This volume brings together the main contributions to the 20th congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) held in Helsinki, Finland in August, 2010. The 24 articles discuss the following five topics: Archaeology and texts, with an emphasis on the Persian Period; Qumran, the Septuagint and the Textual History of the Hebrew Bible; Deuteronomistic texts, with a special focus on the question What is Deuteronomistic? ; Wisdom and Apocalypticism; and methodological and interdisciplinary issues such as Bible and art and intertextuality. The volume gives readers an up-to-date view of the most recent developments in the research of these topics and the study of the Hebrew Bible in general.
About the author
Martti Nissinen, Doctor of Theology (1992), is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is one of the leading specialists of ancient Near Eastern prophecy and has published extensively on gender issues in ancient Near Eastern texts.
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