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Interpretations of the name Israel in ancient Judaism and some early Christian writings : from victorious athlete to heavenly champion

Author: Robert Hayward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Ancient peoples regarded names as indicative of character and destiny. The Jews were no exception. All Jews descended from Jacob, who was given the name Israel. The Bible seemed to explain this name  Read more...

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Named Person: Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Jacob, (Patriarche biblique); Jakob.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hayward
ISBN: 9780199242375 0199242372
OCLC Number: 58054328
Description: xiii, 397 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Hebrew Bible and Jacob's Change of Name ; 2. Jacob's Change of Name and LXX ; 3. Days without Number: Jacob, Israel, and Ben Sira ; 4. Jacob Becomes Israel: The Story as Told by the Book of Jubilees ; 5. The One Who Sees God: Israel According to Philo of Alexandria ; 6. The Name Israel, Philo, and the Prayer of Joseph ; 7. Jacob Becomes Israel: The Account of Flavius Josephus ; 8. Jacob's Change of Name Expounded in Rabbinic Texts ; 9. New Testament Engagements ; 10. Some Patristic Approaches to the Name Israel ; Conclusion
Responsibility: C.T.R. Hayward.
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...an erudite and well-researched book. Edward Kessler, Journal of Theological Studies

 
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