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By Antti Laato, Johannes C. De Moor

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ISBN-13: 9789004132757

Is it justice whilst deities permit righteous humans to endure? this question has occupied the minds of theologians and philosophers for plenty of centuries and remains to be hotly disputed. all types of argument were constructed to exonerate the 'good God' of any guilt during this recognize. because Leibniz it has develop into commonly used to explain such makes an attempt as 'theodicy', the justification of God. In glossy philosophical debate this use of 'theodicy' has been puzzled. despite the fact that, this quantity exhibits that it's nonetheless a attainable time period for an idea that originated a lot prior to is often realised.

Experts from many disciplines keep on with the emergence of the theodicy challenge from old close to jap texts of the second one millennium BCE via biblical literature, from either outdated and New testomony, intertestamental writings together with Qumran, Philo Judaeus and rabbinic Judaism.

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M. J. Collins, Daniel: A Commentary on the Book of Daniel (Hermeneia), Minneapolis 1993; Idem, The Apocalyptic Imagination, 20. 98 Cf. Tigchelaar, Prophets of Old, esp. 1-15. 99 Good examples are 4QPatr, the Testament of Judah 22:2-3; 24:1-6 and Targumim on Gen. 49:8-12 which interpret Gen. 49:8-12 in the terms of the Messiah and apparently understood the word tyrIj}a' in Gen. 49:1 as referring to the eschatological time. Cf. M. Aberbach, B. Aramaic Studies, 1), Missoula 1976; A. ), Targum Palaestinense in Pentateuchum, Additur Targum Pseudojonatan ejusque hispanica versio (Biblia Polyglotta Matritensia, IV), t.

The Psalms contain old Jerusalemite temple theology where the central theme is the belief that the King Yhwh Sebaoth is ruling in Zion and will provide protection against the powers of chaos, evil and death. 108 In some Psalms this absence of Yhwh is explained as a consequence of sin committed by the person(s) praying. According to Lindstr¨om this idea is the result of redactional work or reflects late influences of the wisdom tradition, but in traditional Jerusalemite Temple theology this absence remains mysterious.

Quite soon, however, other ways to understand the meaning of the death of Jesus began to dominate. In the present form of the New Testament the death of Jesus is already interpreted in soteriological terms, as Tom Holm´en shows in his contribution. 9 Communion Theodicy The fundamental idea behind this theodicy is that suffering can bring human beings closer to God. There are three important traditions of communion theodicy in the Old Testament, two of which have been dealt with in the contributions of this volume.

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