The SBL Handbook of Style

Author: Society of Biblical Literature

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 158983965X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The definitive source for how to write and publish in the field of biblical studies The long-awaited second edition of the essential style manual for writing and publishing in biblical studies and related fields includes key style changes, updated and expanded abbreviation and spelling-sample lists, a list of archaeological site names, material on qur’anic sources, detailed information on citing electronic sources, and expanded guidelines for the transliteration and transcription of seventeen ancient languages. Features: Expanded lists of abbreviations for use in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and early Christian studies Information for transliterating seventeen ancient languages Exhaustive examples for citing print and electronic sources

The SBL Handbook of Style

For Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies

Author: Society of Biblical Literature

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 156563487X

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 9482

The "one-stop" reference for authors preparing manuscripts in biblical studies and related fields.

Kids Study Bible-NRSV

Author: Hendrickson Publishers

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598565214

Category: Bibles

Page: 1408

View: 4855

Kids know the Bible is important: after all, it contains God's message of love for all other people, and the magnificent universe he created. But where does a young person start learning what's between the covers of this big book? What kind of things will help a child get the most out of the history, stories, and teachings it contains? This one of a kind NRSV edition is the answer. It gives 8- to 12-year-old readers that are beginning serious Scripture study a resource that's packed with helpful information, but which won't overwhelm them. It contains the complete New Revised Standard Version text, including the Apocrypha, plus a wealth of extra features that will deepen their understanding of the Word of God. - Presentation page for personalizing the Bible as a gift - Clear, 8-point type - Black letter text - Book introductions - 16 full color charts and illustrations - "Hide it in Your Heart" memorization verses - "Bible People You Should Know" in-text cameos of key personalities - Old & New Testament parables and miracles - The Passion in Parallel and Prophecy - Parables and Miracles of the Bible - Illustrated Bible dictionary - 8-page color map section

People of the Book

The authority of the Bible in Christianity

Author: John Barton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281065950

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Major new edition of a modern classic, fully revised and expanded. Contains a substantial new chapter on 'The Bible in Practice'. John Barton is one of the world's most influential and widely respected biblical scholars, and questions about biblical authority and inspiration are as topical and controversial as ever.

A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John

Author: Edmondo Lupieri

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860737

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 8815

Edmondo Lupieri's main goal in A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John is to introduce readers to the mental and spiritual world of John as both a first-century Jew and a follower of Jesus. The fruit of over ten years of research, a constructive response to postmodern criticism, and an academic best-seller in its Italian edition, Lupieri's commentary offers both new proposals and traditional interpretations to shed light on this complex coda to the biblical message. In an illuminating preface Lupieri discusses the strange world of the Apocalypse and promises an open commentary, full of original treatments of knotty interpretive problems. Maintaining a strong historical perspective throughout, he examines the text of the Apocalypse line by line, paying careful attention to the Greek text, offering a new translation, making wide use of apocryphal, pseudepigraphal, and Qumran literature, and often analyzing John's Apocalypse as compared to other Jewish apocalypses. Thoughtful, thorough, and nonsectarian, Lupieri's Commentary on the Apocalypse of John will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in the meaning of the biblical text.

Engaging Biblical Authority

Perspectives on the Bible as Scripture

Author: William P. Brown

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664230571

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 4819

Is the Bible infallible or inerrant, as some churches claim? Is it a historical document or a piece of literature, as some scholars suggest? This book offers a brief introduction to the question of biblical authority, using essays written by sixteen scholars who use the Bible as the Word of God in their own religious tradition and in their scholarship. Beginning with an introduction to the foundational issues of biblical authority, these scholars each present a different, but sympathetic, view of the Bible from his or her own perspective and experience. Their voices include traditional Reformed, Lutheran, Wesleyan, Catholic, Jewish, and Orthodox views; recent conservative or evangelical positions; and critical African American, Asian American, Hispanic, feminist, and womanist perspectives. --From publisher's description.

God and World in the Old Testament

A Relational Theology of Creation

Author: Terence E. Fretheim

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719450

Category: Religion

Page: 351

View: 8816

Fretheim presents here the Old Testament view of the Creator God, the created world, and our role in creation. Beginning with "The Beginning," he demonstrates that creation is open-ended and connected. Then, from every part of the Old Testament, Fretheim explores the fullness and richness of Israel's thought regarding creation: from the dynamic created order to human sin, from judgment and environmental devastation to salvation, redemption, and a new creation.

Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel

Epigraphic Evidence from the Iron Age

Author: Chris A. Rollston

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589831071

Category: History

Page: 171

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Ancient Northwest Semitic inscriptions from Israel, Phoenicia, Syria, Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Philistia enlighten and sharpen our vision of the Old Testament world in various ways. Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel focuses on this epigraphic evidence in order to broaden our understanding of the techniques and roles of writing, education, and literacy during this biblical period. To that end, the volume systematically covers scribal education; scribal implements; writing media such as stones, potsherds, and plaster; and the religious, administrative, and personal uses of writing. Its “handbook” format makes it easily accessible, including for use as a textbook in courses addressing the cultural context of ancient Israel.

Beyond Babel

A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages

Author: Steven L. McKenzie,John L. Kaltner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004126992

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 3352

This book presents introductions and overviews of the following languages that are significant for the study of the Hebrew Bible: Biblical and inscriptional Hebrew; Akkadian; Northwest Semitic dialects (Ammonite, Edomite, and Moabite); Arabic; Aramaic; Egyptian; Hittite; Phoenician; Post-biblical Hebrew; and Ugaritic. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (

History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 3

Renaissance, Reformation, Humanism

Author: Henning Graf Reventlow

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589834593

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 8260

Volume 3 of History of Biblical Interpretation deals with an era—Renaissance, Reformation, and humanism—characterized by major changes, such as the rediscovery of the writings of antiquity and the newly invented art of printing. These developments created the context for one of the most important periods in the history of biblical interpretation, one that combined both philological insights made possible by the now-accessible ancient texts with new theological impulses and movements. As representative of this period, this volume examines the lives and teaching of Johann Reuchlin, Erasmus, Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, John Calvin, Thomas Müntzer, Hugo Grotius, and a host of other influential exegetes.

The Christian Writer's Manual of Style

4th Edition

Author: Robert Hudson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310527910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 5053

The standard style guide of the Christian publishing industry, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, compiled by veteran Zondervan editor Robert Hudson, contains clear guidance on style questions related to religious writing, including many topics not addressed in other references or online. Nearly half of this fourth revision is made up of new material, including information about turning blogs into books, the effects of digital media on writing, “adverbial doubles,” “vanishing accents,” word-choice strategies, endorser guidelines, and much more. It also contains an all-new “Word List” which makes up more than a third of the book. The most needful information remains—entries on capitalization, abbreviation, citations, fictional dialogue, and more—but it has all been updated to keep pace with changes in English language usage. This fourth edition also corresponds with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010), though it isn’t afraid to chart new territory where that reference is unhelpful on issues of religious writing. Comprehensive yet easy-to-use, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, is a go-to resource for Christian authors, pastors, teachers, copy writers, editors, proofreaders, publishing and ministry professionals, executive assistants, and students—anyone who writes or edits as a part of their work or study—and for grammar aficionados everywhere.

The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

Author: Yan Huang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191065218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 4827

This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. Following an introduction by the editor, the volume is divided into five thematic parts. Chapters in Part I are concerned with schools of thought, foundations, and theories, while Part II deals with central topics in pragmatics, including implicature, presupposition, speech acts, deixis, reference, and context. In Part III, the focus is on cognitively-oriented pragmatics, covering topics such as computational, experimental, and neuropragmatics. Part IV takes a look at socially and culturally-oriented pragmatics such as politeness/impoliteness studies, cross- and intercultural, and interlanguage pragmatics. Finally, the chapters in Part V explore the interfaces of pragmatics with semantics, grammar, morphology, the lexicon, prosody, language change, and information structure. The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics will be an indispensable reference for scholars and students of pragmatics of all theoretical stripes. It will also be a valuable resource for linguists in other fields, including philosophy of language, semantics, morphosyntax, prosody, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics, and for researchers and students in the fields of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science, anthropology, and sociology.

History of the Roman Empire

From the Death of Marcus Aurelius to the Accession of Gordian III.

Author: Herodian

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Emperors

Page: 220

View: 8019


Deep Exegesis

The Mystery of Reading Scripture

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602580695

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 2278

Seeking to train readers to "hear all that is being said" within a written text, Peter Leithart advocates a hermeneutics of the letter that is not rigidly literalist and looks to learn to read--not just the Bible, but everything--from Jesus and Paul. Thus Deep Exegesis explores the nature of reading itself--taking clues from Jesus and Paul on the meaning of meaning, the functions of language, and proper modes of interpretation. By looking (and listening) closely, and by including passages from the Bible and other literary sources, Leithart aims to do for the text what Jesus did for the blind man in John 9: to make new by opening eyes. The book is a powerful invitation to enter the depths of a text.

The Sword of His Mouth

Author: Robert C. Tannehill

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592441394

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7432

'The Sword of His Mouth' is a study of the rhetorical and poetic form of synoptic sayings which argues that many of these sayings use a Òdepth rhetoricÓ which seeks to challenge the hearer's fixed structures of meaning and value, moving one to new action by awakening new insight. This study brings to light important but neglected features of the texts and demonstrates the value of this new approach for gaining fresh insight into their significance. Special attention is given to pattern and tension. An attempt is made to show how form and content merge in producing utterances with provocative verbal power. Jesus emerges from this study as one whose language must be distinguished from casual speech.

Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

Author: Frances M. Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521581530

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 3957

This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the Bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Greco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian "race" with its distinct culture. Young emphasizes the importance of the way education was based on literature in the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the methods and assumptions then taken for granted shaped Christian exegesis of scripture.

Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation

Sex and Gender, Empire and Ecology

Author: Stephen D. Moore

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589839927

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 4562

An interlinked collection of essays representing the best of Stephen D. Moore’s groundbreaking scholarship This collection of previously published essays is a companion to The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays (2010). Chapters engage postcolonial studies, cultural studies, deconstruction, autobiographical criticism, masculinity studies, queer theory, affect theory, and animality studies—methods Moore believes present unprecedented challenges to the monochrome model of Revelation scholarship based on traditional historical-critical methods. Features: Nine essays on biblical literary criticism including two co-written with Jennifer A. Glancy and Catherine Keller Contextual introductions for each essay Annotated bibliographies

The Literature of Theology

A Guide for Students and Pastors

Author: David R. Stewart

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664223427

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 956

This updated reference guide directs students to over five hundred significant theological resources across a wide area of theological research. It details bibliographic sources for encyclopedias, dictionaries, and electronic resources in biblical studies, historical studies, theology, and practical theology.

Intricacy, Design, and Cunning in the Book of Judges

Author: E. T. A. Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425700775

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 2867

The Book of Judges in the Old Testament is a deeply-disturbing anthology of short stories about ambushes, assassinations, murders, dismemberments, spying, deception, underdog trickiness, lawlessness, sexual behavior, gang rapes, and the need for community reform and national leadership. Actually, Judges holds an infinity of meaning and is a great puzzle that has waited for centuries to be solved. Although widely studied by scholars, Judges has never been subjected to professional literary criticism and therefore has never been fully analyzed, understood, or appreciated. Intricacy, Design, and Cunning in the Book of Judges teaches one how penetrate the secrets of this ancient work, decipher its profound messages, and appreciate it as a masterpiece of world literature. Davidson's book is the result of years of thinking and has been written in a thoughtful, easily-understood, but intelligent style that should give pleasure to any reader layperson and biblical scholar.

The Bible in Theory

Critical and Postcritical Essays

Author: Stephen D. Moore

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589835069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

View: 3492

The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke-Acts, John, and Romans, and such themes as the quest for the historical Jesus, the essays simultaneously traverse postmodernism, deconstruction, New Historicism, autobiographical criticism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and “posttheory.” Individual essay introductions and periodic annotated bibliographies make the volume an advanced introduction to biblical literary criticism.