Hebrew Bible and Ancient Versions: Selected Essays of Robert P. Gordon

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Religion - 375 pages
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Robert Gordon gathers together his most important essays on the Old Testament and on the ancient versions, adding an introduction which gives background comment and reflections on each essay. The Old Testament essays are divided into three groups: The Narrative Tradition, Prophecy from East to West, and Across, Behind and Beyond the Text. The essays on the ancient versions are divided into two sections: The Text and the Versions and The Targums, Chiefly to the Prophets.
  

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Contents

Narrative Analogy in 1 Samuel 2426
5
Narrative Art in the Old Testament
22
WordPlay and VerseOrder in 1 Samuel xxiv 58
33
Compositeness Conflation and the Pentateuch
47
Who Made the Kingmaker? Reflections on Samuel and the Institution
57
Wisdom in Old Testament Narrative Traditions
70
Gibeonite Ruse and Israelite Curse in Joshua 9
80
A Story of Two Paradigm Shifts
101
History or Midrash?
213
Source Study in 1 Kings XII 24ana
233
the MT and Versions at 2 Samuel xx 1819
242
Provenance Perspective and Translation Technique
250
Converse Translation in the Targums and Beyond
263
Robert Lowth and the Book of Isaiah in Particular
278
The Targums Chiefly to the Prophets
293
Alexander Sperber and the Study of the Targums
295

Prophecy at Man and in Ancient Israel
120
Where Have All the Prophets Gone? The Disappearing Israelite
132
Present Trends and Future Directions
149
the Philistines in the Old Testament
157
A Response
169
Comparativism and the God of Israel
180
Two Passages in Hebrews against the Background of the Old Testament Cultus
197
Ancient Versions
198
The Text and the Versions
211
The Targumists as Eschatologists
303
Terra Sancta and the Territorial Doctrine of the Targum to the Prophets
317
Contemporizing in the Targum to the Prophets
327
Dialogue and Disputation in the Targum to the Prophets
338
The Ephraimite Messiah and the Targums to Zechariah 12 10
347
Index of Biblical References
357
Index of Authors Cited
367
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About the author (2006)

Robert P. Gordon is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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