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Blenkinsopp, Joseph 1927-

Works: 82 works in 522 publications in 9 languages and 19,311 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  History  Introductions  Conference papers and proceedings  Prophecies  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: BS1198, 224.1077
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Blenkinsopp
A history of prophecy in Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plus de tracer un tableau de la vie et de l'oeuvre des différents prophètes, l'auteur explore en profondeur toute la tradition prophétique et la place qu'y occupent certains prophètes comme Elie, Osée, Amos. [SDM]
The Pentateuch : an introduction to the first five books of the Bible by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-famous biblical scholar presents the only one-volume, comprehensive, and up-to-date analysis of the origin and meaning of the Pentateuch, and the extraordinary scholarship it has inspired
Wisdom and law in the Old Testament : the ordering of life in Israel and early Judaism by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a completely revised and expanded edition of a classic text. Drawing on recent work on legal and didactic material and including more literary interpretation, Blenkinsopp traces the course of two related key traditions--law and wisdom--throughout the history of Israel in the biblical period. He demonstrates their essential lines of continuity with classical Jewish thought and early Christian theology." -- Publisher's description
The HarperCollins Bible commentary( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commentary covers all of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the books of the Apocrypha and those of the New Testament, and thus addresses the biblical canons of Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. its innovative format covers the books of the Bible in three ways: general essays setting the literary, cultural, and historical context for the entire Bible; articles introducing major sections of the Bible; commentaries on the individual books themselves
Isaiah 1-39 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing a commentary on the book of Isaiah in the middle of a paradigm shift in biblical studies, and in the study of the prophetic books in particular, is no easy task. The book of Isaiah has been the object of more scholarly interest over the past two or three decades than during the century preceding. At the same time, much of the received wisdom on the formation of the book has been called into question, including such matters as the date of its several components, the standard tripartite division, the role (if any) to be assigned to the prophet Isaiah himself, and the passages dealing with the anonymous Servant of the Lord. A great deal of effort has been and continues to be expended in exploring new approaches to the book, both within the conventional critical methodologies and beyond them." "This commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp on the first thirty-nine chapters of the book, the first of a three-volume commentary on Isaiah, is written from a critical perspective in the belief that only in this way can these texts be given the opportunity to say what they have to say -- and also in the conviction that what they have to say still retains its transforming power for those willing to listen attentively today. The result is a commentary of unequaled brilliance and insight that will stand as the definitive study of one of the Hebrew Bible's most compelling and elusive books. Book jacket."--Jacket
Isaiah 40-55 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah 56-66 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding section of the book of Isaiah, sometimes referred to as Third or Trito Isaiah, had a profound impact on the Christian movement in its formative phase, including such central issues as the identity of the founder, the profile of the disciple, and the Gentile mission. In this thorough and informative commentary, Joseph Blenkinsopp shows that while these chapters maintain continuity with Second Isaiah, they must be considered in the light of a new set of circumstances. The texts present a community beset by severe problems, attempting to cope with disappointed expectations and trying to maintain its faith in the reality, power, and benevolence of the God of traditional religion. Blenkinsopp discusses in detail the issues that divide the community, from concerns about the efficacy of religious practices (prayer, fasting, Sabbath observance, and sacrifice) to questions about who may claim the name of Israelite and under what conditions, to what kind of relations should be maintained with outsiders. In examining each of these topics, Blenkinsopp shows that they provide evidence of an emerging Judaism seeking its own identity and self-definition and testify to the existence of a prophetic discipleship inspired by the person and teaching of the charismatic servant whose fate is described in the previous section of Isaiah
Ezekiel by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophecy and canon : a contribution to the study of Jewish origins by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra-Nehemiah : a commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes text of Ezra and Nehemiah in a translation by J. Blenkinsopp
Gibeon and Israel; the role of Gibeon and the Gibeonites in the political and religious history of early Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sage, priest, prophet : religious and intellectual leadership in ancient Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Blenkinsopp investigates three forms of biblical Israel's religious leadership, and examines the development and character of these roles and how they functioned in their particular time and place. Based on sociological insights regarding role theory and audience expectations, the book demonstrates how Israel's prophets, priests, and sages represented their own traditions while responding to the political and professional pressures of their unique situations
Opening the sealed book : interpretations of the book of Isaiah in late antiquity by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures old and new : essays in the theology of the Pentateuch by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questo volume di Joseph Blenkinsopp non intende essere una teologia del Pentateuco né tanto meno dell'Antico Testamento, prospettive che non potrebbero rendere giustizia alle idee non di rado conflittuali e talvolta reciprocamente esclusive dei testi biblici. Il metodo storico critico di cui l'autore si serve consente al contrario di lasciar parlare i testi in modi che possono apparire rassicuranti o al contrario inquietanti, ma sempre fecondi. I temi affrontati negli studi qui raccolti sono quanto mai interessanti, dalla memoria e la costruzione del passato nell'Israele antico alla creazione e il corpo, al sacrificio e il mantenimento dell'ordine sociale, alla funzione di Jhwh nella religione d'Israele
Priests, prophets, and scribes : essays on the formation and heritage of Second Temple Judaism in honour of Joseph Blenkinsopp by Eugene Ulrich( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 17 essays in this volume fall into four sections: Early Judaism and its Environment; Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah; Wisdom, Scribes and Scribalism; and Theology of the Hebrew Bible. They are accompanied by a biographical sketch (by Robert Wilken) and a bibliography of Blenkinsopp's writings. Joseph Blenkinsopp is one of the foremost Catholic biblical scholars of his generation. Born in England, he has taught in the USA since 1968. The essays in this volume contributed by colleagues, friends and students reflect the many interests of Joseph Blenkinsopp's innovative and multi-faceted scholarship
Judaism, the first phase : the place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the origins of Judaism by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Origins -- Towards the origins of Judaism -- Judeans or Jews? -- A clash of Titans : Eduard Meyer vs. Julius Wellhausen -- From monocentrism to pluricentrism : a new situation -- Who are the children of Abraham? -- Ezra -- Putting Ezra-Nehemiah in perspective -- The Ezra story -- Ezra's mission (Ezra 7:1; 8:34) -- Reading and expounding the law (Neh. 7:72; 8:18) -- The intermarriage crisis (Ezra 9-10) -- The Ezra profile -- Ezra and the Golah -- Nehemiah -- The Nehemiah story -- The Nehemiah memoir in its contemporary setting -- The memoir compared with Egyptian -- Commemorative inscriptions -- Genre and literary character of the memoir -- The Nehemiah memoir in the context of the book (Nehemiah 1-13) -- The Nehemiah profile -- Ezra-Nehemiah : the roots of the ideology -- The diaspora situation -- Projections of a restored past in postdisaster prophecy -- The prehistory of the ideology in Ezra-Nehemiah -- Temple and divine presence -- Ezekiel's law of the temple (tôrat habbayit) -- The status of foreigners -- Marriage policy and ritual ethnicity -- Temple priests and altar priests -- The privileges and duties of the secular ruler -- The land -- Ezra and Nehemiah : history and ideology -- Ezra andNehemiah as ideological points of reference -- Closely related texts : Chronicles, First Esdras, Josephus -- In praise of Nehemiah : Ben Sira and II Maccabees -- Ezra between the Canonical Book and rabbinic attestations -- How lasting were the achievements of Ezra and Nehemiah? -- The sectarian element in early Judaism -- What is a sect and how can it be recognized as such? -- Aspects of sectarianism in Ezra-Nehemiah -- Between Ezra-Nehemiah and Daniel : antecedents and continuities -- Sectarian origins in the Babylonian diaspora -- Legal interpretations and practice in Ezra-Nehemiah and late Second Temple sects -- Provisional conclusion in four propositions
A sketchbook of Biblical theology by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah and the Judeans in the neo-Babylonian period by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David remembered : kingship and national identity in ancient Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the David theme in the collective mind of ancient Israel and the early church. In this follow-up study to Judaism, The First Phase, Joseph Blenkinsopp traces the development of traditions about David in the collective memory of the people of Israel and the first Christians, from the extinction of the Davidic dynasty in the sixth century B.C.E. to the early common era. David Remembered is neither a biography of David nor an exegetical study of the biblical narrative about David. Rather, it focuses on the memory of David as a powerful factor in the formation of social identity, in political activity (especially in reaction to imperial rule), and in projections of the future viewed as the restoration of a never-forgotten past. -- Publisher's website
Creation, un-creation, re-creation : a discursive commentary on Genesis 1-11 by Joseph Blenkinsopp( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a new commentary on Genesis 1-11, the so-called 'Primeval History' in which the account of creation is given. Blenkinsopp works with the conviction that, from a biblical point of view, creation cannot be restricted to a single event, nor to two versions of an event (as depicted in Genesis 1-3) but, rather, must take in the whole period of creation arranged in the sequence: creation - uncreation - recreation (as can be derived from Genesis 1-11). Through the course of the commentary, presented in continuous discussion rather than in a rigid verse-by-verse form, Blenkinsopp takes into account pre-modern interpretations of the texts, especially in the Jewish interpretative tradition, as well as modern, historical-critical interpretations. Blenkinsopp works from the perspective of acknowledging the text's literary integrity as an đauthored' work, rather than focusing simply on the its background in various sources (whilst of course paying due attention to those sources). This enables Blenkinsopp's engaging discussion to focus upon the literary and theological artistry of the material at hand."
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The HarperCollins Bible commentary
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Joseph Blenkinsopp American scholar

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ブレンキンソップ, J.

The Pentateuch : an introduction to the first five books of the BibleWisdom and law in the Old Testament : the ordering of life in Israel and early JudaismThe HarperCollins Bible commentaryIsaiah 1-39 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryIsaiah 40-55 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryIsaiah 56-66 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryEzekielEzra-Nehemiah : a commentary