2) By laying the groundwork for examining the Qur'an's revelatory nature, I turn to neglected resources within the Catholic theological tradition and argue that the Church has reasons to be open in principle to postbiblical
revelation, including what Muhammad received in Mecca and Medina.
Rather this opposition stems from the postbiblical
period, in which speculation concerning reasons for the repudiation of Ishmael becomes commonplace.
The first two chapters of the book are historiographical, utilizing the concept of "La Longue Duree" (9) to frame biblical and postbiblical
history, both sacred and secular.
one of creation, provided we do not restrict our understanding of the term to the traditional, but postbiblical
, doctrine of creatio ex nihilo.
Rendsberg, "Alliteration in the Exodus Narrative", in Birkat Shalom - Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical
Judaism Presented to Shalom M.
However, without the benefit of postbiblical
revelation, Christians do well to resist assuming that modern catastrophes are the result of God's judgment upon particular sinners.
To add yet another curiosity, it is noteworthy that, of the two tales, it is the story of the binding of Isaac that seems to be preferred in the Jewish postbiblical
100) David Daube, Biblical and Postbiblical
Law, in 3 BIBLICAL LAW AND LITERATURE, supra note 71, at 10.
of Toronto) reads biblical and postbiblical
texts in comparative philological and legal system analyses, in addressing the complex rules surrounding the legal status of female slaves in ancient Israel.
Actually, the water buffalo appears to have only been introduced into the Land of Israel in the early postbiblical
period, and neither in the Hebrew Bible, nor the early rabbinic literature is the water buffalo referred to by the name to ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) The water buffalo still existed in the marshes of Lake Huleh until the 1948 war, when it was destroyed.
Aramaic in Postbiblical
Judaism and Early Christianity.
96) On Theodoret's use of biblical typologies in the Historia religiosa, see Derek Krueger, "'Typological Figuration in Theodoret of Cyrrhus's Religious History and the Art of Postbiblical
Narrative," Journal of Early Christian Studies 5, no.