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8284Israel Ephal Festschrift

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  • victor
    Apr 30, 2008
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      Dear Colleagues,

      I have been asked to announce the appearance of a Festschrift presented to
      Prof. (emeritus) Israel Ephal of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

      Victor Hurowitz

      BGU



      Treasures on Camel's Humps: Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient
      Near East Presented to Israel Eph`al, edited by Mordechai Cogan and Dan'el
      Kahn, Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2008. xiii+338 pages.
      ISBN 978-965-493-311-7



      The twenty-five new studies in this volume present the reader with an
      up-to-date picture of some of the issues and the methodologies that engage
      scholars of the Ancient Near East. These essays reflect the broad span of
      the field, both geographically and chronologically, from Sumerian texts of
      the third millennium BCE, to the town of Nuzi in Iraqi Kurdistan in the
      mid-second millennium, from there to inquiries into Assyrian and Babylonian
      documents and inscriptions, as well as into recently recovered Aramaic
      ostraca from Idumea in southern Israel dating to the fourth century BCE.
      Rounding off this varied and rich collection are several investigations
      concerning Ancient Israel and biblical matters. Specialists from Israel,
      Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan have joined together in this
      volume to honor Israel Eph�al, professor emeritus of Jewish History at the
      Hebrew University of Jerusalem, whose many scholarly achievements are hereby
      noted.

      CONTENTS

      Preface IX

      Abbreviations XI



      Prof. Israel Eph`al � An Appreciation by Dan�el Kahn 1



      Bibliography of the Works of Israel Eph`al 5



      Tsvi Abusch Hunting in the Epic of Gilgamesh: Speculations on the Education
      of a Prince 11



      Shmuel Ah�ituv Ezekiel and Egypt 21



      Amnon Altman What Kind of Treaty Tradition Do the Sefire Inscriptions
      Represent? 26



      Pinh�as Artzi �All the Nations and Many Peoples�: The Answer of Isaiah and
      Micah to

      Assyrian Imperial Policies 41



      Amitai Baruchi-Unna Crossing the Boundaries: LiteraryAllusions to the Epic
      of Gilgamesh

      in the Account of Esarhaddon�s Egyptian Campaign 54



      Mordechai Cogan The Assyrian Stela Fragment from Ben-Shemen 66



      M. A. Damdamayev A Pugnacious Scribe from Uruk 70



      Gershon Galil A New Look at a Neo-Assyrian Sale of �Land and People� 75



      Yair Hoffman The Wandering Lament: Micah 1:10-16 86



      Wayne Horowitz and Takayoshi Oshima New Light on an Old Find from Hazor 99



      Victor Avigdor Hurowitz �Shutting up� the Enemy � Literary Gleanings from
      Sargon�s Eighth

      Campaign 104



      Dan�el Kahn Piankhy�s Instructions to his Army in Kush and their Execution
      121



      Yehuda Kaplan Recruitment of Foreign Soldiers into the Neo-Assyrian Army
      during

      the Reign of Tiglath-pileser III 135



      Jacob Klein Four Early Mesopotamian �Building� Inscriptions from the
      Moussaieff

      Collection 153



      Erle Leichty Esarhaddon�s Eastern Campaign 183



      Edward Lipin�ski The Hosts of the Mountain 188



      M.P. Maidman Peace and War at Nuzi: A Prosopographical Foray 199



      Nadav Na�aman The Suhu Governors� Inscriptions in the Context of
      Mesopotamian

      Royal Inscriptions 221



      Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni The Chronology of the Idumean Ostraca in the
      Decade or so after the

      Death of Alexander the Great and its Relevance for Historical Events 237



      Itamar Singer On Siege Warfare in Hittite Texts 250



      Hayim Tadmor Assyria at the Gates of Tushpa 266



      Nili Wazana Are Trees of the Field Human? A Biblical War Law (Deuteronomy
      20:19�20)

      and Neo-Assyrian Propaganda 274



      Shigeo Yamada Qurdi-Assur-lamur: His Letters and Career 296



      Ron Zadok Neo-Assyrian Notes 312



      Stefan Zawadski Nebuchadnezzar�s Campaign in the 30th Year (575 B.C.): A
      Conflict

      with Tyre? 331



      List of Contributors 337







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