Hanne Loeland-Levinson wins Scott Award for "The Death Wish in the Hebrew Bible"
Professor Hanne Loeland-Levinson has won the Scott Award from the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies for her book The Death Wish in the Hebrew Bible: Rhetorical Strategies for Survival.
From the presentation of the award:
Hanne Løland Levinson, University of Minnesota, The Death Wish in the Hebrew Bible: Rhetorical Strategies for Survival, Cambridge UP, 2021
A full and methodologically astute discussion of “death wishes” in the Hebrew Bible. Løland Levinson provides the first focused study on this important phenomenon. The analysis of texts is instructive, and the overall thesis is very compelling. It draws on a number of different methodologies, with an emphasis on source criticism and literary criticism. She offers (in a rather conversational mode) analyses of several important texts that span all three divisions of the TaNaKh. It is rigorous in its approach, conversant with a wide variety of previous scholarship, but still accessible for most readers. This is a book which future exegetes will find both insightful and approachable because of the range of material it surveys.
You can view or purchase her book on the Cambridge University Press website.
You can read more about the award on the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies website.