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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 22, 1996
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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 22, 1996

by 4 authors

University of Stellenbosch 1996

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The Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages contains articles dealing with linguistic, translational, literary, text-critical, historical, religious, and cultural issues related to Ancient Near Eastern texts and societies, as well as articles addressing theoretical issues underlying these fields. Contributors to the Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages include the most advanced scholars in the field of Near Eastern Studies, making this the preeminent journal for linguistic, interpretive, exegetical, and historical studies of Northwest Semitic languages in general and the Old Testament in particular.

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Key Features

  • Discusses issues relating to Ancient Near Eastern texts and societies
  • Contributions from top Ancient Near Eastern scholars
  • Contains 6 book reviews and 25 articles


  • Psalm 110 and the Melchizedek tradition
  • Jeremiah, intertextuality and Ideologiekritik
  • Exegetical variants in the LXX of Exodus. An evaluation
  • The tophet in Jerusalem: Archaeology and cultural profile
  • Comments on some Ugaritic lexical items
  • Chronicles 16:38: It’s background and growth
  • A review of “Relevance Theory” in relation to Bible translation in South-Central Africa
  • Une synthèse d’opinions philologiques sur le Fils de l’homme
  • A Biblical Hebrew reference grammar for theological students. Some theoretical considerations
  • Aspects of the translation technique followed by the translator of LXX Proverbs
  • The divine compound name יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים and Israel’s monotheistic polytheism
  • The use of Aramaic in the Hebrew Bible: Another look at bilingualism in Ezra and Daniel
  • Conservative rebound in Deuteronomy. A case study in social values
  • The strange woman in Septuagint Proverbs
  • Exodus expulsion and Exodus flight. The interpretation of a crux critically re-assessed
  • Rendering ידיד as benevolent patron in Isaiah 5:1
  • Recognising Hebrew metaphors: Conceptual metaphor theory and Bible translation
  • The psychology of shame and Jeremiah 2:36–37
  • The Septuagint version of Exod 23:20–33. A ‘Deuteronomist’ at work?
  • Notes on characterisation in the Jephtah narrative
  • Transformations in biblical studies: The story of the history of research into the “Plague Narrative” in Exod 7, 14–11, 10
  • The hexaplaric text, double translations and other textual phenomena in the Septuagint (Proverbs)
  • Wisdom and creation in Sirach 24
  • Some additional representations of the God Baal-Seth on seal-amulets
  • From paradigms to texts. New horizons and new tools for interpreting the Old Testament


  • P. J. Nel
  • R. P. Carroll
  • D. L. Büchner
  • J. A. Dearman
  • W. G. E. Watson
  • P. B. Dirksen
  • E. R. Wendland
  • J-C Loba Mkole
  • C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • J. Cook
  • T. L. J. Mafico
  • B. T. Arnold
  • F. E. Deist
  • M. V. Fox
  • M. Vervenne
  • J. P. J. Olivier
  • E. A. Hermanson
  • P. A. Kruger
  • H. Ausloos
  • L. J. M. Claassens
  • B. Lemmelijn
  • J. F. Rogers
  • I. Cornelius

Product Details

  • Title: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 22
  • Editors: Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, Paul Kruger, and Ferdinand E. Deist
  • Series: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (JNSL)
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 382

About the Editors

Johann Cook is an associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch. He received his MA in Semitic languages and Greek and his DLitt in Semitic languages from Stellenbosch, and specializes in Hebrew language studies, Aramaic, Syriac, and Coptic, textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and aspects of the cultures of the Ancient Near East. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

Izak Cornelius is a professor at the University of Stellenbosch. He specializes in Ancient Near Eastern culture, religion, and mythology.

Paul Kruger is an associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch. He researches and lectures in comparative Near Eastern literature, the history of Near Eastern religion, prophetic literature, and the application of social scientific insights on ancient cultures.

Ferdinand E. Deist was a professor and the head of department of Near Eastern studies at the University of Stellenbosch until 1977.