In the course of a long and noteworthy career, Dr Andrew Macintosh has trained a large number of students in the language and literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Some of these have gone on to achieve recognition as leading biblical scholars, while others have occupied positions of influence in education and religion. All have been shaped by the honorand's unquenchable enthusiasm for the Hebrew language and its employment in texts ancient, medieval, and modern. In addition to his own estimable scholarly publications, Dr Macintosh has been a valued and appreciated colleague to others in his field. A select number of those colleagues-some of whom learned Hebrew as the honorand's pupils- present cutting-edge essays on the language, literature, and context of the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament as a gesture of respect to their friend, mentor, and colleague. From drunken Noah to behind closed doors in the Davidic monarchy, from the biblical genesis of humanity to the biblical lexicon of wine-making, senior scholars here present discerning essays that address the wide range of biblical studies which characterizes the career and contribution of their colleague A.A.Macintosh.
David Baer is Principal and Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Seminario ESEPA, San Jose, Costa Rica. Robert P. Gordon is Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Introduction Part I: The Languageand Literature of the Pentateuch 1.The imagodei in Genesis 1-3 - N. MacDonald 2.Evensong in Eden: As It Was Probably Not in the Beginning - R.P. Gordon 3.Noah's Drunkenness and the Curse of Canaan inGenesis 9.18-27 - J. Day 4.Dividing Up the Pentateuch: Some Notes on the Hebrew Tradition - G.I. Davies Part II: The Language and Literature of the Historical Books 5.Can The Samson Narrative Properly Be Called Heroic? - C. Echols 6.Translating Politics into Religion: Theological Enrichment in 1 Kings 5-9 - G. Eberhardt 7.Behind Closed Doors: the Secret World of Jerusalem's Palace Diplomacy - R.E. Clements Part III: TheLanguage and Literature of the Prophets 8.YHWH's Wise Man (Psalm 1) in LXX Isaiah 32. A Case of Fortunate Reframing - D.A. Baer 9.Food forthe Birds of Heaven: Staged Death and Intercession in Jeremiah in Light of Shakespeare's Cymbeline - D. Lipton 10.David their King (Whom God Will Raise): Hosea3.5 and the Onset of Messianic Expectation in the Prophetic Books - A. Rofe 11.Goddesses, Trees, and the Interpretation of Hosea 14.9 - J. Hadley 12.The Text and Interpretation of Nahum 2.2 - E. Ball Part IV: The Language and Literature of the Writings 13.Psalm 102.14 and Didache 10.6 on Grace to Come -W. Horbury 14.Wisdom and Psalm 119 - C. Engle 15.Biblical Texts in New Contexts: Job in Music - K. Dell 16.An Overlooked Suggestion at Proverbs 1.10 - H.G.M. Williamson 17.Reflections on the Aramaic Portions of Daniel - E. Hunter 18.The Text of Daniel 3.16 - B. Mastin Part V: Themes and Resonances of Biblical Language and Literature 19.Some Comments on the Semantic Range of the Stem ??? in Early Rabbinic Texts - S. Reif 20.Wine Production in Ancient Israel and the Meaning of shemarim in the Hebrew Bible - W.D. Barker 21.The Cherished Child: Images of Parental Love in the Hebrew Bible - R. Lentin 22.'The Hills are Alive!': The Personification ofNature in the Hebrew Bible - H. Marlow 23.Beginning and Ending: Genesis 1.1 and the Gospel of John - D. Ford Part VI:Afterword (the editors)