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Language, Theology, and the Bible : Essays in Honour of James Barr - Samuel E. Balentine

Language, Theology, and the Bible

Essays in Honour of James Barr

By: Samuel E. Balentine (Editor), John Barton (Editor)

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James Barr is a Professor of the Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University, and was formerly Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford. This is a collection of essays in honour of his seventieth birthday by twenty-four leading figures in biblical studies and theology in Britain, North America and Europe. Barr's own work covers an enormous range, from highly detailed linguistic and textual study of the biblical languages and ancient versions, to broad issues in the interpretation of the Bible and its place in theology. The essays assembled here mirror the range of these interests, with essays on textual criticism, linguistics, biblical translation, theological themes in the Bible, and the history of biblical scholarship. There is also an evaluation of Barr's work by the editors.Contributors: Samuel Balentine, John Barton, Bertil Albrektson, Emanuel Tov, Jeremy Hughes, Robert Hanhart, Edward Ullendorff, Ernest Nicholson, Douglas Knight, John Emerton, Lothar Perlitt, Joseph Blenkinsopp, P. D. Miller, James L. Mays, Walter Harrelson, Hans Barstad, Michael Fishbane, William Scott Green, Jane Barr, Brevard Childs, Rudolf Smend, John McIntyre, Dietrich Ritschl, Maurice Wiles.

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'considerable importance for scholars and interest for the general reader' Kenneth B. Wilson, Methodist Recorder 'The group of internationally renowned scholars present studies which other scholars will discuss for many years to come.' The Expository Times, Volume 106, Number 3, December 1994 `Will be of interest to all students of scripture. The reputations of the contributors guarantee the value of the collection. The articles are wide-ranging ... a great scholar receives here a fitting tribute from his peers.' Religious Studies Review `There is something here to reflect very many of Barr's own diverse interests ... A truly diverse collection ... and surely there will be much here to give pleasure to James Barr himself and enlightenment to other readers.' Journal of Theological Studies `In the tradition of such feasts, the menu is rich. Whether you are mostly interested in the text of the Hebrew Bible, or in the Hebrew language, or in the history of criticism, or in theology, there are dishes of nourishing learning for you.' Reviews in Religion and Theology

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
James Barrp. 1
James Barr's Quest for Sound and Adequate Biblical Interpretationp. 5
James Barr as Critic and Theologianp. 16
Translation and Emendationp. 27
Glosses, Interpolations, and Other Types of Scribal Additions in the Text of the Hebrew Biblep. 40
Post-Biblical Features of Biblical Hebrew Vocalizationp. 67
Die Ubersetzung der Septuaginta im Licht ihr vorgegebener und auf ihr grundender Traditionp. 81
atta porarta be ozka yam (Psalm 74: 13a)p. 113
Could Isaiah understand the Ha'arets Newspaper?p. 120
Story and History in the Old Testamentp. 135
The Social Basis of Morality and Religion in Ancient Israelp. 151
When did Terah die (Genesis 11: 32)?p. 170
Der Staatsgedanke im Deuteronomiump. 182
The Nehemiah Autobiographical Memoirp. 199
The Theological Significance of Biblical Poetryp. 213
The Centre of the Psalmsp. 231
Isaiah 35 in Recent Research and Translationp. 247
The Future of the 'Servant Songs': Some Reflections on the Relationship of Biblical Scholarship to its own Traditionp. 261
Arm of the Lord: Biblical Myth, Rabbinic Midrash, and the Mystery of Historyp. 271
Ancient Judaism: Contours and Complexityp. 293
Luis de Leon and the Song of Songsp. 311
Biblical Scholarship in the Seventeenth Century: A Study in Ecumenicsp. 325
Newton and the Biblep. 334
Karl Budde (1850-1935)p. 351
Historical Criticism in a 'History-Centred Value System'p. 370
Welchen Sinn hat die Suche nach Strukturen hinter Texten?p. 385
A Bibliography of James Barr's Writingsp. 398
Index of Modern Authorsp. 414
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ISBN: 9780198261919
ISBN-10: 0198261918
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 21st April 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.5  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.66