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#SPOT1# Poets Before Homer
Collected Essays on Ancient Literature

by Delbert R. Hillers
Edited by F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

EIS - Eisenbrauns
Eisenbrauns, 2015. . English.
ISBN: 9781575063409

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"What is the most interesting and impressive sort of archaeological object from the ancient Near East? ... I would invite you to think about artifacts recovered by archaeology that are ... more insubstantial even than a lacy papyrus. I refer to things made of words. I am not thinking of texts, exactly, but to the building blocks of which literary texts are made, to traditional metaphors and similes, to traditional topics in poetry and prose, to the devices of form and content which were the stock in trade of poets." This is from the tit... (more)


#SPOT2# Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands
Essays in Honor of Carol L. Meyers

Edited by Susan Ackerman, Charles E. Carter, and Beth Alpert Nakhai
EIS - Eisenbrauns
Eisenbrauns, 2015. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575063218.

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Carol Meyers is renowned for her expertise in many fields: the use of social-science methodologies to understand the Bible and the world of Iron Age Israel; the archaeology of ancient Israel, especially important sites of the Second Temple period; and the study of women in the Bible and in ancient Israel. In this volume, some of Meyers's foremost scholarly peers honor her by offering essays that build on her work and depend on her expertise. For example, Norman K. Gottwald uses a social-scientific analysis to continue his groundbreaking... (more)


#SPOT3# Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East
Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique International at Rome, 4-8 July 2011

Edited by A. Archi
Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale - RAI 57
Eisenbrauns, 2015. Cloth. English, German, and French.
ISBN: 9781575063133

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In July, 2011, the International Association for Assyriology met in Rome, Italy, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme "Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East." This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains more than 40 of the papers read at the 57th annual Rencontre, including 3 plenary lectures/papers, many papers directly connected with the theme, as well as a workshop on parents and children. The papers covered every period of Mesopotamian history, from the third millennium through the end of ... (more)


Scripture and Its Readers Scripture and Its Readers
Readings of Israel's Story in Nehemiah 9, Ezekiel 20, and Acts 7

by Vincent K. H. Ooi
Journal of Theological Interpretation Supplements - JTISup 10
Eisenbrauns, 2015. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575063522

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That readers and biblical texts are somehow linked in a mutually transformative relationship is hardly a novel perception, especially in contexts where the Christian Bible has been received as normative Scripture for faithful worship and living. This study focuses on an aspect of this relationship and wrestles with it not only in theory, but also in practice by asking: How may a reader who wishes to read the Christian Bible as Scripture well today be formed; and how may interpretations of Scripture themselves inform such concern?

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The Fiery Holy Spirit The Fiery Holy Spirit
The Spirit's Relationship with Judgment in Luke - Acts

by Jonathan Kienzler
Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series - JPTS 44
Deo Publishing, 2015. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781905679256

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The baptism with the Spirit and fire has been a major area of study by theologians and has been pursued by the historical church seeking God's holiness and power; yet its relationship to judgment has often been ignored. This book explores the Holy Spirit's relationship with judgment in Luke-Acts through seven texts: Luke 3:16-17; 12:8-10; Acts 5:1-11; 7:51; 8:18-23; 13:9-11; 28:25-28. In these texts, the Holy Spirit is connected with fire, unforgiveness, deception, resistance, greed, blindness, or condemnation. In each instance, Luke's... (more)


Case Studies in Transmission Case Studies in Transmission

Edited by Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, et al.
Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient and Mediaeval Near East - IHAMNE 1
Ugarit-Verlag, 2014. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783868351248

Your Price: $99.00

This collection of articles entitled Case Studies in Transmission is the first publication in the series The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient and Mediaeval Near East (IHAMNE). The series has its origins in the research project The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East (IHANE). It studies cultural transmission within the Near East as well as between the Near East and Europe, especially in the framework of ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and the medieval Arab-Islamic culture. IHANE has organized several worksho... (more)


Text - Textgeschichte - Textwirkung Text - Textgeschichte - Textwirkung
Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Siegfried Kreuzer

Edited by Thomas Wagner, Jonathan M. Robker, and Frank Ueberschaer
Alter Orient und Altes Testament - AOAT 419
Ugarit-Verlag, 2015. Cloth. German and English.
ISBN: 9783868351323

Your Price: $185.00

This volume is dedicated to Siegfried Kreuzer by his pupils and colleagues in honour of his 65th birthday. The thematic range of the present volume reflects Siegfried Kreuzer's impact in the field of Old Testament studies and his activities at the university. The book is divided into three parts: texts, the history of texts, and the influence of texts. In the first section, the creation history and theological meanings of texts are considered. Aspects of history, literary history, and theology are all central to the research presented i... (more)


The Divine Image The Divine Image
Prophetic Aniconic Rhetoric and Its Contribution to the Aniconism Debate

by Jill Middlemas
Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2 Reihe - FAT2 74
Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9783161537240

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Although attempts to understand the growth of aniconism focus on the Pentateuchal legal material, scholars increasingly make reference to the prophetic literature to illuminate the debate. Jill Middlemas provides the first comprehensive analysis of the prophets with attention to rhetorical strategies that reflect anti-iconic thought and promote iconoclasm. After illuminating the idol polemics, which is the rhetoric most often associated with aniconism, she draws out how prophecy also exposes a reticence towards cultic symbols and mental im... (more)


Encounters by the Rivers of Babylon Encounters by the Rivers of Babylon
Scholarly Converstions Between Jews, Iranians and Babylonians in Antiquity

Edited by Uri Gabbay and Shai Secunda
Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism - TSAJ 160
Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783161528330

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This volume presents a group of articles that deal with connections between ancient Babylonian, Iranian and Jewish communities in Mesopotamia under Neo-Babylonian, Achaemenid, and Sasanian rule. The studies, written by leading scholars in the fields of Assyriology, Iranian studies and Jewish studies, examine various modes of cultural connections between these societies, such as historical, social, legal, and exegetical intersections. The various Mesopotamian connections, often neglected in the study of ancient Judaism, are the focus of ... (more)


Edith Porada Edith Porada
zum 100. Geburtstag. A Centenary Volume

by Edith Porada
Edited by Erika Bleibtreu and Hans U. Steymans

Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis - OBO 268
Academic Press Fribourg, 2014. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783727817540

Your Price: $220.00

Edith Porada (1912-1994) was a pioneer in applying her university studies of Assyriology, Archaeology and Art History to research on stamp and cylinder seals from the Ancient Near East and its vicinity including the Aegean and Iran.

This book reprints some of Edith Porada's articles, copies of which may be difficult to obtain. They are sorted into three topics: work on collections, her methods, the transmission of concepts between the Aegean and Iran. Newly written articles contextualize them in present research. At the end of th... (more)


Göttliche Körper -- Göttliche Gefühle Göttliche Körper -- Göttliche Gefühle
Was leisten anthropomorphe und anthropopatische Götterkonzepte im Alten Orient und im Alten Testament?

by Andreas Wagner
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis - OBO 270
Academic Press Fribourg, 2014. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783727817618

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How can we understand and define conceptions of deities (whether male or female) and the divine sphere in ancient Near Eastern religion(s)? This question has received a great deal of attention in recent decades. The present volume contributes to the discussion by analyzing the phenomena of anthropomorphism and anthropopathism. An introduction by the editor addresses anthropomorphism as well as anthropopathism and attends to connections with historical anthropology. It is argued that these conceptual fields are informed by particular ... (more)