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To Each Its Own Meaning

Author : Stephen R. Haynes
ISBN : 0664257844
Genre : Religion
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This volume introduces the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism. It serves as an indispensable handbook for the work of students approaching biblical studies for the first time and for the professional interpreter of scripture who wants to understand the latest currents in biblical scholarship.
Category: Religion

Images Of Water In Isaiah

Author : John T. Willis
ISBN : 9781498540285
Genre : Religion
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This book is a study of the various metaphors, figures, similes, and usages of water found in the book of Isaiah. It covers representations of water relating to: water as a blessing in nature; the sea as a symbol of the expanse of space; Yahweh, the rider of the clouds; water or absence of water as symbol of divine punishment, hardships, and affliction; water as a defense strategy in military circumstances; water as a means of dilution; rain and snow as symbols of Yahweh's word; various forms of water symbolizing arrogance; rain, streams, water, and snow as symbols of forgiveness; water as a metaphor for Yahweh's control over nations and triumph over enemies; calm water as a symbol of trust in Yahweh; Yahweh's knowledge as waters cover the sea; water, lack of water, and overcoming threatening water as metaphors or similes for restoration and help; the great river as a symbol of the influx of nations; tears as the manifestation of lament and mourning; dew as a symbol of serenity and life-giving power; the personification of water; troubled waters as a symbol of the wicked; swimming as desperate effort to survive; and cultic practices involving water. These themes emphasize important religious truths in the book of Isaiah. They include many concepts dealing with the nature and mighty acts of Yahweh; sin, punishment and forgiveness; Yahweh's work over and through nations; personal and corporate matters like trust and lament; and Yahweh’s work in nature.
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Reading The Historical Books

Author : Patricia Dutcher-Walls
ISBN : 9781441244789
Genre : Religion
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Biblical history can be some of the most difficult material for beginning students to grasp. The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers. Here a master teacher offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers. Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books and provides strategies for understanding their significance. The goal is to make further reading and study of Scripture more informed and sensitive. Sidebars, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions are included.
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Beyond Biblical Theology

Author : Timo Eskola
ISBN : 9789004258037
Genre : Religion
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Reading Heikki Räisänen’s hermeneutics in context, Timo Eskola explores the development of Western New Testament interpretation. Proposing sociology as the link between standard historicism and poststructuralism, Räisänen reinterprets the sociology of knowledge. He substitutes sacralized culturalism for biblical theology.
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Reading The Synoptic Gospels Revised And Expanded

Author : O. Wesley Allen
ISBN : 9780827232273
Genre : Religion
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This revised and expanded introductory text introduces students of the Bible to the layers of meaning that can be uncovered by serious study of the synoptic gospel texts. Included are two new chapters introducing ideological exegetical approaches to the gospels and a concluding chapter that helps the student synthesize the exegetical discoveries they have made using the methods taught in the book.
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The Book Of Amos As Composed And Read In Antiquity

Author : Aaron W. Park
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025312757
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<I>The Book of Amos as Composed and Read in Antiquity treats the redaction of the Book of Amos and the history of its reception in Second Temple period works including the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and some early Christian and Rabbinic Jewish literature. The first part of this book employs form- and redaction-critical methods. From a synchronic analysis, it attempts to establish a literary structure, genre, setting, and intention with respect to the present form of the Book of Amos. A diachronic analysis attempts to uncover earlier literary-redactional layers based on a set of controlled criteria characterized by literary -uniqueness.- The second part is a study on <I>Nachleben (living tradition) and employs Comparative Midrash in <I>sensu lato. This book draws the reader's attention to many differing voices documented among the various believing communities in antiquity."
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Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk Revised And Expanded

Author : Bill Catlette
ISBN : 9781118331804
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to foster happier employees for a healthier bottom line Managers could learn a lot from a message echoed by generations of dairy farmers: "Contented cows give better milk." This book is not, repeat, not a management tome. In this fully revised and expanded edition to a book which absolutely, positively makes the case that treating people right is one of the best things any business can do for its bottom line, Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk offers sound, practical advice for those who know that their reputation as an employer is as important as bandwidth. Offers updated case studies and new examples from on-site research in a number of real organizations, as well as inspiring examples of companies that know how to do it right . . . and few that didn't Fad-free prescriptive advice informed by the authors' combined four-plus decades of training and consulting with thousands of managers and employees, conducting employee engagement surveys, and translating the attendant learning to management audiences in a form they can appreciate and use Coauthor Bill Catlette's Bottom Line Leadership Seminar has helped thousands of managers become more effective leaders Direct from the horse's . . . actually cow's mouth, this fully revised and expanded second edition will teach readers that having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line.
Category: Business & Economics

Mark S Jesus

Author : Elizabeth Struthers Malbon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133016266
Genre : Religion
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Noted biblical scholar Elizabeth Struthers Malbon asks a literary question in this landmark volume: how does the Markan narrative characterise Jesus? Through a close narrative analysis, she carefully examines various ways the Gospel discloses its central character. The result is a multi-layered Markan narrative christol-ogy, focusing not only on what the narrator and other characters say about Jesus (pro-jected christology), but also on what Jesus says in response to what these others say to and about him (deflected christology), what Jesus says instead about himself and God (refracted christology), what Jesus does (enacted christology), and how what other char-acters do is related to what Jesus says and does (reflected christology). Holding signifi-cant implications for those who wish to use Mark's Gospel to make claims about the his-torical Jesus, as well as for those who wish to use Mark's Gospel to construct confessions about the church's belief, Malbon's research is a groundbreaking work of scholarship.
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Judges Method

Author : Gale A. Yee
ISBN : 0800638581
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* The ideal supplemental text in courses on the Hewbrew Bible now thoroughly updated * New chapters on Gender Criticism, Cultural Criticism, and Post-colonial Criticism * Includes a glossary and index of ancient sources, topics, and names
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American Academy Of Religion Society Of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Academy of Religion. Meeting
ISBN : 1851681809
Genre : Bible
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This study written by Bishop Kenneth Cragg, one of the world's leadingslamicists, is an introduction to the New Testament that takes into accounthe issues of central interest to Muslims. Exploring the significance of theigure of Jesus not only in the Christian Bible, but also in the Qur'an,uslim poetry and Muslim devotion.
Category: Bible