By Erkki Koskenniemi

Erkki Koskenniemi analyzes crucial early Jewish texts, which characteristic miracles to humans pointed out within the outdated testomony. He investigates the miracles of Moses, Elijah and Elisha, but in addition, for instance, the extra-biblical deeds of guys like Abraham, David and Solomon. the writer appears on the improvement of the conventional parts of the miracle tales and the theological intentions of each author who offers with those tales. The Jewish culture of miracle-workers is wealthy and multifaceted. there has been no rule that the biblical tales may be retold as they have been written. Miracles might therefore be attached with forms of historiography or maybe, in a single case, with a tragedy, which was once an imitation of Aeschylus' nice paintings. It did not take lengthy for the growing to be culture to advance new colours and colours for the outdated tales: for instance, the fight with evil powers is focused on the retold tales. a number of authors additionally was hoping for the repetition of the saving miracles of the prior, specifically of the Exodus, God's assist in the wilderness and the good deeds of Elijah. The research of this wealthy culture is helping us to raised comprehend the early Jewish trust in addition to the early Christian global.

Show description

Read or Download The Old Testament Miracle-Workers in Early Judaism (Wissenschafftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament) PDF

Best Criticism Interpretation books

Whose Bible Is It?: A Short History of the Scriptures

Jaroslav Pelikan, extensively considered as some of the most distinctive historians of our day, now offers a transparent and fascinating account of the Bible’s trip from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek textual content to today’s numerous versions. Pelikan explores the evolution of the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic models and the improvement of the printing press and its impact at the Reformation, the interpretation into sleek languages, and ranging faculties of severe scholarship.

Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

The 10 Commandments condone slavery, and Deuteronomy 22 deems the rape of an single girl to injure her father instead of the lady herself. whereas many Christians forget about most aged testomony legislation as out of date or irrelevant-with others selecting and selecting between them in help of particular political and social agendas-it is still a uncomplicated guideline of Christian doctrine that the religion is contained in either the previous and the hot testomony.

Jews in the Hellenistic World: Volume 1, Part 2: Philo (Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World) (Pt. 2)

An exceptionally vital Jewish author and philosopher of the 1st century advert, Philo of Alexandria exercised via his principles and language a long-lasting impact at the improvement and development of Christianity within the New testomony interval and later. This publication offers an advent to the main issues and concepts within the spiritual and philosophical considering Philo and descriptions the significance of his suggestion via introductory remedies and sections of freshly translated textual content and statement.

The War Texts: 1 QM and Related Manuscripts (Companion to the Qumran Scrolls)

The conflict Texts is the identify given to a small team of useless Sea Scrolls that depict the practise for and a number of the stages of the eschatological conflict among the 'Sons of sunshine' and the 'Sons of Darkness'. Jean Duhaime in short surveys the historical past of those texts from their preliminary discovery to their reliable e-book.

Extra info for The Old Testament Miracle-Workers in Early Judaism (Wissenschafftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 16 votes