Studies in Honour of Ed Noort
Author: Jacques Ruiten,Jacobus Cornelis De Vos
This book deals with many aspects of the land of Israel. In the first part, the emphasis is on descriptions of the land in Joshua and other books of the Hebrew anf Greek Bible. In the second part, the focus shifts to the land in history and theology: reception-history of biblical texts dealing with the land, archaeology of Palestine, and theological-hermeneutical implications of taking the land traditions of the Bible seriously. The result is a rich collection of articles on one of the main themes of the Old Testament; a theme that has a fascinating, although not always unproblematic reception history.
Its Theological Dimensions : a Study of a Promise and of a Land's "holiness"
Author: Jack Shechter
Publisher: University Press of Amer
What are the ramifications implicit in the notion that the land was "promised"? --
Author: Rick Hill
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
This guide is useful whether you are traveling to Israel with a group or studying about Israel in your home. It is filled with practical information that will enhance your tour experience and deepen your personal knowledge of the Land of the Bible and Bible times. It is designed to help both young and mature Christ-followers to grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures. But it can be used by anyone interested in knowing more about Israel, Christ-follower or not. There are a variety of maps and personal photos in this guide. Many of the maps I created with Accordance Software, which will be consistent throughout the guide. The maps and photos will help you to visualize the topic or land area you are reading about. There is a list of the major sites in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt in alphabetical order. There is also a Quick Bible Reference Guide to assist you in finding more Scriptures about various sites in the Holy Land. Many people who travel to Israel wonder about communicating with the locals on their trip. This is a problem that you will hardly ever experience on a tour. However, to get a feel for the language, there is a section of important words, phrases, and prayers that will be helpful on your trip. I have included a section on terminology--a glossary of common words, names, and events found in the Bible and in history. There are biographies of many important historical and biblical characters. Learning about them in advance will enhance your time in Israel. They will 'come alive' as you see them in the context of their time. Finally, to organize the material, I have divided this guide into three sections: Section I: Getting Ready for the Trip Section II: Getting Acquainted with the Holy Land Section III: Additional Reference Material. I have told the many guests on my tours that with just a ten-day trip to the Holy Land, they will know as much or more Bible History and Geography than most first year Bible College students. I believe this to be true. When you can put the events, places, and characters of the Bible in their context, it really comes alive. You will never read your Bible the same again! Happy traveling, everyone! Author Bio: Pastor Rick was born in Arizona and raised in Southern California. He is an alumnus of San Diego State University, West Coast Christian College, Melodyland School of Theology, and California Graduate School of Theology. Rick has served the Christian community as pastor, missionary, and conference speaker. He is the founding pastor of Hillside Community Church in Julian, California where he now serves as senior pastor. He is married to Janet, his wife of 35 years. keywords: Christian, Israel, Tours, Holy Land, Travel, Jesus, God, Guides, Religion, Bible"
History and Theology in the Feasts of Israel
Author: Lesley Ann Richardson
Publisher: WestBow Press
These rich and varied Bible Gems will take you on a journey - one which involves heart and mind. They weave together aspects of Israels vibrant past and her stunning geography, and at the same time illuminate shining new facets of the biblical texts. Israels history is long and intriguing, and her landscape embraces snowy mountains, deserts and the heights of Jerusalem, the city sacred to three faiths. This is the nation whose poets and prophets set down the scriptures they bequeathed to the following generations, which have helped shape the world in which we live today. In the Gems the mysterious symbolism of the feasts of Israel is unfolded, offering treasures of wisdom concerning the foundational keys of our modern culture. They will profoundly impact your imagination and enhance your spiritual life of faith.
Essays on the History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honor of J. Maxwell Miller
Author: J. Andrew Dearman,M. Patrick Graham
Publisher: A&C Black
A collection of seventeen articles by colleagues and former students of Professor J. Maxwell Miller who taught at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. The papers deal with the history, chronology, geography, archaeology and epigraphy of ancient Israel and its setting in the Levant, and range from broad methodological discussions of historiography to focused analyses of individual texts or historical issues. A review of Miller's career and a select bibliography of his publications are also included.
Author: John Joseph Collins,Gregory E. Sterling
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
The variety of ways in which Jews in Israel responded to and appropriated Greek culture is the subject of this volume. The contributors provide corroborating evidence of the influence of Greek culture in Judea and Galilee, from before the Maccabean revolt on into the rabbinic period.
The Silencing of Palestinian History
Author: Keith W. Whitelam
The Invention of Ancient Israel shows how the true history of ancient Palestine has been obscured by the search for Israel. Keith W. Whitelam shows how ancient Israel has been invented by scholars in the image of a European nation state, influenced by the realisation of the state of Israel in 1948. He explores the theological and political assumptions which have shaped research into ancient Israel by Biblical scholars, and contributed to the vast network of scholarship which Said identified as 'Orientalist discourse'. This study concentrates on two crucial periods from the end of the late Bronze Age to the Iron Age, a so-called period of the emergence of ancient Israel and the rise of an Israelite state under David. It explores the prospects for developing the study of Palestinian history as a subject in its own right, divorced from the history of the Bible, and argues that Biblical scholars, through their traditional view of this area, have contributed to dispossession both of a Palestinian land and a Palestinian past. This contoversial book is important reading for historians, Biblical specialists, social anthropologists and all those who are interested in the history of ancient Israel and Palestine.
Author: Dianne Bergant
Publisher: Liturgical Press
This book explores Old Testament history, theology, and stories, bringing a clear presentation of the God who acts and the people of the covenant, from the creation accounts of Genesis to the fall of the Northern Kingdom and its prophets.? . . . a thoroughly researched and well-written book that can be used as a text for Old Testament study groups and also for personal reading by those interested in the subject. It is recommended.? Catholic Library World?Bergant offers a highly readable retelling of the biblical story that includes minimal information from critical scholarship. As such, it may prove helpful to those attempting to read the Old Testament for the first time.? Catholic Studies?The special grace here is the combination of serious minded study with a readable, engaging style.? Writing Works?Israel?s Story would be a useful text in college-level introductory courses on the Old Testament. It is also useful for those who simply want to learn more about that section of the Bible. It provides a good framework for understanding the main themes and characters.? Spiritual Woman?Written in a clear, creative, and accessible style, this first volume of two introduces readers to the historical and literary intricacies of the ancient biblical world, beginning with Genesis and spanning through to the Prophets. Particularly refreshing is the pedagogical approach and tone that Bergant uses to unlock a treasure chest of knowledge containing pearls of wisdom suitable for a wide variety of audiences. Bergant?s ability to synthesize a breadth of material without compromising scholarship makes this volume a substantial contribution to the field of Biblical Studies. Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology University of Portland, OR?In this first volume, Dianne Bergant takes us on an easy journey through Old Testament history from creation to the time of the eighth century B.C. prophets. Along the way she highlights the personalities and places God used in revealing the divine plan of salvation. This book provides an excellent panoramic view which puts the pieces together for an introduction to or a recap of the biblical story.? Abbot Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. Subiaco Abbey Subiaco, Arkansas?Combining the breadth of her teaching experience and the depth of her knowledge of the Old Testament, Bergant has produced a very helpful and user-friendly introduction. As she reviews the biblical narrative, she gracefully inserts along the way helpful background material of various kinds (e.g., historical, archeological, literary, cultural, theological, and spiritual). For someone beginning to read the Old Testament, this would be a fine book to ?read-along-with.?? Michael Guinan Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, California?By presenting a grand sweep of the literature of ancient Israel, Dianne Bergant offers readers a marvelous introduction to studying the Hebrew Bible. Because she is both an outstanding scholar and popular teacher, Dianne Bergant offers an overview of Israel?s sacred history that is equally insightful and accessible. Readers will be enlightened and elated by this synopsis of Israel?s inspired writings, which are the inheritance of both Judaism and Christianity.? Stephen J. Binz Biblical Scholar and Author of Threshold Bible Study?In this first volume, Dianne Bergant takes us on an easy journey through Old Testament history from creation to the time of the eighth century B.C. prophets. Along the way she highlights the personalities and places God used in revealing the divine plan of salvation. This book provides an excellent panoramic view which puts the pieces together for an introduction to or a recap of the biblical story.? Abbott Jerome Kodell, OSB
Author: John Bright
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A definitive text and resource for every student of the Old Testament, this fourth edition of John Bright's now classic work is newly introduced by William P. Brown.
The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E.
Author: Rainer Albertz
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
The period of Israel's Babylonian exile is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history. During this time Israel went through its deepest crisis, and the foundation was laid for its most profound renewal. The crisis provoked the creation of a wealth of literary works such as laments, prophetic books, and historical works, all of which Albertz analyzes in detail through the methods of social history, composition criticism, and redaction criticism. In addition, Albertz draws on extrabiblical and archaeological evidence to illuminate the historical and social changes that affected the various exilic groups. Thirty-five years after Peter Ackroyd's classic Exile and Restoration, Albertz offers a new generation of biblical scholars and students an equally important appraisal of recent scholarship on this period as well as his own innovative and insightful proposals about the social and literary developments that took place and the theological contribution that was made. Includes chronological table, map of the ancient Near East, and passage index. - Publisher.
Author: Gerhard von Rad
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This republication of a classic work contains a new introduction by Walter Brueggemann that places Gerhard von Rad's work within the context of German theology, Old Testament theology, and the history of interpretation of the Old Testament. In Old Testament Theology, von Rad applies the most advanced results of form criticism to develop a new understanding of the Bible. His original approach is now available once again in English. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Abingdon Press
In this first volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, Walter Brueggemann portrays the key components in Israel's encounter with God as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Creation, election, Torah, the divine hand in history; these and other theological high points appear both in their original historical context, and their ongoing relevance for contemporary Jewish and Christian self-understanding.
An Exegetical Study of the Ideational Framework of the Law in Leviticus 17-26
Author: Jan Joosten
Through detailed exegesis of such notions as the sons of Israel, the resident alien, the call to holiness, the camp in the desert and the land as property of YHWH, a coherent conceptual structure underlying the presentation of the law in Leviticus 17-26 is uncovered.
Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine- Israel
Author: Nur Masalha
Publisher: Zed Books
Does the bible justify Zionism? Since the foundation of the Israeli state in 1948, Torah and tank have become increasingly inseparable, resulting in the forced expulsion and subjugation of millions of indigenous Palestinians. Nur Masalha's new book traces Zionism's evolution from a secular settler movement in the late 19th century, to the messianic faith it has become today. He shows how the biblical language of 'chosen people' and 'promised land' has been used by many Christian and Jewish Zionists as the 'title deeds' for Israel, justifying ethnic division and violence. With Edward Said, Masalha argues that a new politics of peace can only be achieved through a single, democratic state, which replaces religious zealotry with secular equality.
Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel
Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman
Bisher diente biblische Archäologie zum Beweis der Heiligen Schrift. Die beiden international renommierten Archäologen drehen den Spieß um und lassen die Ausgrabungen eine eigene Sprache sprechen. Ihr dramatisch neues, archäologisch fundiertes Bild von der Geschichte Israels zwingt zum Umdenken. Der Auszug aus Ägypten, die Einnahme Kanaans, das Großreich unter König David und der Tempelbau in Jerusalem unter König Salomon galten lange auch bei den kritischsten Wissenschaftlern als gesichert. Neueste Ausgrabungen, bisher nur Experten bekannt, zeigen ein ganz anderes Bild: " Den Auszug aus Ägypten gab es ebensowenig wie eine "Landnahme". " Jerusalem unter David und Salomon war ein größeres Dorf sicher ohne zentralen Tempel und großen Palast. " Der Monotheismus hat sich viel später entwickelt als bisher angenommen & Das klar und anschaulich geschriebene Buch ist in zwölf Kapitel gegliedert: Auf die Nacherzählung der biblischen Geschichte folgt jeweils die archäologische Spurensuche. Im nächsten Schritt rekonstruieren die Autoren (Israel Finkelstein ist der Direktor des israelischen Instituts Tel Aviv) den tatsächlichen historischen Ablauf, um abschließend zu fragen, wann und warum die Geschichte aufgeschrieben wurde.
The Changing Study of the Bible and History
Author: Megan Bishop Moore,Brad E. Kelle
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Although scholars have for centuries primarily been interested in using the study of ancient Israel to explain, illuminate, and clarify the biblical story, Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle describe how scholars today seek more and more to tell the story of the past on its own terms, drawing from both biblical and extrabiblical sources to illuminate ancient Israel and its neighbors without privileging the biblical perspective. Biblical History and Israel s Past provides a comprehensive survey of how study of the Old Testament and the history of Israel has changed since the middle of the twentieth century. Moore and Kelle discuss significant trends in scholarship, trace the development of ideas since the 1970s, and summarize major scholars, viewpoints, issues, and developments.
An Introduction to the Bible in Context
Author: George E. Mendenhall
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Relying on archeological artifacts and anthropological study, George Mendenhall re-tells the story of Israel's history and faith. While careful not to move beyond the evidence, Mendenhall also provides an account of the theological dimensions of Israel's history.