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Davies, Philip R.

Works: 72 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 15,046 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Commentaries  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BS1197, 220.6
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Scribes and schools the canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures by Philip R Davies ( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip R. Davies investigates the ways that the ancient world produced canons and textual collections, with special attention to the social practices embodied by scribes, schools, archives, and libraries. The result is a constructive proposal for how the Old Testament arose in its many parts and grew to status as an accepted document, even as a religious object. This book is a significant contribution to the understanding of scribal activity and its effect on Israel's texts, and it is sure to be as controversial as it is elucidating
The Old Testament world by J. W Rogerson ( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written by two leading Old Testament scholars with a wide range of expertise, this unique introduction describes the historical, social and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and a description of the major genres of literature that it contains. It seeks therefore to illuminate the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religions and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced. Unlike most Introductions, it does not build largely on the traditional formats. It also reflects
Whose Bible is it anyway? by Philip R Davies ( )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice. But as the object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole. Confessional biblical studies belong to a discipline better termed 'scripture', with 'biblical studies' designating a discipline that imposes no religious conditions and includes any form of rational discourse about the bible. A basic requirement of this discipline is to speak not of 'the Bible' but of 'bibles'. A number of exegetical studies suggest how a genuinely academic discourse about biblical writings, distancing itself from received canons of interpretation, can expose a subtext of deceit within the creation narratives, reconceptualize the relationship of Abraham and his deity, reveal lament psalms as texts of oppression, and identify the death of Daniel's God. In new chapters for this second edition, Davies evaluates how the film Monty Python's Life of Brian contributes to "life of Jesus" research. Here is a challenge to conventional biblical scholarship and a bid to define and establish a genuine academic discipline of biblical studies
Among the prophets language, image, and structure in the prophetic writings ( )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The surge of the Pentecostal movement in this century has brought new relevance to the study of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament. Surprisingly, however, this theme has been largely neglected by Pentecostal scholars
The Origins of the ancient Israelite states ( )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the papers from an international colloquium held in Jerusalem, and attended by historians and archaeologists from Israel, Europe and the United States, on the theme of the formation of the early Israelite state. The ten papers presented here have been grouped into three topics: method (Thompson, Halpern), society (SchSfer-Lichtenberger, Lemche, Hopkins) and sources (Edelman, Auld, Na'aman, Fritz, Dietrich). These papers represent the latest research on this highly controversial period in ancient history, which has enormous significance for biblical traditions about the 'un
Second Temple studies III studies in politics, class, and material culture ( )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers a systematic approach to the Persian, Ptolemaic, Seleucid and Hasmonean period, correlating social contexts with the biblical and post-biblical literature that each period generated. The list of contributors includes many of the pioneers of the field of Second Temple sociology, including Kenneth Hoglund, John Wright, Lester Grabbe, Richard Horsley, James Pasto, Robert Doran and the editors. The volume, which also includes an introductory essay on the methods and outcomes of this kind of exercise, furnishes an excellent introduction to the agenda of interpreting biblical text
A Word in season essays in honour of William McKane by Philip R Davies ( )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Genesis persons, places, perspectives ( )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although it opens with an argument that the earth, and not humanity, is the real subject of Genesis 1-11, this collection of essays focuses first on female personalities in Genesis (Eve, Hagar, Rebeccah, Tamar and the four tribal matriarchs), then on male characters (Abraham, Ishmael, Pharaoh). The treatment ranges from historical-critical analysis, through discourse analysis and narrative, ideological and psychological analyses, to postmodern autobiographical exegesis. Among the many delights of this selection are the mingling of traditional and contemporary perspectives, especially the inter
The Bible in human society essays in honour of John Rogerson ( )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays written by biblical scholars from around the world attempts to probe the relationship between the Bible and the world. It reflects modern social, political and hermeneutical issues, including liberation concerns. These themes echo John Rogerson's commitment to relate his research and the Bible to contemporary issues - a commitment visible both in his publications and in his religious and political activities. This book is an expression of appreciation of John Rogerson by former and current colleagues, former students, and other biblical scholars
Sense and sensitivity essays on reading the Bible in memory of Robert Carroll ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of studies to the memory of Robert Carroll, and reflecting his interests in prophecy, ideology and reception history, are contributions from Graeme Auld, John Ashton, Alice Bach, Hans Barstad, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Athalya Brenner, David Clines, Johann Cook, Robert Davidson, Philip Davies, Sean Freyne, Norman Gottwald, Lester Grabbe, John Halligan, Alastair Hunter, David Jasper, William Johnstone, Gabriel Josipovici, Francis Landy, Heather McKay, Stephen Prickett, Hugh Pyper, Stefan Reif, John Sawyer, Robert Setio, Yvonne Sherwood, Carol Smith and Johanna Stiebert
Copper scroll studies by George J Brooke ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains the papers delivered at the 1996 Copper Scroll Symposium which was organized by the Manchester-Sheffield Centre for Dead Sea Scrolls Research to mark the 40th Anniversary of the opening of this enigmatic scroll in Manchester. The papers cover the history of the Scroll's interpretation (P. Muchowski, P. Davies, B. Segal, M. Wise); how it should be conserved, restored and read (N. Cacoudre, M. Lundberg, E. Puech); how it was produced (P. Kyle McCarter); the meaning of its technical terms (J.F. Elwolde, A. Lange, J. Lefkovits, J. Lubbe, L. Schiffman); its genre (M. Bar-Ilan, R. Fidler, T. Lim); its geography (P.S. Alexander); its correlation with archaeological remains (H. Eshel); and not least who wrote it, when and why (S. Goranson, I Knohl, H. Stegemann, B. Thierine, A. Wolters) with an Introduction by G. Brooke. This is volume 40 in the Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha Supplement series
In search of 'ancient Israel' by Philip R Davies ( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The appearance in 1992 of 'In Search of Ancient Israel' generated a still raging controversy about the historical reality of what biblical scholars call 'Ancient Israel'. But its argument not only takes in the problematic relationship between Iron Age Palestinian archaeology and the biblical 'Israel' but also outlines the processes that created the literature of the Hebrew bible-the ideological matrix, the scribal milieu, and the cultural adoption of a national literary archive as religious scripture as part of the process of creating 'Judaisms'. While challenging the whole spectrum of scholarly consensus about the origins of 'Israel' and its scriptures, it is written more in the style of a textbook for students than a monograph for scholars because, its author believes, it offers an agenda for the next generation of biblical scholars. 'In this reader-friendly polemic, Davies brilliantly addresses an essential issue and at numerous points represents a vanguard in biblical studies' (Robert B. Coote, Interpretation). 'A rich mine of provocative quotations, will provoke considerable opposition and debate, and deserves to be read and reflected on by all biblical scholars' (Keith Whitelam, SOTS Book List)
Behind the Essenes : history and ideology in the Dead Sea scrolls by Philip R Davies ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Tribute to Géza Vermès : essays on Jewish and Christian literature and history by Philip R Davies ( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Festschrift honours one of today's leading scholars of early Judaism and Christian origins. Twenty-two essays by internationally renowned scholars reflect the pioneering contribution of Geza Vermes in the fields of Dead Sea Scrolls, Targums and Rabbinics and New Testament
IQM, the War scroll from Qumran : its structure and history by Philip R Davies ( Book )
11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yours faithfully virtual letters from the Bible by Philip R Davies ( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading biblical scholars have composed imagined correspondence between characters from scripture
Memories of ancient Israel : an introduction to biblical history - ancient and modern by Philip R Davies ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. This text is an incisive critique of and alternative proposal to these approaches to biblical history
Second Temple studies by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi ( Book )
in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is generally agreed within Hebrew Bible scholarship that Zechariah 9-14 is filled with allusions to other books within the Hebrew canon. Rex Mason's doctoral dissertation in the early 1970s contributed significantly to the foundation of this consensus
The origins of biblical Israel by Philip R Davies ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israel's history and the history of Israel by Mario Liverani ( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book completely rewrites the history of Israel through the evaluation of textual and literary critiques as well as archaeological and epigraphic findings. Conceived along the lines of modern historical methodology, it traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the temporal evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context."--Jacket
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