genre of communal lament in the Bible and the ancient Near East

by Paul Wayne Ferris

Publisher: Scholars Press in Atlanta, Ga

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Subjects:

  • Bible. O.T. Lamentations -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Laments in the Bible.,
  • Laments -- Iraq -- History and criticism.,
  • Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-190).

StatementPaul Wayne Ferris, Jr.
SeriesDissertation series / Society of Biblical Literature ;, no. 127, Dissertation series (Society of Biblical Literature) ;, no. 127.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS1199.L27 F47 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 190 p. ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1558773M
ISBN 101555405428, 1555405436
LC Control Number91039722

The book closes in Lam 5 with a communal lament prayer to God with "we" language by those left behind in the land of Judah after others were killed or exiled to Babylon. This lament suggests a time after the frenzied catastrophe, when survivors attempt to carry on in . He has authored The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East as well as the Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Lamentation and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on Lamentations. • Types of Covenants in the Ancient World • Biblical Language used by other Nations in the Ancient East • Exodus 20 in Context of Ancient Covenant Form • The Book of Deuteronomy as a Suzerain Covenant • The Grant Covenant given to Noach, Abraham, Phinehas, and David • The Language of the Siddur in context of Covenants of the Near Size: KB. The genre of communal lament in the Bible and the ancient Near East / by: Ferris, Paul Wayne. Published: () Evoking lament a theological discussion / Published: ().

The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, SBL Dissertation Series (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, ), Ferris, Lament, Walter C. Bouzard, We Have Heard With Our Ears, O God: Sources of the Communal Laments in the Psalms, SBL Dissertation Series (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, ),   (The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East [Atlanta: Scholars Press, ], ). 20 Craig C. Broyles has argued that "upon closer examination of . Ferris, Paul Wayne. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. SBL Dissertation Series Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, Freedman, David Noel. “Patterns in Psalms 25 and ” Pages –35 in Priests, Prophets, and Scribes: Essays on the Formation and Heritage of Second Temple Judaism in Honour of Joseph Author: Jerry Hwang. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and in the Ancient Near East: No. SBL Dissertation Series (Atlanta: Scholars Press, ), 8 Weiser, The Psalms, 9 Ferris, Jr., The Genre of Communal Lament, Ferris uses the expression “a protestation of innocence”.

The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Atlanta: Scholars. Atlanta: Scholars. Fishbane, M. Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel.   Rather, my point is that the writer of Genesis 1, far from being just passively “influenced” by other ancient Near Eastern literatures (as is often assumed in biblical scholarship), was consciously aware of the motifs found in these alternate accounts of origins, and made deliberate use of them in crafting the biblical creation story. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Dissertation Series, no. Atlanta: Scholars Press, Fitzgerald, Aloysius. "Btwlt and Bt As Titles for Capital Cities." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 37 (): _____. "The Mythological Background for the Presentation of Jerusalem As a Queen and. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, Flesher, LeAnn Snow. Lamentations. Pages in The IVP Women’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, Gordis, Robert. The Conclusion of the Book of Lamentations.

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Free shipping for many products. Lament in the Hebrew Bible is an expression of sorrow, a description of distress, or a protest about injustice. We can identify two main genres of lament in the Bible (and beyond) that serve such purposes. These genres may be in poetic or musical lyric form: • lament as prayerful plea to God for help and/or a complaint to God over social File Size: KB.

aul W. Ferris Jr., 2 P The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (Atlanta: Scholars Press, ); and Walter C. Bouzard Jr., We Have Heard with Our Ears, O God: Sources of the Communal Laments in the Psalms (Atlanta: Scholars Press, ), are the most extensive studies dedicated to this : Daniel Belnap.

This account of the historical context for the Hebrew Bible explores the diverse origins of such stories as the creation and the flood in the cultures of the ancient Near East.

The authors show the striking parallels in the foundational stories told in the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Hebrew cultures of the by: Lament is pervasive in the Hebrew Bible, both as a practice and as a literary theme.

As a genre, biblical lamentation appears within a variety of literary contexts, from prophetic to narrative and liturgical collections. The canonical book of Psalms comprises approximately forty-two psalms of lament, about thirty of which are individual psalms of lament and the rest are : Carleen Mandolfo.

Wayne Ferris Jr., The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (SBLDS ; Atlanta: Scholars Press, ); and especially F. Dobbs-Allsopp, Weep, O Daughter of Zion: A Study of the City Lament Genre in the Hebrew Bible (BibOr 44; Rome: Pontifìcio Istituto Biblico, ).

'The Lament of David over Abner: in Chaim Cohen et al. (eds.), Birkat Shalom: Studies ill the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical [udaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul Oil the Author: Edward Greenstein. Lament gazes unflinchingly at the present reality of pain and at God's apparent slowness to save.

It’s worth noting that the book of Psalms contains more lament psalms than any other genre, suggesting lament's prevalence in the institutional liturgies of Israel's temple, shrines, and family life. Paul W. Ferris is the author of The Genre Of Communal Lament In The Bible And The Ancient Near East ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published /5.

See P. Ferris, The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, SBLDS () p. F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Weep, O Daughter of Zion: A study of the City-Lament Genre in the Hebrew Bible, BibOr 44 (Rome: Editrice Pontificio Instituto Biblico, ) p.

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() F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Weep, O Daughter of Zion: A study of the City-Lament Genre in the Hebrew Bible, BibOr 44 (Rome: Editrice Pontificio Instituto Biblico, ) p. Gretchen has books on Goodreads, and is currently reading The Genre Of Communal Lament In The Bible And The Ancient Near East by Paul W.

Ferris, Read. This is all very much in line with the rest of the ancient Near East. However, unlike other ancient Near Eastern peoples, who crafted images of their gods, the Hebrew Bible generally denigrates divine images (see ExodIsa ) and in places strongly opposes giving. LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF.

LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF, one of the Five *Scrolls in the Hagiographa section of the Bible, consisting of five poetic chapters, probably lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem in b.c.e. and its aftermath. (The English title, like the Greek (θρηνοι), Latin (Lamentationes), and Syriac (אוליתא) titles, is a translation of the Hebrew קִינוֹת (Kinot (qinot.

conclusive or even plausible in the light of genre analysis. Even more recent attempts to declare the passage a special creation genre, not to be taken literally and also unique in both Scripture and in the milieu of the ancient near East, likewise fail in view of the.

Languages of the Ancient Near East LANGUAGES OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST. Those languages of the ancient Near E which have left behind many documents on clay, stone, papyrus or even parchment are fairly few in number, and are for the most part well known. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient near East.

Explores the diverse origins of such stories as the creation and the flood in the cultures of the ancient Near East. This up-to-date revision of a classic work draws on the latest archaeological and linguistic research to fill in the historical realities behind the great stories of the Bible.

Shows striking parallels in the foundational stories told in the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Hebrew. sages, as well as P. Ferris (The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East [SBLDS ; Atlanta: Scholars, ]), who includes Lamenta-tions and the communal psalms. This second position can be left vague, or it may be sharpened in various ways (Dobbs-Allsopp refers to a genre common to Mesopo-tamia and Israel and.

Presented in this volume is a collection of the shorter writings of one of the more innovative scholars working on the relationship between the writings of the Hebrew Bible and its ancient Near East context.

Topics include: ANE environment, literature of the ANE, myth versus history, Nebuchadnezzar I's Elamite crisis, Job and the Israelite religious tradition, motif of the weeping God in.

Bible Study: Genres Define What We Read,Eli Evans - Study from the Bible and be encouraged to grow your faith.

The Bible is not a single book. It’s an anthology nearly a thousand years in the Author: Eli Evans. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (Atlanta: Scholars Press, ); and Walter C.

Bouzard Jr., We Have Heard with Our Ears, O God: Sources of the Communal Laments in the Psalms (Atlanta: Scholars Press, ), are the most extensive studies dedicated to this concept. ancient Near East. Consequently, the question of the uniqueness of the Israelite religion, as depicted in the OT, has become an extremely important one in scholarly circles.

There are ancient Near Eastern parallels for most of the Israelite social and religious institutions Cited by: 1.

At a certain time, a country was under attack by an assortment of Middle Eastern peoples. The crisis was acute and its leader called all the people to prayer. This general description sounds painfully similar to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but, in fact, the time in question was about B.C.

The country was the biblical kingdom of Judah. Along the same lines, focusing on the genre of communal lament and comparing it with extrabiblical literature, is Paul W. Ferris, The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (SBLDS ; Atlanta: Scholars Press, ).

Petter is not the first scholar to see connections between the Mesopotamian City Laments and sections in the Hebrew Bible. In chapter 2 (pp. ) she refers to previous scholarship on the Book of Lamentation, the "oracles against the nations" in prophetic books, some Psalms expressing communal lament, the Book of Micah, and portions of Jeremiah   Genre designation is further complicated by the harsh tone of versestraditionally explained as a redactional addition.

This paper argues that Psalm lxxxix displays a marked unity through its use of covenantal, Davidic and symbolic language, and finds further clues to the psalm's genre in a Qûmran fragment (4Q).Cited by: 2.But if we look at the term as it bears on the sacred texts of the religions in the ancient Near East, it has a clearly defined usage.

In his book The Bible Among the Myths, Old Testament scholar John Oswalt notes the radical differences between mythological texts and the Hebrew Bible (). The Bible and ancient myth came from two.