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Author: Nicholas J. Tromp

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

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Category: Death

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Author: Nicholas J. Tromp (MSC.)

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ISBN: OCLC:878242445

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Whereas the matter of cults of the dead was reopened by Albright, Nicholas J. Tromp's monograph Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old Testament24marked the most ambitious comparison of Ugaritic and Israelite ...

Author: Christopher B. Hays

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802873118

Category: History

Page: 465

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Death is one of the major themes in First Isaiah, although it has not generally been recognized as such. In this study Christopher Hays offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isaiah 538 in light of ancient beliefs about death. Hays first summarizes what is known about death in the ancient Near East during the Second Iron Age, covering beliefs and practicesin Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. He then shows how select passages in the first part of Isaiah employ the rhetorical imagery of death that was part of their cultural context, and he also identifies ways in which those texts break new creative ground. This books holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions.

Whereas the matter of cults of the dead was reopened by Albright , Nicholas J. Tromp's monograph Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old Testament4 marked the most ambitious comparison of Ugaritic and Israelite ...

Author: Christopher B. Hays

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161507851

Category: Religion

Page: 445

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Death is one of the major themes of 'First Isaiah, ' although it has not generally been recognized as such. Images of death are repeatedly used by the prophet and his earliest tradents.The book begins by concisely summarizing what is known about death in the Ancient Near East during the Iron Age II, covering beliefs and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating both textual and archeological data, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes existing scholarly literature on these topics from multiple fields.Focusing on the text's meaning for its producers and its initial audiences, he describes the ways in which the 'rhetoric of death' functioned in its historical context and offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isa 5-38. He shows how they employ the imagery of death that was part of their cultural contexts, and also identifies ways in which they break new creative ground.This holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages, but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions

For more recent treatments, see Jo Ann Scurlock, ''Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Mesopotamian Thought,'' in ... 1992), 2:101–5; Nicholas J. Tromp, Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old Testament, ...

Author: Jon Douglas Levenson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300135152

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Many famous antique texts are misunderstood and many others have been completely dismissed, all because the literary style in which they were written is unfamiliar today. So argues Mary Douglas in this controversial study of ring composition, a technique which places the meaning of a text in the middle, framed by a beginning and ending in parallel. To read a ring composition in the modern linear fashion is to misinterpret it, Douglas contends, and today's scholars must reevaluate important antique texts from around the world. Found in the Bible and in writings from as far a field as Egypt, China, Indonesia, Greece, and Russia, ring composition is too widespread to have come from a single source. Does it perhaps derive from the way the brain works? What is its function in social contexts? The author examines ring composition, its principles and functions, in a cross-cultural way. She focuses on ring composition in Homer's Iliad, the Bible's book of Numbers, and, for a challenging modern example, Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, developing a persuasive argument for reconstruing famous books and rereading neglected ones.
2006-01-01 By Jon Douglas Levenson

Old Testament conceptions included both a wet (Gen. 1.2) and a dry (Gen. 2.4b-6) chaos, as well as an underworld which was primarily either dust or water (see Tromp, Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old ...

Author: Leo G. Perdue

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567649010

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Once the 'poor relation' of biblical theology, Wisdom is now assuming a central role in the reconstruction of Israelite religion and the formation of scripture. This clear yet sophisticated study brings together creation, anthropology, myth, narrative, metaphor and much else in a comprehensive synthesis representing the fruits of nearly two decades of research by a leading student of Wisdom.
1991-03-01 By Leo G. Perdue

at the same time is linked to the netherworld.13 On the association of subterranean water with death , Tikva Frymer - Kensky remarks ... See also Tromp , Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Nether World in the Old Testament , 59-66 .

Author: Coblentz Bautch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047402251

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Clarifying the text and geography of one of the oldest apocalypses, this study examines the travels of the patriarch Enoch. Coblentz Bautch also explores comparable and perhaps influential traditions from the ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible, and world of Hellenism.
2003-11-01 By Coblentz Bautch

N. Tromp, Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Nether World in the Old Testament, BibOr 21 (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1969), 187–90. Tromp has the most thorough treatment of Sheol and other netherworld concepts. f.

Author: John H. Walton

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493414369

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.
2018-05-15 By John H. Walton

Note, e.g., that N. H. Tromp, in his study Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old Testament (Rome: PBI, 1969) makes 126 specific references to the Book of Job (see the index references, pp. 226-227).

Author: Bruce Zuckerman

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ISBN: 9780198022558

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This study of the Book of Job argues that it was intended as a parody of the stereotypical, righteous sufferer, portrayed as patient and silent. This example is used to demonstrate how texts become separated from the intentions of their authors, and can evolve quite different meanings for readers.
1998-01-01 By Bruce Zuckerman

See, for example, the exhaustive treatment of Near Eastern and classical parallels in N. J. Tromp, Primitive Conceptions of Death and the Netherworld in the Old Testament, Bibliotheca et Orientalia 21 (Rome: Pontifical Biblical ...

Author: Matthew J. Suriano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190844738

Category: History

Page: 312

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The meaning of the afterlife in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is studied through the ideals of a good death, beginning with burial customs. This book uses burial remains from Iron Age Judah to shed important light on the images of death found in biblical literature.