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 Prophecy and History

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Prophecy plays an important role in the Old Testament. This importance does not end but continues throughout early Judaism, albeit under different forms and genres such as apocalyptic literature, ... More


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

E. W. Heaton

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The books of the Old Testament are often thought of as being remote and ‘primitive’. In fact, they were written by thoroughly learned men, educated in the traditional schools of ancient Israel. This ... More


Old Testament Ethics

J. W. Rogerson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and is devoted to a discussion of Old Testament ethics. Begins by outlining possible reasons for people being interested in Old ... More


Introduction

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/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


The Old Testament

James Barr

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses and presents a survey of the Old Testament, beginning with the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and its ancient versions. It examines the rise of traditional biblical criticism ... More


The Syriac Versions

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity into Syria and the translation of the New Testament in that region. Of all the early versions of the New Testament, those in Syriac have raised ... More


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

David T. Lamb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231478
eISBN:
9780191710841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel. It discusses ... More


Canonical Criticism and Old Testament Theology

M. G. Brett

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the third of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and discusses canonical criticism and Old Testament theology. Canonical criticism can be understood as a relatively recent ... More


Canons of the Old Testament

J. Barton

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the third of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It aims to trace the development of a canon (or several slightly different canons) of the Old Testament, and to examine some ways ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman

in The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263418
eISBN:
9780191682537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263418.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

In 1964, Albert C. Sundberg, Jr., published a distinguished work on the Old Testament in the early Church. This well-received study refuted the hypothesis of an Alexandrian Jewish canon and radically ... More


The Old Testament Prophets and Environmental Ethics: A Dialogue

Hilary Marlow

in Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199569052
eISBN:
9780191723230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This final chapter engages with the knotty problem of how, if at all, it is possible to derive contemporary ethics from biblical texts. It discusses the rise of interest in the ethics of the Old ... More


The Middle of the Old Testament

William McKane

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on Old Testament theology. It discusses the change in the understanding of the Old Testament theology from being a historical discipline related to the history of ... More


Wisdom in Israel

K. J. Dell

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the third of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors. Its subject is wisdom in Israel, and this involves the three wisdom texts of the Bible: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes, which ... More


Pilgram Marpeck (1495?–1556): The Church and the Old Testament

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Pilgram Marpeck was a civil engineer and an Anabaptist leader, who stressed the discontinuity between the Old Testament and the New in his theology. He argued that the Old Testament belongs to ... More


History of Religions and History of Traditions

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces some significant shifts within the historical paradigm that has guided most modern biblical scholarship. It details the development of historical-critical study in the nineteenth ... More


Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

A. D. H. Mayes (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a collection of essays by members of the Society for Old Testament Study, and reviews new approaches and major developments in established approaches to Old Testament study over a wide ... More


George Wishart Anderson 1913–2002

J. A. EMERTON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

George Wishart Anderson was appointed Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology at Edinburgh University in 1962. In 1968, after the retirement of N. W. Porteous as Professor of Hebrew and ... More


Other Animals in the Christian Tradition

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first addresses claims and terms found in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, such as covenants and “Leviathan.” New Testament references to and views of other animals are then examined. The ... More


The Religion of Israel

J. Day

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors, and its subject is the religion of Israel. The introduction to the chapter briefly reviews previous work on this subject. The ... More


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

Nathan MacDonald

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In ancient Israel the production of food was a basic concern of almost every Israelite. Consequently, there are few pages in the Old Testament that do not mention food, and food provides some of the ... More


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