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  • Ehud Ben Zvi
    Dear all, I am glad to announce the recent publication of an article and several reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. As usual, please go to
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 26, 2006
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      Dear all,

      I am glad to announce the recent publication of an article and several reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. As usual, please go to http://www.jhsonline.org/ to access the Journal.

      Article:

      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 6: Article 9 (2006)

      William K. Gilders, Why Does Eleazar Sprinkle the Red Cow Blood? Making Sense of a Biblical Ritual.

      Abstract:

      Numbers 19:1-10 is a prescriptive ritual text concerned with the preparation of the ashes of a burnt "red cow" to be used to counteract the impurity caused by exposure to a human corpse. Like many other biblical ritual texts, this one is relatively rich in details on ritual practice, but offers little that might be termed "interpretation" of the various ritual actions. In response to this conceptual gap, various attempts have been made to specify the "meaning(s)" of the actions and objects. Giving special attention to the blood manipulation component of the ritual complex (Num 19:4), this paper explores a variety of theoretical questions about the interpretation of ritual activity represented in biblical ritual texts. It highlights the significance of the textuality of our access to biblical ritual, the need to fill gaps while interpreting biblical ritual texts, and points to the value of considering the indexical qualities of ritual actions.

      Those who wish to access this article directly may go to

      http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/abstracts-articles.html#A59


      Reviews:

      Tsumura, David Toshio, Creation and Destruction: A Reappraisal of the Chaoskampf Theory in the Old Testament (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2005). (Reviewed by Karljürgen G. Feuerherm).

      Rabin, Eliott, Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Reader's Guide (Jersey City, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, 2006) (Reviewed by Shaul Bar).

      Perry, T. A., The Honeymoon Is Over: Jonah's Argument with God (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006). (Reviewed by Barbara Green).

      Klein, Ralph W., 1 Chronicles: A Commentary (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006). (Reviewed by Steven L. McKenzie).

      Brettler. Marc Zvi, How to Read the Bible (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2005). (Reviewed by Alex Jassen).

      Ben Zvi, Ehud, Hosea (The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, 21A/I; Grand Rapids/Cambridge, UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005). (Reviewed by Yair Hoffman).

      Those who wish to access the review directly may go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_vol.html

      Regards,

      Ehud

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


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    • Ben Zvi, Ehud
      Dear all, I am glad to announce the publication of the following article and reviews in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org) Journal of
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 5, 2010
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        Dear all,

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

        Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 10: Article 1 (2009)

        Amar Zohar, Ram Bouchnick and Guy Bar-Oz. The Contribution of Archaeozoology to the Identification of the Ritually Clean Ungulates Mentioned in The Hebrew Bible

        Abstract:

        This article shows the contribution that archaeozoological studies may bring to the identification of animals mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, by focusing on the ten clean ungulate species whose flesh is permitted to be eaten according to Deut 14:4-5.

        Those who wish to access this article directly may go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_129.pdf

        Reviews:

        Steinberg, Julius, Die Ketuvim: ihr Aufbau und ihre Botschaft (BBB, 152; Hamburg: Philo, 2006). (Reviewed by Tim Stone)

        Bauks, Michaele and Christophe Nihan, Manuel d'exégèse de l'Ancien Testament (Le Monde de la Bible, 61; Geneva: Labor et Fides, 2008). (Reviewed by Matthieu Richelle)

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

        More articles and reviews will be available soon

        Regards,

        Ehud

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        The printed version of volume 8 (2008) has been released by Gorgias Press. For information please go to http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

        For information about the other volumes, please go to

        http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

        For information about the Logos version of the Journal (vols. 1-7), please go to http://www.logos.com/products/details/4336

        The Logos version of volume 8 of the journal is being prepared.

        Regards,

        Ehud


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


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      • christophe.nihan@unil.ch
        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 3 of 5 , Nov 15, 2011
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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 Scriptures – Volume 11: Article 15
          (2011)

          Jeffrey Stackert, “Compositional Strata in the Priestly
          Sabbath: Exodus 31:12-17 and 35:1-3”

          Abstract:

          This article challenges the conclusions of recent studies
          that have attributed the entirety of Exodus 31:12–17 and
          35:1–3 either to a Holiness (H) author or another
          post-Priestly author. It offers a new redactional analysis
          of these Sabbath texts, arguing that each contains an
          earlier Priestly (P) stratum that was subsequently expanded
          by H. It identifies a P stratum by giving close attention to
          the narrative features in these pericopes and their
          participation in the larger historical claims of P.
          Attention to such narrative qualities is then usefully
          combined with stylistic and theological elements to identify
          the secondary stratum in these units as an H composition.


          To access the article directly please go to

          http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_162.pdf


          Also, I am glad to announce the following reviews in the
          Journal of Hebrew Scriptures:

          1. Ballhorn, Egbert, Israel am Jordan: Narrative
          Topographie im Buch Josua (BBB, 162; Bonn: Bonn University
          Press im Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011). (Reviewed by
          Ernst Axel Knauf).

          2. Evans, Paul S., The Invasion of Sennacherib in the Book
          of Kings: A Source-Critical and Rhetorical Study of 2 Kings
          18–19 (VTSup, 125; Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2009).
          (Reviewed by Gordon Oeste).

          3. Weeks, Stuart, An Introduction to the Study of Wisdom
          Literature (T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies; London
          and New York: T&T Clark, 2010). (Reviewed by Scott C.
          Jones).

          4. Sommer, Benjamin D., The Bodies of God and the World of
          Ancient Israel (New York: Cambridge, 2009). (Reviewed by J.
          Todd Hibbard).

          5. Halpern, Baruch, From Gods to God: The Dynamics of Iron
          Age Cosmologies (ed. M. J. Adams; FAT, 63; Tübingen: Mohr
          Siebeck, 2009). (Reviewed by Nathan MacDonald).

          6. Yasur-Landau, Assaf, Jennie R. Ebeling, and Laura B.
          Mazow (eds.) Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and
          Beyond (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, 50;
          Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2011). (Reviewed by Cynthia
          Shafer-Elliott).


          To access all published reviews directly please go to

          http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews_vol.html


          Also, I am glad to announce that JHS is now offering
          hypertext/ hyperlinked versions of all articles and reviews
          published from 1996 to 2009 (inclusive of 2009). We are
          currently working to include versions of the 2010/2011
          articles and reviews.

          Regards,

          Christophe Nihan
          Associate Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures


          ______________________________________________________________________________________

          The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published.
          For information please go to
          http://www.gorgiaspress.com/bookshop/showproduct.aspx?ISBN=978-1-61143-004-2.
          The printed version of volume 10 (2010) is currently being
          prepared and will be out in a few months.

          For information about the printed version of volume 8 (2008)
          please go to
          http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

          For information about the other printed volumes of the
          journal, please go to:
          http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

          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.
        • christophe.nihan@unil.ch
          Dear All, I am glad to announce the publication of a new article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org/index.html). Wolfgang OSWALD,
          Message 4 of 5 , May 26, 2012
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            Dear All,

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

            Wolfgang OSWALD, “Foreign Marriages and Citizenship in
            Persian Period Judah.”

            Abstract: The prohibition of foreign marriages in the HB
            disqualifies both, wives and their offspring. Similar laws
            from Greek cities suggest that membership in the popular
            assembly was the problem behind, since sons of citizens
            gained citizenship rights when of age. Wealthy people were
            able to enhance their stance by marrying several wives. The
            parallel development suggests that Persian period Israel was
            organized like Greek cities: as an association of persons.
            Such polities need to control membership.

            To access the article directly please go to

            http://www.jhsonline.org/JHS/Articles/article_168.pdf

            Also, I am glad to announce the publication of some new
            reviews in JHS:

            1. Ahn, John J., Exile as Forced Migrations: A Sociological,
            Literary, and Theological Approach on the Displacement and
            Resettlement of the Southern Kingdom of Judah (BZAW, 417;
            Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2011). (Reviewed by Bob
            Becking).

            2. Oshima, Takayoshi, Babylonian Prayers to Marduk
            (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 7; Tübingen: Mohr
            Siebeck, 2011). (Reviewed by Scott C. Jones).

            3. Walton, John H., Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Winona
            Lake, Ind.; Eisenbrauns, 2011). (Reviewed by Izaak J. de
            Hulster).

            To access all published reviews directly please go to

            http://www.jhsonline.org/reviews_vol.html

            Also, I am glad to announce that JHS is now offering
            hypertext/ hyperlinked versions of all articles and reviews
            published from 1996 to 2009 (inclusive of 2009). We are
            currently working to include versions of the 2010/2011
            articles and reviews.

            Regards,

            Christophe Nihan
            University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
            Associate General Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures


            ___________________________________________________________________

            The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published.
            For information please go to
            http://www.gorgiaspress.com/bookshop/showproduct.aspx?ISBN=978-1-61143-004-2.
            The printed version of volume 10 (2010) is currently in
            print.

            For information about the printed version of volume 8 (2008)
            please go to
            http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

            For information about the other printed volumes of the
            journal, please go to:
            http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

            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.
          • christophe.nihan@unil.ch
            Dear All, I am glad to announce the publication of a new article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org/index.html): Alexander ANDRASON,
            Message 5 of 5 , Jul 17, 2012
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              Dear All,


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

              Alexander ANDRASON, “Making It Sound—The Performative
              Qatal and Its Explanation.”

              Abstract: The performative sense of the qatal is compatible
              with the remaining components of the semantic load offered
              by the gram. Employing a chaining procedure built on the
              framework of universal paths and adopting a cognitive
              perspective whereby the verbal meaning is a network of
              conceptually and diachronically related senses, the author
              demonstrates that since the qatal is defined as a
              manifestation of an anterior cline and since it is possible
              to posit a performative stage on this trajectory, the
              anterior cline may also accommodate the performative sense.

              To access the article directly please go to

              http://www.jhsonline.org/JHS/Articles/article_170.pdf


              Also, I am glad to announce the publication of several new
              reviews in JHS:

              1. Black, Fiona, The Artifice of Love: Grotesque Bodies and
              the Song of Songs (LHBOTS, 392; New York/London: T&T Clark,
              2009). (Reviewed by Julia M. O'Brien).

              2. Dearman, J. Andrew, The Book of Hosea (NICOT; Grand
              Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010). (Reviewed by Anna E. Sieges).

              3. Eskenazi, Tamara Cohn and Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Ruth (JPS
              Bible Commentary; Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication
              Society, 2011). (Reviewed by Timothy J. Stone).

              4. Fox, Michael V., Proverbs 10–31: A New Translation with
              Introduction and Commentary (AB, 18B; New Haven, CT: Yale
              University Press, 2009). (Reviewed by Christine Roy Yoder).

              5. Frevel, Christian, ed., Mixed Marriages: Intermarriage
              and Group Identity in the Second Temple Period (LHBOTS, 547;
              New York: T&T Clark International, 2011). (Reviewed by
              Steven J. Schweitzer).

              6. Kartveit, Magnar, The Origin of the Samaritans (VTSup,
              128; Leiden: Brill, 2009). (Reviewed by Reinhard Pummer).

              7. Kratz, Reinhard G., Prophetenstudien: Kleine Schriften II
              (FAT, 74; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). (Reviewed by
              Jakob Wöhrle).

              8. Linafelt, Tod, Claudia V. Camp, and Timothy Beal, eds.,
              The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical
              Icon (LHBOTS, 500; New York/London: T&T Clark, 2010).
              (Reviewed by David B. Schreiner).

              9. Niesiolowski-Spanò, Lukasz, Origin Myths and Holy
              Places in the Old Testament: A Study of Aetiological
              Narratives (Translated by Jacek Laskowski; Copenhagen
              International Seminar; London & Oakville: Equinox, 2011).
              (Reviewed by Eric Ortlund).

              10. Oeste, Gordon, K., Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and the
              Right to Rule: Windows on Abimelech's Rise and Demise in
              Judges 9 (LHBOTS, 546; New York: T&T Clark, 2011). (Reviewed
              by Lissa M. Wray Beal).

              11. Seitz, Christopher R., The Goodly Fellowship of the
              Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation
              (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology; Grand Rapids: Baker
              Academic, 2009). (Reviewed by Mark E. Biddle).

              12. Stromberg, Jacob, Isaiah After Exile: The Author of
              Third Isaiah as Reader and Redactor of the Book (OTM;
              Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). (Reviewed by
              Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer).

              13. Trevaskis, Leigh M., Holiness, Ethics and Ritual in
              Leviticus (HBM, 29; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2011).
              (Reviewed by Roy E. Gane).

              To access the reviews directly please go to

              http://www.jhsonline.org/reviews_vol.html


              JHS is now offering hypertext/ hyperlinked versions of all
              articles and reviews published from 1996 to 2009 (inclusive
              of 2009). We are currently working to include versions of
              the 2010/2011 articles and reviews.


              Regards,

              Christophe Nihan
              University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
              Associate General Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures


              ___________________________________________________________________

              The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published.
              For information please go to
              http://www.gorgiaspress.com/bookshop/showproduct.aspx?ISBN=978-1-61143-004-2.
              The printed version of volume 10 (2010) is currently in
              print.

              For information about the printed version of volume 8 (2008)
              please go to
              http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

              For information about the other printed volumes of the
              journal, please go to:
              http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

              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.
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