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7/13/17

#SPOT1# From the Mari Archives
An Anthology of Old Babylonian Letters

by Jack M. Sasson

Eisenbrauns, 2015. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781575067865

List Price: $49.50
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For over 40 years, Jack M. Sasson has been studying and commenting on the cuneiform archives from Mari on the Euphrates River, especially those from the age of Hammurabi of Babylon. Among Mari’s wealth of documents, some of the most interesting are letters from and to kings, their advisers and functionaries, their wives and daughters, their scribes and messengers, and a variety of military personnel. The letters are revealing and often poignant. Sasson selects more than 700 letters as well as several excerpts from administrative documen . . . (more)


#SPOT2# Symbolism of the Biblical World
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms

by Othmar Keel
Translated by Timothy J. Hallett


Eisenbrauns, 2017. Paperback. English.
ISBN: 9781575064857.

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Now available in paperback, this pioneering work first appeared in 1972 in German and was the first to compare the conceptual world of a biblical book with ancient Near Eastern iconography. Eisenbrauns' English edition of Keel's classic work provides the 21st century scholar with his groundbreaking methodology. Generously illustrated with photographs and line drawings.


#SPOT3# Tel Miqne: Field IV Lower—The Elite Zone, Part 2: The Iron Age IIC Late Philistine City
Tel Miqne-Ekron, Volume 9, Part 2: The Iron Age IIC Late Philistine City

by Seymour Gitin, Trude Dothan, and Yosef Garfinkel
Miqne 9/2
Harvard Semitic Museum / Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575069579

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This well-illustrated volume presents the evidence from Stratum Pre-IC of the end of the 8th century, from Strata IC and IB of the 7th century, when Ekron achieved the zenith of its physical growth and prosperity, and from Stratum IA, the final Iron Age IIC phase of the early 6th century BCE. It offers a detailed discussion of the Iron Age IIC occupational history; a comprehensive analysis of the ceramic assemblages; a quantitative analysis of the pottery from the main Stratum IB buildings; and studies on vessel capacity, ceramic, lithi . . . (more)


Advances in Biblical Hebrew Linguistics Advances in Biblical Hebrew Linguistics
Data, Methods, and Analyses

Edited by Adina Moshavi and Tania Notarius
Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic - LSAWS 12
Eisenbrauns, 2017. Cloth. English.
ISBN: 9781575064819

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Just arrived, August 10

In recent decades, the study of Biblical Hebrew has profited enormously from the application of methodologies derived from general linguistics. During the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Adina Moshavi and Tania Notarius organized sessions devoted to exploring new developments in Biblical Hebrew linguistics, bringing together many of the world’s experts in the field. The papers in this volume are based on research presented at those sessions, along with additional articles specifically written for . . . (more)


Neo-Assyrian Specialists Neo-Assyrian Specialists
Crafts, Offices, and Other Professional Designations

by Heather D. Baker
Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire - PNA 4/1
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project - NATCP, 2017. Paper. English and Akkadian.
ISBN: 9789521013485

Your Price: $94.00

This volume is a companion to The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (PNA), presenting a complete register of all individuals who are identified in the Neo-Assyrian sources by a personal name as well as by some additional designation, whether it be an office or professional title, or a status or ethnic designation. While PNA presents the biographies of individuals in alphabetical order of Assyrian personal names, the present book offers the possibility of accessing this information according to other socially meaningful cri . . . (more)


Alterity in Ancient Assyrian Propaganda Alterity in Ancient Assyrian Propaganda

by Mattias Karlsson
State Archives of Assyria Studies - SAAS 26
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project - NATCP, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9789521094972

Your Price: $49.00

Just arrived, July 31!

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the image of “enemy” in Assyrian state ideology, based on royal titles attested in Assyrian documents from Old Assyrian through Neo-Assyrian times, the narratives of Assyrian royal inscriptions, and Assyrian palace art. The main focus of the study is the creation of enemy images as a timeless and universal ruling technique embodied in postcolonial concepts such as "alterity" and "the Other." The data collected by the author make it possible to make interesting co . . . (more)


Das Skarabäusmotiv auf Siegelamuletten aus Palästina/Israel Das Skarabäusmotiv auf Siegelamuletten aus Palästina/Israel

by Rudiger Schmitt
Alter Orient und Altes Testament - AOAT 444
Ugarit-Verlag, 2017. Cloth. German.
ISBN: 9783868352450

Your Price: $100.00

R. Schmitt's study examines representations of the Egyptian scarabaeus on stamp seals from Palestine and Israel, both imported and locally produced. The focus is laid on iconography, origin and religious meaning. Based on the early reception and local transformation of the motif different processes and ways of receptions from Middle Bronze Age until the end of the Iron Age (18.-6. cent. BC) can be reconstructed, including specific west-Semitic adaptions within the official glyptic of Judaean lmlk-stamp seals.


Süd-Arabien/South Arabia Süd-Arabien/South Arabia
A Great "Lost Corridor" of Mankind. A Collection of Papers Dedicated to the Re-establishment of South Arabian Studies in Austria

Edited by R.G. Stiegner
Wiener Offene Orientalistik - WOO 10
Ugarit-Verlag, 2017. Cloth. German and English.
ISBN: 9783868352146

Your Price: $110.00

This first of two volumes contains 22 articles from several renowned scholars which cover the most important aspects of the South-Arabian cultures. These contributions demonstrate that South Arabia was one of the major cultural corridors, connecting not only the different Near Eastern cultures, but also functioning as a hub to Africa and India. The book widens the scope of historic and cultural studies. South Arabia proves to be at the core of one of the earliest globalization processes.


Encyclopaedia Iranica (Fascicle 16/3) Encyclopaedia Iranica (Fascicle 16/3)
Kégl, Sándor-Kes i Dialect

Edited by Ehsan Yarshater
Encyclopaedia Iranica Fascicle - EIF 16/3
Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, 2017. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9781934283509

Your Price: $38.00

Encyclopaedia Iranica covers topics related not only to modern Persia but also to the whole Iranian cultural world, including in-depth treatment of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Kurdistan. Articles also delve into historical and cultural relations with nations such as Egypt, Britain, India, and China. Spanning ancient, medieval, and modern times, the Encyclopaedia reveals the geographical, archaeological, cultural, religious, governmental, and biographical details that have left their mark on Iranian society.

Hundreds of international . . . (more)


Asher and -sh in the Book of Ecclesiastes Asher and -sh in the Book of Ecclesiastes

by W. Randall Garr
American Oriental Series Essays - AOSE 14
American Oriental Society, Forthcoming October 2017. Paper. English and Hebrew.
ISBN: 9780940490925

Your Price: $39.50

In this work, W. Randall Garr provides an exhaustive discussion of ʾašer and -š in the book of Ecclesiastes. Unlike earlier studies, he argues that the alternation between ʾašer and -š reflects semantic and pragmatic factors in each of the three clause types in which these relativizers appear: relative clauses, complement clauses, and adverbial clauses. In relative clauses, each represents a different relativization strategy. ʾAšer is the stronger nominalizer, aligning with definite, top . . . (more)