By John F. Healey, Carmel McCarthy
This choice of essays features a wide variety of issues reflecting the intensity and breadth of curiosity of the student in whose honour they have been commissioned - Kevin J. Cathcart.
The principal concentration is close to japanese, and covers a number of philological, linguistic, exegetical, ancient and interpretative matters. The close to japanese languages tested comprise Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, Septuagintal Greek, Syriac and Ugaritic, whereas exegetical and text-critical issues comprise remedies of concerns in Deuteronomy, I Kings, Isaiah, Amos, Psalms and the tune of Songs. Hermeneutical and historic essays contact on historic Israel's historical past and its interpretation, in addition to at the value of such contributors because the consular professional John Dickson, E.H. Palmer within the Cambridge Libraries, William Lithgow of Lanark, and the contribution to Semitic epigraphy of the explorer Julius Euting.
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It is generally agreed that male cult prostitutes such as we DAY Sacred Prostitution? 12 Fairly recently, van der Toorn (1989) has supported the idea that prostitution did exist within the cult but that its purpose was simply to increase the finances of the sanctuary. Although we have seen above (contra van der Toorn) that Proverbs 7 does not lend itself to this interpretation, Deut. 19 (ET 18) does imply that the proceeds of prostitution were sometimes used in the payment of vows for the sanctuary, since we have here a law which forbids the practice, and Mic.
Accepting the Masoretic text as it stands (which is supported by Vulgate inter effeminates, 'among those submitting to unnatural lust' and Targum hêk mare zenû, 'like lords of prostitution'), this literally means '.. and their life ends among the male cult prostitutes'. g. RSV, NRSV, 'and their life ends in shame'; cf. g. g. REB, 'short-lived as male prostitutes'; cf. NEB). None of these views seems particularly convincing: as has already been noted, the wisdom literature seems remarkably unconcerned with objectionable cult practices.
It was thus in the Valley of Elah when David issued his mission statement on behalf of 'the living God', whose was the battle and who would demonstrate to his enemies the realities of his existence and his power (1 Sam. 45-47). Further illustration of this interest in Philistine religion comes in the mention of Philistine 'idols' at key points in the story of relations between Israel and Philistia. ) the house of their idols and the people' (1 Sam. 9). The parallel in 1 Chron. 27 There is the clear implication in both versions that the Philistine deities were not even at the battle, much less controlling the course of events during it.
Biblical & Near Eastern Essays (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) by John F. Healey, Carmel McCarthy