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Laura S. Lieber

, 1.2 Late Antiquity was an age of spectacle. It was a time of chariot races and pantomime shows, of athletic competitions and celebratory triumphs, of public festivals and religious pageantry. Theatres, amphitheatres, and hippodromes dotted civic spaces in towns large and small; diverse communities


Nathalie LaCoste

thunderbolts. These last provided a most marvelous spectacle, for they ran through the hail, their natural antagonist, and yet did not melt it nor were quenched by it, but unchanged coursed up and down and kept guard over the hail. Mos . 1.118 The weather here is the normal weather of Egypt. There is a

Aaron Michael Butts

realised as a voiceless dental stop or a voiceless dental fricative, e.g., ἀθλητής ( PGL 46; LSJ 32) > ‮ ܐܬܠܝܛܐ ‬‎ ʾtlyṭʾ ‘athlete, fighter’ ( LS 2 55; SL 111–112) and θέατρον ( LSJ 787) > ‮ ܬܐܛܪܘܢ ‬‎ tʾṭrwn ‘theater; spectacle’ ( LS 2 813; SL 1618). Greek θ is also represented by the

M. Mannati

participants; le psalmiste parle du spectacle qu'il a devant les yeux, de ces hommes qui apportent leur ble et leur vin. Ce spectacle lui met la joie au coeur parce que la recolte a 6t6 bonne; aussi, parce qu'il aura part personnellement aux biens de Yahv6, car il est sans doute un levite (cf. Ps. xxiii 5

Athalya Brenner

according to the divine self-image ? To conclude: the vagueness of God's answer is probably deliberate, based on the assumption that, on the primary level, Job's spiritual and emotional needs are appeased by the spectacle of the theophany itself and by God's protestations and demonstrations of might. And

Othniel Margalith

was certainly a humiliating spectacle and contrary to the commandment "...neither shall a man put on a woman's garment" (Deut. xxii 5). The biblical story is not only unrealistic, it is also inconsistent with ' See the moving scene in Sophocles' Trachiniae 900-31. 64 itself. Samson dallies three

M. Cohen

le mem suf- fixal, marque ordinaire du pluriel masculin, pour obtenir un enonce parfaitement limpide, a savoir )aššürîm Cattâ sebäbûnî "Les Assyriens a present m'environnent". Nous y voyons le cri d'angoisse du psalmiste au spectacle du siege mis devant la metro- pole par les forces de Sennacherib. A


. Gen 24:14) derives from the spectacle of a darkening sky: heavy thunderclouds develope in preparation for yhwh’s descent (cf. Ps 18:12; Isa 63:19b). 5) Th us resp. e.g. K. D. Seybold in P. W. Flint–P. D. Miller (eds.), Th e Book of Psalms: Composi- tion and Reception (VTSup 99; Leiden etc., 2005), p

David A. Bosworth

exclusive. First, poets may have preferred not to overuse the motif lest it lose its power by constant application. Second, because weeping is a powerful attachment behavior and tears can be faked, humans have ways of defending themselves from the powerful spectacle of a person in tears. Sometimes tears