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  1. page Noah edited ... Further reading Bailey, Lloyd R. Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition. Col…
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    Further reading
    Bailey, Lloyd R. Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.
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    Walter. Genesis. Int.IBC. Louisville, KY:
    Cohn, Norman. Noah’s Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.
    Dalley, Stephanie. Myths from Mesopotamia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
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  2. page Leviticus edited ... The interest in history from the 19th century led to intense discussion about sources and dati…
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    The interest in history from the 19th century led to intense discussion about sources and dating, although this was largely the preserve of earlier debates. The work of the anthropologist Mary Douglas inspired fresh interest in the meaning and rationale of the laws of impurity. Others have taken up her project and sought to explore the coherence and meaning of this unique book.
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    Samuel. Leviticus. Int.IBC. Louisville, KY:
    Milgrom, Jacob. Leviticus: A Book of Ritual and Ethics. CC. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004.
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  3. page Jeremiah edited ... Further reading Carroll, Robert P. Jeremiah. OTL. London: SCM Press, 1986. ... E. Jeremia…
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    Further reading
    Carroll, Robert P. Jeremiah. OTL. London: SCM Press, 1986.
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    E. Jeremiah. Int.IBC. Atlanta: John
    Holladay, William H. Jeremiah. 2 vols. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.
    Jones, Douglas Rawlinson. Jeremiah. NCB. London: Marshall Pickering, 1992.
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  4. page Haggai edited ... In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Haggai is commemorated as a saint and prophet, with an annual …
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    In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Haggai is commemorated as a saint and prophet, with an annual feast day being celebrated on 16 December for those who follow the older Julian calendar, and on 29 December for those who follow the newer Gregorian calendar. In the Armenian Apostolic Church, Haggai is commemorated as a saint along with the other Minor Prophets on 31 July.
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    Zechariah, Malachi. Old Testament Guides.OTG. Sheffield: JSOT
    Coggins, Richard, and Jin H. Han. Six Minor Prophets through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Blackwell Bible Commentaries 29. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
    Isaacs, Ronald H. Pages 183-87 in Messengers of God: A Jewish Prophets Who’s Who. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1998.
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    J. Quaegebeur. Orientalia Lovaniensia AnalectaOLA 55. Leuven:
    Edelman, Diana. The Origins of the ‘Second’ Temple: Persian Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem. BibleWorld. London: Equinox, 2005.
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    Semitic Writings. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement SeriesJSOTSup 5. Sheffield:
    Ryle, Herbert E. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah with Introduction, Notes and Maps. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893.
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  5. page Habakkuk edited ... 'Bel and the Dragon', an addition to the book of Daniel found in the Apocrypha, picks out Haba…
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    'Bel and the Dragon', an addition to the book of Daniel found in the Apocrypha, picks out Habakkuk as the one destined to help Daniel after his adventure in the lions' den. One of the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered at Qumran was a commentary on Habakkuk 1–2. And most important of all for later history: the apostle Paul, in his epistles to the Romans and Galatians, uses a text from Habakkuk 2:4, as the basis of his teaching concerning justification. (The same theme is found also in the Epistle to the Hebrews 10:38 [not by Paul], which suggests that Habakkuk was influential at the time of the New Testament.) It proved to be crucial for Martin Luther in the 16th century CE, and has been prominent in inter-church disputes ever since.
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    I. Habakkuk. Anchor BibleAB 25. New
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    A Commentary. Old Testament Library.OTL. Louisville, KY:
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  6. page Ezra edited ... Ezra or the Ezra tradition is little referred to until about 100 CE. There is no reference to …
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    Ezra or the Ezra tradition is little referred to until about 100 CE. There is no reference to Ezra in Ben Sira, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, or the non-biblical Qumran scrolls. Although we have evidence of the book in manuscripts among the Dead Sea Scrolls, the figure of Ezra is not referred to in Jewish literature until towards the end of the 1st century CE with Josephus and 4 Ezra (2 Esdras), which may be based on another Ezra tradition rather than the “canonical” Ezra. After that, Ezra becomes an important figure in rabbinic Judaism and is treated as the lawgiver par excellence.
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    Joseph. Ezra-Nehemiah. Old Testament Library.OTL. London: SCM,
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    Nehemiah, Esther. New Century Bible Commentary.NCBC. London: Marshall,
    Grabbe, Lester L. Ezra-Nehemiah. Readings. London: Routledge, 1998.
    Grabbe, Lester L. A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple, Volume 1: Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah. London: T & T Clark International, 2004.
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    Ezra, Nehemiah. Word Biblical CommentaryWBC 16. Waco,
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  7. page Ezekiel edited ... Further reading Joyce, Paul M. Ezekiel: A Commentary. London; New York: T & T Clark Inter…
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    Further reading
    Joyce, Paul M. Ezekiel: A Commentary. London; New York: T & T Clark International, 2007.
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    Henry. Ezekiel. Old Testament Guides.OTG. Sheffield: Sheffield
    Moughtin-Mumby, Sharon. Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
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    W. Ezekiel. New Century Bible Commentary.NCBC. London: Nelson,
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  8. page Exodus edited ... Not all readers have taken Exodus positively. What do we make of a God who sacrifices one nati…
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    Not all readers have taken Exodus positively. What do we make of a God who sacrifices one nation (Egypt) to save another (Israel)? This was a question already raised by the rabbis in the Babylonian Talmud (Megilla 10) where God is portrayed as ordering the angels not to sing at the victory at the Red Sea since the drowning Egyptians were also his creatures. Recently, some have asked why the Canaanites should be destroyed in order to give Israel a land, the ultimate object of the exodus (Exodus 3:8, 17); not least since historically their destruction has been taken by conquerors as justification for the massacre of indigenous peoples.
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    A Commentary. Old Testament Library.OTL. London: SCM
    Dozeman, Thomas D. Exodus. Eerdmans Biblical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
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    a Commentary. Louisville:Louisville, KY: Westminster John
    Houston, Walter J. "Exodus." Pages 67-91 in The Oxford Bible Commentary. Edited by John Barton and John Muddiman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
    Houston, Walter J. The Pentateuch. SCM Core Text. London: SCM Press, 2013.
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    Langston, Scott M. Exodus through the Centuries. Blackwell Bible Commentaries. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
    Meyers, Carol. Exodus. New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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    2 vols. Anchor BibleAB 2 and
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    Its Reception. Louisville:Louisville, KY: Westminster John
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  9. page Esther edited ... With regard to the religious purpose and significance of the book, various views have been hel…
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    With regard to the religious purpose and significance of the book, various views have been held. As already mentioned, the book of Esther is seen to authenticate the feast of Purim. Theologically, some argue it underscores God's providence and affirms the Jews as God's chosen people. It has been used to legitimise pre-emptive violence against enemies, and to acknowledge that as God's people, the Jews, can expect persecution
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    and Esther. Feminist Companion to the Bible:FCB: Second Series
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    / Esther. Word Biblical CommentaryWBC 9. Waco,
    Jobes, Karen H. Esther. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
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    and Esther. Old Testament Guides.OTG. Sheffield: Sheffield
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    D. Esther. Old Testament Library.OTL. London: SCM
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    Debra. Esther. Tyndale Old Testament CommentariesTOTC 13. Nottingham:
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  10. page Elisha edited ... Anthropological research suggests that Elisha and Elijah have a number of features in common w…
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    Anthropological research suggests that Elisha and Elijah have a number of features in common with holy men from other cultures. Their works of power, especially food provision, healing and resuscitation, supernatural knowledge of secret thoughts and distant events, as well as ability to cause harm, parallel the reputation and activities of shamans in a number of societies. These ‘men of God’ most likely were ‘peripheral figures’ in Israelite society, standing at some distance from its central institutions, like the monarchy and the temple cult.
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    of Prophetism. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement SeriesJSOTSup 286. Sheffield:
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    Elisha Cycle. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament StudiesLHBOTS 594. London:
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    Elisha Stories. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement SeriesJSOTSup 95. Sheffield:
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    Old Testament. Guides to Biblical Scholarship.GBS. Minneapolis: Fortress,
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