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Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of David J.A. Clines



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This work adopts the direction of the Hebrew script as a metaphor for the cultural transformation involved in every act of biblical interpretation. It is a concern that has been evident in much of the work of David Clines, to whom this volume was presented on his 65th birthday. Clines, who has been associated with the Department of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield for the whole of his scholarly career, and who was one of the founders and directors of Sheffield Academic Press for 25 years. The volume includes thirty-seven essays from established scholars around the world, covering topics including the Pentateuch prophecy, wisdom, ancient Israelite history, Greek tragedy and the ideology of biblical scholarship.

Author Biography

J. Cheryl Exum is Professor of Biblical Studies at Sheffield University. H.G.M. Williamson is Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford, and Student of Christ Church.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2003
Edited by Michael James Grenfell
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
5 b&w illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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