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  • The temple in 2 Maccabees - dynamics and episodes : Septuagint conference
           articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Jordaan, Pierre J. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 352-365 Abstract: Scholars differ among each other about the importance of the Jerusalem temple in 2 Maccabees. Some see the temple as of minor importance while others are of the opinion that the temple takes centre stage in this book. This article concurs with the second view. However, it goes further by also exploring crucial temple dynamics. These temple dynamics are determined by certain pre-set criteria and centre mainly on the relationship between God and the nation. The result is that three different temple episodes can be distinguished. The positive/negative view of each temple episode is determined by this relationship between the nation and God. This opens a new way of exploring 2 Maccabees.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:22Z
  • A rhetorical analysis of the first prefixed letter (1:1-1:10a) in 2
           Maccabees : Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Coetzer, Eugene Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 366-380 Abstract: The text of 2 Maccabees has been fruitfully explored throughout the centuries. An aspect which scholars have struggled with is the significance of the two prefixed letters. The discussions on the reason for adding the letters are, however, mainly concerned with the respective authors, vocabulary and main ideas which are present in both the letters and the narrative. This article proposes an alternative approach to the problem. Through applying a rhetorical analysis to the first prefixed letter, the study explicates similarities in the communicative strategies applied in both the letter and the narrative. Both focus on a unified and ideal group who function as ambassadors for a specific purpose, and both employ the elements of threat and response in order to highlight important ideas. This will hopefully provide new insight into the reasons for attaching this letter to such a rhetorically effective narrative.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:22Z
  • Use and function of metaphorical discourse in 1 Maccabees : Septuagint
           conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Tilly, Michael Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 381-399 Abstract: In the poetic passages of 1 Maccabees, the narrated events are summarized and interpreted from the perspective of a third-person omniscient narrator. In these passages metaphorical speech is prominent. This article examines the functions of these metaphors within their literary contexts and investigates which social, cultural and religious conditions are recognized as integral parts of the "cultural encyclopaedia" of the ancient Jewish author and his addressees.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:22Z
  • The Ashkelon dog cemetery conundrum
    • Abstract: Author: Smith, Anne Marie Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 93-108 Abstract: Between 1989 and 1992 about 1 200 dog remains were excavated at Ashkelon as part of the Leon Levy expedition. This find generated much interest and debate at the time. The leader of the excavations, Prof. Lawrence E. Stager of Harvard University, attributed the dog cemetery to the presence of a cultic healing centre to which the dogs were supposed to have belonged. As no such centre has been found up to the present, this article reassesses the available facts from the excavations, the subsequent research and analysis of the remains by Dr Paula Wapnish and Prof. Brian Hesse, as well as other opinions. A completely novel explanation will be formulated for the presence of so many dogs in Ashkelon during the Persian era and why they were buried in that particular place.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Bedeutungen und Bilder der Gebärmutter in der
           Hebräischen Bibel
    • Abstract: Author: Van der Zwan, Pieter Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 169-197 Abstract: Die Gebärmutter kann in der Hebräischen Bibel durch vier verschiedene Wörter ausgedrückt werden: רֶחֶם, בֶטֶן, [העמ] und קֶםֶב. Dass diese Wörter auch manchmal metaphorisch oder mit anderen Bedeutungen gebraucht werden, zeigt, dass sie auch diverse emotionelle Verbindungen haben. Darüber hinaus wird der Mutterschoß in mehreren Kontexten aus verschiedenen Perspektiven betrachtet, wobei er nirgendwo als Erfahrung (einer Frau) beschrieben wird. Stattdessen wird als Erinnerung der daraus Geborenen über den Mutterschoß reflektiert. So wird ein Netzwerk von - manchmal eher unbewussten - Assoziationen geschaffen, das die Spannbreite des Begriffs und seine möglichen körperlichen, psychologischen, sozialen oder transzendentalen Konnotationen erweitert und bereichert.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Constructing a living deity - framing the god of Israel in the stories of
           Daniel and Bel and the dragon
    • Abstract: Author: De Bruyn, Joseph Jacobus Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 65-92 Abstract: This article is the concluding part in a series of articles on "Bel and the dragon". These articles are an investigation into the Greek editor's/author's use of body, space, narrative and genre in creating a new reality regarding the Jewish deity. A spatial analysis is used. It suggests that the episodes of "Bel and the dragon", as well as each of the chapters of Greek Daniel, should be read in a reciprocal relationship with each other. First, such an analysis indicates that the smaller episodes and chapters are part of a larger clash of deities. Second, it shows that the editor/author utilises the different events in the chapters of Greek Daniel to create a new worldview. In this new worldview the God of Israel is an almighty deity while other deities that are revered are false, and not real, living gods. In his own way the editor/author contributes to the way in which Jews regarded their God within the reality of the diaspora.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Ruth, a proselyte par excellence - exegetical and structural observations
    • Abstract: Author: Wunch, Hans-Georg Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 36-64 Abstract: The little book of Ruth is not only a literary jewel in the Old Testament, but can also, as the article argues, be understood as a model for proselytism. Ruth can be seen as "a proselyte par excellence". Jewish exegesis (Targum, Midrash and Talmud) interprets the book of Ruth in this way. But it can also be shown by exegetical insights as well as structural elements.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Two iconographical examples of sun-disc connections to the development of
           Jewish beliefs in angels
    • Abstract: Author: Evans, Annette Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 20-35 Abstract: In Palestine ancient Egyptian motifs with solar connections such as uraei and falcons were virtually omnipresent by c. 925 B.C.E. Many seals testify to the fact that during the eighth century the state religion of northern Israel, i.e., "official" Yahwism, was affected by the prevalence of solar symbolism. The celestial-solar character of deities was often emphasized by the addition of solar discs. This article presents two examples of enduring polytheistic iconography relating to the theme of transcendent messenger activity in the Bible. The first example dating to about 900 B.C.E. is of an ostrich with a sun disk at the neck. The second example, a Gnostic gem dated to ca. 200-100 B.C.E., provides evidence of solar motifs from Egyptian religion which facilitated concepts concerning divine mediation from God to mankind. It is proposed that these motifs provided the foundation for the conceptual changes in Jewish angelology that transpired as Christianity.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Philosophical perspectives on theological why-questions in the Hebrew
    • Abstract: Author: Gericke, Jaco Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 1-19 Abstract: This article provides an introductory overview of a selection of philosophical perspectives on theological why-questions in the Hebrew Bible. Why-questions put to Yhwh in all the various sections of the canon are clarified philosophically via ancient views on causation, the Principle of Sufficient Reason, and the philosophy of language. Comparative philosophy of religion is also utilized to argue that while most theological why-questions in the Hebrew Bible are asked in the context of suffering, assumptions related to the deity differ from those of modern philosophical theologies.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • The significance of palaeodontology in revealing the palaeodemography of
           ancient Egypt
    • Abstract: Author: Greeff, Casper Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 146-168 Abstract: Palaeodemography, the means of amassing information from the teeth of the general population, is addressed in this study. Palaeodemography deals with the social characteristics of an ancient population and their development through time, in essence, the lifestyle of a population. The analysis and interpretation of dental data provided by the archaeologist's discovery of human remains, specifically dental remains, will throw light on settlement history, palaeodemography and kinship. The internal shifts and strains caused by population migration are vital for understanding the social lifestyle of ancient Egypt. To determine the age at death of individuals, dental wear is but one of the changes that occurs in the process of natural aging and provides one of the most accurate means to determine the age of an individual. The population's health and disease issues are measured by hypoplastic markings in teeth and even sex physiognomics are locked in teeth. Modern technology, in the form of x-rays, has invaluable prominence in the research of mummified and skeletal human dental remains. Non-invasive procedures in examination of bioarchaeological remains have become all important to preserve data for future research.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • The concealed crime of the nadītu priestess in §110 of
           the laws of Hammurabi
    • Abstract: Author: Van Wyk, Susandra J. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 109-145 Abstract: LH 110 is part of the ancient Near Eastern scholarly debate regarding the function and role of the nadiātu-priestess groups in Old Babylonian society. Seemingly, LH 110 forbids the uncloistered nadītu from opening up or entering a business place associated with the sābītu; the penalty for such a crime is public execution by burning. Mainstream scholars view the nadiātu through the lens of either (a) indulging in illicit behaviour or (b) that LH 110 reflects a prohibition for the nadītu to compromise her chastity. In contrast, Martha Roth (1999) opines that LH 110 is an economic regulation of the nadītu, prohibiting her from overshadowing the money-lending business of the sābītu. However, what poses a problem is the horrific penalty, which seems to suggest and be justification for a seemingly terrible crime committed in concealment. I propose that when this prohibition is transgressed, a horrific crime is committed - tax evasion - which is a furtive crime that endangers the continuous welfare of the king/state. LH 110 is a fiscal regulation protecting the state/king's revenues. The intention is to prevent a specific group of the nadiātu – an uncloistered priestess - to enter or open an enterprise, which the OB state administration is unable to regulate. Consequently, the nadītu could effortlessly conceal her yielded profits and thus evade paying tax to the king/state.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Collective guilt and self-sacrifice in Sophocles' Antigone and in II &
           IV Maccabees - preliminary cultural-critical remarks : Septuagint
           conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Dafni, Evangelia G. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 198-215 Abstract: Jewish-Hellenistic authors use language and ideas of ancient Greek tragedies in order to express their own religious and theological standpoints and make them accessible to the Greek-speaking world. This article highlights the significance of Sophocles' Antigone for a cultural-critical understanding of the concepts of collective guilt and self-sacrifice in II Macc 6-7 and IV Macc.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • The intention, genre, dating and provenance of 2 and 4 Maccabees :
           Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Cook, Johann Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 216-236 Abstract: There is a relationship between 2 and 4 Maccabees. The author of 4 Maccabees clearly made use of 2 Maccabees. There are also differences between these writings. These differences pertain to inter alia genre, intention and provenance. Suitable criteria need to be formulated to address this issue. In order to determine the provenance of these individual books, this paper analyses internal (linguistic) and external (historical) criteria.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • The metatexts of 1 and 2 Maccabees : Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA
    • Abstract: Author: Miller-Naude, Cynthia L. Naude, Jacobus A. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 237-270 Abstract: The physical placement of Maccabees within translations provides important evidence concerning the translators' views of the book and its relation to other parts of the canon. Some of the translations include a preface which explicitly indicates the status of Maccabees with respect to the remainder of the canon of Scripture and its proper use both for public reading and ecclesiastical doctrine. In addition, some translations include introductions to Maccabees, which further discuss the status and role of Maccabees within the canon. Finally, the metatextual evidence of marginal notes will be used to indicate interpretive issues concerning the text of Maccabees.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • The Maccabean literature and Hebrews : some intertextual observations :
           Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Steyn, Gert J. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 271-291 Abstract: Several common motifs and linguistic similarities between the books of the Maccabees and the book of Hebrews were noted in the past by scholars in random remarks and ad hoc statements. These relations and similarities deserve further investigation. It is therefore the intention of this paper to compare the Maccabean literature and Hebrews with each other in order to present a brief synopsis of a few selected motifs. Some prominent common motifs that will receive attention include the Abrahamic promise and the Aqedah, priests with royal functions, faith heroes and endurance, instruction of the Scriptures, and the Canticum Mosis. It is hoped that this comparison of common motifs will result in first a closer understanding of whether the unknown author of Hebrews was familiar with the books of the Maccabees, and secondly a better understanding of the provenance of Hebrews in particular.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Words of wisdom, words of war : a study of terms and concepts in IV
           Maccabees : Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Swart, Gerhard Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 292-306 Abstract: In the words of Jan Willem van Henten (1997:296), the fourth book of Maccabees "presents itself to the reader, from the very beginning of the work, as a philosophical discourse about the dominance of devout reason over the emotions". Despite the fact that the terminology and phraseology employed in this initial portrayal keeps recurring at various points throughout the book, several scholars have noticed a disturbing mismatch between the prologue and the main body of the work. This paper addresses the question whether or not IV Maccabees is structured according to a thematically unified plan, and attempts to find an answer by focusing on some philosophical terms and concepts and the ways in which these feature in the composition as a whole.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Virtue and philosophy in 4 Maccabees : Septuagint conference articles
           (LXXSA 2014)
    • Abstract: Author: Decock, Paul B. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 307-325 Abstract: The first section of this article focuses on the use of the term and theme of ἀρετή in the argument that the Jewish religion can be seen as a most worthy philosophy. The second section shows how 4 Maccabees can be seen as a Jewish version of a philosophical work in the ancient Greco-Roman tradition: it raises the practical question of the noble way of life and shows us inspiring examples of persons who embodied this way by the manner in which they faced their death. The third section explores how a reading of 4 Maccabees can be seen as one of the "spiritual exercises" in the philosophical tradition (Pierre Hadot). The fourth section touches briefly on the issue of the Hellenization of the Jewish religion, of which 4 Maccabees is a strong example.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
  • Lion imagery in 1 Maccabees 3:4 : Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA
    • Abstract: Author: Kotze, Gideon R. Vol 24 Issue 1 Publication: 2015 Page: 326-351 Abstract: A very interesting case of lion imagery appears in 1 Macc 3:4. In this verse, the poet compares Judas Maccabee to a lion and a roaring cub. These similes merit closer investigation as part of the narrator's characterisation of Judas as one of the narrative's main protagonists and as unique examples of lion images in early Jewish literature. This study undertakes such an investigation and concludes that the lion images communicate the fearsomeness of Judas, his power to dominate his enemies and to protect his people. They make a small contribution to the narrator's portrayal of Judas in 1 Macc 3:1-26 as a mighty warrior whose military feats against his enemies are in service of his people and win him great renown.
      PubDate: 2015-08-19T16:13:21Z
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