SHORT NOTES STATISTICS AND SOURCECRITICISM In a recent article, M. P. Weitzman has presented criticisms of three of my articles on applications of Statistics to Old Testament studies and may also be thought to have cast doubt on the validity of statistical methods generally in this field (see
VERB FREQUENCY AND SOURCECRITICISM by M. P. WEITZMAN London I Statistical methods, which, it is claimed, can show whether a passage is composite, and, if so, distinguish its constituent parts, and can also differentiate between oral and written material, have been proposed by Ronald E. Bee 1
METHOD IN PENTATEUCHAL SOURCECRITICISM by G. J. WENHAM Cheltenham Sourcecriticism of the Pentateuch has often been a subject of controversy. Rarely have the different approaches to the topic been. more clearly illustrated than by the recent publications of two of the best known British Old
The Hanse, an organization of towns and traders in medieval and early modern Europe,
was a unique phenomenon. At the same time, it was embedded in the northern European urban and mercantile culture. The contributions in this volume therefore seek to highlight the atypical features of the Hanse, and place them in a wider context of common roots, influences and parallel developments. New research is presented on the origin and growth of the Hanse, the organization of trade, legal history, interaction with non-Hansards and transitions in the Hanse in the early modern period. Moreover, the historiography of the Hanse, problems of source criticism and possibilities for future research are discussed. The volume is an inspiring guide to Hanse studies.
Contributors are Carsten Jahnke, Edda Frankot, Sofia Gustafsson, James M. Murray, Mike Burkhardt, Marie-Louise Pelus-Kaplan, Stuart Jenks, and Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz.
families as his clients. In this particular case the intention may have been to procure adherents in Judaean circles just as later-on David bought himself support from leading Judaeans. Copenhagen N. P. LEMCHE AN OBSERVATION ON SOURCE-CRITICISM OF THE PLAGUEPERICOPE The composite character of the pericope
unable to reach such a conclusion in this instance. Up to this point we have used sourcecriticism to explain the similarities and differences of Josephus’ accounts of Herod’s trial and to show Josephus’ use of sources at work. Now we will imagine a source-critical explanation of the differences between
’ and the linguistic evidence of the Hebrew Bible: some method- “ BEGETTING” AND “BEING BORN” IN THE PENTATEUCH: NOTES ON HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS AND SOURCECRITICISM by RONALD S. HENDEL Berkeley The style of Pascal belongs to him alone; but his grammar and the stock of his vocabulary belong to his time
-Masoretic sources are found to pertain to the development of the Torah, and I will mention some examples below, as opposed to the theory of the DH , which is based almost exclusively on MT . Indeed, the founding fathers of the sourcecriticism theory based their views on the printed editions of MT , merely one
Joshua A. Berman, Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of SourceCriticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), xii + 308. Is the positing of distinct sources from inconsistency in Pentateuchal texts methodologically robust, and is there a way past the