Eisenbrauns is first and foremost a service company. Our product, even
when a tangible item such as a book or a typeset page, is still service,
and we aim to provide our customers with the highest quality possible.
Our uniqueness is derived from our field of specialization and our expertise:
we sell books to the academic market in biblical and ancient Near Eastern
studies, we publish short-run academic books in the same areas, and
we typeset with precision and care for academic publishers. Over the
years, we have developed a growing core of loyal customers who are accustomed
to receiving competent, professional, personal attention in their contacts
with the company.
On a higher level, we want to make a
significant contribution to the furtherance of knowledge in our world,
believing that understanding history, language, and culture is an integral
part of our self-understanding and our ability to make decisions well
in the present. Knowing more about the origins of Western culture and
our heritage in the fertile crescent has a very important bearing on
our understanding of our own world. We are, as it were, making "widgets";
but we are doing more than that, because our "widgets" are
more than just another product that makes life easier or more pleasant,
as good as these purposes may be. We are in the business of disseminating
ideasideas that help to shape our world and the worlds of others.
They matter far longer than the "widget" that does not last.
This is the company's relationship to our world.