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The Significance of Proverbs 1–9

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/9780199291540.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The date and origin of Proverbs 1-9 are difficult to pin down, but its influence can be identified clearly in some subsequent Jewish literature (most notably Ben Sira and certain texts from Qumran). ... More


The Narrative, Its Components and Its ‘Novelisation’

Marlé Hammond

in The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter represents a narratological breakdown of the tale. Drawing on the theory of Seymour Chatman, Mikhail Bakhtin and Georg Lukács, I discuss the tale and its relationship to the ʿUdhrī love ... More


Opening the Files

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter opens the dossiers on Jesus and Muhammad. The sources on each are, as it turns out, essentially literary: historical biographies composed by the followers of the two holy men, ... More


The Hidden Years: High Priesthood Under the Ptolemies

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:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Surveys the limited evidence that is available for the political situation in Judah during the Ptolemaic period. The sources examined are the Yehud coins, an excerpt from Hecataeus of Abdera that is ... More


A Jerusalem School Inspected

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:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first part of this chapter introduces the possibility that the writers of the Old Testament came from an Israeli school tradition – as opposed to being a group of ‘wise men’ with a ‘wisdom ... More


The Image of God and Natural Theology

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The biblical expression that humanity is created ‘in the image of God’ has been taken as evidence in the debate about natural theology. Various interpretations, ancient and modern, are here discussed.


Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300182682
eISBN:
9780300184228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182682.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in the contemporary academy, has mainly been ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly on account of its ... More


Reflections on the Evolution of the Prophet’s Biographies in the East and West

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the concept of history of early Muslim historians and their attitude towards the Prophet’s biography (Sira). It discusses how evolving tastes and values affected their ... More


Covenant and Law in Ben Sira

Otto Kaiser

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/9780199250745.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the covenant and law in Ben Sira. It explores the wisdom of Ben Sira in the context of biblical covenant theology, the wisdom and Torah in Ben Sira, the covenants of ... More


Wisdom and the ‘Others’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides information on the wisdom literature of the Old Testament (OT) by focusing on several biblical persons including Job, Ben Sira, and Solomon. Wisdom literature reflects a general ... More


Popular Cinema and Conceptualizing Class and Social Change

Malek Khouri

in The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chahine made twelve films in the 1950s. Chahine's cinema never adopted a dogmatic stand on the issues of class and class divisions; rather, it acknowledged the common areas of interest among people ... More


Conclusion: Jesus, James, and Jude among the Jewish Teachers

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The conclusion provides a summary of the key findings of the book, including major points at which the extra-biblical literature explored here has exercised a positive, formative influence upon the ... More


In the School of Ben Sira of Jerusalem

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the social, cultural, and historical context of Ben Sira's work as a trainer of the youth of the Jewish elite in Jerusalem, as well as to the essential ... More


Friendship in Ben Sira

Saul M. Olyan

in Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300182682
eISBN:
9780300184228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182682.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Configurations of friendship in the second century BCE wisdom book Ben Sira are considered and compared to the representation of friendship in earlier biblical texts. In addition, the possibility of ... More


The Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira and 2 Maccabees

Timothy H. Lim

in The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An important period for our understanding of the formation of the Jewish canon is the second century bce. Scholars have looked to the Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira and 2. Maccabees to back up the view ... More


A Room of His Own: The “History” of the Barber of Damascus

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is a literary exploration of the barber, Ibn Budayr's, chronicle. While his text is a “history” (tārīkh), it is heavily informed by the genre of the oral popular epic (sīra). Ibn ... More


Torah as Narrative and Wisdom

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Torah in the Second Temple period included narratives as well as laws. Several compositions Aramaic compositions of the early Hellenistic period retell the stories to convey ethical messages. ... More


Story

Wen-chin Ouyang

in Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Personalisation of history privileges pre-modern popular forms of storytelling, such as the popular epic (sira sha'biyya), which now frames autobiography and biography in the Arabic novel that tells ... More


Ataturk Becomes ͑Antar: Nationalist-vernacular Politics and Epic Heroism in 1920s Egypt

Marilyn Booth

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the emergence of colloquial Arabic poetry as populist-political commentary in Egypt by offering a reading of Mahmud Bayram al-Tunisi's series of texts, which figured political ... More


Samuel in Biblical and Extra-Biblical Perspective

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/9780199659340.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This conclusion discusses the implications of the previous chapters that address Samuel's diverse characteristics in earlier biblical sources, and how later writers read, interpreted, and applied the ... More


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