Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 264 pp. Yellow cloth covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Selected contents include but are not limited to: "The Biblical term "Servant" in relation to the Lord," "The Christian Origin of "Suffering Servant" and "Servant of the Lord" as technical terms," "Some Alleged Ancient Near Eastern Parallels to Isa. 53" and much more. Also includes an appendix, Conclusions, Bibliography and two indices. Some sunning to spine, otherwise book is in very good - near fine condition. vg. Item #19187
Harry M. Orlinsky (1908 - 1992) was on the forefront of biblical studies for over four decades and was the field's most visible Jewish representative. One of the few Jewish contributors to the original “Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible” and the only Jewish member of the Protestant translation committees that produced the Revised and New Revised Standard Versions of the Bible, (RSV, NRSV) He viewed himself primarily as a historian, whose task was to “remove the layers and crust of subsequent explanation and distortion, to reveal the authentic statement set forth by the original author.”
The other author, Norman H. Snaith, was a well known biblical scholar with a more conservative stance, was famous for his criticism of aligning “Biblical Theology” with either Jewish or Christian Theology, stating rather vehemently, that they are hardly one and the same. He wrote, “The whole Bible, the NT as well as the OT, is based on the Hebrew attitude and approach. We are of the firm opinion that this ought to be recognized on all hands to a greater extent” (Dr. Norman Snaith, The Distinctive Ideas of the Old Testament, p. 185). “It is clear to us…that there is often a great difference between Christian theology and Biblical theology. [Is this really the Christ of the Bible who is presented to you in tract and sermon?] Throughout the centuries the Bible has been interpreted in a Greek context, and even the NT has been interpreted on the basis of Plato and Aristotle.”.