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Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (37 vols.) (1971-2011)
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Drawn upon by top grammars, monographs, and commentaries, the Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages contains valuable 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. This collection includes 37 volumes in 55 issues of this important journal—more than 9,000 pages and hundreds of articles! Contributors to the JNSL 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 and their importance for understanding the context and language of the Hebrew Bible.

Combined with a wealth of resources for Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, Akkadian, and other Semitic-language studies, the Logos edition of the JNSL is the academic standard for Ancient Near Eastern scholarship. The Logos edition of the JNSL is an essential addition to the libraries of anyone wanting to go deeper into Ancient Near Eastern studies, including biblical languages, comparative Semitics, Old Testament background, textual criticism, and more. Pastors and students looking to explore cutting-edge scholarship on the linguistic, literary, and interpretive issues in the Old Testament will find much value in these pages.

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Key Features

  • Hundreds of articles and reviews
  • More than 9,000 pages of scholarly articles from over 200 contributors
  • Contributions from top Ancient Near Eastern scholars on Old Testament linguistic, cultural, and interpretive issues

Contributors

Product Details

  • Title: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages
  • Editors: Charles F. Fensham, Walter T. Claassen, Ferdinand E. Deist, Johann Cook, Paul A. Kruger, Izak Cornelius, and C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • Series: Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (JNSL)
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Volumes: 37
  • Issues: 55
  • Pages: 9,027

Individual Titles

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 1

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 1971
  • Pages: 72

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “On a Recent Proposal as to a Distinction between Pi‘el and Hiph‘il” by W. T. Claassen
  • “Remarks on Certain Different Passages in Keret” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Die alttestamentiliche Ladeerzählung” by Georg Fohrer
  • “The Phonetic Shift of Sibilants in Northwestern Semitic in the First Millennium BC” by Giovanni Garbini
  • “Notes on the Ugaritic Month Names” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “The Concepts of Obliteration in Ezek. 5:1–4” by E. J. Smit
  • “Akkadian Dullu(m) as a Loan-Word in West Semitic Languages” by A. van Selms
  • “A Possible Interpretation of Zech. 9:1 and the Function of ‘the Eye’ (‘Ayin) in Zechariah” by P. J. van Zijl
  • “A Note on shrtt in Ugaritic Text 51: VIII: 22” by F. E. Deist
  • “The Punishment of the Disobedient Zedekiah” by F. E. Deist

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 2

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Pages: 87

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “W. F. Alrbight (24/5/1891–19/9/71)” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Declarative-Estimative Hiph‘il” by W. T. Claassen
  • “Northwest Semitic Philology and Three Biblical Texts” by Mitchell Dahood
  • “The Root S–L in Hebrew Words” by I. H. Eybers
  • “Remarks, on Keret 26–43” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Notes on the Ugaritic Month Names II” by J. P. J. Oliver
  • “The Root prq in Targum Isaiah” by Jan van Zijl
  • “Translation and Discussion of Text 1001: 1–2 ” by P. J. van Zijl
  • “New Light from Ugaritica V on Ex. 32:17” by F. C. Fensham

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 3

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 1974
  • Pages: 95

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Linguistic Arguments and the Dating of Isaiah 1:4–9 ” by W. T. Claassen
  • “The Etymology of Hebrew Selem” by D. J. A. Clines
  • “Remarks on Keret 54–59” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Ugaritic mswn and Ugaritic maswatu” by Anton Jirku
  • “The Ugaritic Text RS 24.252 and King David” by Arvid S. Kapelrud
  • “The Aphel Causative: Does It Exist in Ugaritic?” by Eugene H. Merrill
  • “Amorite Married and Family Life according to the Mari Texts” by L. M. Muntingh
  • “Sun Mountains at Ugarit” by Matitiahu Tsevat
  • “The Etymology of yayin, ‘Wine’” by A. van Selms
  • “Translation and Dicussion of Text 1001:3–5a” by P. J. van Zijl
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 4

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 93

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Über die Grundstruktur der Nominalbildungen vom Typus Qattal/Qattol im Althebräischen” by Kjell Aartun
  • “The Phonemic Status of the Ultrashort Vowels in Tiberian Hebrew” by Jack Fellman
  • “Remarks on Keret 58–72” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Das Nicht Substantivierte Partizip als Prädikat im Relativsatz Hebräischer Prosa” by Walter Gross
  • “Schools and Wisdom Literature” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “Wolfgang Richter” by Verbvalenz und Verbalsatz
  • “A Note on the Dialect of Abi Tamim and Barth’s Law” by Michael B. Schub
  • “Translation and Discussion of Text 1001:5(b)–7” by P. J. van Zijl
  • “Gen. XXXIV and Mari” by F. C. Fensham
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 5

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Pages: 96

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof. P. J. van Zijl” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Sibyl: ‘Oracle’” by Robert B. Coote
  • “The History of the Ark in the Books of Samuel” by P. R. Davis
  • “On the Phonemic Status of Gemination in Classical Hebrew” by Jack Fellman
  • “The Linguistic Status of Mishnaic Hebrew” by Jack Fellman
  • “Transgression and Penalty in the Book of the Covenant Code” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Underworld Character of the God Dagan” by J. F. Healey
  • “The Concept ‘Father’ in the Wisdom Literature of the Ancient Near East” by Philip Nel
  • “Gemination in Punic” by Richard S. Tomback
  • “The Falcon Episode in the Aqhat Tale” by Wilfred G. E. Watson
  • “Israel’s Literary Neighbours in the 13th Century BC” by D. J. Wiseman
  • Reviews
  • Un Index Documantaire des Texts de Mari et d’El-Amarna et l’Ancient Testament

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 6

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 113

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prov. 31:1: A Case of Constant Mistranslatoin” by F. E. Deist
  • “Sociolinguistic Notes on the History of the Hebrew Language” by Jack Fellman
  • “The Use of the Suffix Conjugation and the Prefix Conjugation in a Few Old Hebrew Poems” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Remarks on Keret 73–79” by F. C. Fensham
  • “A Suggested Reading for 4Q Florilegium 1:15” by F. Du T. Laubscher
  • “A proposed Method for Determining the Context of the Wisdom Admonitions” by Philip Nel
  • “Semitic Plant and Plant Quality Names” by Vera Quittner
  • “The Semantic Background of ‘Socii’ in Lat ‘Garum Sociorum’” by Vera Quittner
  • “Abraham” by Walther Zimmerli
  • “Bibliographic Problems and Possibilities in the Field of Semitics and Old Testament Studies” by W. T. Claassen
  • Reviews
  • Index of Vol I–V
  • OT/ANE Permucite Index
  • Modern Language of America International Bibliography

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 7

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Pages: 102

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “More Philological Studies in Nahum” Kevin J. Cathcart
  • “Did Gemination Have Phonemic Status in Classical Hebrew?” by F. E. Deist
  • “Notes on Keret 79(b)–89 (CTA 14: 2:79(b)–89)” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Semantic Field of kly in Ugaric” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Dimtu-gt-pyrgos (an Essay about the Nonetymological Sense of These Terms)” by M. Heltzer
  • “The Significance of the Rephaim, rm.aby.btk.rpim” by William J. Horwitz
  • “The Sceptre of Justice and Ps. 45:76” by J. P. J. Oliver
  • “The Phrases in a IGI DN and lipeny Yhwh in Treaty and Covenant Context” by D. C. T. Sheriffs
  • “The Struct Patterns of the Paronomastic and Co-ordinated Infinitives Absolute in Genesis” by S. J. P. K. Riekert
  • “The Relation between Anat and Baal in the Ugaritic Texts” by H. F. van Rooy
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 8

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Pages: 112

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “1 Sa. 3:19: A Case of Context and Semantics” by W. T. Claassen
  • “Linguistic Nationalism: The Case of Biblical Hebrew” by Jack Fellman
  • “Sociolinguistic Notes on the History of Aramaic ” by Jack Fellman
  • “Das Nicht-Haftbar-Sein im Bundesbuch im Lichte der Altorientalischen Rechtstexte” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Notes on Keret in CTA 14:90–103a” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Notes on the Literary Structure of 1QS 2:11–18 and Its Biblical Parallel in Deut. 29” by F. Du T. Laubscher
  • “Alliteration in Ugaritic Poetry: Its Role in Composition and Analysis (Part II)” by Baruch Margalit
  • “Hebrew ’sdt and Ugaritic isdym” by Gary Rendsburg
  • “The Pattern of the Pan-Tribal Assembly in the Old Testament” by Hanoch Reviv
  • “A Possible Interpretation of the Word siyya in Zeph. 2:13” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “A Semotactical Approach to the Meaning of the Term ruah ’elohim in Genesis 1:2” by P. J. Smith
  • “Punica Miscellanea—1” by Richard S. Tomback
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 9

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1981
  • Pages: 163

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof. T. C. Vriezen, a Tribute” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Text and Tradition: A Methodological Problem” by J. Cook
  • “A Bird’s Eye View of Trade in Ancient Ugarit” by I. Cornelius
  • “Lines on the Life and Work of Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Gesenius” by Jack Fellman
  • “Neh. 9 and Pss. 105, 106, 135, and 136” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Notes on Keret, CTA 14:103B–114a” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Root b‘r in Ugaritic and in Isaiah in the Meaning ‘to Pillage’” by F. C. Fensham
  • “On the Meaning of the Term ubdit/updt in Ugarit” by Michael Heltzer
  • “Restorations and Reconstructions in the Epic of Aqht” by Baruch Margalit
  • “Ugarit and the History of Religions” by Patrick D. Miller Jr.
  • “The Genres of Biblical Wisdom Literature” by P. J. Nel
  • “The Day of Midian and Isaiah 9:3b” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “The Role of Fortified Cities in the Northern Kingdom During the Reign of the Omride Dynasty” by D. N. Pienaar
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 10

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 109

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof. Michell Dahood” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Some Ugaritic, Hebrew, and Arabic Parallels” by Joshua Blau
  • “The Development of the West Semtic Qal Perfect of the Double-Ayin Verb with Particular Reference to Its Transmission into Syriac” by Jesse L. Boyd III
  • “Genesis 1 in the Septuagint as Example of the Problem: Text and Tradition” by J. Cook
  • “Once Again on Some Ugaritic Administrative Texts and Wordings” by G. Del Olmo Lete
  • “Israel and Tyrus im Xeitalter Davids und Salomos” by H. Donner
  • “Nebukadnezzar in the Book of Jeremiah” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Root QRB as a Legal Term” by Y. Hoffman
  • “From Oracle to Prophecy: The Growth, Crystallization, and Disintegration of a Biblical Gattung” by Y. Hoffman
  • “Exegetische Bemerkungen zum Tempelgebäude 1 Kön. 6:5–10” by M. J. Mulder
  • “Psalm 23:3 Rediscovered Errata” by Richard S. Tomback
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 11

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1983
  • Pages: 193

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof. Dennis J. McCarthy” by F. C. Fensham
  • Yom, ‘Time’ and Some Texts in Isaiah” by Robert Althann
  • “Unrecognized Poetic Fragments in Exodus” by Robert Althann
  • “Speaker-Oriented Functions of ki in Biblical Hebrew” by W. T. Claassen
  • “Anti-Heretical Traditions in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan” by J. Cook
  • “Some Theological and Religious Aspects in Ezra and Nehemiah” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Remarks on Keret 114b–136a” by F. C. Fensham
  • “A Semitic-Indo-European Semantic Parallel” by Louis Jay Herman
  • “Exodus 4:24–26 and Its Interpretation” by C. Houtman
  • “Israel, the Harlot (Hos. 2:4–9)” by P. A. Kruger
  • “In Search of a Capital for the Northern Kingdom” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “The Construct Noun ’eset, in Ps. 58:9” by P. A. Kruger
  • “Archaic Features in the Iraqi Arabic Dialect” by Richard S. Tomback
  • “Random Notes on the Hebrew-Arabic Lexicon” by Richard S. Tomback
  • “Hebrew Grammar, Exegesis, and Commentaries” by C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • “The Character of Ugaritic Poetry” by Wilfred G. E. Watson
  • Reviews
  • Index on Vol. VI–X

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 12

  • Editor: Frank Charles Fensham
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 171

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof. J. H. Kroeze” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Prof. Yigael Yadin” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Prof. Dr. Walther Zimmerli” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Northwest Semitic Notes on Some Texts in 1 Samuel” by R. Althann
  • Boset in Zephaniah 3:5” by Kevin J. Cathcart
  • “‘Ancient’ Readings in the Translations of the Old Testament” by J. Cook
  • “Genesis XXVI and Mari” by I. Cornelius
  • “The Ugaritic Root—tpt” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Marriage Metaphor in Hosea for the Covenant Relationship between the Lord and His People (Hos. 1:2–9)” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Hem of the Garment in Marriage. The Meaning of the Symbolic Gesture in Ruth 3:9 and Ezek. 16:8” by P. A. Kruger
  • “On the Structural Use of Numbers as a Composition Technique” by Casper J. Labuschagne
  • “The Text of Ex. 20:22–23” by J. P. Oberholzer
  • “The Effectiveness of the Old Babylonian Mesarum Decree” by Hannes Olivier
  • “A Matter to Be Put Right: The Yabneh-Yam Case Continued” by Victor Sasson
  • “An Unrecognized Maltese West-Semitic Gloss” by Richard S. Tomback
  • “Islam and the Religions of the Ancient Orient: A Reappraisal” by Richard S. Tomback
  • “Johann Cook: A Computerized Database for the Qumran Biblical Scrolls with an Appendix on the Samaritan Pentateuch” by E. Tov
  • “Dei Hirtenallegorie von Sacharja XI” by A. S. van der Woude
  • “1 Sam 1:2–2:11—A Life-World Lament of Affliction” by Albertus H. van Zyl
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 13

  • Editor: Walter T. Claassen
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 227

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Prof P. C. Craigie Passed Away” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Isaiah 42:10 anhd Krt 77–78 (KTU 1.14: II: 24–25)” by R. Althann
  • “A Research Unit for Computer Applications to the Language and Text of the Old Testament” by W. T. Claassen
  • “Ice and Ice-Houses in the Mari Texts” by I. Cornelius
  • “Ezra 4: Is Josephus Right after All?” by D. L. Emery
  • “Moses Stuart and Biblical Hebrew Grammar” by J. Fellman
  • “Where Hebrew Differed” by J. Fellman
  • “Remarks on Keret” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Curse of the Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37:1–14 Changed to a Blessing of Resurrection” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Promiscuity or Marriage Fidelty? A Note on Prov 5:15–18” by P. A. Kruger
  • “The Usage of the Root Sapitum in Akkadian Documents” by T. J. Mafico
  • “An Authentic Hebrew Tradition Concerning the Origin of the Philistines” by G. A. Rendsburg
  • “The Co-ordinated Structs of the Infinitive Absolute in Jeremiah and Their Bearing on the Stylistics and Authenticity of the Jeremianic Corpus” by S. J. P. K. Riekert
  • “Narrativ-Langformen 2 und 3: Person von Zweiradikaligen Basen nach qalY im Biblischen Hebräisch” by H-J Stipp
  • “Some Sequence Differences between the MT and LXX and Their Ramifications for the Literary Criticism of the Bible” by E. Tov
  • “A Short Survey of Major Contributions to the Grammatical Description of Old Hebrew since 1800 AD” by C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • “From Partiarchs to Prophets: A Reappraisal of Charismatic Leadership in Ancient Israel” by K. van der Toorn
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 14

  • Editor: Walter T. Claassen
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Pages: 233

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Bere’sit Jer. 26:1, 27:1, 28:1, 49:34” by R. Althann
  • “Verse and Prose: Does the Distinction Apply to the Old Testament?” by W. T. W. Cloete
  • “The Fragmentary Ashurnasirpal II Inscription in Detroit” by A. F. Conradie
  • “The Qumran (Biblical Scrolls) Data Base” by J. Cook
  • “Paradise Motifs in the ‘Eschatology’ of the Minor Prophets and the Iconography of the Ancient Near East” by I. Cornelius
  • “Liability of Animals in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Notes on Keret 194–206 (CTA 14: 194b–206)” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Israel’s Hope for the Renewal of the State” by W. Gross
  • Hyh mwsl: An Exegetical Note on the Use of the Participle Active in 1 Kings 5:1” by Louis C. Jonker
  • “Prophetic Imagery: On Metaphors and Similes in the Book Hosea” by P. A. Kruger
  • “Towards a New Typology of the Syriac Manuscript Alphabet” by Garth I. Moller
  • “The Diachronic Study of Biblical Hebrew” by M. F. Rooker
  • “Deuteronomy 28, 29: Superscript or Subscript?” by H. F. van Rooy
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 15

  • Editor: Walter T. Claassen
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 244

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Frank Charles Fensham—Making a Contribution to Semitic and Old Testament Scholarship” by W. T. Claassen
  • “The Inverse Construct Chain and Jer. 10:13, 51:16” by R. Althann
  • “The Colometry of Hebrew Verse” by W. T. W. Cloete
  • “The Calah Wall Inscriptions” by A. F. Conradie
  • “Recent Developments in Peshitta Research” by J. Cook
  • “The Lion in the Art of the Ancient Near East: A Study of Selected Motifs” by I. Cornelius
  • “The Term ‘dn in Keret (KTU 1.14:II:32–34) and a Few Other Occurrences in Ugaritic Reconsidered” by F. C. Fensham
  • “Remarks on Keret II: 15:1–8: A Poem on the Excellence of Hariya” by F. C. Fensham
  • “The Literary Composition of Theophany Passages in the Hebrew Psalm” by J. H. Hunter
  • “The Circumstantial Sentence—a Catch-Term—All Term? A Study in Sentence Relationships in 1 Samuel 1–12” by Robert J. Kotze
  • “Another Look at Isa. 9:7–20” by P. A. Kruger
  • “Recent Archaeological Exploration on the El-Kerak Plateau” by J. Maxwell Miller
  • “Structural and Conceptual Strategy in Zephaniah, Chapter 1” by P. J. Nel
  • “The El-Kerak District of Jordan (Ancient Moab) in Nineteenth Century Maps: A Few Preliminary Remarks” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “Einige Orte und Strassen auf dem Gebiet des alten Moab bei Eusebius” by Stefan Timm
  • “Recent Trends in the Linguistic Description of Old Hebrew” by C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 16

  • Editor: Walter T. Claassen
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 237

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Bible Information Systems” by W. T. Claassen
  • “The Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal II: Historical Document or Decoration?” by A. F. Conradie
  • “The Sun Epiphany in Job 38:12–15 and the Iconography of the Gods in the Ancient Near East—the Palestinian Connection” by I. Cornelius
  • “The ‘Prophetic Perfect’” by G. L. Klein
  • “Reading between the Sentences: Notes on the Sentences Relations in 1 Samuel 1:1–8” by R. J. Kotzé
  • “The Restoration of 1 QS 1:1A” by F. du T. Laubscher
  • “Hiskia und die Philister” by S. Mittmann
  • “1 Koningen 8:31 en 32” by M. J. Mulder
  • “A Syntactic Analysis of Dislocations in Biblical Hebrew” by J. A. Naudé
  • “The Dawn of Biblical Archaeology” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “A Critical Evaluation of Certain Leading Concepts in Biblical Archaeology” by D. N. Pienaar
  • “Moreschet Gat und Libna: Mit einem Anhang: Zu Micha 1:10–16” by G. Schmitt
  • “Anthitheses in the Book of Malachi” by S. D. Snyman
  • “The Hebrew Vocabulary of Oppression: The State of Semantic Description” by I. Swart
  • “Niqmaddu and the Receiver of Tribute by Default: A New Interpretation of RS 17,227, 38–42” by P. J. J. Van Huÿssteen
  • “QUMAH YHWH” by J. T. Willis
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 17

  • Editor: Walter T. Claassen
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 231

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Strophic Hebrew Verse as Free Verse” by R. L. Giese
  • “The Evildoer in Hosea 6:8–9” by P. A. Kruger
  • “Law in the Narrative: A Study of the Expressions הִכִּירו andוַיִּיטַב בּ‍ְעֵינֵיהֶם  in 2 Sam. 3:26” by M. Malul
  • Ugebul—‘Gebiet’ oder ‘Grenze’” by S. Mittmann
  • “On the Syntax of dy—Phrases in the Aramaic of 11QtgJob” by J. A. Naudé
  • “Alms and the Man: the Merits of Charity” by L. J. Prockter
  • “The Strata of Biblical Hebrew” by G. A. Rendsburg
  • “The Pronominally Suffixed Object Marker as Demonstrative in Mishnaic Hebrew and Late Aramaic” by B. Rosenstock
  • “Offene Fragen zu Übersetzungskritik des Antiken Griechischen Jeremiabuches” by H-J Stipp
  • “The Function of Word Order in Old Hebrew—With Special Reference to Cases Where a Syntagmeme Precedes a Verb in Joshua” by C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • “A Few Remarks on the Aramaic Treaties from Sefire” by H. F. Van Rooy
  • “Death and Cosmology in Ancient Egypt” by S. J. Watson
  • “The Negative Adverbs L and LM + L in Ugaritic” by W. G. E. Watson
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 18

  • Editor: Ferdinand Etienne Deist
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 231

This issue contains the following articles:

    • “Samson in Double Vision: Judges 13–16 from Historical-Critical and Narratve Perspectives” by L. C. Jonker
  • “The Onomasticon of the Aramaic Inscriptions of Syria-Palestine During the Persian Period” by G. A. Klingbeil
  • “Syro-Palestinian Stamp Seals from the Persian Period: The Iconographic Evidence” by M. G. Klingbeil
  • “The King’s Humbleness in Zechariah 9:9. A Paradox?” by F. du T. Laubscher
  • “Parallelism and Recurrence in Biblical Hebrew Poetry: A Theoretical Proposal” by P. J. Nel
  • “Narrative Analysis of the Old Testament—Some Challenges and Prospects” by M. J. Oosthuizen
  • “Psalm 114: It is Yahweh Who Transforms the Rock into a Fountain” by W. S. Prinsloo
  • “Is There Any Difference between ירא מנ ,ירא מפני and את ירא” by C. H. J. van der Merwe
  • “Western Peripheral Akkadian Features and Assyrianisms in the Emar Letters” by P. J. J. Van Huÿssteen
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 19

  • Editor: Ferdinand Etienne Deist
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 189

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “United Bible Societies’ Policies for the New Edition of the Hebrew Bible” by A. Van der Kooij
  • “Presuppostions and Contextual Bible Translation” by F. E. Deist
  • “The Septuagint as Contextual Bible Translation—Alexandrial or Jerusalem as Context for Proverbs?” by J. Cook
  • “Training Tomorrow’s Translators: Some Theoretical Pointers” by C. H. J. van der Merwe and W. K. Winckler
  • “Aspects of Contextual Bible Illustrations” by I. Cornelius
  • “As Seeing the Invisible: Ideologies in Bible Translation” by R. P. Carroll
  • “Two New Lexica of the Septuagint and Related Remarks” by J. Lust
  • “Some Reflections on the Hebrew Texts from Which the Septuagint Was Translated” by E. Tov
  • “The Building of the Tabernacle” by J. W. Wevers
  • “Origen’s Corrections and the Text of P. Bodmer XXIV” by A. Pietersma
  • “Variation in Citations from the Old Testament in the Latin Version of Acts” by J. H. Petzer
  • “Micha 7 Verse 6 in the Ancient Old Testament Versions” by D. L. Büchner
  • “Target Audience and Bible Translation” by B. C. Lategan
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 20

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 412

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “A New Approach to Basic Hebrew Colour Terms” by K. Massey-Gillespie
  • תַּלְפִּיּוֹת by G. A. Rendsburg
  • “The Talion Principle in Old Testament Narratives” by P. J. Nel
  • “The Diverse Text Forms of Jeremiah and History Writing with Jer. 33 as a Test Case” by J. Lust
  • “A Comparison of Proverbs and Jeremiah in the Septuagint” by J. Cook
  • “Jeremiah 27:5–15: How to MT and LXX Relate to Each Other?” by A. Van der Kooij
  • “David: Historische Gestalt und Idealisiertes Vorbild. Überlegunger zu Entstehung und Theologie von 2 Sam. 6” by W. Zwickel
  • “Epiphany and Sun Mythology in Zechariah” by F. du T. Laubscher
  • “The Asymmetry of Subject Pronouns and Subject Nouns in Qumran Hebrew and Cognates” by J. A. Naudé
  • “Der Rufende im Feuer (Amos 7:4)” by S. Mittmann
  • Reviews
  • “On Representation in the Bible: An Ideologiekritik Approach” by R. P. Carroll
  • “Das Ugaritische Konsonanteninventar” by J. Tropper
  • “Towards a Typology of Qumran Hebrew” by J. A. Naudé
  • “Training Tomorrow’s Translators in the Context of Today’s Translations” by C. H. J. van der Merwe and W. K. Winckler
  • “Methodology for Using the Versions in the Textual Criticism of the Old Testament” by J. A. Adair
  • “Orality and Literariness: The Interface of Values” by C. Swanepoel
  • “Orature, ‘Editure,’ Literature—Reflections on Orality, Literariness, and First Testament Literature” by F. E. Deist
  • “Zur Frage der Filiation des Gottest Ba‘al in Ugarit” by H. Niehr
  • “Approaches to Prepositions in Northwest Semitic Studies” by R. Althann
  • “The Visual Representation of the World in the Ancient Near East and the Bible” by I. Cornelius
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 21

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 285

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Some sociological observations on Moshe Greenberg’s Biblical prose prayer as a window to the popular religion of ancient Israel” by Jacques Berlinerblau
  • “The iconography of divine war in the pre-Islamic Near East: a survey” by Izak Cornelius
  • “On ‘synchronic’ and ‘diachronic’: wie es eigentlich gewesen” by Ferdinand E Deist
  • “Non-Judahite dialects and the diacritics of the Masoretic text” by Richard L Goerwitz
  • “Ritual space in the ordination ritual of Leviticus 8” by Gerald A Klingbeil
  • “Semitic quadriliteral animal terms: an explanation” by Keith A. J. Massey & Kevin Massey-Gillespie
  • “A Janus Parallelism in the Baal and Anat story” by Scott B Noegel
  • “The advantages of W. Richter’s approach for a lexical description of Biblical Hebrew” by Martin T Pröbstle
  • “Verse patterns in the Song of Songs” by Wilfred G E Watson
  • Book Reviews
  • “The function of iconography as autobiographical narration in the tomb of Khnemhotep at Beni Hasan (Tomb 3)” by Alice V Baines
  • “An infinity of traces: On making an inventory of our ideological holdings. An introduction to Ideologiekritik in Biblical Studies” by Robert P Carroll
  • “Were the persons responsible for the Septuagint translators and/or scribes and/or editors?” by Johann Cook
  • “Text, textuality, and textual criticism” by Ferdinand E Deist
  • “Rites of passage relating to marriage and divorce in the Hebrew Bible” by Paul A Kruger
  • “Micah 2:12–13” by William McKane
  • “The textual traditions and origin of the Syriac apocryphal Psalm 152” by Herrie F van Rooy
  • “Abi-simti: A semitic matriarch in Sumer” by P Stefanus Vermaak
  • “Le centre du monde dans les littératures d’Ougarit et d’Israël” by Nicolas Wyatt
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 22

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1996

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Psalm 110 and the Melchizedek tradition” by P. J. Nel
  • “Jeremiah, intertextuality and Ideologiekritik” by R. P. Carroll
  • “Exegetical variants in the LXX of Exodus. An evaluation” by D. L. Büchner
  • “The tophet in Jerusalem: Archaeology and cultural profile” by J. A. Dearman
  • “Comments on some Ugaritic lexical items” by W. G. E. Watson
  • “Chronicles 16:38: It’s background and growth” by P. B. Dirksen
  • “A review of “Relevance Theory” in relation to Bible translation in South-Central Africa” by E R Wendland
  • “Une synthèse d’opinions philologiques sur le Fils de l’homme” by J-C Loba Mkole
  • “A Biblical Hebrew reference grammar for theological students. Some theoretical considerations” by C H J van der Merwe
  • “Aspects of the translation technique followed by the translator of LXX Proverbs” by J Cook
  • “The divine compound name יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים and Israel’s monotheistic polytheism” by T L J Mafico
  • Book reviews
  • Editorial: Homage to L M Muntingh
  • “The use of Aramaic in the Hebrew Bible: Another look at bilingualism in Ezra and Daniel” by B T Arnold
  • “Conservative rebound in Deuteronomy. A case study in social values” by F E Deist
  • “The strange woman in Septuagint Proverbs” by M V Fox
  • “Exodus expulsion and Exodus flight. The interpretation of a crux critically re-assessed” by M Vervenne
  • “Rendering ידיד as benevolent patron in Isaiah 5:1” by J. P. J. Olivier
  • “Recognising Hebrew metaphors: Conceptual metaphor theory and Bible translation” by E A Hermanson
  • “The psychology of shame and Jeremiah 2:36–37” by P A Kruger
  • “The Septuagint version of Exod 23:20–33. A ‘Deuteronomist’ at work?” by H Ausloos
  • “Notes on characterisation in the Jephtah narrative” by L J M Claassens
  • “Transformations in biblical studies: The story of the history of research into the “Plague Narrative” in Exod 7, 14–11, 10” by B Lemmelijn
  • “The hexaplaric text, double translations and other textual phenomena in the Septuagint (Proverbs)” by J Cook
  • “Wisdom and creation in Sirach 24” by J F Rogers
  • “Some additional representations of the God Baal-Seth on seal-amulets” by I Cornelius
  • “From paradigms to texts. New horizons and new tools for interpreting the Old Testament” by C H J van der Merwe
  • “Following the Septuagint Translators ” by J Cook

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 23

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1997

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Worshipping stones: on the deification of cult symbols” by K van der Toorn
  • “Ein verdrängter bibelhebräischer Satztyp: Sätze mit zwei oder mehr unterschiedlichen Konstituenten vor dem Verbum finitum” by W Groß
  • “Peshitta Genesis 6: “Sons of God”—angels or judges?” by A van der Kooij
  • “Textual Criticism and Qoheleth” by R B Salters
  • “Between heaven and earth: Absalom’s dilemma” by S A Wiggins
  • “A review of “Relevance Theory” in relation to Bible translation in South-Central Africa. Part II” by E R Wendland
  • “The translation and interpretation of Eccl 8:17a” by D Rudman
  • “The Yehud Bible: A belated divine miracle?” by F E Deist
  • “The slave status of the virgin daughter Babylon in Isaiah 47:2: A perspective from anthropology” by P A Kruger
  • “Eschatologisches Schema im alexandrinischen Jeremiabuch? Strukturprobleme eines komplexen Prophetenbuchs” by H-J Stipp
  • ““Literal” and “free” translations: A proposal for a more descriptive terminology” by J R Adair
  • “The law in Septuagint Proverbs” by J Cook
  • “The meaning of the Aramaic expression “Son of Man”” by C Toll
  • Book reviews
  • “The enigma of Job: the deconstruction of God in intertextual perspective” by Tryggve N. D. Mettinger
  • “The equality of humankind from the perspective of the creation stories in Genesis 1:26–30 and 2:9, 15, 18–24” by Alberto Soggin
  • ““Dan why abides he by ships”—and the rules of historiographical writing” by Z. Kallai
  • “The need for linguistic criteria in characterising biblical pericopes as Deuteronomistic. A critical note to Erhard Blum’s methodology” by Hans Ausloos
  • “A designed anti-rhetorical speech: Ezra and the question of mixed marriage” by Yehoshua Gitay
  • “What are we looking for in doing Old Testament text-critical research?” by Bénédicte Lemmelijn
  • “Tense, mood, aspect and clause connections in Biblical Hebrew. A textual approach” by Eep Talstra
  • “Lexikographische Untersuchungen zum Biblisch-Aramäischen” by Josef Tropper
  • “Does blood cry out? Considerations in generating the cognitive environment” by J. Barrie Evans
  • “Qohelet’s use of לפני” by Dominic Rudman
  • “Inside and outside the camp: the Halakhic background to changes in the Septuagint Leviticus, with reference to two Qumran manuscripts” by Dirk Büchner
  • “Telling of(f) Prophets: narrative strategy in 1 Kings 18:1–19:18” by Douglas Lawrie
  • “Linguistic peculiarities of the Masoretic edition of the book of Jeremiah: an updated index” by Hermann-Josef Stipp
  • “Theme and function in the Jephthah narrative” by Julie Claassens
  • “Some pages from the reception history of Genesis 3: the visual arts” by Izak Cornelius
  • “TC—a journal of biblical textual criticism: an example of successfull electronic publishing” by Jimmy R. Adair
  • Book reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 24

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1998

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Editorial: Homage to Ferdinand Etienne Deist
  • “The Name and the Glory: the Zion-Sabaoth theology and its exilic successors” by Tryggve N D Mettinger
  • “Time in Qohelet’s “catalogue of times”” by Michael V Fox
  • “Die Rezeption der Stoischen Providenz bei Ben Sira” by Otto Kaiser
  • “Old Babylonian prophecy between the oral and the written” by Karel van der Toorn
  • “Syntax and meaning in Job 35:15” by Robert Althann
  • “The teacher Messiah and worldwide peace. Some comments on Symmachus’ version of Isaiah 25:7–8” by Arie van der Kooij
  • “Restitution as economic redress: the fine print of the Old Babylonian mēsǎrum edict of Ammiṣaduqa” by Hannes Olivier
  • “Biblical ideolatry: Ideologiekritik, biblical studies and the problematics of ideology” by Robert P Carroll
  • “Juxtaposition and logic in the Wisdom saying” by Philip J Nel
  • “God have or has? Unclarity and insight” by Jimmy A Loader
  • ““Nonverbal communication” in the Hebrew Bible: a few comments” by Paul A Kruger
  • “The Zadokite element in the Qumran documents in the light of CD 4:3” by Frans du T Laubscher
  • “Greek philosophy and the Septuagint” by Johann Cook
  • “Die Sechste und Siebte Fürbitte des Tempelweihegebets (1 Kön 8:44–51) in der Diskussion um das Deuteronomistische Geschichtswerk” by Hermann-Josef Stipp
  • “How maps “lie”—some remarks on the ideology of ancient Near Eastern and “scriptural” maps” by Izak Cornelius
  • “Asherah again: Binger’s Asherah and the state of Asherah studies” by Steve A Wiggins
  • Book reviews
  • “Die Analyse der Intentionalität im Bundesbuch (Ex 21–23)” by Adrian Schenker
  • “Observations on the Targum to Qoheleth” by Robert A Salters
  • “Towards the dating of the tradition “the Torah as surrounding fence”” by Johann Cook
  • “Three Psalms of Praise from Qumran: the preliminary editions of 4QPs1l and QPsn” by Peter W Flint, Patrick W Skehan & Eugene Ulrich
  • ““Abraham! Abraham!” Gen 22:1–19 als theologische Erzählung” by Heinz-Dieter Neef
  • “Scripture translation in Africa: the state of the art” by Philip A Noss
  • “The need for a “controlling framework” in determining the relationship between Genesis-Numbers and the so-called Deuteronomistic literature” by Hans Ausloos
  • “The background of 3 Kgdms 2:46c” by Percy S F van Keulen
  • “As many texts as plagues. A preliminary report of the main results of the text-critical evaluation of Exod 7:14–11:10” by Bénédicte Lemmelijn
  • “4QJosha and the history of tradition in the book of Joshua” by Ed Noort
  • “The composition of 1 Chronicles 26:20–32” by Pieter B Dirksen
  • “An unsafe investigation of Job 19:25” by Frank A Gosling
  • “The iconography of the Canaanite gods Reshef and Baal: a rejoinder” by Izak Cornelius
  • “Metaphors of Destruction in Exodus 15:8” by Marc Vervenne
  • ““Liminality” in 2 Samuel 19:1–9: a short note” by Paul A Kruger
  • “Introducing the history of the ancient Near East” by Izak Cornelius
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 25

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 1999

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Homage to Hannes Olivier
  • “Human Rights: the influence of the Hebrew Bible” by Eckart Otto
  • “The legal basis for Saul’s slaughter of the priests of Nob (1 Samuel 21–22)” by Jim Roberts
  • “Eine prophetische Totenklage des Jahres 701 v. Chr. (Micha 1:3–5a.8–13a.14–16)” by Siegfried Mittmann
  • “Notes on Benjaminite place names” by Max Miller
  • “Atonement and reconciliation in Psalms 3, 6 and 83” by Robert Althann
  • “Wo Joseph seinen Vater traf oder: von einem der auszog, eine biblische Stadt zu suchen und einen neuen Gott fand (Überlegungen zu HĒRŌNPOLIS)” by Stefan Timm
  • “YHWH’S House: gender roles and metaphors for Israel in Hosea” by Andrew Dearman
  • “Zu den Beziehungen zwischen Ritualen und Mythen in Ugarit” by Herbert Niehr
  • “The city of Alexandria and the ancient versions of the Hebrew Bible” by Arie van der Kooij
  • “Jeremia 24: Geschichtsbild und Historischer Ort” by Hermann-Josef Stipp
  • “Are we Europeans really good readers of biblical texts and interpreters for biblical history?” by Niels Peter Lemche
  • “Using Rashi, Ibn Ezra and Joseph Kara on Lamentations” by Robert Salters
  • “The symbolism and function of epic space in Jonah” by Philip Nel
  • “The “Hebrew” Psalm headings in the Syriac manuscript 12t4” by Harry van Rooy
  • “The failure of argumentation in the book of Job: humanistic language versus religious language” by Yehoshua Gitay
  • “Apocalyptic terminology in the Septuagint of Proverbs” by Johann Cook
  • “The iconography of weapons and warfare in Palestine/Israel c. 1500–1200 BCE” by Sakkie Cornelius
  • “A step towards a better understanding of Biblical Hebrew word order” by Christo van der Merwe
  • Book Reviews
  • ““Message” in myth and missive: Ugaritic TḤM” by Wilfred G E Watson
  • “1 Chronicles 5:1–2” by PB Dirksen
  • “Biblical Hebrew lexicography: טף ‘children, dependents’ in Biblical and Qumranic Hebrew” by M O’Connor
  • “Why Did Ahasuerus Consent to Annihilate the Jews?” by Joseph Fleishman
  • “The Semantic Implications of הבל and רעות רוה in the Hebrew Bible and for Qoheleth” by William H U Anderson
  • “Syntactic aspects of co-ordinate subjects with independent personal pronouns” by Jacobus A Naudé
  • “Reading Biblical Hebrew Poetry: Linguistic Structure or Rhetorical Device?” by Eep Talstra
  • “The use of the Greek Bible in II Maccabees” by Arie van der Kooij
  • “Contextual exegetical interpretations in the Septuagint of Proverbs” by Johann Cook
  • “The dream of JUDITH: A Jungian perspective” by Helen Efthimiadis-Keith
  • “Explaining fronting in Biblical Hebrew” by Christo van der Merwe
  • “Jonah in the belly of the great fish: The birth of Messiah ben Joseph” by Arthur Seltzer
  • “Powerful symbols of victory—the parts stay the same, the actors change” by Othmar Keel
  • “The goddess Qedeshet in Syro-Palestinian iconography” by Sakkie Cornelius
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 26

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2000

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “The Hebrew Bible and Its Influence on Modern Literature” by Gregorio del Olmo Lete
  • “The Inaccessible Lexicon of J. F. Schleusner” by Frank A Gosling
  • “Notes on Israelian Hebrew (II)” by Gary A Rendsburg
  • “The Colometry of Hebrew Verse and the Masoretic Accents: Evaluation of a Recent Approach (Part I)” by Raymond de Hoop
  • “Kĕzîb and the Classical Translations” by Yoël L Arbeitman
  • “The Second Bull in Judges 6:25–28” by Dominic Rudman
  • “Qumran Hebrew Syntax in the Perspective of a Theory of Language Change and Diffusion” by Jackie A Naudé
  • “A Note on יתר for Qoheleth” by William H U Anderson
  • “Sun and Moon Marking Time: A Cursory Survey of Exegetical Possibilities in Joshua 10:9–14” by Hennie Kruger
  • “(Cyber)space … “the Final Frontier”. The Future of Ancient Studies in the Digital World” by Sakkie Cornelius & Pierre J Venter
  • “Textual Problems in the Septuagint Version of Proverbs” by Johann Cook
  • “A Cognitive Interpretation of the Emotion of Anger in the Hebrew Bible” by Paul A Kruger
  • Book Reviews
  • “Tobia, Sanballat und die Persische Provinz Juda” by Siegfried Mittmann
  • “Is There a Tripartite Nominal Sentence in Biblical Hebrew?” by Tamar Zewi
  • “The Colometry of Hebrew Verse and the Masoretic Accents: Evaluation of a Recent Approach (Part II)” by Raymond de Hoop
  • “Why did Simeon and Levi Rebuke their Father in Genesis 34:31?” by Joseph Fleishman
  • “The Archeology of Oral Communication. In Search of Spoken Language in the Bible” by Andreas Wagner
  • ““I Will Testify Against Them and Challenge Them”: Text and Interpretation of Hosea 14:9” by Jan A Wagenaar
  • “1 Chron 22:12: The Chronicler in Actu Scribendi” by Piet B Dirksen
  • “Social Justice as Religious Responsibility in Near Eastern Religions: Historic Ideal and Ideological Illusion” by Philip J Nel
  • “The Obscure Combination כבד משׂאה in Isaiah 30:27: Another Description for Anger?” by Paul A Kruger
  • “Lexical Matters in LXX Proverbs” by Johann Cook
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 27

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2001

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Headlessness and Extraposition: Another Look at the Syntax of אשׁר” by Robert Holmstedt
  • “Neologisms in the Septuagint of Ezekiel” by Katrin Hauspie
  • “The Particle כִּי, a Mere Conjunction or Something More?” by Esias Meyer
  • “A Stamp Seal of the Persian Period from Khirbet Salameh (Amman)” by Pierre Bikai & Jürg Eggler
  • “Wisdom—Woman or Angel in Sirach 24?” by Jessie Rogers
  • “Biblical Hebrew Nominal Clause: Definitions of Subject and Predicate” by Tamar Zewi & Christo van der Merwe
  • “The Changing Face of Nubian Religion: The Lion Temples at Musawwarat Es Sufra and Naqa and the Three-Headed and Four-Armed Apedemak” by Christiaan Nel
  • “How Critical is it to be Historically Critical? The Case of the Composition of the Book of Job” by Douglas Lawrie
  • Book Reviews
  • “On the Borderline of Translation Greek Lexicography: The Proper Names” by Natalio Fernández Marcos
  • “Heaven, Earth, Sea, Field and Forest: Unnatural Nature in Ps 96” by Brian Doyle
  • “The Rhetoric and Logic of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs” by Yehoshua Gitay
  • “A Critique of the Standard Interpretations of the Joy Statements in Qoheleth” by William Anderson
  • “A Cognitive Interpretation of the Emotion of Fear in the Hebrew Bible” by Paul A Kruger
  • “The Distribution of Independent Personal Pronouns in Qumran Hebrew” by Jackie A Naude
  • ““May the Whole World Hush in His Presence!” (Habakkuk 2:20b): Communicating the Rhetoric of an Ancient Biblical Text Today” by Ernst R Wendland
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 28

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2002

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “The Greek Renderings of Hebrew Idiomatic Expressions and their Treatment in the Septuagint Lexica” by Cécile Dogniez
  • “Componential Analysis of Meaning and Cognitive Linguistics: Some Prospects for Biblical Hebrew Lexicology” by Gerrit van Steenbergen
  • “The Hofʿal in Biblical Hebrew: Simple Passives, Single Passives and Double Passives—and Reflexives?” by Jan Kroeze
  • “The Contribution of the Daughter Translations to the Lexicography of the Septuagint. With special emphasis on the Sahidic translation of Deuteronomy 1–10” by Kees den Hertog
  • “Beyond Textual Criticism: The Use of the Septuagint in NT Research” by Tim McLay
  • “The Bible and Hypertext Technology: Challenges for Maximizing the Use of a New Type of Technology in Biblical Studies” by Christo van der Merwe
  • “Les Proverbes—La Bible D’Alexandrie” by Johann Cook
  • Book Reviews
  • “Is there any Historiography in the Hebrew Bible? A Hebrew—Greek Comparison” by John van Seters
  • “The other Septuagint: From the letter of Aristeas to the letter of Jeremiah” by Natalio Fernández Marcos
  • “Amos 6:1. Notes on its text and ancient translations” by Josef Lössl
  • “Towards an annotated English translation of the Peshitta” by Moshe Zipor
  • “Hebrew morphology by itself (Part 1)” by Michal Ephratt
  • “Ἐπίχειρον in Greek Jeremiah” by Albert Pietersma
  • “Componential analysis of meaning and cognitive linguistics: Some prospects for biblical Hebrew lexicology (Part 2)” by Gerrit van Steenbergen
  • “The Headings of the Psalms in the Dead Sea Scrolls” by Harry F van Rooy
  • “Job 18:11b: A conceptualisation of the emotion of fear?” by Paul A Kruger
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 29

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2003

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “The Redactor in Biblical Studies: a Nineteenth Century Anachronism” by John van Seters
  • “Cognition and Biblical Documents: Towards Overcoming Theoretical and Methodological Obstacles to Recovering Cultural Worldviews” by Jim Pohlig
  • “Syntactic Structures of Parallelism: a Case Study in Biblical Prophecy” by Francisco Javier del Barco del Barco
  • “Hebrew Morphology by Itself” by Michal Ephratt
  • “לא and אין in Nominal Clauses” by Hans Rechenmacher
  • “Appearing in Zion: the Role of Zion in Psalm 84: From a Linguistic Point of View” by Reinoud Oosting
  • “The Semantic Functions of Embedded Constructions in Biblical Hebrew” by Jan H Kroeze
  • “Moveable Nun and Intrusive Nun: The Nature and Distribution of Verbal Nunation in Joel and Job” by Vincent DeCaen
  • Book Reviews
  • “Over Her Dead Body: The Estranged Woman and the Price of the Promised Land” by Claudia V Camp
  • “The Consonantal Root in Semitic Languages” by Jacobus A Naudé
  • “A Note on Zechariah 1:5” by Dominic Rudman
  • “Rhetoric and Its Limitiations: Job the Dissident X” by Yehoshua Gitay
  • “Vertical Poetics: Interlinear Phonological Parallelism in Psalms” by Nachman Levine
  • “Pidray, Tallay and Arsay in the Baal Cycle” by Steve A Wiggins
  • “Bemerkungen zum griechischen Michabuch aus Anlass des deutschen LXX-Übersetzungsprojekts” by Hermann-Josef Stipp
  • “Ahab’s “Slowly” Walking About: Another Look at 1 Kings 21:27Bβ” by Paul A Kruger
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 30

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2004

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Homage to Siegfried Mittmann
  • Selected Academic Publications of Siegfried Mittmann
  • “Exegesis in the Septuagint” by Johann Cook
  • “A Preliminary Typology for the Female Plaque Figurines and Their Value for the Religion of Ancient Palestine and Jordan” by Sakkie Cornelius
  • “Yahweh, the Israelite High God, Bends Down to Uplift the Downtrodden: Perspectives on the Incomparability of Yahweh in Psalm 113” by Dirk J Human
  • “Another Look at the Psalm Headings: Observations on the Musical Terminology” by Louis C Jonker
  • “A Perspective on the Chronological Framework of Biblical Hebrew” by Jacobus A Naudé
  • “Psalm 19: the Unbearable Lightness of Perfection” by Philip J Nel
  • “Towards a Principled Working Model for Biblical Hebrew Lexicology” by Christo H J van der Merwe
  • “A New Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible” by Harry F van Rooy
  • “Some Observations on Conquest Reports in the Book of Joshua” by Daan N Pienaar
  • “The Formula lәšakkēn šәmô šām and the Centralisation of Worship in Deuteronomy and DH” by John van Seters
  • “Samma’el in Pseudo-Jonathan and the Origin of Evil” by Florentino García Martínez
  • “Kognitive Linguistik und althebräische Lexikographie” by Hans Rechenmacher
  • “Wisdom in Sirach” by Jessie Rogers
  • “Signs of Redactional Development in Some Old Testament Texts and the Translator” by Lénart J de Regt
  • “Towards a Multidimensional Linguistic Database of Biblical Hebrew” by Jan H Kroeze
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 31

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2005

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “The Biblia Hebraica Quinta. An Important Step Forward” by Emanuel Tov
  • “Poetic Fronting in a Wisdom Poetry Text: the Information Structure of Proverbs 7” by Sebastian Floor
  • “The Jacob Cycle Narratively Speaking: The Question of the Extent of the Jacob Cycle in the Book of Genesis” by Alfred Agyenta
  • “Animal Imagery in Psalm 22” by Philip Nel
  • “The Imperfective Meaning of Weqatal in Biblical Hebrew” by David Moomo
  • “A Cognitive Linguistic Methodology for the Study of Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible” by Zacharias Kotzé
  • Reviews
  • “The Poetics of the Book of Obadiah” by M B Dick
  • “Lost in Translation: Designation, Identification and Classification of Flora in Translated Biblical Hebrew Texts” by J S du Toit & J A Naudé
  • “Menschliche Hybris und göttliche Macht. Dan 4 LXX und Dan 4 Th im Vergleich” by H-D Neef
  • “Testing-testing, Do We Have a Translated Text in Daniel 1 and Daniel 7?” by H J M van Deventer
  • “The Setting of the makkeph in an Idea-cluster: On Homonymy and Metonymy” by A Lamprecht
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 32

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2006

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Editing Proverbs: the Challenge of the Oxford Hebrew Bible” by Michael V Fox
  • “Silence as a Response in Biblical Hebrew Narrative: Strategies of Speakers and Narrators” by Cynthia L Miller
  • ““Wüste” im Hohenlied (Cant)” by Detlef Jericke
  • “M1’s Massoretic Appendices: a New Description” by E Martín Contreras
  • “The Syriac Usage of the Term “Life” for “Salvation” Reconsidered” by Giovanni Lenzi
  • “Towards a More Theoretical Understanding of Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary” by Jeremy Thompson
  • “The Syntax of Parallelism in Isaiah and the Minor Prophets: A Comparative Study” by F Javier del Barco & M Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos-Zarzosa
  • Reviews
  • “The Royal Funeral in Ancient Syria: a Comparative View on the Tombs in the Palaces of Qatna, Kumidi and Ugarit” by Herbert Niehr
  • “Die Hellenistische Mauerinschrift von Gadara (Umm Qēs) und die Seleukidisch Dynastische Toponymie Palästinas” by Siegfried Mittmann
  • “Of Proverbs, Metaphors and Platitudes” by Douglas Lawrie
  • “Pragmatic Effects of Semantically Redundant Anchoring Expressions in Biblical Hebrew Narrative” by Steven E Runge
  • “Samson and Delilah in a Newly Found Inscription?” by Erasmus Gass
  • “The Analogies Between the David-Bathsheba Affair and the Naboth Narrative” by Michael Avioz
  • Book Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 33

  • Editors: Ferdinand Etienne Deist, Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, and Izak Cornelius
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2007

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Free and yet faithful: on the translation technique of LXX Exod 7:14–11:10” by Bénédicte Lemmelijn
  • “The Qatal verb form and the conjunction אוֹ in Biblical Hebrew” by Anne Garber Kompaoré
  • “A computer-assisted exploration of the semantic role frameworks in Genesis 1:1–2:3” by Jan H Kroeze
  • “The use of the epithet יהוה צבאות in Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi” by Danie F O’Kennedy
  • “Aspects of the principle of ‘Parallelism’ in Hebrew poetry” by Ernst R Wendland
  • Reviews
  • ““Out of the Mouth of Babes and Sucklings You have Founded Strength …” (Ps 8:3): Did Children Serve as Prophetic Mediums in Biblical Times?” by Meir Malul
  • “The Semantic Fields of Seeing and Oral Communication in the Joseph Narrative” by Talia Sutskover
  • “Syntactic Evidence for a Clausal Adverb הלא in Biblical Hebrew” by Adina Moshavi
  • “אָכֵן” by W. Randall Garr
  • “A New Proposal for an Old Crux in Ezek 2:6” by Harry van Rooy
  • ““I and your people:” Syntax and Dialogue in Exod 33” by Eep Talstra
  • “The Syntactic Function of Negative Particles in Biblical Hebrew and English Bible Translations” by Tamar Zewi
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 34

  • Editors: Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, and Christo van der Merwe
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 270

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “The Hebrew Participle and Stative in Typological Perspective” by John Cook
  • “Suffering from Formlessness—the Prohibition of Images in Exilic Times” by Matthias Köckert
  • “Prospective Weqatal in Biblical Hebrew: Dubious Cases or Unidentified Category?” by Tania Notarius
  • “Etymothesis and Fallacy: On Carrots and the Liver” by Ephraim Nissan
  • “Hebrew Verb Forms in Prose and in Some Poetic and Prophetic Passages: Aspect, Sequentiality, Mood and Cognitive Proximity” by Lénart de Regt
  • “Bibliography of the Nominal Clause in the Semitic Languages with Special Attention to All Levels of Hebrew” by Tamar Zewi and Emily Lev
  • Reviews
  • “The Relative Clause in Canaanite Epigraphic Texts” by Robert Holmstedt
  • “Der Ort des Mose nach Deuteronomium 1:1” by Detlef Jericke
  • “The Rebuilding of the Wall of Jerusalem: Neh. 2:1–9 and the Use of Zoroastrian Principles” by Joseph Fleishman
  • “The Distinction between Story and Discourse in the Analysis of Biblical Narrative” by Ronald van der Bergh
  • “Stress and Syntax; Music and Meaning: The Purpose and Function of the Masoretic Accentuation System” by Raymond de Hoop
  • “Two Peculiarities of Niphal Participles in Biblical Hebrew” by Aaron Rubin
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 35

  • Editors: Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, and Christo van der Merwe
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 268

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “Die Perikope vom ‘Neuen Bund’ (Jer. 31:31–34) im Masoretischen und Alexandrinischen Jeremiabuch. Zu Adrian Schenkers These von der ‘Theologie der drei Bundesschlüsse’” by H-J Stipp
  • “Traces of Deuteronomic Influence in the Septuagint: A Text-Critical Analysis of Exodus 33:1–6” by Hans Ausloos
  • “Toward an LXX Hermeneutic” by Randall X. Gauthier
  • “Interactive Network Graphs of Biblical Hebrew Data” by Jan H. Kroeze, et al.
  • “The Divine Title ‘Fisherman’ in Jer. 16:16” by Sang Youl Cho
  • Reviews
  • “Twisting Traditions: Programmatic Absence-Theology for the Northern Kingdom in 1 Kgs. 12:26–33 (the ‘Sin of Jeroboam’)” by Angelika Berlejung
  • “Diachronic Aspects of Narrative Wayhi in Biblical Hebrew” by Jan Joosten
  • “Recognition of Children in Ancient Near Eastern Law” by Joseph Fleishman
  • “The Divorcée—A Liminal Entity in Israelite Society in the Biblical Period” by Nachum Avraham
  • “Love, Hate, and Self-Identity in Malachi: A New Perspective to Mal. 1:1–5 and 2:10–16” by Elie Assis
  • Reviews

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 36/1

  • Editors: Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, and Christo van der Merwe
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 162

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “There Is Nothing Better Than More! Texts and Images on Amulet 1 from Arslan Tash” by Angelika Berlejung
  • “Definiteness and the Vocative in Biblical Hebrew” by Cynthia L. Miller
  • “‘Is That Your Voice, My Son David?’ Conducive Questions in Biblical Hebrew” by Adina Moshavi
  • “A Pluralist Approach to the Philosophical Analysis of the Concept of Generic אל-hood  in the Hebrew Bible” by Jaco Gericke
  • “Recognition of Children in Ancient Near Eastern Law (Part Two)” by Joseph Fleishman
  • Reviews
  • “Linguistic Dating of Biblical Hebrew Texts: The Chronology and Typology Debate” by J. A. Naudé
  • “Albright’s Legacy? Homogeneity in the Introduction of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Public” by Jaqueline S. du Toit and Jason Kalman
  • “The Prefixed Perfective in the Construction אָז יִקְטֹל and Its Later Replacement by the Long Prefixed Verbal Form: A Syntactic and Text-Critical Analysis” by Yigal Bloch
  • “Short Notes on the Value of the Septuagint and Vulgate for the Interpretation of Lamentations 1:1” by Gideon Kotzé
  • “Hebrew Acrostic Poems and Their Vocabulary Stock” by Michael B. Shepherd
  • “Marked Word Order in the Book of Joel” by C. H. J. van der Merwe and Ernst R. Wendland

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 37

  • Editors: Paul A. Kruger, Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, and Christo van der Merwe
  • Publisher: University of Stellenbosch
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 236

This issue contains the following articles:

  • “More Transformations in Biblical Studies: Changing Tendencies in Reading the Book of Qohelet” by Hans Debel
  • “Manie van den Heever, and Bertus van Rooy, Just How Literal Is the King James Version? ” by Jan Kroeze
  • “Jewish Necromancy by Means of Human Skulls and Bones and the Biblical (ידעוני ,אבו(ות, and תרפים”  Meir Malul
  • “Mal. 2:16A, Hebrew כִּי, and the Proper Condemnation of Divorce” by John Elwolde
  • “‘A Message from the King . . .’ Some Remarks on an Edomite Ostracon from Horvat ‘Uza” by Bob Becking and Meindert Dijkstra
  • “The BH Weqatal. A Homogenous Form with No Haphazard Functions (Part One)” by Alexander Andrason
  • “Total or Partial Assimilation of Derivational-*T (ת) in the Biblical Hebrew Hitpa‘el?” by Jeremy M. Hutton
  • “The Social Pragmatics of Two Forms of Directive Speech in Biblical Hebrew” by Perry Oakes
  • “On Partitative מן and -ב in Biblical Hebrew” by Mikhal Oren
  • “What Does Maktîr Allude to in Habakkuk 1:4?” by Aron Pinker
  • Reviews

About the Editors

Johann Cook is an Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch. He received his M.A. in Semitic languages and Greek and his D.Litt. 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 M.A. in Semitic languages, his M.Th. in Old Testament, his M.Phil. in technology-enhanced language teaching, and his D.Litt. 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.

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