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A time to learn, a time to drowse, a time to mingle with colleagues from around the world
Summer is the time for alphabet-soup scholarly conferences. Some are held annually, like those of the International SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), the CBA (Catholic Biblical Association) and the SNTS (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas...
Bible Review, December 1988
Ancient Israel’s changing vision of the world beyond
The earliest Hebrew understanding of the cosmos grew out of prevailing Mesopotamian and Canaanite mythology. Even before the time of the Hebrews, ancient Semites pictured the world as a three-tiered structure: an upper realm of the gods (...
Bible Review, February 1988