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Clines, David J. A.

Overview
Works: 161 works in 640 publications in 2 languages and 26,654 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Commentator
Classifications: BS1171.2, 221.6
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Most widely held works by David J. A Clines
The theme of the Pentateuch by David J. A Clines( Book )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and French and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular textbook regards the Pentateuch as a literary whole, with a single theme that binds it together. The overarching theme is the partial fulfilment of the promises to the patriarchs. Though the method of the book is holistic, the origin and growth of the theme is also explored using the methods of traditional source analysis. An important chapter explores the theological function of the Pentateuch both in the community for which the Pentateuch was first composed and in our own time. For this second, enlarged edition, the author has written an Epilogue reassessing the theme of the Pen
The New literary criticism and the Hebrew Bible( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly original volume illustrates what has been happening in the past two decades in Hebrew Bible studies under the influence of developments in literary theory. The methods and practice of reader-response criticism and deconstruction as well as feminist, materialist, and psychoanalytic approaches are all represented here by leading international Hebrew Bible literary critics. The distinctive and eclectic studies of particular texts introduce students and scholars to exciting new dimensions of biblical study
Job by David J. A Clines( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of classical Hebrew( Book )

in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is a completely new and innovative dictionary. Unlike previous dictionaries, which have been dictionaries of biblical Hebrew, it is the first dictionary of the classical Hebrew language to cover not only the biblical texts but also Ben Sira, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew inscriptions. This Dictionary covers the period from the earliest times to 200 CE. It lists and analyses every occurrence of each Hebrew word that occurs in texts of that period, with an English translation of every Hebrew word and phrase cited. Among its special features are: a list of the non-biblical texts cited (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), a word frequency index for each letter of the alphabet, a substantial bibliography (from Volume 2 onward) and an English-Hebrew index in each volume."--Publisher description
Art and meaning : rhetoric in Biblical literature( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical authors were artists of language who created their meaning through their verbal artistry, their rhetoric. These twelve essays see meaning as ultimately inseparable from art and seek to understand the biblical literature with sensitivity to the writer's craft. Contents: David Clines, The Arguments of Job's Friends. George Coats, A Moses Legend in Numbers 12. Charles Davis, The Literary Structure of Luke 1-2. Cheryl Exum, A Literary Approach to Isaiah 28. David Gunn, Plot, Character and Theology in Exodus 1-14. Alan Hauser, Intimacy and Alienation in Genesis 2-3. Charles Isbell, Story L
Midian, Moab, and Edom : the history and archaeology of late Bronze and Iron Age Jordan and north-west Arabia( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specialists from different fields converge on one relatively circumscribed and, until recently, largely neglected area of biblical archaeology. The eleven papers comprise archaeological reports from Buseira (Biblical Bozrah) and Wadi el Hasa in Moab, technical studies of Midianite and Edomite pottery, Iron Age burial practices and copper smelting in the Arabah, a semantic study of barzel ('iron') in Biblical Hebrew, and three essays of more general interest, on the history of the Ishmaelites and the Midianites
The Esther scroll : the story of the story by David J. A Clines( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does Eve do to help : and other readerly questions to the Old Testament by David J. A Clines( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readerly questions are raised when readers are explicitly and programmatically brought into the process of interpreting texts. Traditionally, the reader and readerly interest and identities have been screened out when we have set about interpreting texts, and we have set our sights on attaining an interpretation that shouldbe as ""objective "" as possible. Things are rather different now. Not only is quest for objective interpretation seen as chiaera, but the rewards of unabashed ""readerly"" interpretations that foreground the process of reading and the context of the reader have now been sho
The Bible in three dimensions : essays in celebration of forty years of biblical studies in the University of Sheffield by Stanley E Porter( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years of Biblical Studies at Sheffield provide cause for celebration and this book is an excellent expression of it ... There is a good balance between Old Testament and New Testament ... There are eighteen essays in the book altogether ... all highly readable and informative. Sheffield is to be congratulated on its forty years, on this self-provided Festschrift, and more generally, on its phenomenal contribution to publishing in the biblical field.' (W.D. Stacey, Journal of Theological Studies)
Among the prophets : language, image, and structure in the prophetic writings( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surge of the Pentecostal movement in this century has brought new relevance to the study of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament. Surprisingly, however, this theme has been largely neglected by Pentecostal scholars
The world of Genesis : persons, places, perspectives( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Susanna and the Elders is one of the most interpreted and reproduced tales from the Apocrypha, and for good reason
Telling Queen Michal's story : an experiment in comparative interpretation by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, an anthology of previously published writing about Michal together with some new and original essays, is something of an experiment. Its purpose is to provide reders with raw materials for developing their own reading of the Michal story. It does not offer a unified portrait of this biblical character, but rather invites readers to form their own assessment interactively with these readings of the Michal story. At the same time, this book presents some systematic guidance for coping with these divergent interpretations of the complex and tantalizing figure of Michal
Interested parties : the ideology of writers and readers of the Hebrew Bible by David J. A Clines( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the more creative Old Testament scholars of our time, David Clines offers an enjoyable and provocative set of studies on ideology. The title of a keynote essay, 'Why is There a Song of Songs, and What Does It Do to You If You Read It?', hints at the twin focus of the volume: the ideology of the writers, who bring the biblical texts into being, and the ideologies of the readers, who are shaped by the text at the same moment as they are shaping it in their own image. Among the essays are 'The Ten Commandments, Reading from Right to Left'; 'Metacommentating Amos'; 'David the Man: The Const
Of prophets' visions and the wisdom of sages : essays in honour of R. Norman Whybray on his seventieth birthday by David J. A Clines( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outstanding nineteenth-century biblical scholar and Semitist William Robertson Smith gave three courses of Burnett Lectures on the Religion of the Semites at Aberdeen just over a century ago. The first series, published in 1889 (2nd edn, 1894)
The Bible in human society : essays in honour of John Rogerson( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 250 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
Auguries : the jubilee volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies by Dominic Rudman( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this volume, sequel to The Bible in Three Dimensions, the seven full-time members of the research and teaching faculty in Biblical Studies at Sheffield-Loveday Alexander, David Clines, Meg Davies, Philip Davies, Cheryl Exum, Barry Matlock and Stephen Moore-set themselves a common task: to reflect on what they hope or imagine, as century gives way to century, will be the key areas of research in biblical studies, and to paint themselves, however modestly, into the picture. The volume contains, as well as those seven principal essays, a 75-page 'intellectual biography' of the Department
Reading from right to left : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J.A. Clines( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-seven essays from established scholars around the world cover topics including the Pentateuch prophecy, wisdom, ancient Osraelite history, Greek tragdy and the ideology of biblical scholarship make up this interesting and varied collection in honor of David J.A. Clines. Several of the contributors interact with ideas prominent in the work of David J.S. Clines of the University of Sheffield, to whom the volume i dedicated. The authors include Graeme Auld, James Barr, Hans Barstad, John Barton, Willem Beuken, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Walter Brueggermann, Brevard Childs, Reichard Coggins, Philip
Interested readers : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honor of David J.A. Clines by J. K Aitken( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to the postmodern : Old Testament essays, 1967-1998 by David J. A Clines( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For these two volumes, the author has selected 50 articles and papers, ten of them not previously published, from his work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years. Some of the papers, like 'The Evidence for an Autumnal New Year in Pre-exilic Israel Reconsidered', are far from postmodern in their outlook. But there is ample evidence here that the postmodern is indeed the direction in which his mind has been moving. The essays are organized in eight sections (Method, Literature, History, Theology, Language, Psalms, Job-and, for entertainment, Divertimenti). They include 'Reading Esthe
On the way to the postmodern : Old Testament essays, 1967-1998 by David J. A Clines( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volumes contain 50 articles and papers, 10 of them not previously published, from the author's work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years
 
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JobThe dictionary of classical HebrewThe Bible in three dimensions : essays in celebration of forty years of biblical studies in the University of SheffieldThe world of Genesis : persons, places, perspectivesInterested parties : the ideology of writers and readers of the Hebrew BibleOf prophets' visions and the wisdom of sages : essays in honour of R. Norman Whybray on his seventieth birthdayAuguries : the jubilee volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical StudiesReading from right to left : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J.A. Clines