By John A. Emerton

The overseas association for the examine of the outdated testomony, which had formerly held all its Congresses in Europe, went outdoor that continent for the 1st time in 1986 and visited the land the place many of the occasions recorded within the outdated testomony happened. The Congress was once held from 24 to 29 August lower than the Presidency of Professor Benjamin Mazar on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, and the ultimate ceremonial dinner was once held within the Knesset. The Secretary of the Congress was once Professor Avi Hurvitz, additionally of the Hebrew collage, assisted through Mrs Janet Amitai with nice potency. these attending the Congress got the chance to work out locations of biblical curiosity, either on a trip to websites of archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem throughout the Congress and on box journeys and an day trip ahead of and after. additionally, there has been a trip to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the e-book, which include rather a lot of value for biblical students. there have been additionally invites to go to the nationwide and collage Library, the British university of Archaeology in Jerusalem, and the Nelson Glueck university of Biblical Archaeology of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith. As ordinary, students from many nations attended the Congress, and it was once pleasant quantity from japanese Europe have been capable of be present.
This quantity includes lots of the papers learn on the Congress. Professor James Barr's paper, "The distribution of plene and faulty spellings within the Masoretic textual content: its contribution to the examine of textual content and language", doesn't look the following simply because its material will shape a part of the book of his Schweich Lectures on the British Academy in 1986.

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In dieser Zeit liegen die Konflikte zwischen Konig und V olk, nicht zwischen Sklaven und Freien im Yolk. Dieses Thema gewinnt erst in der Konigszeit an Bedeutung, etwa in einer Erziihlung wie 2 Kon. iv 1-7 und dann naturlich in der Prophetie ab Amos. 16 Nur nebenbei sei angemerkt, daB dieser eindeutige Konkordanzbefund durch alles, was wir uber das vorstaatliche Israel und verwandte Stammesgesellschaften wissen, bestiitigt wird. zm in die Konigszeit datieren, so ist ein solcher Ansatz, wie ich denke, von keinem anderen Aspekt her in Frage zu stellen.

12 H. Tadmor, "Treaty and Oath in the Ancient Near East: A Historian's Approach", in G. M. Tucker and D. A. ), Humanizing America's Iconic Book (Chico, California, 1982), pp. 127-52. 26 F. M. CROSS 4. [They have (now) become her slaves] in perpetuity. And they reached mutual agreement on a covenant (bond, )esara) (to be made) be[ tween them, and this covenant Qosnahar established with )Abiceden in] 5. [these words: If] Qosnahar enters into litigation with) Abiceden with reg[ ard to the said slaves, or if another person enters into litigation with) AbiCeden,] 6.

Xxxiv 10ff. und besonders die Frage der Herkunft solcher Traditionen aus dem Nordreich zu beachten. Manches, was fUr einen solchen Zusammenhang seit langem hinsichtlich des Deuteronomiums angefuhrt wird, ware auch und erst recht hier zu nennen. 48 Ich mochte vor allem daran erinnern, da£ Hosea schriftliche Aufzeich46 Macholz, S. 328-9, Anm. 30; M. Gorg, Art. ziihar, zohar, Th WAT II (1977), Sp. 544-50, hier Sp. 546. 47 Macholz, S. 327. Er nimmt an, daB mit dieser Bestimmung dem Obergericht die gesamte Kapitalgerichtsbarkeit zugeschrieben werden soli.

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