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Published 2022
The Image of Mesopotamian Divine Healers : Healing Goddesses and the Legitimization of Professional asûs in the Mesopotamian Medical Marketplace /

: "This volume exposes one of the world's oldest medical marketplaces and the emergence of medical professionalization within it. Through an unprecedented analysis of the Mesopotamian healing goddesses as well as asûs, a diverse group of "healers", Irene Sibbing-Plantholt demonstrates that from the Middle Babylonian period onwards, the goddess Gula was employed as a divine legitimization model for scholarly, professional asûs. With this work, Sibbing-Plantholt provides a unique insight in processes of medical competition and legitimization in ancient Mesopotamia, which speak to similar processes in other societies"--
: Based on author's doctoral dissertation at Unviersity of Pennsylvania in 2017. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004512412
9789004512405

Published 2022
New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin /

: "The famous German excavations between 1906 and 1908 of Elephantine Island in Egypt produced some of the most important Aramaic sources for understanding the history of Judeans and Arameans living in 5th century BCE Egypt under Persian occupation. Unknown to the world, many papyri fragments from those excavations remained uncatalogued in the Berlin Museum. In New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin James D. Moore edits the remaining legible Aramaic fragments, which belong to letters, contracts, and administrative texts"--
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004505568
9789004505575

Published 2022
New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin /

: "The famous German excavations between 1906 and 1908 of Elephantine Island in Egypt produced some of the most important Aramaic sources for understanding the history of Judeans and Arameans living in 5th century BCE Egypt under Persian occupation. Unknown to the world, many papyri fragments from those excavations remained uncatalogued in the Berlin Museum. In New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin James D. Moore edits the remaining legible Aramaic fragments, which belong to letters, contracts, and administrative texts"--
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004505568
9789004505575

Published 2022
The Image of Mesopotamian Divine Healers : Healing Goddesses and the Legitimization of Professional asûs in the Mesopotamian Medical Marketplace /

: "This volume exposes one of the world's oldest medical marketplaces and the emergence of medical professionalization within it. Through an unprecedented analysis of the Mesopotamian healing goddesses as well as asûs, a diverse group of "healers", Irene Sibbing-Plantholt demonstrates that from the Middle Babylonian period onwards, the goddess Gula was employed as a divine legitimization model for scholarly, professional asûs. With this work, Sibbing-Plantholt provides a unique insight in processes of medical competition and legitimization in ancient Mesopotamia, which speak to similar processes in other societies"--
: Based on author's doctoral dissertation at Unviersity of Pennsylvania in 2017. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004512412
9789004512405

Published 2022
Allusive and Elusive: Allusion and the Elihu Speeches of Job 32-37 /

: Elihu is among the most diversely evaluated characters in the Hebrew Bible. Attending to the inner-Joban allusions in the Elihu speeches (Job 32-37) provides both an explanation and appreciation for this diversity. After carefully defining allusion, this work identifies and interprets twenty-three allusions in Job 32-37 that refer to Job 1-31 in order to understand both their individual significance in the Elihu speeches and their collective significance as a compositional feature of the unit. This allusiveness is shown to both invite and explain the varied assessments of Elihu's merits in the history of interpretation.
: This volume defines allusion then identifies the 23 likely allusions in the Elihu speeches (Job 32-37) to Job 1-31. The allusiveness of the unit is a compositional feature that explains the varied evaluations of Elihu throughout interpretive history. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004508149
9789004508002

Published 2022
"A Community of Peoples" : Studies on Society and Politics in the Bible and Ancient Near East in Honor of Daniel E. Fleming /

: A "Community of Peoples": Studies on Society and Politics in the Bible and Ancient Near East in Honor of Daniel E. Fleming draws together a diverse community of scholars to honor the career of Daniel E. Fleming as a historian of the Bible and ancient Near East. Together, these scholars participate in a dynamic historical enterprise, each one positioning themself along a Middle Eastern spatial-temporal continuum stretching from the Old Babylonian to the Persian periods. Each contributor attempts to touch a sliver of ancient history, whether a particular person or community, a text or visual image or scribal process. They do so through a diversity of methods and disciplines, which together reflect the possibilities and promises for history writing. The Harvard Semitic Studies series publishes volumes from the Harvard Semitic Museum. Other series offered by Brill that publish volumes from the Museum include Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant and Harvard Semitic Monographs , https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/publications .
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004511538
9789004511521

Published 2022
Why Jephthah's Daughter Weeps : A Child-Oriented Interpretation /

: Why does Jephthah's daughter weep? Readers have creatively imagined the causes of her tears as she weeps upon her betulim -usually translated virginity or maidenhood. But her menstrual cycle's relation to these terms is rarely mentioned. A child-oriented theoretical and methodological foundation and research with post-menarcheal girls provide new answers to oft-raised questions about Bat-Yiphtach's weeping and her agency. Through an in-depth philological review and a focus on the "excluded middle" of the child-adult binary, this translation and interpretation of the story contribute to the field of childhood studies and shows that menarche and menstruation play a larger role in the narrative than readers have realized.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004508170
9789004508163

Published 2022
Register Variation in the New Testament Petrine Texts /

: This book examines the nature of the early church from a Petrine perspective, employing an analysis of register to implement a more synthetic study of relevant texts in the New Testament. Liu utilises a type of discourse analysis that provides a framework for classifying grammatical and lexical information so that the reader can better understand the social function of not only Peter's speeches in Acts, but also the two epistles attributed to him. Liu's original and detailed study looks at the content and structure of the texts to enhance our understanding of the early church, with particular attention paid to the dichotomy between Petrine and Pauline Christianity and their competing pictures of Christian origins. This book will interest all scholars and students who wish to extend their understanding of both the historical and literary Peter.
: This book examines the nature of the early church from a Petrine perspective, employing an analysis of register to implement a more synthetic study of relevant texts in the New Testament. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004506732
9789004506565

Published 2022
Socio-economic Relations in Ptolemaic Pathyris : A Network Analytical Approach to a Bilingual Community. Volume 1. /

: This study tackles pertinent questions about daily life and socio-economic interactions in the late Ptolemaic town of Pathyris (186-88 BCE) through an empirically grounded network analysis of 428 Greek and Demotic documents associated with 21 archives from the site. The author moves beyond traditional boundaries of Egyptological and Papyrological research by means of an innovative and interdisciplinary methodology - zigzagging back and forth between archaeological field survey, close reading of ancient texts, formal methods of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and explanatory theories and concepts borrowed from economics and other social sciences. This is volume 1 of a two-volume set.
: 1 online resource : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004500266
9789004500273

Published 2022
Trois théories antiques de la divination: Plutarque, Jamblique, Augustin /

: This book examines three authors - Plutarch, Iamblichus and Augustine - who deeply impacted the ancient philosophical debates about divination, and highlights the complex relationship between philosophy and religion in Antiquity. Ce livre examine trois auteurs - Plutarque, Jamblique et Augustin - qui ont marqué les débats philosophiques antiques sur la divination et met en évidence la complexité des rapports entre philosophie et religion dans l'Antiquité. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004507364
9789004507302

Published 2022
La Cité du Logos: L'ecclésiologie de Clément d'Alexandrie et son enracinement christologique /

: Clément d'Alexandrie (150-215 Ap. J.-C.) est l'un des penseurs les plus brillants des premiers siècles chrétiens. Son enseignement, tout autant pétri de la Bible que de la pensée grecque, nous révèle la nature des débats aux premières heures de l'expansion du christianisme. Ce livre aborde un sujet peu étudié à ce jour, à savoir sa pensée sur l'Église. C'est pourtant un sujet récurent de ses ouvrages, où il réfléchit longuement sur l'Église à partir de l'être et la mission du Logos divin. L'analyse du discours de Clément sur l'Église permet donc de revisiter les intuitions principales de sa christologie tout en apportant un éclairage sur sa perception de l'identité chrétienne à une époque où celle-ci est encore en construction. Clement of Alexandria (AD 150-215) is one of the most brilliant thinkers of the early Christian centuries. His teaching, steeped as much in the Bible as in Greek thought, reveals to us the nature of the debates in the early days of the expansion of Christianity. This book deals with a subject little studied to this day, namely his thoughts on the Church. Yet it is a recurring subject in his works, where he reflects at length on the Church from the point of view of the being and the mission of the divine Logos. Analysis of Clement's discourse on the Church therefore makes it possible to revisit the main intuitions of his Christology while shedding light on his perception of Christian identity at a time when it is still under construction.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004505346
9789004505353

Published 2022
The Message of the Jerusalem Council in the Acts of the Apostles : A Linguistic Stylistic Analysis /

: By applying a stylistic analysis within a systemic-functional linguistic framework, this study argues that Luke's construal of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 and its co-thematic passages attempt to persuade Jewish believers of Luke's audience not to separate from multi-ethnic churches, a goal that is accomplished through subverting the value orientations of a prominent Noahic tradition within Second Temple Jewish literature that promotes strict Jewish isolation from Gentiles. As a result, this study breaks fresh methodological ground in the linguistic study on the New Testament and also advances critical scholarship on the book of Acts.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004510180
9789004510081

Published 2022
Genesis : A Pentecostal Commentary /

: The Mediality of Sugar probes the potential of reading sugar as a mediator across some of the disciplinary distinctions in early twenty-first century research in the arts, literature, architecture, and popular culture. Selected artistic practices and material cultures of sugar across Europe and the Americas from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century are investigated and connected to the transcontinental and transoceanic history of the sugar plants cane and beet, their botanical and cultural dissemination, and global sugar capital and trade under colonialism and in decoloniality. The collection contributes to the vision of a Transnational and Postdisciplinary Sugar Studies.
This commentary, written from a distinctively Pentecostal perspective, is primarily for pastors, lay persons and Bible students. It is based upon the best scholarship, written in popular language, and communicates the meaning of the text with minimal technical distractions. The authors offer a running exposition on the text and extended comments on matters of special signicance for Pentecostals. They acknowledge and interact with alternative interpretations of individual passages. This commentary also provides periodic opportunities for reflection upon and personal response to the biblical text.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004511064
9789004511071

Published 2022
Socio-economic Relations in Ptolemaic Pathyris : A Network Analytical Approach to a Bilingual Community. Volume 2. /

: This study tackles pertinent questions about daily life and socio-economic interactions in the late Ptolemaic town of Pathyris (186-88 BCE) through an empirically grounded network analysis of 428 Greek and Demotic documents associated with 21 archives from the site. The author moves beyond traditional boundaries of Egyptological and Papyrological research by means of an innovative and interdisciplinary methodology - zigzagging back and forth between archaeological field survey, close reading of ancient texts, formal methods of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and explanatory theories and concepts borrowed from economics and other social sciences. This is volume 2 of a two-volume set.
: 1 online resource : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004500280
9789004512511

Published 2022
The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Deuteronomistic History : "Saul Has Killed His Thousands, David His Tens of Thousands" /

: The Deuteronomistic History contains many vast troop and casualty numbers. What purpose does this literary device of numerical hyperbole serve? What rhetorical purposes do any of the numbers in this text serve? In The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Deuteronomistic History: "Saul Has Killed His Thousands, David His Tens of Thousands," Denise Flanders explores the variety of rhetorical effects that numbers have on the narrative of Joshua-2 Kings. Flanders demonstrates that numbers in Joshua-2 Kings often work in surprising and subversive ways. Rather than regularly glorifying a leader, large casualty numbers may actually anticipate a ruler's downfall. Rather than underscoring an Israelite battle victory, numbers sometimes qualify or undermine the triumph of victories.
: This volume demonstrates that troop and casualty numbers in Joshua-2 Kings often work in surprising ways-to qualify an ostensibly successful victory, to undermine the glory of a leader, to connect two seemingly disparate narratives, to anticipate a ruler's downfall. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004513730
9789004513747

Published 2022
Genesis : A Pentecostal Commentary /

: The Mediality of Sugar probes the potential of reading sugar as a mediator across some of the disciplinary distinctions in early twenty-first century research in the arts, literature, architecture, and popular culture. Selected artistic practices and material cultures of sugar across Europe and the Americas from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century are investigated and connected to the transcontinental and transoceanic history of the sugar plants cane and beet, their botanical and cultural dissemination, and global sugar capital and trade under colonialism and in decoloniality. The collection contributes to the vision of a Transnational and Postdisciplinary Sugar Studies.
This commentary, written from a distinctively Pentecostal perspective, is primarily for pastors, lay persons and Bible students. It is based upon the best scholarship, written in popular language, and communicates the meaning of the text with minimal technical distractions. The authors offer a running exposition on the text and extended comments on matters of special signicance for Pentecostals. They acknowledge and interact with alternative interpretations of individual passages. This commentary also provides periodic opportunities for reflection upon and personal response to the biblical text.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004511064
9789004511071

Published 2022
The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Deuteronomistic History : "Saul Has Killed His Thousands, David His Tens of Thousands" /

: The Deuteronomistic History contains many vast troop and casualty numbers. What purpose does this literary device of numerical hyperbole serve? What rhetorical purposes do any of the numbers in this text serve? In The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Deuteronomistic History: "Saul Has Killed His Thousands, David His Tens of Thousands," Denise Flanders explores the variety of rhetorical effects that numbers have on the narrative of Joshua-2 Kings. Flanders demonstrates that numbers in Joshua-2 Kings often work in surprising and subversive ways. Rather than regularly glorifying a leader, large casualty numbers may actually anticipate a ruler's downfall. Rather than underscoring an Israelite battle victory, numbers sometimes qualify or undermine the triumph of victories.
: This volume demonstrates that troop and casualty numbers in Joshua-2 Kings often work in surprising ways-to qualify an ostensibly successful victory, to undermine the glory of a leader, to connect two seemingly disparate narratives, to anticipate a ruler's downfall. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004513730
9789004513747

Published 2022
Trois théories antiques de la divination: Plutarque, Jamblique, Augustin /

: This book examines three authors - Plutarch, Iamblichus and Augustine - who deeply impacted the ancient philosophical debates about divination, and highlights the complex relationship between philosophy and religion in Antiquity. Ce livre examine trois auteurs - Plutarque, Jamblique et Augustin - qui ont marqué les débats philosophiques antiques sur la divination et met en évidence la complexité des rapports entre philosophie et religion dans l'Antiquité. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004507364
9789004507302

Published 2022
Why Jephthah's Daughter Weeps : A Child-Oriented Interpretation /

: Why does Jephthah's daughter weep? Readers have creatively imagined the causes of her tears as she weeps upon her betulim -usually translated virginity or maidenhood. But her menstrual cycle's relation to these terms is rarely mentioned. A child-oriented theoretical and methodological foundation and research with post-menarcheal girls provide new answers to oft-raised questions about Bat-Yiphtach's weeping and her agency. Through an in-depth philological review and a focus on the "excluded middle" of the child-adult binary, this translation and interpretation of the story contribute to the field of childhood studies and shows that menarche and menstruation play a larger role in the narrative than readers have realized.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004508170
9789004508163

Published 2022
The Message of the Jerusalem Council in the Acts of the Apostles : A Linguistic Stylistic Analysis /

: By applying a stylistic analysis within a systemic-functional linguistic framework, this study argues that Luke's construal of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 and its co-thematic passages attempt to persuade Jewish believers of Luke's audience not to separate from multi-ethnic churches, a goal that is accomplished through subverting the value orientations of a prominent Noahic tradition within Second Temple Jewish literature that promotes strict Jewish isolation from Gentiles. As a result, this study breaks fresh methodological ground in the linguistic study on the New Testament and also advances critical scholarship on the book of Acts.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004510180
9789004510081