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Davies, Philip R.

Works: 63 works in 520 publications in 3 languages and 24,714 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Prophecies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: BM487, 296.155
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Most widely held works by Philip R Davies
Second Temple studies III : studies in politics, class, and material culture by John Halligan( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a systematic approach to the Persian, Ptolemaic, Seleucid and Hasmonean period, correlating social contexts with the biblical and post-biblical literature that each period generated. The list of contributors includes many of the pioneers of the field of Second Temple sociology, including Kenneth Hoglund, John Wright, Lester Grabbe, Richard Horsley, James Pasto, Robert Doran and the editors. The volume, which also includes an introductory essay on the methods and outcomes of this kind of exercise, furnishes an excellent introduction to the agenda of interpreting biblical texts as social products.>
The Damascus covenant : an interpretation of the "Damascus Document" by Philip R Davies( )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Damascus Document is the most important witness to the origins of the Qumran community. The author surveys previous research, with particular emphasis on the syntheses of H. Stegemann and J. Murphy-O''Connor. A more comprehensive view of the redaction and ideology of the document is offered, leading to the conclusion that it is originally a product of a community which traced its origins to the Babylonian exile. The extant Cairo manuscripts represent a Qumran recension, confirming the opinion of many scholars that the Qumran community originated as a splinter movement from an earlier and l
Daniel by Philip R Davies( )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel has engendered a good deal of controversial debate, especially regarding its date and authorship and its 'apocalyptic' character. In this introduction for the student, the scholarly issues are carefully described and assessed, while emphasis is placed on the literary and theological aspects of the book, which have been comparatively neglected, but which reflect the concerns and interests of contemporary Old Testament scholarship. This volume thus looks both at the past scholarship and points towards future trends in the understanding of a unique literary and theological masterpiece. It is provided with annotated bibliographies and indexes
The Origins of the ancient Israelite states by Nanette Stahl( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the papers from an international colloquium held in Jerusalem, and attended by historians and archaeologists from Israel, Europe and the United States, on the theme of the formation of the early Israelite state. The ten papers presented here have been grouped into three topics: method (Thompson, Halpern), society (SchSfer-Lichtenberger, Lemche, Hopkins) and sources (Edelman, Auld, Na'aman, Fritz, Dietrich). These papers represent the latest research on this highly controversial period in ancient history, which has enormous significance for biblical traditions about the 'un
Among the prophets : language, image, and structure in the prophetic writings( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophetic symbolism is one of the key topics of this volume. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer finds radical images of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken looks at the metamorphosis of the key motif of hearing, seeing and understanding, Michael L. Barre examines lions and birds in 31.4-5, and Marvin A. Sweeney re-examines vmes(tm)s in 8.6. The imagery of Ezekiel is explored by Leslie C. Allen (the ''Death Valley'' vision) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel 16 and female images of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write on the book of Jonah. Two essays of more general scope deal with the search for unity i
A Word in season : essays in honour of William McKane by Seth Daniel Kunin( )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scribes and schools : the canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures by Philip R Davies( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip R. Davies investigates the ways that the ancient world produced canons and textual collections, with special attention to the social practices embodied by scribes, schools, archives, and libraries. The result is a constructive proposal for how the Old Testament arose in its many parts and grew to status as an accepted document, even as a religious object. This book is a significant contribution to the understanding of scribal activity and its effect on Israel's texts, and it is sure to be as controversial as it is elucidating
The world of Genesis : persons, places, perspectives( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although it opens with an argument that the earth, and not humanity, is the real subject of Genesis 1-11, this collection of essays focuses first on female personalities in Genesis (Eve, Hagar, Rebeccah, Tamar and the four tribal matriarchs), then on male characters (Abraham, Ishmael, Pharaoh). The treatment ranges from historical-critical analysis, through discourse analysis and narrative, ideological and psychological analyses, to postmodern autobiographical exegesis. Among the many delights of this selection are the mingling of traditional and contemporary perspectives, especially the inter
Whose Bible is it anyway? by Philip R Davies( )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice. But as the object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole. Confessional biblical studies belong to a discipline better termed 'scripture', with 'biblical studies' designating a discipline that imposes no religious conditions and includes any form of rational discourse about the bible. A basic requirement of this discipline is to speak not of 'the Bible' but of 'bibles'. A number of exegetical studies suggest how a genuinely academic discourse about biblical writings, distanci
The Old Testament world by J. W Rogerson( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by two leading Old Testament scholars with a wide range of expertise, this unique introduction describes the historical, social and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and a description of the major genres of literature that it contains. It seeks therefore to illuminate the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religions and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced. Unlike most Introductions, it does not build largely on the traditional formats. It also reflects
The Bible in human society : essays in honour of John Rogerson( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays written by biblical scholars from around the world attempts to probe the relationship between the Bible and the world. It reflects modern social, political and hermeneutical issues, including liberation concerns. These themes echo John Rogerson's commitment to relate his research and the Bible to contemporary issues - a commitment visible both in his publications and in his religious and political activities. This book is an expression of appreciation of John Rogerson by former and current colleagues, former students, and other biblical scholars
The complete world of the Dead Sea scrolls by Philip R Davies( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first scrolls were found in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy. This book, written by three noted scholars in the field, draws together all the evidence and presents the first fully illustrated survey of every major manuscript, from the Copper Scroll, the Community Rule, and the Temple Scroll to less well-known scripts such as the Florilegium and New Jerusalem. "The Scrolls Revealed" takes the reader through the discovery of the scrolls, and discusses the long and controversial publication process. "The Ancient World of the Scrolls" presents the dramatic historical backdrop against which the scrolls were written and describes Jewish religious life, the pivotal role of the Jerusalem Temple, and competing Jewish sects from the Essenes and Pharisees to the Early Christians. "Inside the Scrolls" provides a unique illustrated catalogue of the contents of all eleven scroll caves, including detailed analysis of every major scroll, and considers the methods of interpretation employed. "The Qumran Settlement" discusses recent archaeological work at the ancient site. "The Meaning of the Scrolls" examines the heated debates over the meaning for ancient Judaism and for Christianity and draws conclusions on the controversy surrounding their authorship
Sense and sensitivity : essays on reading the Bible in memory of Robert Carroll( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of studies to the memory of Robert Carroll, and reflecting his interests in prophecy, ideology and reception history, are contributions from Graeme Auld, John Ashton, Alice Bach, Hans Barstad, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Athalya Brenner, David Clines, Johann Cook, Robert Davidson, Philip Davies, Sean Freyne, Norman Gottwald, Lester Grabbe, John Halligan, Alastair Hunter, David Jasper, William Johnstone, Gabriel Josipovici, Francis Landy, Heather McKay, Stephen Prickett, Hugh Pyper, Stefan Reif, John Sawyer, Robert Setio, Yvonne Sherwood, Carol Smith and Johanna Stiebert
The historian and the Bible : essays in honour of Lester L. Grabbe by Philip R Davies( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grabbe's distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest
Copper scroll studies by George J Brooke( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the papers delivered at the 1996 Copper Scroll Symposium which was organized by the Manchester-Sheffield Centre for Dead Sea Scrolls Research to mark the 40th Anniversary of the opening of this enigmatic scroll in Manchester. The papers cover the history of the Scroll's interpretation (P. Muchowski, P. Davies, B. Segal, M. Wise); how it should be conserved, restored and read (N. Cacoudre, M. Lundberg, E. Puech); how it was produced (P. Kyle McCarter); the meaning of its technical terms (J.F. Elwolde, A. Lange, J. Lefkovits, J. Lubbe, L. Schiffman); its genre (M. Bar-Ilan, R. Fidler, T. Lim); its geography (P.S. Alexander); its correlation with archaeological remains (H. Eshel); and not least who wrote it, when and why (S. Goranson, I Knohl, H. Stegemann, B. Thierine, A. Wolters) with an Introduction by G. Brooke. This is volume 40 in the Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha Supplement series
Qumran by Philip R Davies( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the books of Moses by Diana Vikander Edelman( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and French and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences of their times. The broad overview provides a survey of the current state of Pentateuchal research and an analysis of how the texts were shaped by their time and audience. The study concludes with an analysis of key concerns in the study of the Pentateuch, notably the Torah, geography, ethnicity, the nature of Yahweh and other deities, theories of cult, treaties and oaths, and Moses himself."--Page 4 of cover
In search of 'ancient Israel' by Philip R Davies( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the historical reality of what biblical scholars call 'ancient Israel'. Its argument not only covers the problematic relationship between Iron Age Palestinian archaeology and the biblical 'Israel', but also outlines the processes that created the literature of the Hebrew bible
Yours faithfully : virtual letters from the Bible by Philip R Davies( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yours Faithfully is an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading biblical scholars have composed imagined correspondence between characters from scripture. This collection is meant not only to entertain, but also to convey the insights that each author has into the world and the discourse of the Bible and its cast, and it is written for anyone who enjoys reading and studying the Bible and enjoys exploring its unspoken words through an informed imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Behind the Essenes : history and ideology in the Dead Sea scrolls by Philip R Davies( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete world of the Dead Sea scrolls
DanielThe Origins of the ancient Israelite statesAmong the prophets : language, image, and structure in the prophetic writingsScribes and schools : the canonization of the Hebrew ScripturesThe world of Genesis : persons, places, perspectivesWhose Bible is it anyway?The Old Testament worldThe complete world of the Dead Sea scrolls
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Davies, P. R.

Davies, P. R. 1945-

Davies, P. R. (Philip Roper)

Davies, P. R. (Philip Roper), 1945-

Davies, Phil 1945-

Davies, Philip

Davies, Philip 1945-

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Davies, Philip Roper

Davies, Philip Roper 1945-

Davies, Phillip R. 1945-

Davies, Phillip R., 1945-2018

Philip R. Davies British Biblical scholar

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فيليب ديفيز

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