New Reviews in The Review of Biblical Literature – 30 April 2008
Posted by NT Wrong on April 30, 2008
There’s some interesting reviews in the latest Review of Biblical Literature:
As well as being the latest word on the Zadokites, apparently chapter three provides “a lucid discussion of historiography”.
“Hunt discusses the theories pertaining to the history of ancient Israel, with special focus on the dichotomy between the so-called ‘minimalists’ and ‘maximalists’ and on the various social-scientific approaches to history … ”
William M. Schniedewind and Joel H. Hunt, A Primer on Ugaritic Language, Culture, and Literature
The first of its kind: an student’s introductory text to Ugaritic. A “good first step” for learning Ugaritic.
Also, for more advanced steps, the reviewer, Robert D. Holmstedt, recommends:
– Sivan, A Grammar of the Ugaritic Language (1997)
– Tropper, Ugaritische Grammatik (2000)
– Bordreuil/Pardee, Manuel d’Ougaritique (2004)
Adriane B. Leveen, Memory and Tradition in the Book of Numbers
The reviewer says this provides a good summary of the literature on memory and tradition, in the Halbwachs and Assmann sense. Sounds damn trendy.
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