The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

By: Chris Keith (editor), Elsie R. Stern (editor), Tom Thatcher (editor)Hardback

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The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media is a convenient and authoritative reference tool, introducing specific terms and concepts helpful to the study of the Bible and related literature in ancient communications culture. Since the early 1980s, biblical scholars have begun to explore the potentials of interdisciplinary theories of oral tradition, oral performance, personal and collective memory, ancient literacy and scribality, visual culture and ritual. Over time these theories have been combined with considerations of critical and exegetical problems in the study of the Bible, the history of Israel, Christian origins, and rabbinics. The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media responds to the rapid growth of the field by providing a source of reference that offers clear definitions, and in-depth discussions of relevant terms and concepts, and the relationships between them. The volume begins with an overview of `ancient media studies' and a brief history of research to orient the reader to the field and the broader research context of the book, with individual entries on terms and topics commonly encountered in studies of the Bible in ancient media culture. Each entry defines the term/ concept under consideration, then offers more sustained discussion of the topic, paying particular attention to its relevance for the study of the Bible and related literature

About Author

Tom Thatcher is Professor of Biblical Studies at Cincinnati Christian University, USA. He has authored or edited numerous books and articles on the Johannine Literature and early Christian media culture. Chris Keith is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St. Mary's University, Twickenham, UK. Raymond F. Person, Jr. is Professor of Religion at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, USA. Elsie Stern is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, USA.

Contents

Table of Contents List of Contributors Table of Abbreviations How to use this Book Media Studies and Biblical Studies: An Introduction Abecedaries, Christopher Rollston, George Washington University, USA Actual past, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Alexandria, Library of, Joel Kalvesmaki, Dumbarton Oaks, USA Amarna Letters Amulets, Carol Fontaine Andover Newton Theological School, USA Answerability, Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, USA Apocalypses, Early Christian, Leslie Baynes, Missouri State University, USA Apocalypses, Early Jewish, Philip Esler, University of Gloucestershire, UK Archetype/schema, Barry Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Archives/Libraries, Matthew Larsen, Yale University, USA Assmann, Jan, Jens Schroeter, University of Berlin, Germany Audience address/asides, Tom Boomershine, United Theological Seminary, USA Authorship (Concept of), Hindy Najman, Yale University, USA Bakhtin, M. M., Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, USA Baptism, Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University, USA Bauman, Richard, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Biosphere, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Blessings and Curses, Melissa Ramos, University of California-Los Angeles, USA Bultmann, Rudolf, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Calendars (Time Mapping), Sacha Stern; Helen Jacobus Canon/Scripture, Tomas Bokedal, University of Aberdeen, UK Cartography (Space Mapping), Ora Limor, The Open University of Israel, Israel; Oded Irshai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Catechism, Marcie Lenk, Shalom Hartman Institute, Israel Cave of Letters (Nahal Hever), Mladan Popovic, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands Chirograph, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Chronotope, Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, USA Circumcision, Sandra Jacobs, King's College-London, UK Codeswitching, Sang-il Lee, Chongshin University, South Korea Codex, Erin Vearncombe, Princeton University, USA Cognitive/Personal Memory, Rob McIver, Avondale College, Australia Coins, David Wenkel, Moody Bible Institute, USA Collective memory, Sandra Huebenthal, Universitat Passau, Germany Collective/Social Memory, Alan Kirk, James Madison University, USA Colon, Margaret Lee, Tulsa Community College, USA Communicative economy, Shem Miller, University of Mississippi, USA Communicative memory, Sandra Huebenthal, Universitat Passau, Germany Conversation Analysis, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Countermemory, Judith Odor, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Culley, Robert, Fiona Black, Mount Allison University, Canada Cultural memory, Sandra Huebenthal, Universitat Passau, Germany Cylinder seals, Mark Ziese, Johnson University, USA Dance, Angela Yarber, Wake Forest University, USA Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Judean Desert Texts, Bennie Reynolds, Tyndale University College, Canada Death and Mourning Rituals, Seth Sanders, Trinity College, USA Dialogism, Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, USA Dibelius, Martin, Samuel Byrskog, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden Discourse Analysis, Stan Porter, McMaster Divinity College, Canada Drama, Joann Brant, Goshen College, USA Dundes, Alan, Wolfgang Mieder, University of Vermont, USA Early Christian Literature, Tobias Nicklas (Universitat Regensburg, Germany) and Julia Snyder (Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Germany) Early Jewish Literature, Eva Mroczek, University of California-Davis, USA Education in Ancient Israel, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Education in Hellenistic Israel, Heather Gorman, Johnson University, USA Elephantine Papyri, Verena Lepper, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Enchiridion, Judith Odor, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Enochic literature (mainly 1 Enoch), Rodney Werline, Barton College, USA Epigraphy, Christopher Rollston, George Washington University, USA Equiprimordiality, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Ethnography of speaking, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Ethnopoetics, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Eucharist, Jens Schroeter, University of Berlin, Germany Exorcism, Ida Froehlich, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary Fasting, Finnegan, Ruth, Eric Eve, Harris Manchester College, UK Flashbulb Memories, Rob McIver, Avondale College, Australia Foley, John Miles, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Folkloristics, Song-Mi "Suzie" Park, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA Form Criticism, Samuel Byrskog, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden Formula, Aaron Tate, University of Wisconsin, USA Genealogies, Ingeborg Loewisch, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands Genre, Aubrey Buster, Emory University, USA Gerhardsson, Birger, Samuel Byrskog, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden Gist, Rob McIver, Avondale College, Australia Glossalalia, David Allen, Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, UK Glossolalia, David Allen, Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, UK Goody, Jack, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Gospel reading/performance, Tom Boomershine, United Theological Seminary, USA Graffiti, Craig Evans, Houston Baptist University, USA Great Tradition/Little Tradition, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Greco-Roman Theories of Media, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Greek poetry Gunkel, Hermann, Samuel Byrskog, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden Guslar, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Haftarah, Elsie Stern, Reconstructionis Rabbinical College, USA Halbwachs, Maurice, Barry Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Hallel, Elsie Stern, Reconstructionis Rabbinical College, USA Havelock, Eric, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Hebrew poetry, Katherine Hayes, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, USA Hexapla, John Meade, Phoenix Seminary, USA Historiography (Ancient), Beth Sheppard, Duke University, USA Homeric question, Aaron Tate, University of Wisconsin, USA Hot Memory/Cold Memory, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Household items, Carol Meyers, Duke University, USA Houses, David Balch, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Hymes, Dell, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Hymns, Eva Mroczek, University of California-Davis, USA Iconography, Carol Fontaine, Andover Newton Theological School, USA Identity (Social and Personal), Coleman Baker, Texas Christian University, USA Initiation Rituals, Michael Hundley, Syracuse University, USA Intersemiotics, Dan Fitzgerald, Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, USA Intertextuality/Canon Criticism, Hindy Najman, Yale University, USA Ipsissima verba/structura, Tom Boomershine, United Theological Seminary, USA Jamnia/Yavneh, Ed Gallagher, Heritage Christian University, USA Jesus Tradition, Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University, USA Jousse, Marcel, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Jubilees, Bennie Reynolds, Tyndale University College, Canada Kelber, Werner, Eric Eve, Harris Manchester College, UK Lector, Dan Nasselqvist, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Letters, Minna Shkul, University of Sheffield, UK Letters, Minna Shkul, University of Sheffield, UK Literacy, Chris Keith, St. Mary's University, UK Long term/short term memory (operation and characteristics), Marti Steussy, Christian Theological Seminary, USA Lord, Albert, Scott Garner, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, USA LXX, John Meade, Phoenix Seminary, USA Manuscript, Chris Keith, St. Mary's University, UK Master Myths/Narratives, Yael Zerubavel, Rutgers University, USA McLuhan, Marshal, Tom Boomershine, United Theological Seminary, USA Meals/Banquets, Andrea Lieber, Dickinson College, USA Memory Persistence and Decay, Rob McIver, Avondale College, Australia Memory Theater, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Metonymy, Katherine Hayes, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, USA Mishnah, Catherine Hezser, SOAS University of London, UK Monuments, Warren Carter, Brite Divinity School, USA Mouvance MT, John Meade, Phoenix Seminary, USA Multiformity, Shem Miller, University of Mississippi, USA Murals/mosaics, Sean Burrus, Duke University, USA Music, John Arthur Smith, Church of Norway Narrative Gospels, Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University, USA Narrativity, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Niditch, Susan, Suzie Park, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA Nonverbal Communication (In Performance), Whitney Shiner, George Mason University, USA Oaths, Tony Cartledge, Campbell University, USA Ong, Walter, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Oral Tradition, The Comparative Study of, Werner Kelber, Rice University, USA Orality, Eric Eve, Harris Manchester College, UK Orality/Literacy References Ordeals, invited Michael Hundley, Syracuse University, USA 1/27 Original, Terrence Mournet, Ashland Theological Seminary, USA Orthography, Chris Rollston, George Washington University, USA Ostraca, Mark Ziese, Johnson University, USA Papias (on writing), Stephen Carlson, Australian Catholic University, Australia Papyrus, Brice Jones, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA Parables (of Jesus), Dieter Roth, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany Parchment/Vellum, Brice Jones, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA Parry, Milman,Scott Garner, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, USA Passion Narrative, Ellen Aitken, McGill University, Canada Pauline Literature, Minna Shkul, University of Sheffield, UK Performance Arena, Shem Miller, University of Mississippi, USA Performance Criticism, David Rhoads, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA Pergamum, Beth Sheppard, Duke University, USA Period, Margaret Lee, Tulsa Community College, USA Pesharim, Barry Hartog, Kathlolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Pilgrimage, Allen Kerkeslager, Saint Joseph's University, USA Plato (on Writing), Ward Blanton, University of Kent, UK Pluriform(ity), Terrence Mournet, Ashland Theological Seminary, USA Poetics, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Pompeii, Bruce Longenecker, Baylor University, USA Postmemory, Tim Langille, Middle Tennessee State University, USA Potter's Marks, Mark Ziese, Johnson University, USA Preaching, early Christian, Marcie Lenk, Shalom Hartman Institute, Israel Presentism/constructionism, Anthony Le Donne, United Theological Seminary, USA Prophecy: omens, oracles, exhortations, etc., Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Proverbs, Katherine Dell, University of Cambridge, USA Psalms in worship, Susan Gillingham, University of Oxford, UK Publication, Dan Nasselqvist, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Purification Rituals, Hannah Harrington, Patten University, USA Q, Dieter Roth, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany Rabbinics, Natalie Dohrmann, University of Pennsylvania, USA Ras Shamra, Herbert Niehr, Universitat Tubingen, Germany Re-worked Pentateuch (4QRP), Bennie Reynolds, Tyndale University College, Canada Reading Cultures, Chris Keith, St. Mary's University, UK Realism, Barry Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Register, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Reputation, Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University, USA Reputational entrepreneurs, Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University, USA Rewritten Scripture, Bennie Reynolds, Tyndale University College, Canada Rhetoric, Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Riddles, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Sabbath, Elsie Stern, Reconstructionis Rabbinical College, USA Sayings and Dialogue Gospels, Terence Mournet, Ashland Theological Seminary, USA Schwartz, Barry, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Scribal Memory, David Carr, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, USA Scribes, Catherine Hezser, SOAS University of London, UK Scriptoria, Joel Kalvesmaki, Dumbarton Oaks, USA Scrolls, Brice Jones, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA Secondary Orality, Michael Labahn, Martin Luther Universitate Halle-Wittenberg, Germany Signets, Mark Ziese, Johnson University, USA Simonides, Jeff Brickle, Urshan Graduate School of Theology, USA 'Sitz im Leben', Judith Odor, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Social Memory, Sandra Huebenthal, Universitat Passau, Germany Sociolinguistics, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Sound Mapping, Margaret Lee, Tulsa Community College, USA SP, Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Special Grammar, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Speech Genres (Theory and Examples), Christine Mitchell, St. Andrew's College, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Story pattern, Katherine Hayes, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, USA Storytelling, Ray Person, Ohio Northern University, USA Synagogues, Eric Meyers, Duke University, USA Targums, John C. Poirier, Kingswell Theological Seminary, USA Tedlock, Dennis, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Tel El Amarna, Verena Lepper, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Temple, Jerusalem, Liz Bloch-Smith, Saint Joseph's University, USA Temple, Second Temples (Pagan, Civic), Warren Carter, Brite Divinity School, USA Testaments, Annette Yoshiko Reed, University of Pennsylvania, USA Testimonia, John C. Poirier, Kingswell Theological Seminary, USA Text Brokers, Chris Keith, St. Mary's University, UK Text Criticism, Tommy Wasserman & Ray Person (Ohio Northern University, USA) with Chris Keith Textual Communities, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA The Great Divide, Chris Keith, St. Mary's University, UK Theme, Lori Garner, Rhodes College, USA Therapeutae, Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, USA Thomas, Rosalind, Randy Lumpp, Regis College, USA Torah Reading, Elsie Stern, Reconstructionis Rabbinical College, USA Tradition as Memory, Alan Kirk, James Madison University, USA Traditional Referentiality, Lori Garner, Rhodes College, USA Traditionalism, Anthony Le Donne, United Theological Seminary, USA Traditionsbruch, Alan Kirk, James Madison University, USA Translation, James Maxey, Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, USA Transmission Type scene, Deborah Beck, Swarthmore College, USA Villa de Papyri (Herculaneum), Peter Oakes, University of Manchester, UK Vindolanda, Greg Snyder, Davidson College, USA Visual Culture and Exegesis, Ryan Bonfiglio, Columbia Theological Seminary, USA War rituals, Jason Riley, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA Wax Tablets, Jeff Brickle, Urshan Graduate School of Theology, USA Wisdom Collections, John Kampen, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, USA Worship, Christian, Drew Billings, Pepperdine University, USA Worship, Jewish (including Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Diaspora), Laura Lieber, Duke University, USA Writing Materials (Overview), Emanuel Tov (Hebre University of Jerusalem, Israel), Christopher Rollston (George Washington University, USA) and Brice Jones (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA) Yavneh/Jamnia Edmon L. Gallagher (Heritage Christian University, USA)

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