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Stimulation from Leiden

Collected Communications to the XVIIIth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Leiden 2004


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/The Hebrew Bible and in related areas. The articles cover a multitude of topics, including exegetical and literary problems, history, iconography, history of religion as well as lexicography and central theological questions concerning the Old Testament/the Hebrew Bible.
Dieser Band bietet neueste Ergebnisse von Forscherinnen und Forschern aus Afrika, Asien, Amerika und Europa auf dem Gebiet des Alten Testaments/der Hebräischen Bibel in Verbindung mit angrenzenden Wissenschaftsgebieten. Die Artikel behandeln exegetisch-literarische, historische, religionsgeschichtliche, ikonographische, lexikographische sowie zentrale theologische Fragen in Bezug auf das Alte Testament/die hebräische Bibel.
Contents: Craig Y. S. Ho: The Supplementary Combination of the Two Creation Stories in Genesis 1-3 – S. Van Den Eynde: «May You Become Thousands of Myriads! (Gen 24,60)». A Gender Analysis of Blessing in Gen 11,24-25,7 – Jan-Wim Wesselius: Alternation of Divine Names as a Literary Device in Genesis and Exodus – Erik Eynikel: The Riddle of Samson: Judges 14 – Christa Schäfer-Lichtenberger: Die Aufstiegsgeschichte Davids – Daniel Bodi: Was Abigail a Scarlet Woman? A Point of Rabbinic Exegesis in Light of Comparative Material – Andrés Piquer Otero: Flies, Idols and Oracles. On a Collection of Variants to MT in 2Kgs 1 – Anthony Abela: When Tradition Prevails over Good Parsing. Reconsidering the Translation of Is 53,11b – Simone Paganini: Der Übergang von Deutero- zu Trito-Jesaja: zu Jes 56,9 – Karin Schöpflin: The Destructive and Creative Word of the Prophet in the Book of Ezekiel – Paul M. Joyce: Ezek. 20.32-38: A Problem Text for the Theology of Ezekiel – Carla Sulzbach: Nebuchadnezzar in Eden? Daniel 4 and Ezekiel 28 – SD (Fanie) Snyman: Eretz and Adama in Amos – Agustinus Setiawidi: Satirical Message of Jonah – Teresa Stanek: The Theological Message of the Book of Ruth in the Light of the Masoretic Text – Phil J. Botha: Psalm 67 in its Literary and Ideological Context – Alphonso Groenewald: «Indeed - The Zeal for Your House has Consumed Me!»: Possible Historical Background to Psalm 69:10 ab – Johann Cook: Exegesis in the Septuagint of Proverbs – HJM (Hans) van Deventer: Tampering with Texts and Translations: the Case of Daniel 1 and 7 – Marius Nel: View of Time in Ancient Cultures, and the Origin of Apocalypticism in Jewish Thought in the Centuries before Christ – André Lemaire : Hiwwites, Perizzites et Girgashites : Essai d’Identification Ethnique – Frances Klopper: Springs and Wells in the Religious Conceptual World of Israel Through Ancient Near Eastern Iconography – Martin Prudký: The Two Versions of the Sabbath-Commandment: Structural Similarities – Robin Gallaher Branch: Understudy to Star: The Courageous Audacity of an Israelite Slave Girl – Chaim Cohen: Modern Biblical Hebrew Lexicography. - Three Issues of Methodology: 1. Homonymy vs. Polysemy; 2. Poetic Semantically Equivalent B-Words; 3. Sumerian Determinatives on Akkadian Parallel Terms – Evangelia G. Dafni: ΣПΛАГХΝА im Altgriechischen Schrifttum und in der Septuaginta. - Zur Anthropologie der Septuaginta – Min Suc Kee: Semantic Development of mlk within the Council System of ancient Mesopotamia – Alexandra Grund: Der gebärende Gott. Zur Geburtsmetaphorik in Israels Gottesrede.