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The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback): Philip R Davies, George J. Brooke, Phillip R. Callaway The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback)
Philip R Davies, George J. Brooke, Phillip R. Callaway
R491 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R105 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever since the first scrolls were found in the Judaean desert in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy. The possibility that they might challenge assumptions about ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity, coupled with the extremely limited access imposed for many years, only fueled debate on their meanings. With all the scrolls now available in translation, conclusions can be drawn as to the authorship and origins, their implications for Christianity and Judaism, and their link with the ancient site of Qumran. This book, written by three noted scholars in the field, draws together all the evidence to present a fully illustrated survey of every major manuscript. With numerous factfiles, reconstructions, scroll photographs, and a wealth of other illustrations, it is the most comprehensive and accessible account available on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Paperback): Philip R Davies The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R655 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R40 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed provides the student with the perfect guide to why and how the history of this most contested region has been studies, and why it continues to be studied today. Philip R. Davies, one of the leading scholars of Ancient Israel in recent years, begins by examining the relevance of the study of Ancient Israel, giving an overview of the sources and issues facing historians in approaching the material. Davies then continues by looking at the various theories and hypotheses that scholars have advanced throughout the 20th century, showing how different approaches are presented and in some cases how they are both underpinned and undermined by a range of ideological perspectives. Davies also explains the rise and fall of Biblical Archaeology, the 'maximalist/minimalist' debate. After this helpful survey of past methodologies Davies introduces readers to the current trends in biblical scholarship in the present day, covering areas such as cultural memory, the impact of literary and social scientific theory, and the notion of 'invented history'. Finally, Davies considers the big question: how the various sources of knowledge can be combined to write a modern history that combines and accounts for all the data available, in a meaningful way. This new guide will be a must for students of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis (Hardcover): Michael Bowker, Philip R Davies Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis (Hardcover)
Michael Bowker, Philip R Davies
R4,053 R3,141 Discovery Miles 31 410 Save R912 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here, top international authors in the field of STM and surface science present first-class contributions on this hot topic, bringing the reader up to date with the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field. The focus is on the nanoscale, particularly in relation to catalysis, involving developments in our understanding of the nature of the surfaces of oxides and nanoparticulate materials, as well as adsorption, and includes in-situ studies of catalysis on such model materials.
Of high interest to practitioners of surface science, nanoscience, STM and catalysis.

Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002): A.F. Carley, Philip R Davies, Graham... Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002)
A.F. Carley, Philip R Davies, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael S. Spencer
R6,670 Discovery Miles 66 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2001 Wyn Roberts celebrated both his 70th birthday and 50 years of working in surface science, to use the term "surface science" in its broadest meaning. This book aims to mark the anniversary with a contribution of lasting value, something more than the usual festschrift issue of a relevant journal. The book is divided into three sections: Surface Science, Model Catalysts and Catalysis, topics in which Wyn has always had interests. The authors for each chapter were chosen from some of the many eminent scientists who have worked with Wyn in various ways and are all internationally acknowledged as leaders in their field. The authors have produced authoritative reviews of their own specialties which together result in a book with an unrivalled combination of breadth and depth exploring the most recent developments in surface chemistry and catalysis.

The Historian and the Bible - Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe (Paperback): Diana Vikander Edelman The Historian and the Bible - Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe (Paperback)
Diana Vikander Edelman; Edited by Philip R Davies, Diana Vikander Edelman
R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Out of stock

Lester Grabbe is probably the most distinguished, and certainly the most prolific of historians of ancient Judaism, the author of several standard treatments and the founder of the European Seminar on Historical methodology. He has continued to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship.In this collection some thirty of his distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest. This collection provides an opportunity for scholars of high caliber to consider groundbreaking ideas in light of Grabbe's scholarship and influence. This festschrift offers the reader a unique volume of essays to explore and consider the far-reaching influence of Grabbe on the field of Biblical studies as a whole.

Trust Company of Chicago, a Corporation, as Administrator of the Estate of Peter Anastic, Petitioner, V. Erie Railroad Company.... Trust Company of Chicago, a Corporation, as Administrator of the Estate of Peter Anastic, Petitioner, V. Erie Railroad Company. U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings (Paperback)
Philip R Davis, Clyde E Shorey
R687 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R165 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Among the Prophets - Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings (Paperback): Philip R Davies, David J.A. Clines Among the Prophets - Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings (Paperback)
Philip R Davies, David J.A. Clines
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Out of stock

Prophetic symbolism is one of the key topics of this volume. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer finds radical images of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken looks at the metamorphosis of the key motif of hearing, seeing and understanding, Michael L. Barre examines lions and birds in 31.4-5, and Marvin A. Sweeney re-examines vmes(tm)s in 8.6. The imagery of Ezekiel is explored by Leslie C. Allen (the 'Death Valley' vision) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel 16 and female images of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write on the book of Jonah. Two essays of more general scope deal with the search for unity in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional shape of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). An attractive and stimulating volume which reflects the liveliness of current research on the prophetic literature.

Memories of Ancient Israel - An Introduction to Biblical History--Ancient and Modern (Paperback): Philip R Davies Memories of Ancient Israel - An Introduction to Biblical History--Ancient and Modern (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R631 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R144 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly world has also witnessed an intense confrontation between so-called minimalists and maximalists over the correct approach to the historicity of the Bible. "Memories of Ancient Israel "looks at the issues at stake in biblical history--the ideologies involved, the changing role of archaeology, and the influence of cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Philip Davies suggests a different way of defining the problem of "reliability" and "historicity" by employing the theory of cultural memory. In doing so, he provides a better explanation of how ancient societies constructed their past but also a penetrating insight into the ideological underpinnings of today's scholarly debates.

The Old Testament World, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Philip R Davies, John Rogerson The Old Testament World, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Philip R Davies, John Rogerson
R888 R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Save R212 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written by two leading Old Testament scholars and widely used throughout the world, Davies and Rogerson's The Old Testament World describes the historical and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and explains the major genres of literature that it contains. Ideally suited for college-level introductory classes, it illuminates the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religious and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations in which it was produced. Unlike most introductions, it goes beyond traditional formats and reflects the vast and significant changes that our understanding of the Old Testament has undergone in the recent decades. Rather than using a conventional canonical-theological approach, the book presents the Old Testament as a monumental cultural achievement. Now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many developments of recent years, it is arranged according to major topics for study, followed by sections that introduce the major divisions of the text. Illustrated with pictures, maps, and charts.

Scribes and Schools - The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures (Paperback): Philip R Davies Scribes and Schools - The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R887 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R212 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Scribes and Schools" is an examination of the processes which led to the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Philip Davies sheds light on the social reasons for the development of the canon and in so doing presents a clear picture of how the Bible came into being.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.

Behind the Essenes - History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback): Philip R Davies Behind the Essenes - History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
First Person - Essays in Biblical Autobiography (Hardcover): Philip R Davies First Person - Essays in Biblical Autobiography (Hardcover)
Philip R Davies
R4,359 Discovery Miles 43 590 Out of stock

Hebrew Biblical narratives are notoriously sparing in their portrayal of character, leaving much to the reader. Here a number of scholars assume the identities of some familiar biblical characters, and use the clues in the text, their own exegetical skills and knowledge of the biblical world, and their readerly imagination to fill in the gaps of the biblical text. In doing so, they remove the point of view of biblical narratives from the narrator to one of the characters, allowing the ideology of the text to be affirmed, adjusted or challenged. Contributors to this volume include Francis Landy, Athalya Brenner, Yairah Amit, John Goldingay, Jonathan Magonet, Hugh Pyper, and Philip Davies, and the biblical characters include Rahab, Isaiah, Gomer, Eve, Delilah, Joseph, Jeremiah and Haman.

First Person - Essays in Biblical Autobiography (Paperback): Philip R Davies First Person - Essays in Biblical Autobiography (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R2,058 Discovery Miles 20 580 Out of stock

Hebrew Biblical narratives are notoriously sparing in their portrayal of character, leaving much to the reader. Here a number of scholars assume the identities of some familiar biblical characters, and use the clues in the text, their own exegetical skills and knowledge of the biblical world, and their readerly imagination to fill in the gaps of the biblical text. In doing so, they remove the point of view of biblical narratives from the narrator to one of the characters, allowing the ideology of the text to be affirmed, adjusted or challenged. Contributors to this volume include Francis Landy, Athalya Brenner, Yairah Amit, John Goldingay, Jonathan Magonet, Hugh Pyper, and Philip Davies, and the biblical characters include Rahab, Isaiah, Gomer, Eve, Delilah, Joseph, Jeremiah and Haman.

Sects and Scrolls - Essays on Qumran and Related Topics (Hardcover): Philip R Davies Sects and Scrolls - Essays on Qumran and Related Topics (Hardcover)
Philip R Davies
R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Out of stock
The Old Testament World (Paperback, New edition): Philip R Davies, John Rogerson The Old Testament World (Paperback, New edition)
Philip R Davies, John Rogerson
R1,181 Discovery Miles 11 810 Out of stock

Written by two leading Old Testament scholars with a wide range of expertise, this unique introduction describes the historical, social and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and a description of the major genres of literature that it contains. It seeks therefore to illuminate the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religions and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced. Unlike most Introductions, it does not build largely on the traditional formats. It also reflects the huge changes that our understanding of the Old Testament has undergone in the recent decades Rather than a conventional canonical-theological approach, the book offers an approach for those interested in the Old Testament as a monumental cultural achievement, ideal for students of ancient history and religion in general as well as theology, and requires a minimum of prior knowledge or expertise.

Writing the Bible - Scribes, Scribalism and Script (Hardcover, New): Thomas Romer, Philip R Davies Writing the Bible - Scribes, Scribalism and Script (Hardcover, New)
Thomas Romer, Philip R Davies
R3,228 Discovery Miles 32 280 Out of stock

For many years it has been recognized that the key to explaining the production of the Bible lies in understanding the profession, the practice and the mentality of scribes in the ancient Near East, classical Greece and the Greco-Roman world. In many ways, however, the production of the Jewish literary canon, while reflecting wider practice, constitutes an exception because of its religious function as the written "word of God", leading in turn to the veneration of scrolls as sacred and even cultic objects in themselves. "Writing the Bible" brings together the wide-ranging study of all major aspects of ancient writing and writers. The essays cover the dissemination of texts, book and canon formation, and the social and political effects of writing and of textual knowledge. Central issues discussed include the status of the scribe, the nature of 'authorship', the relationship between copying and redacting, and the relative status of oral and written knowledge. The writers examined include Ilimilku of Ugarit, the scribes of ancient Greece, Ben Sira, Galen, Origen and the author of Pseudo-Clement.

Opening the Books of Moses (Paperback, New): Diana Vikander Edelman, Philip R Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer Opening the Books of Moses (Paperback, New)
Diana Vikander Edelman, Philip R Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer
R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Out of stock

"If the promised series of books on the biblical Torah to follow adhere to the high standard of scholarship, simplicity of language, ease of prose, and joy-in-reading of this volume they will be extremely useful." - Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology "The work is scholarly but accessible...the introduction makes a valuable contribution. Essential." - Choice Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most important of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences of the time. The book presents a broad overview, which provides a survey of the current state of Pentateuchal research; an analysis of how the texts were shaped by their time and audience; an outline of Jewish areas in the Persian period; and an examination of key concerns and topics, notably the Torah, geography, ethnicity, Yahweh and other deities, theories of cult, treaties and oaths, and Moses. The book is the first volume in a six volume collection within the BibleWorld series that will explore in detail each of the individual books of the Pentateuch in turn. This first volume sets the stage as serves as a general introduction.

The Origins of Biblical Israel (Paperback): Philip R Davies The Origins of Biblical Israel (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R1,031 R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Save R101 (10%) Out of stock

The book starts from the problem defined by recent archaeological discovery about the societies that formed the backbone of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, their origins and their relationship. It has become clear that the biblical notion of a 12-tribe 'nation' united by descent and religion does not correspond to these findings. The challenge is not to argue endlessly about how far the differing accounts can be reconciled, as a prolongation of an old debate about biblical 'historicity', but to try and understand what historical, social and cultural process led to the production of the biblical portrait of an Israel of 12 tribes embracing two kingdoms. Davies argues for the importance of the role of Bethel as a royal sanctuary, then a central sanctuary of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian province of Judah. In particular, the figure of Jacob as the ancestor of 'Israel', associated with Bethel, became the eponym of the biblical 'all Israel' and the name 'Israel' survived as the name of a new society, even as Jerusalem was re-established as the major, and subsequently the only, official Judaean temple.

Yours Faithfully - Virtual Letters from the Bible (Hardcover, Revised): Philip R Davies Yours Faithfully - Virtual Letters from the Bible (Hardcover, Revised)
Philip R Davies
R4,885 Discovery Miles 48 850 Out of stock

Yours Faithfully is an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading biblical scholars have composed imagined correspondence between characters from scripture. This collection is meant not only to entertain, but also to convey the insights that each author has into the world and the discourse of the Bible and its cast. These letters range between a strictly historical mode and a contemporary idiom, and embrace the serious and the playful. But in every case the aim is to offer a commentary on familiar texts and events by filling in some of the gaps that are left, and both build upon and expand a long tradition of "retelling" the Bible. Philip R. Davies is Research Professor of biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield.

Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): A.F. Carley, Philip R Davies, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael S. Spencer Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
A.F. Carley, Philip R Davies, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael S. Spencer
R5,303 R5,004 Discovery Miles 50 040 Save R299 (6%) Out of stock

In 2001 Wyn Roberts celebrated both his 70th birthday and 50 years of working in surface science, to use the term "surface science" in its broadest meaning. This book aims to mark the anniversary with a contribution of lasting value, something more than the usual festschrift issue of a relevant journal. The book is divided into three sections: Surface Science, Model Catalysts and Catalysis, topics in which Wyn has always had interests. The authors for each chapter were chosen from some of the many eminent scientists who have worked with Wyn in various ways and are all internationally acknowledged as leaders in their field. The authors have produced authoritative reviews of their own specialties which together result in a book with an unrivalled combination of breadth and depth exploring the most recent developments in surface chemistry and catalysis.

Opening the Books of Moses (Hardcover, New): Diana Vikander Edelman, Philip R Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer Opening the Books of Moses (Hardcover, New)
Diana Vikander Edelman, Philip R Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer
R3,219 Discovery Miles 32 190 Out of stock

"If the promised series of books on the biblical Torah to follow adhere to the high standard of scholarship, simplicity of language, ease of prose, and joy-in-reading of this volume they will be extremely useful." - Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology "The work is scholarly but accessible...the introduction makes a valuable contribution. Essential." - Choice Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most important of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences of the time. The book presents a broad overview, which provides a survey of the current state of Pentateuchal research; an analysis of how the texts were shaped by their time and audience; an outline of Jewish areas in the Persian period; and an examination of key concerns and topics, notably the Torah, geography, ethnicity, Yahweh and other deities, theories of cult, treaties and oaths, and Moses. The book is the first volume in a six volume collection within the BibleWorld series that will explore in detail each of the individual books of the Pentateuch in turn. This first volume sets the stage as serves as a general introduction.

On the Origins of Judaism (Paperback): Philip R Davies On the Origins of Judaism (Paperback)
Philip R Davies
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Out of stock

On the Origins of Judaism examines the formation of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. The book covers a diverse range of themes: the identity of those who produced and canonized the Hebrew Bible and subsequently shaped its interpretation; the significance and impact of Second Isaiah and the books of Ezra and Nehemiah; the roots of Jewish apocalyptic literature, and the possible origins of the Exodus story; the ethical systems of the Hebrew Bible and the Athenian tragedians; and the place of food and drink in the Qumran community. On the Origins of Judaism is the most comprehensive exploration of the roots of the Jewish faith and will be invaluable to students and scholars of biblical and religious studies.

Yours Faithfully - Virtual Letters from the Bible (Paperback, Revised): Philip R Davies Yours Faithfully - Virtual Letters from the Bible (Paperback, Revised)
Philip R Davies
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Out of stock

Yours Faithfully is an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading biblical scholars have composed imagined correspondence between characters from scripture. This collection is meant not only to entertain, but also to convey the insights that each author has into the world and the discourse of the Bible and its cast. These letters range between a strictly historical mode and a contemporary idiom, and embrace the serious and the playful. But in every case the aim is to offer a commentary on familiar texts and events by filling in some of the gaps that are left, and both build upon and expand a long tradition of "retelling" the Bible. Philip R. Davies is Research Professor of biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield.

Whose Bible Is It Anyway? (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Philip R Davies Whose Bible Is It Anyway? (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Philip R Davies
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Out of stock

The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice. But as the object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole. Confessional biblical studies belong to a discipline better termed 'scripture', with 'biblical studies' designating a discipline that imposes no religious conditions and includes any form of rational discourse about the bible. A basic requirement of this discipline is to speak not of 'the Bible' but of 'bibles'. A number of exegetical studies suggest how a genuinely academic discourse about biblical writings, distancing itself from received canons of interpretation, can expose a subtext of deceit within the creation narratives, reconceptualize the relationship of Abraham and his deity, reveal lament psalms as texts of oppression, and identify the death of Daniel's God. In new chapters for this second edition, Davies evaluates how the film Monty Python's Life of Brian contributes to ""life of Jesus"" research. Here is a challenge to conventional biblical scholarship and a bid to define and establish a genuine academic discipline of biblical studies.

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardcover): Philip R Davies The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardcover)
Philip R Davies
R2,043 R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Save R227 (11%) Out of stock

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed provides the student with the perfect guide to why and how the history of this most contested region has been studies, and why it continues to be studied today. Philip R. Davies, one of the leading scholars of Ancient Israel in recent years, begins by examining the relevance of the study of Ancient Israel, giving an overview of the sources and issues facing historians in approaching the material. Davies then continues by looking at the various theories and hypotheses that scholars have advanced throughout the 20th century, showing how different approaches are presented and in some cases how they are both underpinned and undermined by a range of ideological perspectives. Davies also explains the rise and fall of Biblical Archaeology, the 'maximalist/minimalist' debate. After this helpful survey of past methodologies Davies introduces readers to the current trends in biblical scholarship in the present day, covering areas such as cultural memory, the impact of literary and social scientific theory, and the notion of 'invented history'. Finally, Davies considers the big question: how the various sources of knowledge can be combined to write a modern history that combines and accounts for all the data available, in a meaningful way. This new guide will be a must for students of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

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