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In the Shelter of Elyon: Essays in Honor of G.W. Ahlström


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This collection of essays, articles, and studies was published in honor of G. W. Ahlström, an eminent Old Testament scholar. Divided into four sections, In the Shelter of Elyon surveys the influence of Ahlström, literature and cultural tradition, faith and cult, and history and historiography. Ahlström was a challenging scholar, and these articles testify to his influence and importance for a generation of Old Testament scholars.

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  • Preface by the editors
  • Brief biography on G. W. Ahlström
  • Bibliographical references and indexes
  • The ‘Uppsala School’ of Biblical Studies
  • G. W. Ahlström in Profile
  • G. W. Ahlström: A Bibliography
  • Parentheses in a Snowstorm: G. W. Ahlström and the Study of Ancient Palestine
  • Psalm 81:6a: Observations on Translation and Meaning of One Hebrew Line
  • The Role of Elihu in the Design of the Book of Job
  • The Redactional History of Isaiah 5:1–10:4
  • The Semantic Parallelism of Psalm 89
  • Joshua 24 and the Problem of Tradition in the Old Testament
  • The Shining of Moses’ Face: A Case Study in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Iconography
  • The Prophets and the Covenant
  • The Prophet Elijah’s Visit to Zarephath
  • Heavenly Visions in Early Judaism: Origin and Function
  • Eve and the Chameleon
  • Yahweh’s Gathering of the Dispersed
  • The Biblical Interpretation of the Reigns of Ahaz and Hezekiah
  • King David’s State
  • A Reconstruction of the Social Welfare Systems of Ancient Israel
  • Thoughts on the Use of ‘Charisma’ in Old Testament Studies
  • The Biographic Mode in Hebrew Historiography
  • Peter R. Ackroyd
  • W. Boyd Barrick
  • P. A. H. de Boer
  • Beth Glazier-McDonald
  • Norman C. Habel
  • Menahem Haran
  • Siegfried Herrmann
  • Arvid S. Kapelrud
  • Stephen A. Kaufman
  • Conrad E. L’Heureux
  • Arthur L. Merrill
  • Magnus Ottosson
  • Benedikt Otzen
  • Thomas W. Overholt
  • Dennis Pardee
  • Jack M. Sasson
  • Ake W. Sjöberg
  • John R. Spencer
  • John Van Seters
  • Geo Widengren
  • Title: In the Shelter of Elyon: Essays in Honor of G. W. Ahlström
  • Editors: W. Boyd Barrick and John R. Spencer
  • Publisher: JSOT
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 330

W. Boyd Barrick is the former dean and part-time instructor of religion at Montana State University-Billings.

John R. Spencer is a professor of religious studies at John Carroll University. He received his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern studies from the University of Chicago.


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