The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, JHS, is an academic peer-reviewed journal that pioneers open-source, freely available, prompt, and academically responsible electronic publication in the area. This printed volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in the journal in 2007. It includes the following articles: David Henige, “Found But Not Lost: A Skeptical Note on the Document Discovered in the Temple Under Josiah,” David Vanderhooft (ed.), “In Conversation with Oded Lipschits, The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2005), Lisbeth S. Fried, “Did Second Temple High Priests Possess the Urim and Thummim?,” Scott B. Noegel, “‘Word Play’ in Qoheleth,” Mark Sneed, “‘White Trash’ Wisdom: Proverbs 9 Deconstructed,” Roland Boer, “Keeping It Literal: The Economy of the Song of Songs,” Gary N. Knoppers (ed.), “Expatriates, Repatriates, and the Question of Zion’s Status—In Conversation with Melody D. Knowles, Centrality Practiced: Jerusalem in the Religious Practices of Yehud and the Diaspora in the Persian Period (Archaeology and Biblical Studies 16; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2006), Aron Pinker, “A Goat to Go to Azazel,” John Van Seters, “Author or Redactor?,” Mark Leuchter (ed.), “Scribes Before and After 587 BCE: A Conversation,” Gary N. Knoppers (ed.), “Revisiting the Composition of Ezra-Nehemiah: In Conversation with Jacob Wright’s Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and its Earliest Readers (BZAW, 348; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004), Keith Bodner, “Crime Scene Investigation: A Text-Critical Mystery and the Strange Death of Ishbosheth,” Ehud Ben Zvi (ed.), “Rereading Oracles of God: Twenty Years After John Barton, Oracles of God: Perceptions of Prophecy in Israel after the Exile (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1986),” Philippe Guillaume, “The Unlikely Malachi-Jonah Sequence (4QXIIa),” and “A Reconsideration of Manuscripts Classified as Scrolls of the Twelve Minor Prophets (XII)”.
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Ehud Ben Zvi is a professor in the department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. He serves as the General Editor of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.