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Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets PDF Book By Carleen Mandolfo

Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets

  • Author: Carleen Mandolfo
  • ISBN Code: : 1589832477
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Page : 149 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 323 Readers
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Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets offers a new theological reading of the book of Lamentations by putting the female voice of chapters 1–2 into dialogue with the divine voice of prophetic texts in which God represents the people Israel as his wife and indicts them/her for being unfaithful to him. In Lam 1–2 we hear the “wife” talk back, and from her words we get an entirely different picture of the conflict showcased through this marriage metaphor. Mandolfo thus presents a feminist challenge to biblical hegemony and patriarchy and reconstrues biblical authority to contribute to the theological concerns of a postcolonial world.

Daughter Zion PDF Book By Mark J. Boda,Carol J. Dempsey,LeAnn Snow Flesher

Daughter Zion

  • Author: Mark J. Boda,Carol J. Dempsey,LeAnn Snow Flesher
  • ISBN Code: : 1589837029
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Page : 440 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 870 Readers
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This volume showcases recent exploration of the portrait of Daughter Zion as “she” appears in biblical Hebrew poetry. Using Carleen Mandolfo’s Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) as a point of departure, the contributors to this volume explore the image of Daughter Zion in its many dimensions in various texts in the Hebrew Bible. Approaches used range from poetic, rhetorical, and linguistic to sociological and ideological. To bring the conversation full circle, Carleen Mandolfo engages in a dialogic response with her interlocutors. The contributors are Mark J. Boda, Mary L. Conway, Stephen L. Cook, Carol J. Dempsey, LeAnn Snow Flesher, Michael H. Floyd, Barbara Green, John F. Hobbins, Mignon R. Jacobs, Brittany Kim, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Christl M. Maier, Carleen Mandolfo, Jill Middlemas, Kim Lan Nguyen, and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer.

Daughters of Zion PDF Book By A.C. Fisher

Daughters of Zion

  • Author: A.C. Fisher
  • ISBN Code: : 1449750230
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Page : 52 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 101 Readers
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There are many women in the Bible who are not often as noted as are the men. I have taken some of them and suggested what each of their voices might have been if they had spoken for themselves. The women come from both the new and old testaments and cover the “saints” as well as the “sinners”

Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions PDF Book By Elmer Towns

Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions

  • Author: Elmer Towns
  • ISBN Code: : 1418538698
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 538 Readers
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Why is cloning wrong? Does the Bible say a divorced person can remarry? Can angels sin? Is body piercing wrong? Can demons read our thoughts? Dr. Elmer Towns, author of over 80 books and Dean of Liberty University's School of Religion, answers these and many other questions you have wondered about.Written for the new Christian too embarrassed to ask, and for the long-time Christian who still has unanswered questions, this one-volume, indexed resource provides the kind of responses your own pastor would give as you're shaking hands after the Sunday morning sermon-short, knowledgeable, and to the point. Topics covered include: Politics The Bible,The Holy Spirit,and Angels Creation Demons and the Devil· God's Names Prayer, Salvation, and Sin If you have questions-and who doesn't-Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions is an essential resource.

The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing PDF Book By Annette Volfing

The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

  • Author: Annette Volfing
  • ISBN Code: : 1317036433
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 137 Readers
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The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch prose works, Annette Volfing shows that this storyline provides an excellent springboard for investigating key aspects of medieval religious and literary culture. In particular, she argues, the allegory lends itself to an exploration of the medieval sense of self; of the scope of human agency within the mystical encounter; of the gendering of the religious subject; of conceptions of space and enclosure; and of fantasies of violence and aggression. Volfing suggests that Daughter Zion adaptations increasingly tended to empower the religious subject to seek a more immediate relationship with the divine and to embrace a wider range of emotions: the mediating personifications are gradually eliminated in favour of a model of religious experience in which the human subject engages directly with Christ. Overall, the development of the allegory from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries marks the striving towards a greater sense of equality and affective reciprocity with the divine, within the context of an erotic union.

The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing PDF Book By Annette Volfing

The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

  • Author: Annette Volfing
  • ISBN Code: : 1317036425
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch prose works, Annette Volfing shows that this storyline provides an excellent springboard for investigating key aspects of medieval religious and literary culture. In particular, she argues, the allegory lends itself to an exploration of the medieval sense of self; of the scope of human agency within the mystical encounter; of the gendering of the religious subject; of conceptions of space and enclosure; and of fantasies of violence and aggression. Volfing suggests that Daughter Zion adaptations increasingly tended to empower the religious subject to seek a more immediate relationship with the divine and to embrace a wider range of emotions: the mediating personifications are gradually eliminated in favour of a model of religious experience in which the human subject engages directly with Christ. Overall, the development of the allegory from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries marks the striving towards a greater sense of equality and affective reciprocity with the divine, within the context of an erotic union.

Rejoice, Dear Zion! PDF Book By Magnar Kartveit

Rejoice, Dear Zion!

  • Author: Magnar Kartveit
  • ISBN Code: : 3110309157
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 288 Readers
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The phrase “Daughter of Zion” is in recent Bible translations often rendered “Daughter Zion”. The discussion behind this change has continued for decades, but lacks proper linguistic footing. Parlance in grammars, dictionaries, commentaries and textbooks is often confusing. The present book seeks to remedy this defect by treating all relevant expressions from a linguistic point of view. To do this, it also discusses the understanding of Hebrew construct phrases, and finds that while there is a morphological category of genitive in Akkadian, Ugaritic and Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac do not display it. The use of this term as a syntactical category is unfortunate, and the term should be avoided in Hebrew grammar. Metaphor theory and the use of irony are also tools in the discussion of the phrases. As a result of the treatment, the author finds that there are some Hebrew construct phrases where nomen regens describes the following nomen rectum, and the description may be metaphorical, in some cases also ironical. This seems to be the case with “Daughter of Zion” and similar phrases. This understanding calls for a revision of the translation of the phrases, and new translations are suggested.

Silent World of Visions PDF Book By Mosebodi Betty Metswamere

Silent World of Visions

  • Author: Mosebodi Betty Metswamere
  • ISBN Code: : 1468574868
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Page : 120 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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About the book This is a true story of a little girl, Sibu, who was totally consumed by the beauty and the silence of the world of the unseen; nothing of this material world seemed to make sense to her. She kept secrets about her life and her spiritual relationship with God. She explored the spiritual world through dreams and visions, and that was her way of communicating with God. Her spiritual exploration denied her of her childhood and other life experiences that most children of her age had. Sibu spent most of her time in isolation communicating with her imaginary friend God. This book reveals how children can keep secrets about their lives, their personal and spiritual relationship with God. As she develops into a young woman, she gets married, and her life changes dramatically. She becomes trapped by the luxuries of the material world, and completely forgets about her imaginary friend. After some time, God seizes all the beauties and luxuries which separated Sibu from Him. Her whole luxurious life turns into a nightmare. Finally, Sibu repents and accepts Gods calling. [email protected]

Out Of Control And Loving It PDF Book By Lisa Bevere

Out Of Control And Loving It

  • Author: Lisa Bevere
  • ISBN Code: : 1599796368
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 676 Readers
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DIVAre you holding on so tightly that God can't work in your life? In this revision of her best-selling book, Lisa shows readers how to give God complete control of their lives. Lisa's life was a whirlwind of turmoil until she realized that things ended up in a mess whenever she was in charge. Women of all ages can reflect on some of the following topics: Are you tired of pretending to be strong when you're living in fear? Don't tolerate harrassement for another moment. Receive your affirmation, love, self-worth, joy, strength, and acceptance only from God. Lay down your desires, and hide yourself in His will. Let go and discover the freedom and peace of God intended you to have./div

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery PDF Book By Leland Ryken,James C. Wilhoit,Tremper Longman III

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

  • Author: Leland Ryken,James C. Wilhoit,Tremper Longman III
  • ISBN Code: : 9780830867332
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Page : 1086 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 113 Readers
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This reference work explores the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech, and literary patterns found in the Bible. With over 800 articles by over 100 expert contributors, this is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

Writing the Wrongs PDF Book By John L. Thompson

Writing the Wrongs

  • Author: John L. Thompson
  • ISBN Code: : 0198031424
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 189 Readers
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Phyllis Trible's Texts of Terror is a landmark among those studying women of the Bible. Focusing on stories of the maltreatment of women, Trible paved the way for subsequent feminist exegetes who have been very critical of such stories in the Bible, and who see Christianity as an unredeemably patriarchal religion. It is commonly said that these Old Testament stories of rape, murder, torture, and abandonment passed without comment until recent times. Here, Thompson traces and analyzes various Christian interpretations of these bible stories of women. In drawing attention to views other than Texts of Terror, Thompson speaks to Christians who are battling over how the Bible ought to be read today.

She Reads Truth PDF Book By Raechel Myers,Amanda Bible Williams

She Reads Truth

  • Author: Raechel Myers,Amanda Bible Williams
  • ISBN Code: : 1433692325
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 528 Readers
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She wants faith, hope, and love. She wants help and healing. She wants to hear and be heard, to see and be seen. She wants things set right. She wants to know what is true—not partly true, or sometimes true, or almost true. She wants to see Truth itself, face-to-face. But here, now, these things are all cloudy. Hope is tinged with hurt. Faith is shaded by doubt. Lesser, broken things masquerade as love. How does she find something permanent when the world around her is always changing, when not even she can stay the same? And if she finds it, how does she hold on? She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time. Sometimes it takes everything moving to notice the thing that doesn’t move. Sometimes it takes telling two very different stories to notice how the Truth was exactly the same in both of them. For anyone searching for a solid foundation to cling to, She Reads Truth is a rich and honest Bible-filled journey to finally find permanent in a world that’s passing away.

Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible PDF Book By Johanna Stiebert

Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Johanna Stiebert
  • ISBN Code: : 0191655244
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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The father-daughter dyad features in the Hebrew Bible in all of narratives, laws, myths and metaphors. In previous explorations of this relationship, the tendency has been to focus on discrete stories - notable among them, Judges 11 (the story of Jephthah's human sacrifice of his daughter) and Genesis 19 (the dark tale of Lot's daughters' seduction of their father). By taking the full spectrum into account, however, the daughter emerges prominently as (not only) expendable and exploitable (as an emphasis on daughter sacrifice or incest has suggested) but as cherished and protected by her father. Depictions of daughters are multifarious and there is a balance of very positive and very negative images. While not uncritical of earlier feminist investigations, this book makes a contribution to feminist biblical criticism and utilizes methods drawn from the social sciences and psychoanalysis. Alongside careful textual analysis, Johanna Stiebert offers a critical evaluation of the heuristic usefulness of the ethnographic honour-shame model, of parallels with Roman family studies, and of the application and meaning of 'patriarchy'. Following semantic analysis of the primary Hebrew terms for 'father' (אב) and 'daughter' (בת), as well as careful examination of inter-family dynamics and the daughter's role vis-à-vis the son's, alongside thorough investigation of both Judges 11 and Genesis 19, and also of the metaphor of God-the-father of daughters Eve, Wisdom and Zion, Stiebert provides the fullest exploration of daughters in the Hebrew Bible to date.

Women in Scripture PDF Book By Carol Meyers,Toni Craven,Ross S. Kraemer

Women in Scripture

  • Author: Carol Meyers,Toni Craven,Ross S. Kraemer
  • ISBN Code: : 0547345585
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 869 Readers
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“This splendid reference describes every woman in Jewish and Christian scripture . . . monumental” (Library Journal). In recent decades, many biblical scholars have studied the holy text with a new focus on gender. Women in Scripture is a groundbreaking work that provides Jews, Christians, or anyone fascinated by a body of literature that has exerted a singular influence on Western civilization a thorough look at every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all. They are remarkably varied—from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. There are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date results of biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of this book is the section devoted to the many females who in the scriptures do not even have names. Combining rigorous research with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge readers interested in the Bible, scholars and laypeople alike. Together, these collected histories create a volume that takes the study of women in the Bible to a new level.

Reading the Book of Isaiah PDF Book By R. Heskett

Reading the Book of Isaiah

  • Author: R. Heskett
  • ISBN Code: : 0230337694
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 213 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 642 Readers
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Randall Heskett uses both historical criticism and a form-critical approach to analyze and assess Lamentation and Restoration of Destroyed Cities as oral traditions of ancient Israelite prophetic genres.

Daughters of God PDF Book By Ellen Gould Harmon White

Daughters of God

  • Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
  • ISBN Code: : 9780828018999
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Page : 283 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 671 Readers
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Read and download full book Daughters of God

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words PDF Book By William D. Mounce

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

  • Author: William D. Mounce
  • ISBN Code: : 0310859700
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Page : 1344 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 885 Readers
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For years, Vine’s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople, selling millions of copies. But sixty-plus years of scholarship have shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate, more thorough dictionary of Bible words. William Mounce, whose Greek grammar has been used by more than 100,000 college and seminary students, is the editor of this new dictionary, which will become the layperson’s gold standard for biblical word studies.Mounce’s is ideal for the reader with limited or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who wants greater insight into the meanings of biblical words to enhance Bible study. It is also the perfect reference for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word’s meaning without wading through more technical studies.What makes Mounce’s superior to Vine’s?· The most accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship· Both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry (Vine’s separates them)· Employs both Strong’s and G/K numbering systems (Vine’s only uses Strong’s)· Mounce’s accuracy is endorsed by leading scholars

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah PDF Book By Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

  • Author: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
  • ISBN Code: : 0190669268
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 640 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 719 Readers
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The book of Isaiah is without doubt one of the most important books in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as evidenced by its pride of place in both Jewish and Christian traditions as well as in art and music. Most people, scholars and laity alike, are familiar with the words of Isaiah accompanied by the magnificent tones of Handel's 'Messiah'. Isaiah is also one of the most complex books due to its variety and plurality, and it has accordingly been the focus of scholarly debate for the last 2000 years. Divided into eight sections, The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah constitutes a collection of essays on one of the longest books in the Bible. They cover different aspects regarding the formation, interpretations, and reception of the book of Isaiah, and also offer up-to-date information in an attractive and easily accessible format. The result does not represent a unified standpoint; rather the individual contributions mirror the wide and varied spectrum of scholarly engagement with the book. The authors of the essays likewise represent a broad range of scholarly traditions from diverse continents and religious affiliations, accompanied by comprehensive recommendations for further reading.

Vessel of Honor: The Virgin Birth and the Ecclesiology of Vatican II PDF Book By Brian A. Graebe

Vessel of Honor: The Virgin Birth and the Ecclesiology of Vatican II

  • Author: Brian A. Graebe
  • ISBN Code: : 1645851192
  • Publisher : Emmaus Academic
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 488 Readers
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The traditional claim that Mary remained a virgin during the very act of giving birth to Jesus is one of the least known and least understood aspects of Marian doctrine today. Has the contemporary Church retreated from this claim? In Vessel of Honor, Fr. Brian Graebe provides a solid introduction to the historical development of the doctrine and its reception in modern Catholic theology. He shows that, far from being responsible for its contemporary occlusion, the Second Vatican Council did much to reaffirm the traditional understanding of Mary’s perpetual virginity against its radical reinterpretation in the mid-twentieth century. Fr. Graebe demonstrates that the Council’s underappreciated work on Mary’s perpetual virginity must be seen as part of the legacy of Vatican II. Perhaps the most significant and timely contribution of this book is its illumination of the Council’s revival of the patristic association of Mary with the Church. At a time when many claim Vatican II weakened the Church’s commitment to Sacred Tradition, Vessel of Honor amplifies the Council’s clarion call to the Church to receive and preserve God’s revelation with virginal fidelity. Mary’s physical intactness is an icon of the deposit of faith. Vessel of Honor is an important book both for modern Mariology and for the proper reception of the Second Vatican Council.

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel PDF Book By Robert Alter

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

  • Author: Robert Alter
  • ISBN Code: : 0393070255
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 569 Readers
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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

Mary in the New Testament PDF Book By Raymond Edward Brown,Joseph A. Fitzmyer,Karl P. Donfried

Mary in the New Testament

  • Author: Raymond Edward Brown,Joseph A. Fitzmyer,Karl P. Donfried
  • ISBN Code: : 9780809121687
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Page : 340 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 624 Readers
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The role that Mary plays in God's plan of salvation is an issue that over the centuies has divided Christians and their churches. In part, these differences stem from disagreements about what the New Testament says about the mother of Jesus. This book should go a long way toward solving the disputes. It is not a collection of essays but rather a collaborative statement prepared by a team of Protestant, Anglican, and Roman Catholic scholars who have reached substantial agreement on how Mary was pictured by Christians of the first two centuries. This book follows the same methodology as an earlier volume, Peter in the New Testament, produced by the same research group. The status of that first book as an ecumenical achievement of American biblical scholarship is attested to by the welcome it received and by its translation into five foreign languages. In light of the difficulty of the subject matter, Mary in the New Testament may be an even greater achievement. If Roman Catholic and Protestant scholars can agree on what the oldest Christian sources said, is the way open for the churches to agree on a fundamental Christian attitude toward Mary? This book is written by scholars, but it is not meant only for scholars. The authors have taken pains to make the work intelligible to students, clergy, and the knowledgeable laity of their churches. It combines scientific research with a respect for Christian sensiblities.

"Who is like Yahweh?"

  • Author: Juan Cruz
  • ISBN Code: : 3647540471
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Page : 275 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 225 Readers
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Recent theology has seen a renewed vigour in debates about the nature and character of God. Juan Cruz turns to one of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Micah, to consider the metaphors it uses to portray the God of Israel and what they reveal about the deity. The book of Micah contains two dominant types of metaphor for Yahweh, namely the legal metaphors in 1:2–16 and 6:1–16 and the pastoral metaphors in 2:12–13, 4:6–7, 5:1–4a and 7:14–20. The former type of metaphors presents Yahweh in a courtroom setting, where he accuses his people of their sins, brings a lawsuit against them, and pronounces their judgement. The pastoral metaphors, on the other hand, describe Yahweh as the shepherd of his people, primarily concerned with the restoration and well-being of Israel. The two sets of metaphors therefore respectively present Yahweh in a positive and a negative light. Drawing on insights from philosophy and literary studies, and making particular use of the theories of Benjamin Harshav, Juan Cruz explores the divine metaphors by analysing the arguments they make within their respective literary units and in the context of the whole book, as well as the significant tensions that develop between the metaphors. The volume provides helpful tools to analyse metaphors for God, which may be also used for analysis of non-divine metaphors, and should contribute to our theological understanding of God in the Hebrew Bible, most especially in the book of Micah, a book whose title bears the meaning, "Who is like Yahweh?".

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Revised and Expanded Edition PDF Book By Vicki Courtney

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • Author: Vicki Courtney
  • ISBN Code: : 1462796265
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 890 Readers
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From the cradle to college, tell your daughters the truth about life before they believe the culture’s lies. For mothers with girls newborn to eighteen, Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter is simply a must-have book. Youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in their daughters' formative years. To fully address the dynamic social and spiritual issues and influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are: 1. Don’t let the culture define you 2. Guard your heart 3. Have a little sex respect 4. Childhood is only for a season 5. You are who you’ve been becoming The book also includes questions at the end of each conversation to help facilitate individual or group study.

Vatican II on Mary: The Case for the definition of the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary PDF Book By Douglas Nnamdi Egbuonu

Vatican II on Mary: The Case for the definition of the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary

  • Author: Douglas Nnamdi Egbuonu
  • ISBN Code: : 1491896450
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 752 Readers
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The purpose of this study is to show that the formal definition of the spiritual Motherhood of Mary would constitute a doctrinal development from Vatican II’s teaching on Mary. It is my strong view that Mary’s spiritual motherhood should be explicitly acknowledged, accepted and stamped with the extra-ordinary infallibility of the Church magisterium so that it would become a dogma of the Church, as the sensus fidelium. Such formal definition would give the doctrine the seal of juridical authenticity and prevent it from denigration and rejection in future. This study argues that the Catholic Church needs to advance forwards from the Marian teaching of Vatican II by making concerted efforts to maintain the Marian trajectory in the Church. Also portrayed are the efforts of the papal magisterium and some noted Catholic theologians that have gone back to the sources of the early Fathers of the Church in order to teach that Mary’s spiritual Motherhood has solid foundation on Scripture and the Church’s tradition. The post-conciliar teachings of the above-stated papal magisterium and contemporary theologians have the aim to nurture and sustain the faith and understanding of the people of God about Mary’s spiritual Motherhood. The study also examines evidence to show that there is much in the Catholic Marian theology that could improve understanding among Christians of different denominations. In particular, it portrays the fact that Mariology always points to Christ, being indissolubly linked with Christology, and also has intrinsic unity with ecclesiology.

Isaiah 1-5 (ICC) PDF Book By H.G.M. Williamson

Isaiah 1-5 (ICC)

  • Author: H.G.M. Williamson
  • ISBN Code: : 0567115216
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
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Hugh Williamson's Isaiah 1-5 is the first of three volumes in a important new commentary on Isiah 1-27. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.

Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions PDF Book By F. Scott Spencer

Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions

  • Author: F. Scott Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 0884142566
  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Page : 418 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 661 Readers
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A ground-breaking collection exploring the rich array of emotions in biblical literature An international team of Hebrew Bible and New Testament scholars offers incisive case studies of passions displayed by divine and human figures in the biblical texts ranging from joy, happiness, and trust to grief, hate, and disgust. Essays address how biblical characters' feelings affect their relationship with God, one another, and the world and how these feelings mix together, for good or ill, for flourishing or vexation. Deeply engaged with both ancient and modern contexts, including the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of emotion in the humanities and sciences, these essays break down the artificial divide between reason and passion, cognition and emotion, thought and feeling in biblical study. Features Case studies drawn from multiple genres across the Bible: narrative, prophets, poetry, wisdom, Gospels, and letters Helpful select bibliographies of interdisciplinary resources at the end of each essay Critical balance between theory and practice and between method and close textual analysis Distinctive ancient Hebrew and Greek uses of emotional terms and concepts compared with each other and with evolving understandings in Western culture

The Lost Coin PDF Book By Mary Ann Beavis

The Lost Coin

  • Author: Mary Ann Beavis
  • ISBN Code: : 0567360253
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 346 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 163 Readers
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A collection of feminist interpretations of parables about women and women's work. This volume not only fills a gap in the scholarly literature on parables, but brings to life vignettes from ancient Mediterranean women's lives and offer insights into the place of women in the ministry of Jesus, the early church, and Christian theology. It is a rich resource for scholarship, teaching and preaching.Contributors include the editor, Elisabeth Schnssler Fiorenza, Linda Maloney, Kathleen Nash, Pheme Perkins, Barbara Reid, Kathleen Rushton, Holly Hearon, and Adele Reinhartz. Topics include feminist readings of the Parable of the Persistent Widow, the ôWise and Foolish Virgins,ö the Prodigal Son, the Faithful Steward, and the ôBrideö in John 3.

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow PDF Book By Karol Berger

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow

  • Author: Karol Berger
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520933699
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 444 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 669 Readers
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In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time was an aspect of a larger transformation in the way educated Europeans began to imagine and think about time with the onset of modernity, a part of a shift from the premodern Christian outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview. Until this historical moment, as Berger illustrates in his analysis of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, music was simply "in time." Its successive events unfolded one after another, but the distinction between past and future, earlier and later, was not central to the way the music was experienced and understood. But after the shift, as he finds in looking at Mozart's Don Giovanni, the experience of linear time is transformed into music's essential subject matter; the cycle of time unbends and becomes an arrow. Berger complements these musical case studies with a rich survey of the philosophical, theological, and literary trends influencing artists during this period.

Claim Your Crown PDF Book By Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

Claim Your Crown

  • Author: Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien
  • ISBN Code: : 1493421271
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
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Young women are deeply dissatisfied with society's standards (and double standards). They want more for themselves--but sometimes they don't quite know what that more should be. That's where Miss Black New Jersey 2018 and Teen Vogue "It Girl" turned fashion writer Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien comes in. Through her insightful comments on media, pop culture, and pervading cultural myths about beauty, fashion, and womanhood, Tarah-Lynn dismantles the messages that feed into the insecurities, fears, doubts, and guilt that young women experience today. She introduces them to an understanding of God as a loving Father and the King of all kings, who bestows upon his daughters a crown of love, worth, and power. And she shows them how to not only claim the promises of God but also walk purposefully in them as independent women (no prince necessary!) who respond to adversity with righteousness and authority.

Young's Literal Translation of the Bible PDF Book By Young, Robert

Young's Literal Translation of the Bible

  • Author: Young, Robert
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 563 Readers
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Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible is, as the name implies, a strictly literal translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts (from the Textus Receptus and Majority Text). Compiled by Robert Young in 1862, he went on to produce a revised version in 1887 based on the Westcott-Hort text which had been completed in 1885. Young died on October 14, 1888, and the publisher released a New Revised Edition in 1898. Young used the present tense in many places where other translations used the past tense- particularly in narratives. The Preface to the Second Edition states: “If a translation gives a present tense when the original gives a past, or a past when it has a present; a perfect for a future, or a future for a perfect; an a for a the, or a the for an a; an imperative for a subjunctive, or a subjunctive for an imperative; a verb for a noun, or a noun for a verb, it is clear that verbal inspiration is as much overlooked as if it had no existence. THE WORD OF GOD IS MADE VOID BY THE TRADITIONS OF MEN. [Emphasis in original.]” For example, the YLT version of Genesis begins as follows: 1. In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth--- 2. The earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters, 3. And God saith, ‘Let light be;’ and light is. 4. And God seeth the light that it is good, and God seperateth between the light and the darkness, 5. And God alled to the light ‘Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called ‘Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning---day one. Young's Literal Translation in the 1898 Edition also consistently renders the Hebrew Tetragrammaton (the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated YHWH or JHVH that form a biblical proper name of God) throughout the Old Covenant/Testament as "Jehovah", instead of the traditional practice of "LORD" in small capitals, which was used in editions prior to 1898. Young's usage of English present tense rather than past tense has been supported by scholars ranging from the medieval Jewish rabbi Rashi (who advised, "If you are going to interpret [this passage] in its plain sense, interpret it thus: At the beginning of the creation of heaven and earth, when the earth was (or the earth being) unformed and void . . . God said, ‘Let there be light.’") to Richard Elliott Friedman in his translation of the Five Books in "The Bible with Sources Revealed" (2002). There is a linked Table of Contents for each book and chapter.

Lamentations PDF Book By Jill Middlemas

Lamentations

  • Author: Jill Middlemas
  • ISBN Code: : 0567696944
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 665 Readers
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In this guide, Jill Middlemas introduces students to the Book of Lamentations by examining the book's structure and characteristics, covering the latest in biblical scholarship on Lamentations, including historical and interpretive issues, and considering a range of scholarly approaches. In particular, the guide provides students with an introduction to Hebrew poetry as it relates to Lamentations and includes insights from the field of trauma and postcolonial studies. With suggestions of further reading at the end of each chapter, this guide will be an useful accompaniment to study of Lamentations.

The Holy Bible PDF Book By Covenant Christian Coalition

The Holy Bible

  • Author: Covenant Christian Coalition
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Covenant Press
  • Page : 1708 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 706 Readers
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THE LSV IS FINALLY HERE: A BRAND NEW, LITERAL, EASY-TO-READ TRANSLATION OF THE COMPLETE HOLY BIBLE—BOTH OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. This is the first edition of the LSV available for Google Play. The LSV is published by Covenant Press, the publishing arm of the Covenant Christian Coalition. *A modern, literal, word-for-word (formal equivalence) English translation of the Holy Scriptures utilizing English word rearrangement when necessitated for readability. The LSV is the most literal translation of The Holy Bible, with significant improvement over previous literal translations, including Robert Young’s excellent Young’s Literal Translation. *Preservation of verb tenses wherever possible. *Utilization of the transliterated Tetragrammaton in the Old Testament. All uppercase LORD is used in the New Testament when a reference to YHWH is likely. *Removal of many Hebrew and Greek transliterations; remember, transliterations are generally not translations. *Unlike most translations, justified typographic alignment consistent with the style of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek biblical autographs. The ancient caesura mark is used for easy readability of poetic literature such as the Psalms. *Inclusion of the verses found in older English translations such as the King James Version (KJV) that are not found in many modern translations; and inclusion of the alternative LXX Genesis chronology set next to the MT. These are contained within bolded double brackets for distinction. *Capitalized pronouns and other nounal forms when referring to God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit. References to the Messenger of the LORD are also capitalized when the subject appears to be a clear reference to God or the Messiah (as found in translations such as the NKJV). The goal of any good translation is to produce a readable text that preserves the original autographic meaning and comes as close as possible to translating, word-for-word, manuscripts that accurately represent the original writings. It’s with this goal in mind that the Literal Standard Version (LSV) was written—a modern, yet literal English translation based upon the most prolific texts: the Masoretic Text (MT) for the Old Testament and the Textus Receptus (TR) and Majority Text (M) for the New. However, in certain, specific instances other manuscript versions and text-types are used where the evidence seems incontrovertible (e.g., the LXX and DSS in the Hebrew and Aramaic; the Alexandrian in the Greek). ANOTHER TRANSLATION, WHY? There have been a slew of new English translations in the past half-century, which may cause some to wonder why the need for another. The translators agree with the premise that different translations can serve different demographics and different reading levels to maximize exposure to God’s word. In this sense, the LSV is not a competitor to other excellent translations, but is complimentary. As the most literal modern English translation, the LSV is an excellent resource for deep and thoughtful Bible study and research, essentially an interlinear in terms of word-for-word translation, but arranged with English sentence structure.

The Abc User Friendly Bible PDF Book By

The Abc User Friendly Bible

  • Author:
  • ISBN Code: : 1973680041
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Page : 850 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 891 Readers
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Finally, a Bible you already have the knowledge to navigate and not get lost. This is an open door to feeling confident and at peace about your ability to find your way through all 66 books. Without spending years studying Bible history and memorizing, in order, the daunting list of the book names, you can be in control of your search Now!

Our Divine Parent PDF Book By Joshua Joel Spoelstra

Our Divine Parent

  • Author: Joshua Joel Spoelstra
  • ISBN Code: : 1725267624
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 132 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 796 Readers
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Our Divine Parent traces the metaphorical theme of God’s burgeoning family that spans the entire Bible. The family of God is a place of being, belonging, and becoming; and relationship with the Triune God as Divine Parent is characteristic of value and dignity, provision and protection, transformation and maturation, purpose and calling. Not merely a series of events relegated to the past, the family of God is an ongoing, present phenomenon—a salvation-relationship into which God invites all peoples to be adopted, redeemed children of God.

Fire and Bread PDF Book By Ruth Burgess

Fire and Bread

  • Author: Ruth Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 1849520062
  • Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
  • Page : 100 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 335 Readers
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Prayers, responses, liturgies, songs, poems, reflections, meditations, sermons and stories, covering the weeks from Easter Day to Trinity Sunday, including Ascension Day, Pentecost, Saints' days, Rogation days, environmental days and many more.

The Mother of the Lord PDF Book By Margaret Barker

The Mother of the Lord

  • Author: Margaret Barker
  • ISBN Code: : 0567489906
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 609 Readers
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Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

Figures of Speech Used in the Bible PDF Book By Bullinger, E. W.

Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

  • Author: Bullinger, E. W.
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
  • Page : 1104 pages
  • Genre : Bible
  • Reviews : 842 Readers
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Bible translators have, through inattention to figures of speech, made serious translation blunders, clouding the real meaning of many important passages of God's Word. E. W. Bullinger's volume, first published in 1898, clarifies 217 distinct figures of speech used in the Bible. Walter C. Kaiser, dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, calls it "the best handbook on figures of speech. It should be on every exegete's shelf." In systematic order, this classic gives the proper pronunciation of each figure of speech, its etymology or origin, and a number of Scripture passages where the figure of speech is used, giving full explanation of its use in each context. Figures of Speech Used in the Bible cites nearly eight thousand Bible passages and includes five appendices and seven indexes, making it even more valuable as a reference tool.

Delphi Collected Works of Origen (Illustrated) PDF Book By Origen of Alexandria

Delphi Collected Works of Origen (Illustrated)

  • Author: Origen of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code: : 1913487466
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Page : 2545 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 240 Readers
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Regarded by some as the greatest genius of the early Christian church, Origen of Alexandria was a third century scholar, ascetic and theologian. He was a prolific writer of approximately 2,000 treatises in multiple branches of theology, including textual criticism, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics and spirituality. His treatise ‘On the First Principles’ systematically lays out the principles of Christian theology and became the foundation for later theological writings; while the treatise ‘Against Celsus’ is regarded as the most influential work of early Christian apologetics, in which Origen defends Christianity against the pagan philosopher Celsus, one of its foremost critics. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Origen’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Origen's life and works * Features the collected works of Origen in English translation * Includes the original Greek texts of Origen’s two major treatises: ‘On the First Principles’ and ‘Against Celsus’ * Concise introductions to the major works * Includes translations previously appearing in ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’, 1885 * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies, including Eusebius’ fourth century account — discover Origen's ancient world Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations On the First Principles (c. 225) [Tr. Frederick Crombie] Commentary on the Gospel of John (c. 227) [Tr. Allan Menzies] On Prayer (c. 235) [Tr. William A. Curtis] Commentary on Matthew (c. 247) [Tr. John Patrick] Against Celsus (248) [Tr. Frederick Crombie] Philocalia (360) [Tr. George Lewis] Letters [Tr. Frederick Crombie] The Greek Texts De Principiis Contra Celsum The Biographies Extract from Book VI of ‘Ecclesiastical History’ by Eusebius (313) Introduction to Origen by Frederick Crombie (1885) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Troubling Jeremiah PDF Book By A.R. Pete Diamond,Kathleen M. O'Connor,Louis Stulman

Troubling Jeremiah

  • Author: A.R. Pete Diamond,Kathleen M. O'Connor,Louis Stulman
  • ISBN Code: : 0567498530
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 916 Readers
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Troubling Jeremiah presents essays by Jeremiah scholars who are troubled by the biblical book and give the scholarship on Jeremiah trouble in turn. Essays seek to move beyond the Duhm-Mowinckel source criticism of the book to address matters of metaphor, final form, intertextuality, and the relationship of the book to various audiences of readers. Taken together, the 24 essays in this volume press for an end to 'innocent' readings of Jeremiah inasmuch as current models prove inadequate for troubling the very Jeremiah they have already helped to reveal.

Isaiah: An Introduction and Study Guide PDF Book By C.L. Crouch,Christopher B. Hays

Isaiah: An Introduction and Study Guide

  • Author: C.L. Crouch,Christopher B. Hays
  • ISBN Code: : 0567680355
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 472 Readers
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C. L. Crouch and Christopher B. Hays introduce the Book of Isaiah in its diverse historical contexts, tracing its origins and development over several centuries: beginning with the career of the prophet Isaiah ben Amoz in eighth century Jerusalem, continuing with a late seventh century edition and the further revisions made in the late sixth century, and concluding with final shaping during the Persian Period. At each stage Crouch and Hays pay close attention to the historical, cultural, and theological conversations that influenced the book's aims and interests. Crouch and Hays discuss the theological and literary continuities among the book's contributors, as well as where language and concerns differed from generation to generation. They also consider the reception history of Isaiah and what the text has meant to people through history. With suggestions of further reading at the end of each chapter, this guide will be an essential accompaniment to study of the Book of Isaiah.