Cuneiform in Canaan. Cuneiform Sources from the Land of Israel in Ancient Times

Wayne Horowitz, Takayoshi Oshima and Seth L. Sanders, Cuneiform in Canaan. The Next Generation (second edition) Eisenbrauns (2018), 26x18 cm., hard cover, 248 + xii pages

ISBN 978-1-57506-791-9

List price: $60; Price for IES members: $45

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Cuneiform in Canaan, the Next Generation presents anew the corpus of texts first examined in the Cuneiform in Canaan volume that was published by the Israel Exploration Society and Hebrew University in 2006. The new volume includes 97 texts in critical editions, with a discussion of recently discovered fragments of letters written in Late Bronze Age Jerusalem, documents from Hazor (including the Hazor Law Fragment that parallels the Law Code of Hammurabi), and a new administrative tablet from Megiddo. The new volume begins with a new updated introduction highlighting the ongoing work of the Cuneiform in Canaan research project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the directorship of Professor Wayne Horowitz of the Institute of Archaeology. Updated editions and photographs of a number of the texts published in the 2006 edition are also available in the new volume.

 

 

 

W. Horowitz and T. Oshima (with S. Sanders), Cuneiform in Canaan. Cuneiform Sources from the Land of Israel in Ancient Times (2006) 256 pages, 17 x 27 cm. 171 illustrations, hardcover. ISBN 965-221-062-5 Price: $48 Discounted price to IES members: $36 Out of print

One of the earliest surviving manifestations of the cultural heritage of the Land of Israel in ancient times is the use of the cuneiform script, from the Middle Bronze Age to the Iron Age. The Cuneiform in Canaan volume presents for the first time the full corpus of all 91 cuneiform tablets and inscribed objects that have been recovered from the Land of Israel, including cuneiform tablets from the Bronze Age cities of Canaan, texts from the cities of the Philistines, and inscriptions from the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The volume, which provides critical editions, up-to-date bibliographies and discussion for each source, is the culmination of the work of the Cuneiform in Canaan Research Project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the directorship of Dr. Wayne Horowitz of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

 

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