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The comparative philological approach to the text of the Old Testament / Kevin J. Cathcart
'As for the other events ... ': annals and chronicles in Israel and the ancient Near East / Meindert Dijkstra
'Comparativism' and the God of Israel / Robert P. Gordon
'Who would invite a stranger from abroad?' The presence of Greeks in Palestine in Old Testament times / Anselm C. Hagedorn
Death in Egypt and Israel: a theological reflection / Philip S. Johnston
The hieroglyphic inscriptions of the neo-Hittite states (c. 1200-700 B.C.): a fresh source of background to the Hebrew Bible / Kenneth A. Kitchen
Disillusion among Jews in the Postexilic period / Margo C.A. Korpel
Whose monotheism? Which rationality? Reflections on Israelite monotheism in Erhard Gerstenberger's Theologies in the Old Testatment / Nathan MacDonald
Textual modification: some examples from Egypt / Mervyn E.J. Richardson
Abraham and his wives: culture and status / Janet E. Tollington
Pastoral metaphors in the Hebrew Bible and in its ancient Near Eastern context / Pierrre J.P. van Hecke
The priestly festival calendar and the Babylonian New Year festivals: origin and tranformation of the ancient Israelite festival year / Jan A. Wagenaar
Language play in the Old Testament and in ancient north-west Semitic inscriptions: some notes on the Kilamuwa inscription / Jan-Wim Wesselius
Are the biblical Rephaim and the Ugaritic RPUM healers? / P.J. Williams.
Discoveries in sites revealing the ancient cultures of the Near East and Greece have contributed much to a better understanding of the Old Testament. As new finds constantly add new information, this precious evidence has to be (re)evaluated time and again. In this volume members of the Society for Old Testament Study in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as members of the `Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap' in the Netherlands and Belgium join forces to undertake this demanding task. Egyptian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-Hittite, Aramaic and Greek texts are inspected in order to establish whether or not they are relevant to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible. (source: Nielsen Book Data)