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Seeking the Favor of God: Volume 1: The Origins of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism
Boda, Mark†J., Daniel†K. Falk and Rodney†A. Werline, editors

Atlanta/Leiden: Society of Biblical Literature/Brill, 2006 pp. xvii + 245. $35.95/$122.00

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Description: The emergence of penitential prayer represents a significant formal shift in the prayer tradition of Israel. The essays collected in this volume investigate the beginnings of penitential prayer literature in the Hebrew Bible in the Babylonian and Persian periods. The contributors offer a fresh look at various aspects of the shift from communal lament to penitential prayer as well as the relationship between them, in the process applying new approaches and methodologies to such questions as the meaning and importance of confession to penitential prayer and the necessity of penitential prayer as a prequel to repentance.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism

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Review by Albert L. A. Hogeterp
Published 11/11/2007
Citation: Albert L. A. Hogeterp, review of Mark J. Boda, Daniel K. Falk, and Rodney A. Werline, eds., Seeking the Favor of God: Volume 1: The Origins of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2007).

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