This book is a new study of the ancient Egyptian poem known in English as The Man Who Was Tired of Life or The Dialogue of a Man and His Ba (or Soul). The composition is universally regarded as one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature. It is also one of the most difficult and continually debated, as well as being the subject of more than one hundred books and articles. The present study offers new readings and translations, along with an analysis of the text’s grammar and versification, and a complete philological apparatus.
The Debate Between a Man and His Soul
This book presents a paleographic analysis of the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and their historical background within the historical and political context of Palestine in the Hellenistic period.
This book presents a comprehensive discussion of the culture transfer between Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and Nubia between 300 BC-AD 250. Hellenizing art in Nubia is treated as a Nubian phenomenon expressing Nubian ideas in which only those aspects of Egyptian and Greek art were adopted that were ...
Edited by S. Bar, D. Kahn, and J.J. Shirley
The proceedings of the conference “Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature” include the latest discussions about the political, military, cultural, economic, ideological, literary and administrative relations between Egypt, Canaan and Israel during the Second and ...
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.
Edited by Assaf Yasur-Landau, Jennie R. Ebeling, and Laura B. Mazow
In this volume, the theoretical and methodological approaches of household archaeology are applied to the rich data set of Bronze and Iron Age Israel, providing an innovative construct for interpreting material culture and inciting new avenues for future research.
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.
By re-examining the archaeological evidence from salvage campaigns in Egypt and Sudan using anthropological and economic theories, this book offers a fresh view of exchange patterns between Egypt and Lower Nubia in the 4th millennium BC and how these relationships changed.
This book makes the hieratic ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum available for the first time. Most of these come from the village of Deir el-Medina near Thebes, and they include new literary texts, administrative notes, religious hymns, and copies of tomb inscriptions.
Koert van Bekkum
This meticulous study of Joshua 9:1—13:7 and archaeology offers a new historical picture of the Late Bronze – Iron Age transition in the Southern Levant and defines the ideology and antiquarian intent of the Israelite historiographers reworking this episode.
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