New Heaven and New Earth. Prophecy and the Millennium: Essays in Honour of Anthony Gelston

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This volume is a collection of essays on prophecy and apocalyptic, and is compiled in honour of Anthony Gelston. The theme has been chosen to coincide with the dawn of the new millennium in the year 2000. The essays examine the following: Balaam's oracles in Numbers, Philo and the Aramaic Targums; the future in the Books of Chronicles; Job 19:25; the shape of the Psalter; Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 51:6; the value of human life in Ezekiel; Calvin, Pusey and Robertson Smith's commentaries on Hosea; Qoheleth, Hosea and attribution in biblical literature; the social background of Malachi; apocalyptic and early Jewish wisdom literature; Judith, Tobit, Ahiqar and History; 1 Corinthians 15:54; Revelation 4-5; the writings of Aphrahat, ŠubhÌ£almaran, George Stanley Faber and Cotton Mather.

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'...there is a great deal of learning, much of interest [...] in this interesting Festschrift.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004108417
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/1999
  • Series: Vetus Testamentum, Supplements Series, #77
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Harland, Ph.D. (1992), University of Durham, is an Administrative Officer in the University of Cambridge. His book, The Value of Human Life; a Study of the Story of the Flood (Genesis 6-9) was published by Brill in 1996.
Robert Hayward, D.Phil. (1975), is Reader in Old Testament in the University of Durham, and has published several books and articles on the Aramaic Targum and Jewish Bible Interpretation. His most recent monograph is The Jewish Temple. A non-Biblical Sourcebook (Routledge, 1996).
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Table of Contents


“On Learning to be a True Prophet: The Story of Balaam and his Ass”, R.W.L. Moberly
“Balaam’s Prophecies as Interpreted by Philo and the Aramaic Targums of the Pentateuch”, C.T.R. Hayward
“The Future in the Book of Chronicles”, P.B. Dirksen
“I Know that My Redeemer Liveth”, J. Gibson
“The Shape of the Psalter: An Eschatological Dimension? ”, M.A. Vincent
“The Wolf Shall Live with the Lamb: Reading Isaiah 11:6-9 Today”, R.E. Clements
“Gnats, Glosses and Eternity: Isaiah 51:6 Reconsidered”, H.G.M. Williamson
“A Land Full of Violence: The Value of Human Life in the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel”, P.J. Harland
“Three Christian Commentators on Hosea”, G. Davies
“Whose Words? Qoheleth, Hosea and Attribution in Biblical Literature”, S. Weeks
“The Social Background of the Book of Malachi”, J.W. Rogerson
“Apocalyptic, Revelation and Early Jewish Wisdom Literature”, J.K. Aitken
“Judith, Tobit, Ahiqar and History”, A. Millard
“‘Death is Swallowed up in Victory’ (1 Corinthians 15:54): Canaanite Mot in Prophecy and Apocalypse”, J.F. Healey
“Enthronement and Apotheosis: The Vision in Revelation 4-5”, M. Barker
“Of Wars and Rumours of Peace: Apocalyptic Material in Aphrahat and Šubḥalmaran”, D.J. Lane
“The ‘Demonstration on Love’ by Aphrahat the Sage: A Translation with Introduction”, L. Stuckenbruck
“The Three Jewish Children at Berlin: Cotton Mather’s Obsession”, L. Munk
“George Stanley Faber: No Popery and Prophecy”, S.W. Gilley

Appreciation of the Reverend Dr. Anthony Gelston
Publications of Anthony Gelston

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