The World of the Aramaeans is a three-volume collection of definitive essays about the Aramaeans and the biblical world of which they were a part. Areas of interest include the language, epigraphy and history of the Aramaeans of Syria as well of their neighbours, the Israelites, Phoenicians, Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites. The first volume, dealing with the Aramaeans in the Bible, has contributions by Douglas Frayne, Stephen Dempster, José Loza Vera, E.J. Revell, Alexander Rofé, André Lemaire, Francolino, J. Gontalves, Baruch Halpern, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, John William Wevers, Albert Piete
Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Paul-Eugène Dion: An Appreciation; From Many Texts to One: The Formation of the Hebrew Bible; La b[sup(e)]rît entre Laban et Jacob (Gn 31.43-54); Midian and Ishmael in Genesis 37: Synonyms in the Joseph Story; The Organization of the Judiciary in Deuteronomy (Deut. 16.18-20; 17.8-13; 19.15; 21.22-23; 24.16; 25.1-3); Les premiers rois araméens dans la tradition biblique; Les 'Prophètes Écrivains' étaient-ils des [Omitted]?; The Taking of Nothing: 2 Kings 14.25, Amos 6.14 and the Geography of the Deuteronomistic History
Psalm 8.5 and Job 7.17-18: A Mistaken Scholarly Commonplace?In Abraham's Footsteps; Aram and Aramaean in the Septuagint; The Place of Origin of the Old Greek Psalter; L'arameo errante e le origini di Israele; Bibliography of Paul-Eugène Dion; Index of Biblical References; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Subjects; Index of Personal and Tribal Names; Index of Geographical Names
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