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Bibliotheca Orientalis

Quadrimonthly journal containing reviews and bibliographical data on books published on the ancient and modern Near East
Edited by J. Eidem, R.E. Kon, A. van der Kooij, L. Limme, D.J.W. Meijer, J. de Roos en M. Stol. Editorial secretary: C.H. van Zoest.

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Nubian Lexicon in Later Egyptian 13 Feb 2014
The paper is to examine throughout many details to what degree the author of the book under review managed to cope with and fulfil the unquestionable tasks of a compendium of this kind. Namely, how careful the elaboration of the relevant philological and etymological literature on the Later Egyptian words of supposed 'Nubian' (Cushite, Meroitic) origins was as well as to what extent the lexicons (and the most recent lexicographical literature) of the potential neigbouring African source languages were considered for an ingenious etymological analysis.

The Solar Eclipse Omen Texts from enūma anu enlil 13 Feb 2014
This article reconsiders the different numbering systems attested for the series of celestial and meteorological omens called enūma anu enlil (EAE) and suggests possible reasons for these differences. The section of this series with the most divergent tablet numbers concerns the solar eclipse omens. An overview on the structure of this section, which generally covers five tablets, is given. In addition evidence is given for correcting the reading of the incipit of the fifth EAE solar eclipse tablet, which has been previously wrongly reconstructed. The solar eclipse section of EAE tablets can then be seen as the basis for distinguishing five different recensions of the series. Three of them are explicitly said to come from Babylon, and they all exhibit a different numbering of the tablets concerned.

Sundry Early Mesopotamian Artifacts with Votive Inscriptions from a Private Collection 13 Feb 2014
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Italian Studies on Parthian Nisa (Mithradatkert) 13 Feb 2014
Review article of: INVERNIZZI, A., LIPPOLIS, C. – Nisa Partica, Ricerche nel complesso monumentale arsacide 1990-2006 (Monografie di Mesopotamiamia 9 / Missione in Turkmenistan I). Casa Editrice Le Lettere, Firenze, 2008. INVERNIZZI, A. – Nisa Partica, Le sculture ellenistiche (Monografie di Mesopotamiamia 11 / Missione in Turkmenistan II). Casa Editrice Le Lettere, Firenze, 2009. PAPPALARDO, E. – Nisa Partica, I rhyta ellenistici (Monografie di Mesopotamiamia 12 / Missione in Turkmenistan III). Casa Editrice Le Lettere, Firenze, 2010.

Algemeen 11 Feb 2014
BONNET, C., NIEHR, H. - Religionen in der Umwelt des Alten Testaments II. Phönizier, Punier, Aramäer. (Studienbücher Theologie 4,2). Verlag W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart, 2010.

Faraonisch Egypte 11 Feb 2014
BÁRTA, M., COPPENS, F., KREJCI, J. (eds.) - Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague (June 27 - July 5, 2005). Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague, 2006. HAFEMANN, I. (ed.) - Preußen in Ägypten - Ägypten in Preußen. Kulturverlag Kadmos, Berlin, 2010. ASTON, D., BADER, B., GALLORINI, C., NICHOLSON, P., BUCKINGHAM, S. (eds.) - Under the Potter's Tree. Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 204). Peeters, Leuven, 2011. MARTIN, G.T. - Umm el-Qaab VII. Private Stelae of the Early Dynastic Period from the Royal Cemetery at Abydos. (Archäologische Veröffentlichungen 123). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011. STRUDWICK, N. - Texts from the Pyramid Age. (Writings from the Ancient World 16). Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 2005. WERNING, D.A. - Das Höhlenbuch. Textkritische Edition und Textgrammatik. Teil I: Überlieferungsgeschichte und Textgrammatik. Teil II: Textkritische Edition und Übersetzung. (Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe 4: Ägypten 48). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011. MORENZ, L.D., KUHN, R. (eds.) - Vorspann oder formative Phase? Ägypten und der Vordere Orient 3500-2700 v. Chr. (Philippika. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 48). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011. EDEL, E. - Die Felsgräbernekropole der Qubbet el-Hawa bei Assuan. I. Abteilung: Architektur, Darstellungen, Texte, archäologischer Befund und Funde der Gräber QH 24 - QH 34p. Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn, 2008. KAHL, J. - Ancient Asyut. The First Synthesis after 300 Years of Research. (The Asyut Project 1). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2007. EATON-KRAUS, M. - The Thrones, Chairs, Stools, and Footstools from the Tomb of Tutankhamun. The Griffith Institute, Oxford, 2008. ALTMANN, V. - Die Kultfrevel des Seth. Die Gefährdung der göttlichen Ordnung in zwei Vernichtungsritualen der ägyptischen Spätzeit (Urk. VI). (Studies zur spätägyptischen Religion 1). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2010. COONEY, K.M. - The Cost of Death. The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period. (Egyptologische Uitgaven 22). Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, Leiden, 2007. RUSSO, B. - The Territory 'w' and Related Titles during the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period. (GHP Egyptology 13). Golden House Publications, London, 2010.

Grieks-Romeins Egypte 11 Feb 2014
JÖRDENS, A., QUACK, J.F. (eds.) - Ägypten zwischen innerem Zwist und äußerem Druck. Die Zeit Ptolemaios' I. bis VIII. Internationales Symposion Heidelberg 16.-19.9.2007. (Philippika. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 45). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011. RABE, B. - Zwischen Entwurf und Produkt. Die griechisch-römischen Gipsformen aus Ägypten im Museum August Kerstner, Hannover. (Philippika. Marburger Altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 44). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011.

Assyriologie 11 Feb 2014
HALLO, W.W. - The World's Oldest Literature. Studies in Sumerian Belles-Lettres. (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 35). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2010. WOODS, C. - The Grammar of Perspective. The Sumerian Conjugation Prefixes as a System of Voice. (Cuneiform Monographs 32). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2008. OWEN, D.I. (ed.) - Garšana Studies. (Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology 6). CDL Press, Bethesda, 2011. RENGER, J. (ed.) - Assur - Gott, Stadt und Land. 5. Internationales Colloquium der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, 18.-21. Februar 2004 in Berlin. (Colloquien der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 5). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011. BARJAMOVIC, G., HERTEL, T., LARSEN, M.T. - Ups and Downs at Kanesh. Chronology, History and Society in the Old Assyrian Period. (Old Assyrian Archives Studies 5). (PIHANS 120). Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, Leiden, 2012. MACGREGOR, S.L. - Beyond Hearth and Home. Women in the Public Sphere in Neo-Assyrian Society. (State Archives of Assyria Studies 21). State Archives of Assyria Project, Helsinki, 2012. FINKEL, I.L., GELLER, M.J. (eds.) - Disease in Babylonia. (Cuneiform Monographs 36). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2007. PFÄLZNER, P., NIEHR, H., PERNICKA, E., WISSING, A. (eds.) - (Re-)constructing Funerary Rituals in the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the First International Symposium of the Tübingen Post-Graduate School 'Symbols of the Dead' in May 2009. (Qatna Studien Supplement 1). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2012. SHEHATA, D., WEIERSHÄUSER, F., ZAND, K.V. (eds.) - Von Göttern und Menschen. Beiträge zu Literatur und Geschichte des Alten Orients. Festschrift für Brigitte Groneberg. (Cuneiform Monographs 41). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2010. Korte aankondigingen: DERCKSEN, J.G. (ed.) - Anatolia and the Jazira during the Old Assyrian Period. (Old Assyrian Archives Studies 3). Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, Leiden, 2008. ANNUS, A., LENZI, A. - Ludlul bēl nēmeqi. The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer. (State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 7). Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, 2010.

Hettitologie 12 Feb 2014
PUHVEL, J. - Ultima Indoeuropaea. (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 143). Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, 2012.

Semitica 12 Feb 2014
ALEHEGNE, M. - The Ethiopian Commentary on the Book of Genesis. Critical Edition and Translation. (Aethiopistische Forschungen 73). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2011.

Oude Testament 12 Feb 2014
SCHELLENBERG, A. - Der Mensch, das Bild Gottes? Zum Gedanken einer Sonderstellung des Menschen im Alten Testament und in weiteren altorientalischen Quellen. (Abhandlungen zur Theologie des Alten und Neuen Testaments 101). Theologischer Verlag und Buchhandlung AG, Zürich, 2011. GÖRG, M. - Mythos und Mythologie. Studien zur Religionsgeschichte und Theologie. (Ägypten und Altes Testament 70). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2010.

Archeologie 12 Feb 2014
SCHMITT, A.W. - Die Jüngeren Ischtar-Tempel und der Nabû-Tempel in Assur. Architektur, Stratigraphie und Funde. (Baudenkmäler aus assyrischer Zeit 14). (Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 137). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2012. HERRMANN, G., LAIDLAW, S., COFFEY, H. - Ivories from the North West Palace (1845-1992). (Ivories from Nimrud 6). Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2009. KAMLAH, J. (ed.) in cooperation with MICHELAU, H. - Temple Building and Temple Cult. Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in the Levant (2nd-1st Mill. B.C.E.). Proceeedings of a Conference on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Biblical Archaeology at the University of Tübingen (28-30 May 2010). (Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 41). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2012. SAGONA, C. (ed.) - Beyond the Homeland. Markers in Phoenician Chronology. (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement 28). Peeters, Leuven, 2008. PELTENBURG, E. (ed.) - Cyprus. (Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean 2). Brepols, Turnhout, 2013. GÜTSCHOW, C. - Methoden zur Restaurierung von ungebrannten und gebrannten Keilschrifttafeln - Gestern und Heute. (Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient 22). PeWe Verlag, Gladbeck, 2012. MANASSERO, N. - Rhyta e corni potori dall'Età del Ferro all'epoca sasanide. Libagioni pure e misticismo tra la Grecia e il mondo iranico. (BAR International Series 1750). Archaeopress, Oxford, 2008. Korte aankondigingen: KAELIN, O. - 'Modell Ägypten'. Adoption von Innovationen im Mesopotamien des 3. Jahrtausends v. Chr. (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archeologica 26). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2006. NAGEL, W., STROMMENGER, E., EDER, C. - Von Gudea bis Hammurapi. Grundzüge der Kunst und Geschichte in Altvorderasien. (Arbeiten zur Archäologie). Böhlau Verlag GmbH, Köln, 2005.

Arabica 12 Feb 2014
LAFKIOUI, M. (ed.) - African Arabic. Approaches to Dialectology. (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 258). Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York, 2013.

Turcica 12 Feb 2014
WITTEK, P.; edited by HEYWOOD, C. - The Rise of the Ottoman Empire. Studies in the History of Turkey, Thirteenth-Fifteenth Centuries. Royal Asiatic Society, London, 2012.

Varia 12 Feb 2014
Korte aankondigingen: LUISELLI, M.M., MOHN, J., GRIPENTROG, S. (eds.) - Kult und Bild. Die bildliche Dimension des Kultes im Alten Orient, in der Antike und in der Neuzeit. (Diskurs Religion. Beiträge zur Religionsgeschichte und religiösen Zeitgeschichte 1). Ergon Verlag, Würzburg, 2013. DEL OLMO LETE, G., VIDAL, J., WYATT, N. (eds.) - The Perfumes of Seven Tamarisks. Studies in Honour of Wifred G.E. Watson. (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 394). Ugarit Verlag, Münster, 2012. LORETZ, O., RIBICHINI, S., WATSON, W.G.E., ZAMORA, J.Á. (eds.) - Ritual, Religion and Reason. Studies in the Ancient World in Honour of Paolo Xella. (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 404). Ugarit Verlag, Münster, 2013. REINHOLD, G.G.G. (ed.) - Die Zahl Sieben im Alten Orient. Studien zur Zahlensymbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt. Peter Lang AG, Bern, 2008. L'île, regards orientaux. Varia orientalia, biblica et antiqua Hans Hauben in honorem. (Acta Orientalia Belgica 26). Société belge d'études orientales, Bruxelles, 2013. BURGESS, R.W., KULIKOWSKI, M. - Mosaics of Time. The Latin Chronicle Traditions from the First Century BC to the Sixth Century AD. Volume I: A Historical Introduction to the Chronicle Genre from its Origins to the High Middle Ages. (Studies in the Early Middle Ages 33). Brepols, Turnhout, 2013.

Ontvangen boeken 12 Feb 2014
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