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* Professor Shalom M. Paul (faculty profile): Professor Emeritus, was Chairman of the Bible Department, specialist of biblical and Ancient Near East studies:



1969. “Exod. 21:10: A Threefold Maintenance Clause,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 28: 48–53.

1969b. “Sargon’s Administrative Diction in II Kings 17 27,” Journal of Biblical Literature 88: 73–74.

1970. "דגמי ניסוח של החוק בישראל ובמסופוטמיה", לשוננו לד (תש"ל), עמ' 257–266

             “Biblical and Mesopotamian Legal Formulations,” Lešonénu 34: 255–266. Hebrew.

1974. Biblical Law: Bibliographical Introduction to Legal History and Ethnology, ed. J. Gilissen (Université Libre de Bruxelles; Brussels), 38pp.

1979. “Unrecognized Biblical Legal Idioms in the Light of Comparative Akkadian Expressions,” Revue Biblique 86: 231–239

1979-80. “Adoption Formulae: A Study of Cuneiform and Biblical Legal Clauses,” Maarav 2/2: 173–185

1984. “Dan 6, 8: An Aramaic Reflex of Assyrian Legal Terminology,” Biblica 65: 106–110

1990. “Biblical Analogues to Middle Assyrian Law,” in: Religion and Law: Biblical-Judaic and Islamic Perspectives, ed. E. B. Firmage et al. (Winona Lake, IN), 333–350.

1993. “Gleanings from the Biblical and Talmudic Lexica in Light of Akkadian,” in: Min∙ah le-Na∙um: Biblical and Other Studies Presented to Nahum M. Sarna in Honour of His 70th Birthday, ed. M. Brettler and M. Fishbane (= Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Supplement Series (Sheffield), 242–256.

2004. “Daniel 6:20: An Aramaic Calque on an Akkadian Expression,” Scriptura 87: 315–316.

2006. Studies in the Book of the Covenant in the Light of Cuneiform and Biblical Law (= Supplement, Vetus Testamentum 18 [1970], xii, 149pp. (Leiden). Reissued in the Dove Studies in Bible, Language, and History (with a foreword by Samuel Greengus (Eugene, Oregon).

Forthcoming: "אגרון דיפלומטי למס מנחה ולמתנות במקרא ובמזרח הקדום", בתוך: ספר היובל לכבוד מאיר גרובר (בדפוס)  “A Diplomatic Lexicon of Tribute and Gifts in the Bible and the Ancient Near East,” in: Meir Gruber Jubilee Volume (forthcoming).





* Prof. Alexander Rofe's interests cover the history of biblical literature and religion, text-criticism and interpretation, as well as biblical law:



1972. “The Strata of the Law about the Centralization of Worship and the History of the Deuteronomic Movement”, SVT 22. Congress of Uppsala, 221-226.

1985. “The Laws of Warfare in the Book of Deuteronomy: Their Origins, Intent and Positivity”, JSOT 32: 23-44.

1986. “Methodological Aspects of the Study of Biblical Law”, Jewish Law Association – Proceedings of the Jerusalem Conference, 1980, ed. by B.S. Jackson, Atlanta (Scholars), 1-16.

1986b. “The History of the Cities of Refuge in Biblical Law”, Scripta Hierosolymitana 31 – Studies in Bible, ed. by S. Japhet, Jerusalem (Magnes), 205-239.

1987. “Family and Sex Laws in Deuteronomy and in the Book of Covenant”, Henoch 9: 131-158.

1988. “The Arrangement of the Laws in Deuteronomy”, ETL 64: 265-287

1990. “The Tenth Commandment in the Light of Four Deuteronomic Laws”, The Ten Commandments, Jerusalem (Magnes), 45-65.

2001. “The Organization of the Judiciary in Deuteronomy (16.18-20; 17.8-13; 19.15; 21.22-23; 24.16; 25.1-3)”, The World of the Arameans 1:Biblical Studies in Honour of P.E. Dion, ed. by P.M.M. Weigl et al., Sheffield (Academic Press), 92-112.

2005. "Defilement of Virgins in Biblical Law and the Case of Dinah (Genesis 34)", Biblica 86: 369-375.



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