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Jeremiah in History and Tradition

Jeremiah in History and Tradition

1st Edition

Jim West, Niels Peter Lemche
October 15, 2019

Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction, and feminist criticism, as well as the history of its reception. The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality...

Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem: Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem: Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

1st Edition

Raz Kletter
August 02, 2019

This volume is a critical study of recent archaeology in the Western Wall Plaza area, Jerusalem. Considered one of the holiest places on Earth for Jews and Muslims, it is also a place of controversy, where the State marks ‘our’ remains for preservation and adoration and ‘theirs’ for silencing....

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine: Palestine History and Heritage Project 1

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine: Palestine History and Heritage Project 1

1st Edition

Ingrid Hjelm, Hamdan Taha, Ilan Pappe, Thomas L. Thompson
June 11, 2019

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine discusses prospects and methods for a comprehensive, evidence-based history of Palestine with a critical use of recent historical, archaeological and anthropological methods. This history is not an exclusive history but one that is ethnically and...

Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8

Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8

1st Edition

Keith W. Whitelam
July 26, 2018

This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by...

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Russell E. Gmirkin
August 26, 2016

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin...

Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power

Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power

1st Edition

Emanuel Pfoh
March 03, 2016

Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age presents an explicitly anthropological perspective on politics and social relationships. An anthropological reading of the textual and epigraphic remains of the time allows us to see how power was constructed and political subordination was practised and...

The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestine: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestine: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

1st Edition

Emanuel Pfoh
February 25, 2016

Taking advantage of critical methodology for history-writing and the use of anthropological insights and ethnographic data from the modern Middle East, this study aims at providing new understandings on the emergence of Israel in ancient Palestine and the socio-political dynamics at work in the...

History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After Historicity: Changing Perspectives 6

History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After Historicity: Changing Perspectives 6

1st Edition

Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson
February 23, 2016

In History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue that a ‘crisis’ broke in the 1970s, when several new studies of biblical history and archaeology were published, questioning the historical-critical method of biblical scholarship. The crisis formed the...

Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing Perspectives 7

Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing Perspectives 7

1st Edition

Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson
February 23, 2016

Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the ‘deconstructive’ side of literary criticism that emerged from...

The Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament: A Study of Aetiological Narratives

The Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament: A Study of Aetiological Narratives

1st Edition

Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano, Jacek Laskowski
January 21, 2016

'Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament' examines the biblical narratives which describe the origins of holy places. It argues for the Hellenistic origin or redaction of most of these narratives. Three central questions are addressed: are there common features in biblical accounts about...

Japheth ben Ali's Book of Jeremiah: A Critical Edition and Linguistic Analysis of the Judaeo-Arabic Translation

Japheth ben Ali's Book of Jeremiah: A Critical Edition and Linguistic Analysis of the Judaeo-Arabic Translation

1st Edition

Joshua A. Sabih
January 21, 2016

This volume deals with three themes: medieval Judaism, Arabic and Hebrew sociolinguistics, and Arabic Bible translation. Within Medieval Judaism, the Karaite Jews became a prosperous community under the banners of Islam. One of the most salient signs of the Karaite community's strength and internal...

Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

1st Edition

Finn Damgaard
October 06, 2015

Peter is a fascinating character in all four canonical gospels, not only as a literary figure in each of the gospels respectively, but also when looked at from an intertextual perspective. This book examines how Peter is rewritten for each of the gospels, positing that the different portrayals of...

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