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Davies, Philip R.

Works: 57 works in 363 publications in 1 language and 17,784 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Commentaries  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed, Contributor
Classifications: BS1171.3, 933
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Most widely held works by Philip R Davies
Scribes and schools the canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures by Philip R Davies( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,217 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 )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,167 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
The complete world of the Dead Sea scrolls by Philip R Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the first scrolls were found in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy. This book, written by three noted scholars in the field, draws together all the evidence and presents the first fully illustrated survey of every major manuscript, from the Copper Scroll, the Community Rule, and the Temple Scroll to less well-known scripts such as the Florilegium and New Jerusalem. "The Scrolls Revealed" takes the reader through the discovery of the scrolls, and discusses the long and controversial publication process. "The Ancient World of the Scrolls" presents the dramatic historical backdrop against which the scrolls were written and describes Jewish religious life, the pivotal role of the Jerusalem Temple, and competing Jewish sects from the Essenes and Pharisees to the Early Christians. "Inside the Scrolls" provides a unique illustrated catalogue of the contents of all eleven scroll caves, including detailed analysis of every major scroll, and considers the methods of interpretation employed. "The Qumran Settlement" discusses recent archaeological work at the ancient site. "The Meaning of the Scrolls" examines the heated debates over the meaning for ancient Judaism and for Christianity and draws conclusions on the controversy surrounding their authorship
Whose Bible is it anyway? by Philip R Davies( )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,112 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
The Damascus covenant an interpretation of the "Damascus Document" by Philip R Davies( )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Damascus Document is the most important witness to the origins of the Qumran community. The author surveys previous research, with particular emphasis on the syntheses of H. Stegemann and J. Murphy-O''Connor. A more comprehensive view of the redaction and ideology of the document is offered, leading to the conclusion that it is originally a product of a community which traced its origins to the Babylonian exile. The extant Cairo manuscripts represent a Qumran recension, confirming the opinion of many scholars that the Qumran community originated as a splinter movement from an earlier and l
Second Temple studies III studies in politics, class, and material culture by Philip R Davies( )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,060 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
The Origins of the ancient Israelite states by Volkmar Fritz( )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,043 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 ''
A Word in season essays in honour of William McKane by Philip R Davies( )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Genesis persons, places, perspectives by Philip R Davies( )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,009 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 by M. Daniel Carroll R.( )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 924 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 by Philip R Davies( )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 878 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( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 844 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
The historian and the Bible essays in honour of Lester L. Grabbe by Philip R Davies( )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grabbe's distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest
Qumran by Philip R Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of 'ancient Israel' by Philip R Davies( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 510 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 )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Tribute to Géza Vermès : essays on Jewish and Christian literature and history by Philip R Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 334 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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yours faithfully virtual letters from the Bible by Philip R Davies( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 310 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
Israel's history and the history of Israel by Mario Liverani( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 264 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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