Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN: 0199699542
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms Book Excerpt:

The Psalms have resulted in controversies between Jews and Christians over the centuries and it is only from the mid twentieth century onwards that the two traditions have worked side by side in the academy at least. This is one of the very few volumes on the psalms to incorporate scholarship from both these traditions for nearly a century, and the result is a rich celebration of these extraordinary ancient songs. This innovative essay collection draws together internationally renowned Jewish and Christian scholars of the Psalms, with one tradition responding to the other, in areas as diverse as Qumran studies, Medieval Jewish interpretation, Reception History, Liturgical Psalters and Chagall's Church Windows and more recent Literary Studies of the Psalter as a Book. The range of topics chosen will be of interest not only to those specializing in the Psalms but also to others interested more generally in biblical studies. Several musical and artistic representations of selected psalms are also included and the book includes a colour plate section which illustrates several of the chapters.

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN: 0191647101
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms Book Excerpt:

The Psalms have resulted in controversies between Jews and Christians over the centuries and it is only from the mid twentieth century onwards that the two traditions have worked side by side in the academy at least. This is one of the very few volumes on the psalms to incorporate scholarship from both these traditions for nearly a century, and the result is a rich celebration of these extraordinary ancient songs. This innovative essay collection draws together internationally renowned Jewish and Christian scholars of the Psalms, with one tradition responding to the other, in areas as diverse as Qumran studies, Medieval Jewish interpretation, Reception History, Liturgical Psalters and Chagall's Church Windows and more recent Literary Studies of the Psalter as a Book. The range of topics chosen will be of interest not only to those specializing in the Psalms but also to others interested more generally in biblical studies. Several musical and artistic representations of selected psalms are also included and the book includes a colour plate section which illustrates several of the chapters.

Jewish and Christian Approaches to Psalms

Jewish and Christian Approaches to Psalms
Author: Society of Biblical Literature. International Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783451296611
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish and Christian Approaches to Psalms Book Excerpt:

Psalms Through the Centuries Volume 3

Psalms Through the Centuries  Volume 3
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 111954226X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Through the Centuries Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

This third volume completes the set of a groundbreaking reception history of the Psalter, the culmination of two decades’ work In Volume Three of Psalms Through the Centuries: A Reception History Commentary on Psalms 73-151, the internationally recognized biblical scholar Professor Susan Gillingham examines the Jewish and Christian cultural and reception history of Books Three to Five of the Psalter. She examines the changing ways in which psalms have been understood in translations and commentaries, liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, music and art, poetic and dramatic performance, and political and ethical discourse. Lavishly illustrated with thirty colour plates, several black and white images and a number of musical scores, this volume also includes a comprehensive glossary of terms for readers less familiar with the subject and a full, selective bibliography complete with footnote references for each psalm. Numerous links to website resources also allow readers to pursue topics at greater depth, and three clearly organized indices facilitate searches by specific psalms or authors, or types of reception for selected psalms. This structure makes the commentary easy to use, whether for private study, teaching or preaching. The book also offers: A one-of-a-kind treatment of the reception history of the psalms that starts where most commentaries end— beginning with the trajectory of the Psalter’s multi-faceted reception over two millennia Specific discussions of both Jewish and Christian responses to individual psalms Psalms Through the Centuries: A Reception History Commentary on Psalms 73-151, like the previous two volumes, will earn a distinctive place in the libraries of faculties, colleges, seminaries, and religious communities as well as in private collections of students and scholars of biblical studies, theology, and religion.

Psalms Through the Centuries Volume 2

Psalms Through the Centuries  Volume 2
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 1119480183
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Through the Centuries Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two provides the first ever extensive commentary on the Jewish and Christian reception history of the first two books of the Psalter (Psalms 1-41 and 42-72). It explores the various uses of the Psalms, over two millennia, in translation and commentary, liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, musical composition and artistic illustration, poetic and dramatic imitation, and contemporary discourse. With lavish illustrations, using examples from both music and art, Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two offers a detailed commentary on each psalm, with an extensive bibliography, a large glossary of terms, and helpful indices. It is an ideal resource both for students and scholars in the academy and for lay people and ministers in church and synagogue. Psalms Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley Blackwell Commentary series. Further information about this innovative reception history series is available at www.bbibcomm.info

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible
Author: Donn Morgan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0190900520
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

This Oxford Handbook is a serious resource for the study of the literature of the Writings (Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles, Daniel) of the Hebrew Bible, including its context and its scriptural/canonical shape and reception. A first section provides an overview of the post-exilic period in which much of the Writings was written, focusing on history, archeology, and the development of major literary traditions, all of which provide the context for understanding and interpreting this literature. A second section contains creative studies of the books in the Writings, focusing on structure, purpose, and distinctive characteristics of this very diverse literature. A third section looks at the Writings from larger and longer perspectives including the ancient Near East, developing Judaism and Christianity, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, music and the arts, and its canonization and reception by Judaism and Christianity. This handbook has a focus on the special character and shape of the Writings as scripture and canon, including the recurring issues of diversity and difference, dates of canonization, its special relationship to other scripture and canon (Torah, Prophets, New Testament), and its interpretation in religious and non-religious communities.

Singing the Songs of the Lord in Foreign Lands

Singing the Songs of the Lord in Foreign Lands
Author: Kenneth Mtata,Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr,Miriam Rose
Publsiher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 3374038654
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing the Songs of the Lord in Foreign Lands Book Excerpt:

Martin Luther once said, 'Many of the Fathers have loved and praised the Book of Psalms above all other books of the Bible. No books of moral tales and no legends of saints which have been written, or ever will be, are to my mind as noble as the Book of Psalms ...' Despite their richness, the Psalms also raise some interpretive challenges. How do we read such difficult passages as the one which advocates the violent destruction of one's enemies? Are we to ignore these and embrace only those that edify us? This collection of essays by renowned international scholars addresses such issues as the history and contemporary Lutheran and ecumenical interpretations of Psalms and provides valuable interpretive insights for theologians, biblical scholars, pastors, counselors and students. With contributions by Lubomir Batka, Andrea Bieler, Brian Brock, Hans-Peter Großhans, Elelwani B. Farisani, Jutta Hausmann, Anni Hentschel, Frank-Lothar Hossfeld, Craig R. Koester, Madipoane Masenya, Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, Urmas Nommik, Roger Wanke and Vitor Westhelle.

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction
Author: Julia Watts Belser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190600470
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction Book Excerpt:

In Rabbinic Tales of Destruction, Julia Watts Belser examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Judea. Faced with stories of sexual violence, enslavement, forced prostitution, disability, and bodily risk, Belser argues, our readings of rabbinic narrative must wrestle with the brutal body costs of Roman imperial domination. She brings disability studies, feminist theory, and new materialist ecological thought to accounts of rabbinic catastrophe, revealing how rabbinic discourses of gender, sexuality, and the body are shaped in the shadow of empire. Focusing on the Babylonian Talmud's longest sustained account of the destruction of the Temple, Belser reveals Bavli Gittin's distinctive sex and gender politics. While Palestinian tales frequently castigate the 'wayward woman' for sexual transgressions that imperil the nation, Bavli Gittin's stories do not portray women's sexuality as a cause of catastrophe. The Bavli's resistance to Rome makes a critical difference. While other rabbinic texts commonly inveigh against women's beauty as the cause of sexual sin, Bavli Gittin's tales express a strikingly egalitarian discourse that laments the vulnerability of the beautiful Jewish body before the conqueror. Bavli Gittin's body politics, Belser maintains, align with a significant theological reorientation. While most early Jewish narratives link the destruction of the Temple to communal sin, Bavli Gittin's account does not explain catastrophe as divine chastisement. Instead of imagining God as the architect of Jewish suffering, it evokes God's empathy with the subjugated Jewish body. As it navigates the ruins of Jerusalem, Bavli Gittin forges a sharp critique of empire. Its critical discourse aims to pierce the power politics of Roman conquest, to protest the brutality of imperial dominance, and to make plain the scar that Roman violence leaves upon Jewish flesh.

Psalms as Torah

Psalms as Torah
Author: Gordon J. Wenham
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0801031680
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms as Torah Book Excerpt:

An internationally-renowned Old Testament scholar explores the riches of the Psalms, expounding the ways they shape those who read them.

Violence in the Hebrew Bible

Violence in the Hebrew Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 9004434682
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence in the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

In Violence in the Hebrew Bible texts of violence in the Hebrew Bible and their reception history are discussed. The central question of the essays is how to allow for a given text’s plurality of possible and realised meanings while also retaining the ability to form critical judgments regarding biblical exegesis.

Song of Exile

Song of Exile
Author: David W. Stowe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 0190466855
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song of Exile Book Excerpt:

Oft-referenced and frequently set to music, Psalm 137 - which begins "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion" - has become something of a cultural touchstone for music and Christianity across the Atlantic world. It has been a top single more than once in the 20th century, from Don McLean's haunting Anglo-American folk cover to Boney M's West Indian disco mix. In Song of Exile, David Stowe uses a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach that combines personal interviews, historical overview, and textual analysis to demonstrate the psalm's enduring place in popular culture. The line that begins Psalm 137 - one of the most lyrical of the Hebrew Bible - has been used since its genesis to evoke the grief and protest of exiled, displaced, or marginalized communities. Despite the psalm's popularity, little has been written about its reception during the more than 2,500 years since the Babylonian exile. Stowe locates its use in the American Revolution and the Civil Rights movement, and internationally by anti-colonial Jamaican Rastafari and immigrants from Ireland, Korea, and Cuba. He studies musical references ranging from the Melodians' Rivers of Babylon to the score in Kazakh film Tulpan. Stowe concludes by exploring the presence and absence in modern culture of the often-ignored final words: "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." Usually excised from liturgy and forgotten by scholars, Stowe finds these words echoed in modern occurrences of genocide and ethnic cleansing, and more generally in the culture of vengeance that has existed in North America from the earliest conflicts with Native Americans. Based on numerous interviews with musicians, theologians, and writers, Stowe reconstructs the rich and varied reception history of this widely used, yet mysterious, text.

Psalms and the Use of the Critical Imagination

Psalms and the Use of the Critical Imagination
Author: Katherine E. Southwood,Holly Morse
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN: 0567696332
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms and the Use of the Critical Imagination Book Excerpt:

The contributors provide fresh insight into the context surrounding the composition and reception of the Psalms, the relationships between the Psalms, and of early audiences who engaged with the material. Close attention is also paid to specific interpretative problems which emerge in the Psalms, both linguistic and theological. Consequently, there is the creation of a more sophisticated historical reconstruction of how the Psalms were used originally and in subsequent periods, opening up challenges and possibilities for scholars through emphasizing the need in critical Psalms scholarship for vitality and imagination.

Scribal Practice Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Scribal Practice  Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN: 9004410732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribal Practice Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

This volume contains 17 essays on the subjects of text, canon, and scribal practice. It provides an overview of the Qumran evidence for text and canon of the Bible, an essay on the development of Hebrew and thematic studies.

Wisdom Epistemology in the Psalter

Wisdom Epistemology in the Psalter
Author: John Kartje
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 3110352966
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Epistemology in the Psalter Book Excerpt:

We present a comparative epistemological analysis of the wisdom motifs in Psalms 1, 73, 90, and 107. These texts were selected on the basis of their epistemological content (each confronts the relationship between virtue and prosperity), and their canonical placement within the Psalter (each begins one of the Psalter’s five “Books”). We explore the implications of their respective epistemological features for our understanding of the canonical structure of the Psalter. After developing a diagnostic method for the identification and analysis of the epistemological features within a biblical text, we apply it to each of the four psalms, and discuss their epistemological qualities with respect to their canonical placement in the Psalter. We find that an epistemic progression develops across the canonical ordering of the four psalms. While the psalmists are increasingly forthright in acknowledging the moral paradox that the righteous often suffer, while the wicked can prosper, they engage this paradox with ever more sophisticated responses. Although Yhwh is ultimately the source of all wisdom, human beings can facilitate their acquisition of knowledge by seeking him out intentionally, by questioning him directly, and by observing him with a heart focused on learning.

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Author: Tom Thatcher,Chris Keith,Raymond F. Person, Jr.,Elsie R. Stern
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 0567678385
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media Book Excerpt:

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media is a convenient and authoritative reference tool, introducing specific terms and concepts helpful to the study of the Bible and related literature in ancient communications culture. Since the early 1980s, biblical scholars have begun to explore the potentials of interdisciplinary theories of oral tradition, oral performance, personal and collective memory, ancient literacy and scribality, visual culture and ritual. Over time these theories have been combined with considerations of critical and exegetical problems in the study of the Bible, the history of Israel, Christian origins, and rabbinics. The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media responds to the rapid growth of the field by providing a source of reference that offers clear definitions, and in-depth discussions of relevant terms and concepts, and the relationships between them. The volume begins with an overview of 'ancient media studies' and a brief history of research to orient the reader to the field and the broader research context of the book, with individual entries on terms and topics commonly encountered in studies of the Bible in ancient media culture. Each entry defines the term/ concept under consideration, then offers more sustained discussion of the topic, paying particular attention to its relevance for the study of the Bible and related literature

Psalms as Torah Studies in Theological Interpretation

Psalms as Torah  Studies in Theological Interpretation
Author: Gordon J. Wenham
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1441236384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms as Torah Studies in Theological Interpretation Book Excerpt:

The Psalms are the most-read part of the Old Testament, but their importance for ethics has often been overlooked. However, the Psalms offer some of the most potent ethical instruction in the Bible. In this book internationally renowned Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham examines the source of the Psalms' power, reflects on their main ethical themes, and shows how they function as prayers that change us. Wenham makes an important contribution to biblical scholarship and breaks new ground in discussions of Old Testament ethics, yet he writes accessibly, making this book invaluable for students, scholars, and pastors.

Psalms 73 150

Psalms 73 150
Author: Daniel J. Estes
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 1535926058
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms 73 150 Book Excerpt:

The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves a minister’s friend and a student’s guide. The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of over forty scholars and encompassing forty volumes, the NAC brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.

The Bible in the Public Square

The Bible in the Public Square
Author: Mark A. Chancey,Carol Meyers,Eric M. Meyers
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 1589839838
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible in the Public Square Book Excerpt:

Explore perceptions and interpretations of scripture in American politics, identity, popular culture, and public education Essays from the perspectives of American history, the history of ideas, film studies, visual studies, cultural studies, education, and church-state studies provide essential research for those interested in the intersection of the Bible and American culture. The contributors are Yaakov Ariel, Jacques Berlinerblau, Mark A. Chancey, Rubén Dupertuis, John Fea, Shalom Goldman, Charles C. Haynes, Carol Meyers, Eric M. Meyers, David Morgan, Adele Reinhartz, and David W. Stowe. Features: Ten essays and an introduction present research from professors of biblical studies, Judaism, English, and history Articles relevant to scholars, students, and the general public Analysis of the tensions in American society regarding the Bible and its role in public life.

The Formation of the Book of Psalms

The Formation of the  Book  of Psalms
Author: David Willgren
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 9783161547874
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of the Book of Psalms Book Excerpt:

By conceptualizing the 'Book' of Psalms as an anthology, and by inquiring into its poetics by means of paratextuality, David Willgren provides a fresh reconstruction of its formation and concludes that it preserves a selection of psalms that is best seen not as a book of psalms, but as a canon of psalms. - back of book.

Alternate Delimitations in the Hebrew and Greek Psalters

Alternate Delimitations in the Hebrew and Greek Psalters
Author: Paul J. Sander
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 3161594215
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternate Delimitations in the Hebrew and Greek Psalters Book Excerpt: