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This article proposes that in Gen. 14—15 Abram is presented like the precursor of David. This point assumes the substitution in Psalms 105—106 of the Patriarchs and their descendants for the dynasty. In the reintegration of the Davidic dynasty in the perspective of salvation, David is...
R.N. Whybray suggests in his NCBC Commentary that Qohelet points to the ‘apparent randomness of nature’ in Eccl. 11.3b (his italics). This article argues that randomness of nature (in this study, the ‘variation of nature’) is more significant, in vv. 1, 4 and 6 of the passage. The feature...
In spite of the genealogical exclusion of non-Israelites evidenced throughout Ezra—Nehemiah, numerous scholars find strategies of inclusivism within the work. In particular, Ezra 6.19-21 and Neh. 10.29-30 have been understood to envision the incorporation of outsiders into the Golah group....
The term limmûdîm (attested in Isa. 8.16, and then 50.4a, 4c; 54.13) serves as a literary ligature between the messages of the eighth-century prophet in Jerusalem and his descendants who ministered in sixth-century Babylonia. The term further points to the role of the sixth-century prophets as...
In this article, the stories of Balaam’s donkey (num. 22.22-35) and the man of God from Judah (1 Kgs 13) are analyzed independently and are also compared for similarities. Features that are common to both accounts include: the importance of the word of YHWH, the employment of animals as...
The influence of the Babylonian golah on the redaction of the biblical material is widely attested. This article suggests that the redaction of Genesis 14 addresses specific diaspora concerns, and for this reason should be located within a diaspora setting. In light of this, Genesis 14 is...
The linguistic and textual examination of the seven usages of the verb אדב in Genesis 1 leads to the conclusion that the verb אדב in Genesis 1 does not mean ‘to create’ but ‘to separate’. This hypothesis is subsequently tested against external evidence from cognate literature in...
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