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Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger

Bio: Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger is an academic researcher from University of Vienna. The author has an hindex of 4, co-authored 8 publications receiving 82 citations.

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01 Jan 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, der Commentarius in Ecclesiasten des Hieronymus war jahrhundertelang der standardkommentar zum Buch Kohelet.
Abstract: Der Commentarius in Ecclesiasten des Hieronymus war jahrhundertelang der Standardkommentar zum Buch Kohelet. Er avancierte zum Referenzwerk einer Spiritualitat, die im Vanitas-Motiv und in der Ubung des contemptus mundi die abendlandische Mentalitats- und Geistesgeschichte bis in die Neuzeit hinein in Anknupfung und Widerspruch zutiefst gepragt hat. Im vorliegenden Band werfen die unterschiedlichen Disziplinen: Exegese, Patristik, Judaistik, Literaturwissenschaft, Philologie und Kirchengeschichte einen gemeinsamen Blick auf den Kommentar und beleuchten zentrale Themen und Motive, Intention und zeitgeschichtliche Situierung des Kommentars. Zudem werden hermeneutische und methodologische Grundfragen der patristischen Bibelauslegung diskutiert. Die lange Zeit als uberholt bezeichnete Kirchenvater-Exegese wird dabei neu in das exegetische Gesprach gebracht und auf ihre Relevanz fur eine zeitgemasse Bibelauslegung hin befragt. Hieronymus empfiehlt sich dabei in besonderer Weise als Gesprachspartner, ist er doch einer der wirkmachtigsten Vertreter einer Auslegungstradition, in der Theologie und Exegese, Glaube und Wissenschaft, Altes und Neues Testament noch nicht getrennt waren.

1 citations


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16 Sep 1993

445 citations

Dissertation
01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: In this paper, a fair and neutral approach to the study of biblical law is proposed, which can embrace different types of law on the one hand, and make allowance for legal development on the other.
Abstract: As a result of influence from assyriology and the sociology of law, the Hebrew legal texts have commonly been categorised in recent study as ancient law-codes analogous to the cuneiform codes recovered from the ancient Near East. This has not led, however, to a more constructive and decisive stage in the study of biblical law, and conceptual and methodological problems have been imported from each field. The current interpretative models of the texts, in terms either of legislative, or of non-legislative functions, fail to provide a coherent explanation for their formation. This thesis is to contrive a fair and neutral approach that can embrace different types of law on the one hand, and make allowance for legal development on the other. Abandoning more casual modern presuppositions about the character of law and of legal systems, the analysis takes as its starting-point the basic concept of law universally accepted by scholars of jurisprudence, and shifts the debate from the old question of whether these ancient codes were “law” or “not law” to questions about why and how these ancient law-codes could have been formulated and functioned in their contemporary societies. The analysis also looks beyond the cuneiform law-codes and concepts of kingship in the ancient Near East, to other early laws developed in different cultures, such as Athens and imperial China. Against such a historical and conceptual background, the conceptual leap reflected in the Torah from common monarchical law to the constitution of theocracy is examined within the changing socio-historical contexts of Israel itself, from the period of the monarchy through to the Exile. While the initial development of the Hebrew law is thus reconstructed in accord with the general position of monarchical law in ancient empires, the legal breakthrough made in the Torah will be associated with exilic Israel, which transformed the concept of law and the socio-political system for the purpose of reconstituting the nation.

41 citations

Book
22 Nov 2004
TL;DR: Homicide in the Biblical World as mentioned in this paper analyzes the treatment of homicide in the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates that it is directly linked to the unique social structure and religion of ancient Israel.
Abstract: Homicide in the Biblical World analyses the treatment of homicide in the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates that it is directly linked to the unique social structure and religion of ancient Israel. Close parallels between biblical law and ancient Near Eastern law are evident in the laws of the ox that gored and the pregnant woman who is assaulted, but, when the total picture of the process by which homicide was adjudicated comes into view, what is most noticeable is how little of it is similar to ancient Near Eastern law. This book reconstructs biblical law from both legal texts and narrative texts and analyses both the law collections and documents from actual legal cases from the ancient Near East.

32 citations

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TL;DR: In an introduction to the English translation of Gerhard von Rad's classic work Holy War in Ancient Israel, Ollenburger as mentioned in this paper reviewed the major contributions on the topic of warfare through to 19...
Abstract: In an introduction to the English translation of Gerhard von Rad’s classic work Holy War in Ancient Israel, Ollenburger (1991) reviewed the major contributions on the topic of warfare through to 19...

32 citations

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TL;DR: The authors surveys recent research on the book of Judges since 2003 by separating the discussion into two sections: the first section traces current research on overall book of judges as well as specific characters and/or passages, while the second section notes two growing areas of research; namely, reception history and gender studies.
Abstract: The book of Judges continues to inspire research and interpretation, from an ongoing focus on traditional research methods such as historical criticism and redaction criticism, to newer approaches like cultural criticism and postcolonial readings. This article surveys recent research on the book of Judges since 2003 by separating the discussion into two sections: the first section traces current research on the overall book of Judges as well as specific characters and/or passages, while the second section notes two growing areas of research; namely, reception history and gender studies.

25 citations