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Welcome to the July issue of Ancient News.

I’m very happy to announce that, as of July 1, the PSU Press warehouse has implemented a phased approach to resuming normal operations following our March 23 suspension of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses. Because of the precautions we are taking to protect our staff, it may take longer than normal to process and ship orders placed via our website or by phone. Learn more here.

Eisenbrauns turned 45 this month! Hard to believe, isn't it? But 45 years ago this month (July), Jim walked down to the courthouse in Ann Arbor, MI and registered Eisenbrauns as a bookselling business. I still run into people at conferences who remember purchasing books from Jim and Merna while they were in Ann Arbor. It wasn’t long before Jim took a teaching position at Grace in Winona Lake, IN, and that’s where Eisenbrauns was based until it became a part of PSU Press in November 2017.

Even with the warehouse shutdown, we have continued to produce (and procure) new books. I’ve listed some below. Use coupon code NR18 for 40% off. And if you have an idea for a book, let Jen Singletary, our acquisitions editor know.

I ran across several good reviews of Eisenbrauns books this month. I’ve included an excerpt from two of them, both Festschriften, below. Also, Ben Noonan’s book, Non-Semitic Loanwords in the Hebrew Bible was featured recently on ANE Today; read the post and then buy the book! Use coupon code NR18 for 40% off. 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 is a pair of PSU Press books recently released or soon to release that you might find interesting and timely.

Please, take care of yourselves, and we’ll see each other in the future! Meanwhile, read a good book.

10-day sale

coming soon!

We are letting the warehouse get caught up before running any sales. Want to know about them? Sign up for BookNews here.

new eisenbrauns books

virtual exhibits & events

We’re excited to offer these virtual exhibits and look forward to seeing you in person at conferences in the future. See the full list of virtual exhibits here.

JULY International Meeting
of the
Society of Biblical Literature

Canceled due to COVID-19
JULY 66th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale
Canceled due to COVID-19

awards & reviews

Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

Studies on Biblical Hebrew in Honor of George L. Klein

Edited by Ethan C. Jones

“Holger Gzella examines “untypical wayyiqtol forms” in early Hebrew in light of the linguistic diversity characterizing the early attestations of Hebrew and Aramaic (21–37). . . . I would most likely include [this article] on a syllabus for a graduate course in historical Hebrew grammar. . . . Mark F. Rooker surveys some recent reactions to the debate concerning linguistic dating of biblical texts (38–52). . . . [H]is balanced review of the arguments is a helpful addition to the topic and would make a reasonable introductory reading for upper-level Biblical Hebrew courses where the subject is considered. . . . Heath A. Thomas offers a syntactic and semantic rereading of Job 42:6 . . . I found Thomas’s essay compelling, offering creative insights into the character Job’s emotional depth.—Jeremy M. Hutton, University of Wisconsin–Madison, in Review of Biblical Literature, May 2020

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