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Visions of Life in Biblical Times
Essays in Honor of Meir Lubetski
Edited by Claire Gottlieb, Chaim Cohen, Mayer Gruber

This important volume is in honour of the distinguished Semitist and epigrapher Meir Lubetski, of Baruch College, City University of New York. Lubetski has made the chief focus of his research the contribution of the East Mediterranean legacy—languages, literature and archaeological artifacts—to our understanding of the biblical world.

The wide-ranging collection of essays gathered here include, after a personal appreciation of the honoree by his children, papers by Paula Berggren on Shakespeare’s Cains, Chaim Cohen on the ‘third-man’ charioteers, John Day on Noah’s ark as made of reeds, Robert Deutsch on six new Hebrew seals, Joseph Fleishman on the law of the defamer (Deut. 22), Moshe Garsiel on the rivalry between Adonijah and Solomon, Claire Gottlieb on Genesis 1 in the twenty-first century, Martin Heide on a new ostracon, Richard Hess on the strange absence of Egyptian names from the book of Joshua, Regine Hunziker-Rodewald on a new Ammonite seal, Isaac Kalimi on the key methods of Targum Chronicles, André Lemaire on the place of Qumran in Jewish history, David Marcus on the Aramaic versions of the burning bush narrative, Robert Stieglitz on divine kingship at Ugarit, Peter van der Veen on a two-headed bronze bull figurine, and Ada Yardeni on legal texts from various locations in the Judean desert.


Claire Gottlieb obtained her doctorate from New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and lives in Somerset, New Jersey.
Chaim Cohen is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Hebrew Language, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba.
Mayer Gruber is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Bible Archaeology and the Ancient Near East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba.

Series: Hebrew Bible Monographs, 76
978-1-909697-87-4 hardback
Publication October 2015

Contents
Saul Lubetski, Uriel Lubetski and Leah Lubetski Feldman
Meir Ledorot: A Light to the Generations

Paula S. Berggren
Shakespeare’s Cains

Chaim Cohen
Pharaoh’s shelishim ‘Third-Man Charioteers’ (Exod. 14.7;
15.4) and the Unnoticed Literary Allusion to the Battle
of Qadesh in the Song of the Sea

John Day
Rooms or Reeds in Noah’s Ark? qnym in Genesis 6.14

Robert Deutsch
Six New Unrecorded Israelite Hebrew Seals

Joseph Fleishman
The Sages’ Interpretations of the Law concerning the
Defamer (Deut. 22.13-21)

Moshe Garsiel
The Succession Rivalry between Adonijah and Solomon
(1 Kings 1–2): The Story’s Genesis and its Historiographical,
Literary and Rhetorical Values

Claire Gottlieb
Genesis 1 in the Twenty-First Century: First Things First

Martin Heide
‘…and for the Pharao’: An Intriguing Ostracon
from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

Richard S. Hess
Joshua and Egypt

Regine Hunziker-Rodewald
Blessings for the Overlord! Another Ammonite Seal

Isaac Kalimi
The Key Methods of Targum Chronicles

Andre Lemaire
The Place of Qumran in Jewish History: A Beit Midrash

David Marcus
How the Aramaic Versions Help Elucidate Problems in the
Burning Bush Episode (Exod. 3.1-4)

Robert R. Stieglitz
The Ideology of Divine Kingship at Ugarit

Peter van der Veen
A Double-Headed Bull Protome—Does It Represent the Aramaean Moon God?

Ada Yardeni
Notes on Formulae and Decipherment of Legal Texts from the Judaean Desert