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Whybray, R. N. (Roger Norman)

Overview
Works: 73 works in 392 publications in 4 languages and 14,561 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Commentator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: BS1520, 223.7077
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Most widely held works by R. N Whybray
Ecclesiastes : based on the Revised Standard version by R. N Whybray( )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiastes is at once a strange book and a modern one, at once enigmatic and curiously familiar. Here we find a man detached from the world and yet intensely aware of it, setting down in writing his thoughts about human life. Yet from the very first his readers have been unable to agree about his basic attitude to life. Whybray sorts through the options by asking questions regarding the author, his times, his language and his ideas
The making of the Pentateuch : a methodological study by R. N Whybray( )

31 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whybray's recent book is a masterful review of all the options set out by critical scholarship since Wellhausen, i.e., over the last century. It is an exhaustive and up to date treatment, concise and highly readable.' E. Dyck, Crux 'Sensitive to standards of ancient historiography and parallels from the Greek sphere, Whybray proposes that the Pentateuch is the work of an ancient historian, possibly designed as a supplement or prologue to the deuteronomistic history. The analysis of the work of others and of the state of [CHECK REVIEW!] extremely valuable; the final suggestion makes it all the
Reading the Psalms as a book by R. N Whybray( )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the theory that the Psalter was compiled with the specific intention that it should be used as a book for private spiritual reading. It is argued that if this were so, the work of the final editors would not have been confined to arranging the psalms in a particular order but would have included additions and interpolations intended to give the whole book a new orientation. An investigation of selected psalms shows that although the Psalter may have become a book for private devotion not long after its compilation, there is little evidence that it was compiled for that purp
The composition of the book of Proverbs by R. N Whybray( )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who compiled the varied material in the book of Proverbs, and why? Is there any significance in the order in which it has been arranged? These and similar questions about the book have often been discussed in the past, but no agreed conclusions reached. In this study the question of the purpose behind the composition of the book is raised anew. Whybray first discusses each section of Proverbs separately and then enquires into the significance, if any, of the shape of the book as a whole in its final form. Among the chief features of this study are an analysis of redactional layers in chapters
Wealth and poverty in the book of Proverbs by R. N Whybray( )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a sociological study in the technical sense. Its aim is simply to review the internal evidence of a single Old Testament book about attitudes towards what is now universally recognized as one of the most serious problems facing the world today: the unequal distribution of this world's goods. The study shows that there are some fundamental assumptions common to all sections of Proverbs: that wealth, unless acquired by dishonest or unscrupulous means, is a good rather than an evil, and that poverty as a feature of society is an evil which may to some extent be alleviated in particula
Of prophets' visions and the wisdom of sages : essays in honour of R. Norman Whybray on his seventieth birthday by David J. A Clines( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament prophecy and wisdom are two of the main themes with which Norman Whybray, formerly of the University of Hull, has concerned himself in his highly productive and innovative scholarly career. In honour of his seventieth birthday, a distinguished international group of scholars have expressed their personal and professional admiration for him with essays that Are particularly rich And significant. The roll-call of contributors reads: Brenner, Brueggemann, Cazelles, Clements, Clines, Coggins, Crenshaw, Eaton, Gelston, Gordon, Goulder, Grabbe, Jeppersen, Knibb, Mayes, Mettinger, Soggin
The book of Proverbs by R. N Whybray( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is part of The Cambridge Bible Commentary
Isaiah 40-66 by R. N Whybray( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom in Proverbs; the concept of wisdom in Proverbs 1-9 by R. N Whybray( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The succession narrative : a study of II Samuel 9-20, [and] I Kings 1 and 2 by R. N Whybray( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual tradition in the Old Testament by R. N Whybray( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interactive, on-line lesson in basic physical concepts using the examples of familiar amusement park rides
The heavenly counsellor in Isaiah xl 13-14; a study of the sources of the theology of Deutero-Isaiah by R. N Whybray( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and German and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most rewarding of recent approaches to the study of Deutero-Isaiah has been the attempt to understand his teaching against the background of his ministry to the second generation of Jewish exiles in Babylonia. Two factors have been taken into account: the nature of the Israelite religious tradition which the exiles had inherited from the past, and the actual circumstances of their life in Babylonia, where they were subject to the cultural and religious pressures of their environment. Each of these may be expected to have exercised some influence on the teaching of Deutero-Isaiah. Dr Whybray's study of this one short passage has been made in order to explore the relationships between the two factors. The passage, which has long been the subject of vigorous controversy, admirably raises the question of the sources of Deutero-Isaiah's theology. This detailed study, which employs as far as possible all the techniques of modern critical investigation, is an attempt to shed some light on the interpretation of Deutero-Isaiah as a whole
Introduction to the Pentateuch by R. N Whybray( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Isaiah by R. N Whybray( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanksgiving for a liberated prophet : an interpretation of Isaiah chapter 53 by R. N Whybray( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbs : based on the Revised Standard Version by R. N Whybray( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is part of The New Century Bible Commentary
Job by R. N Whybray( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new commentary on the book of Job, in the distinguished 'Readings' series, is a non-technical commentary. The Introduction deals with the nature and purpose of the book, its specific and distinctive theology, its themes and its various parts and their mutual relationship. Thereafter, Norman Whybray, who is renowned for his insightful commentaries, usually comments on small sections of the text, and verse-by-verse in some especially difficult passages. As a whole, his commentary is illustratative of the fact that the book of Job is more concerned with the nature of God than with the problem of suffering
The book of Proverbs : a survey of modern study by R. N Whybray( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the first of its kind, surveys Proverbs studies from 1870 to the present day. It describes theories of origins and background (affinities with international wisdom, supposed rootage in court, school and tribal wisdom), literary and structural aspects such as the nature of Hebrew poetry and the composition of the proverb collections, the special problems of chapters 1-9, 22:16-24:34 and 30-31, theological ideas (especially relationships with Egyptian wisdom texts and with characteristic Old Testament teaching), date, text and versions. The bibliography lists 350 books and articles, all of which are discussed in the text and notes
The good life in the Old Testament by R. N Whybray( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can we know how the ancient Israelites lived 'the good life'?" "In his last work, Norman Whybray brings his considerable learning to this question in a social and theological study of the Hebrew Bible. He discovers that far from giving a faint or undifferentiated picture of 'the good life', the books of the Old Testament each yield a distinct impression of what this life entails, underpinned by divine guidance and protection." "Comprehensive in scope, and marked by Professor Whybray's lucid thought and style, this book is a fitting addition to the work of an illustrious scholar. It will richly reward any reader interested in the social world as depicted in the Bible, and in God's relationship with it."--Jacket
Wisdom : the collected articles of Norman Whybray by R. N Whybray( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Whybray wrote extensively on Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and his interests extended to Job, Ben Sira and wider areas of concern such as the relationship of wisdom to other Old Testament books and genres. This collection brings together for the first time all of Norman Whybray's articles on this subject, thus not only inspiring afresh but also providing a useful resource for scholars interested in that enigmatic group of writings that make up the wisdom literature of the Old Testament."--Jacket
 
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The making of the Pentateuch : a methodological studyReading the Psalms as a bookWealth and poverty in the book of ProverbsOf prophets' visions and the wisdom of sages : essays in honour of R. Norman Whybray on his seventieth birthdayThe book of ProverbsWisdom in Proverbs; the concept of wisdom in Proverbs 1-9The heavenly counsellor in Isaiah xl 13-14; a study of the sources of the theology of Deutero-IsaiahIntroduction to the Pentateuch
Alternative Names
R. N. Whybray lingüista británico

Roger Norman Whybray

Whybray, Norman.

Whybray, Norman 1923-

Whybray Norman 1923-1997

Whybray, Norman 1923-1998

Whybray, R. N.

Whybray, R. N. 1923-

Whybray, R. N. 1923-1997

Whybray, R. Norman.

Whybray, R. Norman 1923-

Whybray, R. Norman 1923-1997

Whybray, R. Norman 1923-1998

Whybray, Roger N.

Whybray, Roger Norman

Whybray, Roger Norman 1923-

Whybray, Roger Norman 1923-1997

Whybray, Roger Norman 1923-1998

Languages
English (316)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

Korean (1)