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Dating Archaic Biblical Hebrew Poetry

A Critique of the Linguistic Arguments
ISBN: 978-1-61143-921-2
The dating of some Archaic Biblical Hebrew poems to the late second millennium – early first millennium BCE on the basis of a handful of linguistic forms in common with second millennium Ugaritic and Amarna-Canaanite texts is brought into question. This critique highlights the problems with the arguments and hypotheses presented in the literature, and concludes that there is no compelling evidence to support the use of linguistic data for dating purposes.
$57.00

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures VI

Comprising the Contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 9
Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi
ISBN: 978-1-61143-004-2
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in Volume 9 (2009) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$191.96

A Redaction History of the Pentateuch Targums

Genesis 1:26–27 in the Exegetical Context of Formative Judaism
ISBN: 978-1-61719-181-7
This volume combines Targum studies with Judaic studies. The author assigns different Targums each to a respective particular “Sitz im Leben”, stressing the close connection between Targum and Midrash literature. She challenges the assumption that all extant Targums were compiled for the Synagogue. Instead, she suggests that Targum Onqelos might have fulfilled a function in the context of the early beth din and demonstrates that Pseudo-Jonathan can be linked with the rhetorical practices which abounded in later amoraic, educational circles.
$89.25

Folk-lore in the Old Testament

Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend, and Law
ISBN: 978-1-61719-818-2
This volume includes myths, stories, priestly speculations, ritual magic, and legal provisions from many lands that parallel to the Old Testament.
$57.90

Between Law and Narrative

The Method and Function of Abstraction
ISBN: 978-1-59333-912-8
Aside from being the content of speeches by characters in narrative, how do passages of laws in the Pentateuch interact with the surrounding narratives? This book proposes that certain passages of law in Leviticus and Numbers offer direction for the interpretation of adjacent segments of narrative. This 'direction' may serve to emphasize select themes and concepts in narrative. Alternatively, it may misdirect readers, or suggest alternative options to more accessible interpretations for a stretch of narrative.
$88.80

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures V

Comprising the Contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 8
Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi
ISBN: 978-1-60724-326-7
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in Volume 8 (2008) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$160.95

Dischronology and Dialogic in the Bible’s Primary Narrative

ISBN: 978-1-60724-105-8
This ground-breaking study offers a reassessment of Moses' book of the law from a narrative theory perspective. Concerned for the long-term viability of his people, Moses legislates a public reading of his document which is deposited next to the ark of the covenant as a national testament. Through the mechanics of narrative mediation, the narrator reveals to the reader of Deuteronomy the contents of Moses' enshrined publication. Deuteronomy's simulcast of Moses' book invites external readers to compare and evaluate their readings with story-world readers who access the same text within the Bible's Primary Narrative.
$57.00

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures IV

Comprising the Contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 7
Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi
ISBN: 978-1-59333-920-3
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in Volume 7 (2007) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$145.04

Fillets of Fatling and Goblets of Gold

The Use of Meal Events in the Ritual Imagery in the Ugaritic Mythological and Epic Texts
ISBN: 978-1-59333-084-2
This study focuses on the imagery of meals and feasting in the Baal Myth and Kirta and Aqhat epics. Utilizing contemporary approaches to ritual, these meal events reveal the manner in which ritual behavior described and defined the different social relationships with the Ugaritic pantheon and the interactions between the divine and mortal realms. This study demonstrates the role successful ritual behavior played in the organization and presentation of characters within the narratives, as well as the role of unsuccessful or failed rituals associated with the meal event, which resulted in social chaos and confusion.
$107.60

Hebrew and Babylonian Traditions

The Haskell Lectures delivered at Oberlin College in 1913, and since revised and enlarged
ISBN: 978-1-59333-618-9
In this formidable study, Jastrow compares several aspects of the religious life of the Israelites and ancient Babylonias by comparison of their written texts. Among the topics examined are the creation and flood accounts, the concept of the Sabbath, and the ethics of both cultures.
$86.25