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1. Weimar, Jason Everett. Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible .

Degree: 2017, Cornell University

This paper argues that the Hebrew Bible and Ancient South Arabian texts share a common usage of the phrase “wood and stone,” with a specific focus on Minaic construction texts from the 5th-2nd century BCE and four texts from Kings (1 Kings 5:32; 15:22; 2 Kings 12:13; 22:6). In both corpora “wood and stone” functions as a merism, a literary device that uses two pieces to express a whole. Furthermore, the phrase also appears in contexts denoting divine favor and expresses the religious-political authority of the primary agent(s) behind the construction. This shared usage of “wood and stone” helps solve an exegetical difficulty in Exodus 7:19 and also hints at a deeper inland tradition between ancient Palestine and Yemen that shared similar conceptions of how political-religious authority should be expressed. Advisors/Committee Members: Tenney, Jonathan S. (committeeMember).

Subjects/Keywords: Ancient South Arabian; Arabia; Bible; Exodus; Kings; Yemen; Biblical studies; Near Eastern studies; Archaeology

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APA (6th Edition):

Weimar, J. E. (2017). Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible . (Thesis). Cornell University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1813/56943

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Weimar, Jason Everett. “Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible .” 2017. Thesis, Cornell University. Accessed August 08, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/56943.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Weimar, Jason Everett. “Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible .” 2017. Web. 08 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Weimar JE. Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible . [Internet] [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2017. [cited 2020 Aug 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/56943.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Weimar JE. Of Wood and Stone: A Comparative Study of Ancient South Arabian Construction Texts and the Hebrew Bible . [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/56943

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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