In Mapping Galilee, John M. Vonder Bruegge examines how 1st century CE Galilee is portrayed, both in ancient writings and current scholarship, as a variously mapped space using insights from critical geography as an evaluative lens.
Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2000-06-01
This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the differing ways in which the language of Scripture stimulates the understanding of the sacred text in late antiquity and gives rise to important theological themes. This book is a significant resource for any scholar interested in the interpretation of Scripture in and just after the biblical period.
The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan Eshel before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity.
This volume contains essays dealing with complex relationships between Judaism and Christianity, taking a bold step, assuming that no historical period can be excluded from the interactive process between Judaism and Christianity, conscious or unconscious, as either rejection or appropriation
Author: James M. Scott
Release Date: 2005
This volume argues essentially that for the Book of Jubilees, a Jewish apocalyptic writing of the mid-second century BCE, the consummation of the ages will effect the restoration of sacred space and sacred time, so that all things correspond to God's original will for the creation on earth as in heaven.
Author: James M. Scott
Release Date: 2001
These seminal essays, written by an international group of eminent scholars, introduce the reader to the subject of restoration in a roughly chronological approach, beginning with the formative period (the Old Testament), followed by the Greco-Roman period, formative Judaism, and early Christianity.
Author: Heinz Schreckenberg
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Release Date: 1992-01
Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Section 1 - The Jewish people in the first century Historical geography, political history, social, cultural and religious life and institutions Edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in cooperation with D. Flusser and W.C. van Unnik Section 2 - The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud Section 3 - Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature
Author: Roger W. Stump
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2008-04-04
Genre: Social Science
The only book of its kind, this balanced and accessibly written text explores the geographical study of religion. Roger W. Stump provides a full and impartial discussion of religious doctrines, beliefs, events, and practices. The author's broad, comparative approach is bolstered by a wealth of case studies ranging from the major world religions to a diversity of indigenous, unconventional, and extinct religions. Illustrating religious concepts with both traditional and current examples, Stump considers the historical and contemporary interactions between religion and a wide range of social, political, and cultural phenomena. Presenting geographical and religious ideas in accessible language, the book offers an invaluable and unique examination of the intersection of religious belief and practice with the concepts of place and space.
Author: Hubertus Waltherus Maria van de Sandt
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Release Date: 2005-01-01
There are significant agreements between the Didache and the Gospel of Matthew as these writings share words, phrases and motifs. In modern scholarship, there seems to be an increasing reluctance, however, to support the thesis that the Didache used Matthew. And, indeed, such a close relationship might equally suggest that both documents were created in the same historical and geographical setting, for example in the Greek-speaking part of Syria. If the Didache and Matthew did indeed emanate from the same geographical, social, and cultural setting, new questions arise. Who were the Christians standing behind the Didache and Matthew? Can we trace the developing interests of the respective community or communities in the different textual layers of the Didache and Matthew? Is it possible to frame the congregation(s) within the social history of Jews and Jewish believers-in-Jesus in first-century Syria? What stage of development or separation between Christians, Jewish Christians, and Jews is envisaged? In order to invite discussion and exchange ideas on this fundamental issue, an international conference was organized by the Tilburg Faculty of Theology in April 2003. Scholars of related fields (New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Liturgy, Patristic Studies) were brought together to debate about the matter in the light of their diverse specialties and previous research. This volume contains the edited proceedings of the meeting of experts. Huub van de Sandt is lecturer in New Testament Studies at the Tilburg Faculty of Theology. Together with the late David Flusser, he is the author of The Didache. Its Jewish Sources and its Place in Early Judaism and Christianity (2002). "Thisstimulating collection of essays from an international group of scholars provides extensive and insightful exploration of the possible relationships between the Gospel of Matthew and the Didache, and of the location of both texts in Jewish/Christian contexts." Warren Carter, Professor of New Testament, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri. Matthew and the Didache I Milieu 1 Hypotheses on the Development of Judaism and Christianity in Syria in the Period after 70 C.E. - Bas ter Haar Romeny 2 The Milieu of Matthew, the Didache, and Ignatius of Antioch: Agreements and Differences - Clayton N. Jefford II The Two Documents: Their Provenance and Origin 3 The History and Social Setting of the Matthean Community - Wim Weren 4 When, Why, and for Whom Was the Didache Created? Insights into the Social and Historical Setting of the Didache communities - Aaron Milavec III Two Documents from the Same Jewish-Christian Milieu? 5 The Sermon on the Mount and the Two Ways Teaching of the Didache - Kari Syreeni 6 The Use of the Synoptics or Q in Did. 1: 3b-2: 1 - John S. Kloppenborg 7 The Halakhic Evidence of Didache 8 and Matthew 6 and the Didache Community's Relationship to Judaism - Peter J. Tomson 8 Didache 9-10: A Litmus Test for the Research on Early Christian Liturgy Eucharist - Gerard Rouwhorst 9 Les charismatiques itinerants dans la Didache et dans l'Evangile de Matthieu (with an English abstract) - Andre Tuilier 10 Two Windows on a Developing Jewish-Christian Reproof Practice: Matt 18: 15-17 and Did. 15: - Huub van de Sandt 11 Eschatology in the Didache and the Gospel of Matthew - Joseph Verheyden 12 Do the Didache and Matthew Reflect an "Irrevocable Parting of the Ways" withJudaism? - Jonathan A. Draper
Author: Nathan Eubank
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2013-03-01
This study analyzes Matthew’s economic language against the backdrop of other early Jewish and Christian literature and examines its import for the narrative as a whole. Careful attention to this neglected aspect of Matthew’s theology demonstrates that some of the Gospel’s central claims about atonement, Jesus’ death and resurrection, and divine recompense emerge from this conceptual matrix.