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Sweeney, Marvin A. (Marvin Alan) 1953-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 252 publications in 3 languages and 7,725 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Reference works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Introductions  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc, Other
Classifications: BS1560, 224.96077
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marvin A Sweeney
Zephaniah : a commentary by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeney's keen reading of this small, prophetic book opens new doors for Hebrew Bible research. He situates the reading of Zephaniah in the early sixth century B.C.E. rather than the late seventh century b.c.e. Sweeney's interpretation pays close attention to the often subtle differences between the Masoretic Text, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Peshitta, and targums. His methodology includes form criticism, tradition history, and social history
King Josiah of Judah : the lost messiah of Israel by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: King Josiah of Judah is a figure of extraordinary importance for the history of Israel. Using synchronic and diachronic analuses of the Deuteronomistic History, Deuteronomy, and selected prophetic books, Marvin Sweeney reconstructs the ideological perspectives of King Josiah's program of religious and national restoration
Isaiah 1-39 : with an introduction to prophetic literature by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is volume 16 of the Forms of the Old Testament literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Hebrew Bible. In addition to the commentary on the biblical book, this volume includes a glossary of the genres discussed in the commentary. The structural analysis is preceded by background material for the current scholarly agenda. - Publisher
Tanak : a theological and critical introduction to the Jewish Bible by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though 'biblical theology' has long been considered a strictly Christian enterprise, Marvin A. Sweeney here proposes a Jewish theology of the Hebrew Bible, based on the importance of Tanak as the foundation of Judaism and organized around the major components: Torah, Nevi'im (Prophets), and Kethuvim (Writings). Sweeney finds the structuring themes of Jewish life: the constitution of the nation Israel in relation to God; the disruption of that ideal, documented by the Prophets; and the reconstitution of the nation around the Second Temple in the Writings. Throughout he is attentive to tensions within and among the texts and the dialogical character of Israel's sacred heritage"--Publisher description
The twelve prophets by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume set is a literary commentary of the book of the Twelve Prophets. Building upon the author's previous work on the structure and literary coherence of the book of Isaiah, it attempts to read the book of the Twelve as a distinctive literary work with its own structure, themes and theological or ideological perspective. In addition, it treats each of the twelve minor prophets as a literary entity unto itself as well as a component unity of the larger book of the Twelve
I & II Kings : a commentary by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a close reading of the historical books of I and II Kings, concentrating on not only issues in the history of Israel but also the literary techniques of storytelling used in these books
Isaiah 1-4 and the post-exilic understanding of the Isaianic tradition by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New visions of Isaiah by Roy F Melugin( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays arises from the lively discussions in the Formation of the Book of Isaiah Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature. The essays exhibit the diversity that has always been present in the Seminar. Each contributor has a unique perspective and thus extends the frontiers of research on the book of Isaiah. Yet, taken as a whole, the essays fall into two broad groups, being either 'objective' in their approach to the text-embracing historical-critical method or a synchronic approach in which text rather than reader is the focus-or 'postmodern', in the sense that meaning
The changing face of form criticism for the twenty-first century( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophetic literature by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical Studies Biblical texts create worlds of meaning, and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title--interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out o
The Cambridge history of religions in the ancient world( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge History of Religion in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The essays in these volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, and extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Its contributors, acknowledged experts in their fields, incorporate a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence into their analyses of their fields. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students."--Publisher's description
Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah : engaging Holocaust theology by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham and the problem of divine fidelity -- Moses and the problem of divine violence -- The question of theodicy in the historical books : Jeroboam, Manasseh, and Josiah -- Isaiah's question to g-d -- Jeremiah's struggle with his divine commission -- Ezekiel and the holiness of g-d -- The twelve prophets and the question of Shoah -- Complaints to g-d in psalms and lamentations : the voice of the victims -- Divine hiddenness and human initiative in the wisdom literature -- Lessons from the didactic narratives of the writings
Reading and hearing the book of the Twelve( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament by Stephen B Chapman( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion. The book does not presume prior knowledge, nor does it engage in highly technical discussions, but it does go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook."( -- Quatrième de couverture)
Form and Intertextuality in prophetic and apocalyptic literature by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah 40-66 by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading prophetic books : form, intertextuality, and reception in prophetic and post-biblical literature by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former work ""Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature"" (FAT 45, 2005). He introduces further studies that take up several key issues, including the reading of prophetic books in their final literary form and the significance of textual versions for this reading. He also observes the intertextual relationships between the prophets and other works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. --Book jacket
The Cambridge history of religions in the ancient world by Michele Renee Salzman( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The essays in these volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, and extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Its contributors, acknowledged experts in their fields, incorporate a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence into their analyses of their fields. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students
Reading Ezekiel : a literary and theological commentary by Marvin A Sweeney( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve prophets by Marvin A Sweeney( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Zephaniah : a commentary
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Sweeney, Marvin A.

Sweeney Marvin A. 1953-....

Sweeney, Marvin Alan.

Sweeney, Marvin Alan 1953-

SweeneyMarvin Alan

스위니, 마빈 A

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English (191)

German (6)

Korean (2)

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King Josiah of Judah : the lost messiah of IsraelIsaiah 1-39 : with an introduction to prophetic literatureTanak : a theological and critical introduction to the Jewish BibleThe twelve prophetsI & II Kings : a commentaryNew visions of IsaiahThe changing face of form criticism for the twenty-first centuryThe prophetic literature