Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 13, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Canaanite religion according to the liturgical text of Ugarit [2nd edn ] / Gregorio del Olmo Lete. Transl. by W. G. E. Watson. Knowledge and wisdom: archaeological and historical essays in honour of Leah Di Segni / edited by Giovanni C. Bottini, L. Daniel Chrupcala, Joseph Patrich Memory and the city in ancient Israel / edited by Diana V. Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi. Prophétisme et

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations State correspondence from the New Kingdom to the Roman Empire: the role of long-distance communication in the cohesion of early empires / edited by Karen Radner. Hittites: an Anatolian Empire / Metin Alparslan, Meltem Alparslan-Dogan (eds.) = Hititler : bir Anadolu imparatorlugu / Metin Alparslan, Meltem Alparslan-Dogan (eds.) Götterwort in Menschenmund : Studien zur Prophetie in Assyrien, Israel und Juda / Manfred Weippert. Neo-Babylonian trial records

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 7, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Cyrus the Great: an ancient Iranian king / edited by Touraj Daryaee  “Thus speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period / edited by Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad. Models of Mesopotamian landscapes: how small-scale processes contributed to the growth of early civilizations / edited by T.J. Wilkinson, McGuire Gibson and Magnus Widell  Literature as politics, politics as

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Book review: Women and the Messianic heresy of Sabbatai Zevi

By Mary Fisk|September 10, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Religions|0 comments

Ada Rapoport-Albert’s latest book Women and the Messianic heresy of Sabbatai Zevi: 1666-1815 explores the role of female prophets, mystics and religious activities in the “heretical” Sabbathaian Jewish sect of the 17th to early 19th century, making comparisons with the role of women among the Hasidim at the time and contending that pre-modern roots of “feminism” can be found among the Sabbathaians rather than the Hasidim. She also looks at the place of Jewish female prophets

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