JHS New Article: Israel Finkelst ein, “Archaeology as a High Cour t in Ancient Israelite History: A Reply to Nadav Na’aman” and re views
- Dear all,
I am glad to announce the recent publication of the following article and of a dozen of new reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org)
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 10: Article 19 (2010)
Israel Finkelstein, “Archaeology as a High Court in Ancient Israelite History: A Reply to Nadav Na’aman”
This is a rejoinder to N. Na'aman, "Does Archaeology Really Deserve the Status of A ‘High Court’ in Biblical and Historical Research?," B. Becking and L.L. Grabbe (eds.) Between Evidence and Ideology (OtSt, 59; Leiden: Brill, 165–183) that claims that although archaeological evidence can be fragmentary and may be misinterpreted, when solid data from well-excavated sites is compared to assumptions regarding the nature of biblical texts and their date of compilation, the former should prevail, at least until tested by new archaeological evidence or extra-biblical texts.
To access the article directly please go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_147.pdf
Several new reviews have been published by the end of 2010.
Blum, Erhard, Textgestalt und Komposition: Exegetische Beitrüge zu Tora und Vordere Propheten (ed. Wolfgang Oswald; FAT, 69; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010). (Reviewed by David M. Carr)
Brueggemann, Walter, Divine Presence amid Violence (Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2009). (Reviewed by Richard Hess)
Contreras, Elvira Martín, and Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos-Zarzosa, Masora: La transmisión de la tradición de la Biblia Hebrea (Instrumentos para el estudio de la Biblia, 20; Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 2010). (Reviewed by Aaron D. Rubin)
Stuckenbruck, Loren T., 1 Enoch 91–108 (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007). (Reviewed by Anke Dorman)
van Wolde, Ellen, Reframing Biblical Studies: When Language and Text Meet Culture, Cognition, and Context (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2009). (Reviewed by Anthony R. Pyles)
To access the reviews directly please go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews_vol.html
In addition, we have added a new feature: "Google Search" for the JHS articles and reviews. Just click on "search" (second at the top right corner in the main navigation section). The results appear very fast, are very reliable and it is possible to search Hebrew as well.
More articles and reviews are in the pipeline.
The xml, hypertext version of JHS vol. 9 will come up soon.
Regards and best wishes for 2011
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Ehud Ben Zvi
History and Classics
University of Alberta
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