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Published 2011
Education in early 2nd millennium BC Babylonia : the Sumerian epistolary miscellany /

: This book examines a collection of twenty-two literary letters and related compositions - the Sumerian Epistolary Miscellany (SEpM) - studied as part of the Old Babylonian Sumerian scribal curriculum, in an attempt to better understand the education system at this time. The author includes discussion of the nature of the letters as scribal inventions, the pedagogical function of literary letters and compilation tablets, as well as the creation, implementation and consistency of the advanced Sumerian scribal curriculum. The volume also contains critical editions of SEpM as well as ancillary Sumerian letters studied in the Nippur schools, the majority of which were previously unpublished.
: 1 online resource (xxv, 365 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004214231 : 0929-0052 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Aspekte des Menschseins im Alten Mesopotamien : eine Studie zu Person und Identita˜t im 2. und 1. Jt. volume Chr. /

: Being the first monographic study of this kind in the field of Assyriology, this book comprises an investigation of Ancient Mesopotamian concepts of the human person. Concentrating on Akkadian cuneiform texts from the 2nd and 1st millennium BC, the author examines the characteristics and attributes attached to human beings and the notions of the person as a composite being through a semantic analysis of Akkadian terms for the body, body parts and aspects of the self, which can be termed \'souls\'. Through an examination of a wide range of textual sources and an interdisciplinary approach, this study shows that the Mesopotamian views of personhood share amazing similarities with those of the neighbouring ancient cultures, but often differ from our own. "...in short, as a piece of modern Assyriological scholarship it is very well done and a tribute to its author's capabilities and accomplishments." Benjamin R. Foster, Yale University
: 1 online resource (xx, 619 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004226142 : 0929-0052 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Retelling Scripture : "the Jews" and the scriptural citations in John 1:19-12:15 /

: The last century of scholarship on the Old Testament citations in the Gospel of John has concentrated almost exclusively upon source-critical or redaction-critical issues with the aim of determining the Christological import of the citations. The current book brings a narrative-rhetorical methodology to bear upon the seven explicit Scriptural citations in the Gospel's 'Book of Signs' (1:19-12:50) that are prefaced by a distinct introductory formula (1:19-12:15). These citations are each addressed to, or imply, a particular textual audience, namely, 'the Jews'. This book argues that as such the citations do not merely have Christological significance but function at the narrative level to encourage an ideal reader to construct a particularly negative characterization of 'the Jews'.
: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Australian Catholic University, 2010. : 1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-271) and indexes. : 9789004226296 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
The Day of Atonement : its interpretations in early Jewish and Christian traditions /

: Established at the center of the Torah, the instructions for the celebration of the "Day of Atonement" hold a prominent position (Leviticus 16). The language of atonement, purification and reconciliation represents the variety of concepts that both explore the complex relationships between God and man, between Yahweh and his chosen people Israel, and that set apart the place of encounter-the sanctuary. Leviticus 16 has served as the point of departure for numerous religious and cultural practices and thoughts that have had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity up to the present day. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of the reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.
: Proceedings of a conference held July 8-10, 2010 at Johannes Gutenberg-Universita˜t. : 1 online resource (xvi, 282 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004216808 : 1388-3909 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Radical frame semantics and biblical Hebrew : exploring lexical semantics /

: Since James Barr's work in the 1960s, the challenge for Hebrew scholars has been to continue to apply the insights of linguistic semantics to the study of biblical Hebrew. This book begins by describing a range of approaches to semantic and grammatical analysis, including structural semantics, cognitive linguistics and cognitive metaphors, frame semantics, and William Croft's Radical Construction Grammar. It then seeks to integrate these, formulating a dynamic approach to lexical semantic analysis based on conceptual frames, using corpus annotation. The model is applied to biblical Hebrew in a detailed study of a family of words related to "exploring," "searching," and "seeking." The results demonstrate the value and potential of cognitive, frame-based approaches to biblical Hebrew lexicology.
: 1 online resource (xxiii, 378 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004222182 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Mapping Metaphorical Discourse in the Fourth Gospel : John's Eternal King.

: In Mapping Metaphorical Discourse in the Fourth Gospel , Beth M. Stovell examines the metaphor of Jesus as king throughout the Fourth Gospel using an interdisciplinary metaphor theory incorporating cognitive and systemic functional linguistic approaches with literary approaches. Stovell argues that the theme of Jesus as king provides one of the unifying themes of John's overall message. Examining the place of the Old Testament metaphors of Messiah, "eternal life/life of the age," shepherd, and exaltation in the conceptual metaphorical network of John's Gospel, Stovell asserts that John's Gospel describes the just character of Jesus' kingship, the subversion of power implicit in his crucified form of kingship, and the necessity of response to Jesus as king and his reign.
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Impact of Discourse Analysis on Metaphors in John 9-10. : 1 online resource (397 pages) : 9789004230460 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Jeremiah : a commentary based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus /

: This commentary on Greek Jeremiah is based on what is most certainly the best complete manuscript, namely Codex Vaticanus. The original text is presented uncorrected and the paragraphs of the manuscript itself are utilized. The translation into English on facing pages is deliberately literal so as to give the modern reader a hint of the impression the Greek translation could have made on an ancient reader. The purpose of the commentary is to provide a discussion of the Greek text of Jeremiah in its own right. Hence references to the Vorlage are only made to explain peculiarities in the Greek text.
: Revised version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Go˜teborgs universitet, 2010.
Includes the Greek text of Jeremiah from Codex Vaticanus, with Walser's English translation on facing pages. : 1 online resource (x, 496 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004226043 : 1572-3755 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Closure in Biblical narrative /

: There has been much discussion of narrative aspects of the Bible in recent years, but the ends of biblical narratives - how the ends contribute to closure for their stories and how the ending strategies affect the whole narrative - have not been studied comprehensively. This study shows how the writers and editors of short narratives in Genesis gave their stories a sense of closure (or in a few cases, the sense of non-closure). Multiple and sometimes unexpected, forms of closure are identified; together these form a set of closural conventions. This contribution to narrative poetics of the Hebrew Bible in the light of source criticism will also be valuable to those who are interested in narrative and in concepts of closure.
: 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004221307 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Contested creations in the Book of Job : the-world-as-it-ought-and-ought-not-to-be /

: In Contested Creations in the Book of Job: the-world-as-it-ought- and -ought-not-to-be Abigail Pelham reads the Book of Job both 'forwards'-examining the perspectives on creation presented by Job and his friends and corrected by God's authoritative voice from the whirlwind-and 'backwards,' demonstrating how the epilogue explodes readers' certainties, forcing a reappraisal of the characters' claims. The epilogue, Pelham argues, changes the book from one containing answers about creation to one which poses questions: What does it mean to make the world? Who has the power to create? If humans have creative power, is it divinely sanctioned, or has Job, acting creatively, set himself up as God's rival? Engaging more thoroughly with Job's ambiguity than previous scholars have done, Contested Creations explores the possibilities raised by these questions and considers their implications both within the book and beyond.
: 1 online resource (ix, 261 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004230293 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
The organization of the pyramid texts : typology and disposition /

: The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest sizable body of religious texts in the world. Discovered in the late nineteenth century, they had been inscribed on the interior stone walls of the pyramid tombs of third-millennium kings and queens. From their content it is clear that they were concerned with the afterlife state of the tomb owner, but the historical meaning of their emergence has been poorly understood. This book weds traditional philological approaches to linguistic anthropology in order to associate them with two spheres of human action: mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife. Monumentalized as hieroglyphs in the tomb, their function was now one step removed from the human events that had motivated their original production.
: 1 online resource (2 volumes in 1 (xxxiv, 712 pages)) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004227491 : 0169-9601 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Portrayals of economic exchange in the book of Kings /

: With the growing proliferation of literature concerning the social world of the Hebrew Bible, scholars continue to face the challenge of a proper understanding of ancient Israel's economies. Portrayals of Economic Exchange in the Book of Kings is the first monographic study to use an anthropological approach to examine the nature of the economic life behind the biblical text. Through Karl Polanyi's paradigm of exchange as a methodological control, this book synthesizes Semitic philology with related fields of Levantine archaeology and modern ethnography. With this interdisciplinary frame, Nam articulates a social analysis of economic exchange, and stimulates new understandings of the biblical world.
: 1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004224162 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Dining with John : communal meals and identity formation in the Fourth Gospel and its historical and cultural context /

: This book explores the accounts of communal meals and the metaphorical use of food and drink language in the narrative world of the Gospel of John. It argues that the Johannine community regularly gathered for communal meals in which the food and drink on the menu would have taken on a spiritual significance far exceeding the physical sustenance. The study employs a socio-rhetorical methodology and consequently moves from text to context. It tentatively describes the texts' influence on the formation of early Christian identity and suggests that the Johannine meal accounts provide a way to imagine the demographic composition of the community and its historical context.
: 1 online resource (xx, 370 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004223820 : 0928-0731 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
"Go out and study the land" (Judges 18:2) : archaeological, historical and textual studies in honor of Hanan Eshel /

: Hanan Eshel (z\'l) was a prolific scholar in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls, Classical Archaeology of the Near East and many other topics. During his terminal illness, friends and colleagues got together to present him with a collection of studies on topics that were close to his fields of interest, as an expression of deep friendship and admiration. The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity.
: 1 online resource (xxxv, 455 pages) : illustrations (some color), map, color portrait. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004214132 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Der Same Seths : Hans-Martin Schenkes kleine Schriften zu Gnosis, Koptologie und Neuem Testament /

: During a lifetime of scholarship and teaching, Hans-Martin Schenke produced a large number of publications in the fields of New Testament, Gnosticism, and Coptology. This collection of his essays and book reviews bears witness to his love for the linguistic aspects of Coptology and illustrates his wide-ranging interest in the development of early Christianity. His insights and deep understanding of Gnostic beliefs and systems as a background for interpreting the New Testament make his contributions to this discipline very rewarding and indispensable reading. Im Laufe seines langen wissenschaftlichen Lebens hat Hans-Martin Schenke eine Fülle von Veröffentlichungen in den Bereichen Neues Testament, Gnosisforschung und Koptologie hervorgebracht. Die hier vorliegende Sammlung seiner Aufsätze und Rezensionen bekundet den Reichtum seines Schaffens. Sie zeugt von seiner Liebe zur koptischen Linguistik und veranschaulicht die Spannweite seines Interesses an der Entwicklung des frühen Christentums. Seine tiefe Kenntnis gnostischer Vorstellungen und Systeme als Hintergrund für das Verständnis des Neuen Testaments lässt seine Beiträge zu einer unentbehrlichen Fundgrube und seine Einsichten zu einem lohnenden Lesevergnügen werden.
: "Er muss wachsen, ich aber muss abnehmen." Der Konflikt zwischen Jesusjüngern und Täufergemeinde im Spiegel des Johannesevangeliums. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9789004226241 : 0929-2470 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
The Mishnaic Sotah ritual : temple, gender and Midrash.

: This study analyzes the specific textual formation of Mishna Sotah. Diverging significantly from its origins in the book of Numbers, the Mishnaic ritual was traditionally read by scholars as an \'ancient Mishna\', narrating an actual ritual practiced in the second temple. In contrast to this generally accepted view, this book claims that while Sotah does contain some traditions, its overall composition has a clear ideological and academic form. Furthermore, comparisons with parallel Tannaitic sources reveal the ideological redaction, which carefully selected only those opinions which support its rewriting of the ritual as a public punitive ritual, while rejecting all reservations and opposition to its specific punitive character - even ignoring the possibility of innocence of the suspected adulteress. The author's groundbreaking conclusion is that, regardless of the form the real ritual did or did not take at the temple, the specific Mishnaic ritual was (re)invented by the rabbis in the second century C.E. From its very inception, it was purely textual, reflecting rabbinic imagination rather than memory.
: 1 online resource (302 pages) : 9789004227989 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Salvation through Spinoza : a study of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany /

: Despite his reputation as a heretic, Baruch Spinoza was one of the major heroes of the Jewish cultural Renaissance in Weimar Germany. This study traces Weimar Jewry's infatuation with Spinoza as it was manifested in scholarship, the popular press, and novels. It tells of how Jews, who found themselves oscillating between the social pressures to both assimilate and remain authentic, sought refuge in a thinker who epitomized both the rationality and liberalism of the Weimar Republic's enlightened defenders as well as the mysticism of its neo-romanticist challengers. In recapturing this forgotten chapter in the history of Spinozism this book sheds an original light on Weimar Germany's reknown Jewish culture.
: 1 online resource (x, 234 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004209213 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
Textual criticism and Dead Sea scrolls studies in honour of Julio Trebolle Barrera : florilegium complutense /

: This volume includes papers on different topics of textual criticism of the Bible, history of the Hebrew text and the Septuagint, and Dead Sea Scrolls studies, contributed by friends and colleagues of Julio Trebolle Barrera to honour him on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The book presents a good selection of current research in the history and composition of the Bible, the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls, all with the aim of honouring a scholar who has excelled in those areas throughout his career.
: 1 online resource (xxviii, 427 pages) : illustrations. : "Bibliography of Julio C. Trebolle Barrera": pages [393]-403.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004221352 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Jewish reactions to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 : apocalypses and related pseudepigrapha /

: The Roman destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 was a watershed event in the religious, political, and social life of first-century Jews. This book explores the reaction to this event found in Jewish apocalypses and related literature preserved among the Pseudepigrapha (4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, 3 Baruch, 4 Baruch, Sibylline Oracles 4 and 5, and the Apocalypse of Abraham). While keeping the historical context of their composition in mind, the author analyzes the texts with a view to answering the following questions: What do these texts tell us about Jewish attitudes toward the Roman Empire? How did Jews understand the situation in post-70 Judea through the lens of Israel's past, especially the Babylonian sack of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.?
: Fairly substantial revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2006. : 1 online resource (x, 305 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-293) and index. : 9789004210448 : 1384-2161 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
A walk through Jubilees : studies in the Book of Jubilees and the world of its creation /

: The first part of this book is an extensive verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Jubilees. Kugel's stated aim is \'to understand what the text is saying and why it is saying it,\' and in particular to explore the numerous bits of biblical interpretation found in Jubilees and their connection to other exegetical writings of the Second Temple period. Subsequent chapters focus on the possibility that Jubilees had more than one author, as well as on the book's specific relationship to four other Second Temple texts: the Genesis Apocryphon, the Aramaic Levi Document, 4Q225 Pseudo-Jubilees, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria.
: 1 online resource (xiii, 434 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004221109 : 1384-2161 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
A teacher for all generations : essays in honor of James C. Vanderkam /

: This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. An international group of scholars-including peers specializing in Second Temple Judaism and Biblical Studies, colleagues past and present, and former students-offers essays that interact in various ways with ideas and themes important in VanderKam's own work. The collection is divided into five sections spanning two volumes. The first volume includes essays on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East along with studies on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Essays in the second volume address topics in early Judaism, Enoch traditions and Jubilees , and the New Testament and early Christianity.
: "This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame"--ECIP data view. : 1 online resource (2 volumes in 1) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004224087 : 1384-2161 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.