'I Lifted My Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

'I Lifted My Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (editor), Elizabeth R. Hayes (editor)Paperback

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This volume addresses the function and impact of vision and dream accounts in the Hebrew Bible. The contributors explore the exegetical, rhetorical, and structural aspects of the vision and dream accounts in the Hebrew Bible, focusing on prophetic vision reports. Several contributors employ a diachronic approach as they explore the textual relationship between the vision reports and the oracular material. Others focus on the rhetorical aspects of the vision reports in their final form and discuss why vision reporting may be used to convey a message. Another approach employed looks at reception history and investigates how this type of text has been understood by past exegetes. A few chapters consider the inter-textual relationship of the various vision reports in the Hebrew Bible, focusing on shared themes and motifs. There are also papers that deal with the ways in which select texts in the Hebrew Bible portray dream/vision interpreters and their activities.

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Dr Elizabeth R. Hayes is Affiliate Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. She has written on Jeremiah and Ezekiel, with special interest in reception history and in cognitive linguistics as a hermeneutical strategy. Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. She has written widely on the prophetic literature, including two full-length monographs, on aspects of Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah.


Introduction Table of Contents List of Abbreviations List of Contributors 1. Assessing the Prophetic Vision and Dream Texts for Insights into Religious Experience Rodney A. Werline, Barton College, USA 2. The Polyvalence of Zechariah's Vision Report Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, University of Aberdeen, UK 3.The Dreams in the Joseph Narrative and Their Impact in Biblical Literature Camilla von Heijne, Ersta University College, Sweden 4. Vision Beyond the Visions in Jeremiah Pamela Scalise, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA 5. The Role of Visionary Experiences for Establishing Prophetic Authority in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel: Same,Similar, Different? Elizabeth R. Hayes,, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA 6. Envisioning Restoration:Innovations in Ezekiel 40-48 Michael A. Lyons, Simpson University, USA 7. Vision and Curse Aversion inthe Book of Amos Jason Radine, Moravian College, USA 8. Writing the Vision: Zechariah within the Visionary Traditions of the Hebrew Bible Mark M. Boda, McMaster Divinity College, Canada 9. The Eschatology of Zechariah's Night Visions Anthony R. Petterson, Morling College, Australia 10. Interpreting Zechariah's Visions: Redaction Critical Considerations on the Night Vision Cycle (Zech 1.7-6.8) and its Earliest Readers Martin Hallaschka, University of Hamburg, Germany 11. The Interrelationship between Vision and Oracle in Zechariah 1-6 Michael R. Stead, Moore Theological College, Australia 12. Visions of Locusts:The Composition of Revelations 9:7-11 Sheree Lear, University of St Andrews, UK 13. More than a Source? The Impact of Isaiah 6 on the Formation of the Book of Isaiah Thomas Wagner, Bergische Universitat, Germany 14. Resurrection as Reward for the Righteous: The Vision of the Dry Bones in Pseudo-Ezekiel as External Continuation of the Biblical Vision in Ezekiel 37.1-14 AnjaKlein, University of Edinburgh, UK 15. 'To do the Will of their Master': Re-envisioning the merkaba in Targum Jonathan of Ezekiel William A. Tooman, University of St Andrews, UK Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 28/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780567666772
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780567666772
  • weight: 389
  • ISBN10: 0567666778

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