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Le-David Maskil

A Birthday Tribute for David Noel Freedman

Edited by Richard Elliot Friedman and William H. C. Propp

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Biblical and Judaic Studies from the University of California, San Diego

Le-David Maskil

A Birthday Tribute for David Noel Freedman

Edited by Richard Elliot Friedman and William H. C. Propp

For the past half-century, David Noel Freedman has had an enormous impact on the study of the Bible, both as an author and as an editor of the writings of others. As his colleagues note in their comments at the beginning of this volume, “You are quintessentially the man of the book. And perhaps what impresses us most is that your bibliography of hundreds of books is not limited to the extraordinary number of important books that you’ve written yourself. It also contains the books that you’ve edited for others. And we know what it means to have David Noel Freedman as one’s editor. For every page of manuscript that the author sends you, you send back almost an equal number of pages of advice, criticism, corrections, and improvements. You can make a bad book good, and a good book better. And you can make its author a better scholar and a better writer.” In this volume, his compatriots at the University of California, San Diego, contribute eight varied essays in celebration of his impact on them and in honor of his varied contributions to biblical studies.

 

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For the past half-century, David Noel Freedman has had an enormous impact on the study of the Bible, both as an author and as an editor of the writings of others. As his colleagues note in their comments at the beginning of this volume, “You are quintessentially the man of the book. And perhaps what impresses us most is that your bibliography of hundreds of books is not limited to the extraordinary number of important books that you’ve written yourself. It also contains the books that you’ve edited for others. And we know what it means to have David Noel Freedman as one’s editor. For every page of manuscript that the author sends you, you send back almost an equal number of pages of advice, criticism, corrections, and improvements. You can make a bad book good, and a good book better. And you can make its author a better scholar and a better writer.” In this volume, his compatriots at the University of California, San Diego, contribute eight varied essays in celebration of his impact on them and in honor of his varied contributions to biblical studies.

Introduction

Abbreviations

An Essay on Method Richard Elliott Friedman

Symbolic Wounds: Applying Anthropology to the Bible William H. C. Propp

Beer, Barley, and shekar in the Hebrew Bible Michael M. Homan

Whom Did Cain Raise? Redaction and J’s Primeval History Risa Levitt Kohn

The Abrahamic Passover Jeffrey C. Geoghegan

Archaeology and the Shasu Nomads: Recent Excavations in the Jabal Hamrat Fidan, Jordan Thomas E. Levy, Russell B. Adams, and Adolfo Muniz

The Temple Mount: The Afterlife of a Biblical Phrase David Goodblatt

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

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