SAOC 73. "Like 'Ilu Are You Wise": Studies in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in Honor of Dennis G. Pardee

H. H. Hardy II, Joseph Lam, and Eric D. Reymond, eds.

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This volume honors Dennis G. Pardee, Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and one of the preeminent experts in Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, particularly Ugaritic studies. The thirty-seven essays by colleagues and former students reflect the wide range of Professor Pardee’s research interests and include, among other topics, new readings of inscriptions, studies of poetic structure, and investigations of Late Bronze Age society.

CONTENTS
Contributors and Affiliations
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Publications of Dennis G. Pardee
Dissertation Advisees
Abbreviations
Ugaritic Alphabetic Text Cross-References

Part 1 - Ugaritic Studies
1. The Further Quest for Ugaritic. Peter T. Daniels.
2. A Critique of the Counter-Argument for yaqtul Preterite in Ugaritic. Edward L. Greenstein.
3. God [ʾIlu] and King in KTU 1.23. Theodore J. Lewis.
4. Patrons, Brokers, and Clients at Late Bronze Age Ugarit. Miller C. Prosser.
5. Transmission and Mortal Anxiety in the Tale of Aqhat. Jacqueline Vayntrub.
Part 2 - Northwest Semitic Inscriptions
6. Where Is the Devourer? A Reappraisal of the Arslan Tash II Plaque in Its ANE Context. Dan Belnap.
7. A Revised Interpretation of the Melqart Stele (KAI 201). Jo Ann Hackett and Aren M. Wilson-Wright.
8. The Incised ʾIšbaʿl Inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa: Paleographic, Onomastic, and Historical Notes. Christopher A. Rollston.
9. Grammatical and Historical Notes on the Phoenician Text of the Incirli Inscription. Philip Schmitz.
10. “And Now” wʿt(h): A Transition Particle in Ancient Hebrew. William M. Schniedewind.
11. A Study of the Preposition b- in Samʾalian Aramaic: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach with Ramifications for the Interpretation of the Katumuwa Stele. K. Lawson Younger Jr.
Part 3 - Biblical Hebrew Poetry
12. Line Lengths in Poetic Units in Ugaritic and Biblical Hebrew Poetry. Drayton C. Benner.
13. Biblical “Alternation” and Its Poetics. Simeon Chavel.
14. So-Called “Number Parallelism” in Biblical Poetry. F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp.
15. Pronominal Gender Parallelism as a Poetic Device in Biblical Hebrew. H. H. Hardy II.
16. On Psalm 1: Structure and Meaning. Koowon Kim.
17. Acrostic Style and Word Order: An Examination of Macrostructural Constraints and Local Syntax in the Acrostic Poem of Lamentations 3. Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé and Jacobus A. Naudé.
18. Vertical Grammar of Parallelism in Ugaritic Poetry. David Toshio Tsumura.
Part 4 - Semitic Philology
19. “His Tent”: Pitched at the Intersection of Orthography and Source Criticism. Joel S. Baden.
20. A Brief History of the Phrase “King of Kings.” Samuel L. Boyd.
21. Akkadian kaslu, Ugaritic ksl, and Hebrew כסל : A (Very Tardy) Response to Moshe Held. John Burnight.
22. The Ugaritic Compound Adjective ʾib ʾiqnʾi “Lapis-Lazuli-Pure” and the Three Special Types of Construction in Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew, and Ugaritic, in Which the Nonpredicate Adjective Precedes the Noun. Chaim Cohen (Z″L).
23. The Biblical Hebrew Root bhl in Light of New Ugaritic Evidence. Joseph Lam.
24. From Kothar to Kythereia: Exploring the Northwest Semitic Past of Aphrodite. Carolina López-Ruiz.
25. The Root GMR and a Shared Divine Epithet in Ugaritic and Classical Hebrew. Nathan Mastnjak.
26. Biblical King Og and the Ugaritic Deity Rāpiʾu: Sorting Out Two Figures in Light of the Rephaim and the Toponyms Ashtaroth and Edrei. Matthew McAffee.
27. “From the Burrows of Their Lairs . . .”: The Imagery of a Prophetic Utterance in a Mari Letter. Adam E. Miglio.
28. The Third Masculine Singular Suffix on Nouns Written with heh materEric D. Reymond.
29. Pondering Pandemonium: Reimagining ʾĔlōhîm in 1 Samuel 28:13. Brian B. Schmidt.
Part 5 - Hebrew Linguistics and Verbal System
30. The Hebrew Verbal System in an Oyster Shell: Egypto-Semitic Notes. David Calabro.
31. On Some Syntactic Alternations in Biblical Hebrew. Stuart Creason.
32. The Coordinated Perfect. W. Randall Garr.
33. Dating the Earliest Hebrew Verbal System: The Role of Dialect Variation in Ancient Linguistic Change. Seth Sanders.
Part 6 - Comparative Semitics
34. An Aramaic Cognate to Akkadian -iš, Hebrew , and Ugaritic -hAaron Michael Butts.
35. The Origin of the Third-Person Markers on the Suffix Conjugation in Semitic. Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee.
36. Ugaritic ǵ from Proto-Semitic *θ̣John Huehnergard.
Part 7 - Beyond
37. On the Human Mind and Deities. Gary A. Long.

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 73
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2022
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