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Clines, David J. A.

Works: 210 works in 746 publications in 4 languages and 27,630 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Commentator
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Most widely held works by David J. A Clines
On the way to the postmodern : Old Testament essays, 1967-1998 by David J. A Clines( )

31 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For these 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 Esther fr
The theme of the Pentateuch by David J. A Clines( )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,754 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
Midian, Moab, and Edom : the history and archaeology of late Bronze and Iron Age Jordan and north-west Arabia by John F. A Sawyer( )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,381 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
Art and meaning : rhetoric in Biblical literature( )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,347 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
The Esther scroll : the story of the story by David J.A Clines( )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,282 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 h
Among the prophets : language, image, and structure in the prophetic writings by Philip R Davies( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,279 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 Bible in three dimensions : essays in celebration of forty years of biblical studies in the University of Sheffield by David J. A Clines( )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent discussion of biblical law sees it either as a response to socio-economic factors or as an intellectual tradition. In either case it is viewed as the product of elites that form an international community drawing on a common culture
The world of Genesis : persons, places, perspectives( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,247 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
The New literary criticism and the Hebrew Bible( )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestress"? / J. Cheryl Exum -- A reader-response approach to prophetic conflict: the case of Amos 7.10-17 / Francisco O. Garcia-Treto -- Ruth finds a home: canon, politics, method / David Jobling -- Tracing the voice of the other: Isaiah 28 and the covenant with death / Francis Landy -- Manasseh as villain and scapegoat / Stuart Lasine -- Moses and David: myth and monarchy / Peter D. Miscall -- Curses and kings: a reading of 2 Samuel 15-16 / Robert Polzin -- Surviving writing: the anxiety of historiography in the former prophets / Hugh S. Pyper -- Daughters and fathers in Genesis.: or, what is wrong with this picture? / Ilona N. Rashkow
Interested parties : the ideology of writers and readers of the Hebrew Bible by David J. A Clines( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 1,244 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
Telling Queen Michal's story : an experiment in comparative interpretation by David J. A Clines( )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,244 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
Of prophets' visions and the wisdom of sages : essays in honour of R. Norman Whybray on his seventieth birthday( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament prophecy and wisdom are two of the main themes with which Norman Whybray, formerly of the University of Hull, has concerned himself in his highly productive and innovative scholarly career. In honour of his seventieth birthday, a distinguished international group of scholars have expressed their personal and professional admiration for him with essays that Are particularly rich And significant. The roll-call of contributors reads: Brenner, Brueggemann, Cazelles, Clements, Clines, Coggins, Crenshaw, Eaton, Gelston, Gordon, Goulder, Grabbe, Jeppersen, Knibb, Mayes, Mettinger, Soggin
Auguries : the jubilee volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,182 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 and
The Bible in human society : essays in honour of John Rogerson( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,176 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 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."--BOOK JACKET
Reading from right to left : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J.A. Clines( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,165 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( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job by David J. A Clines( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of classical Hebrew by David J. A Klines( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 491 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
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther : based on the Revised Standard Version by David J. A Clines( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theme of the PentateuchThe 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. ClinesJobThe dictionary of classical Hebrew
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