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Crenshaw, James L.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 332 publications in 3 languages and 14,298 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  Reference works  History  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Honoree, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: BS1455, 223.06
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James L Crenshaw
Old Testament wisdom : an introduction by James L Crenshaw( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this revised and expanded edition of his best-seller, James Crenshaw takes stock of the dramatic outpouring of scholarship on wisdom literature produced by contemporary interpreters. Liberation and feminist critics, scholars in comparative religion, specialists in devotional theology, and researchers exploring educational systems in the ancient Near East all have enriched our understanding of wisdom literature in recent years, and all receive insightful treatment in this new volume."--Back cover
Joel by James L Crenshaw( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel's Prophecy has an unexpectedly familiar ring to it. The biblical book of Joel is relevant to our late-twentieth-century world because it confronts an age when people tolerated almost anything, did not want someone telling them how to live their lives, and had difficulty distinguishing right from wrong. It was at once a time of self-indulgence and a time of spiritual decay. The economic and political disparity of the day, combined with widespread social injustice and deviant religious practices, brought about God's judgment on his chosen people, the judahites. Pleading the litany of sins in Joel is like reading the newspaper, things have not changed much in 2,500 years. Leading Scripture scholar James L. Crenshaw's fresh translation of the biblical prophecy of Joel combines the latest research into Hebrew language and literature with down-to-earth insights into how Joel's words relate to the modern world. Drawing upon a thorough analysis of the book's grammar and philology, literary forms and context, religious and social situation, and historical setting, Crenshaw offers the most informed and up-to-date commentary available. For those who want to read and understand Joel, this book is indispensable
Defending God : biblical responses to the problem of evil by James L Crenshaw( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the ancient Near East, when the gods detected gross impropriety in their ranks, they subjected their own to trial. When mortals suspect their gods of wrongdoing, do they have the right to put them on trial? What lies behind the human endeavor to impose moral standards of behavior on the gods? Is this effort an act of arrogance, as Kant suggested, or a means of keeping theological discourse honest?". "Crenshaw's exploration of the treatment of theodicy in a broad cross-section of ancient texts sheds new light on the history of the human struggle with this intractable problem."--Jacket
Ecclesiastes : a commentary by James L Crenshaw( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in ancient Israel : across the deadening silence by James L Crenshaw( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new study, distinguished biblical scholar James L. Crenshaw investigates both the pragmatic hows and the philosophical whys of education in ancient Israel and its surroundings. Asking questions as basic as "Who were the teachers and students, and from what segment of Israelite society did they come?" and "How did instructors interest young people in the things they had to say?," Crenshaw considers the institutions and practices of the ancient Israelite educational system. He also examines the beginnings of literacy in the Ancient Near East, explores how Israel and its neighbors made the transformation from an oral to a written culture, and explores the literary works that constituted the canon of this distant culture."--BOOK JACKET
Gerhard von Rad by James L Crenshaw( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces a scholar who, in this century, has surely been one of the world's most influential theologians, and it will be useful both for those well-acquainted with Gerhard von Rad and for those who do not know his work. It is apparent that Professor Crenshaw is engaged in a fascinating dialogue with von Rad. The reader will find a portrait of a unique personality which was in its essence shaped entirely by his intimate study and knowledge of the biblical texts. James L. Crenshaw has especially investigated von Rad's entire literary corpus with great care. With sensitivity he has presented von Rad's methodology and approach as well as his artistic achievement, knowing that von Rad's interpretation of Old Testament texts enables one to see them with new insight. Thus the author draws his readers into a fresh confrontation with the Old and then the New Testaments. In this book one finds a continuation of von Rad's unique gift for making the Old Testament exciting for several generations of university students in all fields, students of theology, and pastors. - Foreword
Essays in Old Testament ethics (J. Philip Hyatt, in memoriam) by J. Philip Hyatt( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whirlpool of torment : Israelite traditions of God as an oppressive presence by James L Crenshaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in ancient Israelite wisdom by James L Crenshaw( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodicy in the Old Testament( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson : a secret betrayed, a vow ignored by James L Crenshaw( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophetic conflict; its effect upon Israelite religion by James L Crenshaw( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalms : an introduction by James L Crenshaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine helmsman : studies on God's control of human events, presented to Lou H. Silberman( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymnic affirmation of divine justice : the doxologies of Amos and related texts in the Old Testament by James L Crenshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story and faith : a guide to the Old Testament by James L Crenshaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urgent advice and probing questions : collected writings on old testament wisdom by James L Crenshaw( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall not the judge of all the earth do what is right? : studies on the nature of God in tribute to James L. Crenshaw by Paul L Redditt( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament story and faith : a literary and theological introduction by James L Crenshaw( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qoheleth : the ironic wink by James L Crenshaw( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarely does a biblical book evoke admiration from a Nobel laureate in literature, a newspaper columnist, a prize-winning poet, and a popular songwriter. Ecclesiastes has done that, and for good reason. Its author, who called himself Qoheleth, stared death in the face and judged all human endeavors to be futile. For Qoheleth observation is the only avenue to understanding; an arbitrarily wrathful and benevolent deity created and rules over the world; and death is unpredictable, absolute, and final. His message is simple: seize the moment, for death awaits. James L. Crenshaw begins by examining the essential mysteries of the book of Ecclesiastes: the speaker's identity, his emphasis on hidden or contradictory truths, and his argument of the insubstantiality of most things and the ultimate futility of all efforts. Moving from the ancient to the contemporary, Crenshaw again analyzes Qoheleth's observations about the human condition, this time testing if they can stand up against rational inquiry today. In exploring Qoheleth's identity, the foundations of his outlook, and his recommendations, Crenshaw engages modern readers in a conversation about one of the most disagreed upon biblical books. In Qoheleth, Crenshaw draws on related literature from the ancient Near East and traces the impact of Qoheleth in both Christian and Jewish traditions, summarizing a lifetime of scholarship on the book of Ecclesiastes. While exploring Ecclesiastes and its enigmatic author, Crenshaw engages scholars and modern interpreters in genuine debate over the lasting relevance of Qoheleth's teachings and the place of Ecclesiastes in the biblical canon
 
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Joel
Alternative Names
Crenshaw, James Lee 1934-

크렌쇼, 제임스 L

Languages
English (234)

German (9)

Korean (3)

Covers
JoelDefending God : biblical responses to the problem of evilEcclesiastes : a commentaryEducation in ancient Israel : across the deadening silenceA whirlpool of torment : Israelite traditions of God as an oppressive presenceProphetic conflict; its effect upon Israelite religionThe Psalms : an introductionHymnic affirmation of divine justice : the doxologies of Amos and related texts in the Old Testament