Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near by Scott A Ashmon

By Scott A Ashmon

This can be the 1st booklet to do a longer comparative research of start annunciations within the Hebrew Bible and old close to japanese Mythology. This e-book takes a structural method of the Heberw bible and close to jap Mythology via compraring and contrasting a few of the kinds and features. start annunciations play a huge function in every one of those narratives and the writer claims that there's a textural overlap to be studied.

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6 Muilenburg, "Form Criticism and Beyond," JBL 88 (1969): 1-18. 7 James S Tradition, Knierim, "Criticism of Literary Features, Form, and Redaction," 144-145; Sweeney, "Form 42 Nevertheless, even though recent fonn cIiticism has adopted a more synchronic approach, it is still a diachronically directed method that attempts to uncover the oral origins of a text. The benefits of fonn criticism for this study rest in its recently added approach of synchronically analyzing a text's final form, geme, setting, and function, as well as its willingness to compare similar texts from the HB and ANE.

Ld later readers/hearers. Still, this study has some shortcomings. Like previous NT studies, it retrogressively analyzes the form of HB birth annunciations based on the "full" form found most clearly in the NT, rather than on each text's ovvn form; forms which could be viewed as being simple or complex rather than "full" or "truncated," as if there was a complete, a priori form standing behind all the texts. It also includes texts that lack a birth annunciation: Gen 30:2224; Gen 35:17; 1 Sam 1:9-20; 1 Sam 4:20; Isa 8:1-4, 54:1-8.

For instance, Zeller notes that God promises King David descendants and an eternal dynasty in 2 Sam 7,55 but does not identify the text as a birth annunciation or examine its form and function. Zeller also incorrectly includes 1 Sam 1, even though it has no oracle foretelling or promising the birth of a son. , Gen 18:1-16), he does so based on the NT structure rather than on the structure of each HB text. 1 by stating that Neff's "announcement of birth, name, and destiny" form is a better form for understanding HB and NT birth annunciations.

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