By Florentino Garcia Martinez, Edward Noort

FThis quantity comprises the papers provided to a symposium prepared through the Theological college of the collage of Groningen at the party of the 70th birthday of Adam S. van der Woude, former Professor of previous testomony and Early Judaism and previous head of the Qumran Institute on the comparable Faculty.
The essays, 8 in English and 4 in German, discover (through case experiences) the advancements during the last few years within the various parts of analysis of the previous testomony and of Early Judaism, discover the hot views opened in those parts and map the instructions within which the learn might be relocating within the 3rd millennium.
The quantity additionally contains a German model of the general public lecture at the importance of the useless Sea Scrolls for the research of outdated testomony and of Early Judaism introduced in Dutch via Van der Woude in the course of the symposium.

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9,10 which we leave aside here), where in the plague stories it is used to refer to Pharaoh, his servants and his people: 5,16 7,28 8,5,7,17,25,27 9,14. Therefore in the book of Jeremiah the expression seems to belong to the rhetoric of the debate between Jeremiah and king Zedekiah about his politics of hope towards Egypt52 cf. Jer. 24, 8). The effect is that Zedekiah is described in the way Moses addressed the Pharaoh: it is the incomparable God that you are resisting (Ex. 9,14). The connection Zedekiah - Pharaoh is clear in chapter 37.

It is aseparate field of research which concentrates on linguistic marking and should be applied prior to the study of literary compositions and artistic designs, not afterwards. The order of applying the methods is of importance. - A type of hermeneutics that surpasses the dichotomy of "history" and "ideology" should be defined. When it is c1ear that texts are not historical reports, this does not mean that they necessarily have to be seen as someones commercials. A text can be read as aproposal, a hypothesis about human experience: "This has happened because they have left the Berit".

Others, numerous people, will ask questions, later. What these texts have in common, however, is the high authority of the one who is speaking: Moses, God and God through Jeremiah. As areader one is on the side of the addressee that has to expect or to undergo ruination. Second, it is at this level of synchronie analysis that a meaningful comparison can be made between the biblieal texts and the texts of Ashurbanipal's inscriptions. Usually exegetes only compare the words of the short, parallel sections, without giving attention to their respective larger literary contexts.

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