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Overview

This volume addresses a variety of issues, including specific Scriptural passages, wisdom, and scribes. It also examines Hebrew theology and the surrounding nations of Israel and their influences on Hebrew religious practices.

Key Features

  • Introduction by Robert L. Wilken
  • Includes bibliography of Joseph Blenkinsopp and indexes

Contents

  • From Center to Periphery: 1 Chronicles 23-27 and the Interpretation of Chronicles in the Nineteenth Century by John W. Wright
  • Defending the Boundaries of Israel in the Second Temple Period: 2 Chronicles 20 and the 'Salvation Army' by Philip R. Davies
  • Ezra-Nehemiah or Ezra and Nehemiah? by James c. VanderKam
  • Ezra and Nehemiah: On the Theological Significance of Making them Contemporaries by Judson R. Shaver
  • Coopting the Prophets: Nehemiah and Noadiah by Robert P. Carroll
  • Thoughts on the Composition of Proverbs 10-29 by R.N. Whybray
  • Prohibitions in Proverbs and Qoheleth by James L. Crenshaw
  • Patterns in Psalms 25 and 34 by David Noel Freedman
  • Ezra and Qoheleth Manuscripts from Qumran by Eugene Ulrich
  • Wisdom Hidden and Revealed according to Baruch by Walter Harrelson
  • The Perception of 'Things' and their Production in the Old Testament Historical Writings by Joel P. Weinberg
  • The Phases of Human Life in Mesopotamian and Jewish Sources by Moshe Weinfeld
  • Cults and Deities Worshipped at Caesarea Philippi-Banias by Vassilios Tzaferis
  • Some Reflections on Creation as a Topic of Old Testament Theology by Rolf Rendtorff
  • Thou art the Cherub': Ezekiel 28:14 and the Post-Ezekiel Understanding of Genesis 2-3 by James Barr
  • Remember that you were Aliens: A Traditio-Historical Study by Christiana DeGroot Van Houten
  • The God of Hosea by Niels Peter Lemche

Product Details

  • Title: Priests, Prophets and Scribes
  • Editors: Eugene Ulrich, John W. Wright, Robert P. Carroll, and Philip R. Davies
  • Publisher: Sheffield
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 285

About The Editors

Eugene Ulrich, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, teaches and writes in the areas of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint. He is one of the three General Editors of the Scrolls International Publication Project and Chief Editor of the Biblical Scrolls.

John W. Wright (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Theology and Christian Scripture at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Robert P. Carroll was Professor of Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow, until his death in 2000.

Philip R. Davies is a biblical scholar with interests in Early Judaism, History of Ancient Israel, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Davies has been labeled a biblical minimalist and associated with the Copenhagen School. He also has an interest in the development of secular scholarship and contemporary cultural issues. He received an appointment at the University of Sheffield in 1974, where he has remained, eventually becoming Research Professor of Biblical Studies. He was a co-founder of Sheffield Academic Press.

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