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Jan Bremmer

himself as energetic and vigilant, is the very fi rst certain surviving mention of the Greeks in Oriental sources. 2 That does not mean to say that these pirates were the fi rst Greeks to be encountered by the Orient. The letter itself speaks about them as a subject familiar to the king, and Greeks had

Theodore J. Lewis

for his emendation make good sense. 62 A serious disadvantage of option (a) is that syntactically the affirmative/emphatic k should occur prior to the verb. 63 In light of such a difficulty, translation (b) must be preferred, yet admittedly, having to supply the subject “(the sickness)” is not

Piotr Taracha

relation between the lower frieze with the procession and the bisected upper row of sculptures which had a different subject matter, that of hunting. Güterbock was the first to ask the question, pointing to a stamp seal impression from Ḫattuša ( SBo II, no. 220), which depicted on the outer ring, among

Carolina López-Ruiz

. It is beyond the scope of this paper to discuss the specific content of these stories and their comparative potential, which has been the subject of extensive attention by scholars of the last decades. 2 Instead, I want to provide some reflections on the openings of creation stories and how they can

Jeffrey Stackert

:7 is further evidence for the compositional integrity of MT vv. 2-3. 24 22 For a detailed comparison of the structure of the three units in Deut 13, see Koch, Vertrag , 113-29. 23 Because the subject of incitement to apostasy has already been introduced in vv. 2-6, there is no reason for the author to

Noel K. Weeks

be magically effective and threaten the current manifestation of Horus/Osiris. However surely a ritual text, which mentioned the same feared events, should carry the same dangers. Further the story about Re becoming old and subject to human attack would also seem dangerous, yet it occurs on 18th and

Nadav Na’aman

”) refers to the calf statue that was despoiled and hence rejected by YHWH, whereas the singular forms in v. 6 (“it is”; “the calf of Samaria”) refer to the statue that was recently manufactured. The subject of the prophecy in Hos 8:4–6 are the people of Israel. The prophet accuses them of not drawing

Collin Cornell

Persian Egypt; its innocence of Moses’s instruction is clearest in the Elephantine Judeans’ apparent practice of goddess veneration. Although scholars have subjected the textual evidence for such veneration to searching investigation, the material testimony of fired clay female figurines from Elephantine

M. Victoria Almansa-Villatoro

Egyptian gods Bes and Thoth, on the one hand, are good examples of divinities represented in monumental art while also being the subject of personal piety in amulets and graffiti. On the other hand, Apedemak was a local Meroitic warrior god who became the state god of Kush and protector of the royalty

Robert Beekes

-  , while Myc. - ija may be a facultative rendering of -  . 2 When I checked the subject in his Greek Religion (1985, 182), I saw to my surprise that Burkert had not withdrawn this view (“the intelligible name forms are displaced”). On the contrary, he gives a curious explanation. “Clearly the object is