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Isaiah in Context: Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday
Meer, MichaŽl N. van der, Percy van Keulen, Wido van Peursen and Bas Ter Haar Romeny, editors

Leiden: Brill, 2010 pp. xx + 468. $216.00

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Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 138


Description: The present volume contains a collection of essays on the Book of Isaiah offered as a tribute to Arie van der Kooij on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, which coincides with his retirement as Professor of Old Testament at Leiden University. The twenty-four contributions, written by leading scholars in the field of Old Testament studies, focus on the Book of Isaiah within the context of Hebrew and ancient near-eastern writings, particularly those from the Neo-Assyrian period, as well as on the book's reception history , particularly in its Greek and Syriac translations. Together these studies offer a rich and original contribution to the study of the Book of Isaiah in its Hebrew, Aramaic, Assyrian, Greek, Syriac, and Dutch contexts.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Literature

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Review by Mayer Gruber
Published 3/3/2012
Citation: Mayer Gruber, review of MichaŽl N. van der Meer, Percy van Keulen, Wido van Peursen, and Bas Ter Haar Romeny, eds., Isaiah in Context: Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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