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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 24, 1998
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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 24, 1998

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University of Stellenbosch 1998

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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 3 book reviews and 29 articles


  • The Name and the Glory: the Zion-Sabaoth theology and its exilic successors
  • Time in Qohelet’s “catalogue of times”
  • Die Rezeption der Stoischen Providenz bei Ben Sira
  • Old Babylonian prophecy between the oral and the written
  • Syntax and meaning in Job 35:15
  • The teacher Messiah and worldwide peace. Some comments on Symmachus’ version of Isaiah 25:7–8
  • Restitution as economic redress: the fine print of the Old Babylonian mēsǎrum edict of Ammiṣaduqa
  • Biblical ideolatry: Ideologiekritik, biblical studies and the problematics of ideology
  • Juxtaposition and logic in the Wisdom saying
  • God have or has? Unclarity and insight
  • “Nonverbal communication” in the Hebrew Bible: a few comments
  • The Zadokite element in the Qumran documents in the light of CD 4:3
  • Greek philosophy and the Septuagint
  • Die Sechste und Siebte Fürbitte des Tempelweihegebets (1 Kön 8:44–51) in der Diskussion um das Deuteronomistische Geschichtswerk
  • How maps “lie”—some remarks on the ideology of ancient Near Eastern and “scriptural” maps
  • Asherah again: Binger’s Asherah and the state of Asherah studies
  • Die Analyse der Intentionalität im Bundesbuch (Ex 21–23)
  • Observations on the Targum to Qoheleth
  • Towards the dating of the tradition “the Torah as surrounding fence”
  • Three Psalms of Praise from Qumran: the preliminary editions of 4QPs1l and QPsn
  • “Abraham! Abraham!” Gen 22:1–19 als theologische Erzählung
  • Scripture translation in Africa: the state of the art
  • The need for a “controlling framework” in determining the relationship between Genesis-Numbers and the so-called Deuteronomistic literature
  • The background of 3 Kgdms 2:46c
  • As many texts as plagues. A preliminary report of the main results of the text-critical evaluation of Exod 7:14–11:10
  • 4QJoshª and the history of tradition in the book of Joshua
  • The composition of 1 Chronicles 26:20–32
  • An unsafe investigation of Job 19:25
  • The iconography of the Canaanite gods Reshef and Baal: a rejoinder
  • Metaphors of Destruction in Exodus 15:8


  • Tryggve N. D. Mettinger
  • Michael V. Fox
  • Otto Kaiser
  • Karel van der Toorn
  • Robert Althann
  • Arie van der Kooij
  • Hannes Olivier
  • Robert P. Carroll
  • Philip J. Nel
  • Jimmy A. Loader
  • Paul A. Kruger
  • Frans du T. Laubscher
  • Johann Cook
  • Hermann-Josef Stipp
  • Izak Cornelius
  • Steve A. Wiggins
  • Adrian Schenker
  • Robert A. Salters
  • Peter W. Flint
  • Patrick W. Skehan
  • Eugene Ulrich
  • Heinz-Dieter Neef
  • Philip A. Noss
  • Hans Ausloos
  • Percy S. F. van Keulen
  • Bénédicte Lemmelijn
  • Ed Noort
  • Pieter B. Dirksen
  • Frank A. Gosling
  • Marc Vervenne

Product Details

  • Title: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 24
  • Editors: Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, and Paul Kruger
  • Series: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (JNSL)
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 463

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.