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«My Spirit at Rest in the North Country» (Zechariah 6.8)

Collected Communications to the XXth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Helsinki 2010


Hermann Michael Niemann and Matthias Augustin

The contributions of this volume present the latest results of world-wide academic research in the field of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and in related areas. The articles cover a multitude of topics, including exegetical and literary problems, history, iconography, history of religion, archaeology as well as lexicography and central theological questions concerning the Hebrew Bible.
Dieser Band bietet neueste Ergebnisse von Forscherinnen und Forschern aus Europa, Amerika, Afrika und Asien auf dem Gebiet des Alten Testaments/der Hebräischen Bibel in Verbindung mit angrenzenden Wissenschaftsgebieten. Die Artikel behandeln exegetisch-literarische, historische, religionsgeschichtliche, ikonographische, archäologische und lexikographische sowie zentrale theologische Fragen.
Contents: Calum Carmichael: Leviticus 19:11-12 as Critique of Jacob Deceiving his Father (Genesis 27) and Leviticus 6:1-7 (5:20-26) as Critique of Joseph Deceiving his Brothers (Genesis 37-50) – Siegfried Kreuzer: «Behold, it was very good» - God’s Praise of the Creation (Gen 1:4,10,12,18,21,25,31) and its Background – Teresa Stanek: The Name of God in the Torah – Erik Eynikel: «Now there was no Smith to be found throughout all the Land of Israel» (1 Sam 13:19) - A Philistine Monopoly on Metallurgy in Iron Age I? – David Elgavish: «Concerning the Droughts»: Jeremiah 14:1-15:9 - Structure and Significance – Ruth Fidler: Peril and Temple. The Foe, the North, and Temple Ideology – Markus Saur: Gedeutete Gegenwart. Ezechiel 26, Sacharja 9 und der Eroberungszug Alexanders des Grossen – Uta Schmidt: Servant and Zion: Two Kinds of Future in Isaiah 49 – Lotta Valve: The Case of Messenger-Elijah: The Origins of the Final Appendix to Malachi (3:23-24) – Stefan Fischer: The Glance of an Afterlife in Qoheleth – Louis Jonker: The Chronicler Singing Psalms: Revisiting the Chronicler’s Psalm in 1 Chronicles 16 – Jutta Krispenz: Theological Profiles in Proverbs: Comparing Collections I (Prv. 1-9) and II (Prv 10-22,16) – Florian Lippke: «Thou driedst up Mighty Rivers (Ps 74:15)». History of the Text and Archaeological Implications – J. Henk Potgieter: David in Consultation with the Prophets: The Intertextual Relationship of Psalm 31 with the Books of Jonah and Jeremiah – Jørn Varhaug: Psalm 24:7-10 as a Cult Liturgy and 2 Kings 16:18 – Anna Elise Zernecke: Vain Flattery versus Trusting Confidence? Akkadian Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand and Biblical Psalms of Individual Lament – William Morrow: Tribute from Judah and the Transmission of Assyrian Propaganda – Joanna Töyräänvouri: An Iconographic Allusion to the Northwest Semitic Sea Deity Yamm From 8th Century BC Jerusalem? – Phyllis Bird: Lucian’s Last Laugh: The Origins of «Sacred Prostitution» at Byblos – Miri Brumer: Between Passion Drugs and Plague Healing: The Use of Incense Plants in Holy and in Secular in Ancient Israel – Andre Lemaire : Le « Brülement des os » : Amos 2 : 1 et 2 Rois 23 : 16.20 – Robert D. Miller II: Oral Performance in Ancient Israel – Monika Cornelia Müller: The Households of the Queen and Queen Mother in Neo-Assyrian and Biblical Sources – Wolfgang Oswald: Jeremiah and Moses. A Comparison of their Public Offices in Exod. 18:13-27 And Jer. 42:1-6 – Johannes Klein: Dazu helfe mir Gott! Schwureinleitungsformeln im Alten Testament.