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Ancient Near East

The ancient Near East refers to early civilizations in a region roughly corresponding to the modern Middle East: Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), Anatolia (modern Turkey), the Levant (modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan), as well as Persia (modern Iran), and Ancient Egypt, from the beginnings of Sumer in the 6th millennium BCE until the region's conquest by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE.

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Babylonisch-Assyrisches Glossar

By Carl Bezold; In Collaboration With Adele Bezold; Edited by Albrecht Götze
ISBN: 978-1-61719-653-9
An Akkadian-German dictionary, with index detailed enough to serve as a German-Akkadian dictionary.
$91.59

Seventh Annual Report of the Managing Committee, 1907-1908

With the Report of the Director
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 550
ISBN: 978-1-61719-393-4
A vivid glimpse of the early years of one of the prestigious American Schools for Oriental Research, when a dozen students traveled the Middle East each winter. This report documents some of the troubles they faced.
$14.70

Sixth Annual Report of the Managing Committee, 1906-1907

With the Report of the Director
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 549
ISBN: 978-1-61719-392-7
A vivid glimpse of the early years of one of the prestigious American Schools for Oriental Research, when a dozen students traveled the Middle East each winter. This report documents some of the troubles they faced.
$15.24

Fourth Annual Report of the Managing Committee, 1904-1905

With the Report of the Director
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 547
ISBN: 978-1-61719-390-3
This two-volume set provides a vivid glimpse of the early years of the prestigious American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and the nature of archaeology at the beginning of the twentieth century.
$15.60

Second Annual Report of the Managing Committee

With the Report of the Director
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 545
ISBN: 978-1-61719-388-0
This two-volume set provides a vivid glimpse of the early years of the prestigious American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and the nature of archaeology at the beginning of the twentieth century.
$14.07

Anabasis

With an Interlinear Translation, for the Use of Schools and Private Learners, on the Hamiltonian System, as Improved
By Xenophon; Edited and Translated by Thomas Clark
ISBN: 978-1-61719-226-5
Xenophon's Journey Upcountry, with interlinear translation.
$112.02

On the Date of Zoroaster

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 771
ISBN: 978-1-61143-149-0
Wide diversity prevails with regard to the date which Zoroaster lived. This diversity is largely due to incongruities in ancient statements on the subject. One can reasonably conclude that he lived between the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.E.
$14.34

The Unilingual Inscriptions K. 138 and K. 3232

Translated
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 767
ISBN: 978-1-61143-145-2
Three inscriptions are laid out, which directly relate to the Assyrian ceremony of the scapegoat. Many of the rites discusses in these inscriptions relate to those of the Israelites. Translations and commentaries are given of all three inscriptions.
$14.34

The Hittite Language

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 723
ISBN: 978-1-61143-017-2
Friedrich Hrozny believes that Hittite is an Indo-European language. On face value, Hrzony makes a strong case. However, Maurice Bloomfield is not entirely convinced by Hrozny’s evidence that Hittite belongs to this etymological group.
$13.71

The Eastern Iron Trade of the Roman Empire

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 722
ISBN: 978-1-61143-016-5
The appearance is given in the Roman text, Historia Naturalis, that the Seres were a people who imported iron and silk to Rome from China. However, an agreement has never been reached as to the exact origin of this people.
$13.80

Possible Non-Indo-European Elements in 'Hittite'

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 719
ISBN: 978-1-61143-013-4
Prince believes that Hittite shows marked non-Aryan peculiarities. He attempts to examine some important points in the morphology of Hittite in order to determine whether or not some of the most salient forms are of non-Aryan, rather than Indo-European.
$13.71

A Hymn to Nergal

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 716
ISBN: 978-1-61143-010-3
The god Nergal had his residence at Cutha, according to numerous passages in cuneiform literature. The ancient king of Uruk, Singamil (ca. 2750 B.C.E.), was also a devoted adherent of the Nergal cult, and fostered his worship at Uruk itself.
$13.71

A Brief Introduction to the Semitic Languages

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 19
ISBN: 978-1-61719-860-1
With a written history of nearly five thousand years, the Semitic languages comprise one of the world’s earliest and longest attested families. This volume provides an overview of this important language family, including both ancient and modern languages. After a brief introduction to the history of the family and its internal classification, subsequent chapters cover topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Each chapter describes features that are characteristic of the Semitic language family as a whole, as well as some of the more extraordinary developments that take place in the individual languages.
$20.70

East of the Jordan

A Record of Travel and Observation in the Countries of Moab, Gilead and Bashan during the Years 1875-1877
ISBN: 978-1-60724-316-8
In the early years of archaeological excitement in the environment of the biblical world, Merrill traveled through what is today Jordan on an extended journey and wrote this engaging account of his travels and explorations. Copiously illustrated with line drawings and etchings of the monuments and notable sights he encountered, his descriptions still retain their compelling voice. An historical account of travels around an area that would soon blossom into an archaeological haven, this journal is worth exploration for its contribution to a new discipline.
$111.57

Theophany and Chaoskampf

The Interpretation of Theophanic Imagery in the Baal Epic, Isaiah, and the Twelve
ISBN: 978-1-61719-160-2
The imagery of thunder and lightning, fire and earthquake which attends YHWH's theophany in Old Testament poetic texts has most often been interpreted as a series of metaphors in biblical scholarship. This work applies insights from recent work in metaphor theory and myth theory to argue that this traditional interpretation of poetic theophanic imagery is mistaken, and that these texts make better exegetical sense when understood against the background of the ANE myth of the defeat of chaos.
$54.00

Die Aramaismen im Alten Testament

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 194
ISBN: 978-1-60724-290-1
In this essential contribution to the study of Aramaisms in the Bible, noted linguist E. Kautzsch provides a thorough introduction to the subject. Since Aramaisms are not overly abundant in the Bible, Kautzsch has the space to dedicate a significant analysis. For linguists interested in how Aramaic influenced biblical Hebrew, as understood at the turn of the twentieth century, this little book will be of great value.
$22.71

Beiträge zur Semitischen Metrik

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 193
ISBN: 978-1-60724-289-5
This brief contribution to the discussion of Semitic metrics was written by a renowned scholar of biblical languages. Concentrating on the partial acrostic poem in Nahum 1.2-2.3, Bickell addresses the metrics of the piece. Laying out the text in Hebrew and in transliteration, Bickell gives his own translation along with his metrical observations. For anyone interested in the poetic structures of Semitic languages, particularly biblical Hebrew, this booklet will provide considerable insight.
$13.44

Die Religion des Alten Testaments

Unter den Religionen des Vorderen Orients
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 192
ISBN: 978-1-60724-288-8
The aim of this booklet is to given an account of the nature of the religion of the Old Testament, especially those aspects that differentiate it from other ancient religions. Fitting with the emerging historical-critical Zeitgeist, Marti follows the usual division of Israelite religion into nomadic, peasant, prophetic, and legal religions. Various accoutrements and components of the religious life of antiquity are considered throughout this somewhat contrived course of Israel’s religious development. Written when Assyriology was just beginning to come into its own, Marti still finds the Graf-Wellhausen hypothesis a compelling explanation for the form of the biblical material.
$20.64

The Creation-Story of Genesis I

Sumerian Theogony and Cosmogony
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 174
ISBN: 978-1-60724-245-1
In this brief study of the creation account in Genesis 1, Radau makes full use of the Sumerian materials available in his day. Summarizing the sea monster versus deity scenario known from the Enuma Elish’s account of Marduk against Tiamat, he shows how Yahweh fits this role in Genesis 1. Going into linguistic detail of the Hebrew and Sumerian sources, he draws a set of correlations between the two.
$18.84

Mount Sinai

A Modern Pilgrimage
ISBN: 978-1-60724-243-7
This timeless travelogue by noted hymnographer and missionary A. Mary R. Dobson recounts her journey to the manuscript-rich monastery of St. Catherine’s in the Sinai peninsula. Traveling with her cousin, Orientatlist Rendel Harris, Dobson wrote an account of her journey that still captures the imagination of modern day readers.
$73.50

Die Höllenfahrt der Istar, ein altbabylonisches Epos

Nebst Proben assyrischer Lyrik
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 175
ISBN: 978-1-60724-246-8
This volume contains Schrader’s study of the underworld journey of Ishtar. He examines this Old Babylonian epic together with samples from Assyrian poems. The text is given, along with a translation, commentary and glossary.
$26.49

The Early History of Syria and Palestine

ISBN: 978-1-60724-244-4
Although written before the modern discoveries that define Ancient Near Eastern studies today, Paton’s historic foray into the history of Syria and Palestine served to start a continuing discussion that remains active today. Covering the Babylonian, Aramaean, Egyptian, Hittite, and Assyrian empires, Paton demonstrates what was known of the history of the region with the limited resources of nineteenth-century explorations.
$113.48

Tiamat

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 525
ISBN: 978-1-61719-040-7
Tiamat was the Babylonian sea deity. The sea was affiliated with evil. Tiamat was therefore thought to be evil. As a result, the writers of Genesis 1 purposely omitted any wording relating to the word ‘sea’.
$14.79

The God Ašur

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 524
ISBN: 978-1-61719-039-1
The name Asur is difficult. In cuneiform, it is designated for the city, country, and deity. However, it appears that the deity was named after the city, which emerged first.
$15.06

The Bhartrharinirveda of Harihara

Now First Translated from the Sanskrit and Prakrit
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 523
ISBN: 978-1-61719-038-4
Bhartrharinirveda of Harihara is a play that glorifies the Yoga philosophy, which teaches that the summum bonuzz is the discrimination and separation of soul from matter, thus leading through renunciation of the world to isolation of the ego.
$15.42