Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period

Water is a vital resource and is widely acknowledged as such. Thus it often serves as an ideological and linguistic symbol that stands for and evokes concepts central within a community. This volume explores 'thinking of water' and concepts expressed through references to water within the...

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Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc., ProQuest (Firm)
Other Authors: Ben Zvi, Ehud., Levin, Christoph.
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Berlin ; München ; Boston : DE GRUYTER, 2014.
Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.
ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
Online Access: Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction; Thinking of Water in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Judah: An Exploration; Sacred Springs and Liminal Rivers: Water and Prophecy in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean; Water(s) of Abundance in the Ancient Near East and in Hebrew Bible Texts: A Sign of Kingship; The Nile in Biblical Memory; Polluted, Bitter, and Sweet Water as a Matter of Ethnic Identity-Formation in Persian Yehud; The Song of the Sea and Isaiah: Exodus 15 in Post-monarchic Prophetic Discourse; Imagining Water: The Overflowing Stream in Isa 66:12. "But into the Water You Must Not Dip It" (Jeremiah 13:1)
  • Methodological Reflections on How to Identify the Work of the Deuteronomistic Redaction in the Book of JeremiahDrought and Locust Plague in Joel 1-2; Coping with Drought and Famine in some Post-Exilic Texts; Adad's Overflowing Scourge and the Weather God of Zion: Observations on Motif History in Isa 28:14-18; Thinking of Water in the Book of Job: A Fluvial Introduction to the Job Literature; Water in 1-2 Kings; Water Control and Royal Propaganda: Sennacherib's Boast in 2 Kgs 19:24 (= Isa 37:25). Manasseh in Paradise? The Influence of ANE Palace Garden Imagery in LXX 2 Chronicles 33:20Dew in the Enochic Literature; Living Water by the Dead Sea: Some Water Metaphors in the Qumran Scrolls; The Fluid Boundaries of Life, the Universe and Yahweh; Drawing Out Moses: Water as a Personal Motif of the Biblical Character; Fluvial Fantasies; Author Index; Reference Index.