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July 2017 Web Sale: 60 Eisenbrauns Titles at 60–80% off!

So often our sales seem to be oriented around a particular series. For July, we're changing that. We're offering 60–80% off an assortment of 60 Eisenbrauns titles that are not in a series!

Updated July 1, 2017. Books ordered from this sale are sold under these conditions.

Hittite Studies in Honor of Harry A. Hoffner Jr. on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday Hittite Studies in Honor of Harry A. Hoffner Jr. on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday

Edited by Gary M. Beckman, Richard Beal, and Gregory McMahon
Eisenbrauns- EIS
Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060798

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A tribute to America's preeminent scholar of Hittite language and culture, Professor Harry A. Hoffner, Jr., of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. The thirty-four contributors, students, and colleagues treat topics as diverse as Hittite contacts with the Mycenaean Greeks, the topography of the Hittite capital, and various aspects of Hittite grammar and etymology.


Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past
Canaan, Ancient Israel, and Their Neighbors, from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina

Edited by William G. Dever and Seymour Gitin
Eisenbrauns- EIS
Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060811.

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, this collection of erudite essays concentrates on the archaeology of ancient Israel, Canaan, and neighboring nations.


Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1920 Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1920
Photographs from the Archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund

by Shimon Gibson

Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060767

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Jerusalem in Original Photographs brings together pictures taken by the early travel photographers who captured unique moments in history. Structured around a contemporary map of the town, the selection of illustrations leads the reader on a walking tour through streets often little changed over the course of the intervening century. These black and white photographs have been drawn from the Palestine Exploration Fund archives and are accompanied by masterful commentary by the renowned archaeologist, Dr. Shimon Gibson.


Joseph: A Story of Divine Providence Joseph: A Story of Divine Providence
A Text Theoretical and Textlinguistic Analysis of Genesis 37 and 39-48

by Robert E. Longacre
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Eisenbrauns, 2003. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575063393

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In this fully revised, second edition of "Joseph, a Story of Divine Providence," Robert Longacre approaches the Joseph story as a paradigm for an approach incorporating the interests of the Old Testament scholar and critic with the interests of the contemporary textlinguist. His study seeks to explore several questions: How does one approach an ancient text? What does one hope to gain from its study? How do we orient ourselves in regard to this story? Does our orientation provide a key to our understanding of the story or does it simply . . . (more)


The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine

by Jodi Magness
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Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060705

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There is a common perception that the Muslim conquest of Palestine in the seventh century caused a decline in the number and prosperity of settlements throughout the country. The role played by archaeology in perpetuating this view, claims Magness, is particularly insidious, because it is perceived, rightly or wrongly, as providing "scientific" (and therefore "objective") data. Thus, archaeological evidence is frequently cited by scholars as proof or confirmation that Palestine declined after the Muslim conquest, and especially after the  . . . (more)


A God So Near A God So Near
Essays on Old Testament Theology in Honor of Patrick D. Miller

Edited by Brent A. Strawn and Nancy Bowen
Eisenbrauns- EIS
Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060675

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Patrick Miller is widely known as an educator, editor, President of the Society of Biblical Literature, and academic who is concerned to ensure that academics and the life of the church are not torn asunder in this era of fragmentation. As the editors note, "The depths of Miller's contributions to church and academy are reflected in the depth of his relationships with family, friends, and colleagues." This volume honors him for his life's work, presenting 24 essays by students and colleagues on themes dear to Miller: (1) the Psalms and God . . . (more)


The Wilderness of Zin The Wilderness of Zin

by C. Leonard Woolley and T. E. Lawrence
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Eisenbrauns, 2003. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060774

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In their famous six-weeks' survey of southern Palestine for the Palestine Exploration Fund in 1914, the archaeologists C. Leonard Woolley and T. E. Lawrence covered large tracts of the desert wilderness, studying monuments of numerous periods, from the prehistoric to the Islamic. Their records were first published in 1915. Not only was this work significant as an archaeological and historical record, but it also represented an astonishing feat on the part of Woolley and Lawrence, characteristic of the indefatigable spirit and polymathic in . . . (more)


Riches Hidden in Secret Places Riches Hidden in Secret Places
Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Memory of Thorkild Jacobsen

Edited by Tzvi Abusch

Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English and German.
ISBN: 9781575060613

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Providing a scholar's salute to a teacher, colleague, and friend, the contributors of this new volume honor the memory of Thorkild Jacobsen with essays on Mesopotamian history, culture, literature, and religion. Contributors include: Tzvi Abusch, John Huehnergard, Bendt Alster, Jeremy Black, Miguel Civil, Jerrold S. Cooper, M. J. Geller, Stephen A. Geller, Samuel Greengus, William W. Hallo, Wolfgang Heimpel, Jacob Klein, W. G. Lambert, Jack M. Sasson, Ake W. Sjoberg, Piotr Steinkeller, H. L. J. Vanstiphout, and Claus Wilcke. . . . (more)


The Phoenicians in Spain The Phoenicians in Spain
An Archaeological Review of the Eighth-Sixth Centuries B.C.E. -- A Collection of Articles Translated from Spanish

Translated by Marilyn Bierling
Edited by Seymour Gitin


Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060569

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Twelve essays, written by various scholars and originally published in Spanish, explore the ways in which Phoenician colonization of the Iberian Peninsula was a function of Assyrian westward expansion. Selected articles include: The Phoenician Settlement of the 8th Century B.C. in Morro de Mezquitilla (Algarrobo, Malaga) by H. Schubart, Phoenician Trade in the West: Balance and Perspectives by M.E. Aubet Semmler, and The Ancient Colonization of Ibiza: Mechanisms and Process by J. Ramon.


Leaving No Stones Unturned Leaving No Stones Unturned
Essays on the Ancient Near East and Egypt in Honor of Donald P. Hansen

Edited by Erica Ehrenberg

Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060552

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A fitting tribute to the life and achievements of Donald P. Hansen, this collection includes contributions by Z. Bahrani, R. A. Fazzini, R. E. Freed, P. O. Harper, J. and D. Oates, D. O'Connor, E. L. Ochsenschlager, E. Holmes-Peck, W. H. Peck, H. Pittman, M. Van de Mieroop, M. S. Venit, K. Wilson, I. J. Winter, and many others.


Biblical Ideas of Nationality, Ancient and Modern Biblical Ideas of Nationality, Ancient and Modern

by Steven Grosby
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Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060651

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In this collection of essays, drawn from more than a decade of study and publication, Steven Grosby investigates ancient texts (biblical and other) from within a methodology that is founded on philosophical anthropology. His goal is to examine the ways in which the ancients defined themselves, particularly in terms of kinship, territoriality, and boundaries, and how these relate to concepts of nationality. Grosby denies that modern historicists have it right when they claim that only imprecise frontiers existed in antiquity, or that nation . . . (more)


Patterns of Destiny Patterns of Destiny
Narrative Structures of Foundation and Doom in the Hebrew Bible

by Diane M. Sharon

Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060521.

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Diane Sharon uses the tools of structuralist literary criticism to uncover social and theological patterns in biblical literature. She provides a brief framework for understanding the approach used in her study, then demonstrates that the notion of destiny, specifically the ideas of establishment / foundation and condemnation / doom, are embedded in narrative that includes an eating and drinking event.


Recent Developments in Hittite Archaeology and History Recent Developments in Hittite Archaeology and History
Papers in Memory of Hans G. Guterbock

Edited by K. Aslihan Yener and Harry A. Hoffner Jr.

Eisenbrauns, 2002. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060538

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This collection of scholarly essays centered in Hittitology pays tribute to the life and distinguished career of Hans Guterbock. Stemming from research papers presented at the 1997 meeting of the American Oriental Society, this volume reexamines the philological, historical, and archaeological evidence from the Hittite period. Reporting on new archaeological excavations, philological study, and historical research, these scholars inform and sharpen our knowledge of ancient Anatolia.


Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament

by James Barr

Eisenbrauns, 2001. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464331

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In this expanded version of James Barr's classic work, three additional articles by the author are added. They are (1) "Philology and Exegesis: Some General Remarks, with Illustrations from Job," (2) "Ugaritic and Hebrew sbm?" and (3) "Limitations of Etymology as a Lexicographical Instrument in Biblical Hebrew." The text of the original edition (Oxford University Press, 1968) remains unchanged. In addition to the seventy-five pages of additional material, this expanded version concludes with a postscript by Professor Barr, placing the . . . (more)


Compendious Syriac Grammar Compendious Syriac Grammar

by Theodor Noldeke
Translated by James A. Crichton


Eisenbrauns, 2001. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060507

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Third printing!
This quality Eisenbrauns reprint of Crichton's 1904 translation of Noldeke's Kurzgefasste Syrische Grammatik incorporates for the first time Anton Schall's transcription of the great Semitist's original handwritten supplementary material (translated by Peter T. Daniels). Noldeke outlines in great detail the orthography, phonology, morphology, and syntax of Syriac in this reference grammar.


Wisdom, Gods and Literature Wisdom, Gods and Literature
Studies in Assyriology in Honour of W. G. Lambert

Edited by A. R. George and Irving Finkel

Eisenbrauns, 2000. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060040

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This collection of essays composed by an international array of friends and colleagues typifies the career accomplishments and scholarly endeavors of W. G. Lambert.

An errata sheet is available for download.


Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles

by A. Kirk Grayson

Eisenbrauns, 2000. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060491

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This invaluable collection of Mesopotamian texts of the type labeled "chronicles" is divided into two sections: studies and texts. Each study elucidates essential chronicle historical and source material. Each text is presented with transliteration, translation, and commentary. Indexes, line drawings, and plates complete this volume. The book has long been considered a model of its type, and Eisenbrauns is happy to make it available again.


Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do What is Right? Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do What is Right?
Studies on the Nature of God in Tribute to James L. Crenshaw

Edited by David Penchansky and Paul L. Redditt

Eisenbrauns, 2000. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060439

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Does God, in fact, always show love toward those who love him and faithfully serve him? Even apart from the fact that God punishes those who clearly deserve his wrath, and even apart from his hostility to Israel's enemies, what do we do with the not insignificant number of passages in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible where it could be said that he turns against his own people or members of that people, attacking them without cause, or at least with excessive violence?

Professor James Crenshaw, perhaps more than any other . . . (more)


Ritual in Narrative Ritual in Narrative
The Dynamics of Feasting, Mourning, and Retaliation Rites in the Ugaritic Tale of Aqhat

by David P. Wright

Eisenbrauns, 2000. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060460

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Ugaritic ritual texts are varied and, by nature, problematic. But another source for ritual understanding is found in the narrative writings of Ugarit--namely, its myths and legends. Ritual texts in myths were not simply textual inserts but an integral part of the narrative. This present study is devoted to the examination of the way that ritual functions within the context of these stories.


Ki Baruch Hu Ki Baruch Hu
Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Judaic Studies in Honor of Baruch A. Levine

Edited by Robert Chazan, William W. Hallo, and Lawrence H. Schiffman

Eisenbrauns, 1999. Cloth. English and Hebrew.
ISBN: 9781575060309

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Known to most readers as author of Leviticus in the Jewish Publication Society Torah Commentary series and Numbers 1-20 in the Anchor Bible series, as well as numerous essays in Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, Baruch Levine holds the place of honor in this collection. The volume has been compiled by the students, colleagues, and friends known to him over his many years of professorship at New York University. Included in the festschrift are 36 essays in English and 5 essays in Hebrew.


Comparative Semitic Linguistics Comparative Semitic Linguistics
A Manual

by Patrick R. Bennett

Eisenbrauns, 1998. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575060217

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As the title indicates, this unique resource is a manual on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken exclusively from Semitic languages. It is an innovative volume that recalls the earlier tradition of textbooks of comparative philology, which, however, exclusively treated Indo-European languages. It is suited for students with at least a year of a Semitic language.

By far the largest component of the book are the nine wordlists that provide the data to be manipulated by the student. Says reviewer Peter Daniels, the . . . (more)


A Compendious Syriac Dictionary A Compendious Syriac Dictionary
Founded upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith

by Robert Payne Smith
Edited by Jessie Payne Smith


Eisenbrauns, 1998. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060323.

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This standard lexicon of Syriac has long been the choice of students of Syriac, both for its comprehensiveness and also because of its handy size. It originated as an abridgement of Payne Smith's Thesaurus Syriacus, a substantically larger work that also tends to be less accessible for the student. Here the meanings of the Syriac words are given in English, and the order of the Syriac is alphabetical, to avoid requiring the student to know the root of the word being looked up. An essential tool for anyone studying or researching . . . (more)


Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel
Prolegomena to the Study of Ethnic Sentiments and Their Expression in the Hebrew Bible

by Kenton L. Sparks

Eisenbrauns, 1998. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060330

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From the introduction:

"When we speak of ethnicity, we bring into view a particular kind of sentiment about group identity wherein groups of individuals view themselves as being alike by virtue of their common ancestry. It is something of a truism to point out that ethnicity has played an important role in the history of Judaism, both in the postbiblical era and prior to it....The reason for this interest is twofold. First, in virtually every discipline of the humanities, there seems to be a general unhappiness with the . . . (more)


Humanism, Culture, and Language in the Near East

Humanism, Culture, and Language in the Near East
Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff

Edited by Asma Afsaruddin and A. H. Mathias Zahniser

Eisenbrauns, 1997. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060200

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Essays by 33 colleagues, friends, and students of the Johns Hopkins University Arabist and linguist. Topics include (1) humanism, culture, and literature; (2) Arabic; (3) Aramaic; and (4) Afroasiatic.


Tehillah le-Moshe Tehillah le-Moshe
Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg

Edited by Mordechai Cogan, Barry L. Eichler, and Jeffrey H. Tigay

Eisenbrauns, 1997. Cloth. English and Hebrew.
ISBN: 9781575060279

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Forty-five scholars here combine their skills in tribute to their colleague, teacher, and friend. This collection includes 27 English and 18 Hebrew essays on literary criticism, rabbinic literature, Hebrew word studies, Septuagint, Qumran, textual criticism, and many other topics. Moshe Greenberg is perhaps best known for his commentary on Ezekiel in the Anchor Bible series.


Phonologies of Asia and Africa Phonologies of Asia and Africa

Edited by Alan S. Kaye

Eisenbrauns, 1997. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060194

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This large, 2-volume work presents more than 50 authoritative articles by leading specialists on a wide variety of ancient, medieval, and modern languages and dialects of the greater Near East and Africa, from a variety of language families. The articles are concise descriptive narratives presenting the basics of the phonology of the languages and dialects, with an emphasis on the phonological processes operative in them. A major goal of the work is a definite statement on the language and/or dialect in question with regard to genetics . . . (more)


Jeremiah Jeremiah
A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric

by Jack R. Lundbom

Eisenbrauns, 1997. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575060163

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Completely retypeset including a new chapter on the history of rhetorical criticism in North America and a fully updated bibliography, Jack Lundbom's landmark contribution to rhetorical criticism is here reissued by Eisenbrauns. This book serves a dual purpose as both an introduction to Jeremiah and an introduction (with illustration) to rhetorical criticism of the Hebrew Bible.


In Search of History In Search of History
Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History

by John Van Seters

Eisenbrauns, 1997. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060132

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The primary concern of the book is to understand the origins and nature of history-writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history-writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds. Professor Van Seters begins with a broad survey of all the historiographic material relevant for the study of Israel's own writing of history. He then turns his attention to the question of Israel's historiography by focusing particularly on the Deuteronomistic Historian, the first Israelite historian.


Go to the Land I Will Show You Go to the Land I Will Show You
Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young

Edited by Joseph Coleson and Victor H. Matthews

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464911

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Dwight Young taught ancient Near Eastern Languages at Brandeis University for many years. More than 20 essays are presented by students and friends in his honor. Indexes of authors and scripture references complete the volume.


Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-First Century Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-First Century
The William Foxwell Albright Centennial Conference

Edited by Jerrold S. Cooper and Glenn M. Schwartz

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464966

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Sixteen essays from the Albright conference held at the Johns Hopkins University charting the course of ancient Near Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. This landmark volume is essential reading for both students and scholars.


Literary Structure and Rhetorical Strategies in the Hebrew Bible Literary Structure and Rhetorical Strategies in the Hebrew Bible

Edited by L. J. de Regt, J. de Waard, and J. P. Fokkelman

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060118

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Fourteen essays on discourse, narrative, poetic forms, linguistics, and literary features of Old Testament literature.


Texts, Temples, and Traditions Texts, Temples, and Traditions
A Tribute to Menahem Haran

Edited by Michael V. Fox, et al.

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English and Hebrew.
ISBN: 9781575060033.

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Professor Menahem Haran is honored in this volume by a chorus of colleagues, disciples, and friends from Israel, Europe, North America, and the Far East. The diversity of Haran's expertise is reflected in the table of contents of this collection, organized around the topics: "Priests and Their Sphere," "The Torah," "The Prophets," "The Writings," and "Language and Writing."


Babylonian Wisdom Literature Babylonian Wisdom Literature

by W. G. Lambert

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464942

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This classic work has served students of Akkadian literature as a useful sourcebook and as a model publication for the study of a specific corpus of cuneiform literature. These timeless proverbs, instructive precepts, and ancient fables demonstrate a rich heritage in the Mesopotamian development of this genre. Lambert's focused collection also provides scholars with a unique comparative reference for those studying biblical wisdom literature. An Eisenbrauns classic reprint.


Nemrud Dagi Nemrud Dagi
The Hierothesion of Antiochus I of Commagene - Results of the American Excavations Directed by Theresa B. Goell Volume 1: Texts Volume 2: Illustrations

Edited by Donald H. Sanders

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575060156

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These two volumes chronicle the pioneering efforts of Theresa Goell and international teams to record accurately and comprehensively the material remains of Nemrud Dagi, to interpret their meaning, and to provide access for the scholarly community to the wealth of data heretofore unavailable. Donald Sanders has here brought those efforts to fruition by publishing the results of the survey and excavations in the first comprehensive report on the site in more than a century. Volume 1 contains the written reports on excavations, edited and . . . (more)


Israel's Beneficent Dead Israel's Beneficent Dead
Ancestor Cult and Necromancy in Ancient Israelite Religion and Tradition

by Brian B. Schmidt

Eisenbrauns, 1996. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575060088

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Did the ancient Israelites perform rituals expressive of the belief in the supernaturalbeneficent power of the dead? Contrary to long held notions of primitive society and the euhemeristic origin of the divine, various factors indicate that the ancestor cult, that is, ancestor veneration or worship, was not observed in the Iron Age Levant. The Israelites did not adopt an ancient Canaanite ancestor cult that became the object of biblical scorn. Yet, a variety of mortuary rituals and cults were performed in Levantine society; mourning and . . . (more)


Pomegranates and Golden Bells Pomegranates and Golden Bells
Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom

Edited by David P. Wright, David Noel Freedman, and Avi Hurvitz

Eisenbrauns, 1995. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464874

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Colleagues, students, and friends honor Professor Milgrom by celebrating his contributions to biblical and Near Eastern scholarship with special emphasis on his primary areas of expertise. The first section of the book, Ritual, Law, and Their Sources, contains thirty-five essays on cultic and legal issues found in the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, and texts from Qumran. The second section, Other Literary, Historical, and Linguistic Studies, includes twenty-four essays, primarily dealing with interpretive issues in the Hebrew Bible.


Solving Riddles and Untying Knots Solving Riddles and Untying Knots
Biblical, Epigraphic, and Semitic Studies in Honor of Jonas C. Greenfield

Edited by Ziony Zevit, Seymour Gitin, and Michael Sokoloff

Eisenbrauns, 1995. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464935

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Jonas Greenfield was one of the foremost epigraphers and biblical scholars of this generation. This volume, dedicated to Professor Greenfield by his students, colleagues, and friends, reflects the broad spectrum of academic interests he pursued: Bible, Qumran, epigraphy, and Semitics.


Tiberian Hebrew Phonology Tiberian Hebrew Phonology

by Joseph L. Malone

Eisenbrauns, 1993. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464751

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This impressive study analyzes the form of biblical Hebrew that was canonized by the Masoretes, Jewish religious and language scholars who were centered in Tiberias in the late first millennium C.E. The grammatical system of the Masoretes is the key to understanding the Hebrew Bible, and yet because of its tremendous complexity, the system has often been neglected. This study of Tiberian Hebrew phonology is a valuable contribution toward a fuller understanding of Masoretic grammar.

The sound system of biblical Hebrew is quite distinct . . . (more)


Judgment and Promise Judgment and Promise
An Interpretation of the Book of Jeremiah

by J. Gordon McConville

Eisenbrauns, 1993. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9780931464812

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Two rival views dominate contemporary Jeremiah scholarship. One sees the book as essentially a Deuteronomistic product, the other as stemming largely from the prophet himself. McConville enters into dialogue with both sides of the debate before setting out his own approach to reading the book of Jeremiah. He contends that the characterization of Jeremiah as Deuteronomistic obscures its individuality and vitality and retards rather than furthers the task of is elucidation. McConville provides an understanding of the theology . . . (more)


Twice-Told Proverbs and the Composition of the Book of Proverbs Twice-Told Proverbs and the Composition of the Book of Proverbs

by Daniel C. Snell

Eisenbrauns, 1993. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464669

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The Book of Proverbs is permeated with patterns of repetition, yet to date no major work on Proverbs has dealt adequately with this phenomenon. Snell catalogs and analyzes repetitive words and verses and uses the data to draw conclusions about the composition of the book. He sees four stages in the composition of the book, with the earliest section dated no later than Hezekiah's reign. This book provides a wealth of information, including indexes of repetitive words and verses and an English translation of J. M. Grintz's major essay o . . . (more)


Scribes and Scripture Scribes and Scripture
New Testament Essays in Honor of J. Harold Greenlee

Edited by David Alan Black

Eisenbrauns, 1992. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464706

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Well known for his scholarly works on the text of the Greek New Testament, J. Harold Greenlee is here honored by a group of friends and colleagues.


Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew

Edited by Walter R. Bodine

Eisenbrauns, 1992. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464553.

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The essays in this volume arose out of the Society of Biblical Literature section on linguistics and Biblical Hebrew and have been selected to provide a summary and statement of the state of the question with regard to a number of areas of investigation. The sixteen articles are organized into sections on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, historical/comparative linguistics, and graphemics.


Sha'arei Talmon Sha'arei Talmon
Studies in the Bible, Qumran, and Ancient Near East Presented to Shemaryahu Talmon

Edited by Michael Fishbane and Emanuel Tov

Eisenbrauns, 1992. Cloth. English and Hebrew.
ISBN: 9780931464614

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Offered in celebration of Talmon's half-century of life and study in Israel, the essays in this Festschrift reflect Talmon's lifelong interest in all phases of biblical and related study. Also included is a comprehensive listing of Talmon's published writings.


Mari in Retrospect Mari in Retrospect
Fifty Years of Mari and Mari Studies

Edited by Gordon Douglas Young

Eisenbrauns, 1992. Cloth. English and French.
ISBN: 9780931464287

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Excavations in the Middle Euphrates Valley over the past fifty years have profoundly altered our understanding of the history of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine. The discovery of Mari (Tell Hariri), with its extensive cuneiform library, is at the center of these developments.

Originally presented at a joint annual meeting of the Middle West Branch of the American Oriental Society and the Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature (held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago), the essays included in this book . . . (more)


Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan
A Historical Analysis of Two Contrasting Faiths

by William Foxwell Albright

Eisenbrauns, 1990. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464010

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Professor Albright speaks to a new generation of scholars through this reprint of his classic work contrasting Israelite and Canaanite religions. The five chapters were originally presented as seven lectures and discuss Poetry and Prose, the Patriarchal Background, Canaanite Religion in the Early Bronze Age, the Struggle between Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan, and the Religious Cultures of Israel and Phoenicia.


Cadmean Letters Cadmean Letters
The Transmission of the Alphabet to the Aegean and Further West before 1400 B.C.

by Martin Bernal

Eisenbrauns, 1990. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464478

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Western civilization has long sought its cultural roots in the classical civilizations of the Aegean. During the twentieth century, however, it has been made increasingly clear that it owes a great debt to the civilizations of the Fertile Crescent. In the thick of the debate as to how much classical civilizations were influenced by the Levant has been the question of the date of the transmission of the alphabet. In this monograph, Bernal takes up the question anew and marshals persuasive arguments that the date of transmission of the . . . (more)


Sopher Mahir Sopher Mahir
Northwest Semitic Studies Presented to Stanislav Segert

Edited by Edward M. Cook

Eisenbrauns, 1990. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464560

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The twenty-two essays presented here reflect Dr. Segert's many areas of interest and expertise. A bibliography of the honoree's writings is included.


Religion and Law Religion and Law
Biblical-Judaic and Islamic Perspectives

Edited by Edwin B. Firmage, Bernard G. Weiss, and John W. Welch

Eisenbrauns, 1990. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464393

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The papers presented in this volume were originally presented at a conference entitled "Religion and Law: Middle Eastern Influences on the West," sponsored by the Middle East Center of the University of Utah and the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young Univerisity. The conference's aim was to explore the connection between religion, especially biblical religion, and law in the Ancient Middle East and to trace its development into the present. The special status of Islamic law is treated in several articles.


Perspectives on Language and Text Perspectives on Language and Text
Essays and Poems in Honor of Francis I. Andersen on His Sixtieth Birthday, July 28, 1985

Edited by Edgar W. Conrad and Edward G. Newing

Eisenbrauns, 1987. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464263

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Essays on Semitics, Statistics and Linguistics, the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, and Religion by an international group of scholars reflect the wide-ranging interests of Professor Andersen's research and writing. In addition, a number of poems by friends of Professor Andersen are included, in appreciation of his long-standing interest and involvement in poetics. The contributions reflect the deep impact of his leadership in linguistics and study of the Hebrew Bible.


The Word of Truth and Disputes about Words The Word of Truth and Disputes about Words

by Douglas B. Farrow

Eisenbrauns, 1987. sewn Paperback. English.
ISBN: 9780931464362

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Observing that the amount of discussion regarding the issue of inerrancy and the seminal conclusions which should have arisen from such intense debate are widely disparate, Farrow offers an approach to Scripture which seeks to incorporate once again a sense that God speaks to man through Scripture. Though all points on the methodological spectrum may claim some adherents, Farrow observes two primary, opposing approaches. Both are to one degree or another cavalier in their treatments. On the one hand there exists the "libertarian mode . . . (more)


Working With No Data Working With No Data
Semitic and Egyptian Studies Presented to Thomas O. Lambdin

Edited by David M. Golomb and Susan Tower Hollis

Eisenbrauns, 1987. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464355

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The range and breadth of Thomas O. Lambdin's interests in Semitic linguistics are reflected in this collection of essays in his honor. Professor at Harvard University since 1969, Lambdin has vigorously scrutinized, analyzed, and written on many of the individual Semitic languages--Hebrew, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Coptic--plus the comparative and historical grammar of the family as a whole.

But Lambdin's reputation derives primarily from his teaching, for his most widely used books (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew and Introduction to  . . . (more)


Backgrounds for the Bible Backgrounds for the Bible

Edited by Michael Patrick O'Connor and David Noel Freedman

Eisenbrauns, 1987. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464300.

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A number of the essays in this volume were originally published as a part of a special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review entitled "The Bible and Its Traditions." Added to these articles are new contributions by F. I. Andersen ("On Reading Genesis 1-3"), David Blamires ("The Use of the Bible in The Roman Quarry of David Jones"), Tikva Frymer-Kensky ("Biblical Cosmology"), and Baruch Levine ("The Language of Holiness: Perceptions of the Sacred in the Hebrew Bible").


Ancient Damascus Ancient Damascus
A Historical Study of the Syrian City-State from Earliest Times until Its Fall to the Assyrians in 732 B.C.E.

by Wayne T. Pitard

Eisenbrauns, 1987. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464294

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This study is the first detailed synthesis of the epigraphic and archaeological evidence for ancient Damascus in this generation. Pitard surveys the geographical setting of the area, its development as the land of Apum in the Middle Bronze Age, growth in the Late Bronze Age, and the emergence of the powerful city-state in the Iron Age, including its relations with the Israelite kingdoms, and finally its fall at the hand of the Assyrians.


Biblical and Related Studies Presented to Samuel Iwry Biblical and Related Studies Presented to Samuel Iwry

Edited by Ann Kort and Scott Morschauser

Eisenbrauns, 1985. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464232

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Samuel Iwry has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, and professor and dean of the Baltimore Hebrew College. It is an altogether fitting tribute to Prof. Iwry's achievements, as both scholar and teacher, that his many colleagues and friends have joined together to produce this festschrift in his honor.


The Quest for the Kingdom of God The Quest for the Kingdom of God
Studies in Honor of George E. Mendenhall

Edited by H. B. Huffmon, Frank Anthony Spina, and A. R. W. Green

Eisenbrauns, 1983. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464157

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This volume of essays is offered to George Mendenhall in appreciation of the light that he has found in the quest for that Kingdom of God, and shared in his classes, lectures and publications. The contributions come from his present and former colleagues and students from the University of Michigan, from the members over the years of the Biblical Colloquium, of which he was a founding member, and from some scholars especially concerned with areas of his work.


The Living and Active Word of God The Living and Active Word of God
Studies in Honor of Samuel J. Schultz

Edited by Morris A. Inch and Ronald Youngblood

Eisenbrauns, 1983. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464119

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Twenty-three essays by students and colleagues of Samuel Schultz, longtime Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois.


The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth
Essays in Honor of David Noel Freedman

Edited by Carol Meyers and Michael Patrick O'Connor

Eisenbrauns, 1983. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464195

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This volume contains fifty-two essays composed in honor of David Noel Freedman and organized around the topics: Hebrew Poetry and Prophecy, The Prose of the Hebrew Bible, History and Institutions of Israel, Northwest Semitic Epigraphy, and Other Perspectives. A bibliography of the honoree is included.


Studies in the Period of David and Solomon and Other Essays Studies in the Period of David and Solomon and Other Essays
Papers Read at the International Symposium for Biblical Studies, Tokyo, 5-7 December, 1979

Edited by Tomoo Ishida

Eisenbrauns, 1982. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464164

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Seventeen essays presented by an international group of scholars feature the social, economic, and political history of the period of Israel's united monarchy.


Ugarit in Retrospect Ugarit in Retrospect
Fifty Years of Ugarit and Ugaritic

Edited by Gordon Douglas Young

Eisenbrauns, 1981. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9780931464072

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The proceedings of the international symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Ras Shamra-Ugarit, held at Madison, Wisconsin, under the auspices of the Middle West Branch of the American Oriental Society, February, 1979.


The Bible and the Ancient Near East The Bible and the Ancient Near East
Essays in Honor of William Foxwell Albright

Edited by G. Ernest Wright

Eisenbrauns, 1979. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575061887

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Paperback reprint (2010) of the Eisenbrauns 1979 edition.