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05/09/17

#SPOT1# Socoh of the Judean Shephelah
The 2010 Survey

by Michael G. Hasel, Yosef Garfinkel, and Shifra Weiss

Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575067667

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This is the first monograph dedicated to the site of Socoh in the Judean Shephelah. Our research was initiated in 2010 as an intensive survey by the Institute of Archaeology, Southern Adventist University, and the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The study incorporates historical sources that are listed and analyzed, including the Bible, ancient Near Eastern, Byzantine, and Medieval records. A history of the research conducted over the past 190 years by explorers, geographers, and archaeologists is compiled . . . (more)


#SPOT2# Making Sense of the Divine Name in the Book of Exodus
From Etymology to Literary Onomastics

by Austin Surls
Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement - BBRSup 17
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575064833.

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Just arrived, May 8

The obvious riddles and difficulties in Exod 3:13–15 and Exod 6:2–8 have attracted an overwhelming amount of attention and comment. These texts make important theological statements about the divine name YHWH and the contours of the divine character. From the enigmatic statements in Exod 3:13–15, most scholars reconstruct the original form of the name as “Yahweh,” which is thought to describe YHWH’s creative power or self-existence. Similarly, Exod 6:3 has become a classic proof-text for the Documentary Hyp . . . (more)


#SPOT3# The Completion of Judges
Strategies of Ending in Judges 17-21

by David J. H. Beldman
Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures 21
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575064963

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Just arrived, May 8
The last five chapters of the book of Judges (chs. 17–21) contain some shocking and bizarre stories, and precisely how these stories relate to the rest of the book is a major question in scholarship on the book. Leveraging work from literary studies and hermeneutics, Beldman reexamines Judges 17–21 with the aim of discerning the "strategies of ending" that are at work in these chapters. The author identifies and describes a number of strategies of ending in Judges 17–21, including the strateg . . . (more)


A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts
Vol. 1: Unis

by James P. Allen
Languages of the Ancient Near East - LANE 7
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575067520

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A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts is designed as a six-volume study of the earliest comprehensive corpus of ancient Egyptian texts, inscribed in the pyramids of five pharaohs of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2325–2150 BC) and several of their queens. The first volume, devoted to the earliest corpus, that of Unis, is based on a database that allows for detailed analysis of the orthography of the texts and every aspect of their grammar; it includes a complete hieroglyphic lexicon of the texts and  . . . (more)


Greek Influence on Egyptian-Coptic Greek Influence on Egyptian-Coptic
Contact-Induced Change in an Ancient African Language

Edited by Eitan Grossman, et al.
Lingua Aegyptia Studia Monographica - LASM 17
Widmaier Verlag, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783943955170

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Coptic, the latest phase of the Ancient Egyptian language, existed from beginning to end in a multi­lingual space. The indigenous Egyptian language had been in contact with Greek—and other languages—from the first millennium BCE, as well as Arabic, since the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641 CE. In effect, this is the earliest and best-attested situation of stable language contact in the ancient world. It is also a rich source for studies on lexical borrowing, since about 5000 loanwords from Greek and some 500 from Arabic form p . . . (more)


"And Inscribe the Name of Aaron"
Studies in Bible, Epigraphy, Literacy and History Presented to Aaron Demsky

Edited by Yigal Levin and Ber Kotlerman
Maarav 21
Western Academic Press, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9780985614225

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From the Foreword:

Some twenty years ago, Professor Aaron Demsky was on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University, visiting colleagues and friends. At the time, I was writing my dissertation at Hopkins under the direction of P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., the W. F. Albright Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Kyle said to me, "There is someone I want you to meet." Within moments, I was conversing with Aaron Demsky. I am certain that we conversed about the Bible and epigraphy, but I must confess that I do not reme . . . (more)


Johannine Studies 1957-2017 Johannine Studies 1957-2017

by Francis J. Moloney
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 1 - WUNT 372
Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783161549601

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The voice of Francis J. Moloney has been heard in Johannine studies for many decades. This volume gathers shorter journal articles from a publishing career that began in 1975, placing them together with new studies that appear for this first time, and thus complementing Moloney's already well-known commentary and scholarly monographs on the Fourth Gospel. The author's work has encompassed all areas of Johannine scholarship – the world that produced and first received the Fourth Gospel, its theology and Christology, and critical analysi . . . (more)


Glaube Glaube
Das Verständnis des Glaubens im frühen Christentum und in seiner jüdischen und hellenistisch-römischen Umwelt

Edited by Jorg Frey, Benjamin Schliesser, and Nadine Ueberschaer
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 1 - WUNT 373
Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Cloth. German and English.
ISBN: 9783161538780

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“Faith” has taken center stage in the religious language of Early Christianity and developed into the dominant description of the relationship between humans and God. No writing prior to or beside the New Testament uses the semantic field of “faith” with comparable density. At the same time, the Early Christian talk of faith is embedded into a complex network of perceptions and images, which constitute the addressees' horizon of understanding and lend communicative meaning to the word “faith”. The present volume contains studies on the . . . (more)


Herrschaftslegitimation in vorderorientalischen Reichen der Eisenzeit Herrschaftslegitimation in vorderorientalischen Reichen der Eisenzeit

Edited by Christoph Levin and Reinhard Mueller
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike - ORA 21
Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Cloth. English and German.
ISBN: 9783161548581

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This volume deals with the forms and strategies of rulership legitimation that were developed in the Iron Age kingdoms of the Levant as well as in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Based on iconographic, textual and archaeological evidence, the patterns used for sovereign legitimation in these regions are presented in detail. Particular attention is paid to the cultural interactions that took place between the regions as well as the peculiarities characterizing the individual kingdoms.


Entangled Worlds: Religious Confluences between East and West in the Roman Empire Entangled Worlds: Religious Confluences between East and West in the Roman Empire
The Cults of Isis, Mithras, and Jupiter Dolichenus

Edited by Svenja Nagel, Joachim F. Quack, and Christian Witschel
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike - ORA 22
Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783161547300

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This collective volume, originating from an interdisciplinary conference at Heidelberg University, deals with the expansion of the so-called oriental cults in the Roman Empire. The concept of ‘oriental cults' itself has come under discussion in recent years because it has been questioned whether the cults in question really formed a coherent group and to what degree they might be called ‘oriental' at all. This discussion is reflected throughout the papers of the volume which focus on the three cults of Isis (and Osiris), Mithras and Ju . . . (more)