By William R Gallagher

In 701 B.C. the Assyrian king Sennacherib introduced his crusade opposed to, a.o., Judah. This occasion has been recorded within the Hebrew Bible (Isaiah, the Biblical conflict narratives) and, hence, has decisively inspired Jewish and Christian proposal. The warfare, notwithstanding, has remained imprecise for contemporary historians. the writer of this most modern quantity in Brill's monograph sequence Studies within the historical past and tradition of the traditional close to East brings jointly either Biblical and Assyrian resources at the crusade. a part of those ample Assyrian fabrics are new, and for this reason allow the writer to provide new insights at the occasion itself. A moment significant results of this learn lies within the new, rigorously supported interpretations of a few Isaiah oracles, and of either the Assyrian and Biblical narratives of Sennacherib's crusade. The meticulous recognition given to textual feedback, translation difficulties, historiographical questions and its carefully utilized literary feedback make it a version of the contextual strategy in historic close to jap and bible study.

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Altes Testament. Forschung und Wirkung. Festschrift fllr H. M. 6)" 125-196; id: Heiligkeitsgcsctz, in: RGG4 Ill TObingen 2000, 822-821. For an evaluation ofthe hypothese5, that the Holiness Code was either part of P (soA. ,Priesterschrifr'. 2, FAT 26~ TQbingen 1999) or a li.. P (so K. Grilnwald: Das Heiligkeitsgesetz Leviticus 17-26. Ursprüngliche Gestaltt Funktion und Theologie, BZAW 271 Berlinl New Vork 1999) cf. E. t 11 t 32 Eclcar, 0110 Decalogue and Covenant Code in Ex 20-23 71 . e book of Joshua from Deuteronomy and reduced the Hexateuch to, a Pentateuch, becausethe theme of the land should 00 longer function as culmination and purpose oflsrael's salvation history in the Pentateuch's plot: Otto: DasHeiligkeitsgesetz zwischen Priesterschrift und Deuteronomium.

25), 600-00 I. In a synchronical perspective this difference is irrelevant. 3 I Cf. E. Otto: Deuteronomium 4. Di,e Pentateuchredaktion im Deuteronomiurnsrahmen, in:T. : Pentateuch (n. 4), 167-175. For the semantic meaning of b·r in Dtn 1,S cf. M. Fishbane: The Weil of Living Water: A Biblical Motif and its Ancient Transformations in: id. et al. s), Sha'arei Talmon. Studies in Bible, Qumran, and the t Ancient Near East Presented to Shemaryahu Talmon, Winona Lake 1992. 3-16. r a different option cf.

London 1965; K. Jaros: Sichern. Eine archäologische und religionsgeschichtliche Studie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Jos 24, 080 11, Fribourgl Göttingen 1916; E. F. Campbell: Shechem, in: NEAE IV, Jerusalem 1993, J345-1354; V. Fritz: Sichern, in: TRE 31, BerlinJ New York 2000,245-247; E. Otto: Sichern, in: LThK3 IX~ 9 The Pentateuch in Synchronical and Diachronical Perspectives 31 Memoirs criticized this idea in favor of a Judean Yehud, because they advocated for Jerusalem 6s as the political and religious center of a Judean province Yehud66 .

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