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I am glad to announce the recent publication in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures of:
(a) Mark Leuchter (ed.), Scribes Before and After 587 BCE: A Conversation
(b) Elie Assis, Composition, Rhetoric and Theology in Haggai 1:1-11
As usual, please go to http://www.jhsonline.org
> to access the Journal.
Below you will find information about these two new contributions:
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 7: Article 10 (2007)
Mark Leuchter (ed.), Scribes Before and After 587 BCE: A Conversation
The conversation represented here originated in a special session at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies that dealt with the issue of the shifting role of scribes leading up to and following the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE. The essays situate all scribal groups in relation to the nation's priestly tradition and circles, address diverse matters of socio-political agenda, and identify trends in the development of literary methodology. This conversation includes an introduction by the editor, and contributions by M. Leuchter, Jacob L. Wright, Jeffrey C. Geoghegan, and Lauren A. S. Monroe.
Those who wish to access this work directly may go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_71.pdf
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 7: Article 11 (2007)
Elie Assis, Composition, Rhetoric and Theology in Haggai 1:1-11
The present analysis of Haggai 1:4-11 points at a sophisticated structure that differs at some points from those widely accepted. In addition, while some scholars explain the complexity of the passage as a composite process of formation, this paper has shown a well structured sermon designed to influence an adversary audience. The first part of the prophet's words (1: 4-6) is meant to demonstrate to the people their erroneous approach. The second part (1:7-9) intends to show the people the right way. The last part of Haggai's words (1:10-11) construes the economic stress in terms of the covenantal relationship between God and Yehud that continues to play a central role, as in the pre-destruction period.
Those who wish to access this article directly may go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_72.pdf
May I draw your attention also to the recently published review of Jerome T. Walsh, Ahab: The Construction of a King (Interfaces; Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006). To access these reviews directly, please go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_vol.html
For information on the printed publication of volume 5 of the journal (2004-2005) by Gorgias Press please click here <http://www.gorgiaspress.com/bookshop/pc-55864-78-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-ii.aspx
> . For information on the publication of vols 1-4, please click here <http://www.gorgiaspress.com/bookshop/pc-55607-78-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-i.aspx
> . Volume 6 (2006) will follow in a few months, and Volume 7 (2007) is expected to be published relatively early in 2008
Ehud Ben Zvi
History and Classics
University of Alberta
2-28 HM Tory Building
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4
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