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Early Career Scholars in the Theological Disciplines

Early Career Scholars in the Theological Disciplines: Old Testament Colloquium, Part 1

When: June 9, 2021, 2:45 pm - Wednesday

Where: Ezell 211

Session 2

Session Abstract

The Colloquium this year is focusing on dissertation chapters from the student members. The Colloquium aims to foster interaction between current Ph.D. students and scholars affiliated with the conference In Part 1, Noemí Palomares will present a chapter from her dissertation titled  “זכר + ל and The Treatment of Deeds as Meritorious in the Hebrew Bible.” Three respondents will critique and provide feedback for designated parts of the chapter, and a time of open discussion will follow.


Paper Abstract

Noemi Palomares, Boston College, “זכר + ל and The Treatment of Deeds as Meritorious in the Hebrew Bible.”

In the 1960s, three monographs appeared on the Hebrew root √זכר—often glossed in light of the modern, Western sense of the interior ‘self’ as “to remember”— which claimed that the ditransitive clausal construction with זכר + ל ultimately meant the same thing as זכר without being in this particular clausal construction. Naturally, more recent scholars writing on this root have largely ignored this clausal construction. In this paper, I will offer a concrete, materialist reading of the ditransitive clause with זכר + ל  that both averts this sense of the interior ‘self’ and distinguishes the construction from the base root.


Clay Smith, Baylor University, Convener

  • Noemí Palomares, Pepperdine University, “זכר + ל and The Treatment of Deeds as Meritorious in the Hebrew Bible.”
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
  • Charles Rix, Oklahoma Christian University, Respondent
  • Kipp Swinney, Baylor University, Respondent

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