By Alan J. Hauser,Duane F. Watson

ISBN-10: 0802842739

ISBN-13: 9780802842732

ISBN-10: 0802863957

ISBN-13: 9780802863959

first and foremost look, it might look unusual that when greater than thousand years of biblical interpretation there are nonetheless significant disagreements between biblical students approximately what the Jewish and Christian Scriptures say and approximately how one is to learn and comprehend them. but the variety of interpretive methods now on hand is the end result either one of the richness of the biblical texts themselves and of modifications within the worldviews of the groups and people who have sought to make the Scriptures proper to their very own time and position. A historical past of Biblical Interpretation offers distinctive and large stories of the translation of the Scriptures through Jewish and Christian writers during the a while. Written by means of the world over popular students, this multivolume paintings comprehensively treats the numerous diverse equipment of interpretation, the various vital interpreters who've written in a number of eras, and the numerous key matters that experience surfaced many times over the lengthy process biblical interpretation. this primary quantity of A heritage of Biblical Interpretation explores interpreters and their equipment within the old interval, from the very earliest levels to the time whilst the canons of Judaism and Christianity won common attractiveness. the 1st a part of the publication concentrates at the use of the Scriptures inside Judaism. Chapters study inner-biblical exegesis within the Tanak, the improvement of the Septuagint, the exegetical strategy of Philo of Alexandria, biblical interpretation within the useless Sea Scrolls and the Targumim, the character of rabbinic midrash, the stabilization of the Hebrew Bible, and the translation of the Bible within the Jewish Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. the second one a part of the booklet probes subject matters particular to Christian interpretation of the biblical texts. Chapters the following discusses how Israel's Scriptures are utilized in the hot testomony writings, the hermeneutical methods of the Apostolic Fathers and the Apologists, Alexandrian and Antiochene exegesis, the contributions of Jerome and Augustine, the formation of the recent testomony canon, and the translation of Scripture within the New testomony Apocrypha and Gnostic writings. as well as those in-depth reviews, the quantity incorporates a big creation by way of the editors that provides readers either a large review of the first concerns and lines of historic biblical interpretation as handled during this quantity and a way of sampling the ways that the most important figures, faculties of interpretation, and concerns mentioned interweave and distinction with one another. modern, balanced, and engagingly written, this marvelous paintings - and people to stick with - will quickly turn into a regular source at the background of biblical interpretation. individuals: Peder Borgen Dennis Brown James H. Charlesworth Philip R. Davies Craig A. Evans Harry Gamble Leonard Greenspoon Alan J. Hauser Donald H. Juel Martin McNamara Esther Menn Richard A. Norris Jr. Gary G. Porton James A. Sanders Joseph Trigg Duane F. Watson Frances Young

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