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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction : Genesis Rabbah, a great beginning / Sarit Kattan Gribetz and David M. Grossberg
  • The major manuscripts of Genesis Rabbah / Michael Sokoloff
  • Between narrative and polemic : the Sabbath in Genesis Rabbah and the Babylonian Talmud / Sarit Kattan Gribetz
  • Genesis Rabbah's Enoch / Peter Schäfer
  • Into the workshop of the homilist : a comparison of Genesis Rabbah 33:1 and Leviticus Rabbah 27:1 / Chaim Milikowsky
  • Abraham and the Messianism of Genesis Rabbah / Martha Himmelfarb
  • The family of Abraham in Genesis Rabbah / Carol Bakhos
  • Origen's commentary on Genesis as a key to Genesis Rabbah / Maren Niehoff
  • Stage mothers : performing the Matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah and Yannai / Laura Lieber
  • Composition and transmission of the exegetical narrative in Genesis Rabbah / Joshua Levinson
  • On plane trees and the Palatine Hill : Rabbi Yishmael and the Samaritan in Genesis Rabbah and the later Palestinian Rabbinic Tradition / David M. Grossberg
  • Peshat in Genesis Rabbah / Martin Lockshin
  • The final chapters of Genesis Rabbah / Marc Hirshman
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index of primary sources
  • Index of modern authors
  • Index of subjects.
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  • The place and limits of wisdom revisited / Stuart Weeks
  • Ethics in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament / John Barton
  • 'Mother in Israel': women and wisdom / Jenni Williams
  • Orality and the sage: a word (proverb) to the wise suffices / Aulikki Nahkola
  • The nineteenth-century beginnings of 'wisdom literature', and its twenty-first-century end? / Will Kynes
  • Literary and linguistic matters in the book of Proverbs / Gary A. Rendsburg
  • 'The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom': calendars, divination and stories of terror / James E. Patrick
  • One or two things you may not know about the universe: the cosmology of the divine speeches in Job / David J.A. Clines
  • The canonical taming of Job (Job 42.1-6) / Terje Stordalen
  • The rhetorical structure of Ecclesiastes / John Jarick
  • Is patristic exegesis good for biblical scholarship? Jerome and Gregory of Nyssa on Qohelet / Jennie Grillo
  • At play in potential space: reading King Qohelet's building experiment with psychoanalytic spatial theory / Mette Bundvad
  • 'I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the harp' (Psalm 49.4): the wisdom tradition and the Psalms / Susan Gillingham
  • The Song of Songs: a wisdom book / Edmée Kingsmill SLG
  • Wisdom and the Garden of Eden / John Day
  • The absence of wisdom in the wilderness / Philip Y. Yoo
  • Jeremiah, creation and wisdom / Katharine J. Dell
  • Handel's Nabal / Deborah W. Rooke
  • Ben Sira's table manners and the social setting of his book / James K. Aitken
  • Ben Sira on friendship: notes on intertextuality and method / James E. Harding.
This collection of essays examines the wisdom traditions of the Old Testament from a variety of angles. The slipperiness of the concept of 'wisdom literature', the transmission of 'wise' advice for living, rabbinic and patristic approaches to the Bible's wisdom traditions, and cutting-edge modern perspectives on such Old Testament books as Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes are all to be found here. In the tradition of the renowned previous volumes from the Oxford Old Testament Seminar - King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East (1998), In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel (2004), Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel (2005), and Prophecy and Prophets in Ancient Israel (2010)-this new volume again brings the scholarship of the Oxford Seminar, here focused on the rich subject of Old Testament wisdom traditions, to an international readership.
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  • Acknowledgements The Contributors Introduction: The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud, Markum. J. Geller Land behind Ctesiphon: the Archaeology of Babylonia during the Period of the Babylonian Talmud, St John Simpson 'Recycling economies, when efficient, are by their nature invisible.' A First Century Jewish Recycling Economy, Matthew Ponting and Dan Levene The Cedar in Jewish Antiquity, Michael Stone Since when do Women go to Miqveh? Archaeological and Rabbinic Evidence, Tal Ilan Rabbis in Incantation Bowls, Shaul Shaked Divorcing a Demon: Incantation Bowls and BT Gittin 85b, Siam Bhayro Lilith's Hair and Ashmedai's Horns: Incantation Bowl Imagery in the Light of Talmudic Descriptions, Naama Vilozny The Material World of Babylonia as seen from Roman Palestine: Some Preliminary Observations, Yaron Eliav Travel Between Palestine and Mesopotamia during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: A Preliminary Study, Getzel Cohen (z"l) Shopping in Ctesiphon: A Lesson in Sasanian Commercial Practice, Yaakov Elman Substance and Fruit in the Sasanian Law of Property and the Babylonian Talmud, Maria Macuch Rabbinic, Christian, and Local Calendars in Late Antique Babylonia: Influence and Shared Culture, Sacha Stern 'Manasseh sawed Isaiah with a Saw of Wood:' an Ancient Legend in Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Persian Sources, Richard Kalmin Biblical 'Archaeology' and Babylonian Rabbis: On the Self-Image of Jews in Sasanian Babylonia, Isaiah Gafni Loanwords in Jewish Babylonian Aramaic: Some Preliminary Observations, Theodore Kwasman The Gymnasium at Babylon and Jerusalem, Markham J. Geller and D. T. Potts Index.
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The material culture of the Babylonian Talmud remains an important question in the absence of any archaeological finds from Jewish Babylonia. In "The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud, " Markham Geller explores the links between Jewish Babylonia and Israel.
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  • Septuagint and Samareitikon
  • The text-critical contribution of the Antiochean Greek and Old Latin texts-Case study: 2 Kings 8:10-11
  • The genealogical lists in Genesis 5 and 11 in three different versions
  • An identical scribal mistake in 1 Kings 9 and 2 Chronicles 7: consequences for the textual history of Kings and Chronicles
  • Text and Context: the textual elimination of the names of gods and its literary, administrative, and legal context
  • Once again: Hosea and the Pentateuchal traditions
  • Ezekiel, a singer of erotic songs? Some text-critical remarks on Ezekiel 33:31-32
  • If you go down to the woods today: b(e)aring the text of Proverbs MT and LXX
  • Numbers 36:13: the transition between Numbers and Deuteronomy and the redaction of the Pentateuch
  • Bel and the Dragon: the relationship between Theodotion and the Old Greek
  • The Masoretic rewriting of Daniel 4-6: the Septuagint version as witness
  • Speaking about God: person deixis in Malachi
  • Echoes of Solomon and Nehemiah: Hezekiah's cultic reforms in the Book of Chronicles
  • Textual history through the prism of historical linguistics: the case of Biblical Hebrew z-m-r
  • Whodunit? Implicit subject, discourse structure, and pragmatics in the Hebrew and Greek Bibles
  • Weighing the scales: how an Egyptian concept made its way into biblical and postbiblical literature
  • The Rabbinic Sages' allegation about LXX Genesis 1:1: Bickerman's cogent explanation
  • When did the books of Samuel become Scripture?
  • What is a biblical book?
  • Revelatory experiences as the beginning of Scripture: Paul's letters and the prophets in the Hebrew Bible
  • The canonization of the Hebrew Bible in light of Second Temple literature.
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  • Chanan Ariel and Alexey (Eliyahu) Yuditsky, Remarks on the Language of the Pesher Scrolls Steven E. Fassberg, The Nature and Extent of Aramaisms in the Hebrew Dead Sea Scrolls Jan Joosten, The Tiberian Vocalization and the Hebrew of the Second Temple Period Noam Mizrahi, Priests of Qoreb: Linguistic Enigma and Social Code in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Uri Mor and Tamar Zewi, The Nominal Clause in the Hebrew Legal Documents and Letters from the Judean Desert Takamitsu Muraoka, Aspects of the (Morpho)syntax of the Infinitive in Qumran Hebrew Jacobus A. Naude and Cynthia L. Miller-Naude, Syntactic Features of in Qumran Hebrew Wido van Peursen, Linguistic Observations on the Hebrew Prayer of Manasseh from the Cairo Genizah Gary A. Rendsburg, The Nature of Qumran Hebrew as Revealed through Pesher Habakkuk Jean-Sebastien Rey, "Dislocated Negations": Negative Followed by a Non-verbal Constituent in Biblical, Ben Sira and Qumran Hebrew Francesco Zanella, Some Semantic Notes on the Lexeme in the DSS.
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The linguistic character of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary Hebrew texts remains disputed. This volume presents linguistic and philological studies dealing with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew of the Late Second Temple period.
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  • From Deuteronomistic history to Nebiim and Torah / Thomas Romer
  • The Tiberian vocalization and the edition of the Hebrew Bible text / Jan Joosten
  • Die Tiqqune sopherim im Horizont der biblischen Textgeschichte - Theologische Korrekturen, literarische Varianten im alttestamentlichen Text und Textvielfalt: wie gehen sie zusammen? / Adrian Schenker
  • "Dreissig Jahre war David alt, als er König wurde..." (2 Sam 5,4)- Literarische und textkritische Studie der Regierungsnotizen in den Samuelbüchern / Philippe Hugo
  • Revisiting 2 Kings 13:14-21 (MT and LXX) - The transposition of a pericope and multiple literary editions in 2 Kings / Matthieu Richelle
  • Du sacerdoce à la royauté: une suppléance hasmonéenne sur le trône de David selon le texte massorétique de Zacharie 6, 11-15? / Yohanan P. Goldman-- Masoretic text and Septuagint as witnesses to Malachi 1:1 and 3:22-24 / Innocent Himbaza
  • The Book of Jeremiah and the Hebrew and Greek texts of Ben Sira / Armin Lange.
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  • אשתורי הפרחי - הנצחתו אחרי כשבע מאות שנה / ישראל רוזנסון ויוסי שפנייר
  • רבי אשתורי הפרחי וזיהוי הצמחים - בין חקירה למסירה / חיים צבי אלבוים
  • תרומתו של רבי אשתורי הפרחי למחקר עבר הירדן / חיים בן-דוד
  • שיטתו של אשתורי הפרחי וזיהויו עת עקרון עם קיסרי בת אדום / אהרן דמסקי
  • מקרא מגילה בערים מוקפות חומה מימות יהושע בן נון בספר 'כפתור ופרח' / יהודה זולדן
  • על גדר, גדור ועבר הירדן: עיונים בפרשנותו הגאוגרפית של רבי אשתורי הפרחי לספרות חז"ל / ירון זילברשטיין
  • שיטת רבי אשתורי הפרחי בקדושת ארץ ישראל / יצחק ספיר
  • סוגלים סגנוניים בספר 'כפתור ופרח' לרבי אשתורי הפרחי
  • ענייני קדושה בכפתור ופרח: א. תפילותיו של אשתורי הפרחי, ב. תפיסת המקום הקדוש של אשתורי הפרחי / ישראל רוזנסון
  • בחינת נוסח פרשני ימי הביניים המצוטטים ב'כפתור ופרח' בהשוואה לפירושיהם בכתבי היד / דוד שניאור
  • שני ראשונים - כה רחוקים, כה קרובים - שקיעין אשתוריים בכתיבתו של יהוסף שווארץ, בעל 'תבואות הארץ' / אבי ששון
  • במפתו וברגליו - על אשתורי הפרחי כגאוגרף היסטורי / עמיחי שוורץ.
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  • Introduction : some thoughts on Ancient Jewish texts and the 'Literary" / Karolien Vermeulen
  • Hebrew Bible
  • "Literary" craft and performative power in the Ancient near east : the Hebrew Bible in context / Scott B. Noegel
  • Selecting and analyzing metaphors in the Hebrew Bible : cognitive linguistics and the literary / Johan de Joode and Hanneke van Loon
  • Literary theory and composition history of the Torah : the sea crossing (Exod 14:1-31) as a test case / Angeta Roskop Erisman
  • Eyewitness accounts in the book of Samuel? : a Reappraisal / Klaas Smelik
  • A battie of wits and words : Hushai, Ahithophel and the Absalom Rebellion (2 Samuel 16-17) / Robert P. Gordon
  • The intentional use of Polysemy : a case study of ... (Judg 3:19) / Karolien Vermeulen
  • Bridging the gap between linguistics and literary studies of Ancient Biblical and Jewish texts : a proposal exemplified by a study of Gen 9:8-17 / Ellen van Wolde
  • The 'Literary' in Trickster Narratives : a comparison of Gen 27:1-39; 29:15-30; 31:19-55; Joshua 9 and 2 Sam 3:26-27 / Anne-Laure Zwilling
  • Other Ancient Jewish writings
  • "Friends Hearken to Your Voice": Rabbinic interpretations of the song of songs / Tamar Kadari
  • Between tradition and innovation : Seder Eliyahu's literary strategies in the context of Late Midrash / Lennart Lehmhaus
  • Medieval rationalist Exegesis and intertextuality in Samuel Ibn : Tibbon's Ma'amar Yiqqawu ha-Mayim / Rebecca Kneller-Rowe
  • Index of primary sources.
In this volume twelve contributions discuss the relevance, accuracy, potential, and possible alternatives to a literary reading of ancient Jewish writings, especially the Hebrew Bible.
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  • Introduction: Perspectives on 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch from the Sixth Enoch Seminar - Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan, USA) and Jason M. Zurawski (University of Michigan, USA) Part I: 4 Ezra in the Apocalyptic Tradition 1. More than the Present: Perspectives on World History in 4 Ezra and the Book of the Watchers - Veronika Bachmann (University of Zurich, Switzerland) 2. Apocalyptic Ideas in 4 Ezra in Comparison with the Dead Sea Scrolls -Bilhah Nitzan (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) 3. The "Meaning of History" in the Fifth Vision of 4 Ezra - Laura Bizzarro (Universidad Catolica, Argentina) Part II: Ezra 2, Baruch, and Early Christian Literature 4. The Woman Who Anoints Jesus for his Burial (Mark 14) and the Woman Who Laments her Dead Son (4 Ezra9-10) - Twice the Same Person? - Andreas Bedenbender (University of Dortmund, Germany) 5. Days of Creation in 4 Ezra 6:38-59 and John 1-5 - Calum Carmichael (Cornell University, USA) 6. 2 Baruch, 4 Ezra, and the Epistle to the Hebrews:Three Approaches to the Interpretation of Ps 104:4 - Eric F. Mason (Judson University, USA) 7. "Good Tidings" of Baruch to the Christian Faithful (The Epistle of 2 Baruch78-87) - Rivka Nir (Open University of Israel, Israel) Part III: Close Readings of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch 8. The Two Worlds and Adam's Sin: The Problem of 4 Ezra 7:10-14 -Jason M. Zurawski (University of Michigan, USA) 9. Eschatological Rewards for the Righteous in Second Baruch - Daniel M. Gurtner (Bethel Seminary, USA) 10. Death and the Afterlife in 2 Baruch - Jared Ludlow (Brigham Young University, USA) 11. The Calendar Implied in 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra:Two Modifications of the One Scheme - Basil Lourie (St Petersburg State University, Russia) 12. The Fate of Jerusalem in 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra: From Earth to Heaven and Back? - Carla Sulzbach (McGill University, Canada) Part IV: 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch in their Social and Historical Settings 13. 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch:Archaeology and Elusive Answers to Our Perennial Questions - James Hamilton Charlesworth (Princeton Theological Seminary, USA) 14. The Use of Cryptographic and Esoteric Scripts in Second Temple Judaism and the Surrounding Cultures - Stephen Pfann (University of the Holy Land, Israel) 15. Apocalyptic as Delusion: A Psychoanalytic Approach - J. Harold Ellens (University of Michigan, USA).
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In this volume Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski collect together essays from leading international scholars on the books of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The literature of the Second Temple Period has become increasingly studied in recent years as scholars have begun to recognize the importance of these texts for a developed understanding of Rabbinic and Christian origins. Through close readings of the texts themselves, examining the books in comparison with other Jewish apocalyptic literature and early Christian materials, and reading the texts in light of their social and historical settings, the fifteen papers collected herein significantly advance the current scholarly conversation on these defining Jewish apocalypses written at the end of the first century CE, and they shed light on the everlasting legacy of apocalyptic ideas in both Christianity and Judaism.
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  • Haḳdamah / Yuval Shaḳed
  • Nohage ha-zimrah bi-tefilot ha-Ḥasidim / Yaʻaḳov Mazor
  • ha-Piyuṭ Lekhah Dodi ṿe-ḥaḳirato ha-tsuranit shel ha-rondo be-meʼah ha-19 / Alon Shab
  • Herman (Tsevi) Berman (1845-1920) - ha-ḥazan ha-nishkaḥ / Yuval Rabin
  • ha-Tsurah ha-merubaʻat be-laḥane ha-shirim ha-ʻamamiyim be-Yidish uve-Sefaradit-Yehudit - ḳesher hisṭori o dimayon ṭipologi / Mikhaʼel Lokin
  • ha-"Ṭesṭimonim" (1968-1983) - ʻedut, zikaronv ṿe-aṿangard / Yehudit Kohen
  • The politicization of neo-Hasidic popular music: the musical discourse of religious Zionism and its role in the struggle to claim the public sphere of Jerusalem / Tanya Sermer.
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