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Sawyer, John F. A.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 262 publications in 4 languages and 11,463 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Introductions  Prophecies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BS1505.2, 224.10609
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Most widely held works about John F. A Sawyer
 
Most widely held works by John F. A Sawyer
Prophecy and the prophets of the Old Testament by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth gospel : Isaiah in the history of Christianity by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantics in Biblical research; new methods of defining Hebrew words for salvation by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred languages and sacred texts by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the religions of the Greco-Roman world, including Judaism and Christianity. It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more explicitly religious factors, including beliefs about language, missionary zeal, ritual, conservatism and the power of a priestly establishment. Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts sheds new light on the role of the power of words, spoken and written, in religion
The Blackwell companion to the Bible and culture by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consisting of over 25 articles written by distinguished specialists from around the world, this text draws on interdisciplinary examples in order to demonstrate how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contexts where it has been influential - world-wide, ancient, medieval and modern
Midian, Moab, and Edom : the history and archaeology of late Bronze and Iron Age Jordan and north-west Arabia( Book )

10 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
Isaiah by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophecy and the biblical prophets by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Leviticus : a conversation with Mary Douglas by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the topics reviewed and published in this volume, are: the unity of Leviticus, its ethical principles, its genre, its relation to social reality, its date, and its place in the development of Jewish law
Concise encyclopedia of language and religion by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion provides the specialist and the general reader with accurate, up-to-date information on every aspect of the crucial interface between language and religion. Easy access to material in over 300 articles by scholars in many fields is provided both in a clear thematic arrangement, and by means of a comprehensive and detailed general index." "The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion brings together articles and biographical entries drawn from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, all of which have been revised and updated appropriately. These are supplemented by over 110 completely new articles specially written for the present work, and a Glossary of basic concepts and terms in linguistics, making this volume coherent, comprehensive, and accessible to a wide audience."--Jacket
Words remembered, texts renewed : essays in honour of John F.A. Sawyer by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume draws together contributions from nearly thirty scholars in a tribute to mark Professor John Sawyer's retirement from the Department of Religious Studies in the University of Newcastle. The range of subjects and styles reflects Professor Sawyer's own interests and commitments, from close textual study of the Hebrew scriptures to the broadest issues of the relationship between sacred texts and private and public lives. Central to the book are questions of how the present endlessly reinvents and reinvigorates the past. The strange and sometimes problematical ways in which modern interests and purposes reorient and transform ancient texts supplies the impetus and the justification for this enterprise - Words Remembered, Texts Renewed."--BOOK JACKET
A concise dictionary of the Bible and its reception by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Moses to Patmos : new perspectives in Old Testament study by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible in music : a dictionary of songs, works, and more by Siobhan Long( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been numerous publications over the last several decades on the Bible in literature, film, and art. But until now, no reference work has appeared on the Bible as depicted in Western music. In The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, scholars Siobhâan Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer correct this gap in Biblical reference literature, providing a convenient guide to musical interpretations of the Bible. As well as providing examples of classical music from the Middle Ages through modern times, Dowling Long and Sawyer also examine the Bible's impact on popular culture with numerous entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, film music, and contemporary popular music. Each entry contains essential information about the original context of the work (date, composer, etc.) and, where relevant, its afterlife in literature, film, politics, and liturgy. The book also includes an index of biblical references; an index of biblical names; a detailed timeline that places key events, works, and publications in their historical context; a bibliography; and a glossary of technical terms. The Bible in Music will fascinate anyone familiar with the Bible, but it is also designed to encourage choirs, musicians, musicologists, lecturers, teachers, and students of music and religious education to discover and perform lesser-known pieces, as well as helping them to listen to familiar music with a fresh perspective. - Back cover
Sacred texts and sacred meanings : studies in biblical language and literature by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituality and the Jewish Christian dialogue( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah II by John F. A Sawyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The fifth gospel : Isaiah in the history of Christianity
Alternative Names
Sawyer, John F.

Sawyer, John F. A.

Sawyer, John F. A. 1938-

Sawyer, John F. A. (John Frederick Adam), 1938-

Sawyer, John Frederick Adam

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Sacred languages and sacred textsThe Blackwell companion to the Bible and cultureIsaiahProphecy and the biblical prophetsReading Leviticus : a conversation with Mary DouglasConcise encyclopedia of language and religionA concise dictionary of the Bible and its receptionSacred texts and sacred meanings : studies in biblical language and literature