By Joel M. LeMon and Kent Harold Richards, editors
Because the box of religious study expands to house new modes of inquiry, students are more and more conscious of the necessity for methodological readability. David L. Petersen s educating, learn, and repair to the guild are marked through a dedication to such readability. hence, in honor of Petersen s paintings, a cohort of special colleagues offers this quantity as an authoritative and updated instruction manual of equipment in Hebrew Bible scholarship. Readers will locate centred discussions of conventional and newly rising tools, together with ancient feedback, ideological feedback, and literary feedback, in addition to various case reports that point out how those methods paintings and what insights they yield. also, a number of essays offer a wide assessment of the sector by way of reflecting at the higher highbrow currents that experience generated and guided modern biblical scholarship. The members are Yairah Amit, Pablo R. Andi?±ach, Alan J. Avery-Peck, John Barton, Bruce C. Birch, Susan Brayford, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Mark ok. George, William okay. Gilders, John H. Hayes, Christopher B. Hays, Ralph W. Klein, Douglas A. Knight, Beatrice Lawrence, Joel M. LeMon, Christoph Levin, James Luther Mays, Dean McBride, Carol A. Newsom, Kirsten Nielsen, Martti Nissinen, Gail R. O Day, Thomas R?¶mer, C. L. Seow, Naomi Steinberg, Brent A. Strawn, Marvin A. Sweeney, Gene M. Tucker, and Robert R. Wilson.
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Translated by S. M. Cupitt. New York: Scribner, 1969. Sweeney, Marvin A. ” Pages 227–41 in Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. Edited by Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns. : InterVarsity Press, 2008. , and Ehud Ben Zvi, eds. The Changing Face of Form Criticism for the Twenty-First Century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Tucker, Gene M. Form Criticism of the Old Testament. GBS. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971. Notes 1. The theoretical portions of this paper are adapted and revised from my “Form Criticism,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry and Writings (ed.
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