Biblical Figures in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature by Lichtenberger, Hermann, Friedrich V. Reiterer

By Lichtenberger, Hermann, Friedrich V. Reiterer

The current quantity of the DCLY collects the contributions of the overseas convention of the overseas Society for the examine of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ISDCL), held in Tübingen/Germany. The articles at the reception and serve as of Biblical figures in Deuterocanonical and different Early Jewish Literature are dedicated to the query of ways the which means of person biblical figures replaced in Hellenistic occasions. In numerous methods, the spiritual functionality of those figures in a interval of sizeable political and cultural alterations is analyzed, in addition to their position within the technique of re-establishing Jewish identification in a time, during which the Jewish humans suffered from harsh oppression and lived scattered during the global. The try to handle the query of adjusting perceptions of Biblical figures besides theologically and traditionally is a primary step at the means in the direction of an integration of the subject within the better framework of a scientific reviewing of post-Biblical theological advancements.

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This correction of 46 :15b follows SKEHAN /DI LELLA, Wisdom 518. The Syriac text omits 46 :15. S reads: “. . and their praises for all the people. And beloved by his Creator“, and the manusripts of G have: “. . of their glorified ones. Beloved by his Lord“. G may be emended to read: “Glorified by human beings, beloved by his Lord“ (ZIEGLER, Sapientia 343). Other reconstructions of H include: “Beloved of his people and acceptable to his Maker“ (SEGAL, Se¯per 321); “Honored among people, dear to his Maker“ (SKEHAN /DI LELLA, Wisdom 516).

While the second stanza (46 :16 –18), concerning Samuel’s intercession at Mizpah, has fewer sound patterns, the third stanza (46 :19 – 20), on Samuel’s death, has internal rhyme and end-rhyme in its opening bicolon (“his resting“ and “his bed“ in 46 :19a; “his anointed“ in 46 :19b). 3 4 5 6 First inclusio = verb awn, “lift up“ (“was not lifted up“ in 46 :11b; “and he lifted up“ in 46 : 20c); second inclusio = preposition irxa, “after“ (“from after“ in 46 :11c; “after“ in 46 : 20a). CORLEY, Structure 61.

20 Unlike Samuel, Samson was evidently not a faithful nazirite, and so he is not named as praiseworthy in Sir 46 :11 – 12. Since the juxtaposition of the stories of Samson and Samuel in the Hebrew Former Prophets may have been intended to highlight the difference between the two figures, Ben Sira’s phraseology in 46 :13cd (“nazirite“ and “judge“) may hint at his recognition of this contrast. E. 21 Though this plus is unattested in the 19 20 21 The qal verb also refers to Hannah’s praying in 1 Sam 1:17, 20, 27, but whereas 1 Sam 2 : 20 MT has the qal verb, the hiph il form (so 4QSam a ) is to be preferred in that instance.

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