Reading From Right to Left (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
This work adopts the direction of the Hebrew script as a metaphor for the cultural transformation involved in every act of biblical interpretation. It is a concern that has been evident in much of the work of David Clines, to...
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This work adopts the direction of the Hebrew script as a metaphor for the cultural transformation involved in every act of biblical interpretation. It is a concern that has been evident in much of the work of David Clines, to whom this volume was presented on his 65th birthday. Clines, who has been associated with the Department of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield for the whole of his scholarly career, and who was one of the founders and directors of Sheffield Academic Press for 25 years. The volume includes thirty-seven essays from established scholars around the world, covering topics including the Pentateuch prophecy, wisdom, ancient Israelite history, Greek tragedy and the ideology of biblical scholarship.
Thirty-seven essays from established scholars around the world covering topics including the Pentateuch, prophecy, wisdom, ancient Israelite history, Greek tragedy and the ideology of biblical scholarship make up this interesting and varied collection in honor of David J.A. Clines. Several of the contributors interact with ideas prominent in the work of David J.A. Clines of the University of Sheffield, to whom the volume is dedicated.
Hugh G M Williamson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge; D.D., University of Oxford; F.B.A.,) is Regius Professor of Hebrew at University of Oxford, Christ Church and within the Faculty of Oriental Studies. He has recently completed the highly acclaimed Isaiah 1-5 (International Critical Commentary Series) and the award winning Ezra-Nehemiah (Word Bible Commentary).
Other publications include Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah; Israel in the Books of Chronicles (Cambridge); 1 and 2 Chronicles (New Century Bible) and The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiahs Role in Composition and Redaction.
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J. Cheryl Exum is professor of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in England, and is the director of Sheffield Phoenix Press. She is the author of numerous scholarly works on the Hebrew Bible including Scripture and Other Artifacts (WJK).