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Williamson, H. G. M. (Hugh Godfrey Maturin) 1947-

Works: 85 works in 422 publications in 6 languages and 12,593 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Commentator, Other, Contributor, Adapter
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Most widely held works by H. G. M Williamson
Holy, holy, holy : the story of a liturgical formula by Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one form or another, the Trisagion, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory", entered Jewish and Christian liturgy at an early stage from Isaiah's account of his vision as recorded in Isaiah 6. Before that happened, however, it is likely that it went through a significant change of meaning from what the Old Testament prophet himself meant by it. Drawing on material that was familiar to him from the worship of the Jerusalem temple, he used it distinctly but characteristically to challenge his audience's view that God would automatically protect them from their enemies. In other words, the saying had a threatening rather than an encouraging tone. In the course of the following centuries, however, as the book of Isaiah grew, new reflections on the saying were added in the later chapters, with the result that when the book came to be translated into Greek the translator was justified in rendering the saying in the way that has become familiar to us. The unusual retention of the Hebrew word "Sabaoth", however, reminds us even today of the long path by which it has reached us from antiquity
Annotated key to Lambdin's Introduction to biblical Hebrew by H. G. M Williamson( )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lambdin's Introduction to Biblical Hebrew has established itself as a standard textbook in colleges and universities as well as being frequently used by those who wish to teach themselves Biblical Hebrew. The lack of a key to the many exercises in the book has been widely regretted, but this lack is made good with the present publication. Having used Lambdin as a teaching aid for more than ten years, however, Williamson has become aware of some areas in which students still find difficulty. He has therefore supplemented his Key with many further comments and explanations drawn from his teachin
Reading from right to left : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J.A. Clines( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,166 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
Isaiah 1-5 : a critical and exegetical commentary by H. G. M Williamson( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Williamson''s Isaiah 1-5 is the first of three volumes in a important new commentary on Isiah 1-27. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest
Let us go up to Zion : essays in honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume honours Professor H.G.M Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University through a collection of essays by colleagues and former students from across the globe. The various contributions intersect with the previous work of Professor Williamson, with special emphasis on the history of biblical research, study of the Hebrew language and Hebrew textual traditions, post-exilic historiography (Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah) and the prophets (espectially Isaiah)."--Back cover
Dictionary of the Old Testament : historical books by Bill T Arnold( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books presents articles on numerous historical topics as well as major articles focused on the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Other articles focus on the Deuteronomistic History as well as the Chronicler's History, the narrative art of Israel's historians, innerbiblical exegesis, text and textual criticism, and the emergence of these books as canonical. One feature is a series of eight consecutive articles on the periods of Israel's history from the settlement to the postexilic period, which forms a condensed history of Israel within the DOTHB.". "Syro-Palestinian archaeology is surveyed in one article, while significant archaeological sites receive focused individual treatment. Other articles delve into the histories and cultures of the great neighboring empires - Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia and Persia - as well as lesser peoples, such as the Ammonites, Edomites, Moabites, Philistines and Phoenicians. In addition there are articles on architecture, agriculture and animal husbandry, roads and highways, trade and travel, and water and water systems."--Jacket
Wisdom in ancient Israel : essays in honour of J.A. Emerton by John Day( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided: wisdom in Old Testament narrative traditions / Robert P. Gordon -- Wisdom in Solomonic historiography / André Lemaire -- Amos and wisdom / J.A. Soggin -- Hosea and the wisdom tradition: dependence and independence / A.A. Macintosh -- Isaiah and the wise / H.G.M. Williamson -- Jeremiah and the wise / William McKane -- The wisdom psalms / R.N. Whybray -- Wisdom and Daniel / B.A. Mastin -- Ecclesiasticus: a tract for the times / John G. Snaith -- The Christian use and the Jewish origins of the Wisdom of Solomon / William Horbury. Pt. 3. Themes : Were there schools in ancient Israel? / G.I. Davies -- The trees, the beasts and the birds: fables, parables and allegories in the O
Ezra, Nehemiah by H. G. M Williamson( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in the Books of Chronicles by H. G. M Williamson( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses a much neglected writer's contribution to the debate within Judaism in the post-exilic period about who might legitimately be included within the reconstituted Jerusalem community, and notably the Chronicler's attitude to the status of the Samaritan sect. It has been almost universally accepted that Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah are all parts of a single work, and so the rather 'exclusive' attitude of Ezra-Nehemiah has been read back into Chronicles. Many believe that the Chronicles intended to reject the Samaritan claim to inclusion. Dr Williamson challenges both the assumption of unity of authorship and the attribution of an exclusive attitude to the Chronicler, providing evidence to support the case for separate authorship, and examining Chronicles in its own right. A study of the use of the word 'Israel' and an analysis of the narrative structure jointly lead to the conclusion that the Chronicler reacted against the over-exclusive attitudes of some of his contemporaries, and looked for the reunion of 'all Israel' around Jerusalem and its temple. This study will interest both Old Testament scholars and students of Jewish history and culture
The book called Isaiah : Deutero-Isaiah's role in composition and redaction by H. G. M Williamson( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research on the book of Isaiah has been dominated by discussions of its unity and authorship. Professor William's study provides a contribution to these key issues, and is based upon a more rigorous methodology
It is written--scripture citing scripture : essays in honour of Barnabas Lindars, SSF by Donald A Carson( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This festschrift aims both to survey and advance research on the use of the Hebrew Scriptures within the Bible as a whole. An international team of scholars, chosen for their expertise as well as their association with Barnabas Lindars, cover between them the major divisions of the Old Testament and Intertestamental literature as well as the writings of the New Testament. The work thus makes a contribution to such areas of interest as midrash, apocalyptic, a developing understanding of canon, the nature of prophecy and fulfilment and the literary genres used by biblical writers. It should be of interest to a broad spectrum of students and scholars of theology as well as clergy. - Publisher
1 and 2 Chronicles by Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He has shown you what is good : Old Testament justice then and now : the Trinity lectures, Singapore, 2011 by H. G. M Williamson( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can the Old Testament provide relevant principles for modern concepts of social justice? Today citing our human rights is used as recourse for anything and everything. Excessive use has corrupted a defining ideal of mankind. Williamson explores the meaning of Old Testament justice to discover its significance for us today. Concentrating on social justice he unearths the value and relevance of the phrase justice and righteousness. Tracing this phrase and its context within and without the pages of Scripture Williamson elaborates an argument that passes from Abraham to Amos. He expounds a biblical ideal that he argues is not rooted in the legalistic Law of Moses, or necessarily an idealized history, but is a concept that is fluid, constructed in an organic appreciation for natural law. Williamson has written an engaging and highly articulate book that exposes the relevance of the Old Testament as a blueprint for a way of life; a mode of living that developed in accordance with the existence of the ancient Israelite. The ideal maintained a form, as derived from natural law, that was applicable to all creeds and ranks, and therefore is potentially relevant for us today."--Publisher's description
The chronicler's history by Martin Noth( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Noth's study of the Chronicler's History may not be so widely known as his celebrated Deuteronomistic History (published by JSOT Press in English translation in 1981). However, as Williamson argues in his introduction, written specially to accompany this translation, it was a most significant contribution to the study of Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, and a translation of it has been long overdue. In view of the recent revival of interest in this body of literature, it is important that English-speaking readers should have first-hand access to one of the seminal studies in this field
The Oxford illustrated history of the Holy Land by H. G. M. Williamson( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book covers the 3,000 years which saw the rise of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - and relates the familiar stories of the sacred texts with the fruits of modern scholarship. Beginning with the origins of the people who became the Israel of the Bible, it follows the course of the ensuing millennia down to the time when the Ottoman Empire succumbed to British and French rule at the end of the First World War. Parts of the story, especially as known from the Bible, will be widely familiar. Less familiar are the ways in which modern research, both from archaeology and from other ancient sources, sometimes modify this story historically. Better understanding, however, enables us to appreciate crucial chapters in the story of the Holy Land, such as how and why Judaism developed in the way that it did from the earlier sovereign states of Israel and Judah and the historical circumstances in which Christianity emerged from its Jewish cradle. Later parts of the story are vital not only for the history of Islam and its relationships with the two older religions, but also for the development of pilgrimage and religious tourism, as well as the notions of sacred space and of holy books with which we are still familiar today. From the time of Napoleon on, European powers came increasingly to develop both cultural and political interest in the region, culminating in the British and French conquests which carved out the modern states of the Middle East."--
Understanding the history of ancient Israel( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. This title looks into the appropriate methods for combining different sorts of evidence - archaeological, epigraphical, iconographical, as well as biblical
The Future of Biblical studies : the Hebrew Scriptures by Richard Elliott Friedman( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical and exegetical commentary on Isaiah Isaiah 1-27 by Hugh G. M Williamson( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 100 years 'International Critical Commentaries' have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments
Ezra and Nehemiah by H. G. M Williamson( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Isaiah : issues and approaches( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the first century, Christians have regarded Isaiah as a high point in the Old Testament prophetic literature. Its themes of messiah and suffering servant, deliverance from exile and new creation--to name a few--have been viewed as reaching particular fulfillment in the gospel. Then too, the impact of Isaiah on the church's language of worship and hymnology, and on the Western tradition of art and literature, is beyond measure. The book of Isaiah has also received more than its fair share of scholarly examination, with various theories of its origin and composition proposed
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Holy, holy, holy : the story of a liturgical formula
Annotated key to Lambdin's Introduction to biblical HebrewReading from right to left : essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J.A. ClinesIsaiah 1-5 : a critical and exegetical commentaryDictionary of the Old Testament : historical booksWisdom in ancient Israel : essays in honour of J.A. EmertonEzra, NehemiahIsrael in the Books of ChroniclesThe book called Isaiah : Deutero-Isaiah's role in composition and redaction
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