The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World

"This is a user-friendly, insightful introduction to the prophets and their times. It brings together for readers the prophetic books, the figures they represent, and the world that produced them.

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Author: Victor H. Matthews

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801048613

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Victor Matthews, a veteran teacher and expert on the world of ancient Israel, introduces students to the Hebrew prophets and their social world. Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. He also explores how prophets addressed their audience and employed rhetorical methods, images, and metaphors to communicate effectively. Logically organized, clearly written, and classroom friendly, this book meets the needs of beginning as well as advanced students. It is a substantially revised and expanded edition of the successful text Social World of the Hebrew Prophets.

Social World of the Hebrew Prophets

An introduction to the Hebrew Prophets and the social world of which they spoke.

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Author: Victor Harold Matthews

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110431777

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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An introduction to the Hebrew Prophets and the social world of which they spoke. The author examines ancient Israel's prophets chronologically, providing sketches of their historical contexts. He explains pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influence a prophet's life and message.

The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World

"This is a user-friendly, insightful introduction to the prophets and their times. It brings together for readers the prophetic books, the figures they represent, and the world that produced them.

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Author: Victor Harold Matthews

Publisher:

ISBN: 1441258698

Category: Bible

Page: 244

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An expert on the world of ancient Israel introduces students to the Hebrew Prophets in this substantially revised and expanded edition of a successful text.

Social World of Ancient Israel

Getting a fix on the social context of the Hebrew Bible is imperative for anyone reconstructing either the "story" of the text or the "history" behind the text.

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Author: Don C. Benjamin

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801047072

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Getting a fix on the social context of the Hebrew Bible is imperative for anyone reconstructing either the "story" of the text or the "history" behind the text. Resources in this area often prove overspecialized and arcane, and can require highly sophisticated skills in cultural anthropology or Semitic languages just to read the table of contents. Social World of Ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCE offers those interested in learning about the biblical world a more user-friendly framework for viewing the broader picture; at the same time it relies upon the latest methodologies of cultural anthropology and biblical analysis in its presentation. Painting a picture in broad but precise strokes, the authors portray the landscape of ancient Israel in new and exciting colors that expert and student alike will appreciate. Social World of Ancient Israel takes a unique look at the most prominent social institutions of the world of early Israel and the period of the monarchy, and then shows how properly understanding these social institutions is essential for sound biblical interpretation. Immersing the reader into five major areas of daily life in antiquity--politics, economics, diplomacy, law, and education--Matthews and Benjamin explore the ways in which knowing how "players" function in these institutions, such as "father/mother," "prophet/wise one," "host/stranger," can shape our understanding of earliest Israel. Perhaps most significantly, the book gently exposes the inefficiency of past anthropological models for interpreting the relationships, attitudes and social conventions of earliest Israel. Its corrective insights will enable scholar and student alike to plot new approaches for studying the Hebrew Bible and the ancient people of Israel.

The Cultural World of the Bible

In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world.

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Author: Victor H. Matthews

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441228253

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features--including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions--increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible.

Studying the Ancient Israelites

The book also examines the insights that can be gained from geography, archaeology, literary study, sociology, and historiography as well as the limitations of each of these disciplines. Here is an excellent text for Old Testament study.

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Author: Victor H. Matthews

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801031977

Category: History

Page: 232

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Offers readers a concise introduction to the tools and data available for investigating the world of ancient Israel.

The Fruits of Madness

Matthews, Victor H. The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World: An Introduction. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academy, 2012. Meadowcroft, Tim. “Metaphor, Narrative, Interpretation, and Reader in Daniel 2-5.

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Author: John Tracy Greene

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443894234

Category: History

Page: 210

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The Fruits of Madness: Perspectives on the Prophetic Movements in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and in Literature brings together selected oral presentations given at the Seminar in Biblical Characters in Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and in Literature held at the University of Vienna, Austria, in July 2014 as part of the Annual International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The contributions include work on life on the fringes between two types of lifestyles; the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament prophetic movement phenomenon from the point of view of ancient concerns about the effectiveness of communication between the human and godly realms; resistance led by prophets in ancient Israelite society; the distinction between priests and prophets in ancient Israelite and early Jewish societies; the Prophet Hosea (and his vicissitudes) in the light of the lyrics of the famous Canadian poet and musician, Leonard Cohen; the apocalyptic movements of the exilic and post-exilic eras within Judaism; the biblical Daniel as located at the point of confluence and an agent of prophecy, wisdom, and apocalyptic; and the reliability of God’s/YHWH’s word as mediated to three persons reputed to have received that word. The reader will intuit the theme of liminality in several of the contributors: it dogs the study of prophecy like a great hound its prey. With these writings, the reader is challenged to view the ancient Israelite and early Jewish concern with prophet and prophecy in a fresh and enjoyable, though thought-provoking way, making this volume a worthwhile read.

Understanding the Social World of the New Testament

The Roman orator Cicero makes a distinction in Latin between facultas, or resources that could be immediately distributed, and gratia or influence that brokers had over other people, that is, their social networking power (Epistulae ...

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Author: Dietmar Neufeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135263010

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The New Testament is a book of great significance in Western culture yet is often inaccessible to students because the modern world differs so significantly from the ancient Mediterranean one in which it was written. It is imperative to develop a cross-cultural understanding of the values of the ancient Mediterranean society from which the New Testament arose in order to fully appreciate the documents and the communities that they represent. Dietmar Neufeld and Richard E. DeMaris bring together biblical scholars with expertise in the social sciences to develop interpretative models for understanding such values as collectivism, kinship, memory, ethnicity, and honour, and to demonstrate how to apply these models to the New Testament texts. Kinship is illuminated by analysis of the Holy Family as well as to early Christian organisations; gender through a study of Paul’s view of women; and landscape and spatiality through a discussion of Jesus of Nazareth. This book is the ideal companion to study of the New Testament.

Understanding Religion

This is well summed up by Craig Martin as follows: Societies, human relations, social artifacts, etc. do not simply exist; they are created by human languages, practices, habits, and so on. However, most of us take the world as it is ...

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Author: Paul Michael Hedges

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520298897

Category: Religion

Page: 584

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A cutting-edge introduction to contemporary religious studies theory, connecting theory to data This innovative coursebook introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies—both Western and non-Western. Using a case-study model, the text considers: A wide and diverse array of contemporary issues, questions, and critical approaches to the study of religion relevant to students and scholars A variety of theoretical approaches, including decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, and phenomenological analyses Current debates on whether the term "religion" is meaningful Many key issues about the study of religion, including the insider-outsider debate, material religion, and lived religion Plural and religiously diverse societies, including the theological ideas of traditions and the political and social questions that arise for those living alongside adherents of other religions Understanding Religion is designed to provide a strong foundation for instructors to explore the ideas presented in each chapter in multiple ways, engage students in meaningful activities in the classroom, and integrate additional material into their lectures. Students will gain the tools to apply specific methods from a variety of disciplines to analyze the social, political, spiritual, and cultural aspects of religions. Its unique pedagogical design means it can be used from undergraduate- to postgraduate-level courses.

Battleground Criminal Justice 2 volumes

10 In a similar way, Erich Fromm (1965), in discussing “a godless religion” and in his pursuit of a nontheistic perspective, offered up his vision of social humanism. In its most basic form, Fromm claimed that social humanism was the ...

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Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313088032

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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There are many controversial aspects of our criminal justice system, and this encyclopedia examines the most significant controversies throughout American history with emphasis on current debates, trends, and issues. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, explanations, notable cases and events, various sides of an issue, and what to expect in the future. Entries are objective and factual, allowing readers to formulate their own conclusions. Sidebars and case examples help to illustrate each entry, and sources for further reading point readers to other important materials. Given the prevalance of controversial criminal justice topics in the news, this timely reference is an important resource for anyone interested in crime and justice. Entries include: Boot Camps, Corporal Punishment, DNA Evidence, Domestic Violence, Expert Testimony, Eye Witness Identifications, Gun Control, Homeland Security, International Criminal Court, Legalization of Marijuana, Mental Health and Insanity, Police Brutality, Prison Violence, Racial Profiling, School Violence, Sex Offender Laws, Stalking Laws, Supermax Prisons, Three Strikes, Treating Juveniles as Adults, War on Drugs, and more.

Feminist Companion to John

The Nag Hammadi Library after Fifty Years: Proceedings of the 1995 Society of Biblical Literature Commemoration (NHMS, 44; Leiden: E.J. Brill, ... Weems, R.J., Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets (OBT.

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Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567461735

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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The second feminist volume volume on Johannine literature includes an Introduction by Amy-Jill Levine; Adele Reinhartz on Women in the Johannine Community: An Exercise in Historical Imagination; Satako Yamaguchi, 'I Am (I Do)' Sayings and Women in Context and Dorothy Lee, Abiding in the Fourth Gospel.Colleen Conway writes on Gender Matters in John; Adeline Fehribach on The Crucifixion in the Fourth Gospel: A Birthing Moment; Deborah Sawyer on Water and Blood: Birthing Images in John's Gospel; Harold Attridge on Don't Be Touching Me: Recent Feminist Scholarship on Mary Magdalene; and Jane Schaberg, Thinking Back through the Magdalene.

Four Phases of Morals

Accordingly we find that from the days of Moses and the Hebrew prophets , through Solon and Pythagoras to Socrates and Plato ... If there is no law in the material world , there can be no law in the spiritual and social worlds .

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Author: John Stuart Blackie

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89065070377

Category: Christian ethics

Page: 336

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This book places Mill's utilitarianism ethics in context as the culmination of the development of Western philosophy.

An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry

Oxford: Blackwell, 1962. 472pp. Matthews, Victor H. Social World of the Hebrew Prophets. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2001. 217pp. Mays, James Luther, and Paul J. Achtemeier, eds. Interpreting the Prophets. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1987.

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Author: David R. Bauer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610973861

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry evaluates over 2,000 books that were chosen because of their usefulness for the theological interpretation of the Bible within the context of the faith of the church, significance in the history of interpretation, and representation of evangelical scholarship. This is one of those rare bibliographic guides that every student of religion, seminarian, and minister will want to have on his or her bookshelf. The focus of this guide is on biblical studies. It contains entries on 2,200 books written by 1,300 scholars. Annotations describe and evaluate books that are highly recommended. Virtually every topic in biblical studies is noted: commentaries on each book of the Bible; biblical histories, theologies, and ethics; books on the canon, archaeology, early Judaism, and interpretive methods; and technical books such as grammars, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and atlases. The great strength of this guide is not only that it provides the reader with a wealth of information but also that the format it follows is eminently reader-friendly. The Guide is invaluable for assisting the student, seminarian, or minister in building a personal library. I highly recommend it! " Jack Dean Kingsbury, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

The Pacific Monthly

The Hemightiest of the world's groups of fur- brew prophets proved that their warrant therers of social well - being , are Israel's came straight from God by what they contributions to the social message . “ The demanded of man and for ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858045577206

Category: Pacific States

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Elenchus of Biblica

Tübingen 2000 ; Index von K.F.D. Römfeld ; Bibl . 321-358 . 4150 Magarik , Larry Three rationalist explanations of prophecy . JBQ 30 ( 2002 ) 32-40 . 4151 Matthews , Victor Harold Social world of the Hebrew prophets . 2001 = 17,3722 .

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Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876536272

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A World History of War Crimes

In other words, limits on warfare are implied in texts that reinscribed the essence of the Jewish faith in a ... givenness of the social world and the people who inhabit it, a seam that invites critical reflection and ultimately change.

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Author: Michael S. Bryant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350106628

Category: History

Page: 424

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The greatly expanded and enhanced 2nd edition of A World History of War Crimes provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to the global history of war crimes and the laws of war. Tracing human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal humanitarian norms, Michael S. Bryant's book is a masterful one-volume account of the subject. This new edition includes, for the first time: * Two chapters providing extensive coverage of the Americas, Africa and the Middle East * Strengthened chronological boundaries – a new chapter on the Incas, Aztecs, Mayan, and North American Indian tribes, as well as more material across all regions in ancient times; discussion of contemporary war crimes committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Syria * A historiographical essay to broaden your understanding of the field * An added final chapter focusing on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of the subject A World History of War Crimes is vital reading for anyone needing to understand the history of war in one of its most significant contexts.

The God of Second Chances

The Ugandan Anglican bishop Festo Kivengere, a prophet at work, described his experiences ministering to those suffering ... Grabbe, “Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy,” 13–32; and Matthews, The Social World of the Hebrew Prophets, 19–21.

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Author: Ron Clark

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894476

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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When the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians, their world was drastically changed. While in exile they experienced shame, guilt, fear, and displacement. However, their God had been traumatized by their behavior and also grieved with them. Yet, Yahweh gave them a second chance by forgiving them and bringing them home. God offered them hope, mercy, and love. The prophets were God's chosen messengers, not only to provide a new vision of what could be, but to suffer with the people. These servants were caught in the middle between a passionate God and traumatized people. As the people returned to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and their lives, the prophets were with them to remind them that God had not abandoned them. The author suggests that the prophets live on today through the church as those who engage their community, fight for people's hearts, and remind others that God gives second chances. Clark shares stories from his personal ministry to the marginalized in Portland, Oregon, who seek relief from shame, suffering, and hopelessness. In this hope our community receives new vision through a loving God and persistent prophets.

The Theology of the Land in Amos 7 9

This covenant regulation is intended to protect the poor.172 Polley considers that Amos' favourite topic is his ... 267; Victor H. Matthews, The Social World of the Hebrew Prophets (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001), ...

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Author: Robert Khua Hnin Thang

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783689644

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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In the book of Amos the language about land is used extensively, including terms and ideas such as Zion, YHWH’s bringing of Israel into the land, references to various sanctuaries and places, harvest and famine, the relationship between the northern kingdom and Judah, and references to the land of other nations. However this subject of the land has never been studied as a theological topic in its own right, but only as part of other themes. This work follows a synchronic reading of Amos and employing textual, literary and historical criticism the author carries out a careful theological analysis of the land. Although the findings are set in the context of the entire book of Amos, the study focuses on chapters 7-9 to explore the topic with closer detail.

Preaching Like the Prophets

See also Bullock, An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books, 106–10; and Matthews, The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World, 90–93. In contrast, Stuart, Hosea-Jonah, 22–68, is more cautious about assuming the details are ...

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Author: Robert A. Carlson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532613357

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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The Old Testament prophets are a neglected treasury of biblical examples for pastoral preaching. Too often the prophets are misunderstood as focusing on future or social justice issues. This book shows that the prophets are essentially preachers--very good ones--whom we must learn from. By comparing recent rhetorical analysis of the prophets to some of the best of current preaching literature, this book shows that the prophets preached the way that we ought to preach. It will help you to hear the prophets the same way that a pastor benefits from listening to a seasoned and exceptionally gifted preacher. We can benefit not only from what the prophets say but how they say it. By seeing how the prophets grab and keep their listeners, how they enhance clarity and relevancy, how they make truth come alive and how they persevere in their ministry, you too can learn to preach like the prophets.

Pastoral Care and Counseling in Sexual Diversity

Oliver, William, ®The Violent Social World of Black Men. ̄ New York: Lexington Books, 1994. Weems, Renita J. ®Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets. ̄ Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995. Weems, Renita,J.Weems.

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Author: Richard L Dayringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317719472

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Learn to reach out to these hidden Christians! Offering a wide variety of points of view from the welcoming to the traditional, Pastoral Care and Counseling in Sexual Diversity addresses one of the crucial issues facing the church in these shifting times. Pastors of all Christian churches, whatever their denomination or theology, are likely to be faced with pastoral care or counseling of someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. This valuable compendium examines various ways you can meet the spiritual and psychological needs of these members of your congregation. Pastoral Care and Counseling in Sexual Diversity addresses the basic problems of sexual diversity, including definitions of sexual orientations and issues of human development. It offers wise guidance for offering pastoral care and counseling, and it provides tested solutions for the problems counselors face in dealing with these individuals. Pastoral Care and Counseling in Sexual Diversity offers thought-provoking points of view on a wide range of issues, including: changes in attitudes toward homosexuality among mental health professionals the limits of confidentiality sexual diversity in the black church a developmental model for effective treatment of male homosexuality pastoral care and the formation of sexual identity Biblical perspectives on homosexuality counseling lesbians AIDS ministries and grief counseling Pastoral Care and Counseling in Sexual Diversity is an essential resource for pastors, pastoral counselors, and therapists dealing with these vexing issues facing the Christian church in the new millennium.