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History of Interpretation
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Biblical Interpretation, History of
Biblical Interpretation, History of Surveys how people have read the Bible throughout the centuries.
Hermeneutics, History of
Hermeneutics, History of Reviews the history of biblical hermeneutics from the apostolic era forward.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Interpretation, History of
INTERPRETATION, HISTORY OF. Two articles appear under this heading. The first surveys the history of interpreting specifically the Hebrew Bible/OT, with a special emphasis on how this has been practiced within Christian circles. The second article surveys the history of biblical interpretation by focusing
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Isaiah: History of Interpretation
ISAIAH: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONIsaiah held a prominent place within ancient Israel, Judaism and Christianity and continues to hold widespread influence in Judaism and Christianity today. This popularity is due in part to the scale and scope of Isaiah’s vision. Isaiah is the only major prophet to mirror
Twelve, Book of The: History of Interpretation
TWELVE, BOOK OF THE: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONFor centuries it was known that the twelve so-called Minor Prophets together formed a single book. This was simply seen as a scribal convention without any implications for the interpretation of the individual writings. However, beginning in the 1990s, the
Daniel: History of Interpreation
DANIEL: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONThe book of Daniel has been one of the most influential biblical books on Western culture. Citations of the book and allusions to its content can be found not only in commentaries and homiletical material, but also in political rhetoric, historical reconstructions, artistic
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
3. History of Interpretation
3. History of InterpretationIt has been common in the history of interpretation to imagine that Song of Songs is about the covenanted love between God and Israel (see Song of Songs 3: History of Interpretation). After all, the prophets conceptualized this covenant as a marriage. Hosea was told to marry
Ecclesiastes 3: History of Interpretation
ECCLESIASTES 3: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONEcclesiastes is a deeply enigmatic but tremendously compelling book. Its interpretation has intrigued generations of readers. Whereas pre-Reformation readings by both Jewish and Christian interpreters shared many assumptions about the book, little consensus exists
Esther 3: History of Interpretation
ESTHER 3: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONThe book of Esther has played a considerably larger role in the history of Judaism than in Christianity, largely due to the significance acquired by the festival of *Purim. Understandably, then, the body of Jewish interpretation devoted to Esther is considerably larger
Proverbs 3: History of Interpretation
PROVERBS 3: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONThe history of the interpretation of Proverbs begins with the early translations of the book and reaches to scholarly analyses of the text in current commentaries, monographs and essays.1. The Septuagint and the Targum2. Early and Medieval Jewish and Christian
Psalms 3: History of Interpretation
PSALMS 3: HISTORY OF INTERPRETATIONThrough the ages of the church the psalms have lived in its liturgy, praises and scholarship. They give evidence of God’s kingship and his messiah’s reign and enable the church to reflect upon its own response to that reign. This article explores the history of the
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
History of Interpretation
History of Interpretation. Being Christian involves being historically conscious. Christians locate the ground of redemption in God’s historical acts recorded in the Bible. They also believe that the Spirit-indwelt church continues in this world beyond the biblical record. Their pilgrim narrative prominently
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOSEPH, STORY OF, HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION
JOSEPH, STORY OF, HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION. The story of the biblical figure of Joseph (Gen 37, 39–50) is one of the most commonly reinterpreted tales among ancient Jewish and Christian exegetes who read the story in light of their own theological and ideological contexts. The tale of Joseph is not