Unusual Bible Interpretations

Author: Israel Drazin
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This fourth volume of the Unusual Bible Interpretations series explores the biblical books Ruth and Esther and the apocryphal book Judith, which Jews and Protestants did not include in the Bible. Similar to Joshua and Judges, neither Ruth nor Esther shows any familiarity with the laws in the Five Books of Moses. Remarkably, Judith contains more religious expressions than either Ruth or Esther. Why, then, did the rabbis exclude it from the Bible? After a detailed analysis of the story, this book offers an answer to this age-old question. The volume contains a plethora of unexpected and thought-provoking facts, such as: Although many rabbis suggest that Ruth converted to Judaism, the story stresses repeatedly even at the end that Ruth is a Moabite. No mention is made that she converted. Indeed, the practice of conversion most likely did not exist prior to 125 BCE. Mordecai is the hero of Purim. It is he, not Esther, whom the book praises in its conclusion. According to II Maccabees 15:36, Adar 14 was called the Day of Mordecai. Both Esther's and Mordecai's names, although considered Jewish names today, are Persian names most likely based on the idols Ishtar and Marduk. In the book of Judith, the Judeans prayerfully wait for God to save them from the Assyrian siege. In contrast, Judith devises a plan to kill the general and save her people.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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Behind The Text History And Biblical Interpretation

Author: Craig Bartholomew
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310860946
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Christianity believes in a God who acts in history. The Bible tells us the story of God’s actions in Israel, culminating in the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth and the spreading of the gospel from Jerusalem to Rome. The issue of history is thus unavoidable when it comes to reading the Bible. Volume 4 of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series looks at how history has dominated biblical studies under the guise of historical criticism. This book explores ways in which different views of history influence interpretation. It considers the implications of a theology of history for biblical exegesis, and in several case studies it relates these insights to particular texts. “Few topics are more central to the task of biblical interpretation than history, and few books open up the subject in so illuminating and thought-provoking a manner as this splendid collection of essays and responses.” Hugh Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford, England “. . . breaks new ground in its interdisciplinary examination of the methodology, presuppositions, practices and purposes of biblical hermeneutics, with a special emphasis on the relation of faith and history.” Eleonore Stump, Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, United States “This volume holds great promise for the full-fledged academic recovery of the Bible as Scripture. It embodies an unusual combination of world-class scholarship, historic Christian orthodoxy, bold challenges to conventional wisdom, and the launching of fresh new ideas.” Al Wolters, Professor of Religion and Theology, Redeemer University College, Ontario, Canada “The essays presented here respect the need and fruitfulness of a critical historiography while beginning the much-needed process of correcting the philosophical tenets underlying much modern and postmodern biblical research. The result is a book that mediates a faith understanding, both theoretical and practical, of how to read the Bible authentically as a Christian today.” Francis Martin, Chair, Catholic-Jewish Theological Studies, John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. Not only is history central to the biblical story, but from a Christian perspective history revolves around Jesus Christ. All roads of human activity before Christ lead up to him, and all roads after Christ connect with him. A concern with history and God’s action in it is a central characteristic of the Bible. The Bible furnishes us with an account of God's interactions with people and with the nation of Israel that stretches down the timeline from creation to the early church. It tells us of real men, women, and children, real circumstances and events, real cultures, places, languages, and worldviews. And it shows us God at work in human affairs, revealing his character and heart through his activities. “Behind” the Text examines the correlation between history and the Bible. For the scholar, student, and informed reader of the Bible, this volume highlights the importance of history for biblical interpretation, and looks at how history has and should influence interpretation.

Vocal And Literary Interpretation Of The Bible

Author: Samuel Silas Curry
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Commentary On Revelation

Author: E. W. Bullinger
Editor: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825494314
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Written in a verse-by-verse style, Bullinger devotes major discussion to key problems contained in Revelation.

Old Testament Wisdom

Author: Manly Palmer Hall
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The pageantry and beauty of the Old Testament is presented in this book which provides keys to Bible interpretation. Illustrated with many unusual vignettes from rare manuscripts, the areas discussed include the descent of the Holy Scriptures; Moses, the lawgiver of Israel; the five books of Moses; and the story of creation.

Biblical Commentary On The Gospels Adapted Especially For Preachers And Students

Author: Hermann Olshausen
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Biblical Commentary On The Gospels And On The Acts Of The Apostles

Author: Hermann Olshausen
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Biblical Commentary On The Books Of Samuel Tr By J Martin

Author: Carl Friedrich Keil
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Scientific Skylarks And The New Bible Commentary Etc

Author: Edward POULSON
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Biblical Commentary On The New Testament

Author: Hermann Olshausen
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Biblical Commentary On The New Testament Biblical Commentary On St Pauls First And Second Epistles To The Corinthians

Author: Hermann Olshausen
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Biblical Commentary On St Paul S First And Second Epistles To The Corinthians

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A Concise Dictionary Of Bible Origins And Interpretation

Author: Alec Gilmore
Editor: T&T Clark
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Rev. ed. of: A dictionary of the English Bible and its origins. 2000.

Biblical Commentary On The Proverbs Of Solomon

Author: Franz Delitzsch
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A Bible Commentary For English Readers The Four Gospels

Author: Charles John Ellicott
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Maimonides

Author: Israel Drazin
Editor: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652294319
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This thought-provoking and enlightening book uncovers unknown but true facts about Maimonides, his family and his unique, often controversial, but brilliant ideas.The reader is introduced to Maimonides' family, people who generally failed to share his rational approach to life.The book addresses provocative questions such as: did the majority of Jews before Maimonides believe that God has a body? Why did Maimonides and many rabbis disparage women? Why did Maimonides extol intelligent non-Jews? Why don't Jews say a prayer before such activities as having sexual relations or giving charity? Why doesn't the Torah condemn the five suicides committed in its pages? Why were Jacob and david passive when their daughters were raped? should rational Jews observe mystical Jewish practices and say mystical prayers? This volume contains surprising facts, such as: not all Jews believe that people have “souls.” Rabbis know that we do not possess the original Torah text. Rabbis suggest that Moses' staff had unusual magical powers. Jewish judges do not adjudicate cases according to Torah law. Many rabbis recognize that the ten plagues were not miracles. The Torah records how innocent people are killed for the misdeeds of their ancestors. dipping bread in salt is based on a superstitious fear of demons.