This collection of previously unpublished essays by outstanding international scholars in honour of Robert P. Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University, covers a wide range of topics, from accuracy, anachronism, and incongruity in the books of Samuel, through the theology of Psalms, ancient Near eastern historiography, and the ideology of the Septuagint, to philology and grammar in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Targum, Josephus, and medieval sources. It should interest readers concerned with inner-biblical exegesis and the Hebrew Bible in relation to its parallels, translations, and versions, as well as with big questions about the classification of the Bible and its antecedents as books, the social context of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Christian attitudes towards ‘original Hebrew'.
Geoffrey Khan, Ph.D. (1984) in Semitic Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, is Professor of Semitic Philology at the Univeristy of Cambridge. He has published in the field of Hebrew and Semitic philology.
Diana Lipton wrote her Ph.D. on dreams in Genesis at Cambridge University under the supervision of Robert Gordon (1996). She was a Fellow of Newnham College Cambridge and latterly Reader in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at King's College London.
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Contributors include: James K. Aitken; Philip Alexander; Hans M. Barstad; William D. Barker; Kevin J. Cathcart; Ronald E. Clements; David D.A. Clines; Graham Davies; Rodrigo de Sousa; Katharine J. Dell; Jennifer Dines; Sue E. Gillingham; Robert Hayward; John F. Healey; Charlotte Hempel; William Horbury; Geoffrey Khan; Diana Lipton; V. Philips Long; Nathan MacDonald; Andrew A. Macintosh;Martin McNamara; Brian A. Mastin; Alan Millard; Stefan C. Reif; Arie van der Kooij; Peter J. Williams; Hugh G.M. Williamson.
Scholars, students and educated lay-people concerned with inner-biblical interpretation, as well as linguistic, ideological and theological approaches to the translations and versions.