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Birkat Shalom

Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday

Edited by Chaim Cohen, Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Avi M. Hurvitz, Yochanan Muffs, Baruch J. Schwartz, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

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Birkat Shalom

Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday

Edited by Chaim Cohen, Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Avi M. Hurvitz, Yochanan Muffs, Baruch J. Schwartz, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

This magnificent volume is a compilation of the writings of friends, colleagues, and former students in tribute to Shalom Paul, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Bible Department at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More than 60 essayists contribute new ideas in the areas of research most loved by Prof. Paul, such as biblical literature and criticism, prophecy, comparative exegesis and linguistics, ancient Near Eastern historical and cultural milieus, and biblical and Mesopotamian law.

 

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This magnificent volume is a compilation of the writings of friends, colleagues, and former students in tribute to Shalom Paul, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Bible Department at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More than 60 essayists contribute new ideas in the areas of research most loved by Prof. Paul, such as biblical literature and criticism, prophecy, comparative exegesis and linguistics, ancient Near Eastern historical and cultural milieus, and biblical and Mesopotamian law.

Contributors include scholars of renown such as Adele Berlin, Frank Moore Cross, William G. Dever, Michael V. Fox, William W. Hallo, Sara Japhet, André Lemaire, Carol Meyers, Jacob Milgrom, Elisha Qimron, Gary A. Rendsburg, Jack M. Sasson, Shemaryahu Talmon, Emanuel Tov, James C. VanderKam, Joan Goodnick Westenholz, and Ziony Zevit.

Volume 1

Shalom Paul: Scholar, Teacher, Friend Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

Publications of Shalom M. Paul

Abbreviations

Part 1: The Bible

The Torah

Statut Public et Droit Privé dans la Tôrâh Henri Cazelles

Exodus 21:22–25 Revisited: Methodological Considerations Barry L. Eichler

Three Major Redactors of the Torah Richard Elliott Friedman

Nimrod, Son of Cush, King of Mesopotamia, and the Dates of P and J Israel Knohl

A Linguistic Analysis of the Phrase ’l mshntw (Exodus 21:19) and the Homiletic Sense ’l mshntw – ’l bwryw Simcha Kogut

Burnt Offering of Head, Peder, and Kidneys Edward Lipin

The Desecration of Yhwh’s Name: Its Parameters and Significance Jacob Milgrom

Alliteration in the Exodus Narrative Gary A. Rendsburg

Deuteronomic Concepts of Exile Interpreted in Jeremiah and Ezekiel Dalit Rom-Shiloni

Light in Genesis 1:3—Created or Uncreated: A Question of Priestly Mysticism? Mark S. Smith

The Historical Books

“They Feared God/They Did Not Fear God”: On the Use of yere’ YHWH and yare’ ’et YHWH in 2 Kings 17:24–41 Shawn Zelig Aster

The Lament of David over Abner Elisha Qimron

Oracle Inquiries in Judges Jack M. Sasson

King Solomon J. A. Soggin

Synchronic and Diachronic Considerations in the DtrH Portrayal of the Demise of Solomon’s Kingdom Marvin A. Sweeney

“And the Lord Sent Moses and Aaron” Yair Zakovitch

The Davidic-Solomonic Empire from the Perspective of Archaeological Bibliology Ziony Zevit

The Books of the Prophets

The Sinai Theophany in the Psalm of Habakkuk Shmuel Ahituv

Jeremiah 3:1–4:2 between Deuteronomy 24 and Matthew 5: Jeremiah’s Exercise in Ethical Criticism Mayer I. Gruber

The Historical Background of the Prophecies of Amos Menahem Haran

Isaiah and the Transition from Prophecy to Apocalyptic Ronald Hendel

Engendering Ezekiel: Female Figures Reconsidered Carol Meyers

Zechariah 12:12–14 and Hosea 10:5 in the Light of an Ancient Mourning Practice Alexander Rofé

The Ultimate Aim of Israel’s Restoration in Ezekiel Baruch J. Schwartz

Is It Good for the Jews? Ambiguity and the Rhetoric of Turning in Isaiah Benjamin D. Sommer

The Message of Psalm 114 Adele Berlin

The Writings

A New Criterion for Identifying “Wisdom Psalms” Tova Forti

Concepts of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs Michael V. Fox

“The Voice of YHWH Causes Hinds to Calve” (Psalm 29:9) Jeffrey H. Tigay

The Influence of Legal Style on the Style of Aphorism: The Origin of the Retribution Formula and the Clause lô yinnaqeh ‘He Will Not Go Unpunished’ in the Book of Proverbs Shamir Yona

Part 2: The Bible and the Ancient Near East

The Mesopotamian Background of the Term µymyh tyrja in the World-Peace Vision of Isaiah 2:2a Pinhas Artzi

The Lions of Nineveh (Nahum 2:12–14): A Check on Nahum’s Familiarity with Assyria Mordechai Cogan

New Directions in Modern Biblical Hebrew Lexicography Chaim Cohen

Ahab and Archaeology: A Commentary on 1 Kings 16–22 William G. Dever

Hurrian Ullikummi and Daniel’s “Little Horn” Roy E. Gane

Reanalysis in Biblical and Babylonian Poetry Edward L. Greenstein

In Search of Resen (Genesis 10:12): Dur-Sharrukin? Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

Deuteronomy 6:6, 9 in the Light of Northwest Semitic Inscriptions André Lemaire

The Myth of Tammuz in Biblical Narrative Baruch Margalit

Volume 2

Part 3: The Ancient Near East

Scribal Initiative in the Clarification and Interpretation of Mesopotamian Law Collections Pamela Barmash

Two Aramaic Ostraca from a Tannery in ’Ên Gedî Esther Eshel and Hanan Eshel

Wordplay in the Lamashtu Incantations J. N. Ford

“The Ship of the Desert, the Donkey of the Sea”: The Camel in Early Mesopotamia Revisited Wayne Horowitz

“Secular” Love Songs in Mesopotamian Literature Jacob Klein and Yitschak Sefati

A Seated Figurine from Tell Ets-Tsâfi Gath: A Philistine Image of El? Aren M. Maeir

The Deity Addu (Hadad) of Kallassu (near Aleppo) in Two Mari Letters Abraham Malamat

Negotiating with Hammu-rapi: Frank H. Polak

The Love Poem of Rim-Sîn and Nanaya Marcel Sigrist and Joan Goodnick Westenholz

On rahatsum I, II, III and on Akkadian rihtsum = Hebrew ’tsrh Nathan Wasserman

From Biqºat to KTK: “All Aram” in the Sefîre Inscription in the Light of Amos 1:5 Nili Wazana

Two Become One: A Unique Memorandum of Obligation Ada Yardeni and Bezalel Porten

Part 4: Postbiblical, Medieval, and Modern Judaism

The Place of Genres in Bible Curricula Yairah Amit

The Three-Day Period of Purification before Entering the Temple Aaron Demsky

Scribal Interventions in 1QIsaiaha David Noel Freedman luuz and Joshua J. Van Ee

The “Plotting Witness” and Beyond: A Continuum in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Talmudic Law Shamma Friedman

Franz Rosenzweig and the Land of Two Rivers William W. Hallo

Rashi and the “Messianic” Psalms Robert A. Harris

The Lovers’ Way”: Cultural Symbiosis in a Medieval Commentary on the Song of Songs Sara Japhet

A Rather Risqué Pun in Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Matthew Morgenstern

The “Voice” of the Narrator and the “Voice” of the Characters in the Bible Commentaries of Yefet ben ºEli Meira Polliack

Codification of Jewish Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls Lawrence H. Schiffman

Mismarot Lists (4Q322–324c) and “Historical Texts” (4Q322a; 4Q331–4Q333) in Qumran Documents Shemaryahu Talmon and Jonathan Ben-Dov

Literary Analysis, the So-Called Original Text of Hebrew Scripture, and Textual Evaluation Emanuel Tov

Sources for the Astronomy in 1 Enoch 72–82 James C. VanderKam

I. O. Lehman, HUC mss 951–981 from Kai Feng, and a Purported Link between China and Yemen David B. Weisberg

Philo and Maimonides on the Garden of Eden Narrative David Winston

Indexes

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Words, Terms, and Expressions

Index of Nonbiblical Sources

Due to an error in the final stages of production, one line was omitted from the top of p. 140 of Shawn Zelig Aster’s article. The missing line, to be restored at the top of p. 140, is:

"day, they follow the earlier practices:{8} they do not fear Yhwh and do not do"

A revised PDF of that page [PDF, 72k] is available for download.

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