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A Late Harvest

William Mckane
A Late Harvest

A Late Harvest

William Mckane

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In this reflection on a lifetime's study of the Old Testament, William McKane shows how biblical exegesis should be less of an art to interpret revelation and inspiration than an illuminating humanist and linguistic discipline. He argues that the use of 'Word of God' in connection with prophetic utterances, and as a term for Scripture as a whole, leaves too much unsaid about the divine-human encounter. Exploring the limits of our knowledge of God in the tradition of Maimonides, he suggests that God does not speak Hebrew, that all language is human language, and that the language of the Old Testament should be studied like any other language embedded in ancient documents.

- Publisher "In this reflection on a lifetime's study of the Old Testament, William McKane shows how biblical exegesis should be less of an art to interpret revelation and inspiration than an illuminating humanist and linguistic discipline." "He argues that the use of 'Word of God' in connection with prophetic utterances, and as a term for Scripture as a whole, leaves too much unsaid about the divine-human encounter. Exploring the limits of our knowledge of God in the tradition of Maimonides, he suggests that God does not speak Hebrew, that all language is human language, and that the language of the Old Testament should be studied like any other language embedded in ancient documents."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About "A Late Harvest"

In this reflection on a lifetime's study of the Old Testament, William McKane shows how biblical exegesis should be less of an art to interpret revelation and inspiration than an illuminating humanist and linguistic discipline. He argues that the use of 'Word of God' in connection with prophetic utterances, and as a term for Scripture as a whole, leaves too much unsaid about the divine-human encounter. Exploring the limits of our knowledge of God in the tradition of Maimonides, he suggests that God does not speak Hebrew, that all language is human language, and that the language of the Old Testament should be studied like any other language embedded in ancient documents.
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"In this reflection on a lifetime's study of the Old Testament, William McKane shows how biblical exegesis should be less of an art to interpret revelation and inspiration than an illuminating humanist and linguistic discipline." "He argues that the use of 'Word of God' in connection with prophetic utterances, and as a term for Scripture as a whole, leaves too much unsaid about the divine-human encounter. Exploring the limits of our knowledge of God in the tradition of Maimonides, he suggests that God does not speak Hebrew, that all language is human language, and that the language of the Old Testament should be studied like any other language embedded in ancient documents."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Meet the Author

William Mckane

William McKane was Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages, University of St Andrews, UK.

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  • Catalogue Code 84343
  • Product Code 0567097277
  • EAN 9780567097279
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Oct 1995
  • Dimensions 230 x 138 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.381kg

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