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Author Archives: fputnam
Irrealis in Esther This paper introduces the concept of narrative irrealis and describes its function in, and contribution to the story contained in the biblical book of Esther.
Bibliography on Egypt : A brief bibliography prepared in order to encourage students to learn more about the history, life, and culture of ancient Egypt, which was Israel’s nearest neighbour, sparring partner, and asylum for political refugees from Israel and … Continue reading
Biblical Utopias The Bible presents various “model” societies in the covenantal books, in its wisdom literature, and (negatively and positively) in the prophetic books; this paper examines some of these and asks how they should function in the Church.
Congruent Visions : This paper (ETSEastern 2006) demonstrates the congruent visions of justice in the covenant, the wisdom literature, and the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).
Weights and Measures – Commercial Integrity Several verses in the biblical book of Proverbs refer to integrity in business; this paper examines those dealing with weights and measures and the relationship between commercial integrity and societal health.
Pr 17 12 A study of the puzzling mis-translation of Proverbs 17.12 and a suggested rendering.
Reading Notes Ruth Notes on the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of the Hebrew text of Ruth 1-4 intended to help beginning students read the Hebrew text.
Reading Notes Jonah Notes on the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of the Hebrew text of Jonah 1-4, intended to help beginning students.