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Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (George J Brooke Brooke Hindy Najman Loren T. Stuckenbruck (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004170186
Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (George J Brooke Brooke Hindy Najman Loren T. Stuckenbruck (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004170186
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Title: The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity

Author: Brooke, George J Brooke Hindy Najman Loren T. Stuckenbruck (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004170186

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

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The theme of this collection of essays is ancient and modern Jewish and Christian views of the revelation at Sinai. The theme is highlighted in studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Paul, Josephus, rabbinic literature, art and philosophy.The essays here show that Sinai as the location of the revelation soon became less significant than the narratives about it. Those narratives were themselves transformed, not least to explain problems in the text's plain sense. Miraculous theophany, anthropomorphisms, the role of Moses, and the response of Israel were all handled with exegetical skills by each new generation of readers. Furthermore, the content of the revelation, especially the covenant, was rethought in philosophical, political, and theological ways.This collection of studies is particularly useful in showing something of the complexity of how scriptural traditions remain authoritative and lively for those who appeal to them in subsequent generations in very different contexts. ContentsSome Unanticipated Consequences of the Sinai Revelation: A Religion of Laws by James L. Kugel 1"Fire, Cloud, and Deep Darkness" (Deuteronomy 5:22): Deuteronomy's Recasting of Revelation by Marc Zvi Brettler 15Priestly Prophets at Qumran: Summoning Sinai through the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice by Judith H. Newman 29Moving Mountains: From Sinai to Jerusalem by George J. Brooke 73Moses, David and Scribal Revelation: Preservation and Renewal in Second Temple Jewish Textual Traditions by Eva Mroczek 91The Giving of the Torah at Sinai and the Ethics of the Qumran Community by Marcus Tso 117Josephus' "Theokratia" and Mosaic Discourse: The Actualization of the Revelation at Sinai by Zuleika Rodgers 129Why did Paul include an Exegesis of Moses' Shining Face (Exod 34) in 2 Cor 3? 149Moses' Strength, Well-being and (Transitory) Glory, according to Philo, Josephus Paul, and the Corinthian Sophists by George H. van Kooten In the Mirror of the Divine Face: The Enochic Features of the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian by Andrei Orlov 183Torah and Eschatology in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch by Matthias Henze 201Can the Homilists Gross the Sea Again? Revelation in Mekilta Shirata by Ishay Rosen-Zvi 217Hearing and Seeing at Sinai: Interpretive Trajectories by Steven D. Fraade 247The Giving of the Torah: Targumic Perspectives by Charles Thomas Robert Hayward 269God's Back! What did Moses see on Sinai? by Diana Lipton 287Sinai in Art and Architecture by David Brown 313Sinai since Spinoza: Reflections on Revelation in Modern Jewish Thought by Paul Franks 333Index of Modern Authors 355Subject Index 363Index of Primary Texts 368
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