Epiphanies of the Divine in the Septuagint and the New Testament

V. International Symposium of the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti, 14–17 May 2015, Nottingham
Ed. by Roland Deines and Mark Wreford

[Göttliche Erscheinungen in der Septuaginta und dem Neuen Testament. V. Internationales Symposium des Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum, 14.-17. Mai 2015, Nottingham.]

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In the Bible, God appears visibly and audibly to particular people. This volume, a contribution to the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum, considers textual witnesses to epiphanies in the Septuagint — the most important texts of Hellenistic Judaism — and the New Testament, asking: How are these experiences presented? And what patterns of influence can be traced?
This volume, the latest contribution to the international Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti (CJH), investigates New Testament and Septuagint descriptions of theophanic interactions with the world. The CJH project aims to improve the understanding of the individual New Testament writings as part of the culture of Hellenistic Judaism. This final volume complements studies on Philo, Josephus, non-textual evidence, and non-canonical pseudepigraphal writings, focusing on the development of linguistic and theological concepts within and between the LXX and the New Testament. Thematically, the volume considers the possible impact of religious experiences on biblical texts: according to the biblical authors Israel experienced God as speaking and acting on its behalf, occasionally in visible, audible, and tangible ways. Indeed, scripture presents itself as beginning with epiphanies of the divine.
Survey of contents
Roland Deines/Mark Wreford: Epiphanies of the Divine in the Septuagint and the New Testament: Mutual Perspectives

I. The Septuagint Within Early Christianity
Alison Salvesen: Jewish Greek Scriptures (»Septuagint«) in the First and Second Centuries: What did Early Christian Authors have in Their Hands when They »Searched the Scriptures«? – Jörg Frey: The Contribution of the Septuagint to New Testament Theology

II. Epiphanies of the Divine in the Septuagint
Eberhard Bons: The Evolution of the Vocabulary of Epiphanic Revelation from the Septuagint to the New Testament and Early Christian Literature – Jan Dochhorn: Ο ΔΙΑΒΟΛΟΣ: On the Satanology of the Septuagint Translators – Joachim Schaper: God's Presence Amongst the Israelites According to LXX Exodus and LXX Deuteronomy – Brian Howell: The Divine Voice as Metaphor and Action in Deuteronomy 4–5 – Susan Docherty: Seeing the Face of God in Prayer: Divine Presence in the Temple and Cult in Septuagint Psalms – Stefan Krauter: Heavenly Support in 2 Maccabees 15

III. New Testament Perspectives on Divine Epiphanies
Martin Meiser: Experiencing God's Speaking in the Gospel of Mark – Roland Deines: Heavenly Support: The Function of Theiophanic Elements in the Gospel of Matthew – Andy Angel: The Parousia of the Son of Man as Divine Warrior in Matt 24:27–31 and Mark 13:24–27 – Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer: Divine Manifestations in the Gospel of John – Richard H. Bell: The Resurrection Appearances in 1 Corinthians 15 – Jens Herzer: The Epiphany of God and the Coming of the Messiah: Reading the Septuagint with the Pastoral Epistles – Volker Gäckle: The New Temple and New Priesthood in the New Testament: The Divine Presence in the Community of Believers – Steve Moyise: John's Inaugural Vision: Scriptural Composition or Genuine Vision?

IV. Biblical Epiphanies in Conversation: Greek Tragedy and Latin Reception
Edmund Stewart: Divine Epiphanies in Greek Tragedy, the Septuagint and the New Testament: A Shared Vision of the Divine? – Thomas O'Loughlin: The Reception of three Epiphanies from the Book of Genesis in Latin Translation

Roland Deines Born 1961; 1997 PhD; 2003 Habilitation; until 2016 Professor of New Testament at the University of Nottingham; since 2017 Professor of Biblical Theology and Ancient Judaism at Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell.

Mark Wreford Born 1988; 2013 BA in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham; 2014 MA, University of Nottingham; PhD candidate, University of Nottingham; since 2017 Lecturer at Mattersey Hall Christian College.


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