Let Us Go Up to Zion

Essays in Honour of H. G. M. Williamson on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday


Editors: Iain Provan and Mark Boda
This volume honours Professor H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University through a collection of essays by colleagues and former students from across the globe. The various contributions intersect with the previous work of Professor Williamson, with special emphasis on the history of biblical research, study of the Hebrew language and Hebrew textual traditions, post-exilic historiography (Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah) and the prophets (especially Isaiah).
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Biographical Note

Iain Provan, Ph.D. (1986) in Old Testament, University of Cambridge, is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). His publications have focused on Old Testament historiography, narrative and theology, with particular attention to the books of Kings, Lamentations and Song of Songs/Ecclesiastes.

Mark J. Boda, Ph.D. (1996) in Old Testament, University of Cambridge, is Professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College and Professor in the Faculty of Theology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. His publications have focused on the study of the Old Testament with emphasis on the Penitential Prayer and theological traditions, Persian period prophecy and historiography, and Old Testament Theology.

Review Quotes

"The entire collection is fantastic. Every essay is worth reading and the volume is the sort which can be consulted because the essays contained therein are 'on the cutting edge' of contemporary scholarship. The honoree is to be congratulated for his years of scholarly work and those who offered essays in his honor are as well as they thereby push ever forward this field of study."

Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology

Table of contents

Contributors include: Bill Arnold, Hans Barstad, John Barton, Mark Boda, Kevin Cathcart, David Clines, Graham Davies, John Day, Iain Duguid, John Emerton, Richard Friedman, Susan Gillingham, Robert Gordon, Judith Hadley, ‎Anselm Hagedorn, Elizabeth Hayes, Sara Japhet, John Jarick, Gary Knoppers, Arie van der Kooij, Reinhard Kratz, Andre Lemaire, Andrew Macintosh, J. Gordon McConville, Jill Middlemas, Alan Millard, Patrick Miller, Nadav Naaman, Iain Provan, David Reimer, Wolter Rose, Alison Salvesen, Kevin Spawn, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Thomas Willi.


All those interested in the academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew language, in particular professors and graduate students.


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