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The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trials and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature

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by Nicholas Ellis

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The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trials and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature

Today's Price £101.00



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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.

Specification

  • Author

    Nicholas Ellis

  • Book Format

    Paperback

  • Publisher

    Mohr Siebeck

  • Published

    June 2015

  • Weight

    454g

  • Dimensions

    155 x 232 x 16 mm

  • ISBN

    9783161534911

  • ISBN-10

    3161534913

  • Eden Code

    4894611

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Nicholas Ellis

  • ISBN: 9783161534911

  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

  • Release Date: June 2015

  • Weight: 454g

  • Dimensions: 155 x 232 x 16 mm

  • Eden Code: 4894611


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