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Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

John Reumann

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The blend of variety and unity apparent in the thought of the New Testament has been a subject for theological debate through the ages. Certain themes, teachings, and characterizations are clearly ... More


Proverbs 1–9 as an Instruction

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Apart, perhaps, from the Egyptian instruction of Amenemope, it is doubtful that many foreign instructions would have been accessible to a Jewish writer. The genre was represented in Israel, however, ... More


Unity

Christopher Tuckett

in The Gospel of Mary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212132
eISBN:
9780191705922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the unity of the text of the Gospel of Mary. Early editors and/or commentators of the gospel argued that the present text (i.e., the text as represented in the BG 8502 codex) ... More


Genesis's Unity: The Shift in the Evidence

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Arguments against the unity of Genesis seem strong. These arguments include variation in style, language, divine names, and theological viewpoints, repetitions and doublets, and internal ... More


Further Evidence of Genesis's Unity: Consistent Overlapping Structures—Chiasms, Spiraling Stories, and Double Dramas, Including Twenty‐SixDiptychs

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Genesis’ literary unity has several features. It contains consistent overlapping structures including bodylike complexity and chiasms, spiraling structures with consistent patterns of expanding ... More


Genesis as Part of a Larger Unity (The Primary History, Genesis‐Kings): A Further Shift of Evidence

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The breaks and variations within the Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings) are similar to those in Genesis and may likewise be explained as expressions of literary art. The literary unity of Genesis‐2 ... More


Counting Jacob's Twelve Sons

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Develops the author's argument that the motivation of the priestly editors of the Pentateuch, and in particular of Numbers and Leviticus, was strictly professional and priestly. The author asks why, ... More


Is There a Centre to the New Testament?

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

‘Jesus Christ’ provides a centre for the twenty-seven books and pamphlets that makes up the New Testament. Loyalty to the Jew, Jesus, whom God has made Lord, is the thread that cane be found running ... More


Two Types of Belief and the Role of Pneuma in John’s Epistemology of Faith (John 7–8)

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

in John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The chapter argues that John 7–8 constitutes a coherent unit in both literary and thematic terms. There is a literary inclusio in two respects: secrecy versus openness and the charge of demon ... More


Who Can See What Jesus’ Acts Signify (John 9–10)?

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

in John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The chapter argues for the unity of John 9–10 in both literary and thematic terms. A literary inclusio indicates that the overall theme is the logic of a ‘sign’ and exactly what Jesus’ signs show ... More


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