Corporate Responsibility In The Hebrew Bible

Autore: Joel S. Kaminsky
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850755470
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This book explores a variety of biblical texts in order to clarify and better understand the relationship between the individual and the community in ancient Israel. Although much of the argument is focused upon Deuteronomy and the deuteronomistic history, other pentateuchal and prophetic texts are also probed. In particular, certain instances of divine retribution that are corporate in nature are explored, and it is argued that such punishments are quite common and completely understandable of the basic theological ideas that are operative in such cases. The examination turns to other biblical texts that appear to reject the notion of corporate divine retribution (e.g., Ezekiel 18). Here the focus is on whether these texts do in fact reject all forms of corporate divine retribution and how large a shift these texts signal in the biblical understanding of the relationship between the individual and the community. Finally, Kaminsky asserts that certain theological features explored in this study can be used by those scholars who argue that the enlightenment idea of individualism needs to be balanced by a renewed philosophical and theological emphasis on the individual's responsibility to the larger society.

Corporate Responsibility In The Hebrew Bible

Autore: Joel S. Kaminsky
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850755470
Grandezza: 14,50 MB
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This book explores a variety of biblical texts in order to clarify and better understand the relationship between the individual and the community in ancient Israel. Although much of the argument is focused upon Deuteronomy and the deuteronomistic history, other pentateuchal and prophetic texts are also probed. In particular, certain instances of divine retribution that are corporate in nature are explored, and it is argued that such punishments are quite common and completely understandable of the basic theological ideas that are operative in such cases. The examination turns to other biblical texts that appear to reject the notion of corporate divine retribution (e.g., Ezekiel 18). Here the focus is on whether these texts do in fact reject all forms of corporate divine retribution and how large a shift these texts signal in the biblical understanding of the relationship between the individual and the community. Finally, Kaminsky asserts that certain theological features explored in this study can be used by those scholars who argue that the enlightenment idea of individualism needs to be balanced by a renewed philosophical and theological emphasis on the individual's responsibility to the larger society.

Ezekiel In Context

Autore: Brian Neil Peterson
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878065
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One of the most perplexing and misunderstood books of the Bible, Ezekiel has left many scholars and exegetes scratching their heads regarding its message, coherency, and interpretation. Brian Peterson's look at the book of Ezekiel as a unified whole set within an exilic context helps explain some of the more difficult symbolic aspects in the book and makes Ezekiel as a whole more intelligible. Drawing on ancient Near Eastern concepts and motifs such as covenant and treaty curses, the various gods that made up the Babylonian pantheon, and the position that Israel held as the people of Yahweh, Peterson enlightens readers by showing that Ezekiel can only be understood in its original context. By placing the book first in its historical context, Peterson demonstrates how the original hearers of its message would have understood it, and how this message can be appreciated and applied by people today as well.

Genesis

Autore: Bill T. Arnold
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052100067X
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This commentary is an innovative interpretation of one of the most profound texts of world literature: the book of Genesis. The first book of the Bible has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in history, yet because it addresses the weightiest questions of life and faith, it continues to demand our attention. The author of this new commentary combines older critical approaches with the latest rhetorical methodologies to yield fresh interpretations accessible to scholars, clergy, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who do not will be able to follow the discussion. "Closer Look" sections examine Genesis in the context of cultures of the Ancient Near East. "Bridging the Horizons" sections enable the reader to see the enduring relevance of the book in the twenty-first century.

Handbook On The Prophets

Autore: Robert B. Chisholm
Editore:
ISBN:
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Provides a thorough introduction to the Old Testament prophetic books, considering their historical and social setting while surveying the important theological themes.

Queer Commentary And The Hebrew Bible

Autore: Kenneth A. Stone
Editore:
ISBN: 9780829814477
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Queer theory calls for a look at social location, a critique of dominant concepts of sex and gender, and the recognition of potential for political cooperation among diverse groups of people. Ken Stone explores the nature of queer theory as applied to biblical commentary. The text embodies the tenets of queer theory and thus departs from traditional scholarship. Seven "queer readings" of the Hebrew Bible form the bulk of the book, followed by three responses. The contributors to this volume show the heterogeneous nature of the field.

How God Deals With Evil

Autore: Wayne Sibley Towner
Editore: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664241278
Grandezza: 73,38 MB
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When tragedy strikes, the victim often asks, what have I done to deserve this? Or, why did God do this to me? Here, in W. Sibley Towner's absorbing book, we see the practical implications of biblical theology demonstrated, as they relate to how God deals with evil. The author explores the entire sweep of the canon to show the complexity of the subject, and illustrates a method for dealing with a subject that pervades the whole Bible. The incarnation itself and biblical realism, Towner believes, show that our life-styles as Christians have to be built upon the knowledge that God is for us--a cause of hope and joy. Towner's fresh approach will be welcomed by pastors, counselors, and all who seek understanding of how God deals with evil.

Responsibilities Of The Non State Actor In Armed Conflict And The Market Place

Autore: Noemi Gal-Or
Editore: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9004293639
Grandezza: 21,40 MB
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To whom are armed opposition groups and business corporations accountable for their actions in armed conflict and in peace times? Are they responsible as a group? This pioneer book offers innovative theoretical and empirical analyses to these questions.

How To Read The Jewish Bible

Autore: Marc Zvi Brettler
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195325225
Grandezza: 14,62 MB
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Scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that contemporary Bible readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about the culture that produced it. Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions and historical conditions that inform the biblical text and demonstrates how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature. Surveying representative biblical texts from different genres, Brettler illustrates a modern reading of these texts. The emphasis of How to Read the Jewish Bible is on showing contemporary Jews, as well as Christians, how they can relate to the Bible in a more meaningful way.

Death In Qoheleth And Egyptian Biographies Of The Late Period

Autore: Shannon Burkes
Editore: Scholars Press
ISBN:
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Revising his 1997 doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago, Burkes looks closely at the Hebrew book of the Bible that was translated into Greek as Ecclesiastes. He finds the problem of death to be its driving theme and main concern. Of all the obsessions in the Bible, he says, only here is it death, which is part of what makes the book distinctive and often considered bizarre.