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The Hermeneutics of Reading Genesis after Darwin

Richard S. Briggs

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the issues occupying the interpretation of Genesis at the time of Darwin and notes that the impact of the discovery of ancient Near Eastern creation accounts came at more or ... More


Honest Doubters

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The presuppositions of the comfortable outlook – ‘God’s in his heaven: All’s right with the world’ – had been questioned from time to time over the centuries, but Job and Ecclesiastes are the only ... More


The Art of Parody: The Dialogue/Appeal

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The “Poem of Job” like Bontsye Shvayg maintains a sharply critical line against pietistic worldview that a poet like Perets wished to address. The chapter mentions that to understand fully the “Poem ... More


The Art of Parody: The Death Theme

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter believes that Job is the most death-oriented book in the Bible making Job one of the most basic resources, with regard to death in the Ancient Near East. The poet of Job was able to use ... More


Enduring Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the circulation of knowledge about religion and religions, this chapter shifts focus from Europe to the history of the study of religion in the United States, highlighting the importance ... More


Libraries before Alexandria

Kim Ryholt and Gojko Barjamovic

in Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199655359
eISBN:
9780191841347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655359.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient Egypt and Western Asia had a library tradition many centuries before the advent of the Greek script and the building of the Library of Alexandria. The chapter provides an overview of this ... More


Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Amy Gansell and Ann Shafer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This volume addresses and problematizes the formation and transformation of the ancient Near Eastern art historical and archaeological canon. The “canon” is defined as an established list of objects, ... More


Assyrian Tributes

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the historical circumstances that gave birth to the story of the Ten Lost Tribes in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE. The two most important elements in this chapter are the ... More


The Hebrew Text

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

The Hebrew text functions here as the standard against which each of the five translated texts is measured. Genesis differs from other creation narratives from the Ancient Near East in that there is ... More


Comparative Ancient Near Eastern Study: The Genesis Flood Narrative in Relation to Ancient Near Eastern Flood Accounts

John Day

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Over the last century and a half, comparison of the biblical text with other ancient Near Eastern documents found in the course of archeological discoveries has been enormously successful in shedding ... More


Melanesian Modeled Skulls, Mortuary Ritual, and Dental X-Rays: Ancestors, Enemies, Women, and Children

Michelle Bonogofsky and Jeremy Graham

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Perceived attractiveness and fecundity in youthful male and female individuals were determining factors in the selection of skulls for postmortem treatment in Melanesia deriving from both relatives ... More


Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

David P. Wright

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Most scholars believe that the numerous similarities between the Covenant Code (Exodus 20:23–23:19) and Mesopotamian law collections, especially the Laws of Hammurabi, which date to around 1750 BCE, ... More


Canonical Formation: Canons and Curses: Some Observations on the ‘Canon-Formula’ in Deuteronomy and its Afterlife

Anselm C. Hagedorn

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

How does a text become canonical and which strategies are employed to ensure the ongoing canonicity of a sacred and/or authoritative text in antiquity? John Barton has addressed this question in a ... More


The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity

Theodore J. Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190072544
eISBN:
9780190072575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072544.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Origin and Character of GOD: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference work for readers of all backgrounds. It looks synthetically at ... More


Winged Goddesses of Sexuality, Death, and Immortality

Serinity Young

in Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780195307887
eISBN:
9780190659714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307887.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The winged Egyptian goddess Isis is an ancient and complex deity, whose mythology presents her as bestower of fertility and immortality. This chapter follows up on these themes, and the linked ... More


Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More


Materiality and the Prehistory of Number

Karenleigh A. Overmann

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Modern humans produce number systems with striking cross-cultural similarities. Understanding prehistoric numerical cognition, however, addressed in this chapter, requires looking at when cognitive ... More


Deuteronomy 28 and the Aramaic Curse Tradition

Laura Quick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198810933
eISBN:
9780191848049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810933.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This study considers the relationship of Deuteronomy 28 to the curse traditions of the ancient Near East. It focuses on the linguistic and cultural means of the transmission of these traditions to ... More


Hittite Texts and Greek Religion: Contact, Interaction, and Comparison

Ian Rutherford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199593279
eISBN:
9780191890543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199593279.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There has been a lot of interest in recent decades in the question of whether ancient Greek religion was influenced by the religions of the Ancient Near East. This book examines the relationship ... More


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