Books received.

  1. Ancient Near East

    Achenbach, Reinhard, and Martin Arneth, eds. 'Gerechtigkeit und Rechl zu uben' (Gen. 18,19): Studien zur altorientalischen und biblischen RechtSgeschichte, zur Religionsgeschichte Israels und zur Religionssoziologie. Festschrift fur Eckart Otto zum 65. Geburtstag. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fiir Altorientalische und Biblische RechtSgeschichte. vol. 13. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 2009. Pp. ix + 542, portrait. [euro]98.

    Akdogan, Rukiyk. Hethitische Texte in Transkription: Ankara Arkeolaji Muzesinde Bulunun Bogazkiiy Tabletleri II (ABoT2). Dresdner Beitriige zur Hethi-tologie. vol. 32. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 2010. Pp. xii+ 189 (paper).

    Anderson, Paul N.; Felix Just, S.J.; and Tom THATCHER, eds. John, Jesus, and History, vol. 2: Aspects of Historicity in the Fourth Gospel. Early Christianity and Its Literature, vol. 2. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. Pp. xi + 455. $49.95 (paper).

    Annus, Amar, and Alan Lenzi. Ludlul be! nemeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer. State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts, vol. 7. Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. 2010. Pp. lvi + 88. $35 (paper).

    Anthonioz, Stephanie. L'eau, enjeux politiques et theologiques, de Sumer a la Bible. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, vol. 131. Leiden: Brill. 2009. Pp. xxiii + 683. $278.

    Atac, Mkhmf.t-Ali. The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. Pp. xx + 278, illus. $99.

    Avioz, Michael. "I Sat Alone": Jeremiah Among the Prophets. Piscataway. N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010. Pp. xv + 95. $54 (paper).

    Backes, Burkhard. Drei Totenpapyri aus einer the-banischen Werkstatt der Spdtzeit (pBerlin P. 3158, pBerlin P. 3159, pAberdeen ABDUA 84023). Hand-schriften des Altiigyptischen Totenbuches, vol. 11. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2009. Pp. viii + 110. plates, CD-ROM. [euro]78 (portfolio).

    Bakhos, Carol, and M. Rahim Shaykgan, eds. The Talmud in Its Iranian Context. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, vol. 135. Tubingen: Mohr Sie-beck. 2010. Pp. xviii + 270. [euro]89.

    Bar-Kochva, Bezai.el. The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period. Hellenistic Culture and Society, vol. 51. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2010. Pp. xiv + 606. $95.

    Bartor, Assnat. Reading Law as Narrative: A Study in the Casuistic Laws of the Pentateuch. Ancient Israel and Its Literature, vol. 5. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010. Pp. ix + 219. $27.95 (paper).

    Basser, Herbert. The Mind Behind the Gospels: A Commentary to Matthew 1-14. Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010. Pp. xvii + 377. $69.

    Bernat, David A. Sign of the Covenant: Circumcision in the Priestly Tradition. Ancient Israel and Its Literature, vol. 3. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 2009. Pp. xii + 163. $24.95 (paper).

    Bianchi, Alice, and Anne Wissing. Die Kleinfunde: Ausgrabungen 1998-2001 in der zentralen Ober-stadt von Tall Mozan/Urkes. Studien zur Urban-isierung Nordmesopotamiens, vol. 2. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2009. Pp. xx + 858. plates. [euro]168., Reinhold. Historiographie-Ethnographie-Utopie: Gesammelte Schriften, pt. 3: Studien zur Wissenschafts-und Rezeptionsgeschichte. ed. Robert Rollinger and Brigitte Truschnegg. Philippika, Marburger altertumskundliche Studien, vol. 18,3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 244. [euro]44.

    Blau, Joshua. Phonology and Morphology of Biblical Hebrew: An Introduction. Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic, vol. 2. Winona Lake. Ind.: Eisenbrauns. 2010. Pp. xiv + 369. $59.50.

    Bolger, Diane, and Louise C. Maguire, eds. The Development ofPre-State Communities in the Ancient Near East: Studies in Honour of Edgar Peltenburg. Themes from the Ancient Near East, BANEA Publication Series, vol. 2. Oakville, Ct.: Oxbow Books. 2010. Pp. x + 224, iilus. $76. [Distributed by The David Brown Book Co.. Oakville, Ct.]

    Boita, Alejandro F, and Pablo R. Andinach, eds. The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation. Semeia Series, vol. 59. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. Pp. xii + 259. $31.95 (paper).

    Brankaer, Johanna. Coptic: A Learning Grammar (Sahidic). Subsidia et Instrumenta Linguarum Ori-entis, vol. 1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. vii + 203. [euro]24.80 (paper).

    Burke, David G., ed. Translation that Openeth the Window: Reflections on the History and legacy of the King James Bible. Biblical Scholarship in North America, vol. 23. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 2009. Pp. xxiii + 274. $34.95 (paper).

    Bussmann, Richard. Die Provinziempel Agyptens von der 0. bis zur 11. Dynastie: Archdologie und Geschichte einer gesellschaftlichen Institution zwischen Resident unci Provinz. Probleme der Agyptologie. vol. 30. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. xcvi + 677. i + 271. illus. $444.

    Callaham, Scott N. Modality and the Biblical Hebrew Infinitive Absolute. Abhandlungen fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes. vol. 71. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. xv + 343. [euro]78 (paper).

    Calvert-Koyzis. Nancy, and Heather Weir, eds. Strangely Familiar: Protofeminist Interpretations of Patriarchal Biblical Texts. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. Pp. xi + 291. $35.95 (paper).

    Chari'IN. Dominique. Reading and Writing in Babylon, tr. Jane Marie Todd. Cambridge. Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2010. Pp. xv + 315, illus. $29.95.

    Cohen, Yoram; Amir Golan; and Jared L., eds. Pax Hethitica: Studies on the Hittites and Their Neighbours in Honour of Itamar Singer. Studien zu den Bogazkoy-Texten, vol. 51. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. xiv + 439. illus.. portrait.

    Collins, John J. Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids. Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. 2010. Pp. xii + 266. $25 (paper).

    Collins, John J. The Scepter and the Star: Messianism in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids. Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. 2010. Pp. xiii + 298. $28 (paper).

    Collins, John J., and Daniel C. Harlow, eds. The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. 2010. Pp. xxxvii+ 1360. $95.

    Cotton, Hannah M.; Robert G. Hoyland; Jonathan J. Price; and David J. Wasserstein, eds. From Hellenism to Islam: Cultural and Linguistic Change in the Roman Near East. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. Pp. xxx + 481. $125.

    Cripps, Eric L. Sargonic and Presargonic Texts in the World Museum Liverpool. BAR International Series, vol. 2135. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010. Pp. 138. [pounds sterling]33 (paper).

    D'Auria, Sue H., ed. Offerings to the Discerning Eye: An Egyptological Medley in Honor of Jack A. Josephson. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, vol. 38. Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. xxix + 362, illus. $169.

    David, Arlettk. The Legal Register of Ramesside Private Law Instruments. Gottinger Orientforschungen, IV. Reihe Agypten, vol. 38. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. ix + 331. [euro]74 (paper).

    Deckkrs. Katleen; Monika Doll; Peter Pfaizner; and Simone Riehl. Development of the Environment, Subsistence and Settlement of the City of Urkis and Its Region. Studien zur Urbanisierung Nordmes-opotamiens, series A, vol. 3. Wiesbaden: Harra*.sow-itz Verlag, 2010. Pp. xvii + 376, illus. [euro]78.

    DEL Olmo Lete, Gregorio. Origen y persistencia del Judaismo. Estella, Navarra: Editorial Verbo Divino, 2010. Pp. 478 (paper).

    Dolinska, Monika, and Horst Beinlich, eds. 8. Agyptologische Tempeltagung: Interconnections between Temples. Konigtum, Staat und Gesellschaft friiher Hochkulturen. vol. 3,3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. x + 237. illus., CD-ROM. [euro]68 (paper).

    El-Aguizy, Ola, and Mohamed Sherif Ali, eds. Echoes of Eternity: Studies Presented to Gaballa Aly Gaballa. Philippika, Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen, vol. 35. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 240, illus., portrait. [euro]58 (paper).

    Emberling, Geoff, ed. Pioneers to the Past: American Archaeologists in the Middle East, 1919-1920. Oriental Institute Museum Publications, vol. 30. Chicago: The Oriental Institute. 2010. Pp. 160, illus. $34.95 (paper). [Distributed by The David Brown Book Co.. Oakville. Ct.]

    Everson, A. Joseph, and Hyun Chul Paul Kim, eds. The Desert Will Bloom: Poetic Visions in Isaiah. Ancient Israel and Its Literature, vol. 4. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. Pp. xii + 299. $37.95 (paper).

    Fales, Frederick Mario. Guerre et paix en Assyrie: Religion et impe'rialisme. Les Conferences de l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. Pp. 246, illus. Paris: Les Editions de Cerf, 2010. [euro]20 (paper).

    Fassberg, Steven E. The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Challa. Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, vol. 54. Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. xvii + 314. $176.

    Fields, Weston W The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Full History, vol. 1. Leiden: Brill. 2009. Pp. 592, illus. $99.

    Fischer, Robert. Die Ahhiyawa-Frage, mit einer kom-mentierten Bibliographic. Dresdner Beitrage zur Hethitologie, vol. 26. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. vii + 125. [euro]39.80 (paper).

    Fleming, Daniel E., and Sara J. Milstein. The Buried Foundation of the Gilgamesh Epic: The Akkadian Huwawa Narrative. Cuneiform Monographs, vol. 39. Leiden: Brill, 2010. Pp. xx + 222, plates. $132.

    Forgeau, Annie. Horus-fils-d'Isis: La Jeunesse d'un dieu. Bibliotheque d'Etude, vol. 150. Cairo: Insti-tut Francois d'Arche'ologie Orientale, 2010. Pp. x + 529, illus. (paper).

    Frame, Douglas. Hippota Nestor. Hellenic Studies, vol. 37. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2009. Pp. x + 912. $34.95 (paper). [Distributed by Harvard University Press.]

    France, Robert Lawrence, ed. Wetlands of Mass Destruction. Sheffield, Vermont: Green Frigate Books. 2010. Pp. xv + 193, illus. (paper).

    Freydank. Helmut, and Barbara Feller. Mittel-assyrische Rechtsurkunden und Verwaltungstexte. vol. 9. Wissenschaftliche Veroffentlichungen der Deutschen...

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