Political Memory in and after the Persian EmpirePaper $59.95, ISBN 9780884140887
Jason M. Silverman and Caroline Waerzeggers, editors
Various disciplines that deal with Achaemenid rule offer starkly different assessments of Persian kingship. While Assyriologists treat Cyrus’s heirs as legitimate successors of the Babylonian kings, biblical scholars often speak of a “kingless era” in which the priesthood took over the function of the Davidic monarch. Egyptologists see their land as uniquely independently minded despite conquests, while Hellenistic scholarship tends to evaluate the interface between Hellenism and native traditions without reference to the previous two centuries of Persian rule. This volume brings together in dialogue a broad array of scholars with the goal of seeking a broader context for assessing Persian kingship through the anthropological concept of political memory.
Hardcover $79.95, ISBN 9780884140900
Open Access eISBN 9780884140894
516 pages • Ancient Near East Monographs 13
Philology, and the Hebrew Bible: Methodological Perspectives on
Philological and Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of Jo
Jeremy M. Hutton and Aaron D. Rubin, editors
Colleagues and former students honor Professor Jo Ann Hackett in this collection of essays focused on her interests in Northwest Semitic languages, epigraphy, and Canaanite religions of the Iron Age. Each section offers subject-specific chapters reflecting on methodology, while at the same time seeking to build connections between these three disciplines. Each contribution exemplifies the unifying theme of the collection: the continuing value and necessity of philological and comparative study of the Hebrew Bible.
Paper $49.95, ISBN 9780884140795
Hardcover $64.95, ISBN 9780884140818
Open Access eISBN 9780884140801
408 pages • Ancient Near East Monographs 12
|The Book of the Twelve and the New Form Criticism|
Mark J. Boda, Michael H. Floyd, and Colin M. Toffelmire, editors
Contributors to this volume explore the theoretical issues at stake in recent changes in form criticism and the practical outcomes of applying the results of these theoretical shifts to the Book of the Twelve. The volume combines self-conscious and wide-ranging reflection on discourse linguistics, metaphor theory, redaction criticism, and various other methods with practical examination of specific texts in an effort to demonstrate the practical consequences of theoretical decisions and the value of certain methodological stances.
Paper $39.95, ISBN 9781628370607
Hardcover $54.95, ISBN 9781628370621
Open Access eISBN 9781628370614
378 pages • Ancient Near East Monographs 10