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12/14/16

#SPOT1# The Verb in the Amarna Letters from Canaan

by Krzysztof J. Baranowski
Languages of the Ancient Near East - LANE 6
Eisenbrauns, 2016. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575064611

List Price: $69.50
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The Amarna letters from Canaan offer us a unique glimpse of the historical and linguistic panorama of the Levant in the middle of the fourteenth century BCE. Their evidence regarding verbs is crucial for the historical and comparative study of the Semitic languages. Proper evaluation of this evidence requires an understanding of its scribal origin and nature. For this reason, The Verb in the Amarna Letters from Canaan addresses the historical circumstances in which the linguistic code of the letters was born and the unique charac . . . (more)


#SPOT2# Ramat Rahel III
Final Publication of Aharoni's Excavations at Ramat Rahel (1954, 1959-1962)

by Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, and Liora Freud
Tel Aviv University Monograph Series 35
Eisenbrauns, 2016. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575064901.

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This book brings to complete and final publication two past excavations conducted at the site of Ramat Rahel. A major part of the report is devoted to publishing the results of Yohanan Aharoni’s long-term excavation project at the site during the years 1954, 1956, 1959–1962. The renewal of excavations at the site in 2004 triggered the need to reevaluate the site’s architecture and stratigraphy, and from that the idea to publish this report was born.


#SPOT3# Tel Miqne-Ekron Field IV Lower—The Elite Zone, The Iron Age I and IIC, The Early and Late Philistine Cities
Volume 9, Part 1: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City
Volume 9, Part 3B: The Iron Age I and IIC Early and Late Philistine Cities Plans and Sections

by Trude Dothan, Yosef Garfinkel, and Seymour Gitin
Miqne 9/1 + 9/3B
Harvard Semitic Museum / Eisenbrauns, 2016. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575069562

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Tel Miqne-Ekron Field IV Lower—The Elite Zone, The Iron Age I and IIC, The Early and Late Philistine Cities, Parts 9/1-9/3B present the evidence of two large Philistines cites, one in Iron I, the period of its initial development, and the other in Iron IIC, its final stage when it achieved its zenith of physical growth and prosperity. They also offer a unique opportunity to check and evaluate the excavators' observations and conclusions based on their comprehensive database. Published under the auspices of the Harvard Semitic Mus . . . (more)


The Tale of the Poor Man of Nippur The Tale of the Poor Man of Nippur

by Baruch Ottervanger
State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts - SAACT 12
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project - NATCP, 2016. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521094965

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The Poor Man of Nippur is a short tale of 160 lines, telling how a poor man wronged by the governor of his city, Nippur, cunningly takes revenge on his abuser and wrongdoer. The story is told in a sympathetic and humorous way, making it captivating and entertaining reading even by modern standards, and it is of exceptional literary value in the context of Ancient Mesopotamia, where similar humorous or satirical compositions are rare. The tale evidently enjoyed great popularity in ancient times, as indicated by the fact that its m . . . (more)


Nächstenliebe und Gottesfurcht Nächstenliebe und Gottesfurcht
Beiträge aus alttestamentlicher, semitistischer und altorientalistischer Wissenschaft für Hans-Peter Mathys zum 65. Geburtstag

Edited by Hanna Jenni and Markus Saur
Alter Orient und Altes Testament - AOAT 439
Ugarit-Verlag, 2016. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783868352085

Your Price: $132.00

The title of this Festschrift, "Charity and the Fear of God,” reflects the research of the honoree. The commandment of charity was already the subject of Hans-Dieter Mathys’ PhD dissertation, and the fear of God is a prominent element in his studies of Psalms and Proverbs. The thirty articles dedicated to Mathys in this volume are the work of scholars of the Old Testament, Semitics, and the Ancient Near East. These scholars are connected to Mathys in various ways: as his predecessors in office, as his colleagues in Switzerland and abroa . . . (more)


Cross-Cultural Studies in Near Estern History and Literature Cross-Cultural Studies in Near Estern History and Literature

Edited by Saana Svard and Robert Rollinger
Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient and Mediaeval Near East - IHAMNE 2
Ugarit-Verlag, 2016. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783868352047

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The contributions of this volume were born out of gatherings of the “Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East” (IHANE) project, based at the University of Helsinki (2010–2015). The aim of the IHANE project was to examine the cultural, linguistic and literary relationships between the Near East and the West, and the interaction between the Near East and Ancient Greece in particular. Over the course of the project, several workshops and conferences were organized. The articles edited in this volume showcase some of the presentations . . . (more)


Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic

by Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal
Lehrbücher orientalischer Sprachen - LOS III/3
Ugarit-Verlag, 2016. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9783868351774

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The dialect spoken and written by the Jews of Babylonia from the third century CE onward is known as “Jewish Babylonian Aramaic”. This is the first comprehensive description of this dialect since Levias’ Grammar of Babylonian Aramaic published in 1930. The current book offers a thorough reexamination of the grammar on the basis of a large corpus in its manuscript witnesses. It not only synthesizes the results of recent scholarship but introduces original insights on many important questions. The book is designed to appeal to read . . . (more)


Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation
A Study of the Graeco-Arabic Gnomologia

by Dimitri Gutas
American Oriental Series - AOS 60
American Oriental Society, 2016. Paper. English, Arabic, and Greek.
ISBN: 9781940490557

Your Price: $59.50

This is a paper reprint of the 1975 edition, with a new Foreword, including errata and corrections.


Der juedische Messias und sein juedischer Apostel Paulus Der juedische Messias und sein juedischer Apostel Paulus

Edited by Armin D. Baum, Detlef Hausser, and Emmanuel L. Rehfeld
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2 Reihe - WUNT 425
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Paper. German.
ISBN: 9783161538728

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The occasion of Rainer Riesner's 65th birthday brought together many of his students and colleagues to discuss the Jewish contours of the messianic ministry of Jesus of Nazareth and the apostolic ministry of Paul of Tarsus. The contributions in this compendium consider in the main issues of continuity or discontinuity between Judaism and Christianity as they are reflected in New Testament texts concerning Jesus and Paul as well as in Paul's writings. The question concerning the Jewish roots of early Christianity has at least three sides . . . (more)


Von den Wächtern zu Adam Von den Wächtern zu Adam
Frühjüdische Mythen über die Ursprünge des Bösen und ihre frühchristliche Rezeption

by Monika Elisabeth Goette
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2 Reihe - WUNT 426
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Paper. German.
ISBN: 9783161548475

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In the early Jewish-Christian tradition, the question as to the origin of evil is explained through the use of various mythological concepts. Most prominent are the Enochic myth of the Watchers and the narrative of Adam's fall. Monika Elisabeth Götte analyses the development and the reception of these two motifs, revealing a gradual shift of the explanation of evil's origins from the Watchers to Adam and, later, to the primordial fall of Satan. The plurality of explanations within the biblical and the early Christian tradition leads to  . . . (more)