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The concept of the love of wisdom in Proverbs (8): a comparative–philosophical clarification
The word “philosophy” can be literally rendered “the love of wisdom”. However, while etymological definitions are not always reliable as to the actual use of words, in some sense it is not anExpand
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"Brave New World" - Towards a philosophical theology of the Old Testament
There is currently no philosophical theology of the Old Testament. Biblical scholars appear reluctant to offer philosophical accounts of YHWH and it is popularly believed that philosophical concernsExpand
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The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion
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YHWH's personal identity - a philosophical perspective
In this article a new riddle for Hebrew Bible theologians is introduced. It concerns the philosophical problem of YHWH’s personal identity within the world in the text. Given theological pluralism inExpand
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Why is there something rather than nothing? Biblical ontology and the mystery of existence
In metaphysics, perhaps the most fascinating but also the most commonly misunderstood problem presents itself in the question, 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' This is the mystery ofExpand
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When historical minimalism becomes philosophical maximalism
In this article the author takes a closer look at the turn to philosophy in the writings of some scholars associated with so-called historical minimalism (Thomas L. Thompson & Philip R. Davies).Expand
Philosophical Reduction(ism) in Meta-Language Reconstructions of Yhwh as Religious Object
In Hebrew Bible/Old Testament scholarship, one encounters a variety of reductive perspectives on what exactly Yahweh as religious object is assumed to be. In this article, a clarification of theExpand
Ancient Israelite perspectives on the meaning of life
Old Testament theologians have discussed a myriad of topics related to ancient Israelite religion. Yet perhaps the one question that haunts everyone who grapples with the world in the text is usuallyExpand
This article discusses a selection of the most recent examples from both biblical scholarship and Jewish philosophy of the construction of the Hebrew Bible as a philosophical resource. By way of aExpand