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Bruce K. Waltke

Bio: Bruce K. Waltke is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Old Testament & Hebrew. The author has an hindex of 8, co-authored 16 publications receiving 1026 citations.

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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: This paper found no positive difference in meaning between the pairs, apart from the few cases of collectives/nomina unitatis (# 6 and perhaps # 3) and found that one of the forms occurs in a poetic or elevated style, and the other mainly in an ordinary prosaic style.
Abstract: nouns (## 1–2), parts of body (## 3–4), agricultural terms (## 5–6), words connected with clothing (## 7–8); and pairs of words with initial ma-/mi(## 9– 12; see 5.6), seven of which are from medial-waw roots (## 11–12). He finds no positive difference in meaning between the pairs, apart from the few cases of collectives/nomina unitatis (# 6 and perhaps # 3). 1. המשא / םשא guilt 2. המקנ / םקנ dominion, vengeance 3. הרבא / א רב pinion 4. הרג / רג back 5. הקלח / ח קל territory 6. הציצ / ץיצ blossom 7. הדפא / דופא ephod 8. הרוגח / רוגח loin-covering 9. הנתמ / ןתמ gift 10. תרכממ / מ רכמ ware 11. הרוגמ / רוגמ terror 12. הלוחמ / לוחמ dance In five cases he found that one of the forms occurs in a poetic or elevated style, and the other mainly in an ordinary prosaic style (## 13–17).

573 citations

Book
19 Apr 2011
TL;DR: Waltke as mentioned in this paper argues that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the breaking in of the kingdom of God, which helps the reader better understand not only the New Testament but also the whole Bible, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.
Abstract: The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament's every sentence is "fraught with theology, worthy of reflection."This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative,chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the "breaking in of the kingdom of God." This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.

95 citations

Book
14 Oct 2004

43 citations

Book
01 Jan 2004
TL;DR: Waltke's two-volume commentary on Proverbs as discussed by the authors is the most comprehensive work on the book of Proverbs available in the English language and has been widely used in the Bible.
Abstract: Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come. Written by eminent Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life. A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature." Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, pastors, Bible students, and general readers alike.

40 citations


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24 Apr 2006
TL;DR: The difference in these terms in a fundamental sense is one that impacts their structure, behavior and realization, and the distinction comes from the manner in which parts and relationships are gathered together and therefore in the nature of the emergent whole.
Abstract: We present distinguishing characteristics (i.e. autonomy, belonging, connectivity, diversity, and emergence), that can help us to recognize or to realize a System of Systems (SoS). The principle differentiation that we make between a thing being either a 'system' or a SoS focuses on the nature of a system's composition. We will distinctly define this set of distinguishing characteristics which will include a set of cross references from our literature research where we believe others are articulating our chosen differentiating characteristics. We conclude by summarizing the difference in these terms in a fundamental sense, one that impacts their structure, behavior and realization, and the distinction comes from the manner in which parts and relationships are gathered together and therefore in the nature of the emergent whole.

487 citations

Book
01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: The authors discusses mycenaean texts and grammata for the Greek language, including the Linear B tablets and the Phoinikēia grammar, as well as other sources of information.
Abstract: Mycenaean texts : the Linear B tablets / Silvia Ferrara -- Phoinikēia grammata : an alphabet for the Greek language / Roger D. Woodard -- Inscriptions / Rudolph Wachter -- Papyri / Arthur Verhoogt -- The manuscript tradition / Niels Gaul -- Phonology / Philomen Probert -- Morphology and word formation / Michael Weiss -- Semantics and vocabulary / Michael Clarke -- Syntax / Evert van Emde Boas and Luuk Huitink -- Pragmatics : speech and text / Egbert J. Bakker -- Greek and Proto-Indo-European / Jeremy Rau -- Mycenaean Greek / Rupert Thompson -- Greek dialects in the archaic and classical ages / Stephen Colvin -- Greek and the languages of Asia Minor to the classical period / Shane Hawkins -- Linguistic diversity in Asia Minor during the Empire : Koine and the non-Greek languages / Claude Brixhe -- Greek in Egypt / Sofia Torallas Tovar -- Jewish and Christian Greek / Coulter H. George -- Greek and Latin bilingualism / Bruno Rochette -- Register variation / Andreas Willi -- Female speech / Thorsten Fogen -- Forms of address and markers of status / Eleanor Dickey -- Technical languages : science and medicine / Francesca Schironi -- Inherited poetics / Joshua T. Katz -- Language and meter / Gregory Nagy -- Literary dialects / Olga Tribulato -- The Greek of epic / Olav Hackstein -- The language of Greek lyric poetry / Michael Silk -- The Greek of Athenian tragedy / Richard Rutherford -- Kunstprosa : philosophy, history, oratory / Victor Bers -- The literary heritage as language : Atticism and second sophistic / Lawrence Kim -- Greek philosophers on language / Casper C. de Jonge and Johannes M. van Ophuijsen -- The birth of grammar in Greece / Andreas U. Schmidhauser -- Language as a system in ancient rhetoric and grammar / James I. Porter -- Byzantine literature and the classical past / Staffan Wahlgren -- Medieval and early modern Greek / David Holton and Io Manolessou -- Modern Greek / Peter Mackridge.

171 citations

14 Dec 2012
TL;DR: Mcendon as discussed by the authors examined various contemporary Protestant views of Christian spirituality in light of Galatians 2:20 in order to correct some common errors caused by the elevation of personal subjectivism and the misinterpretation of Scripture.
Abstract: GALATIANS 2:20 AS A CORRECTIVE TO SELECTED CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY Philip Adam McClendon, Ph.D. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012 Chair: Dr. Robert L. Plummer This dissertation examines various contemporary Protestant views of Christian Spirituality in light of Galatians 2:20 in order to correct some common errors caused by the elevation of personal subjectivism and the misinterpretation of Scripture. The purpose is to demonstrate the continual necessity of the Scriptures as the normative grounds for evaluating and correcting the theological and practical expressions of Christian spirituality. Christian spirituality focuses on the way that one lives as led by the Spirit in light of one’s understanding of and experience with God. While the role of the Spirit in Christian spirituality is critical, direct emphasis on the necessity of grounding one’s spiritual understanding and experience within the context of Scripture is often an absent element. Without the governing standard of the Bible, and with the increased influences of ecumenicalism, mysticism, secularism, subjectivism, and relativism within Protestantism, Christian spirituality remains somewhat ambiguous and covers a substantial range of religious beliefs to include biblical as well as extra-biblical ideas. Thus, to demonstrate how the Scriptures can help govern limits within Christian spirituality, Galatians 2:20 will be examined. This dissertation, then, employs Galatians 2:20 as a guide for establishing essential concepts concerning the spiritual life and, in so doing, corrects some common misunderstandings of the spiritual life. Chapter 1 defines spirituality and provides a brief history of interpretation for Galatians 2:20. Chapter 2 demonstrates that the cross is central to the justification of the believer and results in a transformation of life. Chapter 3 reveals that the Spirit serves as Christ’s representative to the believer empowering them for Christian living. Chapter 4 emphasizes the reality that although the believer is to progress in sanctification, they will continually experience spiritual tension in this life between the Spirit and the desires of the flesh. Chapter 5 explains that personal faith is the means by which the believer lives out the indwelling presence of the Spirit. This lived faith is motivated by the sacrificial love of God. Chapter 6 provides a conclusion based on the preliminary thought regarding the necessity of biblical spirituality in light of some current trends within Christian spirituality.

144 citations

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01 Sep 1986-Language

139 citations