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Congress Volume Helsinki 2010 by Martti Nissinen

By Martti Nissinen

This quantity brings jointly the most contributions to the twentieth congress of the overseas association for the learn of the outdated testomony (IOSOT) held in Helsinki, Finland in August, 2010. The 24 articles talk about the subsequent 5 themes: Archaeology and texts, with an emphasis at the Persian interval; Qumran, the Septuagint and the Textual historical past of the Hebrew Bible; Deuteronomistic texts, with a distinct specialize in the query "What is 'Deuteronomistic?'"; knowledge and Apocalypticism; and methodological and interdisciplinary matters similar to Bible and paintings and intertextuality. the quantity provides readers an updated view of the latest advancements within the learn of those issues and the learn of the Hebrew Bible mostly.

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Osterhammel 1997, 15–17. the assyrians in the west 27 cally changed by the colonists. The colonists expect, demand or foster the total acculturation of the colony to their standards, norms, language and religion. Thus, the result is no synthesis of the cultures but a one-way acculturation and the loss of the colony’s identity. The colonists bring an end to the independent development of their colony and impose new rules. The colony is restructured from the outside according to the (mostly economic) interests of the new and foreign rulers.

In principle, the Vorlage could have been without the infinitive absolute in these cases, but this is not very likely in the major parts of the Pentateuch. After having examined the renderings of the Pentateuch, the book of Jeremiah does not offer any greater surprises. The statistical picture is very much similar to that in the books of the Pentateuch. But as we have learned, the statistical approach does not suffice. We must analyze the renderings of Jeremiah more accurately to see whether its way of rendering the infinite absolute constructions really is similar to that of the Pentateuch or perhaps more literal, as is generally suggested.

In the following section, we will take a closer look at only Israel and Judah. 4. The Cases of Israel and Judah Israel and Judah are examples of both strategies of Assyrian imperialism: both were Assyrian vassals (Israel from 841 bce on),33 but only the northern state of Israel was transformed (in two phases) into 32 The Phoenicians were supposed to build and to manage the ships, and sea trade. The nomadic desert tribes/Arabs were supposed to breed camels, to organize the overland trade, to provide water in the desert and to bring the Assyrian army through the desert to Egypt.

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