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Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Mordechai Cogan (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emeritus of Biblical History in the Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the relationship of Israel and Judah with the Mesopotamian empires during the first millennium b.c.e., and history-writing in the ancient...
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy durig antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

It is the long-standing belief among classical scholars that seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean
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Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
This book began its life as my doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. Many thanks to my mentors: the members of my committee, Josef Wegner, David P. Silverman, and Miroslav Bárta, who provided helpful feedback and support at the early stages of my research, and Salima

Ikram, who first
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The Healing Goddess Gula: Towards an Understanding of Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
The Healing Goddess Gula: Towards an Understanding of Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
As the medical historian Vivian Nutton writes in his study on Greek and Roman health systems ‘History is an art of forgetting as well as of remembrance’.1 Indeed, what is basic to the study of ancient civilizations is the reconstruction of the written word and, consequently, some consideration of whether the available...
El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

Archaeological report on el-Ahwat, a mysterious but important site in the highlands of ancient Canaan. In previous publications, the author suggested that el-Ahwat may be identified with the biblical site of harosheth hagoiim (Judges 4-5).

I first heard of el-Ahwat in the summer of 1995, when I was invited to see the new site
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The Language of Demons and Angels: Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy
The Language of Demons and Angels: Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535), as befits a great magician, left behind him a number of mysteries for posterity. In two letters to his friends, in which he discussed the progress of his great treatise on magic De occulta philosophia libri tres1 [Three Books of Occult Philosophy, hereafter DOP ], Agrippa wrote of a...

The Revelation of the Name YHWH to Moses: Perspectives from Judaism, the Pagan Graeco-Roman World, and Early Christianity (Themes in Biblical Narrative)
The Revelation of the Name YHWH to Moses: Perspectives from Judaism, the Pagan Graeco-Roman World, and Early Christianity (Themes in Biblical Narrative)
The revelation of YHWH's name to Moses is a momentous event according to the Old Testament. The name `Yahweh' is of central importance in Judaism, and `Yahwism' became tantamount to Jewish monotheism. As such, this designation of God also attracted the attention of pagan writers in the Graeco-Roman period. And early Christians had to deal...
  
   
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