The Problem of Evil and Its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
The existence of evil in the world represents one of the most complex problems for those who believe in God. Here, a range of Jewish and Christian contributors examine the issue of evil in the Bible and its impact on...
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The existence of evil in the world represents one of the most complex problems for those who believe in God. Here, a range of Jewish and Christian contributors examine the issue of evil in the Bible and its impact on Judaism and Christianity from a variety of perspectives. For example, how has Jewish mysticism explained evil, and what were Luther's thoughts on the topic? The dialogue between specialists from different fields allows a broad overview of this problematic issue. This is volume 366 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.
Y. Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Bible at Tel-Aviv University. He has published books on various biblical topics such as: of the Exodus; Prophecies Against Foreign nations; The book of Job; recently he has published a 2 volumes' commentary on the Book of Jeremiah.
H. Graf Reventlow, is an Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at University of the Ruhr, Bochum. His most important recent publication is the book series Epochen der Bibelauslegung (4 vol.). English translation in preparation.
- Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; List Of Contributors; Part 1: The Bible; Winfried Thiel: "evil" In The Book Of Kings; Yair Hoffman: Jeremiah 50-51 And The Concept Of Evil In The Hebrew Bible; Edward L. Greenstein: The Wrath Of God In The Book Of Lamentations; Asnat Singer: Evil And Its Symbols In Psalms 14; 53; 36; 12; Henning Graf Reventlow: The Evil Ones And The Godless. A Problem Of Identity In Biblical Wisdom; Klaus Wengst: The Devil In The Revelation Of St. John; Part 2: Religious History And Judaism; Hans-peter Hasenfratz: Evil In The World Of Religions; Bilha Nitzan: Evil And Its Symbols In The Qumran Scrolls. Yoram Jacobson: The Concept Of Evil And Its Sanctification In Kabbalistic Thought; Part 3: Systematic Questions; Dietmar Wyrwa: Augustin And Luther On Evil; Christopher Frey: Good And Evil In Ethics; Christian Link: The Riddle Of Evil - The Auschwitz-question; Franz-heinrich Beyer: Evil - A Topic For Religious Education? Part 4: Modern Literature; Yochai Oppenheimer: The Question Of Evil In Israeli Holocaust Fiction