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Bibil Identifier bibil:239384
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing
Title (English, ) Cosmic Trials and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature
Author Ellis, Nicholas
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 396)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/396
Place 227.71.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-153491-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
275 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Nicholas Ellis examines the interplay present in early Jewish literature between authors' theological assumptions on divine agency in evil and their readings of biblical testing narratives. Ellis takes as a starting point the Epistle of James, and compares this early Christian work against other examples of ancient Jewish interpretation. Ellis shows how varying perspectives on the divine, satanic, and human roles of testing exercised a direct influence on the interpretation of popular biblical testing narratives such as Abraham and Isaac, Job, and the Trials in the Wilderness. Read in light of the broader Jewish literature, Ellis argues that the theology and hermeneutic found in the Epistle of James as such relate to divine testing are closely paralleled by the so-called 'Rewritten Bible' tradition. Within James' cosmic drama, God stands as righteous judge, with the satanic prosecutor indicting both divine integrity and human religious loyalty.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : James
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Comprehensive Studies : Jewish Exegesis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Evil
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Evil
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temptation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Methods of Interpretation : Rewritten Bible
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