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God and Humans in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond: A Festschrift for Lennart Bostrè m on his 67th Birthday

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This volume presents stimulating and up-to-date engagements with its theme, an excellent resource for scholars of both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

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SKU: 978-1-910928-62-2

In 1990, in his important study The God of the Sages: The Portrayal of God in the Book of Proverbs, Lennart Boström tackled the issue of how the sages viewed their God and God’s relationship with the world. In honour of Boström, and in line with that study, this Festschrift takes up this issue anew. A number of international specialists, including James Crenshaw, Göran Eidevall, Mark A. Throntveit, and Antti Laato, discuss various aspects of how God and humans are portrayed in the Bible.

The first section of the book focuses on notions of God. There is a fresh look at monolatry in the Hebrew Bible, and at God’s faithfulness in Paul’s soteriology. The second section deals with humans, featuring, for example, two articles on Psalm 8.5, one with a focus on the Hebrew Bible, and the other reading the psalm through the eyes of women in Myanmar. There is also an article on angst in wisdom literature.

The third section brings God and humans into dialogue, looking at how various interpretations of suffering in the psalms shape the view of the divine —human relationship, or how God and humans relate to each other in books like Jonah and Ruth. The fourth and last section of the book focuses on God and God’s people, where new proposals are presented on the roles played by Zion and by the ten commandments.

This volume presents stimulating and up-to-date engagements with its theme, an excellent resource for scholars of both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

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Table of Contents

I. GOD
1. “All Things under the Sun Are One, Are One”: Understanding Yahweh Monolatry in the Hebrew Bible
(Antti Laato)
2.The Character of God in Jeremiah (Åke Viberg)
3. Neither God’s Wrath, nor God’s Love: The Faithfulness of God as the Leitmotif in Paul’s Soteriology in Romans 3:21–26 (Mikael Tellbe)

II. HUMANS
4. Stories about Humans in a Complicated World: The Narratives of the Hebrew Bible (Greger Andersson)
5. What Are Human Beings? Some Observations on the Anthropology of Psalm 8 and Related Texts in the Hebrew Bible (Hallvard Hagelia)
6. What Is a Human Being? Answering Psalm 8:5 from a Christian Feminist Perspective with Special Focus on Women in Myanmar (Naw Htoo Htoo)
7. Angst in Wisdom Literature (James Crenshaw)
8. Women as Testifying Witnesses in Early Judaism: A Preliminary Survey (Tommy Wasserman)

III. GOD AND HUMANS
9. God, the Prophet, and All the Animals in the Book of Jonah (Lars Olov Eriksson)
10. Canonical Tamings of Suffering: On How Paratextual Activities Reshapes the Relationship between God and Human in Psalm 71 (David Willgren)
11. Body and Soul in the Psalms: A Terminological Study with Anthropological and Theological Implications (Göran Eidevall)
12.The Portrayal of Divine and Human in the Book of Ruth (Fredrik Lindström)

IV. GOD AND PEOPLE
13. What If the Ten Commandments Aren’t? (Mark A. Throntveit)
14. Zion as a Mother in the Restored Relationship between God and God’s People: A Study of Isaiah 66:7–14a (Stefan Green)
15. God and the Disobedient People: On Luke’s Use of Isaiah 6:9–10 in Luke–Acts (Lennart Thörn)

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  1. Juan Cruz, Vetus Testamentum.

    All fifteen essays reflect the volume’s overall focus on God and humans and their relationships, actions, and interactions, with some also incorporating dis- cussions of animals and celestial beings. … [A]n impressive festschrift, reflecting Boström’s various scholarly interests, and providing many theological and anthropological insights about God and humans in the Hebrew Bible and beyond.

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Editor
David Willgren
List Price
£70 / $90 / €80
Series
Hebrew Bible Monographs, 85
Scholars' Price
£35 / $45 / €40
ISBN 13 hardback
978-1-910928-62-2
Format
Hardback
Page Extent
xx + 341
Publication Date
September 2019
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