New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in by Gary A. Anderson, Ruth A. Clements, David Satran

By Gary A. Anderson, Ruth A. Clements, David Satran

2007 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the invention of the 1st lifeless Sea Scrolls. The eleventh overseas Orion Symposium (January, 2007), “New methods to the learn of Biblical Interpretation within the moment Temple interval and in Early Christianity,” supplied a degree of the ways that the invention of the scrolls has altered the paradigms for textual and historic reports within the intervening six many years. The papers during this quantity deal with such concerns because the connections and differences among Jewish interpretation in the Land of Israel and outdoors of it; among Jewish and Christian exegesis in prior and later sessions; among biblical interpretation in literature and in paintings; among interpretation and the formation of the biblical canon.

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5) My deliverance is near, my salvation has gone forth, my arms shall judge the peoples (‫)עמים ישפטו‬. Islands will look eagerly to me, and for my arm they will have hope. ” The exiles and this prophet found themselves far away from Zion, and therefore the message of Isa 2:3, according to which teaching and the word of God emanate specifically from Jerusalem, became problematic. If God’s message and judgment are confined to the borders of the Land of Israel, or even more narrowly to the Temple itself, how is the exiled Jewish community in Babylonia supposed to maintain its relationship with God?

Those stories are all located in Babylonia and represent court tales; they describe the competition and intrigue between the Jewish exile, Daniel (occasionally along with 22 Cf. C. A. Moore, Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: The Additions. : Doubleday, 1977), 78–80; H. Engel, Die Susanna-Erzählung: Einleitung, Übersetzung und Kommentar zum Septuaginta-Text und zur Theodotion-Bearbeitung (OBO 61; Freiburg [Schweiz]: Universitätsverlag; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1985); L. M. Wills, The Jew in the Court of the Foreign King: Ancient Jewish Court Legends (HDR 26; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990), 77–79; J.

As she is led out, a youth named Daniel, identified here as if for the first time,23 is given the spirit of wisdom by an angel, and demonstrates that the judges had trumped up these charges. Daniel successfully disproves their fabrication by ­separating 23 This is a suggestive argument for the original independence of Susanna from the rest of the Book of Daniel. The argument is further borne out by the textual evidence, since Susanna is placed in different locations in the different editions and manuscripts that reflect the expanded version of Daniel.

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