Wednesday, November 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 (

Elie ASSIS, "The Structure of Zechariah 8 and its

Abstract: This article claims that the collection of ten
short oracles in Zechariah 8 is ordered in a well planned
structure, and is meant to be read a meaningful sequence,
even though each one is an independent entity. The article
demonstrates a sophisticated structure of these oracles, and
reveals the meaning of the structure.

To access the article directly please go to

Michael AVIOZ, "The 'Spring of the Year' (2 Chronicles
36:10) and the Chronicler's Sources."

Abstract: This article offers a detailed discussion of 2
Chronicles 36:10 and the differences with the parallel
account in 2 Kings 24, focusing on the expression "the
spring of the year," which is present in Chronicles but
absent from Kings. It argues that the differences between
Chronicles and Kings cannot be explained either as
representing exegetical changes or as reflecting a different
Vorlage. Rather, as in this instance, such differences point
to the fact that the Chronicler had access to sources that
were not available to the authors of Kings.

To access the article directly please go to

Also, I am glad to announce the publication of several new
reviews in JHS:

Carr, David M., The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New
Reconstruction (Oxford and New York: Oxford University
Press, 2011). (Reviewed by Timothy J. Stone).

Hays, Christopher B., Death in the Iron Age II and in First
Isaiah (FAT, 79; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). (Reviewed
by Konrad Schmid).

Lee, Kyong-Jin, The Authority and Authorization of Torah in
the Persian Period (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis &
Theology, 64; Leuven, Peeters, 2011). (Reviewed by James W.

To access the reviews directly please go to

Please note that JHS is now offering hypertext/ hyperlinked
versions of all articles and reviews published from 1996 to
2009 (inclusive of 2009). We are currently working to
include versions of the 2010/2011 articles and reviews.


Christophe Nihan

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Associate General Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

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