Item description for Zephaniah: A Commentary (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) by Marvin A. Sweeney...
Overview A seething indictment of early 6th-century B.C.E. Judah and Jerusalem for worshiping foreign deities, unethical practices in their own society, and indifference to Yahweh. Sweeney's interpretation pays close attention to the text, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Peshitta, and Targums.
Publishers Description The Book of Zephaniah poses a full range of interpretive and hermenutical issues for the modern reader. Sweeney's keen reading of this small, prophetic book opens new doors for Hebrew Bible research. He situates the reading of Zephaniah in the early sixth century B.C.E. rather than the late seventh century B.C.E.
Sweeney's interpretation pays close attention to the often subtle differences between the Masoretic Text, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Peshitta, and targums. His methodology includes form criticism, tradition history, and social history.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.72" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2003
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800660498 ISBN13 9780800660499
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More About Marvin A. Sweeney
Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Bible and Faculty Chair at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, where he teaches courses in Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism and Jewish Thought. He holds the Ph.D. and M.A. in Religion from the Claremont Graduate School and the A.B. in Political Science and Religious Studies (with distinction) from the University of Illinois. He has also studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Brandeis University. He is the author of twelve volumes, including Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible, Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology, and The Prophetic Literature. He has written more than 100 articles and 550 reviews.
Marvin A. Sweeney was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Claremont Graduate University.
Marvin A. Sweeney has published or released items in the following series...
Berit Olam (The Everlasting Covenant): Studies In Hebrew Narrati