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Knoppers, Gary N. 1956-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 13,872 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other
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Most widely held works by Gary N Knoppers
Judah and the Judeans in the Achaemenid period : negotiating identity in an international context by Oded Lipschits( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering Israel and Judah : recent studies on the Deuteronomistic history by Gary N Knoppers( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community identity in Judean historiography : biblical and comparative perspectives by Gary N Knoppers( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the essays in this volume stem from the special sessions of the Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies, held in the late spring of 2007 (University of Saskatoon). The papers in these focused sessions dealt with issues of self-identification, community identity, and ethnicity in Judahite and Yehudite historiography. The scholars present addressed a range of issues, such as the understanding, presentation, and delimitation of {u2018}Israel{u2019} in various biblical texts, the relationship of Israelites to Judahites in Judean historical writings, the definition of Israel over against other peoples, and the possible reasons why the ethnoreligious community ({u2018}Israel{u2019}) was the focus of Judahite/Yehudite historiography. Papers approached these matters from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary vantage points. For example, some pursed an inner-biblical perspective (pentateuchal sources/writings, Former Prophets, Latter Prophets, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah), while other pursued a cross-cultural comparative perspective (ancient Near Eastern, ancient Greek, and Hellenistic historiographies, Western and non-Western historiographic traditions). Still others attempted to relate the material remains to the question of community identity in northern Israel, monarchic Judah, and postmonarchic Yehud."--Back cover
The Pentateuch as Torah : new models for understanding its promulgation and acceptance by Bernard M Levinson( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary collection of essays on the promulgation of the Pentateuch and its acceptance as authoritative Torah includes contributions from international specialists on the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Samaritan history, colonial theory, Mediterranean studies, the Elephantine Island texts, and comparative legal history. The material gathered here is a state-of-the-art presentation of the issues, raising new questions and seeking new answers." "The book includes a substantive introduction that pulls the various contributions together and places them in the broader context of recent work on the propagation and acceptance of the Pentateuch as a prestigious writing in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods."--Jacket
Judah and the Judeans in the fourth century B.C.E. by Oded Lipschitz( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile and restoration revisited : essays on the Babylonian and Persian periods in memory of Peter R. Ackroyd( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume had its origins in a session presented to the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington in 2006 in order to examine the legacy of Peter Ackroyd to the field of biblical studies. Ackroyd's work stretched over a wide range of topics within Biblical Studies, notably study of prophetic literature and work on exile and restoration. This volume particularly focuses upon his work on the latter. Whilst the present work is founded upon the papers given at the session it also includes several essays solicited subsequently which further serve to draw the contributions together into a fitting tribute to a pioneer in his field. The contributions take account of Ackroyd's approach to the theme of exile and restoration, focusing largely upon the study of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronciles. As a brief flavour, Bob Becking examines the epigraphic evidence concerning the mixed marriage crisis Ezra-Nehemiah. Joe Blenkinsopp seeks to find the 'Sons of Aaron' before the 5th Century in a fascinating essay focusing which picks up the work of R.H. Kennett over a century ago. Among the other distinguished contributors are John Bergsma, Eric Myers and Jill Middlemass
The Chronicler as theologian : essays in honor of Ralph W. Klein by M. Patrick Graham( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteen articles in this volume, arising from work in the Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, engage with the author's thought and message through analysis of certain critical texts or by identifying and tracing larger themes through the work. The collection follows The Chronicler as Historian and The Chronicler as Author . Like these previous volumes, this book also endeavours to show the diverse approaches employed in Chronicles scholarship. Contributors: Robert H. Smith, Allen W. Mueller, Gary N. Knoppers, Gerrie F. Snyman, Ehud Ben Zvi, Philip Abadie
Covenant in the Persian period : from Genesis to Chronicles by Richard J Bautch( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La 4e de couverture indique : The 22 essays in this new and comprehensive study explore how notions of covenant, especially the Sinaitic covenant, flourished during the Neo-Babylonian, Persian, and early Hellenistic periods. Following the upheaval of the Davidic monarchy, the temple's destruction, the disenfranchisement of the Jerusalem priesthood, the deportation of Judeans to other lands, the struggles of Judeans who remained in the land, and the limited returns of some Judean groups from exile, the covenant motif proved to be an increasingly influential symbol in Judean intellectual life. The contributors to this volume, drawn from many different countries including Canada, Germany, Israel, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States, document how Judean writers working within historiographic, Levitical, prophetic, priestly, and sapiential circles creatively reworked older notions of covenant to invent a new way of understanding this idea. These writers examine how new conceptions of the covenant made between YHWH and Israel at Mt. Sinai play a significant role in the process of early Jewish identity formation. Others focus on how transformations in the Abrahamic, Davidic, and Priestly covenants responded to cultural changes within Judean society, both in the homeland and in the diaspora. Cumulatively, the studies of biblical writings, from Genesis to Chronicles, demonstrate how Jewish literature in this period developed a striking diversity of ideas related to covenantal themes."
I Chronicles : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Gary N Knoppers( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text claims that Chronicles provides a distinct perspective on much of Israel's past, especially the monarchy. The author discusses how the chronicler's introduction to the people of Israel redefines Israel itself; explains and defends the transition from Saul to David; and shows how the Davidic-Solomonic monarchy was not only a time of incomparable achievement and glory, but also the period during which the nations most important public institutions--the Davidic dynasty, the Jerusalem Temple, the priests, and the Levites--took formative shape. This text also systematically employs the Dead Sea Scrolls to reconstruct the biblical author's text. In doing so, the author reveals how Chronicles is related to and creatively drawn from many earlier biblical books, and presents a look at its connections, in both compositional style and approach, to the historical writings of ancient Mesopotamia and classical Greece
The economy of ancient Judah in its historical context( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Samaritans : the origins and history of their early relations by Gary N Knoppers( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even in antiquity, writers were intrigued by the origins of the people called Samaritans, living in the region of ancient Samaria (near modern Nablus). The Samaritans practiced a religion almost identical to Judaism and shared a common set of scriptures. Yet the Samaritans and Jews had little to do with each other ... Covering over a thousand years of history, this book makes an important contribution to the fields of Jewish studies, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies, Samaritan studies, and early Christian history by challenging the oppositional paradigm that has traditionally characterized the historical relations between Jews and Samaritans. Only by recognizing the close ties that developed between Samaria and Judah during much of the first millennium BCE can one explain how the two communities became so similar in belief and practice. -- Book Jacket
I Chronicles, 10-29 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Gary N Knoppers( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was the place of the monarchy in the history of ancient Israel? Was Israel{u2019}s first king Saul a hero or a disaster? Was David a highly gifted leader and accomplished king or a murderer and a cheat? Did Solomon preside over the most glorious epoch in Israelite history or did he lead the nation into a fateful decline? Knoppers show how the Bible itself contains a variety of fascinating perspectives on major events and characters. One of the most misunderstood books of the Bible, Chronicles presents a distinctive and important viewpoint on much of Israel{u2019}s past, especially the monarchy. Knoppers shows how Chronicles defends the transition from Saul to David and upholds the Davidic-Solomonic monarchy as a time of incomparable Israelite achievement and glory, a period in which the nation{u2019}s most important public institutions{u2014}the Davidic dynasty, the Jerusalem Temple, the priests, and the Levites{u2014}took formative shape. I Chronicles 10-29, part of a two-volume set on I Chronicles, is the first to employ systematically the witness of the Dead Sea Scrolls to reconstruct the biblical author{u2019}s text. Knoppers shows how Chronicles is related to and creatively drawn from many earlier biblical books and presents a fascinating look at its connections in both compositional style and approach to historical writings attested in ancient Mesopotamia and classical Greece. Gary N. Knoppers is the Head of the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University
Two nations under God : the Deuteronomistic history of Solomon and the dual monarchies by Gary N Knoppers( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Chronicles 1-9 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Gary N Knoppers( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt, Israel, and the ancient Mediterranean world : studies in honor of Donald B. Redford( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Major scholars in North America, Europe, and the Middle East provide a variety of fresh studies on the history, literature, religion, and art of Egypt, Israel, Phoenicia, and the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world. The periods covered in the volume range from Old Kingdom Egypt to the late antique era." "Most of the art historical and archaeological essays on ancient Egypt, Israel, and Canaan deal with previously unpublished finds. Many of the essays dealing with literary and historical issues explore the relations among ancient cultures, explaining the development of and interest in international trade, warfare, and travel. The book is amply illustrated with photos, drawings, graphs, and tables."--Jacket
The economy of ancient Judah in its historical context by Marvin Lloyd Miller( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahum/Habakuk/Zefanja by Walter Dietrich( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible, Qumran, and the Samaritans( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of the Bible and research on the Samaritans have over the last decades been changed fundamentally in many ways. In this book, the focus is on the change created by new material emerging from two sites: the manuscripts from the Dead Sea, especially from Qumran, and the ruins and inscriptions found on Mount Gerizim. The pre-Samaritan texts from Qumran and the results from the excavations on Mount Gerizim have created an area of study common to previos separated fields of research. In this volume, Biblical scholars and experts on the Samaritans discuss this new situation"--Back cover
1 Esdras by Dieter Böhler( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 Esdras ist eine alternative Fassung zum Buch Esra-Nehemia in der Septuaginta. In den meisten Ostkirchen genießt es kanonischen Status, in der Vulgata und der King-James-Bibel wurde es in die Apokryphen aufgenommen. Dieser Kommentar ist seit Jahrzehnten der erste in deutscher Sprache, und überhaupt der erste, der den kritischen Text der Göttinger Septuaginta-Ausgabe zugrundelegt. 1 Esdr wird hier nicht mehr als Fragment des Chronistischen Geschichtswerks noch als bloße Kompilation verstanden, sondern als kohärente Erzählung. Deren Auslegung als Literaturwerk und die Rekonstruktion der Texten
The Bible, Qumran and the Samaritans( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries on Mount Gerizim and in Qumran demonstrate that the final editing of the Hebrew Bible coincides with the emergence of the Samaritans as one of the different types of Judaisms from the last centuries BCE. This book discusses this new scholarly situation. Scholars working with the Bible, especially the Pentateuch, and experts on the Samaritans approach the topic from the vantage point of their respective fields of expertise. Earlier, scholars who worked with Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies mostly could leave the Samaritan material to experts in that area of research, and scholars studying the Samaritan material needed only sporadically to engage in Biblical studies. This is no longer the case: the pre-Samaritan texts from Qumran and the results from the excavations on Mount Gerizim have created an area of study common to the previously separated fields of research. Scholars coming from different directions meet in this new area, and realize that they work on the same questions and with much common material.This volume presents the current state of scholarship in this area and the effects these recent discoveries have for an understanding of this important epoch in the development of the Bible
 
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Judah and the Judeans in the Achaemenid period : negotiating identity in an international context
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Community identity in Judean historiography : biblical and comparative perspectivesThe Pentateuch as Torah : new models for understanding its promulgation and acceptanceJudah and the Judeans in the fourth century B.C.E.Exile and restoration revisited : essays on the Babylonian and Persian periods in memory of Peter R. AckroydThe Chronicler as theologian : essays in honor of Ralph W. KleinI Chronicles : a new translation with introduction and commentaryI Chronicles, 10-29 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryTwo nations under God : the Deuteronomistic history of Solomon and the dual monarchies
Alternative Names
Gary N. Knoppers American academic

Knoppers, Gerald Neil 1956-

Knoppers, Gerald Neil 1956-2018

Languages
English (174)

German (6)