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Aramaic Studies in Honor of Edward M. Cook


This volume of essays honors Edward M. Cook, Ordinary Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America. Cook is a leading figure in the vibrant and far-reaching field of Aramaic studies, and the essays reflect his range of interests, with lexical, linguistic, and literary analyses of dialects from the earliest inscriptions to the modern day.
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4583-2
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Publication Date: Dec 21,2023
Interior Color: Black
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Page Count: 445
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4583-2
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This volume of essays honors Edward M. Cook, Ordinary Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America. Cook is a leading figure in the vibrant and far-reaching field of Aramaic studies, and the essays reflect his range of interests, with lexical, linguistic, and literary analyses of dialects from the earliest inscriptions to the modern day. The essays are organized in four categories. The first focuses on the earliest attested Aramaic dialects; the second on Biblical Aramaic and texts from the Judean desert; the third on Aramaic translations of Scripture; and the fourth on poetic and religious texts from Late Antiquity. The volume concludes with a poem composed in Neo-Aramaic.

Contributions from Andrew W. Litke, William Fullilove, Andrew D. Gross, Daniel E. Carver, Tarsee Li, Stephen M. Coleman, Martin G. Abegg, Jr., Aaron Koller, Peter Y. Lee, Michael Owen Wise, Christian M. M. Brady, Stephen A. Kaufman, Jerome A. Lund, Alexandra Lupu, Moshe J. Bernstein, Laura S. Lieber, Matthew Morgenstern, and Shawqi N. Talia.

This volume of essays honors Edward M. Cook, Ordinary Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America. Cook is a leading figure in the vibrant and far-reaching field of Aramaic studies, and the essays reflect his range of interests, with lexical, linguistic, and literary analyses of dialects from the earliest inscriptions to the modern day. The essays are organized in four categories. The first focuses on the earliest attested Aramaic dialects; the second on Biblical Aramaic and texts from the Judean desert; the third on Aramaic translations of Scripture; and the fourth on poetic and religious texts from Late Antiquity. The volume concludes with a poem composed in Neo-Aramaic.

Contributions from Andrew W. Litke, William Fullilove, Andrew D. Gross, Daniel E. Carver, Tarsee Li, Stephen M. Coleman, Martin G. Abegg, Jr., Aaron Koller, Peter Y. Lee, Michael Owen Wise, Christian M. M. Brady, Stephen A. Kaufman, Jerome A. Lund, Alexandra Lupu, Moshe J. Bernstein, Laura S. Lieber, Matthew Morgenstern, and Shawqi N. Talia.

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ContributorBiography

StephenColeman

Stephen M. Coleman (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is an Associate Professor and Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary.

AndrewGross

Andrew D. Gross (PhD, New York University) is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America.

AndrewLitke

Andrew W. Litke (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is Assistant Director of Academic Support; Grants & Fellowships at The Catholic University of America and a Research Fellow in the Institute of Christian Oriental Research.

Introduction (xi)
Abbreviations (xv)

Edward M. Cook: An Appreciation - Andrew W. Litke (xxi)

Publications of Edward M. Cook (xxvii)

INSCRIPTIONS AND EPIGRAPHIC MATERIAL (1)
The Advent of Definiteness Marking in Aramaic - William Fullilove (3)
Legal Metaphors in Aramaic - Andrew D. Gross (25)

DANIEL AND TEXTS FROM THE JUDEAN DESERT (51)
The Semantics and Functions of a Visionary Formulaic Construction in Biblical and Qumran Aramaic - Daniel E. Carver (53)
The Prefix Conjugation in Daniel Revisited - Tarsee Li (73)
When Time is Not Money: A Cognitive-Linguistic approach to עדנא in Daniel 2.8 - Stephen M. Coleman (115)
Remarks on Some Reciprocal and Distributive Expressions in the Scrolls from Qumran - Martin G. Abegg, Jr. (139)
The Prayer of Nabonidus and Lost Books: Reconstructing the Aramaic Library of the Persian Period - Aaron Koller (161)
Survey of the Interpretations of the ‘Son of God’ in 4Q246 - Peter Y. Lee (179)
The Case of the Requisitioned Cow: A New Study of Mur 42 - Michael Owen Wise (203)

ARAMAIC TRANSLATIONS OF SCRIPTURE (223)
The Relationship Between Lamentations 1.15, Isaiah 63.3, Joel 3.13, and Their Targumim - Christian M. M. Brady (225)
Gleanings from the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon III: Targumic Notes from the Underground -א - Stephen A. Kaufman (237)
Some Archaisms in Targum Song of Songs and Late Jewish Literary Aramaic - Andrew W. Litke (249)
Some Translation Features in the Harqlean Version of First Peter - Jerome A. Lund (271)
The Semantics of the D Stem in the Syriac of the Peshitta - Alexandra Lupu (297)

POETRY AND PRAYERS (323)
An Aramaic Poem for Purim, but It’s Not About Purim! - Moshe J. Bernstein (325)
Spiritual but not Religious: Form and Function in a Samaritan Aramaic Poem -Laura S. Lieber (353)
Liturgical Text or Magical Text? A Mandaean Apotropaic Prayer - Matthew Morgenstern (373)

EPILOGUE (391)
Zummarta d-Piṣxūtā, A Song of Joy - Shawqi N. Talia (393)

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