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Pomegranates and Golden Bells

Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom

Edited by David P. Wright, David Noel Freedman, and Avi M. Hurvitz

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1995

Pomegranates and Golden Bells

Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom

Edited by David P. Wright, David Noel Freedman, and Avi M. Hurvitz

Colleagues, students, and friends honor Professor Milgrom by celebrating his contributions to biblical and Near Eastern scholarship with special emphasis on his primary areas of expertise. The first section of the book, Ritual, Law, and Their Sources, contains thirty-five essays on cultic and legal issues found in the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, and texts from Qumran. The second section, Other Literary, Historical, and Linguistic Studies, includes twenty-four essays, primarily dealing with interpretive issues in the Hebrew Bible.

 

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Colleagues, students, and friends honor Professor Milgrom by celebrating his contributions to biblical and Near Eastern scholarship with special emphasis on his primary areas of expertise. The first section of the book, Ritual, Law, and Their Sources, contains thirty-five essays on cultic and legal issues found in the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, and texts from Qumran. The second section, Other Literary, Historical, and Linguistic Studies, includes twenty-four essays, primarily dealing with interpretive issues in the Hebrew Bible.

Preface, by David Noel Freedman

Bibliography of the Published Writings of Jacob Milgrom

Abbreviations

SECTION I: RITUAL, LAW, AND THEIR SOURCES

The Bearing of Sin in the Priestly Literature - Baruch J. Schwartz

Another Prolegomenon to Leviticus 17:11 - Rolf Rendtorff

Philology, Archaeology, and a Terminus a Quo for P’s ‘hatta’t’ Legislation - Ziony Zevit

‘ola’ and ‘hatta’t’ in the ‘Temple Scroll’ - Lawrence H. Schiffman

Intentional and Unintentional Sin in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Gary A. Anderson

Some Considerations on the Translation of ‘kapporet’ in the Septuagint - Klaus Koch

An Ethnoarchaeological Analysis of Hannah’s Sacrifice - Carol Meyers

The Akedah: A Paradigm of Sacrifice - Gordon J. Wenham

Census and Intercession in a Priestly Text (Exodus 30:11-16) and in Its Midrashic Transformation - Michael Fishbane

Conceptual Aspects in Exodus 25:1-9 - Rolf P. Knierim

The Incense of the Tabernacle - Yehuda Feliks

Solomon’s Golden Vessels (1 Kings 7:48-50) and the Cult of the First Temple - Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

Terms and Epithets Relating to the Jerusalem Temple Compound in the Book of Chronicles: The Linguistic Aspect - Avi Hurvitz

Prophets, Priests, and the Efficacy of Ritual - Ronald S. Hendel

Concerning Amos’ Repudiation of the Cult - Meir Weiss

David Autem Remansit in Hierusalem: Felix Coniunctio! - David P. Wright

Sacred Geography as Narrative Structure in 2 Kings 11 - Burke O. Long

Poetic Structure in Leviticus - Mary Douglas

4QLev (4Q25, 26a, 26b) - Emanuel Tov

A Calendrical Scroll from a Qumran Cave: ‘Mismarot’ B, 4Q321 - Shemaryahu Talmon and Israel Knohl

Simon the Just: Simon I or Simon II? - James C. VanderKam

The Road to En-dor - Mordechai Cogan

The Significance of the Veil in the Ancient Near East - Karel van der Toorn

The Formula ‘If He Shall Not (Do)’ and the Problem of Sanctions in Biblical Law - Gershon Brin

The Fundamental Code Illustrated: The Third Commandment - Herbert B. Huffmon

Some Archaeological Notes on Deuteronomy - Jeffrey H. Tigay

Could keleb in Deuteronomy 23:19 Actually Refer to a Canine? - Elaine Adler Goodfriend

The Social-Legal Origin for the Image of God as Redeemer of Israel - Jeremiah Unterman

The Place of the People in the Making of Law and Judgment - Ze’ev Weisman

The Rhetoric of Collective Responsibility in Deuteronomic Law - Dale Patrick

Matrilineal Determination of Jewishness: Biblical and Near Eastern Roots - Mayer I. Gruber

A Fragment on Fetal Life and Pregnancy in 4Q270 - Joseph M. Baumgarten

Stylistic Conceits II: The Absolute Infinitive in Biblical Law - Reuven Yaron

On the Political Use of the Bible in Modern Israel: An Engaged Critique - Moshe Greenberg

A Peace of Compromise between Israel and the Arabs - Ze’ev W. Falk

SECTION II: OTHER LITERARY, HISTORICAL, AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES

Unruly Elements in Late Bronze Canaanite Society: Anson F. Rainey

Genesis 14: An Enigma - Francis I. Andersen

Juxtaposition in the Abraham Cycle - Yair Zakovitch

Reuben’s Sin with Bilhah in the ‘Testament of Reuben’ - James Kugel

The Firstborn Plague and the Reading Process - Edward L. Greenstein

A Contest of Magicians? The Plague Stories in P - John Van Seters

The Hidden Made Manifest: Muslim Traditions and the ‘Latent Content’ of Biblical and Rabbinic Stories - David J. Halperin

The Song of Deborah and Barak: Its Prosodic Levels and Structure - Jan P. Fokkelman

Observations on the Jael-Sisera Story (Judges 4-5) - Baruch Margalit

Reflections on Historiography in the Account of Jehoshaphat - Ralph W. Klein

The Deuteronomist and the Exile - Yair Hoffman

The ‘Desert of the Sea’ Pronouncement (Isaiah 21:1-10) - Benjamin Uffenheimer

A Misunderstood Medieval Translation of ‘sered’ (Isaiah 44:13) and Its Impact on Modern Scholarship - Joshua Blau

Jeremiah’s Instructions to Seraiah (Jeremiah 51:59-64) - William McKane

Hosea 7:16: Gibberish Jabber - Shalom M. Paul

The Crisis of the Mid-fifth Century B.C.E. Second Zechariah and the ‘End’ of Prophecy - Eric M. Meyers

The Structure of Psalm 119 - David Noel Freedman

Some Performative Utterances in the Bible - Delbert R. Hillers

Scurrilous Etymologies - William W. Hallo

Some Remarks on the Semantics of the Root ‘b’t’ in Classical Hebrew - Jacob Hoftijzer

Is There a Word for the Royal Harem in the Bible? - Abraham Malamat

The ‘*qatala’ Form in Ugaritic Narrative Poetry - Mark S. Smith

4Q127: An Unknown Jewish Apocryphal Work? - Devorah Dimant

Sage and Super-sage in Philo of Alexandria - David Winston

INDEXES

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Ancient Sources

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