Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Articles and Reviews in JHS

I am glad to announce the publication of two new articles in
the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org).

Al WOLTERS, "The Meaning of SANTERÔT (Zech 4:12)"
Abstract: This article reviews the main suggestions that
have been made for the term. Against a common view, it
argues that it refers not to ' pipes' but to
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Edward J. BRIDGE, "Female Slave vs Female Slave: 'AMAH
and SHIPHAH in the HB"
Abstract: This study of 'amah and shiphah shows that there
is no inherent distinction in meaning between the two terms,
due to the intertwining of context of use and text genre.
Both are used for slave wives in Genesis, in legislation
contexts, in deferential language by women, in property
lists, and in relation to the master or mistress. Yet
patterns of use occur. 'amah predominates in legislation
and marriage contexts; and shiphah predominates in Genesis
and when generally designating female slaves.
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Also, I am glad to announce the following reviews in the
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures:
1. Crenshaw, James L., Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction
Louisville: Westminster/ John Knox, 2010). (Reviewed by Ryan
P. O'Dowd).

2. Dalley, Stephanie, Esther's Revenge at Susa: From
Sennacherib to Ahasuerus (Oxford and New York: Oxford
University Press, 2007). (Reviewed by Maria Brosius).

3. Duggan, Michael W., The Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide
to the Old Testament (rev. ed.; Huntington, Ind.: Our Sunday
Visitor Press, 2010). (Reviewed by Sonya Kostamo).

4. Fischer, Alexander Achilles, Von Hebron nach Jerusalem:
Eine redaktionsgeschichtliche Studie zur Erzählung von
König David in II Sam 1–5 (BZAW, 335; Berlin and New
York: de Gruyter, 2004). (Reviewed by Jeremy M. Hutton).

5. George, Mark K., Israel's Tabernacle as Social Space (AIL
2; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009). (Reviewed
by A.J. Culp).

6. Gilmour, Rachelle, Representing the Past: A Literary
Analysis of Narrative Historiography in the Book of Samuel
(VTSup, 143; Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011). (Reviewed by
Dan Pioske).

7. Hutton, Jeremy, The Transjordanian Palimpsest: The
Overwritten Texts of Personal Exile and Transformation in
the Deuteronomistic History (BZAW, 396; Berlin/New York: de
Gruyter, 2009). (Reviewed by Klaus-Peter Adam).

8. Jindo, Job Y., Biblical Metaphor Reconsidered: A
Cognitive Approach to Poetic Prophecy in Jeremiah 1–24
(HSM, 64; Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2010).
(Reviewed by Paul Kang-Kul Cho).

9. Linafelt, Tod, Claudia V. Camp, and Timothy Beal (eds.),
The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical
Icon (LHB/OTS, 500; London: T & T Clark, 2010). (Reviewed by
Johannes Klein).

10. Meadors, Edward P., Idolatry and the Hardening of the
Heart: A Study in Biblical Theology (London: T & T Clark,
2006). (Reviewed by Rob Barrett).

11. Moore, Anne, Moving Beyond Symbol and Myth:
Understanding the Kingship of God of the Hebrew Bible
through Metaphor (Studies in Biblical Literature, 99; New
York: Peter Lang, 2009). (Reviewed by Beth M. Stovell).

12. Roitman, Adolfo D., Biblia, Exégesis y Religión: Una
lectura crítico-histórica del judaísmo (Estella,
Navarra: Editorial Verbo Divino, 2010). (Reviewed by Natalio
Fernández Marcos).

13. Rösel, Harmut N., Joshua (Historical Commentary on the
Old Testament; Leuven: Peeters, 2011). (Reviewed by Philippe

14. Saxegaard, Kristin M., Character Complexity in the Book
of Ruth (FAT II, 47; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010).
(Reviewed by Peter Lau).

15. Schmitt, Rüdiger, Der "Heilige Krieg" im
Pentateuch und im deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk:
Studien zur Forschungs-, Rezeptions- und Religionsgeschichte
von Krieg und Bann im Alten Testament (AOAT, 381; Münster:
Ugarit-Verlag, 2011). (Reviewed by Jacob L. Wright).

16. Tiemeyer, Lena Sofia, For The Comfort of Zion: The
Geographical and Theological Location of Isaiah 40–55
(VTSup, 139; Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010). (Reviewed by
Mark Leuchter).
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