Arie Versluis, Theological University Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
In The Command to Exterminate the Canaanites: Deuteronomy 7, Arie Versluis analyzes the content and background of the Old Testament command to exterminate the nations of Canaan and discusses the moral and theological questions it evokes.
Edited by George J. Brooke and Pierre Van Hecke with the assistance of Bob Becking and Eibert Tigchelaar
Wisdom remains an intriguing phenomenon. Biblical wisdom texts never lose their importance, since the problems behind them are perennial. The essays in this volume read various Biblical texts, both for their internal composition and in their context.
In The Deuteronomist’s History, Hans Ausloos provides for the first time a detailed critical survey of the relationship between the books Genesis–Numbers and the so-called Deuteronom(ist)ic literature, using Exod. 23:20-33 as illustration.
In The Antiochene Crisis and Jubilee Theology in Daniel’s Seventy Sevens, Dean R. Ulrich explores the joint interest of Daniel 9:24-27 in the Antiochene crisis of the second century B.C.E. and the jubilee theology conveyed by the prophecy’s structure.
Much evidence on the phenomenon of prophecy has come down as part of stories and narratives. The essays in this volume search the role of prophets and prophecy in a variety of text, mainly from the Hebrew Bible.
In Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study Henk Leene examines literary and text-genetic relations between the promises regarding new things in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, paying due attention to the new song heralding Yhwh’s kingship in the Psalms.
Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.
Should divine silence be seen as a subtle way of Gods interference with human affairs? Or is to be seen as a sign of his absence? Korpel and de Moor produced a provocative monograph on this topic. This volume contains a set of reactions to their position.