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  • Learning to Read Biblical Hebrewby Robert Ray Ellis

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume can guide anyone to read the Old Testament in its original language by teaching the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustrations by means of biblical examples, and all the basic elements of the Hebrew grammar are logically presented. This study communicates in a clear language... more...

  • A Primer on Ugariticby William M. Schniedewind; Joel H. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    An introduction to the language of the ancient city of Ugarit, first published in 2007. more...

  • Resurrecting Hebrewby Ilan Stavans

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans?s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out to be Hebrew, a friend diagnoses ?language withdrawal,?... more...

  • Syntactic Change in Akkadianby Guy Deutscher

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    In this book Guy Deutscher examines the historical development of Akkadian, the oldest recorded Semitic language and one of the earliest attested languages. Two thousand years of texts from 2500BC to 500BC provide a unique source for the study of linguistic change. The first two parts of the book present an historical grammar of sentential complementation.... more...

  • Die dreisprachige Stele des C. Cornelius Gallusby Friedhelm Hoffmann; Martina Minas-Nerpel; Stefan Pfeiffer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    In 30 BC, Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) conquered Egypt, after which he appointed his friend, the poet and general Gaius Cornelius Gallus as first prefect of the new Roman province. Following the defeat of native insurrections in the south of Egypt and after securing the Nubian border, Gallus dedicated a trilingual stela that combines Egyptian,... more...

  • From Alexandria to Babylonby Francesca Schironi

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    This is an edition with introduction and detailed commentary of the Oxyrhynchus Glossary, a lexicon preserved in several papyrus fragments with glosses taken from Greek, Greek dialects and ?foreign languages?, especially Near-Eastern languages. In the entries many historians, periegetes, mythographers of Hellenistic time are quoted. The Oxyrhynchus... more...

  • Scripture in Transitionby Anssi Voitila; Jutta Jokiranta

    BRILL 2008; US$ 247.00

    Offers evidence and examples of textual traditions and interpretations that were in use in various communities. This book illuminates the transitions that took place in one faction of Judaism. It covers topics divided into five parts including: Translation and Interpretation; Textual History; Hebrew and Greek Linguistics; and, Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Periodby Jan Joosten; Jean-Sebastien Rey

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    Contains 15 contributions presented at a symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on May 29 and 30, 2006. This title addresses linguistic and philological issues. more...

  • The Great Dedicatory Inscription of Ramesses IIby Anthony Spalinger

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    Covers the interaction of a major historical event with the development of the Egyptian Solar-Osirian theology. Pharaoh Ramesses II visited the sacred area of Abydos soon after his recognition of power at Luxor in Thebes. With him were many high officials, one of whom would be soon appointed to be the high Priest of Amun at Thebes, Nebwenenef. more...

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian 3, M-by Gabor Takacs

    BRILL 2007; US$ 321.00

    This is the third volume of the "Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian," It comprises the Egyptian words with initial m-. The amount of material offered, the extensive treatment of scholarly discussions on each item, and the insights into the connections of Egyptian and the related Afro-Asiatic (Semito-Hamitic) languages, including many new... more...