Books Received

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Books Received


I. Ancient Near East

ACKERMAN, SUSAN. When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2005. Pp. xvi + 353. $45.

ALBENDA, PAULINE. Ornamental Wall Painting in the Art of the Assyrian Empire. Cuneiform Monographs, vol. 28. Leiden: Brill/Styx, 2005. Pp. xiii + 148, illus. [euro]99.

ARNOLD, BILL T. Who Were the Babylonians? SBL Archaeological and Biblical Studies, vol. 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004. Pp. xi + 148, illus. $15.95 (paper).

BALTER, MICHAEL. The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization. New York: Free Press, 2005. Pp. 400, illus. $27.

BARMASH, PAMELA. Homicide in the Biblical World. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005. Pp. xvi + 253. $70 (cloth); $25.99 (paper).

BARNETT, PAUL. The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years, After Jesus, vol. 1. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005. Pp. x + 230. $15 (paper).

BECKER, DAN. Arabic Sources of Isaac Ben Barun's Book of Comparison between the Hebrew and the Arabic Languages. Texts and Studies in the Hebrew Language and Related Subjects, vol. 12. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2005. Pp. viii + 227. (Hebrew).

BELFIORE, STEFANO. Il periplo del Mare Eritreo di anonimo del I sec. D.C. e altri testi sul commercio fra Roma e l'Oriente attraverso l'Oceano Indiano e la Via della Seta. Rome: Societa Geografica Italiana, 2004. Pp. 278, illus. (paper).

BERTMAN, STEPHEN. Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp. xiii + 396, illus. $19.95 (paper).

BICKEL, SUSANNE, and BERNARD MATHIEU, eds. D'un monde a l'autre: Textes des pyramides, textes des sarcophages. Bibliotheque d'Etude, vol. 139. Cairo: Institut Francais d'Archaeologie Orientale, 2004. Pp. vii + 311, illus. (paper).

BIENERT, HANS-DIETER, and JUTTA HASER, eds. Men of Dikes and Canals: The Archaeology of Water in the Middle East. Orient-Archaologie, vol. 13. Rahden, Westphalia: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 2004. Pp. xi + 424, illus.

BILLING, NILS. Nut: The Goddess of Life in Text and Iconography. Uppsala Studies in Egyptology, vol. 5. Uppsala: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala Univ., 2002. Pp. viii + 490, illus. (paper).

BLACK, JEREMY; GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM; ELEANOR ROBSON; and GABOR ZOLYOMI. The Literature of Ancient Sumer. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004. Pp. lxiii + 372, illus. $120.

BLAKE, EMMA, and A. BERNARD KNAPP, eds. The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory. Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, vol. 6. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2005. Pp. xvi + 333, illus. $34.95 (paper).

BOCCACCINI, GABRIELE, ed. Enoch and Qumran Origins: New Light on a Forgotten Connection. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005. Pp. xviii + 454. $40 (paper).

BORDREUIL, PIERRE, and DENNIS PARDEE. Manuel d'Ougaritique. 2 vols. Paris: Geuthner, 2004. Pp. 177, 206, CD-ROM. [euro]25, 29 (paper).

BRIESE, MARIA BERG, and LEIF ERIK VAAG, eds. Trade Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity. Halicarnassian Studies, vol. 3. Odense: Univ. Press of Southern Denmark, 2005. Pp. 256, illus. $35.00. [Distrib. in North America by International Specialized Book Services, Portland, Or.]

BROWN, JUDITH ANNE. John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005. Pp. xvi + 288, illus. $25.

CALAMENT, FLORENCE. La revelation d'Antinoe par Albert Gayet: Histoire, archeologie, museographie. 2 vols. Bibliotheque d'Etudes Coptes, vol. 18. Cairo: Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale, 2005. Pp. xxii + 616, illus.

CAMERON, RON, and MERRILL P. MILLER, eds. Redescribing Christian Origins. SBL Symposium Series, vol. 28. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004. …

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