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The Making of a Covenant: The Book of Deuteronomy

In the ancient Near East and the Torah, covenants were enacted with both a written text and a series of ritual actions.


Melissa Ramos



Asham of False Oaths: Why Does the Offender Confess?

Drawing on biblical and ancient Near Eastern evidence about the consequences of swearing falsely, I suggest a new understanding of the asham case (Lev 5:20-26) involving property violation and a subsequent false oath.


Yael Landman



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