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  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...

  • Languages from the World of the Bibleby Holger Gzella

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    The alphabetic script is part of the lasting heritage of the ancient Near East. It unites a number of newly-emerging civilizations in ancient Syria-Palestine, which together constitute the immediate background of the Hebrew Bible. Transformed by the impact of Hellenism, they also shaped the social-historical and cultural setting of the New Testament.... more...

  • Sworn Enemiesby C. A. Strine

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book explains how Ezekiel uses formulaic language from the exodus origin tradition to craft an identity for the Judahite exiles that refutes an autochthonous origin tradition preferred by the non-exiled Judahites. The book addresses a number of key questions: the relationship between the exodus and patriarchal traditions, Ezekiel?s contribution... more...

  • When Heroes Loveby Susan Ackerman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...

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    De Gruyter 1974; US$ 196.00

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  • Repertorium der sumerischen und akkadischen Texteby

    De Gruyter 1967; US$ 238.00

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  • Writing in Greek But Thinking in Aramaicby C. Leslie Reiter

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    In this monograph the author investigates the syntactic construction found in the Semitic languages known as verbal coordination as it relates to the translation and therefore the interpretation of the scriptures. In the course of his analysis, the author also discusses grammaticalization that has occurred to translate the function of the word from... more...

  • Awakening Osirisby Normandi Ellis

    Red Wheel Weiser 2009; US$ 18.95

    The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality. Until now, the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new version, made from the hieroglyphs, approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text... more...

  • Egyptian Templeby Margaret Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cracking the Egyptian Codeby Andrew Robinson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    In 1799 Napoleon's army uncovered an ancient stele in the Nile delta. Its inscription, recorded in three distinct scripts--ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic--would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. More than twenty years later a remarkably gifted... more...