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Welcome to the July issue of Ancient News!

The latest two-week sale features the Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures series. Take 40% off books in the series using code 2021EM. Stay up to date on all our special offers on our Sales & Specials page or by subscribing to BookNews.

Participating in the first virtual Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale this year? Take a break between sessions to browse Eisenbrauns’s RAI virtual exhibit! We’re offering 40% off and free shipping on all US orders.

We have several exciting books in press! Sign up via the links below to be notified when forthcoming titles The Road Taken and As Above, So Below are published later this year.

If you have an idea for a project, send an email to Jen Singletary, our acquisitions editor. She’d love to hear from you.


The Eisenbrauns Staff

two-week sale

Save 40% on the Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures series through 7/18.

A Theology of Justice in Exodus

A Theology of Justice in Exodus

$125.00 $75.00

“This study successfully holds in balance (and sometimes in tension) careful analytical work with the text and broader theological conceptions and issues that arise and that in turn permit further critical interrogation of the text. It is a strength of the reading that it takes in the whole shape of the narrative of the book, incorporating initial struggle, combat, and resettlement in the tabernacle narrative.”—Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

Lengthen Your Tent-Cords

“Lengthen Your Tent-Cords”

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

$64.95 $38.97

“This study contains well-written and scholarly honest exegetical discussions that might be of help for any scholar interested in these metaphors in the book of Isaiah. The use of recent publications in the detailed textual investigations is impressive. Several times this study opens up new vistas.”—Marjo C. A. Korpel, Vetus Testamentum

A (S)Word against Babylon

A (S)Word against Babylon

An Examination of the Multiple Speech Act Layers within Jeremiah 50–51

$49.50 $29.70

How are we to study complex speech acts such as the text of Jeremiah? How can understanding these complex speech acts both shed light on the larger text and the smaller text portions and reveal how a larger text employs smaller texts within a more complex speech act? In A (S)Word against Babylon, Holroyd proposes a multilevel speech act approach and demonstrates it with the oracle against Babylon in MT Jeremiah.

From Fratricide to Forgiveness

From Fratricide to Forgiveness

The Language and Ethics of Anger in Genesis

$42.50 $25.50

In the first book of the Bible, every patriarch and many of the matriarchs become angry in significant ways. However, scholars have largely ignored how Genesis treats this emotion, particularly how Genesis functions as Torah by providing ethical instruction about handling this emotion’s perplexities. In this important work, Schlimm fills this gap in scholarship, describing (1) the language surrounding anger in the Hebrew Bible, (2) the moral guidance that Genesis offers for engaging anger, and (3) the function of anger as a literary motif in Genesis.

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Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W. G. Lambert, Part Two

Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W. G. Lambert, Part Two

Prepared for publication and edited by A. R. George and Junko Taniguchi

This book publishes 323 handcopies of cuneiform tablets found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert (1926–2011), one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century. Prepared by A. R. George and Junko Taniguchi, it completes a two-part edition of Lambert’s previously unpublished handcopies.

As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

Religion and Geography

Edited by Gina Konstantopoulos and Shana Zaia

In press!
This volume addresses the nexus of religion and geography in the ancient Near East through case studies of various time periods and regions. Using Sumerian, Akkadian, and Aramaic text corpora, iconography, and archaeological evidence, the contributors illuminate the diverse phenomena that occur when religion is viewed through the lenses of space and place.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

An Archaeologist’s Journey to the Land of the Bible

Seymour (Sy) Gitin

In press!
“Sy Gitin reinvented American archaeology in the Middle East. A uniquely talented raconteur, scholar, and Mensch, he transformed the sleepy American archaeological school in Jerusalem into an engine propelling meaningful collaboration across daunting divides. Here’s the account—filled with remarkable scientific, political, diplomatic, and above all human surprises, and not a few great stories—of a pioneer in scholarship without borders. The result is a manual for thinking about any historical field from the actual ground up.”—Baruch Halpern, author of The First Historians: The Hebrew Bible and History


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