Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Author Correction

Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Author Correction

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In my article "Rephaim, Whisperers, and the Dead in Isaiah 26:13-19: A Ugaritic Parallel," published in the previous issue of JBL (135 [2016]: 77-94), I inadvertently misrepresented a key point in Christopher B. Hays's Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah, FAT 79 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). My quotation (see 89 n. 53) of his work was accurate (... is simply the last gasp of the enemies") but incomplete, in that I overlooked the further explanation: "what did they squeeze out with their last breath? A 'foreign' magic spell. They meet their end not with a bang but with a whimper" (see Hays, Death in the Iron Age II, 324). I very much regret this error, which led me to group Professor Hays with those who understand ... as a distressed whisperer, when clearly he takes the term to be an incantation. …

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