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NEW KLY-ARTICLES

30 June 2014: Six new articles were added to the KLY-database (ed. Johannes de Moor), namely: "brazier", "glowing fire", "double cooking stove", "griddle, (baking-)plate", "grating" en "key" written by Marinus Koster.

 
 
OTW 1939-2014 (75 YEARS)

May 2014: On May 16th the 217th meeting of the OTW was held. On this occasion the 75th Anniversary of the Society was celebrated. The pdf anniversary speech (in Dutch) was held by the current president, Klaas Spronk.

 
 
OLDEST VERSION ADAM AND EVE STORY DISCOVERED

May 2014: Sheffield Phoenix Press published the study by Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor on the Ugaritic Myth of Adam, entitled Adam, Eve, and the Devil: A New Beginning. Price for scholars 35 Euro. On the 75th anniversary of the OTW the book was presented by an extensive paper with texts and pictures. Korpel and De Moor claim to have discovered the Myth of Adam on Ugaritic clay tablets dating from the 13th Century BCE. An evil god Horon wanted to take over El's position as head of the pantheon. El punished him by throwing him down from the mountain of the gods. Out of revenge Horon transformed himself into a giant serpent that poisoned the Tree of Life so that it became a Tree of Death. As a result, all life on earth was endangered. Korpel and De Moor regard Horon as the predecessor of the devil. Some of Horon's epithets are identical to those of the devil in other religions. Fearing the loss of their immortality, the deities give one among them, Adam, total control over the earth, apparently to eliminate Horon. However, Adam fails miserably because the serpent sinks his poisonous fangs in his flesh. He thus becomes a mortal. However, at the initiative of the sun goddess humankind gets a consolation prize: through procreation they will live on as a species. To this end the sun goddess gives Adam a "good-natured woman" and mobilizes all deities to force Horon to uproot the Tree of Death. Immortality was lost, but life could go on. The authors also think they have found the earliest pictures of these events ever identified. It is definitely remarkable that in this Adamic Myth the first sin against the highest deity was not committed by a human being, but by a god. The theory presented in the new book elucidates many passages in the Bible, the Apocrypha and the pseudepigraphic literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. See further the pdf press release.
Articles on the book appeared in several Dutch and European newspapers. See PThU-news.

 
 
PUBLICATION A JEWISH TARGUM IN A CHRISTIAN WORLD

April 2014: In March 2014 the volume with the results of the research project "A Jewish Targum in a Christian World" was published by Brill publishers at Leiden. On April 4th the book was presented to the public at the Protestant Theological University at Amsterdam: Alberdina Houtman (ed.), A Jewish Targum in a Christian World (Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series, 27), Leiden 2014, 318 pp. Price: 125 euro.

 
 
NUMERICAL COMPOSITION OF TORAH AND JOSHUA ONLINE

November 2013: Casper Labuschagne completed his logotechnical research into the Torah as well as in the Book of Joshua. The full investigation was published on his website as The Numerical Features of the Books of the Torah: A New Approach to their Compositional Structure and for the Book of Joshua as a PDF-file. Labuschagne hopes to be able to publish the analysis of the Books of Judges until Kings to publish van Rechters-Koningen in succession in 2014. Those interested in future publications can find information on the website.

 
 
OTS 64 PUBLISHED

October 2013: Published in the OTS series: volume 64: Henk Leene, Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study, OTS 64), Leiden 2013, 386 pp. Price: 139 euro.

 
 
OTS 63 PUBLISHED

October 2013: Published in the OTS series: volume 63: Pieter van der Lugt, Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalm 90-150 and Psalm 1, OTS 63), Leiden 2013, 620 pp. Price: 192 euro.

 
 
OTS 62 PUBLISHED

October 2013: Published in the OTS series: volume 62: Bob Becking (ed.), Reflections on the Silence of God: A Discussion with Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor, OTS 62), Leiden 2013, 190 pp. Price 98 Euro. With contributions by Bob Becking, Joel Burnett, Meindert Dijkstra, Walter Dietrich, Matthijs de Jong, Paul Sanders, Marcel Sarot, Anne-Mareike Wetter, Marjo Korpel, Johannes C. de Moor. This volume comprises the discussion of the book The SIlent God held at the OTW meeting on 2 Februari 2012, with some extra contributions.

 
 
BOOK WIM DE BRUIN ON ISAIAH 1-12 PUBLISHED

July 2013: In de Pericope-serie verscheen deel 8: Wim de Bruin, Isaiah 1-12 as Written and Read in Antiquity (Pericope, 8), Sheffield 2013, 493 pp. Scholars price 35 Euro. This is the first volume in the Pericope series that was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press.

 

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