9780567118660

Leshon Limmudim Essays on the Language and Literature of the Hebrew Bible in Honour of A.A. Macintosh

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    9780567118660

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    0567118665

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-30
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Summary

In the course of along and noteworthy career, Dr Andrew Macintosh has trained a large number of students in the language and literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Some of these have gone on to achieve recognition as leading biblical scholars, while others have occupied positions of influence in education and religion. All have been shaped by the honorand's unquenchable enthusiasm for the Hebrew language and its employment in texts ancient, medieval, and modern. In addition to his own estimable scholarly publications, Dr Macintosh has been a valued and appreciated colleague to others in his field. A select number of those colleagues—some of whom learned Hebrew as the honorand's pupils— present cutting-edge essays on the language, literature, and context of the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament as a gesture of respect to their friend, mentor, and colleague. From drunken Noah to behind closed doors in the Davidic monarchy, from the biblical genesis of humanity to the biblical lexicon of wine-making, senior scholars here present discerning essays that address the wide range of biblical studies which characterizes the career and contribution of their colleague A.A.Macintosh.

Author Biography


David Baer
is Principal and Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Seminario ESEPA, San José, Costa Rica.

Robert P. Gordon is Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Languageand Literature of the Pentateuch
1.The imagodei in Genesis 1-3 - N. MacDonald
2.Evensong in Eden: As It Was Probably Not in the Beginning - R.P. Gordon
3.Noah's Drunkenness and the Curse of Canaan inGenesis 9.18-27 - J. Day
4.Dividing Up the Pentateuch: Some Notes on the Hebrew Tradition - G.I. Davies
Part II: The Language and Literature of the Historical Books

5.Can The Samson Narrative Properly Be Called Heroic? - C. Echols
6.Translating Politics into Religion: Theological Enrichment in 1 Kings 5-9 - G. Eberhardt
7.Behind Closed Doors: the Secret World of Jerusalem's Palace Diplomacy - R.E. Clements
Part III: TheLanguage and Literature of the Prophets

8.YHWH's Wise Man (Psalm 1) in LXX Isaiah 32. A Case of Fortunate Reframing - D.A. Baer
9.Food forthe Birds of Heaven: Staged Death and Intercession in Jeremiah in Light of Shakespeare's Cymbeline - D. Lipton
10.David their King (Whom God Will Raise): Hosea3.5 and the Onset of Messianic Expectation in the Prophetic Books - A. Rofé
11.Goddesses, Trees, and the Interpretation of Hosea 14.9 - J. Hadley
12.The Text and Interpretation of Nahum 2.2 - E. Ball
Part IV: The Language and Literature of the Writings

13.Psalm 102.14 and Didache 10.6 on Grace to Come -W. Horbury
14.Wisdom and Psalm 119 - C. Engle
15.Biblical Texts in New Contexts: Job in Music - K. Dell
16.An Overlooked Suggestion at Proverbs 1.10 - H.G.M. Williamson
17.Reflections on the Aramaic Portions of Daniel - E. Hunter
18.The Text of Daniel 3.16 - B. Mastin
Part V: Themes and Resonances of Biblical Language and Literature
19.Some Comments on the Semantic Range of the Stem ??? in Early Rabbinic Texts - S. Reif
20.Wine Production in Ancient Israel and the Meaning of shemarim in the Hebrew Bible - W.D. Barker
21.The Cherished Child: Images of Parental Love in the Hebrew Bible - R. Lentin
22.'The Hills are Alive!': The Personification ofNature in the Hebrew Bible - H. Marlow
23.Beginning and Ending: Genesis 1.1 and the Gospel of John - D. Ford
Part VI:Afterword
(the editors)

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