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Randall Short
Association for Jewish Studies 201010   
Society of Biblical Literature 199904   219905 
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Philosophical Interpretations of the Old Testament Sekine, Seizo De Gruyter 201401 978-3-11-034076-1   Western biblical studies have tended to follow either faith-based theological approaches or value-free historical-critical methods. This monograph challenges the two extremes by pursuing the middle path of philosophical hermeneutics. While drawing on Eastern and Western philosophical writings from ancient to modern times, the author proposes original interpretive solutions to a wide range of important biblical texts, including the Akedah, Second Isaiah, the Decalogue, Qohelet, Job, and Jeremiah. Yet, this is not a collection of antiquarian studies. Readers will also gain fresh and stimulating perspectives concerning monotheism, religious faith and identity, suffering and salvation, and modern and postmodern ethics. Finally, in a supplementary essay, the author introduces readers to the history of Old Testament studies in Japan, and he outlines prospects for the future. 
The Surprising Election and Confirmation of King David Short, J. Randall Harvard Divinity School 201009 0674053419   Some of the best-known biblical episodes are found in the story of Davids rise to kingship in First and Second Samuel. Why was this series of stories included in the Bible? An answer that has become increasingly popular is that this narrative should be interpreted as the apology of David, that is, the personal justification of King David against charges that he illegitimately usurped Sauls throne. Comparisons between the History of Davids Rise and the Hittite Apology of Hattuili, in particular, appear to support this view that the biblical account belongs to the genre of ancient Near Eastern royal apology. Having presented this approach, Randall Short argues that the biblical account has less in common with the Hittite apology than scholars have asserted, and he demonstrates how interpretive assumptions about the historical reality behind the text inform the meaning that these scholars discern in the text. His central contention is that this story should not be interpreted as the personal exoneration of David composed to win over suspicious readers. Rather, composed for faithful readers represented by David, the story depicts the dramatic confirmation of Davids surprising election through his gradual emergence as the beloved son of Jesse, Saul, all Israel, and yhwh Himself. 
  201006 4264028620    
NIV Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture 
 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 200501 031092605X   
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