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Published: 01 December 2015

280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190212247

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How Repentance Became Biblical

Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture

David A. Lambert

  • Spells out the early history of repentance as a concept
  • Identifies a broad-based scholarly tendency to read repentance into the Bible.
  • Shows how that tendency relates to the broader history of interiority and the self.
  • Redescribes a range of key religious practices and central texts in the Bible.
  • Integrates a critical study of biblical texts with a study of post-biblical literature.