2012 – Connections between Biblical and Other Ancient Near Eastern Legal Texts

Connections between Biblical and Other Ancient Near Eastern Legal Texts
Monday, November 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
McCormick Place South – 101A

Co-sponsored by the Assyriology and the Bible section
Abstracts

Because this is a co-sponsored session, only some papers may be available ahead of time.

Presider: Bruce Wells, Saint Joseph’s University

Andrew D. Gross, Catholic University of America
Analogous Developments in Aramaic Common Law and in the Biblical Law Collections

Shalom E. Holtz, Yeshiva University
Taking a (Forensic) Stand

Herbert B. Huffmon, Drew University
Contrasting Juridical Conceptions in Ancient Near Eastern Treaties and Covenants

Spencer L. Allen, John Brown University
Rearranging the Curses and Gods in Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty

Melissa Ramos, University of California – Los Angeles
Deuteronomy 27:11 – 28:68 as Ritual Oath Text

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