Exile and Suffering. A Selection of Papers Read at the 50th by Bob Becking & Dirk Human

By Bob Becking & Dirk Human

On the 50th anniversary of the outdated testomony Society of South Africa a convention used to be geared up at the subject matter Exile and pain. This quantity incorporates a number of the papers awarded. Focal questions are such issues as: What can we particularly learn about the Exile? To what measure did anguish ensue? How did the traditional Israelites deal with the catastrophe? the place the traditional traditions adequate to accommodate the Exile? Or did this era produce new types of 'theology'? the importance of the Exile as a matrix for realizing affliction till today is usually handled.

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Otto, ‘Das Deuteronomium als archimedischer Punkt der Pentateuchkritik. Auf dem Wege zu einer Neubegründung der de Wette’schen Hypothese’, in: J. ), Deuteronomy and Deuteronomic Literature (BEThL, 133), Leuven 1997, 321–339. 23 E. Otto, Das Deuteronomium. Politische Theologie und Rechtsreform in Juda und Assyrien (BZAW, 284), Berlin 1999, 15–109. 24 R. Albertz, Religionsgeschichte Israels in alttestamentlicher Zeit Band 1, Göttingen 1992, 291–304. 25 Otto, ‘Deuteronomium’, RGG II, Tübingen 41999, 693–696; Otto, Das Deuteronomium im Pentateuch und Hexateuch.

Manasseh for instance rebuilt the high places . . he erected altars for Baal, made an Asherah, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them (2 Kings 21:3). And God reacted to that in very harsh way: 41 42 Otto, Das Gesetz, 173–178. Otto, Das Gesetz, 96. suffering and hope during the exile 31 I am bringing upon Jerusalem and Judah such evil that the ears of every one who hears of it will tingle . . And I will . . wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down (2 Kings 21:12–13).

Hy tries to go after them, but cannot. His Holter, ‘The Serpent in Eden as Symbol’, 111. Holter, ‘The Serpent in Eden as Symbol’, 109; Note Von Rad, Genesis, 102. ‘No prophet, psalm or narrator makes any recognisable reference to the story of the Fall’— Holter’s earlier dating of the Isaiah-Jeremiah texts may be questioned. A. G. L. M. ), The Challenge of Bible Translation. Communicating God’s Word to the World, Michigan 2003, 265–272 (267). Veenker sets aside Near Eastern connections of these narratives.

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