A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian

Author: Jeremy A. Black,Andrew George,J. N. Postgate

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447042642

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 450

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Akkadian, comprising the Babylonian, Assyrian and Old Akkadian dialects, is the earliest known Semitic language, attested from the middle of the 3rd millenium B.C. until the time of Christ. It was widely adopted in the ancient Near East as a written vehicle for scholarship, literature, legal and diplomatic affairs. It is the language of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Code of Hammurapi, the inscriptions of the kings of Assyria and Babylonia and countless legal and administrative documents.A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian has been prepared for the convenience of students and scholars on the basis of Wolfram von Sodens Akkadisches Handworterbuch updated with reference to the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and other sources. It aims to include all certainly attested words with variant forms, dialect and period distribution, logographic writings and English meanings (but not textual citations). A list of roots assists in tracking down the right entries.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

"I Undertook Great Works"

The Ideology of Domestic Achievements in West Semitic Royal Inscriptions

Author: Douglas J. Green

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161501685

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 8190

Traditionally, scholars study ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions to reconstruct the events they narrate. In recent decades, however, a new approach has analyzed these inscriptions as products of royal ideology and has delineated the way that ideology has shaped their narration of historical events. This ideologically-sensitive approach has focused on kings' accounts of their military campaigns. This study applies this approach to the narration of royal domestic achievements, first in the Neo-Assyrian inscriptional tradition, but especially in nine West Semitic inscriptions from the 10th to 7th centuries B.C.E. and describes how these accounts also function as the products of royal ideology.
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The Isaianic Denkschrift and a Socio-Cultural Crisis in Yehud

A Rereading of Isaiah 6:1-9:6[7]

Author: Alexander Prokhorov

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525540442

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1338

English summary: This study of the Isaianic Denkschrift (Isaiah 6:1-9:6) is both a traditional and an innovative one. It defends the integrity of the Denkschrift, yet on grounds wholly other than those outlined by the early proponents of the unity of the composition. The present work is founded on an inquiry into the ideological matrix of the composition on one hand and, on the other, on the understanding of the activity of mantic (prophetic) figures in the Near East during the early first millennium BCE that has emerged in recent scholarship. The presentation of Yahweh as a royal character in the Denkschrift is interpreted as an integral part of the symbolic universe promoted by the composition. Several levels of social discourse of the Denkschrift are identified: the author(s) is simultaneously engaged in the creation of Judaean autonomous cultural identity, in polemical activity with the rival Yahwist community (the North, or Samaria) and in the safeguarding of the privileged position of the former Babylonian exiles among the community of Jerusalem and Judah. Two interrelated hypotheses are developed in the book: regarding the historical milieu in which the Denkschrift was composed and regarding the place of the composition in the formation of First Isaiah. As for the first, Prokhorov proposes that the early second-temple community of Yehud matches the profile of a society whose problems the Denkschrift is addressing and reflecting. As for the second, the author maintains the view that the Denkschrift marks one of the final stages of the creation of First Isaiah whose original nucleus consisted of the Hezekiah narrative (now found in chapters 36-39 of Isaiah), which, in turn, modified the respective Deuteronomistic material. German description: This study of the Isaianic Denkschrift (Isaiah 6:1-9:6) is both a traditional and an innovative one. It defends the integrity of the Denkschrift, yet on grounds wholly other than those outlined by the early proponents of the unity of the composition. The present work is founded on an inquiry into the ideological matrix of the composition on one hand and, on the other, on the understanding of the activity of mantic (prophetic) figures in the Near East during the early first millennium BCE that has emerged in recent scholarship. The presentation of Yahweh as a royal character in the Denkschrift is interpreted as an integral part of the symbolic universe promoted by the composition. Several levels of social discourse of the Denkschrift are identified: the author(s) is simultaneously engaged in the creation of Judaean autonomous cultural identity, in polemical activity with the rival Yahwist community (the North, or Samaria) and in the safeguarding of the privileged position of the former Babylonian exiles among the community of Jerusalem and Judah. Two interrelated hypotheses are developed in the book: regarding the historical milieu in which the Denkschrift was composed and regarding the place of the composition in the formation of First Isaiah. As for the first, Prokhorov proposes that the early second-temple community of Yehud matches the profile of a society whose problems the Denkschrift is addressing and reflecting. As for the second, the author maintains the view that the Denkschrift marks one of the final stages of the creation of First Isaiah whose original nucleus consisted of the Hezekiah narrative (now found in chapters 36-39 of Isaiah), which, in turn, modified the respective Deuteronomistic material.
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Textiles in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

A Study on Textile Terminology in Assyrian Texts

Author: Salvatore Gaspa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501503057

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 6304

This book brings together our present-day knowledge about textile terminology in the Akkadian language of the first-millennium BC. In fact, the progress in the study of the Assyrian dialect and its grammar and lexicon has shown the increasing importance of studying the language as well as cataloging and analysing the terminology of material culture in the documentation of the first world empire. The book analyses the terms for raw materials, textile procedures, and textile end products consumed in first-millennium BC Assyria. In addition, a new edition of a number of written records from Neo-Assyrian administrative archives completes the work. The book also contains a number of tables, a glossary with all the discussed terms, and a catalogue of illustrations. In light of the recent development of textile research in ancient languages, the book is aimed at providing scholars of Ancient Near Eastern studies and ancient textile studies with a comprehensive work on the Assyrian textiles.
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Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress

Author: Marie-Louise Nosch,C_cile Michel,Mary Harlow

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977228

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 7445

Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and dress studies by discussing archaeological, iconographical and textual evidence within a broad geographical and chronological spectrum. The thirteen chapters explore issues, such as the analysis of textile tools, especially spindle whorls, and textile imprints for reconstructing textile production in contexts as different as Neolithic Transylvania, the Early Bronze Age North Aegean and the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean; the importance of cuneiform clay tablets as a documentary source for both drawing a detailed picture of the administration of a textile industry and for addressing gender issues, such as the construction of masculinity in the Sumerian kingdoms of the 3rd millennium BC; and discussions of royal and priestly costumes and clothing ornaments in the Mesopotamian kingdom of Mari and in Mycenaean culture. Textile terms testify to intensive exchanges between Semitic and Indo-European languages, especially within the terminology of trade goods. The production and consumption of textiles and garments are demonstrated in 2nd millennium Hittite Anatolia; from 1st millennium BC Assyria, a cross-disciplinary approach combines texts, realia and iconography to produce a systematic study of golden dress decorations; and finally, the important discussion of fibres, flax and wool, in written and archaeological sources is evidence for delineating the economy of linen and the strong symbolic value of fibre types in 1st millennium Babylonia and the Southern Levant. The volume is part of a pair together with Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress: An Interdisciplinary Anthology edited by Mary Harlow and Marie-Louise Nosch.
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Method in Unit Delimitation

Author: M.C.A. Korpel,Joseph Oesch,Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047423690

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6950

In this volume selected papers from several Pericope meetings have been combined into a thematic volume, dealing with the method of unit delimitation. A hitherto unnoticed Tibero-Palestinian manuscript from Paris is discussed, as well as the text divisions in the Leviticus and Joshua Codices from the Schoyen collection and a fifth-century lectionary. The volume closes with a proposal for a new polyglot Bible, containing data with regard to unit delimitation from our traditions, Hebrew, Greek, Syriac and Latin. The Pericope Series aims at making available data on unit delimitation found in biblical and related manuscripts to the scholarly world and provides a platform for evaluating this hitherto largely neglected evidence for the benefit of biblical interpretation.
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An English-to-Akkadian Companion to the Assyrian Dictionaries

Author: Mark E. Cohen

Publisher: Capital Decisions Limited

ISBN: 9781934309360

Category: Reference

Page: 238

View: 2481

Akkadian words are grouped under English synonyms or by subject category, e.g., legal terms or tree names. Based on 3 Assyrian dictionaries: The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, and Assyrian-English-Assyrian Dictionary. This is a somewhat "reverse" dictionary.
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Introduction to Akkadian

Author: Richard I. Caplice,Daniel C. Snell

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876535666

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 106

View: 7057

The present edition of the Introduction to Akkadian is fully revised, and supplied with indices to the Akkadian vocabularies and sign-lists, an English-Akkadian glossary, and a paradigm of the strong verbs. The Introduction is intended as a tool in offering a twelve lessons or one semester course in essential Akkadian grammar. The reading exercises in transliteration and in cuneiform are designed to introduce the student to common vocabulary and basic cuneiform signs. The exercises are chosen from Old Babylonian, but signs are introduced, as is customary, in their Neo-Assyrian form. In addition to the twelve lessons, there are appendices dealing with Akkadian phonetics and metrology, indices, and a paradigm of the strong verb.
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Studia Orientalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789519380728

Category: East Asia

Page: 503

View: 6726

Posted in East Asia

A Guide to Biblical Research

Author: Stanisław Bazyliński

Publisher: Gregorian University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibles

Page: 281

View: 3402

The present volume presents important and useful information to students doing exegetical research in Sacred Scripture. The Guide is arranged in six chapters, which endeavor to respond to students' questions regarding: the primary sources of the biblical text (chapter one), a survey of available biblical bibliographical research tools (chapter two), a panorama of reference works, such as concordances, synopses, lexicons, grammars, etc., and an essential bibliography on exegetical methods (chapter three). Particular attention is given to the literary types occurring in the Bible (chapter four), followed by some suggestions in organizing the writing of an exegetical study (chapter five). Finally, some practical rules are provided on how to make accurate bibliographic citations in footnotes and in a bibliography (chapter six).
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Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005

Author: Robert D. Biggs,Jennie Myers,Martha Tobi Roth

Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 9612

Selection of papers and posters presented at the 51st meeting of the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale - International Congress of Assyriology & Near Eastern Archaeology, organized by Martha T. Roth, Jennie Myers, Walter Farber in 2005.
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An Akkadian Handbook

Paradigms, Helps, Glossary, Logograms, and Sign List

Author: Douglas B. Miller,R. Mark Shipp

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9780931464867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

View: 491

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Manual of Akkadian

Author: David Marcus

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

View: 5761

A self-teaching manual of Akkadian, the language of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), this unique text is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of any Semitic language.
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Die Sprache

Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

Author: Wilhelm Havers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philology

Page: N.A

View: 6673

"Festschrift für Prof. W. Havers": v. 1.
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Before the Muses

An Anthology of Akkadian Literature

Author: Benjamin Read Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883053765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1044

View: 9142

"Before the Muses offers a comprehensive anthology in new English translations, of the best writing from the Mesopotamian lands of Babylonia and Assyria: myths, epics, love poetry, prophecy, hymns, prayers, stories, wisdom, proverbs, and magic spells. The richness and variety of this ancient written legacy reveal the ideas, beliefs, feelings, and artful expression of men and women who speak to us from the dawn of civilization."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Sumerian Lexicon

A Dictionary Guide to the Ancient Sumerian Language

Author: John Alan Halloran

Publisher: Logogram Pub

ISBN: 9780978642907

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 318

View: 6550

With 6,400 entries, this is the most complete available lexicon of ancient Sumerian vocabulary. It replaces version 3 of the author's Sumerian Lexicon , which has served an audience of over 380,000 visitors at the web site www.sumerian.org since 1999. This published version adds over 2,600 new entries, and corrects or expands many of the previous entries. Also, following the express wish of a majority of online lexicon users, it has merged together and sorted the logogram words and the compound words into purely alphabetical order. This book will be an indispensable reference for anyone trying to translate Sumerian texts. Also, due to the historical position of ancient Sumer as the world's first urban civilisation, cultural and linguistic archaeologists will discover a wealth of information for research.
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Baghdader Mitteilungen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iraq

Page: N.A

View: 7088

Posted in Iraq

Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft

Author: Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan,Jens Kotjatko-Reeb,Jürgen Tübach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868290677

Category: Civilization, Oriental

Page: 581

View: 6390

Posted in Civilization, Oriental

Of god(s), trees, kings, and scholars

Neo-Assyrian and related studies in honour of Simo Parpola

Author: Mikko Luukko,Saana Svärd,Raija Mattila,Simo Parpola

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 503

View: 7288

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Cuneiform

Ancient Scripts

Author: Irving Finkel,Jonathan Taylor

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN: 9781606064474

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 5416

Cuneiform script on clay tablets is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. The resilience of clay has permitted these records to survive for thousands of years, providing a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, and religious institutions of the ancient Near Eastern societies that used this writing system. A concise and accessible introduction to the topic, this book traces the history of cuneiform from its beginnings in the fourth millennium BC to its eventual demise in the face of the ever expanding use of alphabetic Aramaic in the first millennium BC. The authors explain how this pre-alphabetic system worked and how it was possible to use it to record so many different languages. Drawing on examples from the British Museum, which has the largest and most venerable cuneiform collection in the world, this lively volume includes elementary school exercises, revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for royal libraries.
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