Rewriting biblical history : essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes /

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 b...

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Other Authors: Beentjes, Pancratius Cornelis., Corley, Jeremy., Grol, Harm van.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2011.
Series:Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 7.
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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.
Item Description:"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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xix, 390 pages) : portrait.
Bibliography:"Bibliography of Pancratius C. Beentjes 1974-2011": pages 335-358.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9783110240948
3110240947
1283165937
9781283165938
9786613165930
661316593X
ISSN:1865-1666 ;