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In Search Of True Wisdom : Essays In -  Ball

In Search Of True Wisdom

Essays In

By: Ball

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9781841270715

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The distinguished authors whose essays appear in this volume (marking the seventieth birthday of Ronald Clements,who until his retirement, was the Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies, King's College London) include John Barton, Walter Brueggemann, Brevard Childs, John Rogerson, Rolf Rendtorff, Hugh Williamson, the late Norman Whybray, Graeme Auld, Richard Coggins. The theme of the volume reflects Clements's recent interest in 'wisdom' as an interpretative framework, and the essays address the role of theology and hermeneutics in biblical exegesis, through an examination of methods and approaches as well as by application to specific Old Testament writings. While the volume ranges through issues of canon, biblical theology and literary criticism, with several essays on the prophetic books, it maintains a clear focus on the numerous issues and challenges facing the contemporary interpreter of the scriptures.

Prefacep. 7
Abbreviationsp. 10
List of Contributorsp. 13
Ronald Ernest Clements: An Appreciationp. 15
History-Interpretation-Theology: Issues in Biblical Religionp. 22
Canon and Old Testament Interpretationp. 37
Enabling Silent Lips to Speak: Literary Criticism in the Service of Old Testament Interpretationp. 53
The Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretationp. 70
Hermeneutical Reflections on C. Vitringa, Eighteenth-Century Interpreter of Isaiahp. 89
Walking in God's Ways: The Concept of Imitatio Dei in the Old Testamentp. 99
Frontiers and Borders in the Old Testamentp. 116
Noah, Abraham and Moses: God's Covenant Partnersp. 127
The Theology of Exodusp. 137
On 'Seeing' the Trees while Missing the Forest: The Wisdom of Characters and Readers in 2 Samuel and 1 Kingsp. 153
'From One Degree of Glory to Another': Themes and Theology in Isaiahp. 174
'Because of You!': An Essay about the Centre of the Book of the Twelvep. 196
'When the Towers Fall': Interpreting Nahum as Christian Scripturep. 211
Wisdom, Suffering and the Freedom of God in the Book of Jobp. 231
Sitting Loose to History: Reading the Book of Lamentations without Primary Reference to its Original Historical Settingp. 246
Theology and Hermeneutics in the Books of Chroniclesp. 263
Index of Referencesp. 279
Index of Authorsp. 287
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ISBN: 9781841270715
ISBN-10: 1841270717
Series: JSOT Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1

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