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The function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian tradition [electronic resource] / edited by Craig A. Evans and James A. Sanders.

Contributor(s): Evans, Craig A | Sanders, James A, 1927-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 154.; Studies in scripture in early Judaism and Christianity: 6.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780567651402 (electronic bk.); 0567651401 (electronic bk.); 1283201488; 9781283201483.Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History | Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism | Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism | Bible and tradition | Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. A.T. -- Histoire | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc. -- Histoire | Litt�erature rabbinique -- Histoire et critique chr�etiennes | Litt�erature chr�etienne primitive -- Histoire et critique | Bible et tradition | Tradition (Juda�isme) | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- Quotations | Oude Testament | Christendom | Jodendom | Ible et Tradition | Bible. N.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc., juives | Litt�erature rabbinique -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature chr�etienne primitive -- Histoire et critique | Fr�uhchristentum | Fr�uhjudentum | Exegese | Aufsatzsammlung | Geschichte 30-600Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian tradition.DDC classification: 220.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Incredulity, faith, and textual purposes: post-biblical responses to the laughter of Abraham and Sarah / Elaine A. Phillips -- Lot in Sodom: the post-mortem of a city and the afterlife of a biblical text / Judith H. Newman -- Abraham and Sarah: literary text and the rhetorics of reflection / Paul Borgman -- Singular prophet and ideals of Torah: Miriam, Aaron, and Moses in early rabbinic texts / Elaine A. Phillips -- Isaianic midrash and the Exodus / George Wesley Buchanan.
Nehemiah 9 and the scripturalization of prayer in the Second Temple period / Judith H. Newman -- Decalogue in early Judaism and Chrisitianity / Richard A. Freund -- Retelling of the Song at the Sea in Wisdom 10.20-21 / Peter Enns -- Family as scriptural and social construct in Tobit / Will Soll -- More complete Semitic background for ..., 'Son of Man' / Randall Buth -- Vilification of Jehoiakim (a.k.a. Eliakim and Joiakim) in early Judaism / Steve Delamarter.
Sanctification of the (Divine) name: Targum Neofiti's 'Translation' of Genesis 39.25-26 / Esther M. Menn -- Hannah's later songs: a study in comparative methods of interpretation / Joan E. Cook -- What does Ruth have to do with Rahab? Midrash Ruth Rabbah and the Matthean genealogy of Jesus / Larry L. Lyke -- ... : the influence of Palestinian Jewish exegesis on the interpretation of Exodus 12.5 in Origen's Peri Pascha / Ruth Anne Clements -- Paul and the Persian sage: some observations on Aphrahat's use of the Pauline Corpus / Stephen S. Taylor.
Summary: The studies that make up this book explore in what ways Israel's sacred tradition developed into canonical scripture and in what ways this sacred tradition was interpreted in early Judaism and Christianity. This collection will stimulate continuing investigation into the growth and interpretation of scripture in the context of the Jewish and Christian communities of faith, and will serve well as a reader for graduate courses with its focus on early exegesis and intertextuality.
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Primarily revised papers read at annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Incredulity, faith, and textual purposes: post-biblical responses to the laughter of Abraham and Sarah / Elaine A. Phillips -- Lot in Sodom: the post-mortem of a city and the afterlife of a biblical text / Judith H. Newman -- Abraham and Sarah: literary text and the rhetorics of reflection / Paul Borgman -- Singular prophet and ideals of Torah: Miriam, Aaron, and Moses in early rabbinic texts / Elaine A. Phillips -- Isaianic midrash and the Exodus / George Wesley Buchanan.

Nehemiah 9 and the scripturalization of prayer in the Second Temple period / Judith H. Newman -- Decalogue in early Judaism and Chrisitianity / Richard A. Freund -- Retelling of the Song at the Sea in Wisdom 10.20-21 / Peter Enns -- Family as scriptural and social construct in Tobit / Will Soll -- More complete Semitic background for ..., 'Son of Man' / Randall Buth -- Vilification of Jehoiakim (a.k.a. Eliakim and Joiakim) in early Judaism / Steve Delamarter.

Sanctification of the (Divine) name: Targum Neofiti's 'Translation' of Genesis 39.25-26 / Esther M. Menn -- Hannah's later songs: a study in comparative methods of interpretation / Joan E. Cook -- What does Ruth have to do with Rahab? Midrash Ruth Rabbah and the Matthean genealogy of Jesus / Larry L. Lyke -- ... : the influence of Palestinian Jewish exegesis on the interpretation of Exodus 12.5 in Origen's Peri Pascha / Ruth Anne Clements -- Paul and the Persian sage: some observations on Aphrahat's use of the Pauline Corpus / Stephen S. Taylor.

The studies that make up this book explore in what ways Israel's sacred tradition developed into canonical scripture and in what ways this sacred tradition was interpreted in early Judaism and Christianity. This collection will stimulate continuing investigation into the growth and interpretation of scripture in the context of the Jewish and Christian communities of faith, and will serve well as a reader for graduate courses with its focus on early exegesis and intertextuality.

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