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In the Arms of Biblical Women

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0231-6
The less-discussed character in the Bible is the woman: two talking animals therein have sometimes received more page space. This volume shines the light of close scrutiny in the less-trodden direction and focuses on biblical and allied women, or on the feminine side of Creation. Biblical women are compared to mythical characters from the wider Middle East or from contemporary literature, and feminist/womanist perspectives are discussed alongside traditional and theological perspectives.
$168.00

The Petra Pool-Complex: A Hellenistic Paradeisos in the Nabataean Capital

Results from the Petra "Lower Market" Survey and Excavation, 1998
ISBN: 978-1-59333-120-7
Excavations in the Lower Market in Petra (Jordan), capital of the ancient kingdom of Nabsataea, uncovered the remnants of a monumental pool-complex at the heart of the ancient city. It played an important role in the socio-political life of Petra during the Nabataean and Roman periods. The mere presence of a paradeidos in Petra symbolized the Nabataean king's power and helped to legitimize his place among contemporary rulers. The paradeisos is an example of a gratuitous display of conspicuous consumption, a symbol of the flourishing status of Petra during its Classical era.
$157.00

Revolt in Palestine in the Eighteenth Century

The Era of Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0002-2
In the turbulent atmosphere of the eighteenth century when the Ottoman Empire was enfeebled, local leaders far from Istanbul took matters into their own hands. At first, these leaders only regulated local trade and tax collection, but soon, leaders like Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar — a district tax collector in Palestine— saw opportunities to amass great wealth and power while providing autonomous government and safer roads to their local followers. A gripping and fascinating read, Ahmad Joudah’s biography of Shaykh Zahir is crucial for scholars seeking to contextualize developments in modern Palestinian history within the politics of the late Ottoman Empire.
$178.00

Jonathan Edwards’ Social Augustinian Trinitarianism in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-59333-846-6
The Trinity played a significant role in Jonathan Edwards’ theology. But what was the nature of his trinitarian theology? A common view among Edwards scholars is that he embraced the dialectical psychological and social models of the Trinity. This study suggests that Edwards consistently used one model of the Trinity—the Augustinian mutual love model. Edwards uses the mutual love model to portray the loving relationships among the divine persons and in doing so stands in continuity with other early-Enlightenment apologists for traditional trinitarianism.
$191.00

The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen

The Akhbar of Abid b. Sharya Al-Jurhumi
ISBN: 978-1-59333-394-2
The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen is the earliest known history of pre-Islamic Yemen. Attributed to the South Arabian historian ‘Abid b. Sharya al-Jurhumi, it recounts in prose and poetry six saga cycles of ancient personages and events of the Yemen. Here, two sagas, the dispersion of Sam’s descendants from Babel to the Yemen, and the destruction of the tribes of ‘Ad and Thamud, are translated with complete annotation. The tales of Luqman b. ‘Ad and his seven vultures, Sulayman and Bilqis, the Himyarite kings, and Tasm and Jadis are given in full synopses.
$184.00

Codex 2400 and Its Miniatures

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 990
ISBN: 978-1-61143-943-4
This work contains illustrations of the thirteenth century Byzantine New Testament at the Rockefeller-McCormack collection in Chicago with a full description of its text, provenance, and the artistic and theological significance of the miniatures.
$48.00

The Small Temple

A Roman Imperial Cult Building in Petra, Jordan
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0234-7
Excavation of the Small Temple of Petra, Jordan has revealed a Roman building likely dedicated to the imperial cult. Constructed in the wake of Roman annexation of Nabataea in 106 CE, the temple would have helped to solidify Roman control. Reid systematically examines the evidence used to support the identification of the Small Temple as an imperial cult building through the discussion of its prominent use of marble, a material with Roman imperial associations and almost entirely monopolized by the bureaucracy of the Roman Empire. The analysis of architectural evidence, as well as the placement of the Small Temple within the city, also support this identification.
$146.00

Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts

ISBN: 978-1-61143-970-0
What is truly timeless? This book explores two ancient Greek terms for eternity, aiônios and aïdios. It traces these terms from their earliest occurrence in Pre-Socratic philosophy and Plato and through their interaction with Jewish thought and down into the patristic fathers, where they play a crucial role in debates over eternal punishment vs. universal salvation.
$149.00

Facing an Empire

Hirbemerdon Tepe and the Upper Tigris Region during the Early Iron Age and Neo-Assyrian Period
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0146-3
Recent archaeological discoveries within the Upper Tigris region in Southeastern Turkey offer a unique opportunity to understand the dynamics of the Assyrian Empire borderlands. Within a few years most of the region will be irreversibly submerged, due to the construction of the Ilisu dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant project in Turkey. It is of paramount importance to understand and record as much data as possible about the local communities and the foreign connections that flowered in this area.
$138.00

The Archaeology of Cult in Middle Bronze Age Canaan

The Sacred Area at Tel Haror, Israel
ISBN: 978-1-59333-791-9
What was Canaanite religion like during the Middle Bronze Age, at the time of the biblical patriarchs? This volume presents a theoretical model for identifying ritual behavior in the archaeological record, providing a test case using the rich material culture and structures that have been unearthed at the biblical city of Gerar (Tel Haror, Israel).
$149.00

Homer and the Bronze Age

The Reflection of Humanistic Ideals in Diplomatic Practices
ISBN: 978-1-59333-985-2
Peter Karavites presents a revisionist overview of Homeric scholarship, whose purpose is to bridge the gap between the “positivist” and “negativist” theories dominant in the greater part of the twentieth century. His investigation derives new insights from Homer’s text and solves the age old question of the relationship between Homer and the Mycenaean age.
$148.00

Archaeologies of Water in the Roman Near East

63 BC – AD 636
ISBN: 978-1-61143-421-7
Water is one of the most benign, and destructive, powers in the lives of all people, in particular in arid areas such as the Near East. This book provides an alternative way of thinking about the Roman Near East by exploring how its inhabitants managed and lived with their water supplies, especially in the wake of the Roman conquest. Through geographical, hydrological, and anthropological perspectives, this study aims to see how water can inform us about the nature of Roman Imperialism, the Roman economy, change and transformation in Late Antiquity.
$144.00

The Sentences of the Syriac Menander

Introduction, Text and Translation, and Commentary
ISBN: 978-1-61143-488-0
The Sentences of the Syriac Menander appears in two Syriac manuscripts in the British Library, a full version in one codex, and a far shorter version, only a small fraction thereof, in another. This book presents a commentary on the text in its complete version focusing on parallels from both Jewish tradition and the Greco-Roman world, showing that the text is not, as it claims, the work of the Greek author Menander, but rather a work of Jewish Wisdom Literature composed in Syriac, possibly in the ancient city of Edessa itself, and preserved within Christian monastic circles.
$149.00

The Portrayal and Role of Anger in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus

ISBN: 978-1-60724-128-7
Ammianus’ treatment of the emotion of anger reveals as much, if not more, about his education, values, beliefs, personality, than it does about the people he writes about. This research contributes to a greater depth of understanding of the role of the key emotion of anger within the individual and collective lives of the characters as portrayed by Ammianus Marcellinus and how he uses them to influence the reader and colour his narrative.
$176.00

Hearsay, History, and Heresy

Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell
Edited with an Introduction by Randall Howarth
ISBN: 978-1-59333-642-4
A collection of articles by Richard E. Mitchell presenting all the major historiographical problems scholars encounter in reconstructing the early Republic. Mitchell was one of the first scholars to question the practice of taking the broad outlines of the accounts handed down by Roman historians (writing hundreds of years later) at face value in writing modern accounts of the period.
$177.00

The Military Consilium in Republican Rome

ISBN: 978-1-59333-373-7
The consilium, or advisory council, played an important role in the everyday activities of the Roman magistrate in his role as military commander. This work is an in-depth look at the commander's consilium from its first depicted appearances in the accounts of the legendary period to 31 BC. The concilium adapted to meet changing needs and serves to illustrate how Romans felt about their own society. The role of the commander's consilium can be seen as a pragmatic compromise between the desire for competent leadership and personal ambition on the one hand, and the Romans' ever-present fear of tyrannical behavior on the other.
$126.00

American Journal of Ancient History (New Series 6-8): The Roman Empire during the Severan Dynasty

Case Studies in History, Art, Architecture, Economy and Literature
Guest Editor Eric C. De Sena
ISBN: 978-1-59333-838-1
This volume contains 20 peer-reviewed papers highlighting historical, social and cultural episodes, conditions, and trends of the Empire during the reign of Septimius Severus, the last great emperor to lead the Romans prior to the third century crisis.
$225.00

Kassia the Nun in Context

The Religious Thought of a Ninth-Century Byzantine Monastic
ISBN: 978-1-61143-969-4
Kassia the Nun offers a unique glimpse into ninth-century Byzantium in the only woman whose works were included in the corpus of liturgical hymns. This volume explores Kassia’s thought on Christology, on gender, and on monasticism itself. It provides readers with an opportunity to know this woman of remarkable intellect, wit, and piety by drawing primarily on her own words. Kassia’s is one of the only female voices from ninth-century Byzantium and this volume accordingly examines her reflections on gender in the context of her society and concludes that she represents a perspective that might be described as feminist.
$123.00

Late Antique Motifs in Yezidi Oral Tradition

ISBN: 978-1-60724-998-6
The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority who practice a highly syncretistic religion based exclusively on oral tradition. Their myths and motifs, besides showing the influence of both Sufism and a pre-Zoroastrian Western Iranian mythology, are related to the religious movements of Late Antiquity, and reveal the vestiges of a common cultural substratum once shared by the people of the region.
$225.00

On the Nestorian Tablet of Se-gan Foo

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 985
ISBN: 978-1-61143-922-9
This work contains a full description of the Nestorian Stone in English.
$45.00

Syrisch-Nestorianische Grabinschriften aus Semirjetschie

ISBN: 978-1-61143-249-7
This pamphlet contains 206 Syriac inscriptions, sorted by date, attesting to the Nestorian presence in Central Asia
$153.00

The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914

ISBN: 978-1-60724-069-3
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.
$180.00

The Latest Expansions of the Iliad

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 741
ISBN: 978-1-61143-051-6
In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and the papyri. Through a comparison of these he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition.
$37.00

The Women of Israel by Grace Aguilar

Two Volumes in One with a New Introduction and Commentary
Series: Judaism in Context 15
ISBN: 978-1-61719-626-3
For almost a century after it was first published in 1845 Grace Aguilar's Women of Israel was presented as a high school graduation gift and even as a Christmas present to employees. More than 150 years before the current proliferation of books on women in biblical narrative and biblical law, Aguilar offered brilliant and innovative interpretations of abiding value. She took for granted that her readers could read Hebrew and that they, like herself, knew the King James Bible from memory. The extensive introduction and notes will make this new edition once again accessible to laypersons, students, and scholars.
$346.00

A Facsimile Edition of the Peshitto Old Testament Based on Codex Ambrosianus (7a1)

Translatio Syra Pescitto Veteris Testamenti: Ex codice Ambrosiano, Sec. fere VI
Edited with an Introduction by Antonio Maria Ceriani; Introduction by Emidio Vergani
ISBN: 978-1-61143-114-8
This volume provides a facsimile of one of the oldest manuscripts of the standard Syriac translation of the Bible, Codex Ambrosianus (7a1), with an new Introduction by Emidio Vergani.
$267.00