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The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E.
Author: Rainer Albertz
The period of the Babylonian Exile (597/587–520 B.C.E.) is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history. During this time, Israel went through what was probably its deepest crisis; at the same time, however, the cornerstone was laid for its most profound renewal. The crisis provoked the creation of a wealth of literary works (laments, prophetic books, historical works, etc.) whose development is analyzed in detail by the methods of social history, composition criticism, and redaction criticism. The history of this era is hard to grasp, since the Bible has almost nothing to say of the exilic period. The author nevertheless attempts to illuminate the historical and social changes that affected the various Judean groups, drawing heavily on extrabiblical and archaeological evidence. His study also includes the treatment of the exile in later biblical material (Daniel, Tobit, Judith, apocalyptic literature). Thirty-five years after Peter Ackroyd’s classic Exile and Restoration, this book summarizes extensively the results of recent scholarship on this period and builds on them with a number of its own hypotheses.

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directly to the bodies of mammals. Since there were no horses to anoint before the Ur  III period, this can hardly have been the principal application of lard at that time, though I suppose their forerunners, the onager-donkey hybrids, could have received the same treatment. But in any case it is certain

In: The Third Millennium
Author: Selena Wisnom

in Mesopotamian literature the possibility that this is a lion-snake hybrid cannot be ruled out (first suggested by Heidel, 1963: 141; also Foster, 2005: 581). There are archaic seal impressions which may depict such a creature (see Lewis, 1996: 35–36). Cf. Cunningham 1997, text 63: an incantation

In: Weapons of Words: Intertextual Competition in Babylonian Poetry

embodiment (in Göttertypentext and characterizations of hybrid creatures and personified destructive forces), as well as the sense of order and progression (in Ugu-mu, sa . gig , and other texts concerned with interrelationships among different bodily regions and parts). Very often, these different

In: The Third Millennium

.R . Gansell and A. di Ludovico , eds., 194 – 223 . Digital Biblical Studies 2 . Leiden–Boston : Brill , 2018 . Picardo , N. “ Hybrid Households: Institutional Affiliations and Household Identity in the Town of Wah-sut (South Abydos) .” In Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro

In: Journal of Egyptian History

continued amongst archaeozool- ogists and veterinarians about bit-wear on the cheek teeth of equids and how it is produced. In his description of two skeletons of equids (horses or hybrids) from the Phrygian tumuli at Gordion (Central Anatolian Iron Age), Payne claimed that, although the front cor- ners of

In: Journal of Egyptian History

, among others. Examples of material evidence include the remains of shipwrecks and terrestrial sites, as well as elements of physical objects that can help mark them as having been transported from another location, imitated or replicated in local or regional forms, or as ‘hybrid’ products of

In: Naval Warfare and Maritime Conflict in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean

ships: they are found on Syro-Canaanite ships depicted in the 18th dynasty tomb of Kenamun (Theban Tomb 162), as well as on the hybrid vessels depicted in the 19th–20th dynasty tomb of Iniwia ( WSS , 51, 54–60; Figure 22). Figure 22 Egyptian tomb representations of Syro-Canaanite ships featuring

In: Naval Warfare and Maritime Conflict in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean
Author: Daniel A. Frese

temples. 18 These deities were hybrid creatures – typically a winged, human-headed bull or winged, human-headed lion (see Fig. 8.2 ) – and are attested extensively from the Middle Assyrian period (late 12th century) through the end of the reign of Ashurbanipal (mid 7th century). 19 They also reappear

In: The City Gate in Ancient Israel and Her Neighbors
Author: Samuel L. Boyd
In Language Contact, Colonial Administration, and the Construction of Identity in Ancient Israel, Boyd addresses a long-standing critical issue in biblical scholarship: how does the production of the Bible relate to its larger historical, linguistic, and cultural settings in the ancient Near East? Using theoretical advances in the study of language contact, he examines in detail the sociolinguistic landscape during the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Achaemenid periods. Boyd then places the language and literature of Ezekiel and Isaiah in this sociolinguistic landscape. Language Contact, Colonial Administration, and the Construction of Identity in Ancient Israel offers the first book-length incorporation of language contact theory with data from the Bible. As a result, it allows for a reexamination of the nature of contact between biblical authors and a series of Mesopotamian empires beginning with Assyria.

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