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Reading Isaiah (review)

Reading Isaiah (review) around the fact that Ugaritic 1 does not in this word correspond etymologically to Akkadian S. Indeed, the Ugaritic verb Srr, which is cognate to Akkadian Sarratu 'queen,' occurs as the "B" word to mlk 'to reign' (see, e.g., M. Held, Leshonenu 18 [1953]: 148). Greenfield's suggestion reminds us, too, that a comprehensive comparative study of all sibilant and (inter)dental correspondences in early Semitic languages is still a desideratum. It would be most appropriate if a volume in honor of Francis Anderson stimulated ever more probing research into the many perplexing areas of biblical Hebrew and cognate languages. Edward L. Greenstein Jewish Theological Seminary of America New York. NY 10027 READING ISAIAH. By Edgar W. Conrad. Overtures in Biblical Theology. pp. xiv + 185. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991. Paper. The past decade and a half has seen great changes in the field of Isaiah studies as scholars have begun to question the aims and methods of earlier forms of historical-critical scholarship which emphasized the recovery of the "authentic" words of the eighth-century prophet, Isaiah ben Amoz. Whereas past scholarship considered Isaiah 1-39 and Isaiah 40-55/56-66 as separate books and interpreted them accordingly, recent works have emphasized the need to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

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around the fact that Ugaritic 1 does not in this word correspond etymologically to Akkadian S. Indeed, the Ugaritic verb Srr, which is cognate to Akkadian Sarratu 'queen,' occurs as the "B" word to mlk 'to reign' (see, e.g., M. Held, Leshonenu 18 [1953]: 148). Greenfield's suggestion reminds us, too, that a comprehensive comparative study of all sibilant and (inter)dental correspondences in early Semitic languages is still a desideratum. It would be most appropriate if a volume in honor of Francis Anderson stimulated ever more probing research into the many perplexing areas of biblical Hebrew and cognate languages. Edward L. Greenstein Jewish Theological Seminary of America New York. NY 10027 READING ISAIAH. By Edgar W. Conrad. Overtures in Biblical Theology. pp. xiv + 185. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991. Paper. The past decade and a half has seen great changes in the field of Isaiah studies as scholars have begun to question the aims and methods of earlier forms of historical-critical scholarship which emphasized the recovery of the "authentic" words of the eighth-century prophet, Isaiah ben Amoz. Whereas past scholarship considered Isaiah 1-39 and Isaiah 40-55/56-66 as separate books and interpreted them accordingly, recent works have emphasized the need to

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Oct 5, 1992

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