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Published 1974
The Greek Chronicles : The relation of the Septuagint of I and II Chronicles to the Massoretic text. Part I. The translator's craft.

: 1 online resource (viii., 240 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-226). : 9789004275485 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2005
The wisdom of Egypt : Jewish, early Christian, and gnostic essays in honour of Gerard P. Luttikhuizen /

: This collection of essays gives a vivid impression of Egypt as background and stage of Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic thought and life in antiquity. It demonstrates Egypt's important role in the history, literature and culture of these religions.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-547) and indexes. : 9789004331013 : 0169-734X = : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1998
Hebrew poetry from late antiquity : liturgical poems of Yehudah : critical edition with introduction and commentary /

: The discovery of the Genizah manuscipt collection is nothing less than a revolution for the knowledge of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. One of the main results of one hundred years of Genizah research is the rediscovery of Hebrew liturgical poetry which shed much light on various aspects of Jewish studies. For the last half century it has been almost comonplace to discover new poems, unknown poets, novel uses of poetry and unfamiliar poetic versions of familiar prose texts within liturgical settings being revealed among the manuscripts and manuscript fragments. The products of the composers and reciters of synagogue poetry convincingly demonstrate the importance of poetry in Jewish worship and communal life. The major corpora of Palestinian liturgical poetry bear evidence to the prolific literary activity of a number of famous poets who laid the foundations for the development of Hebrew poetry in later periods: Yossi ben Yossi, Yannai, Simon bar Megas, Elazar birabbi Kilir and Yohanan ha-Kohen. One of these mostly Byzantine-Jewish 'melodists' was Yehudah who composed a cycle of poems in accordance with the reading tradition of the Pentateuch and Prophets on the sabbath. This study presents Yehudah's oeuvre with commentaries and deals with its historical and literary context in four introductory chapters. The edition is complemented by indices and a bibliography.
: 1 online resource (xxix, 183 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 180) and index. : 9789004332430 : 0169-734X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1987
The Literature of the sages /

: The literary creation of the ancient Jewish teachers or Sages--also called rabbinic literature--consists of the teachings of thousands of Sages, many of them anonymous. For a long period, their teachings existed orally, which implied a great deal of flexibility in arrangement and form. Only gradually, as parts of the amorphous oral tradition became fixed, was the literature written down, a process that began in the third century CE and continued into the Middle Ages. Thus the documents of the rabbinic literature are the result of a remarkably long and complex process of creation and editing. This volume gives a careful and succinct analysis both of the content and specific nature of the various documents, and of their textual and literary forms, paying special attention to the continuing discovery and publication of new textual material. The contributors are all engaged in academic teaching and research in Israel. Incorporating ground-breaking developments in research, their essays give a comprehensive presentation published here for the first time.
: 1 online resource (xxi, 464 pages) : 9789004275133 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2015
The text of Marcion's gospel /

: In The Text of Marcion's Gospel Dieter T. Roth offers a new, critical reconstruction of Marcion's Gospel including various levels of certainty for readings in this Gospel text. An extensive history of research, overview of both attested and unattested verses in the various sources, and methodological considerations related, in particular, to understanding the citation customs of the sources set the stage for a comprehensive analysis of all relevant data concerning Marcion's Gospel. On the basis of this new reconstruction significant issues in the study of early Christianity, including the relationship between Marcion's Gospel and Luke and the place of Marcion in the history of the canon and the formation of the fourfold Gospel, can be considered anew.
: 1 online resource (x, 491 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-460) and indexes. : 9789004282377 : 0077-8842 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1977
Rezeptionsgeschichtliche und textkritische Untersuchungen zu Flavius Josephus /

: 1 online resource (vi, 185 pages) : Includes bibliographical references. : 9789004331938 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1999
Speaking of Jesus : essays on biblical language, gospel narrative, and the historical Jesus /

: This volume presents a selection of essays by the late Willem Vorster, one of the most prominent New Testament scholars to have emerged from South Africa. An introductory essay by the editor explains Vorster's contribution to New Testament scholarship in general and to South African New Testament scholarship in particular. Vorster's essays are grouped primarily under the topics \'Language and Linguistics\', \'Reader Response\', \'Narratology\', \'Historical Paradigms\' and \'The Historical Jesus\'. In addition to his work on method, Vorster was a well-known Markan scholar, and this is reflected in the fact that more than half of his methodological essays are concerned with that Gospel. The book includes a curriculum vitae , a full bibliography and indexes.
: 1 online resource (xxx, 521 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-515) and index. : 9789004267381 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1977
Introductory thanksgivings in the letters of Paul /

: Originally presented as the author's thesis, Manchester, 1971.
Includes indexes. : 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages) : Bibliography: pages [273]-286. : 9789004266605 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2015
New perspectives on Old Testament prophecy and history : essays in honour of Hans M. Barstad /

: In New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History , colleagues, students, and friends of Hans M. Barstad offer essays in honour of his esteemed career in biblical studies. Contributions on prophecy include: the debate on prophets as historical figures, the biblical books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, and issues of methodology and interpretation. Essays devoted to history address various historiographic issues as well as specific historical topics such as the monarchy in ancient Israel, the relationship of Judah to Edom, and the ritual of reading the law. In ways that reflect Hans Barstad's innovative insights and methodological critiques, this collection of essays probes beyond the oft-trodden paths of biblical studies and challenges the status quo within the field.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004293274 : 0083-5889 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2016
Media, modernity, and dynamic plants in early 20th century German culture /

: In Media, Modernity and Dynamic Plants , Janet Janzen traces the motif of the "dynamic plant" through film and literature in early 20th century German culture. Often discussed solely as symbols or metaphors of the human experience, plants become here the primary focus and their role in literature and film is extended beyond their symbolic function. Plants have been (and still are) seen as closer to static objects than to living, moving beings. Making use of examples from film and literature, Janet Janzen demonstrates a shift in the perception of plants-as-objects to plants-as-living-beings that can be attributed to new technology and also to the return of Romantic and Vitalistic discourses on nature.
: 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-203) and index. : 9789004327177 : 2213-0659 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2018
The plot-structure of Genesis : 'will the righteous seed survive?' in the muthos-logical movement from complication to dénouement /

: In The Plot-structure of Genesis Todd L. Patterson argues that Genesis is organized by a development from complication to dénouement. The question 'Will the righteous seed survive?' drives the narrative to climax. Gen 4 sets up the complication. Cain and Abel are the seed of the woman who should lead humanity back to God's creation-sanctuary. Because Cain does not master sin, his unrighteousness threatens the survival of the seed. Each narrative tôlĕdôt division develops this theme until dénouement in the Joseph narrative when God ensures the survival of the promised seed. By showing how plot integrates with the widely recognized tôlĕdôt structure, prominent motifs, and enigmatic features of the text, Todd L. Patterson provides a surprisingly novel interpretation of Genesis.
: 1 online resource (246 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004362512 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1963
Abraham unser Vater : Juden und Christen im Gespräch über die Bibel : Festschrift für Otto Michel zum 60. Geburtstag /

: 1 online resource (vi, 503 pages) : illustrations, portrait. : "Bibliographie der Schriften Otto Michels / zusammengestellt von Peter Schmidt"-Pages 484-497.
Includes bibliographical references. : 9789004332560 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2017
Numerals in early Greek New Testament manuscripts : text-critical, scribal, and theological studies /

: In Numerals in Early Greek New Testament Manuscripts , Zachary J. Cole provides the first in-depth examination of the seemingly obscure, yet important topic: how early Christian scribes wrote numbers and why. While scholars have long been aware that Christian scribes occasionally used numerical abbreviations in their books, few have been able to make much sense of it. This detailed analysis of numerals in manuscripts up through the fifth century CE uncovers a wealth of palaeographical and codicological data. Among other findings, Zachary J. Cole shows that some numerals can function as "visual links" between witnesses, that numbers sometimes-though rarely-functioned like nomina sacra , and that Christians uniquely adapted their numbering system to suit the needs of public reading.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9789004343757 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2017
Ens primum cognitum in Thomas Aquinas and the tradition : the philosophy of being as first known /

: Ens Primum Cognitum in Thomas Aquinas and the Tradition presents a reading of Thomas Aquinas' claim that "being" is the first object of the human intellect. Blending the insights of both the early Thomistic tradition (c.1380-1637AD) and the Leonine Thomistic revival (1879-present), Brian Kemple examines how this claim of Aquinas has been traditionally understood, and what is lacking in that understanding. While the recent tradition has emphasized the primacy of the real (so-called ens reale ) in human recognition of the primum cognitum , Kemple argues that this misinterprets Aquinas, thereby closing off Thomistic philosophy to the broader perspective needed to face the philosophical challenges of today, and proposes an alternative interpretation with dramatic epistemological and metaphysical consequences.
: 1 online resource (viii, 376 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004352568 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2015
Studies on the text of the New Testament and early Christianity : essays in honour of Michael W. Holmes on the occasion of his 65th birthday /

: The collection of essays focuses on the twin areas of research undertaken by Prof. Michael W. Holmes. These are the sub-disciplines of textual criticism and the study of the Apostolic Fathers. The first part of the volume on textual criticism focuses on issues of method, the praxis of editing and collating texts, and discussions pertaining to individual variants. The second part of the volume assembles essays on the Apostolic Fathers. There is a particular focus on the person and writings of Polycarp, since this is the area of research where Prof. Holmes has worked most intensively.
: 1 online resource (xxiii, 706 pages) : portrait. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004300026 : 0077-8842 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1996
Seek to see him : ascent and vision mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas /

: This monograph represents a critical juncture in Thomas studies since it dispels the belief that the Gospel of Thomas originates from gnostic traditions. Rather, Jewish mystical and Hermetic origins are proposed and examined. Following this analysis, the anthropogony and soteriology of Thomas are discussed. The Thomasites taught that they were the elect children of the Father, originating from the Light. The human, however, became unworthy of these luminous beginnings and was separated from the divine when Adam sinned. Now he must purify himself by leading an encratite lifestyle. He is to ascend into heaven, seeking a visio dei which will transform him into his original immortal state and grant him citizenship in the Kingdom.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-199) and indexes. : 9789004313002 : 0920-623X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1999
Studien zur Entstehungsgeschichte und Intention des Kolosserbriefs /

: This volume examines the Epistle to the Colossians as a pseudepigraphic letter. It is concerned with how different traditions associated with Paul and his thought were appropriated by Pauline communities in the aftermath of his death. Extensive attention is paid to the possibility of Colossians' interaction with oral traditions, which includes consideration of the oral context for Paul's own correspondence and ministry. In recovering these traditions, Colossians creates a heavenly letter and a testament, designed so as to assure readers of the apostle's ongoing aid and to interpret the theological significance of his death. The analysis of different literary and rhetorical characteristics of Colossians (pseudephigraphy, orality, et cetera) is placed within the context of both contemporaneous Jewish (esp. Sapiential) traditions and the traditions of the Greco-Roman philosophic schools. One chapter deals with the origin and purpose of the 'Haustafel'.
: Originally presented as the author's Habilitationsschrift--Frankfurt am Main, 1998. : 1 online resource (viii, 362 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-330) and indexes. : 9789004267428 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1990
Paul and the Jewish law : halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles /

: While interest in Paul's relationship to Judaism has been growing recently, this study adds an important aspect by comparing Paul's practical instruction with the ancient halakha or Jewish traditional law. First Corinthians is found to be a source of prime importance, and surprisingly, halakha appears to be basic to Paul's instruction for non-Jewish Christians. The book includes thorough discussion of hermeneutic and methodological implications, always viewed in relation to the history of Pauline and Judaic study. Attention is also being paid to the setting within Hellenistic culture. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the texture of Paul's thought and these are applied to two 'theological' passages decisive for his place in Judaism. Historical and theological implications are vast, both regarding Paul's relationship to Judaism, his attitude towards Jesus and his Apostles, and the meaning of his teaching concerning justification and the Law.
: 1 online resource (xix, 327 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-298) and index. : 9789004275140 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1999
The great Isaiah scroll (1QIsaa) : a new edition /

: This edition comprises new transcriptions of the great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaᵃ), with photographs and a bibliography. The transcriptions were created from the leather scroll itself which is housed in the Shrine of the Book of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and from three different sets of photographs. The transcriptions were then checked against enhanced computer images of the John C. Trever negatives, which were scanned into digitized format, manipulated and enhanced to illuminate difficult-to-read characters. The goal of this edition of the transcriptions is to represent the text with the greatest possible accuracy; most emendations by different scribal hands are indicated. It does not, however, indicate all the technical details regarding the corrections. The photographs belong to the S.J. Schweig and the John C. Trever collections. The 25-page bibliography pertains to scholarly materials which deal with 1QIsaᵃ.
: 1 online resource (xxv, 109 pages) : facsimiles. : Includes bibliographical references (p. xi-xxv). : 9789004350342 : 0169-9962 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2001
The wisdom of the wise : the presence and function of Scripture within 1 Cor. 1:18-3:23 /

: Paul's Jewish background and his use of Scripture have been enduring interest within New Testament scholarship. This study contributes to this discussion by examing the presence and function of Scripture in I Cor. 1:18-3:23. The author examines the precence and function of Scripture in the form of six citations, two allusions, and seven echoes within I Cor. 1:19-3:23. From the examination of the function of these texts, this work concludes that Paul's use of Scripture agrees with its original context and stands in line with a majority of early Jewish tradition. Moreover, this study suggests that Pavi's use of Scripture also helps to chart a way through a difficult section of his writing.
: 1 online resource (xix, 409 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-365) and indexes. : 9789004332393 : 0169-734X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.