The Concept of Time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Gershon Brin

By Gershon Brin

This paintings examines the method of time in historical Hebrew literature, starting with the Bible and concluding with the 1st century CE, the most recent attainable time-frame for the Scrolls. the quantity discusses problems with terminology, substance and beliefs.

Show description

Read or Download The Concept of Time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah) PDF

Best criticism & interpretation books

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology)

To learn the hot testomony is to fulfill the previous testomony at each flip. yet precisely how do previous testomony texts relate to their New testomony references and allusions? in addition, what fruitful interpretive equipment do New testomony texts exhibit? top biblical students Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns every one current their solutions to questions surrounding using the previous testomony within the New testomony.

Critical History of the Text of the New Testament: Wherein Is Established the Truth of the Acts on Which the Christian Religion Is Based

In serious historical past of the textual content of the recent testomony, seventeenth century Oratorian Richard Simon (1638-1712), 'father' of contemporary biblical feedback, surveys the genuineness, accuracy, authority, and reliability of all then identified assets of the recent testomony. He makes rigorous, target, and specialist use of a wonderful volume of fabric on the subject of the text--Greek and Latin manuscripts, early types, quotations from the outdated testomony within the New, from the Church Fathers and different commentators of all sessions.

Lazarus, Come Forth!: Meditations of a Christian Esotericist on the Mysteries of the Raising of Lazarus

Drawing at the historic and often-forgotten assets of esoteric Christianity, Valentin Tomberg displays at the mysteries of humanity's covenant with God in background. the ability of those meditations is they mirror the author's own religious trip into the depths of God's nation within―within the soul, inside of own relationships, inside of nature and the cosmos.

Additional resources for The Concept of Time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah)

Example text

This necessarily involves an element of relativity—that is, the determination of the order of things; for example, that a given event took place following a previously-mentioned event, without specifically saying what that earlier act was. ” This presumably refers to the time mentioned earlier, describing the rise of Sennacherib and his encampment “against the fortified cities” and the military preparations Hezekiah had made against Assyria. A short version of this is ‫[“( ו[אחר‬and] after”): Gen 10:18; 30:21; 33:7; Exod 5:1; or ‫“( ואחר כן‬afterwards”): Lev 14:36; Deut 21:13; 1 Sam 10:5.

It follows that Cassutto views this as a variant on the recording of time according to royal years, on which see more below. 3 Cf. ” And cf. ” And see also in Gen 17:24, 25; 25:20; 26:34; etc. 4 It bears mention that this method of recording time appears frequently in the Book of Genesis, and it seems that this is linked to the periods recorded therein. This stylistic feature should be added to the other characteristics of the book, such as those noted by Grintz, The Book of Genesis, 1-9. 5 II.

In the parallel in 2 Chr 36:10, dealing with the identical event and time period, we read, “And at the turn [RSV: in the spring] of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent …”18 We either find here a difference in the information given in the two passages; or, on the other hand, this indicates the artificial nature of the use of this formula. In any event, what prevented the authors of Chronicles from adhering to the extant wording and copying it as is? It seems strange since the Chronicler is familiar with this idiom and makes use of it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 9 votes