Here, the intention was to apply new critical theory and approaches to the fields of Old Testament Scripture as well as associated Apocryphal and Cognate literature, with a specific focus on the interrelated recurring theme of the Wisdom of the deity and its decryption and reception at various times in history.
In this regard, it was felt that this theme and associated source texts had been largely overlooked in recent scholarship. Here the aim was to attract recent research by both leading national as well as international scholars which not only shed new light on Old Testament Apocrypha and so-called Pseudepigraphical literature but which also critically reviewed certain biblical wisdom texts which are foundational for both the Christian as well as Jewish communities.
As a consequence, many of the essays deal with the apocryphal Wisdom of Sirach. However, important contributions may also be found apropos Micah, Daniel, Baruch, 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Susanna, Judith, and the works of Josephus Flavius.
|Series:||Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies Series , #34|
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Table of Contents
Introduction Pierre Johan Jordaan Nicholas Peter Legh Allen 1
The Relationship Between the Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira and the Septuagint Version of Proverbs Johann Cook 11
Three Poetic Pillars in the Book of Ben Sira: From the Divine to Human Wisdom Friedrich Vinzenz Reiterer 27
Past, Present and Future in the Book of Ben Sira Ibolya Balla 51
A Text-Critical Examination of Different Readings in the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Ben Sira 35:18 (32:19) Gideon R. Kotzé 69
Interpretation and Ideology in the Metatexts of Ben Sira: The Headings of the Geneva Bible (1560) and the King James Version (1611) Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé Jacobus A. Naudé 87
Angelic Mediation in the Book of Tobit: A Shift in the Deuteronomic Paradigm? Annette H. M. Evans 133
Structural and Psychological Coherence in the Book of Tobit Helen Efthimiadis-Keith 149
Translation Shifts in LXX-Micah as Clues to its Theology and Ideology Steve Modugno 165
Reading Judith as a Guide to Jewish Worship in Second Temple Judaism: A Greimassian Perspective Risimati S. Hobyane 193
A Study of Connection and Disjunction in the Book of Baruch Gerhardus J. Swart 207
Susanna - Framing the Minds and Views of People in Daniel Joseph Jacobus de Bruyn 221
A Possible Greek Bible Source for Late Antique Synagogue Art Géza G. Xeravits 233
Coincidence or Coherence? Rhetorical Considerations for Unnatural Elements in 2 Maccabees 5:1-20 Eugene Coetzer 249
Josephus and the Pharisees Nicholas Peter Legh Allen 261