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Books authored, edited, or co-edited by Scott B. Noegel

Solomon's Vineyard: Literary and Linguistic Studies in the Song of Songs
Co-authored with Gary A. Rendsburg (2009).

This book contains four interconnected studies on the biblical Song of Songs. The first details the evidence for the Song's northern (Israelian Hebrew) dialect; the second examines the poem's sophisticated use of... (more on the book).

 

 

Nocturnal Ciphers: The Allusive Language of Dreams in the Ancient Near East (2007)

This monograph seeks to understand the cultural context and function of word play as employed by ancient Mesopotamian dream interpreters and other divinatory experts. It then aims to use this context to explain the presence of punning in Akkadian literary and epistolary accounts of enigmatic dreams. This study also examines the later appearance of Egyptian oneirocritic punning . . . (more).

 

Egyptian Hieroglyphs Made Easy. Book and CD-ROM (2006)

Smiles Productions. This workbook and interactive CD-ROM allows users to acquire a basic knowledge of ancient Egyptian vocabulary and grammar. IBM/PC compatible only. . . (more)

 

Afroasiatic Linguistics, Semitics, and Egyptology: Selected Writings of Carleton T. Hodge (2004)

An edited collection of twenty essays by the late Carleton Hodge of Indiana University. The work outlines Hodge's life and career, and highlights some of Hodge's most important contributions to a number of disciplines including Egyptology and Semitics, as well as Afroasiatic, Chadic, and Indo-European linguistics . . . (more)

 

Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World (2003)

In the religious systems of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean, gods and demigods were neither abstract nor distant, but communicated with mankind through signs and active intervention. Men and women were thus eager to interpret, appeal to, and even control the gods and their agents . . . (more)

 

Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism (2002)

Both Islam and Judaism recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history and textual sources associated with prophets and prophecy. This thorough treatment of a difficult . . . (more)

 

Puns and Pundits: Wordplay in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature (2000)

This book brings together seventeen international scholars whose works encompass some of the most important languages and literatures of the ancient and late antique Near East. The scholars who appear in this volume have been selected because of their prior interest in word play phenomena . . . (more)

 

Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job (1996)

The term Janus Parallelism describes a literary device in which a middle stich of poetry contains a pun, which in one of its meanings parallels the line that precedes it and in another, parallels the line that follows. This book, a revised version of the author's doctoral dissertation, provides a history of research on the device . . . (more)

 

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