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Qohelet's Twists And Turns, Michael Carasik Dec 2003

Qohelet's Twists And Turns, Michael Carasik

Departmental Papers (Jewish Studies)

When Elias Bickerman wrote a little volume called Four Strange Books of the Bible, Ecclesiastes was an easy choice for inclusion. As he remarks, "Ecclesiastes has no known antecedents or spiritual posterity in Jewish thought."¹ This is an exaggeration,² but even Qohelet's successors, the Jewish sages of the rabbinic period, found Ecclesiastes questionably biblical. Thus in Leviticus Rabbah 28:1, R. Benjamin B. Levi remarks, "They sought to suppress Ecclesiastes, for they found in it matters that tend toward the heretical."³ The purpose of this article is to highlight what I think is a particularly significant ...


Use Of Assyriology In Chronological Apologetics In David's Secret Demons, Steven W. Holloway Nov 2003

Use Of Assyriology In Chronological Apologetics In David's Secret Demons, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

The Tiglath-Pileser principle is Halpern's cross-cultural moniker for deliberate lying or distortion in royal inscriptions that, nevertheless, conceals a kernel of historical truth, upon which he elaborates a theory of biblical composition. While acknowledging his many important contributions to ancient Near Eastern studies, I must call into question his uses of Assyriological sources in David's Secret Demons and earlier invocations of his thesis to illustrate the Books of Samuel and Kings with an eye to establishing an early ...


The English Standard Version - A Review Article, James A. Borland Nov 2003

The English Standard Version - A Review Article, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Preaching The David Story, Rolf A. Jacobson Oct 2003

Preaching The David Story, Rolf A. Jacobson

Faculty Publications

The David story is the longest and most complete biblical treatment of any one human life. This allows the story to speak to many stages of the faith journey. The story is not fully present in the pericopes, but the preacher can choose to use this material in a sermon series to address the spiritual and moral contexts of our age.


Was The Chronicler A Spin Doctor?: David In The Books Of Chronicles, Mark A. Throntveit Oct 2003

Was The Chronicler A Spin Doctor?: David In The Books Of Chronicles, Mark A. Throntveit

Faculty Publications

Yes, the Chronicler was a spin doctor—but a necessary one. He used the David story to address the needs of his postexilic community who questioned the value of God’s old promises to David in this new time of Persian domination, without a king, worshiping in a temple that was the mere shadow of Solomon’s glorious edifice.


Book Review Of A Letter That Has Not Been Read: Dreams In The Hebrew Bible, By Shaul Bar, Jiri Moskala Oct 2003

Book Review Of A Letter That Has Not Been Read: Dreams In The Hebrew Bible, By Shaul Bar, Jiri Moskala

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of God Who Creates: Essays In Honor Of W. Sibley Towner, By William P. Brown And S. Dean Mcbride, Jr., Richard M. Davidson Oct 2003

Book Review Of God Who Creates: Essays In Honor Of W. Sibley Towner, By William P. Brown And S. Dean Mcbride, Jr., Richard M. Davidson

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Evolution, Theology, And Method - Part 2: Scientific Method And Evolution, Fernando L. Canale Oct 2003

Evolution, Theology, And Method - Part 2: Scientific Method And Evolution, Fernando L. Canale

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The ‘Earth-Dwellers’ And The ‘Heaven-Dwellers’ In Revelation: An Overlooked Interpretive Key, A. Boyd Luter Oct 2003

The ‘Earth-Dwellers’ And The ‘Heaven-Dwellers’ In Revelation: An Overlooked Interpretive Key, A. Boyd Luter

LBTS Faculty Publications and Presentations

Research and publication on the Book of Revelation has escalated to a frenetic pace. In such a climate, in which, seemingly, every exegetical and theological nuance has been treated from virtually every conceivable angle, it would seem unlikely that any material of significance would be overlooked. However, as will be seen, careful study of two overlooked groups in the Apocalypse, to whom we will refer, shorthand, as the "earth dwellers" and the "heaven dwellers," provides considerable insight in regard to both the exegesis and biblical theology of this challenging book. Further, building from the exegetical/biblical theology conclusions, it is ...


Skullduggery In The Silences: Five Shadowy Time Gaps Related To Ezra-Nehemiah, A. Boyd Luter Oct 2003

Skullduggery In The Silences: Five Shadowy Time Gaps Related To Ezra-Nehemiah, A. Boyd Luter

LBTS Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Elusive Search For The Truth: A Book Review Of Peter Gomes's Strength For The Journey: Biblical Wisdom For Daily Living, Devonya N. Havis Sep 2003

The Elusive Search For The Truth: A Book Review Of Peter Gomes's Strength For The Journey: Biblical Wisdom For Daily Living, Devonya N. Havis

Trotter Review

Through his collection of sermons, published in his book Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living (HarperCollins Publishers, 2003), Peter Gomes sets out to evoke a transformation in the reader by offering meditations on questions that often arise when we contemplate how to lead the "good life". He offers biblical wisdom as a practical means in which to achieve happiness. Ultimately however, his solution to life's complexities is abstract and he fails to provide a roadmap with which to negotiate the complexities.


The Use Of Scripture In The Teaching Of Religious Education In Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools, Michael James Grace Sep 2003

The Use Of Scripture In The Teaching Of Religious Education In Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools, Michael James Grace

Theses

This thesis examines the use of scripture by religious education teachers with their students in Victorian Catholic secondary schools in late 1999. The aims of the research were: to present a picture of the incorporation of scripture into the religious education program of Victorian Catholic secondary schools in 1999, and in particular the incorporation of the historical-critical method of modern biblical scholarship (focus will also be placed on the purpose for which scripture is used, the extent to which it is used and the methods employed in its use); to investigate how and to what extent VCE Texts and Traditions ...


Denying Self, Bearing A Cross, And Following Jesus: Unpacking The Imperatives Of Mark 8:34, Matthew L. Skinner Jul 2003

Denying Self, Bearing A Cross, And Following Jesus: Unpacking The Imperatives Of Mark 8:34, Matthew L. Skinner

Faculty Publications

As we journey soon into the new beginnings of post-Labor Day autumn, what will it mean to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Jesus? More, certainly, than giving up a few things; more than suffering as part of the human condition; more than moving forward on new paths—peering into autumn’s transitions, we belong to another.


"Review Of Catholic Principles For Interpreting Scripture: A Study Of The Pontifical Biblical Commission’S The Interpretation Of The Bible In The Church", Dale Launderville Osb Jul 2003

"Review Of Catholic Principles For Interpreting Scripture: A Study Of The Pontifical Biblical Commission’S The Interpretation Of The Bible In The Church", Dale Launderville Osb

School of Theology and Seminary Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Divine Craftsman : A Comparative Study Of Bezalel's Divine Endowment And Craftsmanship In The Ancient World And Its Implications In Isaiah 11: 1-9, Nancy Lynn Erickson May 2003

The Divine Craftsman : A Comparative Study Of Bezalel's Divine Endowment And Craftsmanship In The Ancient World And Its Implications In Isaiah 11: 1-9, Nancy Lynn Erickson

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Jeremiah, Defender Of Covenant Faithfulness, Duane A. Brudevold May 2003

Jeremiah, Defender Of Covenant Faithfulness, Duane A. Brudevold

Seminary Masters Theses

In this study of the topic of true/false prophecy, the author has chosen to review the writings of Jeremiah to determine what criteria were used by Jeremiah, and perhaps the later redactors of the book we call Jeremiah, to determine the truthfulness of Jeremiah's prophecies and the falsity of the prophecies of the temple prophets in Jerusalem. The author pays particular attention to the quotations which Jeremiah says are spoken by his opponents. An attempt is made to determine if these quotations of the opponents give us any clues to Jeremiah's fervent opposition to their statements.

The ...


Volume 18, Number 3, Department Of Church Relations Apr 2003

Volume 18, Number 3, Department Of Church Relations

Pacific Church News

Edited by Jerry Rushford

Spring 2003


Living As Gods On Our Skin: The Vigil Of Pentecost And Pentecost Sunday (John 7:37-39), David E. Fredrickson Apr 2003

Living As Gods On Our Skin: The Vigil Of Pentecost And Pentecost Sunday (John 7:37-39), David E. Fredrickson

Faculty Publications

What will it mean to “thirst” for Jesus? The “thirst” spoken of in John 7 is much more passionate than we have been trained to imagine. Thirst brings about fantasy. Fantasy takes me out of my everyday existence and opens me to the possibility that things are not as they appear to be.


Review Of Deception In Genesis: : An Investigation Into The Morality Of A Unique Biblical Phenomenon, By Michael James Williams, Jiri Moskala Apr 2003

Review Of Deception In Genesis: : An Investigation Into The Morality Of A Unique Biblical Phenomenon, By Michael James Williams, Jiri Moskala

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Leviticus 17-22: A New Translation With Introduction And Commentary, By Jacob Milgrom, Gerald Klingbeil Apr 2003

Review Of Leviticus 17-22: A New Translation With Introduction And Commentary, By Jacob Milgrom, Gerald Klingbeil

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Religions Of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis Of Parallactic Approaches, By Ziony Zevit, Gerald Klingbeil Apr 2003

Review Of The Religions Of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis Of Parallactic Approaches, By Ziony Zevit, Gerald Klingbeil

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Evolution, Theology, And Method - Part 1: Outline And Limits Of Scientific Methodology, Fernando L. Canale Apr 2003

Evolution, Theology, And Method - Part 1: Outline And Limits Of Scientific Methodology, Fernando L. Canale

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Legal Witnessing In The Dead Sea Scrolls: Maintaining Purity And Holiness, Jeremy S. Penner Apr 2003

Legal Witnessing In The Dead Sea Scrolls: Maintaining Purity And Holiness, Jeremy S. Penner

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Song In The Night, Ray Mcallister Mar 2003

A Song In The Night, Ray Mcallister

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Lake Union Volunteers Construct New Church, Bryan Del Valle Mar 2003

Lake Union Volunteers Construct New Church, Bryan Del Valle

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Reports Relating To The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland Mar 2003

Reports Relating To The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Has God Not Chosen The Poor? The Social Setting Of The Epistle Of James, Matt Jackson-Mccabe Feb 2003

Has God Not Chosen The Poor? The Social Setting Of The Epistle Of James, Matt Jackson-Mccabe

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Midrash: The Story Behind The Story, Michael Carasik Jan 2003

Midrash: The Story Behind The Story, Michael Carasik

Departmental Papers (Jewish Studies)

No abstract provided.


Review Of Michael V. Fox, Character And Ideology In The Book Of Esther, Michael Carasik Jan 2003

Review Of Michael V. Fox, Character And Ideology In The Book Of Esther, Michael Carasik

Departmental Papers (Jewish Studies)

At the 2001 meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies, Michael Fox described this book as his only "Jewish" commentary. Now reprinted by a Christian publisher, in 1991 it was the only commentary on Esther written by a Jew for a general audience. (It has since been joined by Jon Levenson's commentary in the Old Testament Library series.) He ends his introduction with the remark that the book does not address the most urgent and vital aspect of the meaning of the Scroll, "its existential bearing on the individual reader" (p. 11). For his own part, he feels the ...


The Message To Laodicea And The Problem Of Its Local Context., Craig R. Koester Jan 2003

The Message To Laodicea And The Problem Of Its Local Context., Craig R. Koester

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.