Seeking the Favor of God: The origins of penitential prayer in Second Temple Judaism

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2006 - Religion - 268 pages
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Contents

I Was Ready to Be Sought Out by Those Who Did Not Ask
1
Ideological Origins of Penitential Prayer
21
SocioIdeological Setting or Settings for Penitential Prayers?
51
Priestly Performative Utterance in Leviticus 16 and Ezra 910
69
Lament Regained in TritoIsaiahs Penitential Prayer
83
A Sign of Judaisms Entry into the Axial Age
101
The Chorus of Lament in Jeremiah and Joel
119
17 The Concept of Guilt in the Communal Lament Isa 6376411
145
Penitential Prayer and Lament Sitz im Leben and Form
181
Afterword
193
Bibliography
205
Contributors
223
Ancient Sources Index
225
Hebrew Words Index
239
Modern Authors Index
241
Subject Index
247

615 A Penitential Prayer within Its Literary Setting
165

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About the author (2006)

Mark J. Boda (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. An ordained minister, he enjoys regular preaching opportunities across Canada. He is the author of Praying the Tradition and the editor of a collection of scholarly essays on Zechariah 9-14, Bringing Out the Treasure.

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