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Die Schöpfungsmythen : Ägypter, Sumerer, Hurriter, Hethiter, Kanaaniter u. Israeliten /

: Originally published : i.Aufl.Zurich : Benziger,1964.
Translation of : la Naissance du monde. : 264 pages ; 22 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index. : 3534045440

Text, artifact, and image : revealing ancient Israelite religion /

: xix, 345 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 1930675283

Published 1966
Heiliger Krieg und Heiliger Kampf in Islam und Christentum : Beiträge zur Vorgeschichte und Geschichte der Kreuzzüge /

: Based on thesis, Bonn. : 160 pages ; 23 cm. : Bibliography : pages [149]-160.

Belief and cult in fourth-century papyri /

: xiv, 217 pages ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-212) and indexes. : 2503513271 (pbk.) : wafaa.lib.

When the gods were born : Greek cosmogonies and the Near East /

: xii, 302 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-284) and indexes. : 9780674049468 : wafaa.lib

Published 2013
Pharao und Priester-sakrale Affirmation von Herrschaft durch Kultvollzug : das Tägliche Kultbildritual im Neuen Reich und der Dritten Zwischenzeit /

: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Leipzig) under the title : Pharao und Priester. Sakrale Legitimierung durch Kultvollzug. Untersuchungen zum Täglichen Kultbildritual im Neuen. : viii, 367 pages, xxvi pages of plates : illustration, map, plans ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 3447057505
9783447057509 : 1613-5628 ; : Hadeer

Published 2008
Altorientalische und biblische Rechtsgeschichte : gesammelte Studien /

: Collection of essays published elsewhere previously between 1991 and 2007.
OCLC 261123682 : vi, [2], 662 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 3447057912

Published 1991
The Divine Verdict, A Study of the Divine Judgement in the Ancient Religions.

: The theme of divine judgement has often been treated, but usually with a concentration on one it its two main aspects: either that which is seen in the present life and in history or that which is believed to occur only after death. This new study seeks to combine the two aspects. It also tries to cover the whole spectrum of the ancient religions. Special attention is given to Israel, Greece, and Egypt. Israel's neighbours are also considered, and there are discussions of Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. In several areas, notably in Egypt and Israel, it is shown that punishment in this life is sometimes presented as a fate that man brings upon himself rather than as one imposed by God, though always against a moral background derived from religion. The origins of judgement after death in the Judaeo-Christian tradition are examined in some detail and elements are traced to Egyptian, Zoroastrian, and Judaic sources.
: 1 online resource. : 9789004378759

Published 2005
The Unity of Mystical Traditions, The Transformation of Consciousness in Tibetan and German Mysticism.

: This book argues that mystical doctrines and practices initiate parallel transformative processes in the consciousness of mystics. This thesis is supported through a comparative analysis of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen) and the medieval German mysticism of Eckhart, Suso, and Tauler. These traditions are interpreted using a system/cybernetic model of consciousness. This model provides a theoretical framework for assessing the cognitive effects of mystical doctrines and practices and showing how different doctrines and practices may nevertheless initiate common transformative processes. This systems approach contributes to current philosophical discourse on mysticism by (1) making possible a precise analysis of the cognitive effects of mystical doctrines and practices, and (2) reconciling mystical heterogeneity with the essential unity of mystical traditions.
: 1 online resource. : 9789047407218

Published 1994
Qumran prayer and religious poetry /

: Qumran Prayer and Religious Poetry represents the first attempt to undertake a systematic, comprehensive study of the liturgical and poetic texts which were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran. The collections of prayers, blessings and hymns indicate that fixed prayers were already customary within Judaism during the period of the Second Temple within sectarian circles. In the light of the prayer texts from Qumran the author conducts a systematic study of Jewish prayer beginning with its biblical traditions, through its development during the Second Temple period, and down to rabbinic prayer. By means of comparative literary analysis, the author is able to elucidate the relationship of the Qumran texts to forms and motifs found in parallel text types from various periods and circles within Judaism. This volume provides the reader with tools for a renewed study of the history of prayer in Judaism in the light of new textual evidence from the Second Temple period.
: 1 online resource (xxi, 415 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-380) and index. : 9789004350137 : 0169-9962 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2007
Isaiah among the ancient Near Eastern prophets : a comparative study of the earliest stages of the Isaiah tradition and the Neo-Assyrian prophecies /

: Focusing on the phenomenon of prophecy in the ancient Near East, this study offers a comparison between parts of First Isaiah and the Assyrian prophecies. In the first part, the material from First Isaiah and from seventh-century Assyria is investigated in its own right. The second part is a comparison of the Isaiah tradition in its earliest shape with the prophetic material from seventh-century Assyria. The topics dealt with in the comparison are the interrelation of prophetic oracles and historical events, the functions of the prophets, and the literary development of prophecy. The study shows that ancient Israelite prophecy, of which the historical Isaiah was an exponent, was much in conformity with ancient Near Eastern prophecy in general.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-496) and indexes. : 9789047422617 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2008
Brot, Licht und Weinstock : intertextuelle Analysen johanneischer Ich-bin-Worte /

: This study considers the "I am" sayings in the Gospel of John, interpreted in the context of their reception in late antiquity. It takes an intertextual approach, considering both inner-biblical parallels and extra-biblical texts, which have been much neglected in recent Johannine scholarship. A comparative analysis of the "I am" formula is complemented by the consideration of the metaphors of the predicative "I am" words, focussing particularly on the use of "bread", "light" and "vine" and the context of these metaphors in the Gospel of John and elsewhere. This discussion demonstrates that Johannine Christology is profoundly incarnational. *** Gegenstand der vorliegenden Untersuchung sind die Ich-bin-Worte des Johannesevangeliums. Diese werden in ihrem spätantiken Lese- und Rezeptionskontext interpretiert, wobei die Intertextualitätstheorie als methodische Basis dient und auch außerbiblische Schriften zum Vergleich herangezogen werden, die in der Forschung der vergangenen Jahrzehnte kaum berücksichtigt worden sind. Ergänzend zur vergleichenden Untersuchung der Formel "Ich bin..." werden die prädikativen Ich-bin-Worte als Metaphoren näher bestimmt und exemplarisch drei ausgewählte Prädikationen, nämlich "Brot", "Licht" und "Weinstock" in ihrem jeweiligen Kontext analysiert. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die johanneische Christologie primär als Inkarnationchristologie zu verstehen ist.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-381) and index. : 9789047433248 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2010
The earliest history of the Christian gathering : origin, development and content of the Christian gathering in the first to third centuries /

: Recent research has made a strong case for the view that Early Christian communities, sociologically considered, functioned as voluntary religious associations. This is similar to the practice of many other cultic associations in the Greco-Roman world of the first century CE. Building upon this new approach, along with a critical interpretation of all available sources, this book discusses the social and religio-historical background of the weekly gatherings of Christians and presents a fresh reconstruction of how the weekly gathering originated and developed in both form and content. The topics studied here include the origins of the observance of Sunday as the weekly Christian feast-day, the shape and meaning of the weekly gatherings of the Christian communities, and the rise of customs such as preaching, praying, singing, and the reading of texts in these meetings.
: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Leiden University, 2009. : 1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages) : illustrations, plans. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-321) and indexes. : 9789004190702 : 0920-623X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2008
Israel's restoration : a textual-comparative exploration of Ezekiel 36-39 /

: Commentators traditionally use a textual-critical methodology in examining Hebrew and Greek manuscripts to establish an 'original' reading, frequently attributing other variants to scribal error. This book proposes a complementary-textual comparative methodology that treats each Hebrew and/or Greek manuscript with equal value, listening to each voice as a possible interpretive trajectory. This methodology is applied to the restoration of Israel in Ezekiel 36-39, initially on a micro level examining each verse for intra-linguistic and trans-linguistic variants, frequently finding exegetical reasons for variants. The macro application compares Papyrus 967 with extant manuscripts, finding the different chapter order and pericope minus (36:23c-38) due to theological reasons. This comparative methodology can be used with any study dealing with different manuscripts and versions.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-289) and indexes. : 9789047442714 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
Language system, translation technique, and textual tradition in the Peshitta of Kings /

: Using the VU University syntactically analyzed, hiearchically structured database of ancient languages, the authors compared the Masoretic text of Kings to the Syriac Peshitta translation. The core question in this comparison is: which deviations between the two texts are related to the requirements of the distinct language systems, which are related to other aspects of the translation process, and which are related to the transmission history of the translated text? Though linguistic and text-historical approaches differ in method and focus, research into ancient biblical translations must take both into account. On the basis of a synoptic matching at clause level, corresponding phrases within the clauses are matched, and corresponding words within phrases. A choice out of a wealth of detailed differences thus brought to light are discussed at the syntactic level at which the phenomenon best fits: word, phrase, clause and above the clause.
: 1 online resource (xviii, 529 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-495) and index. : 9789004256583 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2001
The Samuel Scroll from Qumran : 4QSam(a) restored and compared to the Septuagint and 4QSam(c) /

: 4QSamᵃ is the Qumran scroll of 1 and 2 Samuel written in c. 200 BC in Hebrew Herodian script. The surviving fragments allow a faithful glimpse of about 60% of the Hebrew Samuel at the dawn of the birth of Christianity. The book is divided into three sections: 1) Plates showing the handwork of the author in replicating the fragments and restoring the gaps between them. 2) An apparatus giving the variants of the restored text from the traditional Hebrew Bible and the justification for the restoration. 3) A table comparing text breaks in the scroll with those of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint. The book is a source work for the upcoming revised critical edition of the Hebrew Bible, viz. Biblia Hebraica Quinta. New translations of the books of 1 and 2 Samuel will use it as source or include notes to its variant readings at page bottom or in the margins. Furthermore, it may serve as textbook for students of Hebrew and Greek in their coursework on Samuel and/or Dead Sea Scroll compositions.
: Critical edition. : 1 online resource (viii, 327 pages) : illustrations, 45 plates. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 328) and index. : 9789004350410 : 0169-9962 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Primeval histor y Babylonian, biblical, and Enochic : an intertextual reading /

: Most cultures have myths of origin. The Babylonians were the first to combine blocks of traditions about primeval time into primeval histories where humans had a central role. In the first millennium there were different versions that influenced the concepts of primeval history within Jewish religion, both in the Bible and in the parallel Enochic tradition. Atrahasis and the traditions of primeval dynasties had crucial impact on Genesis; the traditions of the primeval apkallus as cosmic guardians were lying behind the Enochic Watcher Story. The book offers a comprehensive analytic comparison between the images of primeval time in these three traditions. It presents new interpretations of each of these traditions and how they relate to each other.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004196124 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1992
Religion and Time.

: The essays in this volume, all freshly written for this purpose, focus on the concept of time in the major religious traditions. Two essays prepare the methodological grounds - by elaborating the phenomenological and existential conceptions of time and their religious significance. The theme of time, so central to the religious point of view, offers a focal point for fruitful interreligious dialogue. The essays also demonstrate that the complexities of the understanding of time in any religious tradition no longer permit the use of familiar but outdated clichés.
: 1 online resource. : 9789004378773

Published 2012
Challenges to conventional opinions on Qumran and Enoch issues /

: Some literary expressions in the Dead Sea Scrolls led scholars to allege that their authors professed a dualistic and deterministic worldview of Zoroastrian origin and that the omission of Moses and Sinai from the Enoch writings evinces that a segment in Jewish society marginalized the Torah, adopting Enoch's prophecies as its ethical guideline. This study challenges these allegations as utterly conflicting with essential biblical doctrines and the unequivocal beliefs and expectations of Qumran's Torah-centered society, arguing that scholars' allegations are erroneously based on interpreting ancient texts with a modern mindset and influenced by the interpreter's personal cultural background. The study interprets the relevant texts in a manner compatible with the presumed doctrines of ancient Jewish authors and readers.
: 1 online resource (xii, 415 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004218826 : 0169-9962 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1970
Types of Redemption. Contributions to the Theme of the Study-Conference Held at Jerusalem 14th to 19th July 1968.

: 1 online resource. : 9789004378094