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Published 1978
Affliction's physic and the cure of sorrow /

: Translation of : طب الغم و شفاء الحزن.‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪ : 2 volumes ; 26 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 2801700924 (volume 1)
2801700932 (volume 2)

Eine konigliche Weisheitslehre : exegetische Analyse von Spruche 28-29 und Vergleich mit den agyptischen Lehren Merikaras und Amenemhats /

: xii, 306 pages : illustration ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-302) and register. : 9783727816154 : 1015-1850 ;

Published 2015
Tabou et transgressions : actes du colloque organisé par le Collège de France, Paris, les 11-12 avril 2012 /

: xi, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9783525543962 : 1015-1850

The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures /

: xii, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-336) and index. : 0231133626

Cities through the looking glass : essays on the history and archaeology of Biblical urbanism /

: x, 134 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9781575061429

Yahweh's coming of age /

: In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the deity YHWH is often portrayed as an old man. One of the epithets used of YHWH in the Hebrew Bible, the Ancient of Days, is a source for this depiction of God as elderly. Yet, when we look closely at the early traditions of biblical Israel, we see a different picture : God is relatively youthful, a warrior who defends his people. This book is an examination of the question: How did God become old? The transformation from young deity to Ancient of Days took place at the intersection of two trajectories in the traditions of Israel. One trajectory is reflected in the way that apocalyptic traditions found in the book of Daniel recast the old Canaanite mythic imagery seen in the Ugaritic and early biblical texts. This trajectory allows YHWH to take on qualities, such as old age, that were not associated with him during most of Israel's history but were associated with El in the Canaanite traditions. The second trajectory, a depiction of Israel's God as elderly, is connected with the development of the idea of YHWH as father. The more comfortable the biblical tradents became with portraying YHWH as a father a metaphor that was not embraced in the early traditions the easier it became for the people of Israel to think of YHWH as occupying a stage of the human life cycle.
: vii, 163 pages ; 24 cm : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 1575061724 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781575061726 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 1992
Historiography and self-definition : Josephos, Luke-Acts, and apologetic historiography /

: For centuries scholars have recognized the apologetic character of the Hellenistic Jewish historians, Josephos, and Luke-Acts; they have not, however, adequately addressed their possible relationships to each other and to their wider cultures. In this first full systematic effort to set these authors within the framework of Greco-Roman traditions, Professor Sterling has used genre criticism as a method for locating a distinct tradition of historical writing, apologetic historiography. Apologetic historiography is the story of a subgroup of people which deliberately Hellenizes the traditions of the group in an effort to provide a self-definition within the context of the larger world. It arose as a result of a dialectic relationship with Greek ethnography. This work traces the evolution of this tradition through three major eras of eastern Mediterranean history spanning six hundred years: the Persian, the Greek, and the Roman.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 500 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 394-426) and indexes. : 9789004266940 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrew s

: Scholars often explain Hebrews' relative silence regarding Jesus' resurrection by emphasizing the author's appeal to Yom Kippur's two key moments-the sacrificial slaughter and the high priest's presentation of blood in the holy of holies-in his distinctive portrayal of Jesus' death and heavenly exaltation. The writer's depiction of Jesus as the high priest whose blood effected ultimate atonement appears to be modeled upon these two moments. Such a typology discourages discrete reflection on Jesus' resurrection. Drawing on contemporary studies of Jewish sacrifice (which note that blood represents life, not death), parallels in Jewish apocalyptic literature, and fresh exegetical insights, this volume demonstrates that Jesus' embodied, resurrected life is crucial for the high-priestly Christology and sacrificial soteriology developed in Hebrews.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004206915 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2009
The land of Israel in Bible, history, and theology : studies in honour of Ed Noort /

: This book deals with many aspects of the land of Israel. In the first part, the emphasis is on descriptions of the land in Joshua and other books of the Hebrew anf Greek Bible. In the second part, the focus shifts to the land in history and theology: reception-history of biblical texts dealing with the land, archaeology of Palestine, and theological-hermeneutical implications of taking the land traditions of the Bible seriously. The result is a rich collection of articles on one of the main themes of the Old Testament; a theme that has a fascinating, although not always unproblematic reception history.
: 1 online resource. : "A bibliography of Ed Noort": pages [431]-440.
Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789047428602 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2002
Salvation for the righteous revealed : Jesus amid covenantal and messianic expectations in Second Temple Judaism /

: Why is there such an ethical emphasis in Jesus' gospel proclamation? This work finds the answer in Jesus meeting his audience within their own conceptual realms and then expanding those realms to point to the nature of his salvation. The bulk of this work investigates the soteriology of Second Temple Judaism, especially of the Qumran Scrolls. The apocalyptic lesson was the demand of a greater covenantal obedience, held in tension with God's grace, a demand met through sectarian revelation and involving a somewhat diverse messianism. Within these conceptions, Jesus affirms that salvation is indeed for the "righteous," but as defined through himself as the unique Messiah. This work is particularly useful regarding the Jesus-Paul debate, for it provides a diachronic solution grounded in the cultural-historical milieu of the times.
: 1 online resource (xvii, 391 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-362) and indexes. : 9789004331129 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2010
The politics of peace : Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four books /

: Although scholarship has noted the thematic importance of peace in Ephesians, few have examined its political character in a sustained manner throughout the entire letter. This book addresses this lacuna, comparing Ephesians with Colossians, Greek political texts, Dio Chrysostom's Orations , and the Confucian Four Books in order to ascertain the rhetorical and political nature of its topos of peace. Through comparison with analogous documents both within and without its cultural milieu, this study shows that Ephesians can be read as a politico-religious letter "concerning peace" within the church. Its vision of peace contains common political elements (such as moral education, household management, communal stability, a universal humanity, and war) that are subsumed under the controlling rubric of the unity and cosmic summing up of all things in Christ.
: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Emory University. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-334) and indexes. : 9789004180543 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2015
Moses in Corinth : the apologetic context of 2 Corinthians 3 /

: Scholars have long puzzled over the imagery focused on Moses in 2 Corinthians 3; it is unclear how that imagery fits into the larger context of the letter. Many have explained the imagery as the apostle's reaction to the "super-apostles," Jewish missionaries mentioned later in the letter. These preachers, it has been argued, promoted either a θεῖος ἀνήρ or a Judaizing agenda. In Moses in Corinth , Paul B. Duff contends that the Moses imagery has nothing to do with the super-apostles but functions instead as an integral part of Paul's first apologia sent to Corinth. This apologia , found in 2 Cor 2:14-7:4, represents an independent letter sent to dispel suspicions about the apostle's honesty, integrity, and poor physical appearance.
: 1 online resource (ix, 238 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-223) and indexes. : 9789004289451 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
Interpretation of Tongues and Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 12-14, with a Pentecostal Hermeneutics /

: Bringing "spiritual experience" into the domain of biblical hermeneutics, this book will certainly stimulate current debates within this field, among both Pentecostals and Christians of other traditions. The author also applies a Pentecostal hermeneutical methodology to Paul's teaching on tongues and prophecy in 1 Corinthians 12-14, opening possibilities to a Pentecostal pneumatology that tends instead to focus on the Lukan narrative. Paul's texts are reconsidered not as doctrinal or situational documents but as dynamic communication within a living community.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004397170

Published 2008
Essays on Halakhah in the New Testament /

: The texts of the New Testament have long been understood to require interpretation in the light of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran and other postbiblical literary and documentary sources. Conversely, they provide an invaluable source for the reconstruction of halakhah in the late Second Commonwealth period. These essays illustrate the complexity of the inter-relationships, and the methodological issues which arise: the "legal" content of the texts cannot be separated from the intertextualities of Jewish theology. The topics cover letter and spirit, prophecy and law, forgiveness, the accounts of Jesus' "trial(s)", the evidence required for legal and theological claims, shepherding images, disinheritance (the prodigal son), marriage and divorce.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and indexes. : 9789047431633 : 1388-2074 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1995
Paul and Philodemus : adaptability in Epicurean and early Christian psychagogy /

: As Paul guides and educates his converts he functions as a psychagogue ("leader of souls"), adapting his leadership style as required in each individual case. Pauline psychagogy resembles Epicurean psychagogy in the way persons enjoying a superior moral status and spiritual aptitude help to nurture and correct others, guiding their souls in moral and religious (re)formation. This study relates Epicurean psychagogy of late Republican times to early Christian psychagogy on the basis of an investigation which places the practice in the wider socio-cultural perspective, contextualising it in Greco-Roman literature treating friendship and flattery and the importance of adaptability in moral guidance. Pauline studies are advanced by the introduction of new material into the discussion of the Corinthian correspondence which throws light on Paul's debate with his recalcitrant critics.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 414 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-353) and indexes. : 9789004267275 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2008
The temporal mechanics of the Fourth Gospel : a theory of hermeneutical relativity in the Gospel of John /

: Spiritual but broken, theological but flawed-these are the words critics use to describe the Gospel of John. Compared to the Synoptics, John's version of the life of Jesus seems scrambled, especially in the area of time and chronology. But what if John's textual and temporal flaws have more to do with our implicit assumptions about time than a text that is truly flawed? This book responds to that question by reinventing narrative temporality in light of modern physics and applying this alternative temporal lens to the Fourth Gospel. From the singularity in the epic prologue to the narrative warping of event-like objects, this work explodes the elemental temporalities simmering below the surface of a spiritual yet superior Gospel text.
: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Nottingham, 2006. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-297) and indexes. : 9789047433231 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2004
Wrestling with angels : a study of the relationship between angels and humans in ancient Jewish literature and the New Testament /

: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-254) and indexes. : 9789047412809 : 0169-734X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
Birthing salvation : gender and class in early Christian childbearing discourse /

: In Birthing Salvation Anna Rebecca Solevåg explores the theme of childbearing in early Christian discourse. The book maps the importance of women's childbearing in Greco-Roman culture and shows how childbearing discourse interfaces with salvation discourse in three early Christian texts: the Pastoral Epistles, the Acts of Andrew and the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas. Issues of gender and class are explored through an intersectional analysis. In particular, the institution of slavery, and its implications for ideas about salvation in these texts are drawn out. Birthing Salvation offers fresh interpretations of these texts, including the peculiar statement in 1 Tim 2:15 that women "will be saved through childbearing."
: 1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-274) and index. : 9789004257788 : 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 2005
The Spirit of the New Testament /

: The essays in this volume on the one hand together form an exploration of the Spirit in the New Testament, and on the other hand a demonstration of the spirit of the NT. The focus is largely on the Johannine literature, but there are also exegetical studies in Matthew and Luke. The studies are either entirely new or have already been influential among Pentecostal theologians; this publication makes them deservedly and conveniently available to a wider readership. Essays include: The Kingdom of God in Matthew; Discipleship in Mark; The Ending of Mark; The Composition of the Fourth Gospel; The Fourth Gospel and Rabbinic Judaism; The Spirit in the Fourth Gospel; Healing in the Atonement; The Structure of Acts; Footwashing; Women, Pentecostals, and the Bible; The Literary Structure of 1 John; Pentecostal Theology in the 21st Century.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004397392