Interpretation Of Scripture In Early Judaism And Christianity

Interpretation Of Scripture In Early Judaism And Christianity

by Craig A. Evans
     
 

This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the

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This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the differing ways in which the language of Scripture stimulates the understanding of the sacred text in late antiquity and gives rise to important theological themes. This book is a significant resource for any scholar interested in the interpretation of Scripture in and just after the biblical period.

Editorial Reviews

In The Interpretation Of Scripture In Early Judaism And Christianity, Craig Evans has assembled a fascinating and informative collection of significant studies which examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation of sacred writings arising from intertestamental traditions, the New Testament, the rabbinical traditions, and the targumim. From Stephen B. Chapman's "The Law And The Words as a Canonical Formula within the Old Testament" and John Pairman Brown's "The NounVocabulary of Jesus' Aramaic", to Richard Kalmin's "Doeg the Edomite: From Biblical Villain to Rabbinic Sage" and Hindy Najman's "Torah of Moses: Pseudonymous Attribution in Second Temple Writings", each essay is a minor masterpiece of scholarship. The Interpretation Of Scripture In Early Judaism And Christianity is a very highly recommended, seminal, scholarly, welcome contribution to the common era study of an early rabbinical Judaism and an emerging Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841270760
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Series:
Library of Second Temple Studies Series
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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