Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and some Early Christian Writings: From Victorious Athlete to Heavenly Champion by C. T. R. Hayward

Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and some Early Christian Writings: From…

byC. T. R. Hayward

Hardcover | December 14, 2005

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$210.00 online 
$420.00
Earn 1050 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Ancient peoples regarded names as indicative of character and destiny. The Jews were no exception. This is a critical study of ancient exegesis of the title `Israel' and the meanings attributed to it among Jews down to Talmudic times, along with some early Christian materials. C. T. R. Haywardexplores ancient etymologies of `Israel', and the utilization of these very varied explanations of the name in sustained works of exegesis like Jubilees; the writings of Ben Sira, Philo, and Josephus; and selected Rabbinic texts including Aramaic Targumim. He also examines translational works likethe Septuagint, to illuminate those writings' sense of what it meant to be a Jew.

About The Author

C. T. R. Hayward is Professor of Hebrew, University of Durham.
The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, North and South
The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, North and South

by Katy Hayward

$53.29$66.55

Available for download

Not available in stores

Severus of Antioch
Severus of Antioch

by Pauline Allen

$43.69$54.56

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and some Early Christian Writings: From…Format:HardcoverDimensions:412 pages, 8.5 × 5.35 × 1.09 inPublished:December 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199242372

ISBN - 13:9780199242375

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and some Early Christian Writings: From Victorious Athlete to Heavenly Champion

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Hebrew Bible and Jacob's Change of Name2. Jacob's Change of Name and LXX3. Days without Number: Jacob, Israel, and Ben Sira4. Jacob Becomes Israel: The Story as Told by the Book of Jubilees5. The One Who Sees God: Israel According to Philo of Alexandria6. The Name Israel, Philo, and the Prayer of Joseph7. Jacob Becomes Israel: The Account of Flavius Josephus8. Jacob's Change of Name Expounded in Rabbinic Texts9. New Testament Engagements10. Some Patristic Approaches to the Name IsraelConclusion