By John A. Emerton

The overseas association for the examine of the outdated testomony, which had formerly held all its Congresses in Europe, went open air that continent for the 1st time in 1986 and visited the land the place many of the occasions recorded within the previous testomony happened. The Congress used to be held from 24 to 29 August lower than the Presidency of Professor Benjamin Mazar on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, and the remaining dinner party used to be held within the Knesset. The Secretary of the Congress used to be Professor Avi Hurvitz, additionally of the Hebrew college, assisted through Mrs Janet Amitai with nice potency. these attending the Congress got the chance to determine locations of biblical curiosity, either on a trip to websites of archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem through the Congress and on box journeys and an expedition ahead of and after. additionally, there has been a trip to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the publication, which include lots of significance for biblical students. there have been additionally invites to go to the nationwide and collage Library, the British institution of Archaeology in Jerusalem, and the Nelson Glueck college of Biblical Archaeology of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith. As traditional, students from many nations attended the Congress, and it was once fulfilling quantity from japanese Europe have been capable of be present.
This quantity includes many of the papers learn on the Congress. Professor James Barr's paper, "The distribution of plene and faulty spellings within the Masoretic textual content: its contribution to the learn of textual content and language", doesn't look right here simply because its material will shape a part of the book of his Schweich Lectures on the British Academy in 1986.

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Denn jede Sozialgeschichte Israels wird von der Einordnung dieses Buches abhangen, ferner liegt hier das Dokument einer radikalen YHWH-alone-Verehrung vor, deren Alter in Israel heute so umstritten ist. 2 Gibt es auf die Frage nach dem Alter viele und gegensatzliche Antworten, so ist die nach seinem institutionellen Ort bisher kaum wirk1 Dazu vgl. S. M. Paul, Studies in the Book oj the Covenant in the Light oj Cuneiform and Biblical Law, SVT 18 (1970), S. 3ff. 2 Zur Diskussion im AnschluB an M.

Biblical Hebrew was explicable by rabbinic Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. While scholars could be of different persuasions within the various developing channels of historic Judaism, both Karaites and Rabbanites participated. Perhaps Karaites were more creatively constructive because of their guiding slogan "search well in the Tora". The first dictionary we know of today was written by a Karaite: Kitab GamiC al-Alfa~ by David ben Avraham alFai;>i. By that time Arabic philology was already at an advanced stage.

Rag, who had independently read the legend of the coin correctly, came to the same conclusion. 10 I also proposed a second haplography in the list of high priests of Jerusalem. anan, son of )Elyasib (Ezra x 6; Neh. xii 23) and a Yoyada C son of )Elyasib a contemporary of Nehemiah. Scholars, assuming that the )Elyasib in each patronymic is the same high priest, drew the conclusion that the missions of Ezra and Nehemiah must be reversed in time, placing Ezra after Nehemiah. Other arguments were brought to bear on the question, but this was the lynchpin.

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