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col. 1-210 pp.

Bibliotheca Orientalis LXXX, 1/2 (2023)

2023  |  BiOr Volume 80 1/2 ISSN: 0006-1913


In Memoriam J.T.P. de Bruijn (1931-2023): “A golden treasure in this bowl of dust”

by A.A. Seyed-Gohrab

Kupreyev, M.N. — Deep Roots and Vague Siblings: the Principles of Egyptian Root Formation

Two Egyptian root lexicons appeared recently and differ considerably in their theoretical approaches and composition. This article emerged from the review of the printed edition of the Egyptian Root Lexicon published by Satzinger and Stefanović (2021). It tackles the theoretical and methodological challenges of creating a root lexicon, which have to consider the semantic, morphological, and phonological properties of the lexemes. Semantic aspects include polysemy and homonymy; morphological features deal with root affixation, reduplication and compounding; phonetic aspects embrace sound changes such as palatalization and lenition. In addition, the article evaluates the phonographic parameters, which refer to the correspondence between the hieroglyph and the phoneme as stipulated by Edel (1964), Rössler (1971), Kammerzell (1998), and Takács (1999). I structure the known parameters and suggest including them as a set of tags explaining the root–lexeme correspondence in Egyptian.

Brand, M. — Domestic Archaeology and Ancient Lived Religion: Towards a Synthesis

Recent archaeological projects in Egypt’s western desert have brought to light a wealth of new material pertaining to the architecture of Roman and Late Antique houses. This review article engages with two synthesising publications in order to flesh out some of the most important insights deriving from the excavation of ancient Kellis (modern Ismant el-Kharab), and other domestic settings and monuments examined by one of the excavators of Trimithis (modern Amheida), for religion and everyday life 'at home'. A third volume examining the interplay between literary and archeological sources, finally, offers methodological insights for the study of housing throughout the ancient Mediterranean world.

Tulaikov, J. — Towards a Reconstruction of the Balaĝ É-tùr-gin7 niĝin-na-àm: A New “Long-Distance” Join of Two Fragments Housed in Leiden and London

The present article presents a new join of two Late Babylonian fragments housed in two different collections: LB 2627 from the Böhl collection at the Netherlands Institute for the Near East and BM 78401 from the British Museum. This join contributes to the reconstruction of the Balaĝ É-tùr-gin7 niĝin-na-àm in the first millennium BCE.

Bekkum, K. van — The Division of the Land in Joshua 13–19 and the Epistemic Status of Its Diachronic Reconstruction

This article reviews two monographs on the literary presentation of the distribution of the Promised Land, as described in Joshua 13-19 from the angle of the epistemic status of arguments for literary and redaction criticism. Both studies turn out to be excellent examples in making detailed observations and building them into a consistent view of the texts under discussion. At the same time, both monographs make it clear that controversial assumptions play a greater role in the reconstruction of the origin and development of the text, when less external data are available and less reflection is made on the probability of the reconstruction.

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Faraonisch Egypte, Grieks-Romeins Egypte, Christelijk Egypte, Assyriologie, Hettitologie, Semitisch, Hebreeuws, Oude Testament, Archeologie, Arabica, Iranica, Achaemeniden, Oosters Christendom, Islam



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