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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 27, 2001
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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 27, 2001

by 4 authors

University of Stellenbosch 2001

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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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The Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, combined with a wealth of resources for Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic studies, along with the power of your digital library, makes the Logos edition of the JNSL the preeminent academic standard for Ancient Near Eastern scholarship. The Logos edition of the JNSL is an essential addition to the libraries of Ancient Near Eastern scholars, language scholars, historians and archaeologists, and pastors and students looking to explore cutting-edge scholarship on the linguistic, literary, and interpretive issues in the Old Testament.

Key Features

  • Discusses issues relating to Ancient Near Eastern texts and societies
  • Contributions from top Ancient Near Eastern scholars
  • Contains 3 book reviews and 15 articles


  • Headlessness and Extraposition: Another Look at the Syntax of אשׁר
  • Neologisms in the Septuagint of Ezekiel
  • The Particle כִּי, a Mere Conjunction or Something More?
  • A Stamp Seal of the Persian Period from Khirbet Salameh (Amman)
  • Wisdom—Woman or Angel in Sirach 24?
  • Biblical Hebrew Nominal Clause: Definitions of Subject and Predicate
  • The Changing Face of Nubian Religion: The Lion Temples at Musawwarat Es Sufra and Naqa and the Three-Headed and Four-Armed Apedemak
  • How Critical is it to be Historically Critical? The Case of the Composition of the Book of Job
  • On the Borderline of Translation Greek Lexicography: The Proper Names
  • Heaven, Earth, Sea, Field and Forest: Unnatural Nature in Ps 96
  • The Rhetoric and Logic of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs
  • A Critique of the Standard Interpretations of the Joy Statements in Qoheleth
  • A Cognitive Interpretation of the Emotion of Fear in the Hebrew Bible
  • The Distribution of Independent Personal Pronouns in Qumran Hebrew
  • “May the Whole World Hush in His Presence!” (Habakkuk 2:20b): Communicating the Rhetoric of an Ancient Biblical Text Today


  • Robert Holmstedt
  • Katrin Hauspie
  • Esias Meyer
  • Pierre Bikai
  • Jürg Eggler
  • Jessie Rogers
  • Tamar Zewi
  • Christo van der Merwe
  • Christiaan Nel
  • Douglas Lawrie
  • Natalio Fernández Marcos
  • Brian Doyle
  • Yehoshua Gitay
  • William Anderson
  • Paul A. Kruger
  • Jackie A. Naude
  • Ernst R. Wendland

Product Details

  • Title: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 27
  • Editors: Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, Paul Kruger, and Christo van der Merwe
  • Series: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (JNSL)
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 297

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.

Christo van der Merwe received his MA in Semitic languages, MTh in Old Testament, MPhil in technology-enhanced language teaching, and DLitt in Semitic languages, all from the University of Stellenbosch. He specializes in Bible translation as intercultural communication, cognitive linguistics, Biblical Hebrew lexical semantics, Biblical Hebrew structural markers, and the information structure of Biblical Hebrew texts.