Thursday, July 05, 2007

ARAMAIC WATCH: A new book coming soon from Brill, via Jack Sasson's Agade list:
Les manuscripts araméens du Wadi Daliyeh et la Samarie vers 450-332 av. J.-C.
Jan Dušek

Expected: August 2007

ISBN-13 (i)The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) has been changed from 10 to 13 digits on 1 January 2007: 978 90 04 16178 8

Cover: Hardback
Number of pages: xvi, 682 pp. (French)

List price: € 190.00 / US$ 257.00

All those interesed in the Old Testament, the history of Palestine and the ancient Near East, Hebrew and Aramaic philology and epigraphy, theology, papyrology, and history of law.

About the author(s)
Jan Dušek, Ph.D. (2005) in History and Archaeology of Ancient Worlds, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris/France, works as a researcher in the Centre for Biblical Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Charles University in Prague.

This book deals with the manuscripts from the Wadi Daliyeh (Samaria Papyri) written in Aramaic in the 4th century BCE in the city of Samaria, in the last decades of the Persian Period. The book contains a complete edition of the Wadi Daliyeh manuscripts, their new historical interpretation and an analysis of their legal aspects. The historical interpretation shed new light on the history of Samaria and its institutions in the Persian period, as well as on the history of the Persian province of Judaea. The book is particulary useful for historians of Palestine in the Second Temple Period, for biblical scholars as well as for scholars dealing with Near Eastern legal texts.