Welcome to the January issue of Ancient News!
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Rounding out this month’s Ancient News is a pair of new and forthcoming PSU Press books that may interest those of you who are interested in religious philosophy and/or Israeli literature. Finally, if you haven’t had a chance to look through our 2020 Catalog, read it here.
“Provides much stimulating supplementary material for any Hebrew dictionary that has decided to ignore or been content to provide only out-of-date etymological data.”—Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
The book of Judges is full of characters of ambivalent moral integrity and acts of dubious propriety, such as Jael’s murder of Sisera and the sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter. And yet the terse narrative and the reticent narrator frequently leave the ethical character of these actions in doubt.
This book offers a diachronic and synchronic account of the verb morphology and phonology of Aramaic from its initial appearance early in the first millennium B.C.E. until the second millennium C.E.
The collection showcases Biblical Hebrew linguistics as a dynamic and innovative endeavor that is making important contributions to the study of the Bible, Hebrew language, and modern linguistics.
Tightly focused in theme, yet broad in scope, this collection will be of interest to Assyriologists and archaeologists working on Iraq.(read more)
“A must for every scholar of the ancient religions of western Asia.”—Gary Beckman, author of The babilili-Ritual from Hattusa
Patrick Madigan, writing in the Heythrop Journal, calls Bearing Yhwh’s Name at Sinai by Carmen Joy Imes “a superb and probably definitive explanation of what was at stake in the Second Commandment’s prohibition against ‘taking the name of the Lord in vain.’”
In the Journal of the American Oriental Society, Christopher B. Hays writes that Fishers of Fish and Fishers of Men by Tyler R. Yoder “rewards the patient reader with a full picture of the motif of fishing as it was used rhetorically in the Bible.”
“Cayley convincingly illuminates how Illic’s thought developed and how it revolves around certain central insights: complementarity, the vernacular, incarnation, and a reading of history that sees the West as a deviation from the Gospel. . . . This book is unique, much needed, and masterfully executed.”—William Cavanaugh, author of Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World
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