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"How Repentance Became Biblical explores the rise of repentance as a concept within early forms of Judaism and Christianity and how it has informed the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. It develops alternative accounts for many of the ancient phenomena identified as penitential"--Provided by publisher.

Title How repentance became biblical : Judaism, Christianity, and the interpretation of Scripture / David A. Lambert.
Publisher New York : Oxford University Press
Creation Date 2016
Content Introduction: The penitential lens -- Part I. Rites. Fasting and the artistry of distress -- The logic of appeal -- Articulating sin -- Part II. Language and pedagogy. A material "(re)turn to YHWH" -- Power and the prophetic utterance -- Part III. Religion. Agency and redemption -- The genealogy of repentance.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index.
Format xiii, 266 pages
25 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2016
Identifier ISBN9780190212247
System Number 990038843340205171

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