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JHS - Three new articles: On Leviticus 19, Saul in Josephus and the Temple Ideology of Haggai.

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  • Ehud Ben Zvi
    I am glad to announce that the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org) has recently published the following articles: Journal of Hebrew
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2008
      I am glad to announce that the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

      (http://www.jhsonline.org) has recently published the following

      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 8: Article 17 (2008)

      Moshe Kline,

      "The Editor was Nodding"
      A Reading of Leviticus 19. In Memory of Mary Douglas


      Leviticus 19 was constructed as a true table consisting of two columns
      and five rows. The columns are inverted parallels; one is ordered from
      positive to negative and the other from negative to positive. The rows
      are ordered according to the degree of God's connection to the specific
      laws. The five by two table is based on the author's reading of the
      Exodus 20 Decalogue as five consecutive pairs according to the division
      into ten Words that appears in the MT. This arrangement of the Decalogue
      is "quoted" in Leviticus 19.

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      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 8: Article 18 (2008)

      Michael Avioz,

      Saul as a Just Judge in Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews


      This essay reconsiders Louis Feldman's assertion that Josephus
      characterized Saul as a king who administered justice. This assertion is
      examined against the narratives in 1 Samuel 14 and 22. My conclusion is
      that Josephus did not praise Saul for being a just king. In this regard,
      his characterization of Saul is consistent with the biblical narratives
      in 1 Samuel 14 and 22, which denounce Saul for being a negative model of
      the king as supreme judge.

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      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 8: Article 19 (2008)

      Elie Assis,

      The Temple in the Book of Haggai


      This article explores the Temple ideology that characterizes the book of
      Haggai and its innovative features. It explains Haggai's new approach in
      terms of the particular situation of the period, including its
      geo-political circumstances and its implications for theological
      thinking in ancient Israel.

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

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