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Welcome to the November issue of Ancient News. It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Annual Meetings of ASOR and AAR/SBL in Denver. We truly appreciate your support and the encouraging words. Don't forget to that you can still receive the conference discount of 30% by using the code REL18 (although you will pay freight). The discount code expires January 31, 2019.

We just published the latest Eisenbrauns catalog. You can download it here. Opening with a letter from Jim, it’s loaded with forthcoming and recently published titles that you will want to know about.

We continue our 10-day sales, with the most recent one (now going on) being Mesopotamian Civilizations titles, including the soon-to-be-published The Monumental Reliefs of the Elamite Highlands. A few of the titles are featured below, but be sure to click through to the whole sale to save 30% using coupon code NR18. Hurry, the sale ends December 6.

Looking for a gift for this holiday season? PSU Press has a holiday sale going on right now: 50% off on all their titles through December 14! Simply enter code HS2108 at checkout. This sale does not include Eisenbrauns titles.

The Review of Biblical Literature posted a review of an Eisenbrauns book in October, as did Revue biblique. I've included excerpts from both of them below.

Rounding out this month’s Ancient News are two new PSU Press books that you might find interesting.


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awards & reviews

Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, volume 2

Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, volume 2

Dossiers 11–50: 263 Commodity Chits

“The editors should be commended for the thankless job of decrypting and ranking, dating, commenting, etc. They made a number of necessary corrections to the first publication, which left much to be desired. The publication of the other volumes is awaited with all the more impatience in order to complete this rich harvest of Khirbet el-Qom-Maqqedah’s administrative lists, with the necessary indices at the end of the study to facilitate consulting them. This corpus reveals how important it is for a better knowledge of the history of this period, the administration of a region around the Maqqedah store over half a century, at the end of the Persian and Hellenistic era, without neglecting the mainly Idumean onomastic in which the god Qos predominates.”—Émile Puech in Revue biblique 125 (2018): 443–47

new from psu press

Defending the Faith

Defending the Faith

John Jewel and the Elizabethan Church

Edited by Angela Ranson, André A. Gazal, and Sarah Bastow

A theologian and scholar who worked with early reformers in England such as Peter Martyr Vermigli, Martin Bucer, and Thomas Cranmer, Jewel had a long-lasting influence over religious culture and identity. The essays included in this book shed light on often-neglected aspects of Jewel’s work, as well as his. . . (more)

The Quakers, 1656–1723

The Quakers,

The Evolution of an Alternative Community

By Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore

This landmark volume is the first in a century to examine the “Second Period” of Quakerism, a time when the Religious Society of Friends experienced upheavals in theology, authority and institutional structures, and political trajectories as a result of the persecution Quakers faced in the first decades of the. . . (more)

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