The Early Prophets Joshua Judges Samuel and Kings

Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805243232
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The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox’s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible. The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral dilemmas their stories illuminate, are part of the living consciousness of the Western world. From Joshua and the tumbling walls of Jericho to Samson and Delilah, the prophet Samuel and the tragic King Saul, David and Goliath, Bathsheba and Absalom, King Solomon’s temple, Elijah and the chariot of fire, Ahab and Jezebel—the stories of these men and women are deeply etched into Western culture because they beautifully encapsulate the human experience. The four books that comprise The Early Prophets look at tribal rivalries, dramatic changes in leadership, and the intrusions of neighboring empires through the prism of the divine-human relationship. Over the centuries, the faithful have read these narratives as demonstrations of the perils of disobeying God’s will, and time and again Jews in exile found that the stories spoke to their own situations of cultural assimilation, destruction, and the reformulation of identity. They have had an equally indelible impact on generations of Christians, who have seen in many of the narratives foreshadowings of the life and death of Jesus, as well as models for their own lives and the careers of their leaders. But beyond its importance as a foundational religious document, The Early Prophets is a great work of literature, a powerful and distinctive narrative of the past that seeks meaning in the midst of national catastrophe. Accompanied by illuminating commentary, notes, and maps, Everett Fox’s masterly translation of the Hebrew original re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays that rhetorically underscore its meaning and are intrinsic to a timeless text meant to be both studied and read aloud. From the Hardcover edition.

Key Cultural Texts in Translation

Author: Kirsten Malmkjær
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027264368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures. The chapters investigate cultural transfers and differences realised through translation and reflect critically upon the implications of these with regard to matters of cultural identity. The book offers an important contribution to cultural approaches in translation studies, with ramifications across different disciplines, including literary studies, history, philosophy, and gender studies. The chapters offer a range of cultural and methodological frameworks and are written by scholars from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds, Western and Eastern.

Beginne wo du bist

Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Aurum Verlag
ISBN: 3899018877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Grund, warum wir unser Herz so oft verschließen, liegt darin, dass wir nicht wirklich offen für uns selbst sind. Große Teile von uns selbst sind uns so unwillkommen, dass wir jedes Mal davonlaufen, wenn sie auftauchen. Und so schaffen wir es nie, wirklich voll und ganz anwesend zu sein. Dich nur wenn wir bereit sind, voll und ganz zu uns selbst zu stehen und uns selbst niemals im Stich lassen, sind wir in der Lage, auch anderen Menschen beizustehen und ihnen unsere Hilfe mit einem offenen Herzen anzubieten.

Textgestalt und Komposition

Author: Erhard Blum
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161503061
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English summary: The present volume contains a collection of 16 essays by Erhard Blum, Professor of Old Testament at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Tubingen. These works were published elsewhere between 1980 and 2007 and deal with the question of the compositional history of the Pentateuch and the Former Prophets. Some of these esssays focus on the analysis of highly controversial texts such as Jacob's struggle at the Yabboq (Gen 32) or the bloody bridegroom (Ex 4), whereas others deal with the overall compositional structure of Genesis to Kings and its history, such as the transition from the patriarchs to the exodus narrative or the transition from Joshua to Judges or the second covenant at Sinai (Ex 34). A number of essays cover the prophetical stories in the Book of Kings and the succession narrative and their relevance for the composition of Deuteronomistic History. German description: Dieser Band vereinigt sechzehn, an verschiedenen Orten veroffentlichte Aufsatze des Tubinger Alttestamentlers Erhard Blum zu den Kanonteilen Tora und Vordere Propheten. Sie fuhren weiter, was in den Monographien Die Komposition der Vatergeschichte und Studien zur Komposition des Pentateuch Grund gelegt wurde. Detailstudien befassen sich mit notorisch schwierigen Texten wie etwa dem Kampf Jakobs am Jabbok (Gen 32) oder der Erzahlung vom Blutbrautigam (Ex 4). Daneben stehen Arbeiten, die in einem weiten Horizont die kompositionsgeschichtlichen Knotenpunkte bearbeiten, etwa den Ubergang von den Erzvatern zum Exodus, den Ubergang vom Josua- zum Richterbuch oder den zweiten Bundesschluss am Sinai (Ex 34). Hinzu kommen Arbeiten zu den Propheten-Erzahlungen und zur Thronfolge-Erzahlung, mit wesentlichen Beitragen zur Vor- und der Nachgeschichte des deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks.