Author: Nancy M. Tischler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The Bible is the foundational text for the Byzantine Empire. The papers of this volume explore its reception through appropriation, adaptation and interpretation as articulated in all aspects of Byzantine society. Several sessions at the ISBL held in Vienna, 6 to 10 July 2014 on ‘The Reception of the Bible in Greco-Roman Tradition,’ ‘The Bible between Jews and Christians in Byzantium,’ ‘Biblical Scholarship in Byzantium,’ and ‘Biblical Foundations of Byzantine Identity and Culture’ built the basis of this volume. Various angles shed light on the Byzantine experience of the Bible. The wide range of source materials that inform the contributions to this volume—from manuscripts and military handbooks to lead seals and pilgrim guides— allows insights into a vivid liturgical tradition, which shapes Orthodox Christianity up today. As a thoroughly Christianized society, the Bible had sunk deep into the cultural DNA of Byzantium. The volume shows the multitude of strategies for the engagement with the Biblical text and the manifold ways in which the Bible message was experienced, articulated and brought to life on a daily basis.
Appropriation, Adaptation, Interpretation
Author: Agnethe Siquans,Armin Lange,Claudia Rapp,Andreas Külzer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Die samaritanischen Überlieferungen finden in der Bibelwissenschaft nach wie vor zu wenig Beachtung. Der vorliegende Band mit Beiträgen eines 2010 in Zürich abgehaltenen Symposiums stellt daher die Geschichte der Samaritaner und die Überlieferungen über sie in den biblischen Quellen einerseits und die Perspektiven auf die biblische, frühjüdische und frühchristliche Geschichte in den samaritanischen Quellen andererseits gegenüber. Die Beiträge reichen von der Bedeutung des Samaritanischen Pentateuchs und dem Verhältnis des Garizim-Tempels zum Jerusalemer Tempel über die wechselseitigen Ursprungserzählungen, die samaritanische Geschichte in der Alexanderzeit, das Bild der Samaritaner im Neuen Testament und das Bild Jesu und der frühen Christen in samaritanischen Quellen bis hin zur antisamaritanischen Polemik der Rabbinen und den Religionsgesprächen in arabischer Zeit. Durch die wechselseitige Wahrnehmung biblischer bzw. frühjüdischer und samaritanischer Quellen sollen neue Diskursräume eröffnet und Impulse für die weitere Analyse und Auswertung der samaritanischen Quellen gegeben werden.
Historische und literarische Wechselwirkungen zwischen biblischen und samaritanischen Traditionen / Historical and Literary Interactions between Biblical and Samaritan Traditions
Author: Jörg Frey,Ursula Schattner-Rieser,Konrad Schmid
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
1999 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award for the category Best Book Relating to the Old Testament. Explores the evolution of the biographical traditions of some fifteen biblical figures
Author: Michael E. Stone,Theodore A. Bergren
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Wim Beuken,Seán Freyne,Anton Weiler
Publisher: Burns & Oates
The Bible in the English language is among the great achievements of all time, not only as a masterpiece of inspired writing but as a witness to the place of the Scriptures in the life of the English-speaking peoples, and Bruce's work, recognised for 30 years as the best on its subject, documents its history and shows the impact of some of the translations on the use and development of the English language. Formerly The English Bible, this comprehensive study of the various English translations of the Bible is again available in paperback. The author traces the story from the earliest partial translations in Saxon times, through Wycliffe, Tyndale and The King James Version, to the publication of such contemporary versions as The New English Bible, The New American Standard Version, The Living Bible, and The Good News Bible. Authoritative and highly readable, this remains one of the standard works on its subject.
Author: Frederick Fyvie Bruce
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
"A Complete Introduction to the Bible is an ideal resource for personal study, as a classroom text, or for use with Bible study groups. Accompanying charts, graphs, maps, and online study-discussion questions for each chapter complement this presentation."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Christopher Gilbert
Publisher: Paulist Press
The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.
Author: Bruce M. Metzger,Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
Author: Watson E. Mills,Roger Aubrey Bullard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Author: John Wesley Haley
The second in the series organized around common FAQs, 40Questions about Interpreting the Bible tackles the major questions thatstudents, pastors and professors ask about the hermeneutics of reading thebible (i.e. understanding the bible).
Author: Robert L. Plummer
Publisher: Kregel Academic
An exploration of muscial expression in scripture and church hymnody.
Author: Herbert Lockyer
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers