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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume XVI
HARDCOVER; Published: 11/30/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7281-4
Price: $ 75.00
932 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.5 x 9
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Series: Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

Volume XVI concludes the monumental, critically acclaimed Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament with an Aramaic dictionary.

This latest and last TDOT volume incorporates nearly the complete lexicon of Biblical Aramaic as well as a major portion of the theologically, culturally, and historically relevant terms in other ancient Aramaic writings. Each article provides information on the term’s meaning and usage, is fully annotated, and contains a bibliography with cross-references to the entire TDOT series.

Further enhancing this volume are an introductory overview of the history of Aramaic and a comparative grammatical outline of ancient Aramaic at the end of the book.

REVIEWS
Review of Biblical Literature
“A welcome resource. . . . Each entry locates particular Aramaic lexemes in the small corpus of Biblical Aramaic within the broader history of the Aramaic language. This brief review hardly does justice to the wealth of knowledge contained in this volume that will serve scholars for years to come.”
Theological Studies
“This volume gives biblical Aramaic its due, placing it squarely in the linguistic and cultural world of the Middle East in the late first millennium BCE.”
Review of Biblical Literature
“Holger Gzella, the editor of TDOT 16, describes the goal of this volume in his preface: ‘This final volume situates the vocabulary of the Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel in the context of its linguistic and cultural history and, thereby, frees Biblical Aramaic from its role as an appendix to the Hebrew Bible’ (xix). This English edition has incorporated the supplementary material in the German edition into the appropriate English entry, and its bibliographical footnotes include references published since the appearance of the German edition. This bibliography makes the dictionary a valuable ready-reference for scholars reading Biblical Aramaic. A lucid introduction reviews the relationship between Biblical Aramaic and Old and Imperial Aramaic as well as the Aramaic texts from Qumran. Each of the over three hundred entries situates individual Aramaic lexemes within their broader contexts. . . . This dictionary fulfills the objectives set out by H. Gzella in the preface. Each entry locates particular Aramaic lexemes in the small corpus of Biblical Aramaic within the broader history of the Aramaic language. This brief review hardly does justice to the wealth of knowledge contained in this volume that will serve scholars for years to come.”

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