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Reading Genesis Well Navigating History Poetry Science & Truth

Reading Genesis Well Navigating History Poetry Science & Truth
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What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11? What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally? Can we even take any of this material seriously?

Reading Genesis Well answers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by developing a rigorous approach to interpreting the Bible, especially those texts that come into play in science and faith discussions. This unique approach connects the ancient writings of Genesis 1-11 with modern science in an honest and informed way.

Old Testament scholar C. John Collins appropriates literary and linguistic insights from C. S. Lewis and builds on them using ideas from modern linguistics, such as lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. This study helps readers to evaluate to what extent it is proper to say that the Bible writers held a "primitive" picture of the world, and what function their portrayal of the world and its contents had in shaping the community.

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READING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS

READING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS
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Biblical history can be some of the most difficult material for beginning students to grasp. The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers. Here a master teacher offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers.

Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books and provides strategies for understanding their significance. The goal is to make further reading and study of Scripture more informed and sensitive. Sidebars, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions are included.

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March 18, 2014

READINGS FROM THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST EBS

READINGS FROM THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST EBS
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Essential to a proper understanding of the Old Testament is a knowledge of the political, historical, and theological environment of the ancient Near East. While there is an abundance of material explaining this environment, primary source texts are often unavailable or inaccessible to the beginning Old Testament student.

This volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series fills that void. Readings from the Ancient Near East takes the student through a wide variety of primary source texts from the ancient Near East that illuminate every book of the Old Testament. It is the companion volume to Encountering the Old Testament, coauthored by Bill Arnold and Bryan Beyer.

The editors have compiled this volume with the beginning Old Testament student in mind. The selections are intended to move a learner with little or no knowledge of the ancient Near East to a basic understanding of its significant texts and authors.

Texts spanning more than two thousand years include Sumerian creation accounts, epic literature from Mesopotamia, cultic ritual texts from Egypt, and prophetic references from Syria. Readings from the Ancient Near East will surely become a standard text for professors, students, pastors, Sunday school teachers, and serious lay readers.





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September 1, 2002

RELIGION IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS @LP!!!!

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The Dead Sea Scrolls have profoundly changed the way we think about the Bible. But what is the religion found in the Scrolls themselves? This book provides a much-needed assessment of several major aspects of the religion of the Dead Sea Scrolls in light of recent publications. Eight leading experts explore the concept of divinity in the Scrolls, the Scrolls' relation to important halakic issues, the question of Hellenistic influence in the Scrolls, and the apocalypticism and messianism specific to the Scrolls. Contributors: John J. Collins Craig A. Evans Hannah K. Harrington Martin Hengel Robert A. Kugler Timothy H. Lim Eileen Schuller James C. VanderKam
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January 1, 1900

RESURRECTED SERVANT IN ISAIAH

RESURRECTED SERVANT IN ISAIAH
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The Suffering Servant through New Eyes Many have stood in awe of the prophecy about the servant in Isaiah 52:13-53:12 either because of its innovation in ancient literature or because of the parallels between the servant and the portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels. However, since the arguments of Harry M. Orlinsky and R. N. Whybray were presented over thirty years ago, there has been little examination of the servant's possible resurrection in Isaiah 53:10-12. Even though their interpretations have been cited multiple times as disproving resurrection in this passage, participatory reference discourse analysis (a method that has been pioneered since their works were written) suggests otherwise.
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RETHINKING THE PENTATEUCH

RETHINKING THE PENTATEUCH
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Scholars have long attempted to explain how the Pentateuch was put together. According to the predominant theory--the documentary hypothesis--the material in these books, which varies in historical and theological points of view, came from four hypothetical sources designated as J, E, D, and P. Answering the increasing scholarly call to rethink this theory, Antony Campbell and Mark O'Brien offer a revolutionary explanation for the development of plurality and multiplicity within the text.

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SAGE IN ISRAEL & THE ANCIENT EAST

SAGE IN ISRAEL & THE ANCIENT EAST
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September 1, 1990

SCRIBES & SCHOOLS THE CANONIZATION OP!!!

SCRIBES & SCHOOLS THE CANONIZATION OP!!!
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The historical and literary questions about ancient Israel that traditionally have preoccupied biblical scholars often have overlooked the social realities of life experienced by the vast majority of the population of ancient Israel. Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines -- such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, and literary criticism -- to illumine the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these scholarly insights for a wide variety of readers. Individually and collectively, these books will expand our vision of the culture and society of ancient Israel, thereby generating new appreciation for its impact up to the present.
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January 1, 1900

Seed of the Woman Amazing Facts Deeper Revelations from the Garden of Eden

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Show Them No Mercy

Show Them No Mercy
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A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament.Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction--all men, women, and children--of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus' command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are: - Strong Discontinuity -- C . S. Cowles- Moderate Discontinuity -- Eugene H. Merrill- piritual Continuity -- Tremper Longman III- Eschatological Continuity -- Daniel L. GardThe Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
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