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Backgrounds for the Bible

Edited by Michael Patrick O'Connor and David Noel Freedman

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384 pages
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Backgrounds for the Bible

Edited by Michael Patrick O'Connor and David Noel Freedman

A number of the essays in this volume were originally published as a part of a special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review entitled “The Bible and Its Traditions.” Added to these articles are new contributions by F. I. Andersen (“On Reading Genesis 1–3”), David Blamires (“The Use of the Bible in The Roman Quarry of David Jones”), Tikva Frymer-Kensky (“Biblical Cosmology”), and Baruch Levine (“The Language of Holiness: Perceptions of the Sacred in the Hebrew Bible”).

 

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A number of the essays in this volume were originally published as a part of a special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review entitled “The Bible and Its Traditions.” Added to these articles are new contributions by F. I. Andersen (“On Reading Genesis 1–3”), David Blamires (“The Use of the Bible in The Roman Quarry of David Jones”), Tikva Frymer-Kensky (“Biblical Cosmology”), and Baruch Levine (“The Language of Holiness: Perceptions of the Sacred in the Hebrew Bible”).

Preface

1. Scripture and Story

Phyllis Trible - A Daughter’s Death: Feminism, Literary Criticism, and the Bible

John Dominic Crossan - The Hermeneutical Jesus

2. Scripture and Canon

David Noel Freedman - The Earliest Bible

Jacob Neusner - Accommodating Mishnah to Scripture in Judaism: The Uneasy Union and Its Offspring

Arnold Band - The Politics of Scripture: The Hasidic Tale

3. Scripture and Church

Aidan Kavanagh - Scripture and Worship in Synagogue and Church

C. H. Sisson - The Prayer Book Controversy: An Insular View

Clayton Libolt - Protestantism and Preaching

4. Scripture and Intellectual History

James R. Moore - Interpreting the New Creationism

Herbert B. Huffmon - Babel und Bibel: The Encounter Between Babylon and the Bible

5. The Study of Scripture

Francis I. Andersen - On Reading Genesis 1-3

Michael Patrick O’Connor - Ugarit and the Bible

The Biblical Presence in Modern Art

6. The Setting of Scripture

Carol Meyers - The Israelite Empire: In Defense of King Solomon

J. Louis Martyn - A Law-Observant Mission to Gentiles: The Background of Galatians

7. Israelite Worldviews

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld - Loyalty and Love: The Language of Human Interconnections in the Hebrew Bible

Tikva Frymer-Kensky - Biblical Cosmology

Baruch A. Levine - The Language of Holiness: Perceptions of the Sacred in the Hebrew Bible

8. Apocalyptic Worldviews

John J. Collins - The Apocalyptic Context of Christian Origins

Bernard McGinn - Symbols of the Apocalypse in Medieval Culture

9. The Binding of Isaac

Edna Amir Coffin - The Binding of Isaac in Modern Israeli Literature

David Lehman - Fantasia on Kierkegaard and ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’

10. The Passion of Jesus

Diane Kirkpatrick - Religious Photography in the Victorian Age

David Blamires - The Use of the Bible in The Roman Quarry of David Jones

General Index

Index of Texts

Index of Hebrew Words

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