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03/08/17

#SPOT1# Unburning Fame
Horses, Dragons, Beings of Smoke, and Other Indo-European Motifs in Ugarit and the Hebrew Bible

by Ola Wikander
Coniectanea Biblica Old Testament Series - CBOTS 62
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575067629

List Price: $33.95
Your Price: $30.56

Just arrived, February 23!

In this book, Ola Wikander studies Indo-European influences in the literary world of the Hebrew Bible and the Ugaritic texts, tracing a number of poetic motifs and other concepts originating in the Indo-European linguistic milieux of the greater Ancient Near East (e.g., among Anatolians and in Indo-European traditions transmitted through Mitanni)—and possibly at earlier, reconstructible levels—as they influenced what became Northwest Semitic poetic culture. The methodology used is what Wikander refer . . . (more)


#SPOT2# Adam and Eve Story in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives

Edited by Antti Laato and Lotta Valve
Studies in the Reception History of the Bible - SRB 8
Abo Akademi University/Eisenbrauns, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521234972.

List Price: $49.50
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Just arrived, March 2!

In August 2014 a conference was organized in Turku with the topic "Where are you, Adam? A New Understanding of Adam in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Context." The conference was a part of a research project which was funded by the Academy of Finland during the years 2013–2017. Almost 30 papers were presented in the conference and they, together with two other papers, are published in the volumes SRB 7 and 8. This volume, SRB 8, Adam and Eve Story in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Perspectives, c . . . (more)


#SPOT3# Reading Old Testament Narrative as Christian Scripture

by Douglas S. Earl
Journal of Theological Interpretation Supplements - JTISup 17
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575067582

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Just arrived, March 3!

Douglas Earl sets out a fresh perspective on understanding what is involved in reading Old Testament narrative as Christian Scripture. Earl considers various narratives as examples that model different interpretive challenges in the form of exegetical, ethical, historical, metaphysical, and theological difficulties. Using these examples, the significance of interpretive approaches focused on authorial intention, history of composition, canonical context, reception history, and reading context are conside . . . (more)


Das Beerscheba-Tal zur Zeit der Könige Judas Das Beerscheba-Tal zur Zeit der Könige Judas

by Stefan Hoehn
Alter Orient und Altes Testament - AOAT 442
Ugarit-Verlag, 2017. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783868352221

Your Price: $95.00

The present volume is devoted to a landscape archaeological analysis of the extensive excavation and surface research results from the Beersheba valley in the Iron Age II period. The study adopts a consistent economic perspective and interprets the archaeologically documented sites and finds against the background of regional resource availability. This approach enables the reconstruction of the economic network of the Iron Age settlements. Diachronic changes in these structures in turn shed light on the developmental trajectory of sett . . . (more)


Altorientalische Siegel und Keilschriftdokumente im Archäologischen Museum der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster Altorientalische Siegel und Keilschriftdokumente im Archäologischen Museum der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster

by Georg Neumann
Altertumskunde des Vorderen Orients - AVO 20
Ugarit-Verlag, 2017. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783868352337

Your Price: $73.00

The present volume presents analyses and editions of 209 cylinder and stamp seals, two ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, and a sealed clay bulla from the former collection of Tono Eitel, now housed at the Archaeological Museum of the University of Münster. Detailed descriptions are provided of the iconography, style, provenience, and dating of all of the seals, and the volume includes several brief chapters discussing the use of seals and the general development of style and motifs. The cuneiform texts and the Sumerian and Akkadia . . . (more)


Brautpreis und Mitgift Brautpreis und Mitgift
Gedanken zum Eherecht in Ugarit und seiner Umwelt mit einer Rekonstruktion des im Ritual verankerten »Schlangentext«-Mythos

by Reinhard Hillmann
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike - ORA 18
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783161535611

Your Price: $171.00

Based on the matrimonial stipulations in Old Babylonian and Middle Assyrian law and examining the texts of Alalakh and Emar and the Amarna letters, Reinhard Hillmann explores the matrimonial law of Ugarit. He demonstrates that in the Old Testament of the Iron Age there was a connection between matrimonial law and the previous Babylonian and Assyrian tradition. Genesis 34:11b-12 is dealt with in a new manner. The author refutes the belief that the bride price was returned to the family of the husband by the father of the bride in Ugarit. . . . (more)


Der Tod von eigener Hand Der Tod von eigener Hand
Studien zum Suizid im Alten Testament, Alten Ägypten und Alten Orient

by Jan Dietrich
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike - ORA 19
Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783161540554

Your Price: $193.50

Suicide raises questions about the meaning and purpose of human life, and the definition of man as being capable of committing suicide is perhaps one of the most eerie, philosophically sophisticated and theologically inconvenient. Furthermore, suicide and the different ways society deals with suicide are currently being debated not only in society but in different fields of research too. Until now however, there has been no extensive study of suicide in ancient Israel and its neighbouring cultures of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Syri . . . (more)


In Search for Aram and Israel In Search for Aram and Israel
Politics, Culture, and Identity

Edited by Omer Sergi, Manfred Oeming, and Izaak J. De Hulster
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike - ORA 20
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9783161538032

Your Price: $193.50

Throughout its history, the Kingdom of Israel had strong connections with the Aramaean world. Constantly changing relations, from rivalry and military conflicts to alliances and military cooperation, affected the history of the whole Levant and left their marks on both Biblical and extra-Biblical sources. New studies demonstrate that Israelite state formation was contemporaneous with the formation of the Aramaean polities (11th-9th centuries BCE). Consequently, the Jordan Valley (and especially its northern parts and its extension to t . . . (more)


Epigraphik und Neues Testament Epigraphik und Neues Testament

Edited by Thomas Corsten, Markus Oehler, and Joseph Verheyden
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 1 - WUNT 365
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783161535086

Your Price: $148.50

Recent years have seen a growing interest in approaches that try to place the New Testament within its original context. A joint conference of New Testament exegetes and epigraphists in Vienna in February 2014 brought together experts to explore possibilities and avenues for a more systematic study of the epigraphical material and its relevance for interpreting the New Testament. The proceedings of this conference illustrate the various ways that epigraphical material provides a treasure trove of insights for understanding Early Christi . . . (more)


Vermittelte Gegenwart Vermittelte Gegenwart
Zeit des Zweiten Tempels bis Anfang des 2. Jahrhunderts n. Chr.

Edited by Andrea Taschl-Erber and Irmtraud Fischer
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 1 - WUNT 367
Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Cloth. German and English.
ISBN: 9783161546174

Your Price: $193.50

The Second Temple period reveals various concepts of mediating the presence of the transcendent God. These span the likes of the presence of God in “word” and the wisdom-filled order of creation to the personified or personal “mediators” in which God is met, right up to cultic and mystic-visionary imaginings. Various epochs and contexts attempt to reinterpret the presence of God by integrating ideas from neighbouring cultures. In New Testament reception, varying Christological versions latch onto crystallising ideas. What accents and im . . . (more)