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Title Rewriting biblical history : essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes / edited by Jeremy Corley and Harm van Grol
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 390 pages) : portrait
Series Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies, 1865-1666 ; v. 7
Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 7
Contents Chronicles and Ben Sira : questions of genre / Christine Mitchell -- Aaron's polyvalent role according to Ben Sira / Friedrich V. Reiterer -- Canonical assimilation in Ben Sira's portrayal of Joshua and Samuel / Jeremy Corley -- The warrior-poet of Israel : the significance of David's battles in Chronicles and Ben Sira / Bradley C. Gregory -- 1 Chronicles 16 : the chronicler's psalm and its view of history / Harm van Grol -- The temple in Samuel-Kings and Chronicles / Steven J. Schweitzer -- Solomon in Chronicles and Ben Sira : a study in contrasts / Benjamin G. Wright III -- Rehoboam meets Machiavelli / Roland Boer -- Elijah as reconciler of father and son : from 1 Kings 16:34 and Malachi 3:22-24 to Ben Sira 48:1-11 and Luke 1:13-17 / Bart J. Koet -- Sirach 48:17-25 and the Isaiah-book : Hezekiah and Isaiah in the book of Sirach and the reader-oriented perspective of the Isaiah-book / Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen -- Saint or sinner? : Manasseh in Chronicles / Gary Knoppers -- Josiah and his prophet(s) in Chronicles and Ben Sira : an intertextual comparison / Renate Egger-Wenzel -- More than a pawn in their game : Zedekiah and the fall of Jerusalem in 2 Chronicles 36:11-21 / Bob Becking -- New elements in Ben Sira's portrait of the High Priest Simon in Sirach 50 / Otto Mulder -- Why some women were included in the genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-9 / Willien van Wieringen -- The absence of named women from Ben Sira's praise of the ancestors / Núria Calduch-Benages -- The review of history in Ben Sira 44-50 and Wisdom 10-19 / Maurice Gilbert
Summary Old Testament texts frequently offer a theological view of history. This is very evident in the Books of Chronicles and in the final section of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus). Today there is renewed interest in both these works as significant theological and cultural Jewish documents from the centuries before Jesus. Both Chronicles and Ben Sira aim to recreate a national identity centered on temple piety. Some chapters in this volume consider the portrayal of Israelite kings like David, Hezekiah, and Josiah, while others deal with prophets like Samuel and Elijah
Notes "This volume honors Emeritus Professor Pancratius C. Beentjes (known to his friends as Panc) on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. The foremost areas of his research have been Ben Sira and the Books of Chronicles"--ECIP Preface
Bibliography "Bibliography of Pancratius C. Beentjes 1974-2011": pages 335-358
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bible. Chronicles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Beentjes, Pancratius Cornelis.
Corley, Jeremy.
Grol, Harm van.
ISBN 1283165937
3110240947 (electronic bk.)
9783110240948 (electronic bk.)