Sleep in the Bible has received relatively little scholarly attention. Yet, upon a close reading, an intriguing set of issues related to sleep in the Old Testament begins to emerge. Sleep, Divine and Human, in the Old Testament provides an introduction to sleep in the Old Testament, sketches out the context in which sleeping is noteworthy or remarkable, and surveys the scholarship in the field. McAlpine examines lexical questions, cultural patterns, Israelite understandings of sleep, and the connection between sleep and the divine.
In the Logos edition, all Scripture references in Sleep, Divine and Human, in the Old Testament link to the original language texts and the Bibles in your library. By employing Logos’ advanced search features, you can find the exact topics or passages you’re looking for. Whether you are encountering the cultural context of the Bible for the first time, or you’re working on advanced archaeological, historical, or textual research, the Logos edition is right for you.
- Detailed introduction
- Charts and tables
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Sleep, Divine and Human, in the Old Testament
- Author: Thomas H. McAlpine
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1987
- Pages: 268
About Thomas H. McAlpine
Thomas H. McAlpine earned degrees in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, Semitic languages and literature from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Old Testament from Yale University. He worked for World Vision International for 18 years. He has taught all over the world. In 2004, he was ordained into the priesthood. He is currently rector at St. Peter’s in Ripon, California, and he serves as a secretary to the convention and to the executive council. He is the author of Facing the Powers and By Word, Work, and Wonder.