The Bible in Three Dimensions celebrates the contribution to the field of biblical studies from the University of Sheffield—initially under the leadership of F. F. Bruce and then John Rogerson. This volume is divided into three sections: literary readings of the Bible, studies in the social world of Israel and early Christianity, and questions of method.
Contributions to this volume include:
“Biblical Studies at Sheffield,” J. W. Rogerson
“The Department of Biblical Studies: the Early Days,” F. F. Bruce
“Reading Esther from Left to Right: Contemporary Strategies for Reading a Biblical Text,” D. J. A. Clines
“Reading Right: Reliable and Omniscient Narrator, Omniscient God, and Foolproof Composition in the Hebrew Bible,” D. M. Gunn
“Zion in Transformation: A Literary Approach to Isaiah,” B. G. Webb
“Lot as Jekyll and Hyde: A Reading of Genesis 18–19,” L. A. Turner
“Matthew: A Story for Teachers?” A. T. Lincoln
“The Parable of the Unjust Steward: Irony is the Key,” S. E. Porter
“The Figurative Aspect and the Contextual Method in the Evaluation of the Solomonic Empire (1 Kings 1–11),” K. L. Younger
“Deviance and Legitimate Action in the Book of Judges,” D. J. Chalcraft
“The Prophet and his Editors,” R. E. Clements
“The Living Voice: Skepticism towards the Written Word in Early Christian and in Graeco-Roman Texts,” L. Alexander
“Baptism in the First-Century Churches: A Case for Caution,” C. J. A. Hickling
“A Coin of Three Realms (Matthew 17:24–27),” B. D. Chilton
“What Does it Mean to be Human? The Central Question of Old Testament Theology,” J. W. Rogerson
“Reading ‘the Text’ and Reading ‘Behind-the-Text’: The Cain and Abel Story in a Context of Liberation,” G. West
“Do Old Testament Studies Need a Dictionary?” P. R. Davies
“On Models and Methods: A Conversation with Robert Morgan,” A. C. Thiselton
Praise for the Print Edition
Forty years of biblical studies at Sheffield provide cause for celebration and this book is an excellent expression of it. . . . There is a good balance between Old Testament and New Testament . . . [and] eighteen essays in the book altogether . . . all highly readable and informative. Sheffield is to be congratulated on its forty years, on this self-provided Festschrift, and more generally, on its phenomenal contribution to publishing in the biblical field.
—W. D. Stacey, Journal of Theological Studies
Title: The Bible in Three Dimensions: Essays in Celebration of Forty Years of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield
Authors: David J. A. Clines, Stephen E. Fowl, Stanley E. Porter
Publisher: Sheffield Academic
Publication Date: 2009
About the Authors
David J. A. Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of Department in the University of Sheffield.
Stanley E. Porter is Principal, Dean and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada.
Stephen E. Fowl is professor of theology at Loyola College in Maryland. His previous books include The Story of Christ in the Ethics of Paul, Reading in Communion (with L. Gregory Jones), and Engaging Scripture.