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JHS - New Article: Martha E. Cam pos, Structure and Meaning in th e Third Vision of Amos (7:7–17)

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    Dear all, I am glad to announce the publication of the following article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org) Journal of Hebrew
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 7, 2011
      Dear all,

      I am glad to announce the publication of the following article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org)

      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 11: Article 3 (2011)

      Martha E. Campos, Structure and Meaning in the Third Vision of Amos (7:7–17)


      This article argues that meaning in Amos’s third vision is encoded in its structure and poetics. The dynamic of a chiasm in vv 11c–17 simulates the vision’s object and metaphor: the tin wall. Built on concepts from Kings and Jeremiah, the whole text is deuteronomistic. A variety of known difficulties in Amos 7:7–17 are addressed (e.g., the solution to the wordplay, Amos’s denial, the anomaly of the Amaziah narrative, the lack of reference to Assyria, and Jeroboam’s relationship to the sword).
      To access the article directly please go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_150.pdf

      Several new reviews have been published lately in JHS and a few others are about to be published. The complete list of new reviews will be sent in a separate note in a few days.

      To access the published reviews directly please go http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews_vol.html


      The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published. For information please go to
      For information about the printed version of volume 8 (2008) please go to

      For information about the other printed volumes of the journal, please go to:

      The Logos version of vol. 8 has been released. For information please go to http://www.logos.com/product/8765/journal-of-hebrew-scriptures-vol-8. For information about the Logos version of vols. 1-7, please go to http://www.logos.com/products/details/4336.

      The Logos version of volume 9 of the journal is being prepared.

      Ehud Ben Zvi
      History and Classics
      University of Alberta
      2-28 HM Tory Building
      Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4

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