Society of Biblical Literature global perspectives on biblical scholarship ; no. 12.
"This collection of essays is the result of a three-year research project launched in 2004 by the School of Biblical Studies and Bible Languages at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa ... this project was pursued at the 2004 International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Groningen and at meetings of the European Association of Biblical Studies from 2004 to 2006"--Pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-330) and indexes.
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War and violence in the Old Testament world : various views / Eben Scheffler The world's first murder : violence and justice in Genesis 4:1-16 / Eric Peels The enemies in the headings of the Psalms : a comparison ofJewish and Christian interpretation / Herrie F. van Rooy Disputes about the calendar in Jewish apocalyptic literature and its basis / Marius Nel Animosity in Targumic literature / Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman Domestic violence in the ancient world : preliminary considerations and the problem of wife-beating / John T. Fitzgerald Animosity against Jewish and pagan magic in the Acts of the Apostles / Rainer G. H. Reuter Paul and the others : insiders, outsiders, and animosity / Jeremy Punt Switching universes : moving from a cosmology of fear and animosity to one of reconciliation in Colossians / J.J. Fritz Kruger Useless commandment : animosity toward the earlier covenant in Hebrews / Outi Lepp No retaliation! : an ethical analysis of the exhortation in 1 Peter 3:9 not to repay evil with evil / Fika J. van Rensburg Animosity in the Johannine Epistles : a difference in the interpretation of a shared tradition / Dirk G. van der Merwe Hostility against the wealth of Babylon : Revelation 17:1-19:10 / Paul B. Decock Animosity and (voluntary) martyrdom : the power of the powerless / Henk Bakker Assessment-animosity, the Bible, and us : a few tentative remarks / Herrie F. van Rooy.