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In this paper, the problem of the provenance and location of the Deuteronomistic History is examined from the perspective of the social location of the carriers of the Deuteronomistic tradition. After reviewing a sociological model of power politics in ancient aristocratic states, the paper...
This study investigates whether a structural combination of one of the most exegeti cally challenging sections in Ecclesiastes (11.7-12.8) with a section that has received less attention (11.1-6) might produce a better reading and understanding of both. Such a combination is suggested by the...
The story of Cain and Abel is a concise short story marked by an elliptic use of language. A narrative study of the actions of the three protagonists YHWH, Cain and Abel demonstrates that the actions of (not) looking are the main ones. These actions are all concerned with the theme of...
The Moabite city Kir Hareseth has long been identified with Kerak, a site 18 miles south of the Wadi Mujib on the east side of the Dead Sea. This identification dates back to C. Vitringa's 1714 commentary on Isaiah, and is based primarily on the Targum rendering of Kir Moab in Isa. 15.1 as...
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