

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Reading Between Texts Excerpt :

Intertextuality (the reading of one text in terms of another) is a diverse practice. It is a central and prevalent subject in poststructuralist literary theory. Reading between Texts is the first book to address intertextuality as it relates specifically to interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. The contributors bring together lucid theoretical discussion and sophisticated interpretations from a variety of backgrounds, offering biblical scholars and students a helpful and thorough introduction to the issues and possibilities of intertextuality. The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives Book

Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives


  • Author : J. Andrew Dearman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190246488

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Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives Excerpt :

Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives introduces readers to narrative traditions of the Old Testament and to methods of interpreting them. Part of the Essentials of Biblical Studies series, this volume presents readers with an overview of exegesis by mainly focusing on a self-contained narrative tobe read alongside the text. Through sustained interaction with the book of Ruth, readers have opportunities to engage a biblical book from multiple perspectives, while taking note of the wider implications of such perspectives for other biblical narratives. Other select texts from Hebrew Biblenarratives, related by theme or content to matters in Ruth, are also examined, not only to assist in illustrating this method of approach, but also to offer reinforcement of reading skills and connections among different narrative traditions. Considering literary analysis, words and texts incontext, and reception history, this brief introduction gives students an overview of how exegesis illuminates stories in the Bible.