Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

You are looking at 1-20 of 560 entries  for:

  • All: Office hymns x
clear all

View:

Overview

Office hymns

Subject: Religion

Hymns appear as part of the Monastic Office in the Rule of St Benedict, though they were not generally used in the Roman liturgy until the 12th cent. The 1971 Liturgy of the Hours places a ...

Office hymns

Office hymns   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
66 words

... hymns . Hymns appear as part of the Monastic Office in the Rule of St Benedict , though they were not generally used in the Roman liturgy until the 12th cent. The 1971 Liturgy of the Hours places a hymn before the Psalms in all Offices; provides two sets of hymns for use at each Office; and allows conferences of bishops to introduce...

office hymns

office hymns   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
235 words

...Horarum places the hymns before the psalms in all the offices; it provides two series of hymns for use at each office, which in the case of Lauds and Vespers are to be used on alternate weeks, in the case of the Office of Readings acc. to whether the office is said in the day or at night; and it allows conferences of bps to introduce new hymns. Many ancient office hymns are contained (in English versions) in modern hymnals, e.g. ‘Lucis Creator Optime’ (‘O Blest Creator of the Light’; from Sunday Vespers), ‘Te lucis ante terminum’ (‘Before the Ending of...

Office hymns

Office hymns  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
Hymns appear as part of the Monastic Office in the Rule of St Benedict, though they were not generally used in the Roman liturgy until the 12th cent. The 1971 Liturgy of the Hours places a hymn ...
32 The History of the Book in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

32 The History of the Book in the Czech Republic and Slovakia   Reference library

Devana Pavlik

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
3,102 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...to prayer books, hymn books, sermons, hagiographies, novels, and folk tales. As exponents of the Counter-Reformation, the Jesuits exercised tight control over printing, which they concentrated in a small number of establishments. The largest of these was their own press at the Klementinum complex in Prague. Lists of prohibited books were compiled, and many books printed in the previous century were taken from their owners and banned and burned. Destroyed books were fast replaced by new material—textbooks, *postils (biblical commentaries), hymn books, and...

Psalms

Psalms   Reference library

C. S. Rodd and C. S. Rodd

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
62,266 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
3

...the earth (natural forces, plants and animals, human beings), and finally to what is almost a little hymn to God in itself. v. 14 bc is rather awkward and it has been suggested that it is an editorial footnote stating that this is a hymn of praise. The listing of the various parts of the natural world have been compared to Egyptian lists, but these are longer and the psalm sounds more like a hymn than a scribal collection of animals. Others point to the hymnic tradition from Babylon as well as Egypt. There seems no need to go outside the OT, however, for the...

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

Shef Rogers

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
3,037 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...like Collins, *Random House , and *Longman in the 1960s , though the pace of mergers quickened at the end of the 20 th and start of the 21 st centuries. Whitcoulls absorbed the Government Printer and was, in turn, taken over by U.S. Office Products; London Books is owned by the Blue Star Conglomerate, owner of U.S. Office Products; and Reed, having changed names and hands at least six times, became part of Reed Elsevier. Smaller independent booksellers and publishers survived, but faced tough competition from the chains’ discounts and from increasing use...

Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach

Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach   Reference library

John J. Collins and John J. Collins

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
38,105 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...( byn ), Smend 1906 : 394 .) From the context, it would seem that Sirach's fear is that the young woman may become aware of her sexuality ( Trenchard 1982 : 158 ). ( 42:15–43:33 ) Hymn to the Creator This section of Sirach concludes with a long hymn to the creator. 42:15–20 praises the omniscience of God. 42:21–43:26 lists the works of creation. 43:27–33 concludes the hymn with a call to praise. The praises of nature in ch. 43 recalls Job 28, 38–41 , but also Ps 104, 148 , and the Song of the Three Jews in the Greek additions to Daniel. It has been...

The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon   Reference library

William Horbury and William Horbury

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
21,675 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...( wis a .3). Indeed, it is not impossible that Wisdom 1–10 is a version of a text also issued in Hebrew or Aramaic. On the other hand, Wisdom's occasional transitions from biblical parallelism to hymn-like prose, such as the list of epithets in 7:22–3 , sometimes give it a mixed Hebraic and rhetorical style like that seen on a small scale in the hymn of Rev 15:3–4 . 2. A formal feature visible throughout the book is correspondence between speeches or descriptions. Within sections, units of text have been arranged to show parallels of sense and to...

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans   Reference library

Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia and Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,024 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...permission by Pope Innocent IV (in 1248 ) to use its own language in its liturgy and the Glagolitic alphabet for service books. One of the most beautiful Glagolitic MSS is the Missal of Prince Novak ( 1368 ), now held in the *Austrian National Library . It contains the famous hymn ‘Dies irae’ and some musical notation. The earliest Croatian incunabulum, the Missale Romanum ( 1483 ; its place of printing is unknown), survives in thirteen copies and eight fragments. The first dated press in Croatia was opened in 1494 at Senj by Blaž Baromić , Croatia’s...

41 The History of the Book in Korea

41 The History of the Book in Korea   Reference library

Beth McKillop

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,106 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
2

...the centuries that followed, many works were published using types; Sohn listed fourteen han’gŭl founts in his 1982 survey of Korean types, Early Korean Typography . The finest editions continued to be court-sponsored works, supervised by the Office of Paper Production, the Office of Movable Type, and the Office for Woodblock Printing. By the late Chosŏn, private individuals, Confucian academies ( sŏwŏn ), local scholars, and authors all sponsored the printing of books, and some commissioned new types. Despite the close interest of 15 th -century Korean...

Liberation Theology: Europe

Liberation Theology: Europe   Reference library

Luise Schottroff and John Rogerson

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,737 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
4

...as a congregation. The spiritual strength of these elements of worship also characterized the resistance of the citizens of the German Democratic Republic which contributed to the destruction of the wall between eastern Europe and the capitalist countries in 1989. There were hymns which used the same language in both the West German Peace Movement and the services of resistance in the GDR: ‘May God keep us, May God protect us and be with us on our ways. Be a fountain and bread in the desert, Be with us with your blessing’ (text, Eugen Eckert, 1985; melody...

Religion

Religion   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,549 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...a subject who rejected the Church could rightly be deprived of some of his privileges as citizen: hence Warburton's defence of the Test Acts of 1673 and 1678 , which kept Roman Catholics from holding office under the Crown or sitting in parliament. Protestants who refused to conform to the Church of England were similarly affected with respect to office-holding but were not barred from parliament, while the Corporation Act of 1661 excluded both Catholics and Nonconformists from municipal corporations, unless they qualified by taking communion in an ...

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature   Reference library

Philip S. Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
48,106 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...their assembly I will bless your Name’ ( cf. Ps 26:12 ). Comment: The intimate tone makes it uncertain whether this hymn was intended for public or private use. Even if sung publicly it establishes a close personal relationship to God. The sense of real persecution and danger has led some to suggest that this particular hymn may have been composed by the Teacher of Righteousness, the founder of the Dead Sea sect. On the Thanksgiving Hymns see maj gen e .7. 5. The Benediction ‘Creator of Light’ ( Yoṣer᾽ or ) Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the...

Job

Job   Reference library

James L. Crenshaw and James L. Crenshaw

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
28,334 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...eight of the nine words; the last word breaks the pattern. In this verse, too, the reader encounters two general words for deity, ᾽ ēl and ᾽ ĕlōhîm . ( 5:9–13 ) Participles set this brief unit apart as a doxology, a hymn extolling God whom Job is urged to seek. The language is traditional. Beginning with a reference to innumerable wonders, the hymn then highlights an important specific action, the sending of rain, an oft-mentioned vital necessity in the ancient Near East. It moves on to consider the activity of God in exalting the lowly and bringing down wicked...

The Early Church

The Early Church   Reference library

Henning Graf Reventlow

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,415 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
6

...of the Septuagint. Embracing the tradition of David as the author of the psalms, he seeks an occasion for each psalm in David's life. Cases in which the background is later he explains by David's prophetic foreknowledge. He even classifies the psalms under categories as hymns of praise, doctrinal psalms, prayers of pentitence, etc. Theodore denies a direct prophecy of Christ in the psalms, except in the traditionally messianic Psalms 2, 8, and 45 (44). Similarly in his commentary on the Twelve Prophets he seeks to begin with fulfilments of the...

2 Maccabees

2 Maccabees   Reference library

R. Doran and R. Doran

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
20,060 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the first and second temple, which some had questioned ( Ezra 3:12 ; 1 Enoch 89:73 ; 2 Apoc. Bar. 68:5–6 ). The prayer of the priests stresses God's election of Israel, and his role as the Divine Warrior who fights for his people and leads them to their home, as in the hymn in Ex 15 . The miracle of the fire is verified and acknowledged by the Persian king, and Nehemiah is recognized as the discoverer of naphtha, a kind of petroleum well known to Hellenistic scientists and geographers (Dioscorides, De materia medica , 1.73; Strabo, Geog. 15.3.15;...

Israel and the Nations

Israel and the Nations   Reference library

Oxford Bible Atlas (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
10,740 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
12

...However, there are some affinities between the famous ‘Hymn to the Aten’, thought by some to have been written by the pharaoh himself, and parts of Psalm 104; these have suggested the possibility that the The River Euphrates in Syria. Sonia Halliday Photographs (Prue Grice) Hymn was known in Israel, perhaps in translation, but it is also...

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy   Reference library

Christoph Bultmann and Christoph Bultmann

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
28,352 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the same thought has been added in 1:37–8 ). Not unlike 9:13–14, 25–9 , the scene thus includes reflections on the relationship between Moses and the people. The opening of the prayer proclaims YHWH's uniqueness (as in 1 Kings 8:23 ); one might compare the hymnic praise of the sun god in an Akkadian hymn ( Lambert 1960 : 129 ll . 45–6; ANET 388): ‘Among all the Igigi (gods) there is none who toils but you, ǀ None who is supreme like you in the whole pantheon of gods.’ Discourse on the Excellence of the Law ( 4:1–40 ) This great discourse has been inserted...

Class

Class   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,846 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...political, and religious class conflict before 1850 , drew promiscuously from a range of vocabularies and used them to fortify each other in order to express a wide-ranging experience of oppression and utter a call to concerted action. It is no surprise to find a Chartist hymn which managed to combine radical patriotism, constitutionalism, and Christianity, together with the rights of man and socialist mutuality; ‘All for each—each for all’: Ye nobles of nature, ye scions of fame, Ye foremost in liberty's van, Hoist your standard aloft, and loudly...

3 The Ancient Book

3 The Ancient Book   Reference library

Craig Kallendorf

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
7,021 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
2

...a text, and rubrication for headings, titles, and colophons. In the Old Kingdom, prayers and lists of a deceased person’s accomplishments written on tomb walls evolved into catalogues of virtues and maxims that were transferred to papyrus as ‘Instructions to the Dead’, to which hymns, prophecies, and warnings were later added. Short stories and ballads, then historical inscriptions and narrative poems became common in the New Kingdom, with non-literary writings like astronomical texts, calendars, magical incantations, treatises on practical medicine, and court...

View: