Writing and Ancient Near East Society

Writing and Ancient Near East Society : Essays in Honor of Alan R Millard

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This book honors the significant and enduring work of Old Testament scholar Alan Millard. The contributors to this festschrift take up all of his concerns with the relationship between writing, the development and Israel, and ancient Near Eastern society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 640g
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0567026914
  • 9780567026910

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"The entries address issues of writing in ancient Israel, Ugarit, Medea and Greece, to name but a few civilizations covered. The essays are all quite focused in their topics and scholarly in their approaches. These topics include the question of literacy in oral cultures, reading ancient inscriptions, prophetic oracles and writing, and the challenges posed by transliteration. Unlike other volumes of this kind, this one includes an essay written by Millard herself. In it he discusses the role of "accident" in archaeological discoveries and the survival of the data discovered. This is a book by scholars for scholars." -The Bible Today, May/June 2006
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About Elizabeth A. Slater

Professor E.A. Slater is Professor of Archaeology, University of Liverpool. Professor C.B. Mee is Professor of Aegean Archaeology, University of Liverpool. Dr. Piotr Bienkowski is Head of Collections and Academic Development, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester.
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