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The Self-Referential Coda in the Mishnah and the Egyptian-Israelite Literary Tradition of Wisdom.
(Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, 2017-02)
It has often been noted that Mishnah Avot is heir to aspects of the biblical tradition of Wisdom. A further element of this inheritance is studied here: the tradition of ending a Wisdom book with a selfreferential coda, ...
Pornography or theology? The legal background, psychological reality, and theological import of Ezekiel 16.
(The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2017)
The description of the relationship between Yhwh and Jerusalem in Ezekiel 16 has troubled readers, ancient and modern. Here I argue that the problems are actually more severe than has been realized in recent scholarship. ...
Sex or power? The crime of the single girl in Deuteronomy 22.
(Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010)
(From Conclusions): In sum, this study has argued that the law of the slandered bride is not primarily about sex. It is a law about power, in particular the power of the parents over their daughter’s sexuality, and is ...
The Diffusion of the Alphabet in the Second Millennium BCE: On the Movements of Scribal Ideas from Egypt to the Levant, Mesopotamia, and Yemen.
(University of Arizona, 2018-12)
The non-impact of the alphabet has garnered a lot of attention recently: how could an invention so revolutionary do so little? Researchers have been led to wonder whether the alphabet may not have been as revolutionary as ...
On Texts, Contexts, and Countertexts: Review of Jacob L. Wright, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory.
(Indiana University Press, 2015)
Negotiating empire: Jewish life and Jewish theology under the Achaemenids.
(Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, 2019)
לבוא ולהיכנס : Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects of the Semantics of ‘Coming’ and ‘Going’ in Ancient Hebrew,
(Academy of the Hebrew Language, 2013)
This paper investigates the semantics of the verb בוא in ancient Hebrew. After reviewing some of the scholarship on the semantics of English 'to come', it shows that in many respects biblical בוא differs from 'to come'. ...
(Oxford University Press, 2017-04-27)
Diachronic change and synchronic readings: Midrashim on stative verbs and participles.
(Oxford University Press, 2012-10)
Because of the different verbal systems in the Hebrew of the Bible and the Hebrew of the Mishnah, reading the Bible as if written in Mishnaic Hebrew can produce interesting results. This paper analyses rabbinic comments ...
Ancient Hebrew מעצד and עצד in the Gezer Calendar.
(The University of Chicago, 2013)
(From conclusion): To summarize, therefore, it has been seen that the Hebrew noun מעצד refers to the “adze” throughout the history of ancient Hebrew: it is found twice in the Hebrew Bible, in relatively unrevealing ...