Books received.

  1. Ancient Near East

    ADIEGO, IGNACIO J. The Carian Language. Handbook of Oriental Studies, vol. 1/86- Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. xiii + 518, plates. $236.

    AMIDON, PHILIP R., S.J., tr. Philostorgius: Church History. Writings from the Greco-Roman World, vol. 23. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xxv + 284. $34.95 (paper).

    ANDERSON, PAUL N.; FELIX JUST; and TOM THATCHER, eds. John, Jesus, and History, vol. 1: Critical Appraisals of Critical Views. SBL Symposium Series, vol. 44. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. viii + 346. $37.95 (paper).

    ASCALONE, ENRICO. Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians, tr. Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia. Dictionaries of Civilization, vol. 1. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2007. Pp. 368, illus. $24.95 (paper).

    ASCHENBACH, REINHARD; MARTIN ARNETH; and ECKART OTTO. Toro in der Hebraischen Bibel: Studien zur Redaktionsgeschichte und synchronen Logik diakronischer Transformationen. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte, vol. 7. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. Pp. viii + 387. [euro]78.

    AVALOS, HECTOR; SARAH J. MELCHER; and JEREMY SCHIPPER, eds. This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies. Semeia Studies, vol. 55. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. ix + 244. $29.95 (paper).

    BEN-TOR, DAPHNA. Scarabs, Chronology, and Interconnections: Egypt and Palestine in the Second Intermediate Period. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica, vol. 27. Freiburg: Academic Press, 2007. Pp. xv + 211, plates. FS 140.

    BERQUIST, JOHN L., ed. Approaching Yehud: New Approaches to the Study of the Persian Period. Semeia Studies, vol. 50. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. ix + 249. $29.95 (paper).

    BICHLER, REINHOLD. Historiographie--Ethnographie--Utopie: Gesammelte Schriften, Teil 1: Studien zu Herodots Kunst der Historie, ed. Robert Rollinger. Philippika, Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen, vol. 18.1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. Pp. 274. [euro]48 (paper).

    BICKEL, SUSANNE; SILVIA SCHROER; RENE SCHURTE; and CHRISTOPH UEHLINGER, eds. Bilder als Quellen/Images as Sources: Studies on Ancient Near Eastern Artefacts and the Bible Inspired by the Work of Othmar Keel. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, special volume. Freiburg: Academic Press, 2007. Pp. xx + 560, plates. FS 159.

    BINGEN, JEAN. Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture, ed. and tr. Robert S. Bagnall. Hellenistic Culture and Society. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2007. Pp. xx + 303, illus. $24.95 (paper).

    BOCCACCINI, GABRIELE, ed. Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. xv + 539. $50 (paper).

    BOCK, BARBARA. Das Handbuch Mussu'u. "Einreibung": Eine Serie sumerischer und akkadischer Beschworungen aus dem 1. Jt. vor Chr. Biblioteca del Proximo Oriente Antiguo, vol. 3. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 2007. Pp. 346, plates.

    BODA, MARK J.; DANIEL K. FALK; and RODNEY A. WERLINE, eds. Seeking the Favor of God, volume 2: The Development of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism. Early Judaism and Its Literature, vol. 22. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xv + 281. $39.95 (paper).

    BOER, ROLAND, ed. Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies. Semeia Studies, vol. 63. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. viii + 238. $25.95 (paper).

    BOHAS, GEORGES, and MIHAI DAT. Une theorie de l'organisation du lexique des langues semitiques: Matrices et etymons. Collection Languages. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2007. Pp. 235 (paper).

    BONACOSSI, DANIELE MORANDI, ed. Urban and Natural Landscapes of an Ancient Syrian Capital: Settlement and Environment at Tell/Mishrifeh/Qatna and in Central-Western Syria. Studi Archeologici su Qatna, vol. 1. Udine: Forum, Editrice Universitaria Udinese, 2007. Pp. 350, illus. [euro]70.

    BORGHOUTS, JORIS F. Book of the Dead [39]: From Shouting to Structure. Studien zum Altagyptischen Totenbuch, vol. 10. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. Pp. 110. [euro]40 (paper).

    CAMPBELL, WILLIAM SANGER. The "We" Passages in the Acts of the Apostles: The Narrator as Narrative Character. Studies in Biblical Literature, vol. 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xii + 150. $19.95 (paper).

    CHENG, JACK, and M. FELDMAN, eds. Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, vol. 26. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. xv + 521, illus. $189.

    CHERPION. N.; J.-P. CORTEGGIANI; and J.-FR. GOUT, Le tombeau de Petosiris a Touna el-Gebel: Releve photographique. BiGen, vol. 27. Cairo: Institut francais d'Archeologie Orientale, 2007. Pp. 193, plans (paper).

    CLIFFORD, RICHARD J., ed. Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel. SBL Symposium Series, vol. 36. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xiii + 116. $19.95 (paper).

    COLLINS, BILLIE JEAN. The Hittites and Their World. Archaeology and Biblical Studies, vol. 7. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 2007. Pp. xvi + 254, illus. $29.95 (paper).

    CORDOVA. CARLOS E. Millennial Landscape Change in Jordan: Geoarchaeology and Cultural Ecology. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2007. Pp. xix + 255. illus. $55.

    DAVIS, MICHAEL THOMAS, and BRENT A. STRAWN, eds. Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. xxvii + 296. $30 (paper).

    DE GROOT, CHRISTIANA, and MARION ANN TAYLOR, eds. Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible. SBL Symposium Series, vol. 38. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. ix + 244. $34.95 (paper).

    DIETRICH, WALTER. The Early Monarchy in Israel: The Tenth Century B.C.E., tr. Joachim Vette. Biblical Encyclopedia, vol. 3. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xvi + 378. $47.95 (paper).

    DOUGLAS, KHALED. Die Befestigung der Unterstadt von Hirbet az-Zeraqon im Rahment der frubronzezeitlichen Fortifikationen in Palalstina. Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palastina-Vereins, vol. 27.3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. Pp. x + 260, plates, plans. [euro]84.

    DUSEK, JAN. Les manuscrits arameens du Wadi Daliyeh et la Samarie vers 450-332 av. J.-C. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East. vol. 30. Leiden: Brill. 2007. Pp. xxvi + 700, plates, $257.

    EDWARDS, DOUGLAS R., and C. THOMAS MCCOLLOUGH, eds. The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class, and the ''Other" in Antiquity: Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, vol. 60/61. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2007. Pp. xiii + 416, illus.

    EICHHORN, ALBERT. The Lord's Supper in the New Testament, tr. Jeffrey P. Cayzer, History of Biblical Studies, vol. 1. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. x + 105. $14.95 (paper).

    EVANS. JANE DEROSE. The Coins and the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Economy of Palestine. The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima Excavation Reports, vol. 6. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2006. Pp. xxiv + 229, plates.

    FAIST. BETINA. Alltagstextc aus neuassyrichen Archiven und Bibliotheken der Stadt Assur. Studien zuden Assur-Texten, vol. 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. Pp. xx + 250, plates. [euro]54.

    FAVARO, SABRINA, Voyages et voyageurs a l 'epoqueno-assyrienne. State Archives of Assyria Studies, vol. 18. Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. 2007. Pp. xviii + 169. plates. $59 (paper),

    FINKEL, IRVING L., and MARKHAM J. GELLER. eds. Disease in Babylonia. Cuneiform Monographs. vol. 36, Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. viii + 226. $122.

    FINKELSTEIN, Israel, and Amihai Mazar, eds. The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel. Atlanta: Society for Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. x + 220. illus. $24.95 (paper).

    FLUSSEK. DAVID. Judaism of the Second Temple Period. vol. 1: Qumran and Apocalypticism, tr Azzan Yadin. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. xiii + 356. $36.

    --,and R. STEVEN NOTLEY. The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus' Genius. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. xix + 191, illus. $20 (paper).

    FRANTSOUZOFF, SERGUEI. Inventaire des inscriptions sudarabiques, vol. 6: Raybun: Kafas/na'man, temple de la deesse Dhat Himyam. 2 vols. Paris: Academie des inscriptions et belles-letters, 2007. Pp. 309, plates (paper).

    FREY-ANTHES, HENRIKE. Unheilsmachte und Schutzgenien, Antiwesen und Grenzganger: Vorstellungen von 'Damonen' im alten Israel. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, vol. 227. Freiburg: Academic Press, 2007. Pp. xiii + 363, illus. FS 108.

    FROOD, ELIZABETH. Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt. Writings from the Ancient World, vol. 26. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007. Pp. xix + 301, illus. $24.95 (paper)

    FUSCAGNI, FRANCESCO. Hethitische unveroffentliche Texte aus den Jahren 1906-1912 in der Sekundar-literatur. Hethitologie Portal Mainz Materalien, vol. 6. Pp. ix + 202. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007. [euro]52 (paper).

    GALIL, GERSHON, The Lower Stratum Families in the Neo-Assyrian Period. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, vol. 27. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. xvii + 403. $162.

    GARBINI, GIOVANNI. L'opera di Giovanni Garbini: Bibliografia degli scritti 1956-2006. Brescia: Paideia Editrice, 2007. Pp.124 (paper).

    GARFINKEL, YOSEF, and SUSAN COHEN, eds. The Middle Bronze Age IIA Cemetery at Gezer: Final Report. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, vol. 62. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2007. Pp. xvii + 149, illus.

    GIOVINO, MARIANA. The Assyrian Sacred Tree: A History of Interpretations. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, vol. 230. Freiburg: Academic Press, 2007. Pp. viii + 242, illus. FS 98.

    GREER, ROWAN A., and MARGARET M. MITCHEL. The "Belly-Myther" of Endor: Interpretation of I Kingdoms 28 in the Early...

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