Subject Area: Hebrew

Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East. A Literary Analysis of the Forms and Functions of the Heavenly Foretelling
2012 0-7734-2631-0
Ashmon puts forth a structural analysis of birth annunciations in the Hebrew Bible, and Ancient Near Eastern texts. By studying the topic in this way, the author shows a shared culture between Egyptian Hittite, Sumerian, Ugarit cultures and Biblical narratives. It explores an aspect of the Bible that has yet to be the subject of an extensive study. There have been numerous accounts of the birth annunciations of Jesus in the New Testament, but this is the first book to do a scholarly examination of the way prophecies about the birth of special children occur prior to Christ.

Centrality of Aima (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews. An Exegetical and Philological Study
2012 0-7734-1461-4
This book demonstrates that because blood sanctifies, consecrates and purifies, the Greek word for blood provided the best expression for the unique role of Christ as self-sacrificing High Priest in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Concordance of the Hebrew Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Concordance of the Hebrew Accents Used in the Former Prophets; Includes Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings. Vol. 2
1996 0-7734-2397-4
The present work provides the statistics for the entire Hebrew Bible, and an exhaustive documentation of the grammar rules. References are given for every place in the Bible where each rule operates, and the rare anomalies are documented. Includes a collation with the two principal manuscripts (Leningrad B19a and Aleppo) and the four principal printed editions (BHS, BHK, Bomberg's 2nd Ed., and Mikraoth Gedoloth) in those places where some problem seemed to exist in the accents of the host text (BHS). This concordance will be useful to those who wish to further study the syntax of the Masoretic accents from the perspective of phrase-structure grammar. It provides help for those who want to study some the problems of accentuation system: this work documents most of those areas.

Concordance of the Hebrew Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Concordance of the Hebrew Accents Used in the Latter Prophets; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel; the Twelve Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. Vol. 3
1996 0-7734-2399-0
The present work provides the statistics for the entire Hebrew Bible, and an exhaustive documentation of the grammar rules. References are given for every place in the Bible where each rule operates, and the rare anomalies are documented; includes a collation with the two principal manuscripts (Leningrad B19a and Aleppo) and the four principal printed editions (BHS, BHK, Bomberg's 2nd Ed., and Mikraoth Gedoloth) in those places where some problem seemed to exist in the accents of the host text (BHS). This concordance will be useful to those who wish to further study the syntax of the Masoretic accents from the perspective of phrase-structure grammar. It provides help for those who want to study some the problems of accentuation system: this work documents most of those areas.

Concordance of the Hebrew Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Concordance of the Hebrew Accents Used in the Pentateuch; Includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Vol. 1
1996 0-7734-2395-8
The present work provides the statistics for the entire Hebrew Bible, and an exhaustive documentation of the grammar rules. References are given for every place in the Bible where each rule operates, and the rare anomalies are documented. This includes a collation with the two principal manuscripts (Leningrad B19a and Aleppo) and the four principal printed editions (BHS, BHK, Bomberg's 2nd Ed., and Mikraoth Gedoloth) in those places where some problem seemed to exist in the accents of the host text (BHS). This concordance will be useful to those who wish to further study the syntax of the Masoretic accents from the perspective of phrase-structure grammar. It provides help for those who want to study some the problems of accentuation system: this work documents most of those areas.

Includes a general introduction to the entire concordance, a list of the accents, a summary of the frequency of the accents, and an introduction to the phrase-structure grammar. Every volume contains a separate chapter for each disjunctive accent.

Concordance of the Hebrew Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Concordance of the Hebrew Accents Used in the Poetic Books: Psalms, Job, Proverbs. Vol. 5
1996 0-7734-2403-2
This volume is a sequel to the author's The Syntax of Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible (Mellen, 1990). The present work provides the statistics for the entire Hebrew Bible, and an exhaustive documentation of the grammar rules. References are given for every place in the Bible where each rule operates, and the rare anomalies are documented. The present work includes a collation with the two principal manuscripts (Leningrad B19a and Aleppo) and the four principal printed editions (BHS, BHK, Bomberg's 2nd Ed., and Mikraoth Gedoloth) in those places where some problem seemed to exist in the accents of the host text (BHS). This concordance will be useful to those who wish to further study the syntax of the Masoretic accents from the perspective of phrase-structure grammar. It provides help for those who want to study some the problems of accentuation system: this work documents most of those areas.

Also contains a separate introduction to the rules of the poetic books.

Concordance of the Hebrew Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Concordance of the Hebrew Accents Used in the Writings (Kethubim). Vol. 4
1996 0-7734-2401-6
This volume is a sequel to the author's The Syntax of Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible (Mellen, 1990). The present work provides the statistics for the entire Hebrew Bible, and an exhaustive documentation of the grammar rules. References are given for every place in the Bible where each rule operates, and the rare anomalies are documented; includes a collation with the two principal manuscripts (Leningrad B19a and Aleppo) and the four principal printed editions (BHS, BHK, Bomberg's 2nd Ed., and Mikraoth Gedoloth) in those places where some problem seemed to exist in the accents of the host text (BHS). This concordance will be useful to those who wish to further study the syntax of the Masoretic accents from the perspective of phrase-structure grammar. It provides help for those who want to study some the problems of accentuation system: this work documents most of those areas.

Contemporary Hebrew Mystical Poetry. How It Redeems Jewish Thinking
2009 0-7734-4851-9
This interdisciplinary scholarship correlates Hebrew Poetry and Jewish Mysticism to forge new pathways in Jewish Thinking. Contemporary Israeli poetry serves as the site for debating the relation between public trauma and private experience. These Anmerkungen or afterwords explore how Hebrew poetry has carried forward from collective catastrophe to rewrite and rebirth the individual experience after the Shoah.

Decadence in Thirteenth Century Provencal and Hebrew Poetry
1987 0-7734-9211-9
Analyzes the idea of decadence as it manifested itself in the society, religion and poetry of 13th century Provence. Establishes a distinction between social and religious decadence and literary decadence, and examines the commonality among the 19th and 13th century decadent poets of themes and motifs, the shared interest in satire, and the similar literary heritage of romantic poetry.

Discourse analysis of Hebrew prophetic literature. Determining the larger textual units of Hosea and Joel
1995 0-7734-2371-0
The specific focus of this work is upon the analysis of larger (strophic/stanzaic) units for which a detailed methodology is set forth with specific application to the oracles of Hosea and Joel. The analysis also explores the functional dynamics of prophetic discourse as manifested by its structural organization. Special studies of irony (Hosea) and recursion (Joel) are included as a means of more fully exploring the rhetorical features of these divine messages, which are of continuing relevance to God's people today.

Eminent Hebrew Christians of the Nineteenth Century. Brief Biographical Sketches
1983 0-88946-806-0
The volume of 21 biographical sketches left by Louis Meyer, the Hebrew-Christian missionary to the Jews, at the time of his death in 1913.

Five Exotic Scrolls of the Hebrew Bible (Scrolls of the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther). The Prominence, Literary Structure, and Liturgical Significance of the Megilloth
2009 0-7734-4749-0
This work is a comprehensive, advanced introduction to the five books or scrolls in the Hebrew Bible (Song of Solomon; Ruth; Lamentations; Ecciesiastes; Esther) that constitute the Megilloth, a distinctive minor collection within the canon of the Hebrew Bible.

Greek and Hebrew Origins of Our Idea of History
1987 0-88946-777-3
Straddles two subdisciplines _ theology of history and the history of ideas _ to trace the roots of the contemporary dynamic view of global history to the writings of the ancients Greeks and Hebrews.

Hebrew Perspectives on the Human Person in the Hellenistic Era- Philo and Paul
1995 0-7734-2420-2
Philo of Alexandria represented a classic assimilation of the Greek dualist view (bi-partite body and soul), into the traditional Hebraic concept, and it was generally assumed that those who followed, particularly the writers of the New Testament, continued to uphold the assimilated view. Examining this view in the light of recent scholarship and the biblical texts, this volume concludes that, while the Apostle Paul must have been exposed to hellenistic concepts of the human as bi-partite, he resisted this interpretation, developing the fundamental Hebraic concept into a distinctively Christian anthropology. The interaction of the two views reached its climax in the Corinthian correspondence, where Paul clearly reversed the hellenized interpretation.

Hebrew Poetry of Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934) and a Modern Jewish Theology
1991 0-7734-9627-0
A study of the writings of Hayyim Nahman Bialik, whose poetic creativity, linguistic sensitivity, and skills as a compiler of tradition and translator into Hebrew fashioned the pillars of the Hebrew revival. His writings provide the key to modern Jewish thinking. This work focuses on Bialik as a thinker who adumbrates the images and responses typical of many modern Jews.

Interpretation of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible. The Emergence of Eschatology as a Theological Theme
2009 0-7734-4715-6
The Book of Twelve Minor Prophets has been one of the most loved, discussed and influential parts of the Bible. This work fills a gap in the existing scholarship on the history of interpretation of the Book of Twelve Minor Prophets and demonstrates the relevance to this day.

Promise of Rain. Bilingual Collection of Selected Hebrew Poems with English Translations
1996 0-7734-2719-8
Bilingual volume of selected poems divided into four main themes: the imaginative mood; the impact of the landscape; the quest for love; and the inevitable end of life.

Question of Meter in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
2001 0-7734-7574-5
The author generates statistical profiles for the texs and compares them with similar profiles from two categories of control data: metrical poetic texts from outside the biblical Hebrew tradition (Shakespearean sonnets, Beowulf, and four Japanese haiku) and prose texts from within the Hebrew Bible. The study not only demonstrates that meter properly understood does not exist in biblical Hebrew poetry, but also provides scholars with a valuable introduction to the study of meter and a comprehensive reference source for all the theories of meter that biblical scholars have previously set forth.

Sacrificial Rhetoric in the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible
2012 0-7734-2915-8
It addresses a problem that has created much scholarly controversy, namely the different attitudes in the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible towards the sacrificial cult. This somewhat controversy is the subject of debate because the interpretation of sacrificial rituals is still disputed. Even more disputed is the literature of its criticism in prophetic literature. It has been suggested that the prophetic “No!” to sacrifices that can be heard in some passages of the Hebrew Bible was not meant in an absolute sense. This book discusses the nuances of how to interpret the prophetic tendencies towards sacrifices, which were different at different times in history. At many points in the Bible a prophecy is made regarding sacrifices. The conclusion drawn by the author might be startling. Concluding that sacrifice was of central importance in the life of Israel and Judah, even to the prophets, the case is made that sacrifice was an integral part of the Hebrew Bible.

Samaritan Version of the Book of Numbers with Hebrew Viariants. A Close Textual Study
2014 0-7734-4317-7
This book provides the critical Hebrew text of Numbers circa 600BCE along with a coherent English translation that visually shows off all the autograph differences from the traditional text. The purpose of giving the lexicon form and the grammar of all variant Hebrew words, and their manuscript sources, is to allow access to everyone who wants an analysis of the Hebrew language.



Studies in Hebrew Language, Intertextuality, and Theology
2003 0-7734-6767-X
Work covers a series of studies on Scripture and its language. It covers the historical nature of Hebrew and perspectives on the re-use of themes and topics within the canon.

Syntactical Comparisons Between Classical Hebrew and Classical Arabic. A Study Based on the Translation of Mohammad Cid’s Arabic Grammar
2008 0-7734-5013-0
A resource for students and scholars of Semitic Languages that provides a better understanding of the elaboration of Biblical Hebrew.

Syntax of Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible
1990 0-88946-510-X
Provides a formal syntax of the use of Hebrew accents. Defines the syntactic grammar of each accent as it functions within the domain of the verse. By means of computer analysis, each rule is exhaustively tested in the Pentateuch or Poetic books. Part One examines the accents in prose; Part Two the accents in the poetic books of Job, Psalms, and Proverbs. Also examines the classic work of William Wickes, and contemporary Israel Yeivin.

The Rabbinic Discussion About Bat Mitzvah Celebrations. Girl Puberty Rites in Judaism
2017 1-4955-0540-5
Author examines girl's puberty rites or rather the lack of such rites in rightwing Orthodox circles. The historical beginnings and cultural impact of the Bat Mitzvah and its development in Israel and the United States are explained.

Translation of Dizionario Storico Degli Autori Ebrei E Delle Loro Opere / Dictionary of Hebrew Authors
1999 0-7734-7900-7
Giovanni Bernardo de Rossi’s Dictionary is one of the gems of Hebrew bibliography. It is a bio-bibliographical work on approximately 700 Hebrew authors and their books by an authority on the Hebrew book. De Rossi’s listings are augmented by considerable information and insights over a wide spectrum of Hebrew literature. De Rossi’s work also informs as to translations and the reception of Hebrew books in the surrounding non-Jewish society. First published in Italian in 1802, it was translated into German in 1839 and republished with an index in 1846. This edition is based on the English translation prepared by Mayer Sulzberger (1843-1923) which was never previously published in book form, but serialized in 24 issues of the Occidental from 1867-1869. It is written in an engaging style, and will certainly be of value to libraries, bibliographers, historians, and collectors of Hebraica and Judaica, as well as anyone interested in Jewish history or literature.

Typology in Biblical Hebrew Meter. A Generative Metrical Approach
2017 1-4955-0568-5
Scholars have long recognized the significance of of typology for the classification of biblical poetry and the development of measurable typological indicators. Yet thus far no one has systematically classified biblical poetry.

The aim of this monograph is to demonstrate the chronological development of the metrical features of Biblical Hebrew poetry in the light of colometric and metrical analyses.

Yahweh’s Emergence as “Judge” Among the Gods: A Study of the Hebrew Root špt
2007 0-7734-5518-3
This book attempts to answer questions about the meaning of the Hebrew root špt; the status of a šopet; and how Yahweh could be called a šopet. An examination of past research shows that several scholars have argued against assigning špt (or its cognates) the basic meaning “to judge.”