Assyriology

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archeology of the ancient Assyrians

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While biblical Israel and Judah should naturally have been included within "Bible lands," in practice this designation was primarily used by Assyriologists to refer to their work on the broader geographical setting of the Bible outside of Palestine, and particularly on Iraq.
Reportedly, the moment he detected the flood story upon a fragmented cuneiform tablet he was deciphering in the British Museum one November day in 1872, the brilliant young Assyriologist George Smith commented about being the first person to read this after more than two thousand years, and then leapt up, ran about the room, and, to the amazement of those present, began to undress.
Given Lambert's reputation as a first-class Assyriologist, the transliterations presumably represent their cuneiform originals accurately.
The two case-studies that follow are merely to demonstrate the potential of ancient Near Eastern materials to shed light on Abbasid ones, and a fuller treatment by Assyriologists is very likely to produce far more detailed results.
In 1978 one of the world's most distinguished Assyriologists wrote, 'a systematic and critical inventory of the technological achievements of Mesopotamian civilization is needed to establish the degree to which Mesopotamian man succeeded in mastering nature, an essential aspect of the man-nature relationship in any civilization.
Assyriologists engaged in the study of literature have identified the existence of quotations borrowed from other texts since the early days of the discipline, although back then they did not refer to those citations as "intertextuality" because this neologism appeared only in the late 1960s.
ikribli, and Tanzitu, and their cultural setting, offering a careful presentation of what these words might mean, how Assyriologists have used them, and their usefulness for a modern typology.
Charpin asks many questions that perhaps an interested public may want to have answered, but that Assyriologists do not often think about.
In this way, her work is an aid as well as an inducement to current and succeeding generations of Assyriologists and Classicists to further their studies on the intellectual cultures of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and beyond, and to investigate more thoroughly their contributions, interaction, and legacy.
Proust discusses the paleo-Babylonian tablets and develops a typology based on the vocabulary of the ancient scribes rather than that of Assyriologists.
In any case, it is for the Assyriologists to assess this hypothesis.
Ben has been one of the few Assyriologists of his generation who successfully withstood the common trend toward over-specialization without compromising the quality of his own scholarship, as is amply documented by his extensive bibliography (pp.
Nunn contributes a lively, interesting, and well-documented study of imagery and its absence, or image versus object, with particular reference to the betyl-stones, best known to Assyriologists at Mari, not to mention the Stelenreihe at Assur.
Of particular interest to Assyriologists are the rituals in which support is enlisted from Istar of Nineveh (pp.
The book is written with a clarity and precision that make its arguments accessible not only to Assyriologists, but also to theoretical linguists, for whom this book is unquestionably an invaluable resource, as well as to a more general audience of interested readers wishing to know more about one of the world's oldest languages.