Welcome to the July issue of Ancient News!
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Summer can sometimes be a slow season in publishing, but we have more good news to share! Eisenbrauns recently welcomed three new editors! We are pleased to announce that Maria Metzler will join Eisenbrauns as the new acquiring editor, and Jennie Ebeling and Nigel Fletcher-Jones will serve as editors-at-large. Learn more about our new editors by reading the full press release.
Maria and Patrick Alexander, PSUP Director, will both be attending RAI later this month, so be sure to say hello and to make an appointment with one of them if you have a project you’d like to discuss.
“A must for every scholar of the ancient religions of western Asia.”—Gary Beckman, author of The babilili-Ritual from Hattusa
“To put things simply, there is no way to decipher the history of Ancient Israel without the archaeology of Jerusalem, with no access to the Temple Mount, there is no way to understand the archaeology and history of Jerusalem without the City of David ridge, and there is no way to study the City of David without the results of the Reich/Shukron excavations. This volume is therefore a landmark in the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.”—Israel Finkelstein, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University
“The contributions to Text and Ritual in the Pentateuch contrast the relationship between text and ritual in ancient Israel with that of other ancient Mediterranean and Western Asian societies and thus gain new insights for the challenge of reconstructing the performance of ancient rituals from written sources.”—Thomas Hieke, author of Die Genealogien der Genesis
“Aspect, Communicative Appeal, and Temporal Meaning in Biblical Hebrew Verbal Forms is an ambitious, sophisticated, and technical treatment of a set of recalcitrant problems. The Biblical Hebrew verbal system and how it relates to tense, aspect, and mood has been the object of many studies over hundreds of years, and we are still just in the process of understanding it. This study offers an interesting, overarching solution.”—Martin Gustaf Ehrensv&aamp;rd, University of Copenhagen
New in paperback!
This book outlines the basic features of Assyrian imperialism within the framework of the general development of the imperial idea, all the while insisting on noting comparative material. The intent is to better understand Assyria through comparison with later empires and to underscore the relevance of the “Assyrian model” and its influence on later history.
The Judean community at Elephantine has long fascinated historians of the Persian period. This book, with its stellar assemblage of important scholarly voices, provides substantive new insights and approaches that will advance the study of this well-known but not entirely understood community from fifth-century BCE Egypt.
The article “Some New Evidence Documenting the Involvement of Da’esh in Syria with the Illicit Trade in Antiquities’ in Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies is free to access for a short time.
“In this valuable and stimulating work, Jared Secord argues that Christianity was not the most important consideration when a Christian intellectual interacted with non-Christians, particularly imperial authority..”—David Neal Greenwood, Journal of Theological Studies
“Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates employs a wide range of sources to provide a multi-angled view of the hunt as it developed. It also takes into account important developments in the field of history, principally in terms of social history and history-from-below, allowing for a startling and much-needed degree of revisionism. Its interpretation is new and greatly welcome. It will be a very important and widely cited book.”—Michael D. Bailey, author of Origins of the Witches’ Sabbath
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