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“Now It Happened in Those Days”

Studies in Biblical, Assyrian, and Other Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Mordechai Cogan on His 75th Birthday

Edited by Amitai Baruchi-Unna, Tova Forti, Shmuel Ahituv, Israel Eph’al, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

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2017

“Now It Happened in Those Days”

Studies in Biblical, Assyrian, and Other Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Mordechai Cogan on His 75th Birthday

Edited by Amitai Baruchi-Unna, Tova Forti, Shmuel Ahituv, Israel Eph’al, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

In three sections—Biblical Studies, Assyriology and Near Eastern Studies, and Comparative Studies—friends and colleagues present contributions in honor of Mordechai Cogan. Best known as the author of the Anchor Bible Commentary on 1 and 2 Kings, Cogan has followed in the footsteps of one of his mentors, Hayim Tadmor, integrating the study of ancient Israel within its ancient Near Eastern context, particularly at the time of Assyrian hegemony.

 

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In three sections—Biblical Studies, Assyriology and Near Eastern Studies, and Comparative Studies—friends and colleagues present contributions in honor of Mordechai Cogan. Best known as the author of the Anchor Bible Commentary on 1 and 2 Kings, Cogan has followed in the footsteps of one of his mentors, Hayim Tadmor, integrating the study of ancient Israel within its ancient Near Eastern context, particularly at the time of Assyrian hegemony.

Volume 1

Preface

Abbreviations

Colleagues' Appreciation of Mordechai Cogan

Shmuel Aḥituv, Israel Ephʿal, and Jeffrey Tigay

"Make for yourself a mentor and acquire for yourself a friend" (Avot 1:6): Students' Appreciation for Professor Mordechai Cogan

Tova Forti and Amitai Baruchi-Unna

The Biblical Period in Jewish History as a Discipline: Personal Reflections

Mordechai Cogan

Bibliography of the Publications of Mordechai Cogan

Part 1: Biblical Studies

Biblical Historiosophy: A Response to Crisis in Leadership and Rule

Bezalel Porten

"To Place His Name There": Deuteronomy's Concept of God Placing His Name in the Temple

Jeffrey H. Tigay

Joshua and Moses in the Book of Joshua

Gershon Galil

Snippets from a Lost Joshua Cycle: The Prehistory of an Israelite Legendary Hero

Zev Farber

Text-Criticism with Awareness of the Contents of the Text: The Case of 1 Samuel 2:2

Alexander Rofé

At the Intersection of Intellect and Insolence: The Historiographic Significance of Solomon's and Jehoshaphat's "Tarshish Ships" in the Light of a Wisdom Motif

Tova Forti and David A. Glatt-Gilad

Solomon's Temple Building and Its Divine Approval in Ancient Israelite Historiography

Isaac Kalimi

Formulaic Creativity: The Structure of the Synchronic History of Israel and Judah (1 Kings 12–2 Kings 17)

Zipora Talshir ז״ל

An Update of the Hezekiah-Sennacherib Narrative during the Babylonian Siege? Some Further Thoughts

Danʾel Kahn

Depictions of כשד׳ם 'Chaldeans' in Judean Prophecy and Historiography

David S. Vanderhooft

"And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam...": The Message and the Historical Context of Micah 6:1–5

Yair Hoffman

Torah Historiography in Psalms 135 and 136

Adele Berlin

Prophets and Prophecy in Ezra–Nehemiah

Sara Japhet

"And You Kept Your Word for You Are Righteous" (Nehemiah 9:8) in the Penitential Prayers Genre

Bustenay Oded

Part 2: Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Dethronement in Ancient Western Asia: Introductory Observations

Israel Ephʿal and Izabela Ephʿal-Jaruzelska

The Image of Pharaoh: Royal Ideology and Historical Reality in the Light of Egyptian Wisdom Literature

Nili Shupak

Temple Hymns in Early Sumerian Literature:A Literary-Historical Overview

Jacob Klein

A Cylinder Inscription of Aššur-ketta-lēšir II

Ran Zadok

Reporting the Content of Divine Positive Response (annu kēnu) in Assyrian Royal Inscriptions

Amitai Baruchi-Unna

Adad-nērārī II and the Aramean Temanites: The Beginnings of Neo-Assyrian Recovery

K. Lawson Younger Jr.

Volume 2

Shalmaneser V and His Era, Revisited

Keiko Yamada and Shigeo Yamada

Esarhaddon's Babylon E Once Again

Jamie Novotny

A Study of Assyrian Cultural Policy as Expressed in Esarhaddon's Succession Oath Documents

Kazuko  Watanabe

A Letter of Nebuchadnezzar I to the Babylonians: Literary and Historical Considerations

Yigal Bloch

The Formation of the Prayers in the Nabonidus Inscriptions Nbn 4 and Nbn 5: Between Lower and Higher Criticism

Noga Ayali-Darshan

Part 3: Comparative Studies

Heads or Tails? The Transmutations and Peregrinations of a Sapiential Theme

Yoram Cohen

Rituals on the Battlefield and Historiographical Accounts: Hittite and Biblical Texts

Ada Taggar-Cohen

אַ ב רֵ ך (Gen 41:43), מׇ לוֹן (Gen 41:27 + 7×), and the Law in Exodus 22:1–2: On the Use of Akkadian as Key Evidence in Biblical Hebrew Philology

Chaim (Harold R.) Cohen

David and Goliath: Toward a Dialogue between Archaeology and Biblical Studies

Shuichi Hasegawa

Isaiah 18–20: A Chronological Sequence of Oracles in Light of Akkadian and Egyptian Sources

Shalom M. Paul

Nebuchadnezzar's Madness (Daniel 4:30): Reminiscence of a Historical Event or a Legend?

T. M. Oshima

Indexes

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Other Ancient Sources

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