Given Chavalas's success in compiling The Ancient Near East
: Historical Sources in Translation, one hopes that he takes on this challenge in a future volume, bringing together an equally talented group of scholars to provide the translations and essays.
After the introductory chapter (Sanders, "Margins of Writing, Origins of Cultures"), the first panel includes articles by John Kelly ("Writing and the State: China, India, and General Definitions"), Gonzalo Rubio ("Writing in Another Tongue: Alloglottography in the Ancient Near East
"), and Jacco Dieleman ("Abundance in the Margins: Multiplicity of Script in the Demotic Magical Papyri"), with a response by Jerrold Cooper.
Riley explores human hate in the ancient Near East
in terms of the emotional extreme of the spectrum: literal hate, the center of the spectrum: some emotion and some metaphor, the non-emotive extreme of the spectrum: metaphorical hate.
She covers the extant literature, the Korahites, a pilgrimage through the Korahite psalter, a Psalm 49 translation and commentary, the grim afterlife of the ancient near east
, and the path of death or life in the Hebrew Bible.
The bibliographic items are "user-friendly" and include entries from the Reallexikon der Assyriologie, Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
down to the beginning of the sixth century, is in any case best illuminated by documents from the ancient Near East
that in a number of cases can be directly related to events recorded by the historical literature of the Old Testament.
This introduction to the history of the ancient Near East
from the time of the earliest written documents in Mesopotamia and Egypt until the fall of the Persian Empire is intended primarily for students, although scholars will also undoubtedly find it useful.
They have noted that it does not seem to be attested before the ninth century in the ancient Near East
, when it appears in the reliefs of Ashurnasirpal II (pp.
This book outlines the origins of shepherds and their descendants in the ancient Near East
. It describes the interaction process between humans and animals (particularly sheep and goats) from its origins and the birth of the shepherd in the ancient Near East
and the Mediterranean, detailing the initiation of sheep/goat domestication in the Middle East and the processes developed by human interventions after the advent of domestication, the characteristics of professional shepherds in the Middle East and Mediterranean, and the practice of milking.
Tapping sources from the third millennium BC to the first century AD, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east, it has become an invaluable reference for scholars of civilizations in the ancient Near East
, their political and cultural history, their science, and their poetry.
A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East
. Edited by BILLIE JEAN COLLINS.
Scholars of the Hebrew Bible present a handbook on clothing and nudity in it that combines thematic and textual studies and an introduction addressing methodological issues; the ancient Near East
evidence; and lexicographic, anthropological, and theological aspects.