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Spis treści




Ks. Andrzej Piwowar: Wizja sprawiedliwego władcy w biblijnej tradycji mądrościowej

Fabian Tryl: Skarby króla Salomona. Gospodarcze podstawy wczesnego Izraela

Wojciech Turek SSP: Historia najnowszego przekładu Pisma Świętego w Polsce, przygotowanego z inicjatywy Towarzystwa Świętego Pawła [html]

Ks. Stanisław Dyk: Układ Lekcjonarza Mszalnego pomocą w interpretacji orędzia biblijnego

Bogusław Marek: Bridging the gap: Access to foreign languages for students with a visual impairment







Wanda Bajor: Hildegarda z Bingen – Wizjonerka i filozof, rec.: Małgorzata Kowalewska, Bóg – Kosmos – Człowiek
w twórczości Hildegardy z Bingen, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie­‑Skłodowskiej, Lublin 2007

Ks. Andrzej Danczak, rec.: Christoph Schönborn, Ziel oder Zufall? Schöpfung und Evolution aus der Sicht eines vernünftigen Glaubens, Herder, Freiburg i. Breisgau 2007

Ks. Janusz Mariański, rec.: Andrzej Tarczyński, Tradycja – społeczne doświadczenie przeszłości, Wydawnictwo MADO,
Toruń 2008

Marek Zając, rec.: Stanisław Kowalczyk, Zarys filozofii polityki, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2008






The Vision of the Just Ruler in Biblical Wisdom Tradition


One of the privileged and most important environments in which wisdom tradition developed in Israel, similar to other countries of the Ancient Near East, was the royal palace. Sages prepared the young successor to the throne to fulfill the responsibilities of the future ruler. They prepared him for this important assignment on many levels – teaching him law, good manners, diplomacy, by handing on principles useful in his personal life and so on. One of the main responsibilities of the king was to hold lordship over judgments, something the future monarch must be carefully prepared to fulfill.
Wisdom books of the Old Testament contain only a few of the teachings directly addressed to the king or the successor of the throne. This is a curious thing, but it can be explained this way: the teachings of the sages concerning the principles of behavior in their personal life, which are directed to everyone, also refer, or maybe primarily refer to the monarch’s life. Of particular importance are the wisdom teachings whose direct and only addressee is the king (Wis 6,1-11) or the successor to the throne (Pro 31,1-9).
In the article, the author analyzes the above two texts, whose common theme is the call to righteousness. It is precisely this that results from a thorough analysis, that its main trait ought to be characteristic of every ruler having any kind of sovereignty.

Key words: King, ruler, justice, Prov 31,1-9, Wis 6,1-11



Treasures of King Solomon. Economic Principles of Early Israel


The arising of the united kingdom of Israel had to be preceded by definite economic development. This resulted from the necessity to maintain a relatively large group of people, those who made up the elite surrounding the king. Maintaining the royal palace was a great expense for the subjects.
The Old Testament presents the times of King Solomon as a time of Israel’s great wealth and power. Research into the Biblical texts and archeological findings show that the basis of the economy during that time was farming and breeding, which could only bring limited profits. The development of trade and crafts were also important, which were subjected most likely to the central authority. A novelty introduced by Solomon was the application on a large scale of mandatory labor imposed not only on foreigners, but also on native born Israelites, which resulted most likely from the carried out on a large scale building investments.
A thorough analysis of data allows us to state that the vision created by the Biblical authors is exaggerated, and Solomon was not such a magnate as the Jews believed him to be, who thought they saw a period of enlightenment of their nation during his kingship.

Key words: ancient Israel, Solomon, economic history



The History of the Newest Translation of Sacred Scripture in Poland Prepared at the Initiative
of the Society of Saint Paul

In accord with the will of Blessed Fr. Jacob Alberione (1884-1971), Founder of the Family of Saint Paul, the basis of the apostolate of the religious order of the Society of Saint Paul is Sacred Scripture. A particular expression of service to the Word of God in the Society of Saint Paul is the undertaken initiative of a strictly Biblical characteristic, which includes translating Sacred Scripture into modern languages and adding commentaries adapted to a variety of types of recipients. In 1996, Poland’s Paulists undertook the initiative to prepare a new translation of the entire Sacred Scripture from the original languages and equipping it with complete commentaries. The beginning of the work received the approval of Church authorities and Pope John Paul II’s blessing. The enthusiasm of Poland’s Biblists was of great significance for the successful accomplishment of this project, who saw the need to prepare a new translation of Sacred Scripture. The first crowning of the arduous work was the 2005 edition of the New Testament and Psalms. About two and a half years after the publication of The NT and Psalms, work was completed on the entire Sacred Scripture, whose publisher (Saint Paul’s Editions) wishes to place with great joy in the hands of all believers in Christ and all people of good will who are searching for the Truth. The goal of the new translation of Sacred Scripture is not to eliminate from our lives the existing versions, but to enrich the already existing translational tradition. The diversity of the renderings allows seeing Sacred Scripture from different perspectives, which as a consequence gives a better and deeper understanding of the saving message included in it.

Key words: Paulists, St. Paul’s Edition, translations of the Bible, Paulists’ Bible




The arrangement of the mass lectionary a help in interpreting the biblical message

When interpreting the message of the Word of God, the preacher ought to take into consideration the arrangement of the Mass Lectionary into which this Word was included. The preacher ought to remember, when reaching for the Lectionary, that the arrangement of readings present in it is not something arbitrary. It concerns the Church’s proposition, the only one who has authority to select Scripture in the light of the Spirit and propose concrete texts for the liturgy of the word for celebrating Holy Mass. The arrangement is, in addition, a clear indication of the Church to the homilist as to which message ought to be delivered during the celebration of a given mystery.
Taking into consideration the fact that the entire mystery of Christ is present in every fragment of the Gospel, and that every liturgical celebration is a celebration of this mystery, the preacher ought to take into account first of all such principles of Lectionary hermeneutics as the priority of the Gospel over other texts and also the “Christological” reading of every Biblical text. In order to properly interpret the Biblical pericopes in the Lectionary, one must keep to the following methodology. First of all, a Biblical and liturgical exegetical analysis of the Gospel pericope must be made. This means that after analyzing the Gospel text in the framework of the Biblical context (the very text itself), one must capture changes that took place in a given pericope after its “transfer” from the Bible to the Lectionary. Next, the text of the first reading should undergo exegesis, capturing the thematic ties to the Gospel text, while paying attention to the Psalm and other criteria given earlier. Third, an analysis of the second reading ought to be done (this primarily concerns liturgical times, solemnities and feasts or ritual Masses). In this way, thematic agreement will be achieved between the readings which present the theological dimension and the suggestion concerning the value and way of going in accord with the options for celebrating the given mystery of Christ.

Key words: Lectionary, homily, liturgy, liturgical year




Autor: Robert Kryński
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 21.01.2010, godz. 09:30 - Robert Kryński