In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: Marjo Korpel

Abstract

Study of the unit delimitation in a number of ancient manuscripts lends extra support to the view that the speaker of the lament in Jer 4:19-21 is Lady Zion and that Jer 4:22 is a later addition.

In: Vetus Testamentum
In: Religious Stories in Transformation: Conflict, Revision and Reception
In: Psalms and Prayers
In: The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesis

Abstract

This contribution shows that religious intolerance in the ancient Near East was not confined to the monotheistic religions, but was also widespread in polytheistic milieus. Egypt and Mesopotamia justified their aggressive behaviour towards their weaker neighbours by invoking divine authorisation of their acts. Religious intolerance was expressed in many ways, from mockery of other gods to the destruction of their temples and cult images.

In: Intolerance, Polemics, and Debate in Antiquity
In: Playing with Leviathan: Interpretation and Reception of Monsters from the Biblical World
In: Reflections on the Silence of God
In: The Silent God
In: The Silent God