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Bridging between Sister Religions: Studies of Jewish and Christian Scriptures Offered in Honor of Prof. John T. Townsend (Isaac Kalimi) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004324534
Bridging between Sister Religions: Studies of Jewish and Christian Scriptures Offered in Honor of Prof. John T. Townsend (Isaac Kalimi) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004324534
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Title: Bridging between Sister Religions: Studies of Jewish and Christian Scriptures Offered in Honor of Prof. John T. Townsend

Author: Kalimi, Isaac

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Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004324534

Volumes: 1; Pages: 342

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This volume is a collection of fresh essays in honor of Professor John T. Townsend. It focuses on the interpretation of the common Jewish and Christian Scripture (the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) and on its two off-shoots (Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament), as well as on Jewish-Christian relations. The contributors, who are prominent scholars in their fields, include James L. Crenshaw, G�ran Eidevall, Anne E. Gardner, Lawrence M. Wills, Cecilia Wassen, Robert L. Brawley, Joseph B. Tyson, Eldon J. Epp, Yaakov Elman, Rivka Ulmer, Andreas Lehnardt, Reuven Kimelman, Bruce Chilton, and Michael W. Duggan.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

List of Contributors

Part One: The Man and the Book

1. An Introduction, Isaac Kalimi

2. Biography and Bibliography of John T. Townsend, Isaac Kalimi

Part Two: Hebrew Bible and Its Interpretation

3. Divine Vulnerability: Reflections on the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), James L. Crenshaw

4. Shifting Emphasis: Examples of Early and Modern Reception of the Book of Amos, G�ran Eidevall

5. Interpreting the Writing on the Wall in Daniel 5, Anne E. Gardner

Part Three: New Testament and Its Interpretation

6. The Jewishness of the Gospel of Mark, Lawrence M. Wills

7. Jesus' Work as a Healer in Light of Jewish Purity Laws, Cecilia Wassen

8. The Ioudaioi in the Gospel of John, Robert L. Brawley

9. Acts, the "Parting of the Ways," and the Use of the Term "Christians", Joseph B. Tyson

10. Early Christian Attitudes toward 'Things Jewish' as Narrated by Textual Variants in Acts: A Case Study of the D-Textual Cluster, Eldon J. Epp

Part Four: Talmudic and Midrashic Studies

11. Some Aspects of Interreligious Polemic in the Babylonian Talmud, Yaakov Elman

12. Egyptian Motifs in Late Antique Mosaics and Rabbinic Texts, Rivka Ulmer

13. The Binding Fragments of Midrash Tanhuma (Buber) from the Municipal Library of Trier, Andreas Lehnardt

Part Five: Jewish - Christian Relationship

14. "We Love the God Who Loved Us First": The Second Blessing of the Shema Liturgy, Reuven Kimelman

15. Jewish Mysticism, Nostra Aetate, and Renewal in Judaism and Christianity, Bruce Chilton

16. Hanukkah and Community Identity in 1-2 Maccabees and John, Michael W. Duggan

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture
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