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By Nicholas Ellis

Nicholas Ellis examines the interaction found in early Jewish literature among authors' theological assumptions on divine company in evil and their readings of biblical checking out narratives. Ellis takes as a place to begin the Epistle of James , and compares this early Christian paintings opposed to different examples of old Jewish interpretation. Ellis exhibits how various views at the divine, satanic, and human roles of checking out exercised an instantaneous impact at the interpretation of well known biblical trying out narratives reminiscent of Abraham and Isaac, activity, and the rigors within the wasteland. learn in mild of the wider Jewish literature, Ellis argues that the theology and hermeneutic present in the Epistle of James as such relate to divine checking out are heavily paralleled via the so-called 'Rewritten Bible' culture. inside James' cosmic drama, God stands as righteous pass judgement on, with the satanic prosecutor indicting either divine integrity and human non secular loyalty.

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