Of Scribes and Sages Volume 2 (Library Of Second Temple Studies Series)
The studies that make up Of Scribes and Sages once again illustrate the fruitful results of tradition-critical investigations. Readers will observe again and again the coherence and convergence in the methods and findings of these studies, despite being developed in...
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The studies that make up Of Scribes and Sages once again illustrate the fruitful results of tradition-critical investigations. Readers will observe again and again the coherence and convergence in the methods and findings of these studies, despite being developed in diverse contexts and often with very different points of departure. A great deal of progress has been made in the last twenty-five years of research in the field of comparative midrash. New texts and broader, more encompassing methods have invigorated the field and have led to new insights and genuine progress.;The studies contained in Of Scribes and Sages have opened up new lines of inquiry that readers will find stimulating and suggestive of further avenues of research. Contributors to volume 2 include Theodore A. Bergren, Natalie B. Dohrmann, Bruce N. Fisk, Matthias Henze, Bradford A. Kirkegaard, Esther M. Menn, Andrea Lieber Merwin, Rebecca Moore, Judith H. Newman, Andrei A. Orlov, and Jeffrey L. Rubenstein. Both volumes include an introduction by Craig A. Evans. Of Scribes and Sages volume 1 and 2 are, respectively, volumes 9 and 10 in the Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity series and volume 50 and 51 in the Library of Second Temple Studies
Of Scribes and Sages focuses primarily on early interpretation of Scripture, including the emergence of Scripture as Scripture in its various versions and contexts. It examines recent research into the relationship of the Old Testament to the New and how sacred Scripture was interpreted during New Testament times. It also provides stimulating examples to students, scholars, and clergy in how the task of interpretation is to be done.
Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies, Luke (New International Bible Commentary), Mark (Word Biblical Commentary), Jesus and the Ossuaries, Fabricating Jesus and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, Dictionary of New Testament Background, From Prophecy To Testament and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has recently served on the advisory board on The Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He most recent work is Matthew (New Cambridge Bible Commentary.)
- Preface; 1. Craig A. Evans, Introduction; 2. Bradford A. Kirkegaard, Satan In The Testament Of Job: A Literary Analysis; 3. Bruce N. Fisk, Gaps In The Story, Cracks In The Earth: The Exile Of Cain And The Destruction Of Korah In Pseudo-philo (lab 16); 4. Theodore A. Bergren, The Tradition History Of The Exodus Review In 5 Ezra 1; 5. Andrea Lieber Merwin, Voice And Vision: Song As A Vehicle For Ecstatic Experience In Songs Of The Sabbath Sacrifice; 6. Andrei A. Orlov, The Face As The Heavenly Counterpart Of The Visionary In The Slavonic Ladder Of Jacob; 7. Esther M. Menn, Prayerful Origins: David As Temple Founder In Rabbinic Psalms Commentary (midrash Tehillim); 8. Natalie B. Dohrmann, Reading As Rhetoric In Halakhic Texts; 9. Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, On The Culture Of The Bavli; 10. Judith H. Newman, Holy, Holy, Holy: The Use Of Isa 6:3 In Aposcon 7.35.1-10 And Aposcon 8.12.6-27; 11. Matthias Henze, Patristic Interpretations Of The Composition Of The Psalter; 12. Rebecca Moore, Jewish Influence On Christian Biblical Interpretation: Hugh Of St. Victor And "the Four Daughters Of God"