Write That They May Read

Studies in Literacy and Textualization in the Ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures:Essays in Honour of Professor Alan R. Millard

Edited by Daniel I. Block, David C. Deuel, C. John Collins, Paul J. N. Lawrence

Write That They May Read

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Write That They May Read

Studies in Literacy and Textualization in the Ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures:Essays in Honour of Professor Alan R. Millard

Edited by Daniel I. Block, David C. Deuel, C. John Collins, Paul J. N. Lawrence

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About-

Write That They May Read is a collection of essays written in honor of our mentor, friend, and fellow scholar, Professor Alan R. Millard. Respectful of his contribution to our understanding of writing and literacy in the ancient biblical world, all the essays deal with some aspect of this issue, ranging in scope from archeological artifacts that need to be “read,” to early evidence of writing in Israel’s world, to the significance of reading and writing in the Bible, including God’s own literacy, to the production of books in the ancient world, and the significance of metaphorical branding of God’s people with his name. The contributors are distributed among Professor Millard’s peers and colleagues in a variety of institutions, his own students, and students of his students. They represent a variety of disciplines including biblical archeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, Hebrew and other Northwest Semitic texts, and the literature of the Bible, and reside in North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany.



Write That They May Read
contains contributions by:


Section 1: Artifacts and Minimalist Literacy


1. “See That You May Understand”: Artifact Literacy—The Twin-cup Libation Vessels from Khirbet Qeiyafa


Gerald Klingbeil, Research Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Andrews University


Martin Klingbeil, Professor of Biblical Studies and Archaeology, and Associate Director, Institute of Archaeology Southern Adventist University


2. Ketiv-Qere: The Writing and Reading of EA 256 and Its Place in Reflecting the Realia of Power and Polity in the LBA–IA Golan and Peripheries


Timothy M. Crow, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Akron; Professional Fellow Old Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary


3. Another Inscribed Arrowhead in the British Museum


Terrence C. Mitchell†. Former Keeper of Western Asiatic Antiquities, The British Museum, London, England


4. Earliest Literary Allusions to Homer and the Pentateuch from Ischia in Italy and Jerusalem


Paul J. N. Lawrence, Translation Consultant, Summer Institute of Linguistics International


5. The Etymology of Hebrew lōg and the Identity of Shavsha the Scribe


Yoshiyuki Muchiki, Professor of Biblical Theology, Japan Bible Seminary, Tokyo


Section 2: Artifacts and Official Literacy


6. The Writing/Reading of the Stone Tablet Covenant in the Light of the Writing/Reading/Hearing of the Silver Tablet Treaty


Gordon Johnston, Professor of Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary


7. For Whose Eyes? The Divine Origins and Function of the Two Tablets of the Israelite Covenant


Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Wheaton College


8. Write That They May Judge? Applying Written Law in Biblical Israel


Jonathan Burnside, Professor of Biblical Law, Law School, University of Bristol.


9. “And Samuel Wrote in the Book” (1 Samuel 10:25) and His Apology in First Samuel 1–15


Wolfgang Ertl, Dozent am Bibelseminar Bonn, Bornheim/Germany; Associate Professor of Old Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


10. “For the one who will read it aloud will be able to run with it” (Habakkuk 2:2c)


David Toshio Tsumura, Professor of Old Testament, Japan Bible Seminar


Section 3: The Rise of Literary Literacy


11. The History and Pre-History of the Hebrew Language in the West Semitic Literary Tradition


Richard E. Averbeck, Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



12. Divine Action in the Hebrew Bible: “Borrowing” from Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and “Inspiration”


C. John Collins, Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary


13. Encoding and Decoding Culture


Jens Bruun Kofoed, Professor of Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College,


14. No Books, No Authors: Literary Production in a Hearing-Dominant Culture


John H. Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College


15. The Discovery of the Book of the Law in 2 Kings 22:8–10 in the Light of the Literary Renaissance of the Eighth to Seventh Centuries in the Ancient Near East


James K. Hoffmeier, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


16. “Read This Torah” (Deuteronomy 31:11): The Importance and Function of Israel’s Primary Scripture in Early Spiritual Growth


David C. Deuel, Academic Dean Emeritus, The Master’s Academy International


17. What is a “Messianic Text”? The Uruk Prophecy and the Old Testament


Ernest C. Lucas, Vice-Principal Emeritus, Bristol Baptist College, UK


18. “Joshua 24 and Psalm 81 as Intertexts”


Cheryl Eaton, PhD Candidate, Trinity College, Bristol


Section 4: Metaphorical Literacy


20. Belonging to YHWH: Real and Imagined Inscribed Seals in Biblical Tradition


Carmen Joy Imes, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Prairie College, Three Hills, Alberta


21. Reading the Eye: Optic Metaphorical Agency in Deuteronomic Law


A. Rahel Wells, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Andrews University


5. Epilogue


22. Literacy and Postmodern Fallacies


Richard S. Hess, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Denver Seminary


Abstract:


23. In Praise of a Venerable Scribe: A Tribute to Alan R. Millard


Edwin M. Yamauchi, Professor of History Emeritus, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio



[with contributions from Daniel I. Block and Paul J. N. Lawrence]


Endorsements & Reviews-

“A wide-ranging and fitting tribute to an outstanding scholar, usefully concluding with a bibliographic review of his work.”

—Bernard S. Jackson, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester

“I welcome the appearance of these new essays, from a strong international team, honoring an eminent scholar who has been variously their teacher, friend, and inspiration. They range widely over the interface between archaeology and biblical interpretation, including the creation and uses of written texts in a world where the spoken word remained powerful. It is a worthy tribute to Professor Millard and a valuable constructive contribution to scholarship, which will also interest a much wider public.”

—Graham Davies, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of Cambridge

“This collection of essays by leading scholars about scribal culture in the ancient Near East highlights just how indispensable this line of study is for the interpretation of the biblical text and as a corrective to the historical critical enterprise.”

—Joshua Berman, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Bar-Ilan University

Contributors-

Daniel I. Block
David C. Deuel
C. John Collins
Paul J. N. Lawrence

Bio(s)-

Daniel I. Block is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Wheaton College; David C. Deuel is Academic Dean Emeritus, The Master’s Academy International; C. John Collins is Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary; Paul J. N. Lawrence is a translation consultant for SIL International.

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