This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during June & July 2018. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that e-book content is accessible
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Engraved on stone: Mesopotamian cylinder seals and seal inscriptions in the old Babylonian period / by Rony Feingold. – Nineveh and its remains: the gripping journals of the man who discovered the buried Assyrian cities / Austen Henry Layard. [reprint of work originally published in 1849] Remembering the dead in the ancient Near East: recent contributions from bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology / [edited by] Benjamin W.
Ugaritic inscription on an axe. Image from WikiMedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ugaritic_inscription_on_an_axe.jpg This article from the Jewish Daily Forward (New York) looks at how the ancient language Ugaritic (written in cuneiform characters) was decoded and how scholars noted its linguistic similarities to other Semitic languages of the ancient Near East, such as Phoenician and Biblical-era Hebrew Click here to read the article in Forward If you want to follow “Philologos’s’” recommendation and