Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods Volume 2

Author: David A Fiensy
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781506401959
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Religion

This second of two volumes on Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods focuses on the site excavations of towns and villages and what these excavations may tell us about the history of settlement in this important period. The important site at Sepphoris is treated with four short articles, while the rest of the articles focus on a single site and include site plans, diagrams, maps, photographs of artifacts and structures, and extensive bibliographic listings. The articles in the volume have been written by an international group of experts on Galilee in this period: Christians, Jews, and secular scholars, many of whom are also regular participants in the twenty site excavations featured in the volume. The volume also features detailed maps of Galilee, a gallery of color images, timelines related to the period, and helpful indices. Together with Volume 1: Life, Culture, and Society, this volume provides the latest word of these topics for the expert and nonexpert alike.

Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods

Author: David A. Fiensy
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451467427
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Religion

Volume 1: "Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide."--

Being Christian in the Twenty First Century

Author: Sam Gould
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532619694
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Religion

Being Christian in the Twenty-first Century was written to help struggling and doubting Christians develop an understanding of Christianity that avoids literalism, creeds, and doctrines—all factors which seem to be driving people away from the church. The book is well suited for individual or group study, complete with a study guide and sample lesson plans. It responds to the call for theological reform advocated by many contemporary clergy and religious leaders. Being Christian does not restate orthodox positions or drift into fundamentalism or sentimentalism. Instead it draws from a broad base of historical, theological, archaeological, and sociological scholarship to place Scripture within its original context, yet present it within a perspective suitable for the twenty-first-century mind. Being Christian is scholarly, yet readable, interesting, and often provocative. One reviewer put it this way, “the book reminds me of a baseball pitcher with a long wind up and a hard fastball getting better in every inning.” By building upon progressive thought available today and throughout history, it offers an important resource for Christians and would-be Christians seeking a more fulfilling and thoughtful faith journey.

Orthodox Puritan Baptist

Author: G. Stephen Weaver, Jr.
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783647550862
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Die Phylakterien von Qumran 4Q128 129 135 137 aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung

Author: Anna Busa
Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter
ISBN: 3825365204
Release Date: 2015-09-01

Die Textfunde vom Toten Meer bieten einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Entwicklung des antiken Judentums. Sie verdeutlichen sowohl die Diversitat der hebraischen Sprache, wie auch die der judischen Religionsgeschichte. Nach Veroffentlichung aller Textfunde vom Toten Meer stellt sich nun die Aufgabe die Phylakterienfunde vom Toten Meer im Licht aktueller Forschungsansatze neu zu analysieren. Dieser Aufgabe nimmt sich dieser Band an, indem er ausgehend von den Phylakterienfunden aus Qumran der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung eine Revision und Zusammenschau aller bisher veroffentlichten Phylakterien vom Toten Meer vorlegt. Im Fokus steht die Entwicklung der hebraischen Sprache im Kontext des Hebraischen seiner Zeit, das Verhaltnis der textlichen Form der Phylakterien zum spateren 'Textus receptus' der hebraischen Bibel, sowie die Herstellungsweise der Phylakterien in ihrer Relation zur normativen rabbinischen Halakhah.


Author: Christoph Levin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110905847
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Religion

Der Band enthält zwanzig exegetische Studien aus den Jahren 1981 bis 2002 zur Literatur- und Theologiegeschichte des Alten Testaments sowie zur Frühgeschichte Israels.

Macht Dienst Demut

Author: Reinhard Feldmeier
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161521951
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

English summary: Contradictory to a theologically undifferentiated comparison between power, which is seen as negative, and powerlessness, which is interpreted as positive, Reinhard Feldmeier shows that power is always the issue in the New Testament, from Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God to the Pauline designation of the gospel as the power of God and the reference to the Almighty God in the Revelation of John. In doing so, he distinguishes between the concepts of power: The power which the devil offers Jesus at the beginning has a different quality than the power which God grants to the Risen One in heaven and on earth. In view of the understanding of God's power, the author explains how this is a force which empowers others. In addition, he draws ethical conclusions in view of the way human beings deal with power in the community of believers as well as in the state. German description: Im Widerspruch zu einer theologisch undifferenzierten Gegenuberstellung von negativ verstandener Macht und positiv gedeuteter Ohnmacht zeigt Reinhard Feldmeier, dass es in der Botschaft des Neuen Testaments immer um Macht geht: Von der Reich-Gottes Verkundigung Jesu uber die paulinische Bestimmung des Evangeliums als Macht Gottes und die Erhohung Christi zur Rechten Gottes bis zum Allmachtigen in der Johannesoffenbarung. Allerdings wird dabei durchweg im Machtbegriff differenziert: Die Herrschaft uber die Konigreiche der Erde, die der Teufel am Anfang Jesus anbietet, ist eine qualitativ andere Macht als die dem Auferstandenen von Gott verliehene Macht im Himmel und auf Erden; die sieben Siegel der Johannesoffenbarung vermag nicht von ungefahr nur das geschlachtete Lamm zu offnen. Vor dem Hintergrund der Interaktion von Religion und Macht in der Antike fuhrt Reinhard Feldmeier diese Unterschiede zunachst im Blick auf die Macht Gottes aus. Dann zieht er aus dem Verstandnis der Macht Gottes als einer das Gegenuber ermachtigenden Kraft die ethischen Konsequenzen fur den menschlichen Umgang mit Macht, sowohl in der Gemeinschaft der Glaubenden wie im Staat. Schliesslich vertieft er diesen Gedanken dann noch einmal gezielt im Blick auf die Demut als eine Christus entsprechende Haltung und bricht damit eine Lanze fur diese heute eher verdachtige Tugend.

The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume 4 The Late Roman Rabbinic Period

Author: William Horbury
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521772486
Release Date: 1984
Genre: History

This fourth volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from 70 CE to 640 CE (the rise of Islam). It deals with the major historical, political and cultural developments in Jewish history and the history of Judaism in this crucial era during which Judaism took on its classical shape. It provides discussion and analysis of all the essential subjects pertinent to an understanding of this period, and is especially strong in its coverage of the growth and development of rabbinic Judaism and of the major classical rabbinic sources such as the Mishnah, Jerusalem Talmud, Babylonian Talmud and various Midrashic collections. In addition, it surveys the early encounter of Judaism and Christianity from both the Jewish and Christian sides and describes the rise of Jewish mystical literature, the liturgical literature of the developing synagogue, the nature of magical practices in classical Judaism and Jewish Folklore.