By Alan J. Hauser,Duane F. Watson

ISBN-10: 0802842739

ISBN-13: 9780802842732

ISBN-10: 0802863957

ISBN-13: 9780802863959

in the beginning look, it could appear 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 diversity of interpretive ways now on hand is the outcome either one of the richness of the biblical texts themselves and of adjustments within the worldviews of the groups and people who have sought to make the Scriptures correct to their very own time and position. A heritage of Biblical Interpretation presents designated and large reviews of the translation of the Scriptures by way of Jewish and Christian writers during the a while. Written through across the world well known students, this multivolume paintings comprehensively treats the various assorted equipment of interpretation, the numerous very important interpreters who've written in a number of eras, and the various key matters that experience surfaced many times over the lengthy process biblical interpretation. this primary quantity of A historical past of Biblical Interpretation explores interpreters and their tools within the historical interval, from the very earliest levels to the time whilst the canons of Judaism and Christianity won common reputation. the 1st a part of the publication concentrates at the use of the Scriptures inside Judaism. Chapters research inner-biblical exegesis within the Tanak, the advance of the Septuagint, the exegetical method of Philo of Alexandria, biblical interpretation within the lifeless 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 ebook probes subject matters particular to Christian interpretation of the biblical texts. Chapters right here discusses how Israel's Scriptures are utilized in the hot testomony writings, the hermeneutical ways 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 experiences, the quantity contains a large creation via the editors that offers readers either a extensive evaluation of the first concerns and lines of historical biblical interpretation as handled during this quantity and a way of sampling the ways that the major figures, colleges of interpretation, and matters mentioned interweave and distinction with one another. modern, balanced, and engagingly written, this remarkable paintings - and people to keep on with - will quickly develop into a customary source at the heritage of biblical interpretation. members: 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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