Sunday, November 01, 2020

Sandoval & Feldman (eds.), Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets

Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets
On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism

Series: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 524

Edited by: Timothy J. Sandoval and Ariel Feldman
De Gruyter | 2020


This volume contributes to the growing interest in understanding the phenomenon of prayer and praying in the Hebrew Bible, Early Judaism, and nascent Christianity. Papers by the leading scholars in these fields revisit long-standing questions and chart new paths of inquiry into the nature, form, and practice of addressing the divine in the ancient world.

The essays in this volume deal with particular texts of and about prayer, practices of prayer, as well as figures and locations (historical and literary) that are associated with prayer and praying. These studies apply a range of methods and theoretical approaches to prayer and the language of prayer in literatures of Early Judaism and Christianity. Some studies apply the classical methods of biblical studies to Second Temple texts of prayer, including form critical and text critical approaches; others engage in literary and narrative analysis of ancient works that recount discourse directed to the divine. Still other studies draw on anthropological and sociological analyses of prayer or marshal particular theories of discourse, ethics, and moral agency to offer fresh interpretations of address to God in the literature of Second Temple Judaism and earliest Christianity.

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Published: 26 Oct 2020

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