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Jewish Bible Theology

Perspectives and Case Studies

Edited by Isaac Kalimi

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Jewish Bible Theology

Perspectives and Case Studies

Edited by Isaac Kalimi

This volume, the first of its sort, takes issue with scholars who believe that the terms biblical theology and Jews contradict rather than approximate each other. Without saying so, they automatically confirm Otto Procksch’s assertion that “alle Theologie ist Christologie.” In recent decades, however, there is increasing interest in earlier and current Jewish biblical theologies. A new generation of Jewish scholars demonstrate great interest in and actively engage in Hebrew Bible theology. They strive to make Jewish biblical theology a legitimate subdiscipline of biblical studies and develop it separately and independently from the Christian theology. Also, many Christian scholars are interested in understanding the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and its various themes from Jewish theological perspectives. Thus, in response to continual interest from all sides, Isaac Kalimi presents this volume for the benefit of all.

 

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This volume, the first of its sort, takes issue with scholars who believe that the terms biblical theology and Jews contradict rather than approximate each other. Without saying so, they automatically confirm Otto Procksch’s assertion that “alle Theologie ist Christologie.” In recent decades, however, there is increasing interest in earlier and current Jewish biblical theologies. A new generation of Jewish scholars demonstrate great interest in and actively engage in Hebrew Bible theology. They strive to make Jewish biblical theology a legitimate subdiscipline of biblical studies and develop it separately and independently from the Christian theology. Also, many Christian scholars are interested in understanding the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and its various themes from Jewish theological perspectives. Thus, in response to continual interest from all sides, Isaac Kalimi presents this volume for the benefit of all.

Jewish Bible Theology comprises a number of essays that raise substantial, methodological, and historical questions, while others focus on particular topics from the Torah, Prophets, and Writings. Altogether, they reflect fresh and current thinking on important issues in Jewish religious and intellectual world views.

Contemporary Jewish Bible Theology: An Overview Isaac Kalimi

Part 1. Jewish Bible Theology

Jewish Theologies of Scripture Frederick E. Greenspahn

Constructing the Past: The Recent History of Jewish Biblical Theology Ehud Ben Zvi

Part 2. Case Studies

Fighting Forms of Idolatry: The Meaning of an Image of Moses in Jewish Theology Asa Kasher

Jewish Conceptions of the Human Factor in Biblical Prophecy Moshe Greenberg, zʹʹl

Biblical Destinies: Conditional Promises Uriel Simon

God and Human Rights in a Secular Society: A Biblical-Talmudic Perspective David Novak

The Biblical Attitude toward Human Toil Amos Frisch

New Testament and Rabbinic Views of Election Joel Kaminsky

Amalek and Amalekut: A Homiletic Lesson Zev Garber

Foundations for a Jewish Theology of the Hebrew Bible: Prophets in Dialogue Marvin A. Sweeney

Psalms and Jewish Biblical Theology Marc Zvi Brettler

Psalm 1 and the Canonical Shaping of Jewish Scripture Benjamin D. Sommer

Reflections on Job’s Theology Moshe Greenberg, zʹʹl

Fear of Annihilation and Eternal Covenant: The Book of Esther in Judaism and Jewish Theology Isaac Kalimi

The Book of Daniel: The Strange End of Biblical Theology Peter J. Haas

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

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