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.
Price: $48 Discounted price to IES members: $36 Out
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.