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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription  
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access  
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anabases     Open Access  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 202)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arion : A Journal of Humanities and the Classics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access  
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal  
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access  
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
German Research     Hybrid Journal  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)

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  • Dental diseases and other insults to teeth in Ancient Egypt
    • Abstract: Author: Greeff, Casper Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 148-171 Abstract: The objective of this article is to critically survey the literature of dental pathology in general and severe dental wear in particular. Dental wear was ubiquitous in the populations of Upper and Lower Egypt and we aim to show how other dental diseases are closely related to wearing down of teeth. Other diseases mentioned and discussed are caries, with special reference to the myth of the teeth-worm, periodontal disease, and hypoplasias. The causes, effect and treatment of dental pain following dental diseases clearly influenced the lifestyle of the individual. The Egyptians of the period did not seem to have much interest in an oral hygiene regime, with the significance of furthering their susceptibility to dental maladies. Dental pathology, in all its demeanours, is shown to have a direct and indirect effect on the demography of the population of ancient Egypt.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • חשׁמל : is it amber or
    • Abstract: Author: Evans, Annette Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 135-147 Abstract: The KJV translates חשׁמל in Ezekiel 1 as "amber" (fossilized resin) whereas the Septuagint renders it "electron" (translated in the Vulgate as electrum, which is a mixture of gold and silver). Amber possesses the characteristic of static electricity, and has been known to fly into splinters when polished, thus the use of חשׁמל with the meaning of amber contributes to the sense of a dynamic mechanism moving outwards from the merkebah throne. When חשׁמל is taken in context the communicative aspect is most clearly conveyed in Ez 1:14, which suggests angelic activity in the movement described as back and forth from the throne of YHWH. The suggestion of a dynamic communicative aspect is confirmed when extra-biblical texts relating to Ezekiel chapters 1 and 10 such as I Enoch, Book of Watchers, and the Angelic Liturgy from Qumran, are consulted. Thus it is argued that the metaphorical use in Ezekiel 1 of חשׁמל as amber to explain the mechanism of mediation believed to arise from the enthroned deity justifies the translation as amber.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • Ecological interpretations of the Jonah narrative - have they succeeded in
           overcoming anthropocentrism?
    • Abstract: Author: Van Heerden, Willie Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 114-134 Abstract: A central concern of ecological biblical hermeneutics is to overcome the anthropocentric bias we are likely to find both in interpretations of the biblical texts and in the biblical text itself. One of the consequences of anthropocentrism has been described as a sense of distance, separation, and otherness in the relationship between humans and other members of the Earth community. This article is an attempt to determine whether extant ecological interpretations of the Jonah narrative have successfully addressed this sense of estrangement. The article focuses on the work of Ernst M. Conradie (2005), Raymond F. Person (2008), Yael Shemesh (2010), Brent A. Strawn (2012), and Phyllis Trible (1994, 1996).
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • The Hebrew Bible and philosophy of religion, Jaco Gericke : book review
    • Abstract: Author: Bothma, G. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 284-286 Abstract: In this interdisciplinary study Jaco Gericke pioneers combining the study of the philosophy of religion and the study of the Hebrew Bible. He demonstrates that certain types of descriptive varieties of philosophy of religion exist that are capable of aiding the clarification of meaning in the Hebrew Bible. In this process a theologically interesting and hermeneutically legitimate nonrealist descriptive perspective on the Hebrew Bible is given. While avenues for more objective theological thinking is opened up, the study enables biblical scholars of different persuasions to access levels of meaning that lie beyond the scope of linguistic, literary, historical and social-scientific perspectives on the text.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • Translating Scripture for sound and performance: new directions in
           Biblical Studies, J.A. Maxey and E.R. Wendland (Eds.) : book review
    • Abstract: Author: Naude, Jacobus A. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 279-284 Abstract: This anthology represents Volume 6 of the series of Biblical Performance Criticism of which nine volumes were published by the end of 2013 under the editorship of David Rhoads. Volume 1 was published in 2009. Volume 7, which was published in 2013, claims to be a second edition of the late J A (Bobby) Loubser's Oral and manuscript culture in the Bible. Studies on the media texture of the New Testament - explorative hermeneutics, but seems instead to be an exact reprint of the volume published by SUN Press in 2007.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2014)
  • A philosophical perspective on generic
           אלהים in the Hebrew
           bible in relation to the classical theory of concepts
    • Abstract: Author: Gericke, Jaco Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 264-277 Abstract: Contemporary analyses of אלהים as generic concept tend to be based on psychological theories of concepts. This article, by contrast, attempts to show what a philosophical analysis of the concept of generic אלהים in the Hebrew Bible is concerned with when approached from the perspective of the classical or definitionist view of conceptual structure. However, rather than offering a conceptual analysis of generic אלהים in any given context, the discussion features a general meta-conceptual overview of the classical theory and the pros and cons of applying it to the concept in question.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • The lives of ordinary people in ancient Israel: where archaeology and the
           Bible intersect, W.G. Dever : book review
    • Abstract: Author: Cronje, S.I. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 278-279 Abstract: For various reasons this book by William Dever is not a history in the usual sense of the word. First, in this work the archaeological data are treated as the primary source, while textual data are only drawn upon once the archaeological data have been exhausted. Second, only the eighth century is treated in this "history". At times Dever does infringe on both the ninth and seventh centuries, but the eighth century remains the focus. According to Dever, the fact that this period is archaeologically well documented favoured the choice of this period as subject matter. Dever basically constructs a parallel history of one era in the history of Israel and Judah to "correct", so to speak, the history we construct according to the Hebrew Bible.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • Rereading circumcision as an identity marker (Gn 17:9-14) : contemporary
           perspectives on male genital mutilation amongst Xhosa communities in South
    • Abstract: Author: Rugwiji, Temba T. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 237-263 Abstract: During biblical times in the Near Eastern world, circumcision was a common practice. Reasons for conducting the operation varied. In biblical times, only males were circumcised. This essay attempts to answer the following questions: (1) What was the significance of circumcision in the ancient Near East? (2) Can one say with certainty that circumcision amongst Xhosa communities was influenced by the biblical text? This article commences by examining circumcision in the ancient Near East. The study will then explore the rise of circumcision in ancient Israel when Yahweh commanded Abraham to circumcise all males in his household as a sign of keeping the covenant with Yahweh (cf. Gn 17:9-14). Next, the ideology of excluding women from being circumcised during biblical times is discussed. Thereafter, circumcision conducted in our modern postbiblical world - contemporary perspectives on circumcision, also known as male genital mutilation (hereafter, MGM) - is examined in terms of the following four themes: (1) the role of culture amongst Xhosa communities in motivating MGM, (2) the emergence of female genital mutilation (hereafter, FGM) in Africa, (3) the theory that circumcision reduces transmission of HIV which causes AIDS, and (4) the theory that a circumcised penis enhances orgasm during sex. Next, MGM in South Africa is explained as a violation of human rights. Lastly, this research concludes with possible solutions towards mitigating fatalities of MGM amongst Xhosa communities in South Africa.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • Contractual maintenance support of a priestess-sister in three Old
           Babylonian Sippar division agreements
    • Abstract: Author: Van Wyk, Susandra J. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 195-236 Abstract: Generally, the family members conclude a division agreement of their inheritance received from a parental deceased estate to escape the perils of their shared inheritance by dividing it into portions of unburdened sole ownership. However, in some Old Babylonian Sippar division agreements, the family members devised and agreed to burden an elected inheritance property with a sui generis usufruct. This entails that they contractually agreed to share or appropriate to a family member the responsibility to manage the burdened property and use of its proceeds, for the maintenance and support of their priestess-sister. Only in the event of the priestess-sister's death is the burdened property restored from the restraints of the usufruct. In the article, I have applied my developed analysis method to the study of three Old Babylonian Sippar division agreements which consist of a usufruct-clause. First, I outline the prerequisite elements of the analysis method, which identify the three texts as a family division agreement from a deceased estate. Then follows a discussion of the legal practices found in the three texts of which the usufruct as a chosen legal practice receives special attention. The aim of the article is to show that family members can decide to utilise the sui generis usufruct in the division agreement for the maintenance and support of their priestess-sister, imposing on themselves lifelong personal and financial consequences, while ensuring that the family retain their property on the death of the priestess-sister.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • The plausibility of Proverbs 31 as final parental (motherly) instruction
    • Abstract: Author: Ndoga, Sampson S. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 172-194 Abstract: Proverbs 31 has been viewed as two separate poems: 31:1-9, the words of Lemuel's mother, and 31:10-31, an acrostic poem on the capable wife. Careful analysis of the two poems shows that these were juxtaposed by the redactor as a single composition through lexical and thematic links. It is equally observable that there is no title between the two compositions. Other than the shift in style where the first nine verses are prescriptive and the final 22 verses are descriptive, there is no indication to treat the two as separate. From these indicators, this paper seeks to argue for the plausibility of the final chapter as the final parental (motherly) instruction in which these formerly independent compositions are juxtaposed by the redactor for that specific purpose. This view will obviously yield some interpretational implications on the book of Proverbs that we would like to table for ongoing analysis.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:36Z
  • Dentists and dentistry in Ancient Egypt
    • Abstract: Author: Greeff, Casper Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 90-113 Abstract: This article addresses the questions of whether a dental profession existed in ancient Egyptian times, and, if so, whether they were operative dental surgeons or mere dental pharmacists? This article will confirm the first theorem, although, as in modern times, the Egyptian dentist may well have been both a dispensing practitioner, as well as an operative surgeon. Evidence from archaeological research, principally from the medical papyri, hieroglyphic inscriptions found in tombs, stelae, and physical examination reports of dental conditions in mummies and from dry skeletons are taken into account. The medical papyri's dental entries will demonstrate that dentists were mainly focussed on diagnoses and that the science was mostly pharmacopoeial in nature, providing pharmacotherapy and magical incantations. Information on operative treatment is limited and limited to the Edwin Smith papyrus. Lastly, physical evidence of prosthetic and surgical dentistry is presented as further evidence.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
  • Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14 and directionality
    • Abstract: Author: Meyer, Esias E. Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 71-89 Abstract: The article engages with the old debate about the diachronic relationship between Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. It starts with outlining certain criteria which might help us determine directionality. It then provides a synchronic overview of the two chapters, focusing on commonalities and differences, before moving on to the diachronic debate. As part of the diachronic debate the views of Christophe Nihan and Reinhard Achenbach are contrasted and critiqued. The article then attempts to draw some conclusions from this debate.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
  • The Musnad of Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal : a ḥujjah or
    • Abstract: Author: Sedick, Irshad Esack, Farid Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 53-70 Abstract: The Musnad of Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal (164/780-241/855) isone of the largest compilations of ḥadīth in Sunnī Islām. Scholars of ḥadīth have differed regarding whether all of its contents may be regarded as probative evidence in issues of law (fiqh) as its compiler's claims suggest. This paper seeks to explore the authoritative status (hujjīyyah) of the Musnad in Fiqh. In doing so, this paper will analyse the opinions of certain classical as well as contemporary scholars such as Jonathan Brown, G.H.A Juynboll and Christopher Melchert. The primary focus of the paper, in this respect, will be an enquiry into the authenticity of the narrations contained in the Musnad as well as Ibn Hanbal's use of these narrations for legal reasoning or support.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
  • Daniel 3, contesting space for clashing images
    • Abstract: Author: De Bruyn, Joseph Jacobus Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 37-52 Abstract: It becomes clear that the narrative of Daniel 3 is part of a larger narrative that already starts in Daniel 1 when one applies a spatial-body-frameset to the story. Utilising spatial markers, the author of Daniel 3 demonstrates to his readers that the God of Israel indeed has the ability to operate inside the spatial authority (domain) of foreign gods. The narrative is not so much a question of Elohim's ability to protect his people from death; it rather asks which deity has authority over the plain of Dura. Due to Elohim's rescue of the three men, the fiery furnace cognitively becomes an image of Elohim's god-space and power. In this way the author indicates that the plain of Dura does not belong to the authority domain of Marduk, but to the god-space of the God of Israel. Daniel 3 is not a story about three faithful men, but rather a story about the God of Israel. In his own manner the author attempts to persuade his readers that Elohim's authority is universal, and not restricted to a particular spatial context.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
  • The present-future in Amorite
    • Abstract: Author: Andrason, Alexander Vita, Juan-Pablo Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 21-36 Abstract: The present note discusses the problem of a paradigmatic present-future form in the Amorite language. By employing the continuum model of language evolution and dialectal classification and using the comparative, typological and empirical evidence, the authors conclude that Amorite must have had a systematic category with the meaning of a dynamic present-future. They argue that, out of the two possible candidates - i.e., yaqattal and yaqtulu - it is the former that is the most plausible. This conclusion, in turns, strengthens the hypothesis whereby the reduplicative yaqattal was a Proto-Semitic paradigmatic present-future category.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
  • The African wife of Solomon (1 Kings 3:1; 9:16; 7:8; 11:1)
    • Abstract: Author: Adamo, David Tuesday Vol 23 Issue 1 Publication: 2014 Page: 1-20 Abstract: Both the Deuteronomist and the Chronicler repeatedly testify that Solomon married an African woman who was the daughter of Pharaoh. The fact that Pharaoh's daughter was singled out in this manner is significant as similar treatment was not given to his many other wives and concubines. In the African polygamous system, the first wife exercises enormous power over the husband and other wives. In keeping with the tradition, as chief wife Pharaoh's daughter would have had immense influence over Solomon. This pervasive influence can be seen in the economic, political, and administrative policies of the day, as well as in the prohibition on Solomon marrying an Israelite woman. Although Solomon's African wife is nameless in the biblical record, and both Solomon and his wife are unattested in the archaeological record, the marriage represents an aspect of African influence on and contribution to ancient Israel.
      PubDate: 2014-07-23T12:32:35Z
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