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Diana V. Edelman is an independent scholar based in the UK. Her work focuses on the history, archaeology, literature and social memory of the ancient Southern Levant, especially in the Iron Age and the Persian period.
Ehud Ben Zvi is a professor in History & Classics at the University of Alberta. He has authored or (co)-edited more than twenty volumes and written numerous essays primarily on ancient Israel, its intellectual history, social memory, historiography, and prophetic books.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Diana V. Edelman I: Remembering Ancestors and Founders 1. The Memory of Abraham in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Yehud/Judah, Ehud Ben Zvi 2. Remembering Jacob in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Era, Raik Heckl 3. Moses, the Royal Lawgiver, Thomas C. Romer 4. Exploring The Memory of Aaron in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Period Yehud, Philippe Guillaume 5. Remembering Joshua, Axel Knauf II: Remembering Kings (Israelite and Foreigners) 6. Saul, Hero and Villain, Philip R. Davies 7. David in Israelite Social Memory, Diana V. Edelman 8. Solomon as Cultural Memory, Niels-Peter Lemche 9. Between Realpolitiker and Hero of Faith: Memories on Hezekiah in Biblical Traditions and Beyond, Bob Becking 10. The Memory of Sennacherib in Late Persian Yehud, Russell Hobson 11. Rehabilitating Manasseh: Remembering King Manasseh in the Persian and Hellenistic Periods, Lowell Handy 12. Remembering Josiah, Joseph Blenkinsopp 13. Nebuchadnezzar: History, Memory and Myth-Making in the Persian Period, Jonathan Stokl 14. Now You See Him, Now You Don t: Nabonidus in Jewish Memory, Carol Newsom 15. Remembering Cyrus the Persian: Exploring Monarchy and Freedom in Classical Greece, Lynette Mitchell III: Remembering Female Characters 16. Tamar, from Victim to Mother of a Dynasty, Yairah Amit 17. Ruth: The Art of Memorising Past Enemies, Ambiguously, Athalya Brenner 18. Why Remember Jezebela IV: Remembering Prophets 19. Exploring the Memory of Moses 'The Prophet' In Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Yehud/Judah, Ehud Ben Zvi 20. Isaiah a Memorable Prophet: Why Was Isaiah so Memorable in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Periodsa Some Observations 21. Remembering Jeremiah in the Persian Period, Mark Leuchter 22. The Memory of Ezekiel in Postmonarchic Yehud, Christophe Nihan V: Additional and Complementary Methodological Considerations 23. Reflections on a Cognitive Theory of Culture and a Theory of Formalised Language for Late Biblical Studies, David H. Aaron