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Jimyung Kim

of contradiction is the fact that contradictions—the inconsistent or incoherent aspects of a statement, text, or situation—can be objectively identified. Such features are “out there” in a statement or a text, and an observing or hearing subject (at least a competent one) can accurately identify the

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Hanneke van Loon

can be deduced who ‘they’ are if the subjects of verse 13 and verse 14 are understood as contrastive topics: not ‘they’ should be categorized as rebels against the light (24:13), but instead, the “one who rises against the light” is “the murderer that kills the poor and needy,” and who “is in the

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Harvey E. Goldberg

Bible studies and anthropology might take place. Given the range of possibilities, this essay approaches the theme of anthropology and Bible studies in an eclectic fashion. Borrowing a metaphor from Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques (1964), it treats the subject as would a “slash and burn

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Sookgoo Shin

the subject from the singular to the plural (οἴδαμεν, λαλοῦμεν, ἑωράκαμεν, μαρτυροῦμεν), and this grammatical change may refer readers back to Nicodemus’ use of the plural in v. 2 (οἴδαμεν) where he appears to speak on behalf of a larger group that he is part of. For a sophisticated writer like John

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Sookgoo Shin

herself. Many commentators have often proposed that the Samaritan woman came to the well deliberately at the hottest time of the day to avoid contact with other women due to her shameful marital history, which would have made her unfit or a subject of gossip among her townswomen. Nowhere in the text

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Hanneke van Loon

are at peace (20:5, cf. 12:6), but they will not last, for—according to Zophar—it is not people in general but only the wicked ones that are subjected to ephemerality (20:6–11). 80 When Job would argue that he cannot swallow this and similar arguments (cf. 6:6–7; 12:11), Zophar counters that Job

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Hanneke van Loon

tasteless must be eaten without salt and whether there is taste in the juice of mallows, he questions the sense of stomaching a punishment that cannot be subjected to a proper judgment. 6 According to Job, Eliphaz’s interpretation of misfortune as punishment lacks reason: because it concerns wrongdoings

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Susanna Asikainen

masculinity can be found in the text. 5 See Parsons (2006, 67), who studies physiognomy in Luke-Acts and notes: “As we search for evidence of ancient physiognomy in the Lukan writings, we will do well to make a crucial distinction between topics on which Luke touches and subjects about which Luke teaches

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Jimyung Kim

practice it. ( NRSV with my modifications) Due to the ambiguity of many words and phrases here, the translation of this unit can vary. For example, if the verb ישנא in v. 1b is the puʿal form of שנה or שנא (to change) as in MT, the phrase עז פניו (the anger of his face) should be the subject of

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Jimyung Kim

tradition was subject to emendations according to the needs of religious and political elites as late as the late second century BCE . 13 According to Benjamin G. Wright III , even Ben Sira, who equates wisdom with the Torah, is not without disagreement with the Torah in order to advocate the sapiential