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Edited by Hans Ausloos

Almost 75 years ago, the first volume of Oudtestamentische studiën/Old Testament Studies (OTS) was published by Brill (Leiden). Originally, this series published on behalf of the Society for Old Testament Studies in the Netherlands. From 2009 on, OTS publishes on behalf of the Societies for Old Testament Studies in the Netherlands and Belgium (OTW), South Africa (OTSSA), the United Kingdom and Ireland (SOTS).
The series presents high quality volumes – both monographs and edited volumes – on linguistic, textual, historical and theological topics pertaining to the Old Testament.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Ben Ollenburger

discoursing old testament theology 617 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2003 Biblical Interpretation 11, 3/4 Also available online – DISCOURSING OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY BEN C. OLLENBURGER Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries “The Old Testament is a theological book. Hence, a

J.K. Elliott

contributor and one who typically writes on Old Testament citations in early Christian literature, including the New Testament. The name of the co-editor of wunt 286, Siegfried Kreuzer, has his name misspelled on its contents page (p.vii). The subtitles to the volumes do not reveal the full riches of

Reading Scripture in the Old Testament

Deuteronomy 9-10; 31 – 2 Kings 22-23 – Jeremiah 36 – Nehemiah 8


René Venema

This study concentrates on four narratives in the Old Testament in which books, especially the Book of the Torah, play a key role: Deuteronomy 9-10 and 31:24-26, 2 Kings 22-23, Jeremiah 36, and Nehemiah 8.
In the first part of this book the composition of the texts are analysed. In the second part, which has the title 'Re-reading', the various connections and references are listed and evaluated. The conclusion is that the position of the Book of the Torah is strategic: it connects the component parts of the canon of the Old Testament into a whole.
This study is a major contribution to the theology of the Old Testament, because it demonstrates how a detailed literary analysis may lead to a better understanding of the structure of the canon.

Newness in Old Testament Prophecy

An Intertextual Study


Henk Leene

In Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study Henk Leene examines the relations between the new song raised in the Psalms, the new things concealed in Deutero-Isaiah, the new heaven and the new earth announced in Trito-Isaiah, Ezekiel’s new heart and the new spirit, and the envisioned new creation and new covenant in Jeremiah. Where these promises were mainly linked form-critically, Henk Leene assumes their direct literary relations. In what direction does the one promise allude to the other, and how do such allusions draw us into a continuing intertextual dialogue on Israel’s expectations about the future?

Most challenging is Leene’s conclusion that Jeremiah’s promise of the new covenant presumes the newness passages from both Ezekiel and Isaiah.

The Old Testament in Its World

Papers Read at the Winter Meeting, January 2003 - The Society for Old Testament Study and at the Joint Meeting, July 2003 - The Society for Old Testament Study and Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België


Edited by Robert Gordon and Johannes de Moor

Discoveries in sites revealing the ancient cultures of the Near East and Greece have contributed much to a better understanding of the Old Testament. As new finds constantly add new information, this precious evidence has to be (re)evaluated time and again. In this volume members of the Society for Old Testament Study in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as members of the `Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap' in the Netherlands and Belgium join forces to undertake this demanding task. Egyptian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-Hittite, Aramaic and Greek texts are inspected in order to establish whether or not they are relevant to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible.

Edited by Bas ter Haar Romeny and Wido Th. van Peursen

The Peshitta, the Syriac translation of the Old Testament, was made on the basis of the Hebrew text during the second century CE, whilst some books outside the Hebrew canon may have been translated at a later stage on the basis of a Greek text. It is an important source for our knowledge of the text of the Old Testament. Its language is also of great interest to linguists. Moreover, as Bible of the Syriac Churches it is used in sermons, commentaries, poetry, prayers, and hymns. Many terms specific to the spirituality of the Syriac Churches have their origins in this ancient and reliable version. The present edition, published by the Peshitta Institute of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on behalf of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, is the first scholarly edition of this text. It presents the evidence of all known ancient manuscripts and gives full introductions to the individual books.

The series published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years (update 2017).


Robert C. Hill

In the period between the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon in the fourth and fifth centuries, the faithful in the churches of the ecclesiastical district of Antioch were the beneficiaries of the ministry of the Word from distinguished pastors.
Included in this ministry were homilies on the Old Testament by John Chrysostom and written commentaries by his mentor Diodore and his fellow student Theodore, and later by Theodoret. Though the biblical text was admittedly Jewish in origin, "the text and the meaning are ours," claimed Chrysostom; and the great bulk of extant remains reveals the pastoral priority given to this often obscure material.
Students and exegetes of the Old Testament and its individual authors and books will be introduced here to Antioch¹s distinctive approach and interpretation by commentators reading their local form of the Greek Bible.
In the course of this survey, readers will gain an insight also into Antioch¹s worldview and its approach to the person of Jesus, to soteriology, morality and spirituality.

Donald E. Gowan

89 Brueggemann's Old Testament Theology: A Review Article Donald E. Gowan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania There is a sameness about Old Testament theologies that makes the reading of most of them more a chore than a treat. The subject-matter will be about the same in every book-will it not

Koehler and Baumgartner

Edited by Koehler and Baumgartner

The publication of the first edition of A Bilingual Dictionary of the Hebrew and Aramaic Old Testament by Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner in 1953 marked a major event in Old Testament studies. It presented a vast treasure of lexicographical material, with renderings into both German and English. Its publication superseded at once all other existing dictionaries, mostly stemming from the 19th century.
The Dictionary offered for the first time a strictly alphabetical order of entries, rather than a simple arrangement by roots. This feature not only saved the scholar much time and work, it also set the standard for future lexicographical work on the Old Testament.
In 1958 a new, expanded edition was published which included an extensive supplement. Many reprints have followed since, all following the original presentation of a dictionary and supplement in two separate volumes. To this very day the Dictionary remains the only complete and comprehensive English-German dictionary of the Old Testament.
This new impression of the Dictionary is published in one handy volume, meeting the needs of many scholars and students.
Originally published as Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros, 1953-1983