Cuneiform in Canaan: Cuneiform Sources from the Land of by Wayne Horowitz, Takayoshi Oshima, Seth L. Sanders

By Wayne Horowitz, Takayoshi Oshima, Seth L. Sanders

One of many earliest surviving manifestations of the cultural historical past of the Land of Israel in precedent days is using the cuneiform script, from the center Bronze Age to the Iron Age. The Cuneiform in Canaan quantity provides for the 1st time the complete corpus of all ninety one cuneiform pills and inscribed gadgets which have been recovered from the Land of Israel, together with cuneiform drugs from the Bronze Age towns of Canaan, texts from the towns of the Philistines, and inscriptions from the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. the amount, which gives severe versions, updated bibliographies and dialogue for every resource, is the end result of the paintings of the Cuneiform in Canaan study venture of the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem, less than the directorship of Dr. Wayne Horowitz of the dep. of old close to jap stories.

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Any successful interpretation of Beth Shean 2 must explain why the letter was written in the unique physical form of a clay cylinder. If it is merely a letter to Lab'aya from an official from Shechem named Tagi, as argued by Na'aman, why the unusual shape? Lines 7-8 Inf. of sapiiru, hence the translation "dispatch", which is both a verb and a noun. For the parallels from Amarna, see Horowitz 1996a: 212. 48 CUNEIFORM IN CANAAN Mannum ... "Who is ... 2 However, the unusual writing with an apparent long avowel (perhaps for manum I manum) leaves this interpretation open to question.

1, copy, pp. 23), reprinted in Owen et al. 1987: 1-15 Studies: Kochavi 1981: 80; Singer 1983: 3-25; 1999: 698, 716; Edzard 1985: 251; Zadok 1996: 114; Rallo 2002: 243-244; Hess 2003: 44-45; NEAEHL: 69 (photo) Date: Late Bronze Age, ca. 1230 BCE Language: Akkadian Find Information: Aphek, Area X, Building 1104, also known as "government house"; see Owen 1981: 1 The historical background and immediate circumstances of this letter are discussed in depth in Singer 1983 with a later short summary in Singer 1999: 716.

5' ASx [ ... a-n[a ... s[a ... 4 ........ ] X mdijum-ba-ni-[ga-as . . KUR Kar-a]l-lu KUR Sur-d[ a .. ..... KUR M]a-da-a-a K[UR ... v v , [ v h . . . . . dA]. s-sur usav -n'b ... ]x[ ... TRANSLATION 1 2 3 4 5 ....... ] . Humbani[gas .. ... the land of Kara]llu, the land of Surd[ a ... the land of the M]edes, the 1[ and ... A ]ssur, I [laid waste .. . : . ] . [ .. 40 CUNEIFORM IN CANAAN Ashdod 2-4: Fragments ofNeo-Assyrian Stelae These three fragments come from at least two separate originals.

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