Hebrew life and literature : selected essays of Bernhard Lang (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Hebrew life and literature : selected essays of Bernhard Lang

Author: Bernhard Lang
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Society for Old Testament Study monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
These essays are organised into three sections: 'Wealth, Fertility and the Good Life - the Third Function', 'War and Violence - the Second Function' and 'Rules, Wisdom, and Prophetic Acts - the First Function'.
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2008023035
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Lang
ISBN: 9781315253473 131525347X
OCLC Number: 1330979666
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 278 pages : illustrations.)
Contents: Pt. 1. Introduction. Biblical studies as a vocation : sketch of an academic self-portrait --
The Hebrew God : a very short summary --
pt. 2. Wealth, fertility, and the good life : the third function. God and the good life --
Peasant poverty : rent capitalism in the days of Amos --
Women's work, household and property in three Mediterranean societies : a comparative essay on Proverbs 31:10-31 --
A Zoroastrian prophecy of resurrection : a new reading of Ezekiel 37 --
Joseph the Diviner : careers of a biblical hero --
The forbidden fruit : an ancient myth and its transformation in Genesis 2-3 --
pt. 3. War and violence : the second function. The three sins of Samson the warrior --
Cosmic battles : 'traditional' and 'Utopian' monotheism in biblical times --
pt. 4. Rules, wisdom, and prophetic acts : the first function. Lady Wisdom : poetry, polytheism, and psychology : a pilgrim's progress --
Games prophets play : street theatre and symbolic acts in biblical Israel --
The number ten and the iniquity of the fathers : a new interpretation of the Decalogue --
A Hellenistic literary canon in the Hebrew Bible : the 'Writings' --
The riddle of the Lord's Supper : a new solution.
Series Title: Society for Old Testament Study monographs.
Responsibility: Bernhard Lang.

Abstract:

These essays are organised into three sections: 'Wealth, Fertility and the Good Life - the Third Function', 'War and Violence - the Second Function' and 'Rules, Wisdom, and Prophetic Acts - the First Function'.

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