In the Shadow of Bezalel. Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East

In the Shadow of Bezalel. Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East

By: Alejandro F. Botta (editor)Hardback

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Twenty nine scholars from Israel, Europe and the Americas came together to honor and celebrate Prof. Bezalel Porten's (Emeritus, Dept. of History of the Jewish People, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) academic career. Covering a wide variety of topics within Aramaic, Biblical, and ancient Near Eastern Studies, In the Shadow of Bezalel offers new insights and proposals in the areas of Aramaic language, paleography, onomastica and lexicography; ancient Near Eastern legal traditions, Hebrew Bible, and social history of the Persian period.

About Author

Alejandro F. Botta, Ph.D. summa cum laude, Dept. of History of the Jewish People, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2002) is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Boston University School of Theology. His most recent publication is The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach (2009).


Preface Mr. Elephantine, Bezalel Porten Bezalel Porten Curriculum Vitae List of Contributors Tabula Gratulatoria Abbreviations Aramaic Studies / Elephantine Chapter 1: Women of Elephantine and Women in the Land of Israel Annalisa Azzoni Chapter 2: Der Wandel des Aramaischen veranschaulicht durch Transkriptionen alter aramaischer Texte Klaus Beyer Chapter 3: Three Additional Aramaic-Egyptian Parallel Legal Terms/Formulae Alejandro F. Botta Chapter 4: The Career of Some Elephantine and Murasu Scribes and Witnesses Eleonora Cussini Chapter 5: Phoenician and Aramaic Inscriptions from Abusir Jan Dusek and Jana Mynarova Chapter 6: On -I???, rakkasu, and raksu Frederick Mario Fales Chapter 7: Rare Demonstrative Pronouns in Targum Onqelos: :? ?? and ? ? ? ? Margaretha Folmer Chapter 8: Elephantine and the Torah Lester L. Grabbe Chapter 9: Gleanings from the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon II: Notes on the State of Modern Syriac Lexicography Stephen Kaufman Chapter 10: Le Dialecte Arameen de L'inscription De Kuttamuwa (Zencirli, Viiie S. Av. N. E.) Andre Lemaire Chapter 11: Clermont-Ganneau 253: une revisite et un reclassement obliges Helene Lozachmeur Chapter 12: Epistolographische Elemente in den neuveroffentlichten aramaischen Ostrakonbriefen aus Elephantine (Sammlung Clermont-Ganneau) Dirk Schwiderski Chapter 13: Le phenomene de mutation des interdentales en arameen, ou la Quete de "la langue parfaite". De la reforme orthographique a l'epoque perse a la differenciation maxima Ursula Schattner-Rieser Chapter 14: Die "Festung" von Elephantine in der Spatzeit -Anmerkungen zum archaologischen Befund Cornelius von Pilgrim Chapter 15: Twelve Published and Unpublished Jewish Aramaic Ostraca Written in the `Jewish' Cursive Script Ada Yardeni Biblical Studies Chapter 16: Metaphor in the Book of Psalms or the Book of Psalms as Metaphor? Stephen A. Geller Chapter 17: Revisiting the Date of King Josiah's Death Dan'el Kahn Chapter 18: "Wisdom is of the Gods;" An Aramaic Antecedent to Proverbs 8 (Or: The Case of the Vanishing Evidence!) James M. Lindenberger Chapter 19: Does the Enigmatic Phrase ?????? ?????? ?? ? ??????? ?? ? ??? ???? (Hab 3:9) Represent Liturgical Glosses? David Marcus Chapter 20: Philological Notes on the David-Bathsheba Story I Takamitsu Muraoka Chapter 21: The First Born/Eldest Son of Death/The Underworld, Job 18:13 Shalom M. Paul Chapter 22: A Poem within a Poem: Some Literary Aspects of the Lament for Saul and Jonathan Jan-Wim Wesselius Ancient Near Eastern Studies Chapter 23: The Role of the Governor in Persian Imperial Administration Lisbeth S. Fried Chapter 24: Emar and the Elephantine Papyri Andrew D. Gross Chapter 25: Setting Another Tablet Right: the Ugaritic Text RS 2.[031] Dennis Pardee Chapter 26: Ad Nomen Argumenta: Personal Names as Pejorative Puns in Ancient Texts Christopher A. Rollston Chapter 27: The Archive of Samas-Sarra-Usur from Calah Ran Zadok Chapter 28: Der agyptische Name der Juden Karl-Theodor Zauzich

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  • ISBN13: 9789004240834
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
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  • weight: 876
  • ISBN10: 9004240837

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