Sunday, January 13, 2013

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

I am glad to announce the publication of two new articles in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (

Nicolai WINTHER-NIELSEN, "Stones on Display in Joshua 6: The Linguistic Tree-Constructor as a 'PLOT' Tool."

Abstract: This article explores the usage and relevance of new persuasive technology for display and interpretation of complex linguistic data in Hebrew Bible texts. In discussion with recent studies, such as den Braber (2010), the article resorts to the Werkgroep Informatica database (WIVU) in the Linguistic Tree Constructor (LTC) in order to show how interpreters can display analyses based on the new "Connectivity Model" recently developed by Renkema (2009). This approach is exemplified through an analysis of the discourse structure of Joshua 6:5 and 6:15-20.

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Collin R. CORNELL, "God and the Sea in Job 38."

Abstract: This article argues that Job 38:8–11 emphasizes God's control over the Sea while also reframing their relationship. The stanza affirms God's power over the Sea by fronting a verb of constraint, looping into the previous stanza, and ending with the Sea's limitation. The stanza reframes God's relation to the Sea by casting the Sea as a newborn, contrasting its expulsion with its containment, depicting God swaddling it, addressing it personally, and anticipating aspects of the second divine speech.

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

1. Ansberry, Christopher B., Be Wise, My Son, and Make My Heart Glad: An Exploration of the Courtly Nature of the Book of Proverbs (BZAW, 422; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011). (Reviewed by Edward Ho).

2. Baden, Joel S., The Composition of the Pentateuch. Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2012). (Reviewed by Mark A. O'Brien).

3. Bartor, Assnat, Reading Law as Narrative: A Study in the Casuistic Laws of the Pentateuch(SBLAIL, 5; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature; Leiden: Brill, 2010). (Reviewed by Jonathan Vroom).

4. Finitsis, Antonios, Visions and Eschatology: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Zechariah 1–6(LSTS, 79; New York/London: T & T Clark, 2011). (Reviewed by Wolter H. Rose).

5. Galvin, Garrett, Egypt as a Place of Refuge (FAT, II/51; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). (Reviewed by Safwat Marzouk).

6. Lilly, Ingrid E., Two Books of Ezekiel: Papyrus 967 and the Masoretic Text as Variant Literary Editions (VTSup, 150; Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012). (Reviewed by Penelope Barter).

7. Lim, Bo H., The 'Way of the Lord' in the Book of Isaiah (LHBOT, 522; London/New York: T & T Clark, 2010). (Reviewed by Kevin Chau).

8. Ortega Monasterio, Mª Teresa, José Manuel Sánchez Caro, and Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos, A través de los siglos: Historia del texto bíblico (Estella (Navarra): Editorial Verbo Divino, 2012). (Reviewed by Andrés Piquer Otero).

9. Weeks, Stuart, Ecclesiastes and Scepticism (LHBOTS, 541; New York: T & T Clark, 2012). (Reviewed by Doug Ingram).

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