By Erkki Koskenniemi

ISBN-10: 3161486048

ISBN-13: 9783161486043

Erkki Koskenniemi analyzes crucial early Jewish texts, which characteristic miracles to humans pointed out within the outdated testomony. He investigates the miracles of Moses, Elijah and Elisha, but additionally, for instance, the extra-biblical deeds of fellows like Abraham, David and Solomon. the writer appears to be like on the improvement of the conventional components of the miracle tales and the theological intentions of each author who bargains with those tales. The Jewish culture of miracle-workers is wealthy and multifaceted. there has been no rule that the biblical tales will be retold as they have been written. Miracles may perhaps hence be hooked up with forms of historiography or maybe, in a single case, with a tragedy, which used to be an imitation of Aeschylus' nice paintings. It did not take lengthy for the becoming culture to strengthen new colors and hues for the previous tales: for instance, the fight with evil powers is excited about the retold tales. numerous authors additionally was hoping for the repetition of the saving miracles of the previous, in particular of the Exodus, God's assist in the desolate tract and the nice deeds of Elijah. The research of this wealthy culture is helping us to higher comprehend the early Jewish trust in addition to the early Christian international.

Show description

Read or Download Old Testament Miracle-workers in Early Judaism PDF

Best criticism & interpretation books

Download e-book for kindle: Scriptural Allusions and Exegesis in the Hodayot (Studies on by Julie A. Hughes

It has lengthy been famous that the Thanksgiving Hymns (Hodayot) from Qumran make wide use of biblical language. A premise of this examine in their use of scripture is that those compositions can most sensible be understood through examining them as poetry. utilizing insights from the fields of comparative literature and bible study it establishes a mode for research of the poems and for identity and research of scriptural allusions.

New PDF release: Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion: The Power of the

A research of the way ladies figured in public response to the church from New testomony instances to the second one century CE. MacDonald exhibits the conviction of pagan writers that lady initiative used to be principal to Christianity's improvement, and the assumption that girls vulnerable towards excesses in faith. situation within the New testomony and early Christian texts in regards to the respectability of ladies is obvious in a brand new mild whilst one appreciates that outsiders curious about early church ladies and their actions as a mirrored image of the crowd as a complete.

Read e-book online Not in Heaven: Coherence and Complexity in Biblical PDF

". .. now not in Heaven is effective, not just to expert Bible students yet to all who love the e-book of books. If there are seventy faces to the Torah, because the midrash claims, this e-book illuminates numerous extra. "?  -- Conservative Judaism"A stimulating assortment.

Download e-book for kindle: In the Name of God: The Bible in the Colonial Discourse of by C L Crouch, Jonathan Stokl

In within the identify of God biblical students and historians commence the interesting paintings of deconstructing British and Spanish imperial utilization of the Bible in addition to using the Bible to counteract imperialism.

Six essays discover the intersections of political routine and biblical exegesis. person contributions research English political theorists' use of the Bible within the context of secularisation, examine the theological dialogue of discoveries within the New international in a context of fraught Jewish-Christian family members in Europe and dissect millennarian preaching within the lead as much as the Crimean conflict. Others examine the anti-imperialist use of the Bible in southern Africa, examine Spanish and British biblicisation concepts and hint the results of biblically-rooted articulations of nationalism at the improvement of Hinduism's courting to the Vedas.

Extra info for Old Testament Miracle-workers in Early Judaism

Sample text

The pattern works well but is not used mechanically. As far as I know, the role of the biblical miracles in Laus patrum has never been thoroughly in­ vestigated, although von Rad, and subsequently Stadelmann noted impor­ tant details. Eve deals with miracles in Ben Sira and makes many impor­ tant observations, but he writes quite briefly and without reference to sev­ eral important works. 15 16 17 18 b. Moses 19 Ben Sira is not the first early Jewish writer to write about Moses, but the first known to us to discuss the role of Moses' miracles.

On the history of research see Marbock 1997, 42-43. On his own view see Marbock 1999, 170-173. See Becker 2002,211. Stadelmann 1980, 191. 6 8 6 9 7 0 71 7 2 30 2. Miracles and the Glorious Past: The Wisdom of Ben Sira ditions nor alterations to the biblical original were needed; the picture is now radically changed. The biblical material opens the door for a reinterpretation, but only after a careful selection of the material. Miracles and politics are combined in an aggressive way. With the exception of Laus patrum the work admittedly contains very few verses showing Ben Sira's political activity.

This question, a sub­ ject of vivid discussion in the last 30 years, needs to be asked again. It is a wide issue that also has consequences for an interpretation of the miracles in the work. In 1972, Th. Middendorp published a book on the Wisdom of Ben Sira. He defended the view already presented long before, that the original work was not at all anti-Hellenistic. On the contrary, he identified some one hundred alleged quotations from Greek literature, about half of them from Theognis. Although the work was originally written in Hebrew, Mid­ dendorp assumed that Ben Sira had used a Greek florilegium and that his work was intended to be a schoolbook in the Greek manner.

Download PDF sample

Old Testament Miracle-workers in Early Judaism by Erkki Koskenniemi


by Kenneth
4.4

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 8 votes