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Title Hebrew Bible and ancient versions : selected essays of Robert P. Gordon.
Publisher Aldershot, England : Ashgate
Creation Date c2006
Content David's rise and Saul's demise: narrative analogy in 1 Samuel 24-26 -- Simplicity of the highest cunning: narrative art in the Old Testament -- Word-play and verse-order in 1 Samuel xxiv 5-8 -- Covenant and apology in 2 Samuel 3 -- Compositeness, conflation and the Pentateuch -- Who made the kingmaker?: reflections on Samuel and the institution of the monarchy -- A house divided: wisdom in Old Testament narrative traditions -- Gibeonite ruse and Israelite curse in Joshua 9 -- A story of two paradigm shifts -- From Mari to Moses: prophecy at Mari and in ancient Israel -- Where have all the prophets gone? The "disappearing" Israelite prophet against the background of ancient Near Eastern prophecy -- Present trends and future directions -- The ideological foe: the Philistines in the Old Testament -- A warranted version of historical biblical criticism?: a response to Alvin Plantinga -- "Comparativism" and the God of Israel -- Better promises: two passages in Hebrews against the background of the Old Testament cultus -- The second Septuagint account of Jeroboam: history or midrash? -- Source study in 1 Kings XII -- The variable wisdom of Abel: The MT and versions at 2 Samuel xx 18-19 -- The Syriac Old Testament: provenance, perspective and translation technique -- "Converse translation" in the Targums and beyond -- The legacy of Lowth: Robert Lowth and the book of Isaiah in particular -- Alexander Sperber and the study of the Targums -- The Targumists as eschatologists -- Terra Sancta and the territorial doctrine of the Targum to the prophets -- Targum as midrash: contemporizing in the Targum to the prophets -- Dialogue and disputation in the Targum to the prophets -- The Ephraimite Messiah and the Targum(s) to Zechariah 12.10.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Society for Old Testament Study monographs
Format xxxi, 375 pages
25 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN0754656179
System Number 990025398490205171

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