Papers in Honour of Alan Millard – Table of Contents

The Festschrift for Professor Alan R. Millard has just been published. Many thanks to Becca Vaughan-Williams of T. & T. Clark for providing me with details of its contents:

Piotr Bienkowski, Christopher Mee & Elizabeth Slater, eds., Writing and Ancient Near Eastern Society. LIbrary of Hebrew Old Testament Studies 426. London & New York: T & T Clark, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 0567026914. pp.368.

Pierre Bordreuil, “Migraines d’Epigraphiste,” pp. 15-28.

Alasdair Livingstone, “Taima’ and Nabonidus: It’s a Small World,” pp. 29-40.

Dennis Pardee, “Dresser le beouf a Ougarit,” pp.41-48.

M.C.A. MacDonald, “Literacy in an Oral Environment,” pp. 49-118.

Wolfgang Rollig, “Keilschrift versus Alphabetschrift: Uberlegungen zu den epigraphs auf Keilschrifttafeln,” pp. 119-126.

John F. Healey, “The Writing on the Wall: Law in Aramaic Epigraphy,” pp. 127-142.

David T. Tsumura, “‘Mispellings’ in Cuneiform Alphabetic Texts from Ugarit: Some Cases of Loss or Addition of Signs,” pp.143-154.

Graham Davies, “Some Uses of Writing in Ancient Israel in the Light of Recently Published Inscriptions,” pp. 155-174.

K.A. Kitchen, “Now You See It, Now You Don’t! The Monumental Use and Non-use of Writing in the Ancient Near East,” pp. 175-188.

Daniel I. Block, “What has Delphi to do with Samaria? Ambiguity and Delusion in Israelite Prophecy,” pp. 189-216.

Christopher Tuplin, “Darius’ Accession in (the) Media,” pp. 217-244.

K. Lawson Younger, “‘Hazael, Son of a Nobody’: Some Reflections in Light of Recent Study,” pp.245-270.

George L. Brooks, “4Q341: An Exercise for Spelling and for Spells?” pp. 271-282.

John Davies, “The Origins of Inscribed Greek Stela,” pp. 283-300.

Alan Millard, “Only Fragments from the Past: The Role of Accident in our Knowledge of the Ancient Near East,” pp. 301-

Two articles by Richard Bauckham

I have just uploaded two articles by Dr Richard Bauckham of St. Andrew’s University:

Richard J. Bauckham, “Weakness – Paul’s and ours,” Themelios 7.3 (1982): 4-6.

Richard Bauckham, “The Relatives of Jesus,” Themelios 21.2 (January 1996): 18-21.

Many thanks to Dr. Bauckham for his permission.

Two more of his articles will appear shortly on and will be posted here:

Towards a definition of Fundamentalism

I recently asked Jim West what his definition of a Fundamentalist was and this has led to some disagreement between Jim and Joe Cathey. The problem is that for most people the word “Fundamentalist” is nothing more than a term of abuse for those more theologically conservative than themselves. For example, a humanist might refer to all Christians as “Fundamentalists”, while a liberal Christian might call all Evangelicals by that name, a member of the “Evangelical Left” might refer to more conservative Evangelicals as such, and so on. The definition thus depends on your own perspective.