The 23 papers in this volume celebrate both Civil's 90th birthday and the 90th anniversary of Sumerology emerging as a distinct field within Assyriology
and Ancient Near East studies.
Though the Metallist view of the origins of money dominates mainstream economics, it finds no support in any of the academic literature from history, anthropology, numismatics, sociology, Assyriology
, religion, and other.
Spanning the fields of Assyriology
, Hebrew Bible, and Dead Sea Scrolls, the book underscores how prophetie communication serves as a vehicle for resistance to power or support of authority.
Adler, the most important member of the society, had served as a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University and then as the librarian at the Smithsonian Institute where he taught Semitic languages and wrote articles on comparative religion, Assyriology
and Semitic philology.
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Dedicated to Pinhas Artzi (Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1990) pp.
The research will be carried out by three team members: the PI (P1 and P4), a PhD in Assyriology
(P2) and a post-doctoral researcher in Biblical Studies specialized in the Second Temple period (P3 and P4).
A member of New York's intellectual elite, with a BA from Columbia and a PhD from Johns Hopkins, he had participated in an archaeological expedition to Mesopotamia before writing his doctoral thesis on Assyriology
Shirley Graetz didn't set out to become an expert in Assyriology
, but passion for ancient tablet writing isn't generally the kind of thing that's planned in advance.
Participants included scholars of the classics, ancient history biblical studies, Assyriology
, Iranology, patristics, the history of science, and Renaissance studies.
In this sense, it is indeed quite ironic that the "Father of American Assyriology
," David Gordon Lyon (cf.
is a relatively recent discipline and a new understanding is necessary.
The former Birmingham University academic worked in its Assyriology
section from 1964 and was appointed Emeritus Professor in 1993, just before his retirement.