Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Hardcover | January 27, 2005

EditorA. D. H. Mayes, R. B. Salters

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Ernest Nicholson's contribution to Old Testament study is here honoured by former pupils, colleagues, and friends. Throughout his career, in Trinity College, Dublin, and in the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, he has been an effective ambassador for his subject at several levels: as acommitted scholar, as an inspiring teacher, and as a loyal friend. The topic of Old Testament covenant has been a long-standing focus of many of his publications, and it is wholly appropriate that it should serve as a framework for this collection. The essays explore this topic from a variety ofperspectives: literary, exegetical, historical, religious, and theological, and demonstrate its continuing vitality as a basis for original work in Old Testament study. The contributions include a substantial evaluation of Ernest Nicholson's writings.

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Ernest Nicholson's contribution to Old Testament study is here honoured by former pupils, colleagues, and friends. Throughout his career, in Trinity College, Dublin, and in the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, he has been an effective ambassador for his subject at several levels: as acommitted scholar, as an inspiring teacher, and...

A. D. H. Mayes is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Hebrew, Trinity College, Dublin R. B. Salters was formerly Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament, University of St Andrews

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:466 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.24 inPublished:January 27, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Bertil Albrektson: A Disputed Sense in a Covenant Context: On the Interpretation of Genesis 15:62. James Barr: Reflections on the Covenant with Noah3. John Barton: Covenant in Old Testament Theology4. R. E. Clements: The Davidic Covenant in the Isaiah Tradition5. G. I. Davies: Covenant, Oath, and the Composition of the Pentateuch6. John Day: Why does God 'Establish' rather than 'Cut' Covenants in the Priestly Source?7. K. J. Dell: Covenant and Creation in Relationship8. Michael Fishbane: Canonical Text, Covenantal Communities, and the Patterns of Exegetical Culture: Reflections on the Past Century9. R. P. Gordon: Gibeonite Ruse and Israelite Curse in Joshua 910. William Horbury: Moses and the Covenant in the Assumption of Moses and the Pentateuch11. William Johnstone: Recounting the Tetrateuch12. Otto Kaiser: Covenant and Law in Ben Sira13. William McKane: The Middle of the Old Testament14. A. D. H. Mayes: The Covenant People: Max Weber and the Historical Understanding of Ancient Israel15. P. D. Miller: The Story of the First Commandment - The Book of Joshua16. D. J. Reimer: An Overlooked Item in Old Testament Theology - Perhaps17. R. B. Salters: Yahweh and his People in Lamentations18. Rudolf Smend: 'The Idea of Covenant has its History': On the Life and Work of Otto Prochsch (1874-1947)19. H. G. M. Williamson: Isaiah 1 and the Covenant Lawsuit

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`Here is a volume in which friends and colleagues acknowledge with gratitude Nicholson's contribution to the study of the Old Testament. The many warm tributes to him scattered throughout these essays make this a Festschrift in the full sense of the word.'Irish Biblical Studies 26/4