Robert P. Gordon, Ph.D. (1973) in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge, 1971 is Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge.
Johannes de Moor, Ph.D. (1971) Free University, Amsterdam, is Professor Emeritus of Semitic languages, Kampen.
All those interested in contacts and parallels between ancient Israel and the world surrounding it: Old Testament scholarship, Egyptologists, Assyriologists, Semiticists, Classicists.
'This book should be in every serious library of biblical studies…'
Mark W. Hamilton, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2005.
Table of contents
K.J. Cathcart, The Comparative Philological Approach to the Text of the Old Testament
M. Dijkstra, `As for the other events . . . ' Annals and Chronicles in Israel and the Ancient Near East
R.P. Gordon, `Comparativism' and the God of Israel
A.C. Hagedorn, `Who would invite a stranger from abroad?' The Presence of Greeks in Palestine in Old Testament Times
P.S. Johnston, Death in Egypt and Israel: A Theological Reection
K.A. Kitchen, The Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of the Neo-Hittite States (c. 1200-700 bc): A Fresh Source of Background to the Hebrew Bible
M.C.A. Korpel, Disillusion among Jews in the Postexilic Period
N. MacDonald, Whose Monotheism? Which Rationality? Reections on Israelite Monotheism in Erhard Gerstenberger's Theologies in the Old Testament
M.E.J. Richardson, Textual Modi_cation: Some Examples from Egypt
J.E. Tollington, Abraham and his Wives: Culture and Status
P.J.P. van Hecke, Pastoral Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible and in its Ancient Near Eastern Context
J.A. Wagenaar, The Priestly Festival Calendar and the Babylonian New Year Festivals: Origin and Transformation of the Ancient Israelite Festival Year
J.-W. Wesselius, Language Play in the Old Testament and in Ancient North-West Semitic Inscriptions: Some Notes on the Kilamuwa Inscription
P.J. Williams, Are the Biblical Rephaim and the Ugaritic RPUM Healers?