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Mixed Menus: the Confusion of Food in Judges

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The use of food in the book of Judges is considered by utilizing Mary Douglas's theories of matter out of place. According to Douglas the Israelite dietary laws catalogued animals according to their ... More


Introduction

David T. Lamb

in Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231478
eISBN:
9780191710841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction discusses the position of Jehu's dynasty among those of the northern kingdom in Israel. It argues that an examination of Jehu's unique dynasty fills a void in research on the ... More


Attempts to Redate the ‘Yahwist’

Ernest Nicholson

in The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Julius Wellhausen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257836
eISBN:
9780191698484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257836.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on a major shift in recent Pentateuchal research — the move towards dating the so-called J document to the exilic period. Detailed studies advocating this have come from Hans ... More


High Priesthood in the Deuteronomistic History

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the evidence of the Deuteronomistic History for high priests in Israel between the periods of settlement and exile. After a brief discussion of the references to Eleazar and Phinehas in ... More


Taste and Discernment: the Literary Motif of Judgement at the Table

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Old Testament frequently portrays the table as the context for divine and human judgement. The association of the table with the feasting of the king and his officials may lie behind this idea. ... More


The Theory Under Attack: Rolf Rendtorff's New Paradigm of the Origin of the Pentateuch

Ernest Nicholson

in The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Julius Wellhausen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257836
eISBN:
9780191698484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257836.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on Rolf Rendtorff's paradigm of how the Pentateuch was composed. He claims that Pentateuch is the creation of a Deuteronomic redactor who combined originally independent ... More


Viewing Samuel through a Deuteronomistic Lens

Mark Leuchter

in Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199659340
eISBN:
9780191806612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199659340.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the scholarly model of a Deuteronomistic History and the modality of thought identified as ‘Deuteronomistic’ to assess the various claims on Samuel's memory. It first considers ... More


Deuteronomy

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Most scholars contend that the book of the Torah found in Josiah's Temple restoration is a form of Deuteronomy and that the laws of Deuteronomy underlie Josiah's reform and the historiographical ... More


Conclusion to Part I

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter summarizes the results of the study of the Deuteronomistic History in Part I. Analysis of the Deuteronomistic History indicates at least three levels of composition: an eighth century ... More


Conclusion

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter summarizes the primary conclusions of the book and points to the implications of this study. There is considerable evidence that the Deuteronomistic History was originally written in the ... More


King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Marvin A. Sweeney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

King Josiah of Judah (ruled 640–609 b.c.e.) is a figure of extraordinary importance for the history of ancient Israel and Judah. According to the biblical narrative, a Torah scroll was discovered ... More


Power and the Prophetic Utterance

David A. Lambert

in How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190212247
eISBN:
9780190212261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The penitential interpretation of the Hebrew Bible also proceeds from the notion of Scripture as pedagogical. Prophets are seen as being preachers of repentance, and prophetic literature, despite its ... More


Prologue: Double Vision

Keith Bodner

in Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681174
eISBN:
9780191761201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681174.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book is introduced by a short prologue that begins with a reading of the prophet Elisha’s confrontation with some mischievous youths from the city of Bethel. In response to their taunt about his ... More


Historiography in Ancient Israel

John Van Seters

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The nature and scope of the history in Genesis to 2 Kings has been obscured by the traditional division between the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy) and the historical books (Joshua to 2 Kings). ... More


The Moral Character of God

John Barton

in Ethics in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Theodicy is a major theme in the ethical thinking of ancient Israel. Although the word is a creation of Leibniz, questioning the compatibility of a good God with the evil in the world goes back into ... More


Conclusion

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The concluding chapter summarizes the major points presented in the book. It also addresses more directly the depiction of biblical masculinity as it changes over time. It does so by comparing each ... More


David's Wives: Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Of David's wives, Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba feature more prominently than a passing mention, and each of their stories, appearing throughout 1 and 2 Samuel and the beginning of 1 Kings, exhibits ... More


The Book of Mormon and the Bible

Grant Hardy

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

The Book of Mormon appeared in American history at a time of religious turmoil. As it attempted to answer questions posed by Christians and skeptics alike, it did so through narrative rather than ... More


Failing to Come of Age in the Hebrew Bible

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that the coming-of-age theme is not limited to stories of successful maturation to manhood but also includes narratives that invert this theme by describing the failure to come of ... More


Rahab

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The Joshua 2 narrative of inept Israelite spies and Rahab, the Canaanite prostitute who saves them, is rich with comedy. Comic literary devices — for example, comic characterization, and social ... More


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