Text and Canon
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This volume is a collection of essays written by former students and colleagues of the late John H. Sailhamer. It includes scholarly treatments of compositional and canonical issues across the Tanakh. These essays are presented in honor of the memory and the legacy of Dr. Sailhamer.""John Sailhamer devoted his life to calling others to a sensitive and serious reading of the biblical text. This volume's contributors have answered his call and demonstrated the fruitfulness of his interpretive methods. In so doing, they have honored his legacy and the text he so cherished."" -- James M. Todd III, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at College of the Ozarks, author of Sinai and the Saints and Remember, O Yahweh""Dr. John Sailhamer was the most brilliant, insightful, and challenging professor I ever encountered in my doctoral studies, really in all my academic endeavors. After reading the Tanakh with him, I could never read it as I had before. This collection of essays in his honor is a worthy testament to John. Written by his former students, they will challenge your previous ideas, expand your perspective, and make you value God's Word all the more."" --Michael Rydelnik, Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host/Bible Teacher, Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Author, The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?""John Sailhamer gave his students and his readers a sense of the intertextual and canonical unity of the Bible. This book, written in his honor, continues that canonical and intertextual legacy. While readers may not agree with the conclusions of each essay, they cannot help but come away with that same canonical sense that Sailhamer so passionately taught and wrote about in his academic ministry."" --Matthew Emerson, Oklahoma Baptist University""The work of Sailhamer comes to life in Text and Canon with its engaging compilation of his former students' essays as they tackle chapter-by-chapter a number of issues across the Hebrew canon with a surprising diversity of insights, foci, and conclusions. Indeed, those who have simplified and understated the implications of Sailhamer's emphasis on the biblical text in its composition will be pleasantly surprised with the depth of these works. This volume confirms that Sailhamer's influence on scholarship is growing rather than receding."" --Peter J. Link, Jr., Chair and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, The School of Christian Studies, Charleston Southern University""In this fitting tribute, Drs. Cole and Kissling have assembled an impressive collection of essays exemplifying the legacy of Dr. John Sailhamer. Through detailed literary analysis, these essays provide a significant contribution to approaching the biblical texts on their own terms. A clear methodology for sound biblical exegesis is on full display, making this book an invaluable tool for any serious interpreter of the Bible."" -- Jeremy D. Lyon, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Truett-McConnell UniversityPaul Kissling is Professor of Old Testament at Lincoln Christian Seminary. Robert Cole was formerly Associate Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.