A History of Modern Scholarship on the Biblical Word Ḥerem: by John Kelsay, Walter C., Jr. Kaiser, Peter C. Craigie, III

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This examine undertaking makes an enormous contribution to either the historical past of the translation of biblical principles approximately herem (frequently translated "holy war") and the examine of the improvement of recent evangelical biblical hermeneutics. these studing the background of biblical scholarship have only in the near past all started to concentration their realization on figures from the second one half the 20th century. little or no of this literature, although, bargains with evangelical biblical students who've confronted the duty of reconciling the consequences smooth historic and literary feedback of the Bible with Their dedication to a confessing group of religion that holds to a couple type of biblical inerrancy. This research attracts the reader past pupil and lay reader to formulate self sufficient conclusions approximately herem in response to an in depth analyzing of biblical passages and in discussion with evangelical biblical interpretation.

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12 Ibid. Cf. Walter C. , Toward Old Testament Ethics (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983), 266-67. 26 condemned to destruction. 13 In contrast to BDB,14 Lohfink maintains that the usual translation of fierem as "ban" is false and misleading. He says that meaning is derived from a later medieval Jewish understanding of berem which corresponded to secular banishment or ecclesiastical excommunication. Such an interpretation is unattested in the Hebrew Bible. 16 S. R. "17 The narratives of the Hebrew Bible suggest that the following are to be considered to be berem: 18 (I) Israelites who worship other gods, idols or their accoutrements including individuals or entire communities.

Driver, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Deuteronomy, ICC 5, C. A. Briggs, S. R. , (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902), 98. , (Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1972): 344 45. For a similar review see Norman K. Gottwald, "'Holy War' in Deuteronomy: Analysis and Critique," RevExp 61 (1964): 297-98. 27 and livestock must be killed and inanimate objects must be burned. Nothing is to be retained of the spoil or the livestock. Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.

McKenzie, A Theology of the Old Testament (1974), 3-4. 13 Including: C. Westennann, Elements of Old Testament Theology (1982); W. Zimmerli's Grundriss der alttestamentlichen Theologie was translated into English in 1978; R. E. Clements, Old Testament Theology: A Fresh Approach (1978,79); E. A. Martins, God's Design: A Focus on Old Testament Theology (1981); W. A. Dryness, Themes in Old Testament Theology (1979); and W. Kaiser, Toward an Old Testament Theology (1978), 4-5. Hasel holds that such scholarly productivity is unparalleled in any decade since the discipline of Old Testament theology began roughly 200 years ago (39).

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