Echoes from the Past

by Shmuel Aḥituv


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Retail: $98.00
Size: 6 x 9.25 inches
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 526
Pub Date: 2008
ISBN: 9789652207081
ISBN-13: 9789652207081
Item Number: 562590
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Echoes from the Past: Hebrew and Cognate Inscriptions from the Biblical Period by Shmuel Aḥituv is a collection of inscriptions dating to the First Temple period. Translated from the Hebrew into English by the renowned scholar Anson F. Rainey, this book has been revised and expanded to include over 220 inscriptions. They originate from kingdoms on both sides of the River Jordan: Judah and Israel, Philistia, Edom, Ammon, and Moab. The inscriptions from Judah and Israel are in Hebrew, while the others are written in languages close enough to make them accessible to any reader of Hebrew.

This book contains a photograph and/or facsimile of each inscription, with transcriptions in both pointed and unpointed Hebrew, as well as English translation and commentary. Every item, or group of items, is preceded by introductory remarks and followed by translations, interpretations and references. A new appendix on the Aramaic Tel Dan inscription is included in Echoes from the Past, along with a glossary of proper names and indices.

Author Bio

Shmuel Aḥituv, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has written several books and is currently the editor of the Be’er Sheva Series of the Department of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University. He is also the editor of Mikra Leyisrael (Bible for Israel) commentary, and an editor of the Israel Exploration Journal.