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Mitzvoth ethics and the Jewish Bible [electronic resource] : the end of Old Testament theology / Gershom M.H. Ratheiser.

By: Ratheiser, Gershom Manfred Hubert, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies: 460.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: New York : T & T Clark, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 409 p.).ISBN: 9780567072764 (electronic bk.); 0567072762 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible readings | Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jewish bible | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Bijbelse theologie | Jodendom | Christendom | Altes Testament | Interreligi�ose Beziehung | J�udische Ethik | HermeneutikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mitzvoth ethics and the Jewish Bible.DDC classification: 221.601 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Analysis of approaches to the Jewish Bible. Christian approaches to the Jewish Bible : theology and history (Johann Philipp Gabler and the influence of his predecessors ; The eighteenh century ; The nineteenh century ; The twentieth century ; "Modern theologies of the Jewish Bible" ; Excursus : Knight's A Christian theology of the Old Testament ; Modern Christian theologies of the Jewish Bible and beyond ; Excursus : Christian ethical studies of the Jewish Bible) ; Jewish approaches to the Jewish Bible : the ethical tendency (Preliminary thoughts and historical entry ; The Jewish hermeneutical-exegetical tendency : ethics ; Jewish scholars and Jewish biblical-theological studies) ; A historical-philological mitzvoth ethics of the Jewish Bible (Contributions and problems of Christian and Jewish perspectives ; Why Jewish and Christian biblical scholarship collide ; A possible way out of the hermeneutical maze ; An alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach) -- An alternative approach : the paradigm of examples. Basic assumptions and introduction to the method ; The impact of Torah, Decalogue and covenant : an outline ; The intention : the creation of an ethos of [shalom] (Holiness as pillar of biblical mitzvoth ethics ; Justice as pillar of Jewish biblical mitzvoth ethics) ; Communicating the ideal ; The biblical ethos of theodicy (The transformation of "why?" into "what for?" ; Theodicy, anthropodicy and the covenant) -- Joshua the exemplary warrior. Introductory notes : Joshua as an example of [YH�VH]-pleasing life ; Joshua, the legitimate successor of Moses ; [YH�VH], the ancient Jews' ideal army leader (Warrior terminology applied to [YH�VH] ; The ideal warrior and his war : [YH�VH] in Jewish warfare ; Holiness and justice in the wars of [YH�VH]) ; Joshua, the ancient Jews' exemplary army leader (Joshua and the land of promise conquered synergistically ; The cultic role characteristics ofJoshua as exemplary warrior ; The "just ruler" role characteristic of Joshua the prime warrior ; Joshua and the mitzvoth covenant renewed ; Conclusion : the encouraged one becomes an encourager).
Summary: Ratheiser's study provides the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological approach to the Jewish Bible and deals with the basic steps of an alternative paradigmatic perspective on the biblical text. The author seeks to demonstrate the ineptness of confessional and historical approaches to the Jewish Bible. Based on his observations and his survey of the history of interpretation of the Jewish Bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach to the Jewish Bible: the paradigm of examples. His study concludes that the biblica
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [356]-383) and indexes.

880-01 Analysis of approaches to the Jewish Bible. Christian approaches to the Jewish Bible : theology and history (Johann Philipp Gabler and the influence of his predecessors ; The eighteenh century ; The nineteenh century ; The twentieth century ; "Modern theologies of the Jewish Bible" ; Excursus : Knight's A Christian theology of the Old Testament ; Modern Christian theologies of the Jewish Bible and beyond ; Excursus : Christian ethical studies of the Jewish Bible) ; Jewish approaches to the Jewish Bible : the ethical tendency (Preliminary thoughts and historical entry ; The Jewish hermeneutical-exegetical tendency : ethics ; Jewish scholars and Jewish biblical-theological studies) ; A historical-philological mitzvoth ethics of the Jewish Bible (Contributions and problems of Christian and Jewish perspectives ; Why Jewish and Christian biblical scholarship collide ; A possible way out of the hermeneutical maze ; An alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach) -- An alternative approach : the paradigm of examples. Basic assumptions and introduction to the method ; The impact of Torah, Decalogue and covenant : an outline ; The intention : the creation of an ethos of [shalom] (Holiness as pillar of biblical mitzvoth ethics ; Justice as pillar of Jewish biblical mitzvoth ethics) ; Communicating the ideal ; The biblical ethos of theodicy (The transformation of "why?" into "what for?" ; Theodicy, anthropodicy and the covenant) -- Joshua the exemplary warrior. Introductory notes : Joshua as an example of [YH�VH]-pleasing life ; Joshua, the legitimate successor of Moses ; [YH�VH], the ancient Jews' ideal army leader (Warrior terminology applied to [YH�VH] ; The ideal warrior and his war : [YH�VH] in Jewish warfare ; Holiness and justice in the wars of [YH�VH]) ; Joshua, the ancient Jews' exemplary army leader (Joshua and the land of promise conquered synergistically ; The cultic role characteristics ofJoshua as exemplary warrior ; The "just ruler" role characteristic of Joshua the prime warrior ; Joshua and the mitzvoth covenant renewed ; Conclusion : the encouraged one becomes an encourager).

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Ratheiser's study provides the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological approach to the Jewish Bible and deals with the basic steps of an alternative paradigmatic perspective on the biblical text. The author seeks to demonstrate the ineptness of confessional and historical approaches to the Jewish Bible. Based on his observations and his survey of the history of interpretation of the Jewish Bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach to the Jewish Bible: the paradigm of examples. His study concludes that the biblica

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