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Tehillah le-Moshe

Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg

Edited by Mordechai Cogan, Barry L. Eichler, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

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Tehillah le-Moshe

Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg

Edited by Mordechai Cogan, Barry L. Eichler, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

Forty-five scholars here combine their skills in tribute to their colleague, teacher, and friend. This collection includes 27 English and 18 Hebrew essays on literary criticism, rabbinic literature, Hebrew word studies, Septuagint, Qumran, textual criticism, and many other topics. Moshe Greenberg is perhaps best known for his commentary on Ezekiel in the Anchor Bible series.

 

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Forty-five scholars here combine their skills in tribute to their colleague, teacher, and friend. This collection includes 27 English and 18 Hebrew essays on literary criticism, rabbinic literature, Hebrew word studies, Septuagint, Qumran, textual criticism, and many other topics. Moshe Greenberg is perhaps best known for his commentary on Ezekiel in the Anchor Bible series.

Moshe Greenberg: An Appreciation

Bibliography of the Writings of Moshe Greenberg

Abbreviations

PART 1: Exegetical and Literary Studies

Love of Zion: A Literary Interpretation of Psalm 137 - Shimon Bar-Efrat

The Meaning of Amos’s Third Vision (Amos 7:7-9) - Alan Cooper

On Reading Genesis 12:10-20 - Barry L. Eichler

Harvesting the Biblical Narrator’s Scanty Plot of Ground: A Holistic Approach to Judges 16:4-22 - J. Cheryl Exum

Proverbs 2 and 31: A Study in Structural Complementarity - David Noel Freedman

Reading Rahab - Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Psalm 8 on the Power and Mystery of Speech - Walter Harrelson

Two Aspects of the ‘Tent of Meeting’ - Israel Knohl

The Firstfruits Festivals of Grain and the Composition of Leviticus 23: 9-21 - Jacob Milgrom

What Did Laban Demand of Jacob? A New Reading of Genesis 31:50 and Exodus 21:10 - Jonathan Paradise

A Lover’s Garden of Verse: Literal and Metaphorical Imagery in Ancient Near Eastern Love Poetry - Shalom M. Paul

Nahemiah 9: An Important Witness of Theological Reflection - Rolf Rendtorff

Naboth’s Vineyard Revisited (1 Kings 21) - Nahum M. Sarna

The ‘Aramean’ of Deuteronomy 26:5: Peshat and Derash - Richard C. Steiner

‘He Begot a Son in His Likeness after His Image’ (Genesis 5:3) - Jeffrey H. Tigay

Different Editions of the Song of Hannah and of Its Narrative Framework - Emanuel Tov

PART 2: Historical, Thematic, and Methodological Studies

On the Use of Traditional Jewish Exegesis in the Modern Literary Study of the Bible - Adele Berlin

The Genre of the Biblical Commentary as Problem and Challenge - Brevard S. Childs

David’s Jerusalem: Notes and Reflections - Mordechai Cogan

The Berit ‘Covenant’: Its Nature and Ceremonial Background - Menahem Haran

Prophecy and Soothsaying - Yair Hoffman

The Next Phase in Jewish Religion: The Land of Israel as Sacred Space - Baruch A. Levine

The Methods of Late Biblical Scribes as Evidenced by the Septuagint Compared with the Other Textual Witnesses - Alexander Rofe

PART 3: Postbiblical and Rabbinic Studies

Rabbinic Mythmaking and Tradition: The Great Dragon Drama in b. Baba Batra 74b-75a - Michael Fishbane

A Law and Its Interpretation - Judah Goldin

Masorah and Halakhah: A Study in Conflict - Sid Z. Leiman

The Akedah—and What to Remember - Michael Rosenak

English Abstracts of Hebrew Essays

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Ancient and Premodern Sources

Hebrew Essays

PART 1: Biblical Studies

The Countenance of YHWH - Shmuel Ahituv

Creation and the Calendar of Holiness - Yairah Amit

The Philistine Entity and the Origin of the Name ‘Palestine’ - Israel Eph’al

On the Borderline between Biblical Criticism and Hebrew Linguistics: The Emergence of the Term - Avi Hurvitz

‘A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath Day’ - Meir Weiss

Fragments of an Ezekiel Scroll from Masada 1043-2220 (Ezekiel 35:11-38:14) - Shemaryahu Talmon

New Mari Documents and the Prophecy of Ezekiel - Abraham Malamat

The Origin and Development of Languages on Earth: The Sumerian versus the Biblical View - Jacob Klein

‘And if Given the Strength—Eighty Years’: The Terms for Longevity in Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew, and Mishnaic Hebrew - Hayim Tadmor

Part 2: Second Temple, Rabbinic, and Medieval Studies

A Semantic Analysis - Moshe Weinfeld

‘Was It Not at His Hand the Sun Stopped?’ (Ben Sira 46:6): A Chapter in Literary Archaeology - Yair Zakovitch

Tradition and Innovation in the Commentary of Rabbi Samuel ben Meir (Rashbam) on Job: The Hymn to Wisdom (Job 28) - Sara Japhet

The Pre-70 C.E. Judean Synagogue: Its Origins and Character Reexamined - Lee I. Levine

Was Maimonides Influenced by Al-Ghazzali? - Hava Lazarus-Yafeh

Peshat Exegesis of Biblical Historiography: Historicism, Dogmatism, and Medievalism - Uriel Simon

Additional Fragments of the ‘Rhymed Ben Sira’ - Ezra Fleischer

Midrashic Derivations regarding the Transformation of the Names Jacob and Israel according to Traditional Jewish Exegesis: Semantic and Syntatic Aspects - Simcha Kogut

‘Moses Had Written about Many Deeds...and David Came and Explained Them’ (Exodus Rabbah 15:22) - Avigdor Shinan

Indexes to Hebrew Essays

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