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Title Exile and suffering : a Selection of Papers Read at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Old Testament Society of South Africa OTWSA/OTSSA, Pretoria, August 2007 / edited by Bob Becking and Dirk Human.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.

Series Oudtestamentische studien = Old Testament studies, 0169-7226 ; v. 50
Oudtestamentische studien ; d. 50.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses.
Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Congresses.
Jews -- History -- Babylonian captivity, 598-515 B.C. -- Congresses.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D. -- Congresses.
Suffering -- Biblical teaching -- Congresses.
Alt Name Becking, Bob.
Human, Dirk J.
Old Testament Society of South Africa. Congress (50th : 2007 : Pretoria, South Africa)
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Sin, suffering, and sagacity : Genesis 2-3 / Gerda de Villiers -- Suffering and hope during the Exile / Jurie Le Roux -- Suffering from formlessness : the ban on images in Exilic times / Matthias Kockert -- Interrupting God-language : rethinking the image of God as liberator in Isaiah 42 / L. Juliana M. Claassens -- Myth, metaphor or memory? the allusions to Creation and Exodus in Isaiah 51:9-11 as a theological response to suffering during the Exile / Hendrik Bosman -- The assassination of Gedaliah (Jer. 40:7-41:18) / Eric Peels -- Perspective after the Exile : the King, [vdj], 'My servant' in Jeremiah : some reflections on MT and LXX / Raymond de Hoop -- Exile in Hosea 9:3-6 : where and for what purpose? / Gert Kwakkel -- Perverse delight : some observations on an unpleasant theme in the Old Testament / Klaas Spronk -- Exile and pain : a chapter from the story of God's emotions / Eep Talstra -- Does exile equal suffering? a fresh look at Psalm 137 / Bob Becking -- The poetics of exile and suffering : memory and perceptions : a cognitive-linguistics study of Lamentations / Yehoshua Gitay -- The Exile as Sabbath rest : the Chronicler's interpretation of the Exile / Louis Jonker -- Lamenting the loss of lament, the language for our times / Frances Klopper -- Interpreting 'the Exile' in African Biblical scholarship : an ideo-theological dilemma in post-colonial South Africa / Gerald West.
Note Print version record.
Summary At the fiftieth anniversary of the Old Testament Society of South Africa a conference was organized on the theme Exile and Suffering. This volume contains a selection of the papers presented, whose focal questions are themes such as: What do we really know about the Exile? How did the Ancient Israelites cope with the disaster?
Note English.
ISBN 9789047424352 (electronic bk.)
9047424352 (electronic bk.)
9789004171046 (cloth)
9004171045 (cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004171046.i-286
OCLC # 567548813
Additional Format Print version: Exile and suffering. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004171046 (DLC) 2008033146 (OCoLC)237048061

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