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Texts, Temples, and Traditions

A Tribute to Menahem Haran

Edited by Michael V. Fox, Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Avi M. Hurvitz, Michael L. Klein, Baruch J. Schwartz, and Nili Shupak

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Texts, Temples, and Traditions

A Tribute to Menahem Haran

Edited by Michael V. Fox, Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Avi M. Hurvitz, Michael L. Klein, Baruch J. Schwartz, and Nili Shupak

Professor Menahem Haran is honored in this volume by a chorus of colleagues, disciples, and friends from Israel, Europe, North America, and the Far East. The diversity of Haran’s expertise is reflected in the table of contents of this collection, organized around the topics: “Priests and Their Sphere,” “The Torah,” “The Prophets,” “The Writings,” and “Language and Writing.

 

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Professor Menahem Haran is honored in this volume by a chorus of colleagues, disciples, and friends from Israel, Europe, North America, and the Far East. The diversity of Haran’s expertise is reflected in the table of contents of this collection, organized around the topics: “Priests and Their Sphere,” “The Torah,” “The Prophets,” “The Writings,” and “Language and Writing.

Preface

Contributors

Appreciation, by Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

The Published Writings of Menahem Haran (BIbliography)

Abbreviations

PART 1. Priests and Their Sphere

The Distribution of the Priestly Gifts according to a Document of the Second Temple Period - Sara Japhet

The Holiness of Israel and the Land in Second Temple Times - James Kugel

Realms of Sanctity: The Case of the ‘Misplaced’ Incense Altar in the Tabernacle Texts of Exodus - Carol Meyers

Hezekiah and the Temple - H. G. M. Williamson

The Earthen Altar Laws of Exodus 20:24-26 and Related Sacrificial Restrictions in Their Cultural Context - Ziony Zevit

PART 2. The Torah

The Other Egypt: A Welcome Asylum - Mordechai Cogan

The Composition of the Book of Exodus: Reflections on the Theses of Erhard Blum - Graham I. Davies

Some Recent Non-arguments concerning the Documentary Hypothesis - Richard Elliott Friedman

The Priestly Account of the Theophany and Lawgiving at Sinai - Baruch J. Schwartz

Sons of God(s), Heroes, and nephilim: Remarks on Genesis 6:1-4 - J. A. Soggin

The Significance of the End of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 34:10-12) - Jeffrey H. Tigay

PART 3. The Prophets

The Authentic Sermon on Jeremiah in Jeremiah 7:1-20 - Sa-Moon Kang

Le Cadre alphabetique du ‘Livre de Jonathan’ (1 Sam 16:14-2 Sam 1:27) - Francois Langlamet

The Composition of Jeremiah 30-31 - William McKane

Le Cantique de Debora et ses relectures - R. J. Tournay

PART 4. The Writings

The Concept of Abomination in the Book of Proverbs - R. E. Clemens

The Social Location of the Book of Proverbs - Michael V. Fox

A Forensic Understanding of the Speech from the Whirlwind - Edward L. Greenstein

Chronicles and the Priestly Torah - Rolf Rendtorff

On the Canonicity of the Song of Songs - Magne Saebo

Notes on the Use of the Definite Article in the Poetry of Job - Nahum M. Sarna

The Meaning of ‘Darkness’: A Study in Philological Method - Chaim Cohen

A Papyrus Recording a Divine Legal Decision and the Root rhq in Biblical and Near Eastern Legal Usage - Frank Moore Cross

Are There Examples of Enclitic mem in the Hebrew Bible? - John A. Emerton

Noisy and Yearning: The Semantics of ppw and Its Congeners - Moshe Greenberg

Bilingualism and the Beginnings of Translation - William W. Hallo

Three Biblical Expressions for Being Merciful in Light of Akkadian and Aramaic - Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

Polysemous Pivotal Punctuation: More Janus Double Entendres - Shalom M. Paul

Participial Formulations: Lawsuit, Not Wisdom—A Study in Prophetic Language - Henning Graf Reventlow

Scribal Practices Reflected in the Documents from the Judean Desert and in the Rabbinic Literature: A Comparative Study - Emanuel Tov

English Abstracts of Hebrew Essays

Index of Authorities

Index of Scripture

HEBREW ESSAYS

King Solomon’s Designation for Kingship in Biblical Historiography - Shmuel Ahituv

Implicit Redaction and Latent Polemic in the Story of the Rape of Dinah - Yairah Amit

The Date and the Meaning of the Prophecy against ‘Those Who Live in These Ruins in the Land of Israel’ (Ezekiel 33:23-29) - Gershon Brin

The Origins and Development of the Expression: A Study in the History of Writing-Related Terminology in Biblical Times - Avi Hurvitz

‘And I Will Tell of All Your Work’: Faith and Belief in Psalm 77 - Meir Weiss

The Book of the Covenant Interprets the Book of the Covenant: The ‘Boomerang Phenomenon’ - Yair Zakovitch

A Calendrical Scroll from Qumran Cave 4: Mismarot Bb (4Q321) - Shemaryahu Talmon and Israel Knohl

Towards the Structure of the Book of Kings: Formulaic Synchronism and Story Synchronism (1 Kings 12-2 Kings 17) - Zipora Talshir

Cushan-Rishathaim (Judges 3:8-11): An Implicit Polemic - Bustenai Oded

Complementary Fragments from the Cairo Genizah - Michael L. Klein

Ruth 4:11 LXX: A Midrashic Dramatization - Alexander Rofe

The Joseph Story: Legend or History? - Nili Shupak

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