This volume, the latest contribution to the international Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti (CJH), investigates New Testament and Septuagint descriptions of theophanic interactions with the world. The CJH project aims to improve the understanding of the individual New Testament writings as part of the culture of Hellenistic Judaism. This final volume complements studies on Philo, Josephus, non-textual evidence, and non-canonical pseudepigraphal writings, and focuses on the development of linguistic and theological concepts within and between the LXX and the New Testament. Thematically, the volume considers the possible impact of religious experiences on biblical texts: according to the biblical authors Israel experienced God as speaking and acting on its behalf, occasionally in visible, audible, and tangible ways. Indeed, scripture presents itself as beginning with epiphanies of the divine.
Contributors: Andy Angel, Richard H. Bell, Eberhard Bons, Roland Deines, Susan Docherty, Jan Dochhorn, Jörg Frey, Volker Gäckle, Jens Herzer, Brian Howell, Stefan Krauter, Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, Martin Meiser, Steve Moyise, Thomas O'Loughlin, Alison Salvesen, Joachim Schaper, Edmund Stewart, Mark Wreford