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Zephaniah: A Commentary (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) [Hardcover]

By Marvin A. Sweeney (Author)
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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
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.72" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 2003
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Edition  New  
Series  Hermeneia  
ISBN  0800660498  
ISBN13  9780800660499  


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More About Marvin A. Sweeney


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and professor of Tanak (Bible) at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. His previous books include the FOTL volume on Isaiah 1-39 and Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible.


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...
  1. Berit Olam (The Everlasting Covenant): Studies In Hebrew Narrati
  2. Forms of the Old Testament Literature
  3. Interpreting Biblical Texts


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