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Michael Carasik

happened. Scott Noegel devoted an entire monograph to the subject of Janus parallelism in the book of Job, adding a full 49 occurrences of the technique to two that had been identified earlier by other scholars. 14 Yet he did not mention this one; the first he notes (39-41) is in Job 3:23-24. He did not

Solomon’s Vineyard

Literary and Linguistic Studies in the Song of Songs


Scott Noegel and Gary A. Rendsburg

This monograph includes four lengthy studies on the Song of Songs, which together identify the northern dialect of the poetry, focus on the literary devices of alliteration and variation, and propose that the composition is akin to medieval Arabic hija’ and tašbīb (or invective) poetic genres, aimed at critiquing the king and his court. The authors conclude that the poem was written during the period of the two monarchies, probably circa 900 B.C.E., somewhere in northern Israel, with the goal of censuring King Solomon and his descendants on the throne in Jerusalem.


Edited by Klaas Smelik and Karolien Vermeulen

In this volume twelve contributions discuss the relevance, accuracy, potential, and possible alternatives to a literary reading of ancient Jewish writings, especially the Hebrew Bible. Drawing on different academic fields (biblical studies, rabbinic studies, and literary studies) and on various methodologies (literary criticism, rhetorical criticism, cognitive linguistics, historical criticism, and reception history), the essays form a state-of-the-art overview of the current use of the literary approach toward ancient Jewish texts. The volume convincingly shows that the latest approaches to a literary reading can still enhance our understanding of these texts.

Marian Broida

to mantic texts; the second is what Scott Noegel calls the “punning hermeneutic.” 19 With regard to both features, Dan 5:25-28 is closer to Mesopotamian than to pre-exilic biblical usage, but has ties to the latter as well. Lemma-Citation Style Common to the interpretation of legal and mantic

Sarah Zhang

: Eerdmans, 1993), p. 41; Longman, The Song of Songs , p. 117; Dianne Bergant, The Song of Songs (Collegeville: Liturgical, 2001), p. 31; Exum, Song of Songs , p. 128; Scott Noegel and Gary A. Rendsburg, Solomon’s Vineyard: Literary and Linguistic Studies in the Song of Songs (Atlanta: SBL, 2009), p


Marieke Dhont

Gammie, “Septuagint of Job,” 13–31. 137 Scott Noegel, “Wordplay and Translation Technique in the Septuagint of Job,” Aula Orientalis 14 (1995): 33–44; Scott Noegel, Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job (JSOTSup 223; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996). 138 See the review of Noegel’s book by

“And It Was in the Dwelling of Rabbi Joshua bar Peraḥiah”

Notes on the Anti-Demonic Geṭ in the Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Incantation Bowls

Daniel J. Frim

, e.g., Michael Morony, “Magic and Society in Late Sasanian Iraq,” in Scott Noegel, Joel Walker, and Brannon Wheeler, eds., Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003), pp. 83–107, as well as discussions in Shaul

Alex P. Jassen

; ancient commentaries; Daniel 1 I am grateful to Scott Noegel for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this article. 364 A. P. Jassen / Dead Sea Discoveries 19 (2012) 363–398 1. Introduction The pesharim are a collection of seventeen previously unknown commen- taries on scriptural prophetic books. 2

Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen

Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late Antiquity . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Smith , Jonathan Z. 2003 . “ Here, There, and Anywhere .” In Scott Noegel , Joel Walker , and Brannon Wheeler (eds.), Prayer, Magic, and the Stars, in the Ancient and Late

Jonathan Grossman

facets of the multilayered text. According to the accepted structure, the seventh plague—the plague of hail—opens the final unit, as Sarna wrote, “The third and final triad of plagues now begins.” 7 In Scott Noegel’s extensive study on the plague of hail he noted several characteristics which