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From Ugarit to Nabataea is a collection of articles on the texts and cultures of various Near and Middle Eastern societies such as Ugarit, Ancient North Arabia, Nabatea, Palmyra, Edessa, the monasteries of Mesopotamia, and modern day Syriac-speaking communities. They include discussion of the religious beliefs, iconography, epigraphy, architecture and language of these societies – fields to which John F. Healey has contributed in his long, distinguished and varied career.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0180-7
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Publication Date: Apr 6,2012
Interior Color: Black with Color Inserts
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 313
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0180-7
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From Ugarit to Nabataea is a collection of articles on the texts and cultures of various Near and Middle Eastern societies. The volume is offered in honor of John F. Healey, by his friends and former students, whose studies cover a vast range from Ugarit, to Ancient North Arabia, Nabataea, Palmyra, Edessa, the monasteries of Mesopotamia, and to modern-day Syriac speaking communities. They include discussion of the religious beliefs, iconography, epigraphy, architecture and language of these societies – fields to which John F. Healey has contributed in his long, distinguished and varied career. This volume includes contributions from Hatoon Al-Fassi, Zeyad Al-Salameen, Hamad Bin Seray, Sebastian Brock, Amir Harrak, Hani Hayajneh, George A. Kiraz, Laïla Nehme, Dennis Pardee, Lucy Wadeson and Robert Wenning.


George A. Kiraz is the director of Beth Mardutho (The Syriac Institute) and Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press. Zeyad Al-Salameen is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology at the United Arab Emirates University.

From Ugarit to Nabataea is a collection of articles on the texts and cultures of various Near and Middle Eastern societies. The volume is offered in honor of John F. Healey, by his friends and former students, whose studies cover a vast range from Ugarit, to Ancient North Arabia, Nabataea, Palmyra, Edessa, the monasteries of Mesopotamia, and to modern-day Syriac speaking communities. They include discussion of the religious beliefs, iconography, epigraphy, architecture and language of these societies – fields to which John F. Healey has contributed in his long, distinguished and varied career. This volume includes contributions from Hatoon Al-Fassi, Zeyad Al-Salameen, Hamad Bin Seray, Sebastian Brock, Amir Harrak, Hani Hayajneh, George A. Kiraz, Laïla Nehme, Dennis Pardee, Lucy Wadeson and Robert Wenning.


George A. Kiraz is the director of Beth Mardutho (The Syriac Institute) and Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press. Zeyad Al-Salameen is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology at the United Arab Emirates University.

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Contributor Biography

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, and the president of Gorgias Press. He earned an MSt in Syriac Studies from Oxford University, and an MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University. He has an extensive list of publications in Syriac studies.

Zeyad Al-Salameen

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Preface (page 11)
  • John Francis Healey (page 13)
  • KAMKAM THE NABATAEAN PRIESTESS: PRIESTHOOD AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT ARABIA by Hatoon Al Fassi (page 29)
  • LIVING BEINGS IN NABATAEANICONOGRAPHY: SYMBOLISM AND FUNCTION by ZEYAD AL-SALAMEEN (page 43)
  • PALMYRENES IN THE MEDITERRANEANWORLD: 1ST CENTURY BCE TO THE 2NDCENTURY CE by HAMAD M. BIN SERAY (page 105)
  • DATING FORMULAE IN SYRIAC INSCRIPTIONSAND MANUSCRIPTS OF THE 5TH AND 6THCENTURIES by SEBASTIAN BROCK (page 113)
  • BACCHUS SON OF MATTAY, A MASTERCALLIGRAPHER IN THE MONGOL PERIOD by AMIR HARRAK (page 135)
  • REMARKS ON ANCIENT NORTH ARABIANINSCRIPTIONS FROM THE REGION OF TAYMA?IN NORTHWEST ARABIA (I) by HANI HAYAJNEH (page 151)
  • TABETHA KTHOBONOYO SYRIAC: CHILDLANGUAGE ACQUISITION OF KTHOBONOYOSYRIAC IN A MULTI-LINGUAL ENVIRONMENT by GEORGE A. KIRAZ (page 169)
  • A RECENTLY-DISCOVERED NABATAEANSANCTUARY, POSSIBLY DEVOTED TO THESUN-GOD by LAÏLA NEHME (page 181)
  • RS 18.113A+B, LETTRE DUN SERVITEURDU ROI DOUGARIT SE TROUVANT À CHYPRE by DENNIS PARDEE (page 195)
  • THE OBELISK TOMB AT PETRA AND THE BABAL-SIQ INSCRIPTION: A STUDY OF TEXT,IMAGE AND ARCHITECTURE by LUCY WADESON (page 235)
  • SNAKES IN PETRA by ROBERT WENNING (page 263)
  • Figures (page 283)
  • Index (page 311)
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