24th July 2006
There is a new article uploaded to the most recent Journal of Hebrew Scriptures:
- Aron Pinker, “Nahum and the Greek Tradition on Ninevehâ€™s Fall,” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 6 (2006) Article 8.
Abstract: Greek tradition does not provide consistent and reliable evidence that an unusual inundation contributed to the fall of Nineveh. The Babylonian chronicles do not mention such an extraordinary event nor have archaeological excavations at Nineveh produced any evidence in support of such notion. Ninevehâ€™s topography precludes the possibility of significant flooding by the Khosr canal. The various verses in Nahum that have been construed as supporting flooding in Nineveh find a reasonable figurative interpretation within a contextual scheme that does not involve flooding. The notion that Nineveh was captured through flooding should be discarded.
There are also a number of new book reviews uploaded:
- Cook, Stephen L., The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism (SBL Studies in Literature, 8; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Reviewed by Katherine M. Hayes
- MacDonald, Nathan, Deuteronomy and the Meaning of “Monotheism” (Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2. Reihe, 1; TÃ¼bingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Reviewed by William S. Morrow
- Hess, Richard S., Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Reviewed by Jennifer Pfenniger
- Rendtorff, Rolf, The Canonical Hebrew Bible: A Theology of the Old Testament (Trans. David E. Orton; Tools for Biblical Study, 7; Leiden: Deo Publishing, 2005; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Reviewed by Stephen Dempster
- Waltke, Bruce K., The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 1-15 (NICOT; Grand Rapids\Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com); idem, The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15-31 (NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Reviewed by Michael Carasik
If interested, I would especially encourage you to take a look at the reviews of Waltke and Rendtorff.