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Welcome to the July issue of Ancient News. We have an assortment of good stuff for you, starting out with our 10-day sale, featuring 30–40% off selected State Archives of Assyria Studies titles. The sale ends July 22nd. I’ve listed some of the titles below.

While we’re mentioning sales, you should check out this month’s PSU Press sale, featuring picks by the PSU Press staff, including my own favorites. I’m sure you will find something for summer reading.

Our publication schedule was heavy this last month, with more in the pipeline. I've listed the most recent ones below, but you really should subscribe to our new release emails. Update your email preferences so you don't miss out on any of them!

July has been a busy month for conferences, with Jim attending both the ISBL meeting in Rome and the RAI in Paris; you can see some pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages. In early August, he will be at the IOSOT conference in Aberdeen. If you are attending, be sure to look over our offerings and say hi to Jim. See the upcoming events section for details.

As usual, we received some nice reviews of Eisenbrauns books this month. I’ve included excerpts from four of them below. If you happen across a review of an Eisenbrauns book, please let me know about it via email!

Rounding out this month’s Ancient News are two PSU Press books that you might find interesting; one of them now available in a lower-priced paperback. Use coupon code NR18 to receive 30% off.


10-day sale

30–40% off selected SAAS titles!

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awards & reviews

The Imago Dei as Human Identity

The Imago Dei as Human Identity

A Theological Interpretation

“I do not want to conclude this review without recognizing the inspiring value of Peterson’s book and especially its contribution to the development of a systematic approach to the image of God in constant dialogue with Scripture. This work happily succeeds in showing the human (person’s) identity with its internal dynamism of both being and becoming the image of God.”—Christof Betschart, OCD, in Teresianum 70 (2019): 268–71

Lengthen Your Tent-Cords

“Lengthen Your Tent-Cords”

The Metaphorical World of Israel’s Household in the Book of Isaiah

“For several reasons, the book may serve particularly well as an introduction to the use of different household metaphors, their interrelationship, and their contribution to the rhetoric of the book of Isaiah. . . . Kim contributes an inspiring study to the interpretation of the book of Isaiah that lays a promising foundation for future studies. She shows how central the metaphors of household are in Isaiah, rightly emphasizes the need to study them independently as well as their integration, and presents some noteworthy examples of the potential in combining rhetorical analysis and metaphor theory. As such this work forms a good starting point for further differentiations and substantiations in many respects.”—Torsten Uhlig, Evangelische Hochschule Tabor, in Review of Biblical Literature June 2019

Paul and His Mortality

Paul and His Mortality

Imitating Christ in the Face of Death

“Jenks has provided a well-conceived and thorough study of Paul’s view on mortality in light of his teaching on Jesus’s death and resurrection. . . . [He] has offered an engaging study of Paul’s view of mortality that should encourage others to dig even more deeply into this important theological issue.”—Bryan R. Dyer, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Review of Biblical Literature June 2019

The Unfavored

The Unfavored

Judah and Saul in the Narratives of Genesis and 1 Samuel

The Unfavored does. . .open up new areas of discussion regarding the biblical view of the topic [of election].”—Adam Harger, Houston Baptist University, in Expository Times 130/10 (July 2019)

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