It has been just over a year since our last post. Though we have not blogged, we have been busy. Below I highlight some of the things we’ve done. Links to a couple new articles are posted at the bottom.

In addition to teaching quite a bit and working on a number of encyclopedia entries, our textbook, a joint Baylor Hebrew Bible Handbook (on Qoheleth), a Baylor volume of his own (on the Biblical Aramaic portions of Ezra and Daniel), John achieved tenure at his institution and also published his book on the Biblical Hebrew verb (see the new link on the left sidebar).

Besides developing a couple new courses, writing a number of encyclopedia articles, working on the joint Baylor volume with John as well as another Baylor volume (on Esther) with a doctoral student in my department, I have two articles coming out in JBL and JSS (both of which took me a number of years to finish off). And I am trying to balance my work on the Accordance Hebrew syntax project with my desire to finish revising what used to be my thesis on the relative clause (I say “used to be” because the amount of newly added material makes it a different work altogether).

So, it has been a busy year for us. Sadly, little of that translated into blogging. But I will make a post based on my SBL presentation on Biblical Hebrew pedagogy in the next day or so and John will post on verbal valency in the next few weeks. For now, below are links to some of the works we’ve published (or finished and are in press) in the last year.


John A. Cook. 2012. Detecting Development in Biblical Hebrew Using Diachronic Typology. Pp. 83-95 in Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew, ed. Cynthia Miller-Naudé and Ziony Zevit. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. (PDFBOOK)

John A. Cook. Forthcoming. The Verb in Qoheleth. In Fresh Perspectives on Qohelet, ed. Mark Boda, Tremper Longman, and Cristian Rata. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. (draft PDF)

John A. Cook. Forthcoming. Actionality (Aktionsart), Aspect, and Verb in Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, ed. Geoffrey Khan. Leiden: Brill.

John A. Cook 2012. Hebrew Language. Pp. 307–18 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets, ed. J. Gordon McConville and Mark Boda. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity. (PDF)

Robert D. Holmstedt. 2012. Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew. Pp. 96-124 in Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew, ed. Cynthia Miller-Naudé and Ziony Zevit. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. (PDF; BOOK)

Robert D. Holmstedt. 2012. Review of Annick Payne, Hieroglyphic Luwian: An Introduction with Original Texts; 2nd revised ed. Subsidia et Instrumenta Linguarum Orientis 2; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010. Review of Biblical Literature  [http://www.bookreviews.org]. (PDF)

Robert D. Holmstedt. In Press. The Nexus between Text Criticism and Linguistics: A Case Study from Leviticus. To appear in the Journal of Biblical Literature. (PDF Draft)

Robert D. Holmstedt and Andrew R. Jones. The Pronoun in Tripartite Verbless Clauses in Biblical Hebrew: Resumption for Left-Dislocation or Pronominal Copula? To appear in the Journal of Semitic Studies. (PDF Draft)

Robert D. Holmstedt. 2012. Review of Qumran Cave 1, II: The Isaiah Scrolls. Part 1: Plates and Transcriptions; Part 2: Introductions, Commentary, and Textual Variants. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXII. Eugene Ulrich and Peter. W. Flint, with a contribution by Martin G. Abegg, Jr. 2010. Oxford: Clarendon. To appear in The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. (UPDATE: now published here)

3 Responses to “Update”

  1. David T. Tsumura Says:

    Dear Robert,

    Thank you for introducing your Web to me. I appreciate your great contributions to Semitic linguistics and especially Hebrew linguistic studies. It was good to meet with you at Chicago for the editorial board meeting of JBL.

    You might be interested in my recent works which I attach below.

    Best wishes,

    David (Tsumura)

  2. robertholmstedt Says:

    Dear David,

    Indeed, it was very nice to meet you at the luncheon. And likewise, I have appreciated your work (mostly lately on Samuel) very much.
    If you have PDFs to send my way, please email them to me: robert[dot]holmstedt[at]utoronto[dot]ca.

  3. louiskbb Says:

    Dear John and Rob,
    Thank you for sharing your research with us. And for your accessibility throughout the past year.
    Louis Breytenbach and students.
    South Africa

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