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Edited by Alice Mouton CNRS, Ian Rutherford Reading University, and Ilya Yakubovich Moscow State University
The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.
Edited by Alejandro F. Botta, Boston University
In the Shadow of Bezalel offers new insights and proposals in the areas of Aramaic language, paleography, onomastica and lexicography; ancient Near Eastern legal traditions, Hebrew Bible, and social history of the Persian period.
Jonathan Stökl, University College London
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East is the first book-length study that compares all evidence of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, focusing on the Mari texts. It re-evaluates recent scholarship and concludes that prophecy was a widespread phenomenon integrated into divination in general.
Edited by Marilyn J. Lundberg, West Semitic Research, Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, and Wayne T. Pitard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The articles included in this volume honor Bruce Zuckerman’s many contributions to the fields of epigraphy, biblical and Second Temple studies, and modern Judaism in discussions of a wide variety of inscriptional materials, biblical texts, archaeology, lexicography and teaching methodology.
Jonathan S. Tenney
This monograph uses traditional philological analysis of cuneiform records and the application of quantitative studies and historical-ethnographic comparisons to achieve a better understanding of the social and economic forces that affected the servile population of Kassite Babylonia.
This book focuses on the role of the emperor and the image of the Roman Empire as a whole during the time period from Augustus to Constantine by exploring the relationships between the central power and populations of the Near East.
Rita Watson and Wayne Horowitz
The Babylonian astronomical series MUL.APIN represents the crowning achievement of traditional Mesopotamian astronomy. This volume presents a new analysis of MUL.APIN from the perspective of modern cognitive science and explores the role of writing in the evolution of scientific thought.
Edited by Dahlia Shehata, Frauke Weiershäuser, and Kamran Vincent Zand
This volume in honor of Brigitte Groneberg presents twenty four contributions by leading scholars in the fields of Assyriology and Sumerology dealing with actual topics in Language, Literature and Religions of the Ancient Near East.
Beyond a philological treatment of the Hurrian-Hittite Ritual of Aštu, this study proposes a reconstruction of fragmentary texts by analysis of text structure. It also discusses the genesis of the text.
Daniel E. Fleming and Sara J. Milstein
Based on contrasting characterization and narrative logic between the central Huwawa episode and the remaining material for the earliest Akkadian Gilgamesh, this book challenges the accepted notion that the famous epic was composed without recourse to a previous Akkadian narrative.
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