Since the 1990s there has been an emphasis on the study of ancient Israelite prophecy in its ancient Near East context. Prophecy in the Ancient Near East is the first book-length study that compares prophecy in the ancient Near East by focusing on texts from Mari, the Neo-Assyrian State Archives, and the Hebrew Bible. The author analyzes prophecy in each culture independently before comparisons are made. This method demonstrates how prophecy is a part of the wider system of divination, but also shows where scholarship has unduly imported concepts found in one corpus to the other two. This method, for example, calls into question the supposed link between music and prophecy from the Hebrew Bible to the ancient Near East. This work provides an up-to-date analysis of ancient Near Eastern, including Israelite and Judean, prophecy to scholars and students alike.
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
Edited by Alice Mouton CNRS, Ian Rutherford Reading University, and Ilya Yakubovich Moscow State University
The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.
Edited by Anthony Spalinger and Jeremy Armstrong, University of Auckland
This volume presents a series of cultural reactions to successful military public proclamations by various peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world, illustrating points of similarity and diversity, and demonstrating the complex and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural practice.
Oscar White Muscarella
Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East follows the evolution of Oscar White Muscarella’s scholarly work and interests and is divided into several categories of interrelated fields.
Fabrice De Backer
In L'art du siège néo-assyrien, Fabrice De Backer offers a synthesis of all the means, machines, people and tactics employed to take or defend a city during the Neo-Assyrian period.
Edited by Alejandro F. Botta, Boston University
In the Shadow of Bezalel offers new insights and proposals in the areas of Aramaic language, paleography, onomastica and lexicography; ancient Near Eastern legal traditions, Hebrew Bible, and social history of the Persian period.
Edited by Phillip C. Edwards, La Trobe University
Wadi Hammeh 27: an Early Natufian Settlement at Pella in Jordan is an integrated analysis of subsistence strategies, settlement patterns and ritual life in a 14,000-year-old hunter-gatherer settlement located in the east Jordan Valley.
Edited by Annette Merz and Teun L. Tieleman, Utrecht University
In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context.
The Bibliographie Raisonnée zu den Indo-Ariern im Alten Orientt unifies and enlarges four bibliographies on the Indo-Aryans in the ancient Near East compiled by M. Mayrhofer between 1966 and 2006, now covering a time span from 1884 until 2011.
Edited by Marilyn J. Lundberg, West Semitic Research, Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, and Wayne T. Pitard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The articles included in this volume honor Bruce Zuckerman’s many contributions to the fields of epigraphy, biblical and Second Temple studies, and modern Judaism in discussions of a wide variety of inscriptional materials, biblical texts, archaeology, lexicography and teaching methodology.
This book presents a paleographic analysis of the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and their historical background within the historical and political context of Palestine in the Hellenistic period.
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