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
Availability 0 units.
More About Marvin A. Sweeney
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.
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