Printed Publications

For a current overview of the project and an orientation to its results, see: H.G.M. Williamson, ‘Semantics and Lexicography: A Methodological Conundrum’, in E. Bons, J. Joosten, and R. Hunziker-Rodewald (eds), Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek (BZAW 443; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015), 327–39.

For a brief, recent history, see: Ida Zatelli, ‘Il progetto internazionale Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database’, Materia giudaica 23 (2018): 505-508.

Project Publications

  • T. Muraoka (ed), Studies in Ancient Hebrew Semantics (Abr-Nahrain Sup, 4; Louvain: Peeters, 1995)
  • T. Muraoka (ed), Semantics of Ancient Hebrew (Abr-Nahrain Sup, 6; Louvain: Peeters, 1998)
  • See also the articles in Zeitschrift für Althebräistik 6/1 (1993) and 7/1 (1994)

Dr. James Aitken:

  • The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew (Louvain: Peeters, 2007).
  • ‘Lexical semantics and the cultural context of knowledge in Job 28, illustrated by the meaning of ḥāqar’, in E. van Wolde (ed.), Job 28: Cognition in Context (Biblical Interpretation Series, 64; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2003), pp. 119-138.
  • ‘The Semantics of “Glory” in Ben Sira – Traces of a development in post-Biblical Hebrew?’, in T. Muraoka and J.F. Elwolde (eds), Sirach, Scrolls and Sages: Proceedings of a Second International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Ben Sira and the Mishnah, held at Leiden University, 15-17 December 1997 (STDJ xxxiii; Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1999), pp. 1-24.
  • Entries on derekmĕʾērāhmaʿgālmišʿōlnāqar II, and qābab, in Semantics of Ancient Hebrew = Abr-Nahrain Supplement Series 6, ed. T. Muraoka (Louvain: Peeters, 1998), pp. 11-37, 74-78, 79-85, 86-88, 101-105, 114-121.

Dr. M. Di Giulio:

  • “I segnali discorsivi in ebraico antico: esempi dal corpus biblico”, in A. Mengozzi (a cura di), Studi Afroasiatici. XI Incontro di Linguistica Camitosemitica, Milano 2005, pp. 253-258.
  • “Classi e variazione d’uso nel paradigma degli aggettivi yph e n’ym: un esempio d’analisi semantica nei corpora dell’ebraico antico”, Materia Giudaica IX/1-2 (2004), pp. 137-148.

Dr. Alison R. Gray:

  • Article ‘גאל’, in H.-J. Fabry and U. Dahmen (eds), in Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten, 1 (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011), cols. 556-559.

Professor John E. Hartley:

  • The Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Colour Lexemes. ANE Studies Supplement, 33; Peeters, 2010.

Dr. Massimiliano Marrazza:

  • “Oppositions and Lexematic Functions of the Adjectives ŠMN, DŠN and BRYʾ (Positive Pole), and ʾMLL, ʾN(W)Š (Negative Pole) in the Lexical Fields of the Adjectives of ‘Health’ and ‘Illness’ in Ancient Hebrew”, in Sound and Words through the Ages: Afroasiatic Studies from Turin ed. by A. Mengozzi and M. Tosco (Alessandria, 2013), pp. 323-337.
  • “The Lexical Field of the Adjectives of ‘Health’ and ‘Illness’ in Ancient Hebrew: The Case of two Marginal Lexemes (ʾmll and ʾn(w)š) Inserted in the Negative Pole of Lexical Field”, Materia Giudaica XIX/1-2 (2014): 549-555.
  • “Some Remarks on the Lexematic Function of the Adjectives ḥlh and šlm in Afroasiatica Romana”, in Proceedings of the 15th Meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics, 17-19 September 2014, Rome, ed. by A. Agostini and M.G. Amadasi Guzzo, Quaderni di Vicino Oriente XIII (2017), forthcoming.

Dr. Alison Salvesen:

  • Article “Royal Family” in The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, eds. Bill T. Arnold and H.G.M. Williamson (Issaquah, WA: IVPress, 2005), pp. 845-50.
  • Entries on “footstool”, “throne”, “consecration”, “crown”, “diadem”, “staff”, and “sceptre” in Semantics of Ancient Hebrew = Abr-Nahrain Supplement Series 6, ed. T. Muraoka (Louvain: Peeters, 1998), pp. 38-73, 89-100, 106-13, 122-36.
  • “The Trappings of Royalty in Ancient Hebrew,” in King and Messiah in Ancient Israel: Papers from the Oxford Old Testament Seminar, ed. J. Day (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), pp. 119-141.
  • “Keter – Something to do with a Camel?” Journal of Semitic Studies 44 (1999) 35-46.

Dr. M. Patrizia Sciumbata:

  • “Diachronic Change in Ancient Hebrew: a Lexical Test-Case”, in Atti dell’ XI Incontro Italiano di Linguistica Camito Semitica, Bergamo 5-7 giugno 2003 (Milano: 2005), pp. 259-268.
  • “L’ebraico antico tra filologia e linguistica: il caso della semantica”, Materia Giudaica 8 (2003), pp. 5-15.
  • “The Lexical Field of Substantives of ‘Knowledge’ in Ancient Hebrew. Il campo lessicale dei sostantivi della ‘conoscenza’ in ebraico antico”, REEH 5 (2001), pp. 140-144.
  • “Un progetto europeo di un database sulla semantica dell’ebraico antico (SAHD): gli studi preliminari”, Henoch 19 (1997), pp. 237-242.
  • “I lessemi a radicale verbale nkr del campo lessicale dei verbi della ‘conoscenza’ nella Bibbia ebraica”, Rivista Biblica Italiana XLIV (1996), pp. 3-29.
  • “Peculiarità e motivazioni della struttura lessicale dei verbi della ‘conoscenza’ in Qohelet. Abbozzo di una storia dell’epistemologia ebraico-biblica”, Henoch 18 (1996), pp. 235-249.
  • “Gli usi e i valori di hkyr in Giobbe: un contributo dell’ analisi paradigmatica alla datazione della lingua del testo”, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Linguistica – Università di Firenze 7 (1996), pp. 213-225.

Dr. Peter J. Williams:

  • “The Difference between the roots mlṭ and plṭ”, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 114/3 (2002), 438-442.

Prof. I. Zatelli:

  • “The Study of Ancient Hebrew Lexicon. Application of the concepts of lexical field and functional language”, KUSATU 5 (2004), pp. 129-159.