By Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the Faculty of Oriental Studies Geoffrey Khan, Diana Lipton
This choice of formerly unpublished essays by way of striking foreign students in honour of Robert P. Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge collage, covers a variety of themes, from accuracy, anachronism, and incongruity within the books of Samuel, in the course of the theology of Psalms, old close to jap historiography, and the ideology of the Septuagint, to philology and grammar within the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Targum, Josephus, and medieval assets. it's going to curiosity readers excited by inner-biblical exegesis and the Hebrew Bible on the subject of its parallels, translations, and models, in addition to with colossal questions on the class of the Bible and its antecedents as books, the social context of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, and Christian attitudes in the direction of 'original Hebrew'.
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I suggest that it creates for those signified in the verse by ‘you’ an artful license not to kill. This is achieved, I think, by the evocation of two narratives in which men rise up against and kill their brothers in a field but nevertheless avoid the death penalty. Jackson observed that little is gained by comparing the victim of a rape to a murder victim. 6 Elsewhere in this volume Nathan Macdonald cites our teacher Robert Gordon (1980: 42–43) on narrative analogy: Hebrew narrative . . [uses] a wide range of narrative techniques to perform the functions of the explicit commentaries in the more transparent 5 The same inference is made by many others.
26)’, in Studien in Pentateuch (Stuttgarter Biblische Aufsatzbände, 4; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk) 91–156. MacDonald, N. 2004. ‘Listening to Abraham—Listening to Yhwh: Divine Justice and Mercy in Genesis 18:16–33’, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66: 25–43. L. 1983. At the Mountain of God: Story and Theology in Exodus 32–34 (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement, 22; Sheffield: JSOT Press). Noort, E. 2006. ‘Josua und Amalek: Exodus 17:8–16’, in The Interpretation of Exodus (ed.
24 and 32–34 belong closely together despite the insertion of the instructions concerning the Tabernacle. The presence of Moses on the mountain and away from the people presupposes the ascent in Exod. 24. The sin of the Golden Calf is so egregious because it is an assault on the covenant concluded in chapter 24. 10 nathan macdonald The Spring at Massah and Meribah (Exod. 1–7) The story of the spring at Massah and Meribah opens with the Israelites continuing through the wilderness on their way to Sinai.